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Monday, September 1, 2014

August Photo Album

Beautiful heirloom tomatoes at a Whole Foods class.

Pears growing on an organic farm in TN.

TN barn.

I have no idea what these are.  They are in a blacksmith's workshop.  I liked the composition of round and square shapes.

Ball bearings in the same workshop.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

August In The Rear View Mirror

What a month!  The cool July slid into a hot and muggy August.  Outdoor projects came to a screeching halt.  This girl does not like to sweat!  There is always plenty to do inside...right?

Since I loathe sitting still, I did a makeover on our guest bedroom along with decluttering the closet.  Plus I started a makeover of our master bathroom.  I’m really hoping I get it done tomorrow!  Darn wallpaper slowed me down hugely.  It’s coming off inch by inch.  Ugh!

Our only trip was up for Little Bird’s 5th birthday.  The Little Pony fiesta was a hit with everyone and she added to her wee herd nicely. 

It’s been a social month, with visits to and from old friends and new.  A friend of Himself’s came for dinner for the first time and was a wonderful visit.  So much fun to make a new friend! 

Lots of events and meeting this month.  We had our first meeting for Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection.  It’s only 77 days until collection starts!! the way, hope you have a fun Labor Day tomorrow!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Salud! at Whole Foods: Flavor Profiles (Recipe: Thai Red Curry Chicken)

On Wednesday Himself and I were back down to Whole Foods for a cooking class.  But this time we were students instead of volunteers.  It felt kinda of weird to be wearing a white apron (student) instead of a black apron (volunteer).

The class was a new one called 'Flavor Profiles'.  It used the classic seasonings of four locations (France, Morocco, India, and Thailand) on a basic chicken to contrast the differences.

It was a great class!

We did the Thai recipes.  (Yes... it was VERY hot in the kitchen.  I was roasting!)

A summery of Thai flavors.

Simmering our dish.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Music...

"The Shack Up Inn", Clarksdale, MS

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Time To Travel

With this hot muggy weather, I've been working around in the house instead of outside.  I have a big project going on right now, but I also am having some fun with some rearranging of shelves.  The instant gratification of getting a shelf done is so nice when you've been working on a project that drags on and on!

The shelves that need the most updating are in the living room.

A 'time to travel' theme kind of fell together for me.  (Imagine that!)

It's ironic tho that most of the pieces on this shelf are not from our travels!  LOL  In fact, most of it is from Home Goods.  The soap stone infinity knot on the far right is from Kenya and the old padlock is from a local yard sale.

This shelf has more personal stuff.  The photo to the left is Himself and I in Cartagena, Columbia.  The frame has the "A time to..." verses from Ecclesiastes.  The suit case was my Dad's... he used it on his senior trip!  The picture with the windmills is a mixed media piece I made.  The old globe is from a yard sale.

Fun stuff!

I am really pleased with how it turned out.  It is so us!

Two shelves down... about 15 more to go!