Thursday, August 24, 2017

You Are Never Too Old to Blow Bubbles

I've been a little grumpy.

First, Trader Joe's discontinued their Wasabi Mayo.

I love TJs Wasabi Mayo.
Apparently, I may have been the only one who did.
But if that is the case, why did they carry it for the last four years?
Thankfully, I have an unopened jar in the pantry.

Wasabi Mayo

The weather hasn't helped.
UGHUST has arrived in all her hot and humid glory.
In addition to sunscreen, one needs something to keep themselves cool.
Fruit bars help.
The creamy coconut is delicious.

Coconut Fruit Bars

Hurricane Harvey doesn't help.

Since it is too hot to be outside,
I took the opportunity to finish a shawl.
This was a Marley Bird KAL.
The pattern called for chunky Red Heart yarn.
I don't "do" chunky ... I'm too short.
I look swamped by "chunky"!
I made the shawl in Red Heart Soft and repeated a couple of sections.

Dreaming about cooler weather!


It was hard to be grumpy when the kitties Kit Nip Box arrived.
They always enjoy new toys -- at least for a couple of days!

My Texas Market Box arrived at about the same time.
I really enjoy this box.
Each box includes the best small-batch,
artisan goods from farmers' markets and local Texas businesses.
The Texas Market folks make monetary donations to the Houston Food Bank.
Double win!

There is a theme for each month and this one was Gulf Coast Summer.
Garlicky Greengo Sauce, Gulf Coast Fish Fry, Sea Salt Soap Bar,
Island Seasoned Sea Salt and Organic Watermelon Lime Tea.


Nothing can chase the grumps away faster than a new mug and tea!

The Watermelon Lime Organic Green Tea came in the box.
I'm going to try it next -- iced. 
The mug is from Susan Branch.
The Blue Bird is one of her new designs.

Do you have the grumps?
You are never too old to blow bubbles!

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Thursday, August 17, 2017


Some of my favorite things from the week:

- Fresh onion bagels

- New addition to the neighborhood

- Sunflowers in my favorite hand-thrown jug

- Pretty pink kalanchoe in the atrium

- Toad singing by the pond

New babe

atruim flowersPond Music

It really is all about the Little Things.

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Little Things Thursday

Five On Friday

Willy Nilly Friday


Monday, August 7, 2017


I'm still celebrating my May birthday!
One of my sisters-by-choice sent me this tea set.

Tea Set

I really like the mesh strainer.

Tea Set

The decoration is different on the front and back of the tea pot and cups.

Tea Set

I like the green leaves.

I used to bake a lot ... by scratch.
Not any more.
I've gotten very lazy!

I was cleaning out the pantry and found a package of Sticky Fingers 
Carrot Spice Scones.
Just toss the mix into a bowl, add water, mix, bake.


They look good and are tasty!

Tea Mosaic
Tea and Scones

Wishing YOU well and much joy!