Jun 16, 2014

Make Me Smile Monday

What has made you smile lately? I had someone ask me recently if I ever frowned because I was always smiling! WELL....I told him not to ask my husband that question!!!!  But yes, lots of things do make me smile and nothing better to bring a smile to me that seeing Papa also known as my man, enjoying his grands!

 I think it might be safe to say that we need a bigger 4-wheeler!

Blackberries are ready to pick....and this made the grands smile...

Fried catfish makes me smile too! Especially when it is freshly caught and no bones . Nice little fillets just like I like them!

Can't have fish without hushpuppies using my granny's favorite recipe...secret ingredient---tomatoes! Not a secret now huh?

Fresh pick of the day from my garden....
Will have to share my veggie salsa recipe with you!

 My daughter Kristy's chocolate pie REALLY made me smile...

Nothing like the smell and taste of herbs out of my little herb garden.

And...I got a bottle of Parsley ready to use....and basil, and spicy oregano, and cilantro. GO ME!

 This guy here makes me smile too! Levi is my great-nephew and is always smiling and such a loving baby. 

 Don't you just want to reach over and pinch his little chubby cheeks?

 Two weeks ago I planted these 3 little pretties together....

Two weeks later...LOOK! They make me smile!


 Keep on smiling this week friends....it sure beats a frown....Have a great week.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy


  1. Smiling is always better than frowning! :) Your photos are absolutely beautiful, Cindy! I'd enjoy your recipe for the salsa...and those hush puppies look amazing! Up north hush puppies aren't as "melt in your mouth" delicious as they are when we visited our son in the south years ago. I am always on the lookout for the perfect hush puppy! :)

    Have a wonderful week!

  2. I need the recipe for the veggie salsa and the hush puppies. How dare you post this and not put the recipe. LOL! And I must say those cheeks are adorable.
    Connie Royals

  3. I've asked this question before....is there nothing you can't do? You're multi-talented!!! HOPE your day is awesome!!!

  4. Yup, I'd much rather have smile wrinkles than frown ones. lol! My oldest grandson once said, "Grams, it doesn't take much to make you happy". Best compliment ever! It's easy to see that you are a happy gal Cindy. Love the 4 wheeler photo and all the fabulous things that made you smile. Yes, share your recipe! Oh and I do want to pinch those cheeks!

  5. You made me smile with this post - great family pics, and great food, great to see things from the garden too. Hugs, Beth

  6. All of that food looks so yummy Cindy! We call those berries, black berries. So great to be able to pick them!!
    Your plants are looking amazing in such a short time! You must have a green thumb!

  7. Smiling is good for all things when we are sad or happy. Enjoyed all your pictures.
    Your papa is really good to enjoy with his grands!

  8. Such a happy post. Lots of smiles here too. It is so much easier than frowning anyway. You have been busy gardening. Loved my herb garden when I had it. Yum! Hush Puppies. Haven't had them in years.
    Thanks so much for checking in on my blog. I have missed it and my friends there so much. I found I had several comments from you that needed "moderation". I'm sorry as you must have thought I was ignoring you. Keep smiling. You made me smile today.

  9. Oh Cindy, YOU make me smile! I love reading your posts and your sweet comments! I'm so thankful for such a special blogging friend!!

  10. Cindy, Your planter looks great. Would you believe the squirrels chewed my potato vine while I was gone. It is recovering. I put it in the natural area in the shade where the sprinkler would reach it. I guess they thought in that area it belonged to them.

    All your summer pics of blackberries, grand kids, great looking food brought a smile to my face.

    Have a great week. I am still catching up after being gone.


So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy