Monday, April 14, 2014

Just a Day



Today

I placed a large chocolate bunny on my pine farm table

added

 a few new dried flowers and herds to my vintage wooden bowl

smiled

 at my Queen Elizabeth rose that is blooming

started

my day with oatmeal ,strawberries and bananas

gathered

 Chard from my garden to share with a friend








Today was just a day like so many other days in my life

filled

 with the quiet and simple things that make me just Dottie.



Monday, April 7, 2014

Blessed



I have been living days
of
quiet beauty
and
 sweet blessings....

The very best kind of days
I think....



I spied a tiny ladybug in my salad garden..just one of many...

 blooming sweet violets have graced the herb garden with a little romance....

I collected forty violets today..and made Candied Violets.....
I think they will look so pretty on my Easter cupcakes.

I am slowly reading this book. I want to linger in its beauty. 

Grandmother's gumbo is a very good way to chase away a damp,gray day.

 .

This was the sweetest blessing and I am so proud
of my grandson, Dax.

 ..First Communion Sunday...
I told you it has been the very best of weeks
and
I am thankful...

Smiles, Dottie

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sometime




Sometimes
I
need to get-away
and 
today was the day....




Smiles,
Dottie

Friday, March 21, 2014

Moment By Moments



The week has been... long and tiring 
and
I have been feeling under the weather.

I am taking it easy
choosing 
joy moment by moments.


on my windowsill today

this little bird looks under the weather,too

happy blooms on my patio

projects on my pine farm table

 mother loved wearing these fun glasses at her 90's birthday party


Smiles,Dottie


 'A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.” —Proverbs 15:30


Friday, March 14, 2014

Simply Happy




Happy St. Patrick's Day
(well almost)

I will give you a clue as to why this day is so special at my house!

My 
Dad and my brother are both named
Patrick Gordon
and
my son
John Patrick....


This week has been simply happy, nothing planned,
slipping slowly from one day to the other
taking me with it.

If you came to visit with me
and
 could not find me
I was.......

  looking for four leaf shamrocks
have not found one
but
I did find a gnome in the herb garden...

baking
  lucky charm cookies
don't know if they are lucky
 but
 they are magical ..... they keep disappearing...

at
 the library looking for a book that would give me an idea
how
  to save my valentine roses and not finding one.

 I should have looked in my bookcases first!

Can you guess what I made from the rose petals ?

Happy St. Patrick's Day
I wonder what he is looking for?
could it be four leaf shamrocks?
   magical cookies
very well used... how to books

  I made my valentine roses into potpourri

I pray your day is fun and filled with the things that make you happy!
Dottie

I am cooking Corned Beef and Cabbage on Monday .
Are you?



Thursday, March 6, 2014

What Day Is It?






What day is it?"
It's today," squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day," said Pooh.” 
― A.A. Milne







Just as my two favorite friends Piglet and Pooh said....

" It is today and it is my favorite
Lavender Blue
kind of day."

Dottie


Friday, February 28, 2014

It's Friday



Good morning!

It's Friday, the last day of February
and
the beginning of the weekend....

Let's have a beautiful day...



Smiles, Dottie