• "kids",  "life",  "lifestyle",  "nature",  "weekend"

    a bit of nature & gold digging

    1// It took me forever to catch a picture of that dragonfly.  If you will, picture me sitting on the very edge of the dock, arm outstretched as far as it would reach, with a camera dangling from my hand.  It was  a funny disaster begging to happen.  I thought at any moment, I would be taking a dip into the pond, taking my very expensive camera down with me.  Luckily that didn’t happen!  2// My niece, Kaylie, caught a turtle three times.  I’ve never seen that happen before, so I was quite smitten with the experience.  3// The picture of the red leaf has me yearning for the cool,…

  • "hobbies",  "knitting",  "life",  "Liz"

    Beginning With A Blanket

    I’m in the beginning stages of knitting my very first blanket.  I’m sure this is the first post, of probably many, concerning this throw.  It seems easy enough, but the fact that I have never knitted such a large piece before, I have a feeling that I may become overwhelmed at times.  Even so, I am really excited to get it started and to have something I can cuddle with this Fall season. As for the hat; I finished it last night.  I thought I would finish it sooner than that, but life dealt a different set of cards for me this past week that didn’t involve knitting.  This hat…

  • "life moments",  "life",  "lifestyle",  "tips",  "weekend"

    The Weekend

    1// At top, is easiest dish you will ever make, and yet it is so delicious that your family will devour it in one sitting.  I made it for breakfast on Saturday morning for the kids.  It is your classic Monkey Bread recipe.  I have a story behind that Bundt pan, but I’ll save it for another time.  (I used Pioneer Woman’s recipe) 2// Next up is my niece, Kaylie, who is staying with us this month.  She said this would end up being a bookmark.  I’m curious to see the end result.  3// My baby girl.  She is beautiful, even with crumbs on her face. 4// This was a…

  • "food",  "recipes",  "tips"

    How To Roast Your Garden Tomatoes

    I don’t really think you need a how-to over roasting your tomatoes.  I mainly just wanted to show off my garden tomatoes and how I am preserving them. Ha!    All I did, was, slice the tomatoes (these are my Roma Tomatoes) and lay them on a pan lined with parchment paper. Next, I picked a few leaves of basil, chopped it up and sprinkled it on top of the tomatoes.  I also sprinkled dried oregano, salt, and pepper over them. Peel a few cloves of garlic and spread them around the pan. To finish it up, drizzle some olive oil on top and throw it in a 200 degree oven…

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    Perception of Time

    The kids, Kaylie and Kayden, (a.k.a, my niece & nephew) blew through my front door from Texas earlier this week.  They are staying with us for the month.    It was a slight shock to my eyes when I saw them, standing nearly as tall as me, tan, and so…dare I say…grown up.  As an adult, I only seem to keep the memories of the children in my life, as just that, children.  As if they never grow older, even though I know, with each passing year, they are logically another year older.   I suppose one day, they will visit when they are in their twenties (my forties, yikes!)…