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Monday, March 30, 2015

More Waffles...???

I love waffles....
always have.

I've posted about them several times because, to moi,
they aren't only tasty.....



they are pretty.....
worthy of many many photos.... 

aren't they so fun ! 



My mama didn't make waffles thru the week when I was a child 
but we had them almost every Saturday morning.


I won the BEST waffle iron a few years back....
and I've used it for waaay more than waffles.





My blogging buddy, RUE, loves waffles, too...
and she kindly allowed me to steal photos of her pretty waffles...


 I just LUV her waffle maker...
the design is so pretty.


Oh, Rue, this looks just like a stack of beautiful flowers...

YUM...


.....don't they look sooo good.
"Thanks, Rue."

Some of you may remember her original blog from several years ago...
MY PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY LIFE.


We like fresh strawberries with ours, too, Rue.

When you go by to see her pretty blog, you'll find out that
SHE is also pretty...looks a lot like one of my favorite actors,
VIVIAN LEIGH...
OOO...
and please tell her bj said HEY.



I think my favorite of all waffles are
PECAN WAFFLES...
One of my best friend's mom always made them for us when I spent the night.
I can still see Mrs. Reed, in her 50's apron, asking,
"how many can you eat, Jean?" I always wanted to say,"25" but
settled for 1.
xoxoxo

I didn't have enuf sense back then to ask for her recipe...
I just assumed she'd be there to make them for us
FOREVER....
*heavy sigh
She passed away years ago...
and just last year,
my friend, her daughter,
lost her fight with cancer.

OOO...
and don't be a FROZEN WAFFLE SNOB...


They are totally delicious and my freezer is NEVER without a box of them.
Have you ever warmed one and then added plain ole CREAM CHEESE...
just knocks your socks off...

Tweak it Tues.
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spring Ideas from Country Living ~

always has such great crafts and other inspiration for the season.
I was browsing their site a few nights ago and really got the CRAFTING bug...

I am blessed to have my mama's pin cushions (and one that belonged to my daddy)

but aren't these polka dot ones so colorful and cute....

I think we all have MASON JAR LUV....
these are transformed into beautiful vases with GOLD LEAF.
 I love these...

For a more country look...
I've had the above photo in my INSPIRATION FILE forever..
and I've been saving all the cute bottles with amazing graphics on the labels
to do this very thing...

How cute for a summer centerpiece with flowers...
I love that idea.
To me, it's all about the GRAPHICS...!
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I was so surprised to see these little bird place cards...
this is a craft of several years ago.

Some of you may remember a post I did not long ago about making these little cuties...


These really are a breeze to make
and they are as cute as can be.



Every single time I see one of these...
we called them a GOSSIP BENCH...
I just about CRY...we had one in our hall way all the 4 yrs of my high school years..
and Mom didn't sell it until she moved years later.

Bet you will believe me when I say I would LOVE to have it now.
Boooo Hooooo....bet she sold it in a garage sale.
I must have had my head stuck you know where when she asked if I wanted it.

Well, the next best thing is to find one,
paint it white...
put a knock-out red seat and I would be sooo happy.

I actually haven't seen one in YEARS...do you ever see them in thrift stores ?

Stacy has her grandmother's HARP BACKED CHAIR  that looks almost
just like this gossip bench back.
It has a beautiful blue needlepoint seat cover that my mother made so many years ago.


...the cutest little PATCHWORK pillows...
a super cute way to use up scraps...

I gave away ALL my scrap fabrics when we moved...bummer...
but..
you can buy what I think they call FAT QUARTERS in fabric stores.
They are little pieces of fabric, in a stack.

(I just might make a few pillows NEXT winter if we have to stay inside because of more crazy weather again.. ) 
  HEAVEN FORBID ! )


Well....I was surprised AGAIN while looking thru 
COUNTRY LIVING site to see the above craft.

I did this several years ago...and LOVED IT.
It was a very simple craft...they are the only kind I can do...

I used a large piece of BURLAP instead of painters drop cloth..
and I still have it in the large piece.
I'm scared to cut it...
I'm such a wuss....

I can fold it to fit the top of that bench above and I can also
use it in it's large piece as a cover for a little table I have.


I think this is just about the cutest door decoration...

especially for a
gardener..

and wouldn't I love a blue door someday..

I surely would.

It seems I take
lovin' blue by spells.

I almost burned myself out on it years ago..every thing I had was blue.

I am beginning to like it again, tho., but only certain shades. 

...and such a GREAT summer look here.
Trellis always conjures up SUMMER TIME.
What an inexpensive way to add SUMMER to a bedroom.
This makes me wish I had twin beds......:>)


Joining with
BLUE MONDAY
RUBY TUES 2