Thursday, August 30, 2012


Wanted to share a few more photos of my garden.
These really make me happy!!
Hope they brighten your day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

special snack

Banana cupcakes...
With just a little cream cheese frosting:)

Such a yummy afternoon snack!
My sweet sister gave me this milk glass cake stand for my birthday.
She is such a blessing to me!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

more inspiration...

I took a little walk around my backyard and found these blooms.
They are so beautiful.
The patterns are so amazing.

Don't you agree?

Monday, August 20, 2012

inspirational raindrops

Nature always inspires me.
Yesterday, I noticed beautiful patterns
created from raindrops falling in my birdbath.
Each design is so individual, so unique, so original,
just like us!
I am longing to get back in my studio...
this may just be the beginning of a new painting:)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

morning light

There is something so very enchanting about the light this time of year.
It's perfectly golden.  Have you noticed?  

Friday, August 17, 2012

mama's garden

One of my favorite things about visiting mama's house is 
to walk around her yard and see all the lovely flowers she has tended to all summer.
She had so many pretty ones this year.
Thought I would share the beauty with you:)
I love that my mom and grandmothers taught me to love gardening.  
Hoping I pass the desire to garden along to my kiddos!

Beautiful hydrangeas...

Wish you could smell this gardenia...

And I wish you could taste these blueberries!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

comfort food

We've had cooler weather the last few days.  It's such a treat!
I am longing for fall.  Are you?
This time of the year, I want comfort food.  
Last night I made banana bread.  
It was so yummy. 

Monday, August 13, 2012


I'm super excited that Trader Joe's opened last week!
We enjoyed french toast Sunday morning using their 
delicious Country White Organic Bread and organic strawberries.
Shopping at Trader Joe's is awesome!!

Sunday evening I used Trader Joe's pizza dough and Sauce to make a yummy veggie pizza.
I used zucchini, basil, and tomatoes from our garden.
It was delish:)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Orleans Favorites

Fountain at Pat O'Briens...

Lafayette Cemetery

Piano Playing

Beautiful Sunset

Trolley Rides...

yummy cuisine

Many stops at Cafe Du Monde...

Mr. Tidy snapping me enjoying the beignets:)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

summer days

We've had some cooler weather lately, and I absolutely love it!
As much as I have enjoyed this summer, I can't wait for fall.
I'm ready to plant mums and pansies, go to football games, 
wear gray fleece, snuggle on the sofa, watch the leaves fall, 
bake pumpkin pies, and make chili for dinner.
I know we still have quite a bit of warm weather left, 
so I'll try to wait patiently.  
The above picture is one of my favorites from this summer.  
It will forever remind me of happy summer days!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

New Orleans

Mr. Tidy and I had a lovely visit to New Orleans this summer.
I fell in love with these...