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{A Whole Lot of Baking, Cooking and Loaded Tea Making Going On}

  Happy Sunday Afternoon friends. Hope you've all had a great week. I've been doing some cooking, baking and tea making.  I've really been enjoying making and creating loaded teas, shakes, smoothies and coffee drinks. I have not been writing down my recipes but guess I need to start doing that so I can remember what all I done! LOL!  I try to stick with healthy and low calorie drinks and have so many different things that I want to try.   But, this is an easy way to get extra vitamins, or Collagen, or protein.  I drink lots of water and this helps to give me something to add a little extra taste.   Mercy, I'm having too much fun with these teas. Decided to do a little baking this weekend too for my family. Pumpkin muffins with brown sugar topping was on my list for sure. I had enough batter left for miniature pumpkin chocolate chip muffins so baked a batch of those. If that wasn't enough already, I baked up some peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. Needless t

{Family Beach Vacation}

Our family beach vacation surely went by too quick. We had such a great time. I could so be a beach bum. It must be in my blood because I can sit on the beach all day long. Give me a chair, water, a few snacks and a good book and well...time somehow just manages to slip by me.  Nothing like the sound of the ocean. From day one I piled up in my chair and read. I read off and on the whole week. Went through two books.  I have other readers in my family too. Makes me happy they love to read. We spent lots of time on the beach. We only had one day that we had to hurry and pack up as a wind storm came through as well as the rain. One day we packed up too soon as it looked like a storm was brewing but it passed us by. So we headed to the pool. We entertained ourselves. We played games and cards.  Never a dull moment with my crew.  Even the youngest grandbaby loved the beach.  Marty wanted to buy a kite for the

{Fun in the Country and Beach Time is a Comin'}

Nothing like walking outside your home and picking beautiful flowers! But oh has this heat been a killer on my pretties. At least I have been able to enjoy a few pretty blooms.  Me and this sweet girl made  cookie dough chocolate chip cupcake brownies together. Of course licking the bowl was her favorite part! She and her older sister stay with me one night and one day each week through the summer and we have had so much fun.  And I am sure you know by now that we do lots of baking at Nana's house. We went straight to baking with our hair a mess and no makeup on but who cares, right? Well my 14 year old granddaughter might care when she realizes nana posted this picture huh?  Our Jacksonville Baptist Association was having a banquet at our church so this grandgirl and I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing with a blueberry on top for their event. And of course licking the beaters is the favorite part!  She may need a hair cut before long.

Low Key Holiday and The Birthday Girl

I hope that you all had a great 4th of July. We enjoyed our youngest daughter and her family spending the day with us.  Good old fashion hamburgers and hot dogs went on the grill and then we fried potatoes! You just beat good old french fries! My daughter made this cute dessert. And she was dressed very patriotic as well as her two kiddos. Oh I could just eat these girls up!  I didn't decorate too much at all for the 4th but did manage to do a little patriotic tablescape.  This child is the sweetest ever. We call her our Joy baby and a joy she is.   And don't ya just love my patriotic shoes?  We celebrated my middle daughter's birthday too. (Melissa)   We had a low country boil and made homemade ice cream. YUM! Water fun, blowing bubbles, eating peaches off the tree, fishing and lots of talking. My bunch does that well....TALK! Being a mom of three daughters has been a trip and a half.  There was never a dull