Blog Photo ..Pohlig Brothers box factory where my Grandmother worked ages ago. Today the building has been turned into apartments. Richmond Va.


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Monday, January 31, 2011

Paper towel craft

My paper towel holder was empty in the kitchen ,  I decided to make a cross with the empty one.  Here are some pictures


 I cut the roll down the center for some scrolling.  I used a pencil to wrap for curly q's.
Glued everything together

I used silver metallic spray
I may have to give it one more spray to cover some spots that didn't get covered the first time


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Beach getaway

My husband and I took a little getaway time over the long weekend  to Bethany beach.
Bethany is part of a seven mile stretch of sandy Atlantic beaches,  in the southeastern corner of Delaware including South Bethany and Fenwick Island.
We stayed at Addy Sea , a bed and breakfast Victorian home that was like stepping back in time.   Beautiful views of the Ocean.   Tea time at three in the afternoon,  with  that  we sat in the parlor downstairs with a good book by the fire.  The breakfast was wonderful with fresh fruit, eggs and bacon, pancakes, etc. 
Interesting history of the home is found on their website.   We will be going back for sure. 




looking in from porch


our room


 nice comfy chairs




 I just had to get a close up of the dragonfly on this stained glass lamp on our dresser.

 view going up to our room
 fresh flowers always on the tables




 Steve pulling our suitcase
 view of the sitting room at top of stairs.  Plenty of good books to read and look through




 I like this view of downstairs

 tea time
 very nice dining area
 You can enlarge by clicking on these two rooms - I thought they were pretty rooms

another beach nearby- Rehoboth-

one of the locals

Frozen lake , I think it's called silver lake, on our way back from Rehoboth
There were children on the ice playing.

sunset on Sunday
and
back to work today as usual

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Annette

My daughters birthday today.   Wow how time flies. 
here she is with her son seth at a christmas museum in ky. when we visited at Christmas.
She is a sweetheart.   Happy Birthday!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Three Kings Day

The 12th and last day of the Christmas Season.  I started taking down my decorations today.   Looks like I may finish putting them away by Valentines day.  There are so many little things to pack away. 
My husband went shopping in a  store in town called "Junk in the Trunk",  lots of nice and unique items.  He said he had to get me a Three Kings day gift.    I am glad he did,  although he never has before and neither have I.   I guess it's never to late to start.  I saw this before Christmas and wanted one,  he remembered.
Something from the earth ,  which is Himalayan Crystal salt lamp.
It cleans the air and has a nice glow.
 I will see, although since I have quit smoking I am not as winded as I once was.  Thank God for that.
I like the color and the light in total darkness, gives a nice glow.


 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Monday

Relaxing this evening in front of the fire reading a book about the English countryside, some beautiful homes and yummy pictures of scones.    Had to have some,  so I made them.   My  husband and I enjoyed  them with coffee.   I do like tea, but he had the coffee made.
I used rose petal sugar that I made in the summer.  With sugar I ground with the rose petals in my coffee grinder made the sugar very powdery. 
   I didn't have any cream to add to my dough  mixture so I added yogurt.  Mace is another spice I must remember the next grocery day, brings out the flavor - sooo  good.
  There is also some rose petal sugar in the mix also.

I mixed the sugar ( you can see the ground petal in the mixture)  with rice milk that I had on hand.
the mixture was a little dark so I added some red sugar crystals to lighten it up a bit
My sugar ground  with rose petals




The glaze hardens but we didn't wait,   enjoyed  it warm with some butter.
I may try some of my
rose petal jelly between the layers in the morning.




Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011

Happy New Year!


Auld Lang Syne
Robert Burns

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne

We twa hae run aboot the braes
And pou'd the gowans fine;
we've wander'd mony a weary foot
Sin' auld lang syne

We two hae paidled i' the burn,
Frae mornin' sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin' auld lang syne

And here's a hand, my trusty friend,
And gie's a hand o' thine;
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne