Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I love picking flowers and putting them in a mason jar; reminds me of the era of my Grandmothers. I placed this simple arrangement in the hall bathroom so my daughter, who is a little garden fairy, could enjoy their beauty while washing her hands.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Bit of Texas in a Jar

Is it possible to have a bit of Texas in Florida? It seems that is the case this time of year in the form of Texas Bluebonnets popping up all over the Sunshine State. With Bluebonnets being the state flower of the Lonestar State and with me being a 6th generation Texan, it is a heartfelt pleasure of Texas sized proportions to have a bit of my home state in an apple juice jar sitting on my kitcen table here on the east coast of Florida.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Flower Thyme!

Seeds and Bulbs-Bulbs and Seeds

New gardening gloves for Mother (6th generation Texan) and Daughter (7th generation Texan)
and Texas Bluebonnets for our
patch of land here in Florida.

Lots of seeds for future flowers and my daughter's new gardening gloves

Custard, living his charmed life, sometimes in the Garden

Bookworms Need Sunshine

Saylor loves to read. She read and finished an entire series for the first time all by herself-The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. As a reward, I gave her the Diary of Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Journal wimpykid.com 

Hugs and Quiches

Hugs and Quiches for my Love.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Day at the Fair

I can't think of a better place to be on a beautiful Spring day than the annual Clay County Fair in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Saylor and I had a wonderful time together. The smell of cotton candy, BBQ, and livestock brought back memories of my home in Texas. Our area is so pleasant and the county does a great job on making the fair feel downhome and local. I couldn't help but recall the fair scenes from Charlotte's Web when Wilber wins the Grand Prize.

Pig races are quite entertaining. Some pigs are fast and some pigs are slow.

This little piggy went "Wee Wee Wee" all the way home

You can get just about everything on a stick at the fair. We opted for Chicken on a Stick.

The Strawberry Shortcakes were especially tempting

You can even eat Chinese food at the fair

But, if you're feeling adventurous, you might enjoy some Alligator Eggs. Gotta love Florida!

Baby Pot Belly Pigs For Sale

You've got to appreciate a goat who knows how to stand in the most opportune place---Right next to the food dispenser! Saylor had a hard time putting her quarters in the machine to get food b/c the goat was using his tongue to try to get the money from her hand and the food from the dispenser as it cranked out.

Lemonade is a great way to refresh

You've gotta wear a lemonade face when ordering lemonade

You absolutely have to get some Cotton Candy!

Of course, having a sweet little girl to enjoy the fun with is a MUST!

A Saucy Inspiration

It wasn't the first time I found myself in the store wondering what to make for dinner and trying to avoid the same old-same old. I was in the pasta aisle and came across this pasta sauce. I have learned that just about any product with the picture of a mother and/or the word "Mom" added to it is usually gonna be pretty good. It became the inspiration for a yummo pasta dinner. The sauce was delicioso! I will certainly buy it again!

Of course, the organic portobello mushrooms looked equally appealling

and what is a yummo pasta dinner without one of my top five favorite wines? I love this wine named after Francis Coppola's daughter, Sophia. It is a very light blush which runs in the $17-$20 range depending on where you buy it.

Yay, Me!!!

I received my very first blog award!!!! Thanks so much to Julie w/ jam-n-jilly.blogspot.com !!!!
I am ubber thrilled and encouraged to continue my online blogging and journaling with this Sunshine Award!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

An Easter Dress for Saylor

What is prettier than an Easter dress? An Easter dress embroidered with lilac-colored flowers. And what is even better than that? A beautiful sweet girl to wear it....and a matching dress for her doll, of course!

Driving Miss Daisy and her doll, Felicity.

Easter Gloves....notice the dyed fingers?

New Shoes for Church

and a bunny from Daddy

He is Risen!

Mass on Easter Sunday is always joyful. The dome of our church, St. Joseph's Catholic Cathedril, is always so captivating. Each window captures an image of the Holy Spririt in the form of a dove.

Alter of our church

After Mass in front of the alter. Two dolls in identical Easter dresses.

The tomb displayed for Easter

Before heading to an Easter Brunch at Mimi's Cafe, we had to stop for some quick convenient store munchies. Saylor was famished from such a long Easter Mass.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt...Princess-Style, of course! Saylor running around the backyard looking for eggs was as sweet as could be. I can't decide which of these pics is my favorite.

Miss Easter Lily

I love this girl soooooo much!

Searching for the Golden Egg

and finding the Golden Egg

Pretty as a picture

Giving her Daddy a smile

Easter Eggs