A journal of sorts about family, hobbies and travels, mostly day trips Steve and I enjoy taking especially in my State of Virginia.
I love to especially explore and snoop in places off the beaten path.

photos on blog are taken by me unless noted otherwise. Please ask before using.
Thank You - bsh

aken from "the yoga quote garden"

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. ~Author

taken from "the yoga quote garden" site.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pineapple goodness

Tried out this pineapple slicer that may not be new to others but is new to me.  My son and daughter in law told me about it when they were in Hawaii.  So glad to receive one from them as it slices the pineapple perfectly.  Not meant as an advertisement,  but if it works, might as well share it.

cut the top off and then measure the pineapple by measurements on slicer

position on top

lifts the pineapple as it bores

I drank the juice left behind of course and the slices were all uniform size.  

home made pineapple ice cream is what I am thinking about right now served from the shell

Monday, December 29, 2014

Updated post on
Christmas   Blog

Friday, December 5, 2014

December and Christmas posts

I am posting to my Christmas blog along with this one, in case you want to take a look.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mom Birthday 93

Yesterday - November 23rd was Moms birthday,  she is 93 and is looking and doing very well.
We had b'day dinner at the Four Seasons in Powhatan Va.   on old Buckingham road in the villiage.
I wish I had taken a picture of the food as it looked so good and was so delicious!!!
Mom and Karl

Donna and Keith

I wished I had even thought about taking a picture of the dessert slices

Mom had coconut cake - her favorite

 Steve and I had carrot cake
The thick frosting layer in the middle is like a cream cheese cake with wonderful flavor

This strawberry with large thick pink layer of cream cheese cake the color and flavor of strawberry

one whole cake cost $80.00 dollars.   I won't be taking one home ,  I would love to but too expensive for me. 
We had a wonderful time.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Days of fall

I took the following pictures last week.

Leaves on the tall oaks are turning - finally

I think that blowing them into the woods is a better idea

looking through the boxwoods on front steps

Last of the vivid orange zinnias.  I will plant many more of them next year.   They seem to do the best here as far as growth and color.

Tea rose with a few buds to open

Nasturtiums love the cooler weather

And I love them in a salad

Til next time - Happy Sunday everyone

Acorns anyone?  

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Vintage things

A drive to "Deep Creek Vintage" store in Fredericksburg Va. just to look around and usually I always bring something back with me.
Multi vendors here in this circa 1790's manor house.    Lots of rooms and lots of good items on display.  I will be going back on the 8th for their open house and see if there are any Santa's for me to purchase,  I like tucking them here and there at home.

Looks like rock has been glued to the pedestal ,  like this.

I like the angel on this dresser,  but a little to dark for me.
I usually put Christmas on my Christmas blog,  but it was a mix of Halloween,  Thanks giving and Christmas so I place it all on here.   Pretty paper rose wreath,  I think the shade of green is particularly pretty.

This would like nice as  center piece on a Thanksgiving table

Spraying gold for Christmas is a good idea
 plastic canvas gingerbread house ,  I've not made anything with that for years

like th wooden santa

festive trees

Kitty setter at the Manor house

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween decorations

Grandchildren have left for home to get dressed for trick or treating. 

Here is Adalyn going as a Cat,  she calls herself ......  she's giving a little wink

 I am waiting for the little ones to give out candy,  while waiting  -  here are a few shots of home.

flickering candle stuffed into flower arrangement

nice set of choppers he has

It's getting dark so I better get ready to give candy out

There is plenty more from where this came from

Happy Halloween