Friday, November 7, 2014


Hi, Everyone..
hope things are going well with you.

but it's farm animals that I adore.
Well...let me restate that...

it's PAINTINGS of farm animals that I truly love.
You already know how much I love these sassy pigs...:)

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”
Winnie The Pooh

I was surfing ETSY SHOPS the other day and happened on the cutest
YES...that cutie pie in my new header...
after looking at it for about 3 days...
 I ordered her.

Believe me when I say that she is a 


When she arrived at SWEET NOTHINGS,
the search began for THE FRAME.
 "Some people care too much. I think it's called love.”
Winnie The Pooh
* * *
...nothing fancy...
....nothing TOO rustic...
NOTHING that would, in any way, take away for HER  adorableness....
and, it had to be very...VERY...affordable.

The very first store I went in...
had the PERFECT ONE..

(I wanted to tell you that that beautiful, YOUNG girl and the handsome fella was Mr. Sweet and bj but, somehow I knew you'd NEVER believe it in a million years..)
How much more perfect than white with
black "spots"..

ok, I know they aren't
COW SPOTS...but close...

The was $60.
Sooo, even tho I am the most IMPATIENT lady on the planet and when I "want it...I want it right now" I knew those frames would go on sale for half price the very next week...
and I knew I could wait for that sale..
$30 sounded MUCH better. 

I put a black mat and that amazing frame around
this sassy, cute little girl cow and
fell totally in love forever.
I TOLD her I loved her.....

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”
Winnie the Pooh

She looks right at home where I hung her.

She is so perfect for that room that I can't keep from going back in there and staring at her

I just LOVE it when I find something that gives me such pleasure and...

She is hanging at the opposite  end of our living room from

Another thing...
she brings more BLACK & WHITE to the end of this large room

“We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.
"Even longer,"  Pooh answered.”
Winnie the Pooh

Linking and supporting:
 Regarding the COCONUT CREME PIE

P I'm out of town right now, away from my recipes, but remembered I'd taken a photo of her recipe.

I hope you can read it...and, of course, any questions, I'll be home on Sat night and you can email me then.

Now, remember, this pie recipe is very old..mother*in*law would be well  over 100 now and her mother*in*law gave the recipe to her. Actually, no telling how old it is...
the recipe doesn't call for any spices like cinnamon or even vanilla (I add it, tho) and no butter.
The taste is awesome to us...  maybe because his mom made it. I hope you will enjoy it as well...just taste of the filling once you get it mixed up...add more sugar if you want it sweeter...or....add more sugar to your topping...and it should be just right.


  1. oh gosh I love that cow and coconut cream pie too!

  2. I am in love with your cow!!

  3. I love your new cow! Have fun this weekend! Hugs!

  4. very, very cute. love the holsteins - kind of the official dairy cow of wisconsin. :)

  5. I am so happy to see the pigs again and your cow is perfect! I too am smitten.

  6. Adorable pic and the frame is perfect!

  7. OH!!! I LOVE your cow AND your pigs, too. Tell me again- who painted those pigs? Both your paintings are just so beautiful. That is the perfect frame- just right.

    I copied your recipe down. CAN of coconut? Not CREAM of coconut, right? I don't know if I have ever seen cans of coconut. It comes in a package here and I am assuming that is the same thing? Do you know the weight of the can by any chance? Sorry to be such a pest about it-but we DO love our coconut cream pie here and I want to make it perfect! lol xo Diana

  8. BJ, I have been thinking hat the cow picture on your header was adorable. .LOL . Now it really is very nice framed and hanging. Yes, 30 dollars sounds better than 60. . Blessings for a wonderful weekend. xoxo,Susie

  9. Your farm animal collection is growing, and perfect in your new house. That frame is great, and worth the wait!!! Sally

  10. One thing for sure, you keep us entertained. Never know what to expect. At least, you enjoy what you do and it shows. I love it.

  11. The frame you found for your cow painting is perfect. I love the cow and the piggies. Very cute!

  12. Very cute BJ, I am also an animal lover, I have always felt this way, I think cows are soulful and when they look into your eyes and respond it is like they totally connect. Don't you just love it when what you want goes on sale! Happy weekend sweet one.

  13. I love that cow. Someone had something similar. The cow was in the snow. It's really cute too.

  14. I love your new header with the cow.
    You have the cutest pictures.
    Good idea on waiting til the frame went on sale.

    Oh my...I love old recipes..they are the best.

    Have a great weekend!

  15. That cow and the pigs are cuties, no wonder you love them. The cow looks perfect with the mat and frame.

  16. I loved your cow picture even before you found that perfect frame for it! Your indoor farm is coming along very nicely but I do think a chicken is in order next.

  17. The cow fits prefect with your black and white décor. Thanks so much for the recipe. Frame is prefect as well.

  18. Love the cow, I was admiring it in your header before I read the post. An how much by weight is a can of coconut? Ours is in bags.


  19. Your post put me right in a good mood. What a nice way to wake up - I'm reading this with my 1st cuppa. The frame IS perfect. And the painting captures the sweet, gentle inquisitive nature of cows. Have you seen the little video of the cows following the small remote control car on you tube? It's very cute! Angels to you!

  20. I just can't get over that you found a frame with black spots on it just like the cow in the print. I love where you put the cow print on the wall. And Winnie the Pooh is a favorite of my stories when I would read to our children and grandchildren. I'm always saying "Think Pooh, Think." Have a nice week-end. See you next time.
    JM, Illinois

  21. Don't we just love how we don't have to wait too long for a sale at Hobby Lobby? The frame is so perfect for your cute cow print, bj, and yes she looks wonderful there!! You have the cutest, "sassy" style! Thanks for the pie recipe, too.
    Happy weekend to you and yours.

  22. I see the artist even got the tags on the cow's ears. Or as the cattle call them, ear-rings of doom.

    1. but I do like the artwork, I like that style of painting

  23. Love that cow picture! It is perfect in it's new frame! Enjoy your weekend dear B.J. HUGS

  24. WELL DONE . . . Love your Black and White Moooooooo . . .
    and frame and mat too, very well done, put together!
    I think I am going to try and paint this Moo Cow!

  25. Okay, I am now totally in love with that cow painting! Having been raised on a farm, I'm always fond of barns and farm animals, cows in particular. That was the PERfect frame and I like the matting. Now I'm off to hunt for a great frame. I already have some cow photos I love. Good job, BJ!!!

  26. Now that cow print is just adorable and the frame you chose, perfect!

  27. I love your cow painting!!! And the frame is perfect!!! The pie sounds SO yummy! Hope you are having fun where ever you are!!! XO

  28. Good morning bj, I too love farm animals. I was raised on a dairy farm until we moved to Florida. We had a pet cow named Blondie. She absolutely loved us and when we would go out in the pasture to bring the cows in for milking, Blondie would come running and all the cows followed her. Most of our cows were back and white. The farm was 370 acres and we had hired hands to help with the farm chores because my dad worked for General Motors and took care of the farm. A great life for kids. Your cow picture is so darling and the framing is perfect. Good job. You should do a post on your large living room. Maybe you did and I missed it.

    Happy Pink Sat.
    Love, Jeanne

  29. The cow is perfect! I love the ay you frames it and good job getting the frame 50% off! Hope you're having a great weekend

  30. Bj, I have been admiring the sweet cow on your header so I'm glad you have the picture and the frame and mat are just perfect for it. I love all the Pooh comments going along. Thanks for the recipe, I'm thinking, like NanaDiana, that it would be a bag of cocanut. I suppose the amount you put in would be to a person's taste??.Happy Weekend..Judy

  31. You did a good job in framing your cow picture. It goes well with your décor in you living room. Wish I could have a piece of that yummy coconut pie. Where ever you are have a safe trip home. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  32. Thank you for the recipe, BJ...I copied it down in Notepad first, while looking at the photo, then saved it in my recipe files. Can't wait to make it.
    Sending ~safe traveling mercies~~ as you head home!

  33. Your new cow print and photo frame are perfect, bj! My grand daughter adores Winnie the Pooh. How nice to have a wonderful family recipe to pass down through the generations like this one! It sounds delicious! happy Pink Saturday!

  34. HI B.J. She's the Happiest Cow ever! and she looks "MOO-valous" You are so clever and creative waiting for the sale price on that frame. Bravo! She looks so good in your choice. I always have people asking me for ideas on how to frame my prints so I'd like to share your pics and blog on my blog.... if it's all right with you? AND thank you for sharing that coconut cream pie recipe! Yuma- licious! You're the Best, Jemma♥

  35. The cow found a good home with you! Love the print and the frame. Perfect!

  36. Oh that cow photo is amazing! And looks like it was meant to be right there in your house!!


  37. Love the cow picture and how it balances the room. Good job in making your selection.
    Love coconut pie, but our daughter does not, so don't bake it very often. Her favorite is lemon.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  38. I adore your cow painting BJ! I am a farm girl so I love cows...and sheep and other pastoral paintings :>) Thanks for sharing the pie recipe too!

  39. Awww your cow is so cute and I do think you found a perfect frame for her. She goes well with your pigs.


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xo bj