Sunday, July 15, 2018

My Rustic Heart

I am such a fan of 

She lives in the most darling
cottage by the sea
and I love every single thing she sets her mind to
making her cottage cute, full of personality and so so warm.
Her sweet cottage has been featured in several magazines...💘💘💘

Not long ago, she made the most darling
wire wreath with roses....

She grows her roses in her very own garden...
and dries them to perfection.!

Most of my blogging friends know that I have not one lick of 
creative talent...
 
I don't paint...
I don't draw...
why...I can't even sing or dance...
♥ ♥ ♥
....but I knew, the very minute I saw this sweet creation,
I just HAD to have one, too...
and no one was going to make it FOR me
so I HAD to do it myself. 

Now....before I show MY little first try,
keep in mind that I don't grow roses nor really know
HOW to dry them properly....

I have learned a little bit about the subject of drying flowers, tho...
Carol says to chose pinks and yellows....
they dry beautifully. 

and I know you hang them upside down in a dark place...
and I just learned by Google to use hair spray to keep them looking pretty.


I know...
I know...
the color of MY roses isn't nearly as pretty as her darker pinks...
(they aren't nearly as orange in real life...not sure what happened here)




 ...just look at the darling spot she hung her wreath...




it looks PERFECT on her pretty hutch.

SOOO...
she put the pressure on ME to find a cute place for my
little 
rustic heart !!









Since I am totally in love with my shuttered room screen,
I chose to try it there first...

  


OK...I love it here.....for now, anyway


It's funny how something so simple 
can be so much fun to make.....

I hope all of you will go by her sweet cottage
and, I promise, you will be inspired just as much as I am.

OOO....and would you tell her bj said hey ?
XOXOXO

Thursday, July 12, 2018

My New Favorite Store Bought Pizza

I think most everyone loves pizza... 
and we all have our favorites...
and favorite ingredients... 

I LUV Pineapple and Canadian Bacon
to the moon and back....my VERY favorite pizza.

and I don't want it flooded with a 
strong marinara sauce...

I want a medium sauce and not a lot of it.
I love all the cheese and LOTS of PARMESAN CHEESE.
and...
a really crispy crust.


I had my first one of this kind tonight and it was sooo delicious,
I just wanted to tell YOU about it.


...lots of pineapple (altho I did add a few more pieces just because I could...! 😃😃
a few red pepper flakes...
more cheese...


into a 400 oven for 25 minutes
and it came out perfect.
The rising crust was just right....


and the bottom crust couldn't have suited me more...
...just the way I like it !!!

This is a medium size pizza and perfect to bake,
have a couple large slices
and freeze the rest for another evening.



I try my best to remember this wise saying every day....


My love to all of you.
bj