Saturday, February 19, 2011

Banana French Toast and Spring Weather at the Park!

Hello, are you enjoying warmer weather where you live?  We sure are, enjoying every minute of it!  I made these last weekend and they turned out really good.  Great Weekend Breakfast food! We used our panini maker and put pecans inside, yummy! 

Check it out here on Southern Plate!

Let's go to the park

Take time to look around and enjoy


Watch the ducks!

Take pictures together

Look at the beauty before your eyes!

Have fun!

Hope you're having a great weekend


Friday, February 11, 2011

Spring Inspirations

Are you dreamin' of spring?  I sure am.  My mailbox has been flowing with new spring ideas.  I'm itching to decorate and wear some spring clothes, but alas old mother nature just isn't giving in yet.  We're expecting warmer temperatures on Sunday.  I can't wait!  I'm going to window shop a little bit about what I would love to see come Spring.

Here's what I'll be wearing:

While we're in the kitchen how about an apron that says rise and shine!

Then for my new laundry room, how about this basket

I love the touches of aqua blue in this laundry room with the backsplash pattern.

Mostly I can't wait to see this!

Have a great day,


Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine's Day Decor

I don't know about you but I'm really sick of the white stuff.  We're expecting more this weekend and early next week.  My kiddos have missed almost a week of school.  I missed two days.   We're breaking out today though.  I am going to check out paint, flooring and ceiling tile for my laundry room.  I can't wait to get things down there.  Then I can work on a mudroom solutions.   My hubby informed me that we're getting more back on our taxes than expected...Yippee!!!

I got this cakestand at Homegoods and found the polka dot ribbon at Hobby Lobby at Christmas.   I also added my heart cookie cutter, beeswax heart and gingerbread man. 

I love the white cakestand, I ordered it from here.  After seeing Aunt Ruthie's I fell in love with the scroll design.  I have some artificial roses, until I receive the real ones...hint to the hubby LOL!

Here's my Hoosier decked out with my little heart doilies and I couldn't part with my new ginger girl.

I picked this material up a few years ago as a fat quarter at Jo Ann's.  I thought the little grey stars and hearts worked nicely with the grey graniteware.  I love the warmth of a candle on these cold winter days.

I've had this forever, not sure where I got it.  This is hanging above my entryway table.

I cut this picture out of a magazine and framed it years ago, the other little boxes are things I've saved from gifts.

Have a great weekend, stay warm


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Farm Fresh Style

Sorry, it's been so long I missed you all. I don't know about you but I'm dreaming of Spring!  We are in the midst of weather in the midwest.  The biggest storm of the year.  Luckily, I have stocked up and my hubby can at least keep us warm with our fireplace should we lose power (crossing fingers)

I have spent some time working out and just laughing with my daughter today since we are both out of school.  Of course I am balancing that out with a little baking this afternoon, Guiradelli BRownies! LOL! I finished up some work, Yeah! It's been a good day.

Here's my current mantle, I decided to put my snowy things away in my family room.  I still have to put away my snowmen in the basement.  Here's what I'm thinking about for Spring...clean, white farm fresh decor!  I'm not ready to bring out the tulips and bunnies just yet.

My daughter helped me draw my nest.  She is the artist in our family.
By the way she just earned a part in the school play, Emperor's New Clothes.  I'm so proud of her.

I used my good ole' granite coffee pot and filled it with green things.  Then I added some shiny red apples and raffia, later I might add some eggs.

I want to get some more of these milk bottles.  I just love the possbilities with them.  I put salt in mine so they looked full.

Another pure joy I received the other day was this in my mailbox.  I won a give away!  Hannah over at Cultivating Home sent it over with a lovely note that read, "May the Joy of cooking and call to Hospitality fill your kitchen."  It's the 75th anniversary, the best of both worlds.

I am looking forward to the day I can do some painting and spring cleaning.  My laundry room has power and water.  We will need to paint, buy flooring and then the decorating can begin! I'll be back to share Valentine's day ideas.

Stay warm, Blessings to you!