Thursday, March 10, 2016

...a hogepodge of Bits & Bobs & Blues

I am posting BLUES all this week in memory of our good blogging friend,
she loved the color blue and to my memory,
I don't think she ever missed hosting her infamous,
BLUE MONDAY link party.
Here's more blue for you, Sally, altho we all know that 
YOU are in the most beautiful BLUE of HEAVEN.
meaning a
mixture, mix, mixed bag, assortment 

I love using stacked books for display...
especially loving these color combinations.
there is no telling how long that bottom book was there, upside down...*heavy sigh

 I've put my faux palm back on the mantel...
( for some reason, a photo like the one above always reminds me
of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall...something about PALMS...)

I hung a little sign on the shutter knob...

Out came my three little CANTON BLUEBIRDS...

and speaking of BLUE...

this FRESH SKY AIRY CLOUDS candle by Febreze
is my favorite of all eliminating odors candles.

Now, SOME people may accuse me of choosing this candle 
for it's luscious aqua color....

 but, REALLY....
it has a wonderful scent, erases bad odors in the room..
Oh, and by the way,
have I shared this amazing dip recipe with you..?


 It is so good, I can just eat it with a spoon.
I hope you will give it a try the next time you want to get raves over
 what you've brought to the party.

Ya'll have a wonderful day,
xoxo, bj

"I'll be seeing you, Sally."


  1. This is a beautiful tribute BJ.
    I always enjoyed participating in Sally's party because I love blue so much.
    You have a wonderful collection of blue-
    I wish I had that stack of books on my end table!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Thoughts of Home on Thursday

  2. Hi bj. Beautiful tribute for Sally. I know she is enjoying seeing you carry on blue all week. Love your collections of blues. Thanks for the candle tip. The book Wings is one of my favorites from D.S. Have a great day and weekend ahead. xo

  3. BJ, Sweet tribute. I love the little Paris sign and blue birds. I will have to find a candle like that. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  4. What a lovely homage to such a sweet friend! Your blues are simply perfect for this cusp-of-spring feeling we're all getting, ready for the sun-splash and cloudless skies. And the thought of another sweet spirit, soaring, soaring . . .

    Have a Blue-perfect day!

    rachel, off to find those magical candles

  5. Another wonderful tribute to your friend. Great photos Love the little blue birds. Thanks for sharing your dip recipe with us. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  6. Lovely hodge podge and that dip looks yummy. Such sweet tributes to a sweet gal who has gone before us...

  7. aaaah you lost me at "Bacon"! I must try this recipe.
    Thanks for the visit the other day and Im a new follower of you as well.

  8. I really miss Sally. I went to her blog and read it a lot and joined in her linky. I am glad you are posting blue things, Sally would love it! I am new follower as it is helpful to me to see other people who knew Sally and her blog. I am enjoying your blog so much! Love the recipe and the photos.

  9. So many missing Sally. Much comfort to all...

    Oh I just had to pin that dip recipe in my party folder. Sounds as if I could eat it with a spoon, too.

  10. The last part made me cry. This was a fun post. I laughed about the books. I display books because I have more books than shelves! I enjoyed this. Oh btw you have to come over and check out the cookbook I just reviewed. You might need to put it on a Mothers Day wish list! Have a wonderful friday.

  11. I just love how you're honoring Sally, bj. What a lovely thing to do for your friend.
    Thanks for the recommendation on the candle, and dear me, does that bacon dip sound great! Thanks for sharing with us.

  12. Wow, that dip sounds like a winner BJ! Thanks for sharing:@)

  13. i have purchased that candle and it is divine. what a sweet post for sally, i did not follow her but it sounds like i should have!!!

  14. HPS!! I love your continued tribute to Sally. I'm certain she is very pleased!!
    That candle sounds like one I need to check out.....and I laughed out loud over your pointing out the upside down book!! I would never have noticed that!!
    Have a great Pink Saturday!! L, Dana

  15. Lovely tribute to Sally. I never took part in her Blue Mondays but enjoyed traveling around and seeing who all took part.

    That dip looks fantastic.

    God bless.

  16. I am so sorry I did not find Sally's blog. I feel as if I missed something very special. Thanks to all of you who were blogger friends with her. You are a hoot BJ and love visiting.

  17. I love all your blues bj! Sally was an excellent friend. I am going to miss her but happy Jeanne from Backyard Neighbor will take over the reigns of Blue Monday. SO many love posting and I even keep a pinterst page I fill with blues too so I always have some blue on hand. Enjoy your weekend and thank you for remembering Sally. I put a blue heart header on my FB page in her honor too. xo Anne

  18. Hi BJ,
    What a very special and lovely tribute to Sally, you are such a sweet friend. I love your Bacon Bomb Dip, and look forward to tasting it! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen


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xo bj