Friday, May 28, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


No menu planned for this week. Just some quick and easy dinners. Some cold fried chicken given from a neighbor. Macaroni and cheese. A frittata and salad. Grilled corn and burgers.
Busy week preparing for my daughter and son's birthday party this coming weekend. I'm planning on making some of these giant paper flower poms. They make me so happy. I made the smaller ones many years ago for napkin rings on Mother's Day. They're really pretty.
I love these colors. Nursery decor on OhDeeDoh via Eat Drink Chic
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Friday, May 21, 2010

Springtime Moments

Just thinking about {this moment} posts. So much that I want to remember, before we head into summer...

Our beautiful magnolia bush blooming.

Seesaw and sunshine through my littlest one's hair.

Prettiest shells found at the lake (I'm sure they are not native).

First sighting of a regatta.

Sticks, trucks and bicycles. Enjoying the sunshine after the dark days of winter.

Cantelope started at preschool. Beginning the journey of growing our own vegetables.
Fairy play.

Cutting and gluing. Practicing letters. Drawing everyday.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

{this moment}

Still finding little playmates everywhere, totally in love
inspired by soulemama
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Dinner this Week

Image from Everyday Food

M- Baked Chicken, crispy potatoes, spinach salad
T- Macaroni and Cheese served with ham and green peas
W- Pan-fried fish filets, broccoli and orzo
Th- Vegetable Frittata and fresh salad
F- Chicken ravioli with sundried tomatoes and green garden salad
S: Jalapeno sausage, corn on the cob, fresh salad
Su: Pork Enchiladas served with rice and fresh fruit salad

Weekend Recap

We finished getting all of our seeds and little seedlings into the ground. They were really starting to fade, I think some heavy storms did them in while we were hardening them off. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. We gardened all weekend, now, we water and wait.
Wildflowers are blooming everywhere now. If I am lucky, we will have a supply of fresh flower bouquets throughout most of the summer. It is so nice to have a vase of fresh flowers to brighten up the home. It feels like an amazing gift.

Stealing a quiet moment.

Grateful for sunshine after many rainy days.

A gourd birdhouse, handmade, and gifted from our kind neighbors.

Basic Directions
In the fall after the first frost and the vine dies, pick the gourd.
Dry in the garage throughout the winter.
Drill two holes in the top to loop a hanger
Drill about an inch diameter hole for the entrance
Drill 3 drainage holes in bottom
Hang between open air and forest, about 7 ft. up or so to attract wrens
Can't wait to try it ourselves
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Friday, May 14, 2010

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. -soulemama
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mother's Day Weekend

Was lovely and relaxing. Magazines and coffee. Out to lunch. A picnic dinner.

Many wildflower bouquets picked for me.

Library story time.

Homemade cherry almond coffee cake. Yummy.

Fuzzy catepillars found.

A bit of gardening.

It was all very sweet.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dinner this Week

M: Out to dinner
T: Leftovers
W: Marinated turkey tenderloins, brown rice, roasted asparagus
R: French dip sandwiches, homemade fries, garden salad
F: Homemade pizza
S: Grilled barbeque chicken, strawberry spinach salad, grilled corn on the cob
S: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, steamed green beans
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. -soulemama
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Resting Place

I've been feeling so tired lately, just busy with life, how we all can get sometimes. These rooms all seem like a lovely place to rest my head.

from notyourgoddess via sfgirlbybay

Danish villa. Photo by Niels Ahlberg via Scandanavian Retreat

Ina Garten barn bedroom

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Monday, May 3, 2010

The Start of May

Was very busy...
Enjoying lush greens and gorgeous flowers blooming everywhere.

Eating my cake, it is delicious with tea.

Appreciating flowers (otherwise known as stinky weeds) with delicate white petals that my children love to pick for me.

Washing very dirty toes. Many times. And hands, faces, arms, legs.....

Watching someone's very first tee-ball game.

So fun to watch, many laughs and cheers.

Prepping the garden in every spare moment. So much time is being spent there.

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Dinner for the Week

This weekend we tried making homemade bagels with the kids. I thought it would be more trouble than it was worth. They were pretty easy, but require a lot of waiting time for next steps. They turned out so delicious!

M: Roasted Chicken, white asparagus, green salad
T: Grilled cheeseburgers, homemade fries, garden salad
W: Chicken Pesto spaghetti with fresh tomato, garlic bread, green salad
Th: Meatloaf with buttered noodles and green peas
F: Chicken tacos with black beans and avocado
S: Homemade Pizza
Su: Grilled salmon, double-baked potatoes, sauteed spinach, corn and tomato salad

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