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{Beaching with the Girls}

Good Sunday afternoon everyone. I hope that you all are having a wonderful Sunday and that tomorrow, July 4th, that you enjoy your red, white and blues. I just returned from from a short getaway to Fernandina Beach with my three daughters and we had such a wonderful time. We had one shower of rain but needless to say, I was a drowned rat! But oh did it ever feel so good and I simply just give praise for the much needed rain and time away with the girls. I for sure got the biggest soaking but then I can't move as fast as my girls! LOL!  Web image We had a lovely meal at the Boathouse one evening. We had about an hour wait so we walked around the historic district for a bit and oh my! I found the cutest little Christmas ornament shop. I can't believe I did not take any pictures. Especially when I LOVE ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS.  There is nothing like the sound of the ocean and the clean salt air to me.  We had brunch one morning at Sliders and one can never go wrong with Grits and Shr

{Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Icing, Hot Fudge Sauce and You Tell Me}

We celebrated my youngest daughter's birthday with a homemade chocolate cake,  chocolate icing and of course some vanilla ice cream with hot fudge sauce and all the trimmings.   She had a wonderful birthday celebration at the beach with her little family and then a family celebration with extended family. In case you haven't noticed, it doesn't take much for us to throw down a party of some kind and celebrate. LOL! But, there is nothing any better than celebrating special occasions with those you love the most. I am going to attach the links at the bottom of the post for cake, icing and hot fudge sauce should anyone be interested.     NOW...I want you to tell me because curious minds want to know.   Do you find it hard or easy to control your facial expressions?   web image   I was asked this question recently...Did I find it hard to hide my facial expressions and my answer is YES! My facial expressions will give me away EVERY time and especially the one that pretty much sa

{Happy Week Everyone}

  Hoping that you all will have a great new week and surely praying for everyone in harms way with the flooding. It seems that there is so much going on today that our knees are worn from praying. But, I surely believe in the power of prayer. On a lighter note, I've been enjoying some of my pretty flowers and snapped this picture of a dragonfly as he sat for the longest on the flower.  I spent some time re-potting plants, flowers and herbs and done a little snipping just because it made me smile.  Nothing like fresh flowers with a few herbs to spruce up my new platter and it sure looks cute beside my new bowl with fruit too.  😍  Made an easy peasy cake for Sunday dinner. Ladies, it just doesn't get any easier than this recipe and my bunch said it was moist and good. I saw some going back for seconds!  It turned out pretty too. Always a plus! Recipe at the end of post. Our youngest daughter will be celebrating her birthday this Thursday. She is our caboose of three daughters an

{Pinterest Favs and My Simple Life}

  Isn't this Coleus just beautiful? I have about 4 of these pretties that I started out in just one pot and the next thing I knew I was replanting in different pots. We had a girls day out this past Friday and I enjoyed our outing so much. Cracker Barrel was first on the list and then shopping. Nothing like a girls day with your girls. Sure does refresh the soul doesn't it? I have had this little sign for a few years now and found it at Tractor Supply . I just love it but let me tell y'all can find all kinds of goodies at Tractor Supply. I went in recently to look for some seeds and well, let's just say I came out with more than I went in for!  Now for Pinterest Favs and these Yummy Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies are first on the list!   This recipe is tried and true.  YOU CAN'T EAT JUST ONE ! These things will melt in your mouth. The recipe made a large batch so needless to say family and friends were gifted cookies! Next time I make these I think I wi

{Good Reads And Good Meat}

Web Image Very true words. This was a great bible study. I love Max Lucado. Our ladies Bible study class by zoom ended in May and I wanted to do something at my leisure that was short, not in-depth but yet packed a punch. This fit the bill for me. perfect for such a time as this. {Finding Calm in a Chaotic World} I will finish this study next week the Lord willing.  This was one of my "beach reads" .  This short read had three different stories with three different authors. I've read many of Terri Blackstock's books and enjoy her so much but I must admit that I liked the two short stories by Candace Calvert and Susan Warren the best in this book.  I also read Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers this summer too. I've been a fan of hers since I read Redeeming Love . This book was so good.  What have you been reading over the summer? Web image  The Lord opened a door for me to disciple a sweet young woman. (Of course by zoom) Though I get aggravated with

{Going Down Memory Lane}

I've been trying to clean out some old files on my computer and ran across several pictures of when I seemed to do a little crafting! Ran across this picture of this cute wagon that I decorated some years ago. Maybe 6 or 7 years ago. Mercy, I can't remember now. It was for my granddaughter as she was going to be in a wedding. I still have the scars from the hot glue gun and pin marks from using a needle and thread. 😳 I have no clue how long it ago it was when I jumped on the "tin can" wagon. This was the first little tin can I decorated and it sat on my desk and held pens and pencils for a long time. I remember that Marty swore I cooked way more than I needed too just so I could save the CANS ! This was the first one I ever tried my hand at. Later on I winded up hosting a bridal shower with a rustic theme and I had CANS painted and decorated out the ying-yang! I need to find those pictures.  Decorating tin cans is still very popular and so many ways to decorate and