Friday, June 17, 2016

This and That





1. Hard to believe.
I'm already getting emails featuring Halloween!
Maybe it will make me feel cooler.
We are well into the feels like temps over 100.
Heat Advisory Time.


Halloween Collage
Pier One Email



2. Every year on Flag Day (June 14) I look for my Uncle Sam flag for the balcony
and my Uncle Sam Welcome sign for the front door.




Welcome



It's also not a bad time to start looking for the patriotic decor for July 4th!



Star Spangled Girl




3. I love carnations.
They are a cheap flower and last such a long time.
Getting ready for red, white and blue time!



Carnations



4.. The Summer Solstice is just around the corner.
You might want to celebrate by making Honey Herby Cookies.
You can find the recipe here.



Source


5. Just about the same time each year,
I look out into the garden and see the little Inca Doves.
Magic!




Inca

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Willy Nilly Friday

Five on Friday

Home Sweet Home




36 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Those cookies look delicious, a real feast for the eyes

eclectichomelife said...

Those honey herby cakes looks divine. but info already about Halloween, that really is far too early x

Mascha said...

Solstice cookies - what a great idea! Thanks for the recipe.
The bear and the doll are so cute... and the doves.
Have cool shadows at the weekend

Sharon Koole said...

Those cookies look wonderful. I can't believe it is almost midsummer already! That means the days will start getting shorter. I don't think I'm ready for that yet!

Have a great weekend

Amy at love made my home said...

Gosh definitely too early to be thinking Halloween, we haven't even had midsummers day yet, or even really the summer! These companies can be a bit over keen cant they. Sit back and enjoy midsummer and your delicious cookies in the meantime!! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, hope you have a great weekend! xx

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

It may be early, but those Halloween decorations were brilliant! I love Carnations too, especially because they last so long xx

Patsy in Nixa, MO said...

I can see that you love holidays. Me, too. Somehow they divide the year into segments which are more manageable than a whole year at once.

Looking forward to your 4th of July decor. Hope you'll have photos. My cards are all ready to mail and today I picked up flag stamps at the post office.

Michelle said...

Those cookies are beautiful!

Ida said...

Your patriotic decor is so cute.
Those cookies sound intersting.
The doves are lovely birds.

knitbakecultivate said...

Amazing cookies, I have never seen anything like them! Love the cat bunting. Have a lovely weekend.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like that little "Miss America" figurine with the frosted stars-and-stripes dress!

Marie C said...

Oh, I love the red-white-and-blue theme you are sporting. It's almost time for that big important day! Those cookies look amazing! I am going to copy the recipe. Have an awesome week!

Denise inVA said...

A wonderful post, enjoyed all the photos very much. And those cookies do look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Latane Barton said...

What a fabulous post. I love your red, white and blue decorations. It reminded me I should be dragging mine out. I loved your blog so I am going to follow it.... often....

Tom said...

let's not rush this halloween stuff

Mac n' Janet said...

What great decorations for 4th of July. I fully expect to start getting Christmas ads soon.

Linda said...

I like red white and blue stuff! Your inca doves are cute.

Adam said...

It'll be halloween before we know it

bettyl-NZ said...

That's a bit early for Halloween!! But it's never too early to be patriotic. Great photos.

doodles n daydreams said...

I enjoyed your five, thanks for sharing.

Diana

Maggie said...

Such a diverse 5 you've collected this week, loved your patriotic little lady and the doves.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

What a lovely post! Your red, white and blue decorations are really pretty and the photo of the Inca doves (I needed to google them) is beautiful.
Wishing you a happy Sunday and a little bit cooler weather!

handmade by amalia said...

I want to give the Honey Herby Cookies a try, they are so pretty.
Amalia
xo

Gracie Saylor said...

While I am not familiar with Inca Doves, yours look like a very sweet introduction to the breed. I have been gathering red, white and blue things around me and found a small USA flag...but was a day late in getting it out for Flag Day. The herbal cookie recipe looks very sunny and tasty. I am visiting you from near Portland, Oregon, thanks to Amy's Link Up and I hope you are having a happy weekend.

Eilis said...

The patriotic girl is just the cutest. You have inspired me to do some 4th of July decorating!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

The cookies look wonderful - and the doves are so sweet.

Die Nähmeise said...

oh, i admire your your blue and white tea cup with little birdie in the middle ! I also would love to try the cockies.
Greetings from Germany, Carmen

Biljana said...

So many pretty things! Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful week!

Lady of the Manor said...

Those cookies look delicious! I'm going to have to try them. Love your patriotic decor. I've kept some of our Flag Day things out and will use them again next month, if we haven't packed up to move by then. Happy week!

The Charm of Home said...

I saw those cookies on Pinterest this week. They are very pretty. I am not ready for fall yet. I usually start getting in the mood for it at the end of July. Lol! Have a Happy Summer!

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Those Inca Doves are quite wonderful, never seen one. Love your patriotic decor. The little porcelain gal is gorgeous. xox

Beth Niquette said...

What a lovely set of interesting items! I especially liked the cats with their tails hanging down. Have a lovely day!

Tanya Breese said...

halloween?!!! those are really cute craft ideas though! i love your patriotic stuff, especially the little bear! those cookies look too pretty to eat! thank you for linking with willy nilly!

Alison said...

Those cookies look delicious! I love your red, white and blue stuff, the carnations go well with it and 4th July will soon be here! :-)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I love your patriotic decor, especially the cute table setters...cute Halloween mantle hangers too- how neat...I wish I were creative enough to make something like that. Halloween will be here before we know it.

Deborah Cline said...

Oh, my favorite underrated flower, Carnations, yes, cheap, long blooming and so easy to grow! Have some in my garden!

Debby
Debbygoesshabby.blogspot.com