Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Signs of Springs A Giveway go enter

I entered a giveaway here Cynthia has a wonderful little blog and I just love visiting and ohhing and ahhing over all her beautiful photo's. She is a Susan Branch fan and so am I.

She is so sweet to offer this giveway go over there and check it out today it isn't too late!

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Quilting Along

Isn't this just a pretty and bright quilt. I am joining group here to make it. It looks like fun and I expect to learn a lot. This lady is amazing. She loves bright colorful quilts and I am leaning that way myself. I guess I just need a little bright!

I am off to my sewing room now to find fabric. Oh and by the way whether your a beginner or not there are some great tips on her sight. Go over and check it out.

Making my Home A Sanctuary with a new quilt. (hmm..who will I give it to?)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

If you are a visitor to my blog you know that I love to read other blogs and get most of my thoughts and ideas from others. Today was no different I stumbled across this over at a blog called As For Me. I loved what I read and I'll be back over there visiting often. Today I was inspired there to join Lana at Blessed With Grace to do Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.
Over at As For Me I found a post about this...

Rice one of my favorite foods! And there was a tip on how to cook the perfect rice. I have to say Minute Rice is my personal favorite partly because I am not good at cooking regular rice but I do have a recipe I love and I want to share it and tempt your tummies today with my easy recipe for Spainish or Mexican Rice which btw in case you didn't know I think Mexican Food should be a food group.

Mexican Rice

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup uncooked, long grain rice
1 small onion, minced
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Cumin powder
3 Tbsp. tomato sauce
2 cups water

Heat oil in heavy saucepan; add rice and brown lightly. Add onion, salt and cumin.
Stir and cook until onion is transparent. Add tomato sauce and water. Bring to a boil. Cover tightly; lower heat and simmer 15 minutes.

This recipe has turned out perfect everytime I cook it. The only draw back is there is a lot of tomato sauce left over. But I am sure you can find a use for it.

Thanks As for me and my house and blessed with grace for Temptin' me to join the fun.
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Making My Home a Sanctuary

Monday, March 2, 2009

And what does your kitchen look like

Ouch! Yes that was my first thought when I read Rachel's challenge today. And what a day to begin and get back into her daily challenge's!

Here's what she said....

Today's Small Thing is to "put on" a fresh set of eyes....but not for your entire house. Just for your kitchen.

What is the first thing you would notice if you were a new guest? Piles of junk mail?No..thankfully Last night's dishes?Yes..(here's the ouch) Rice stuck to your stove top?Ouch...we'll it is spinach but does it matter?
If you knew that someone was going to stop in to visit in say, 10-15 minutes, what things would you tidy up in your kitchen?Do I have to answer the door? Probably not the inside of your oven, or the vegetable bin in your fridge.Ouch...this girl is tough You might scoop up the counter debris and deposit it somewhere, give the floor a quick sweep and at least get the dishes stacked next to the sink.I have no hope!
Just enough so that your new friend would be under the impression that you are industriously neat. I hope my new friend isn't too judging!

POINTS: 40 for seeing your kitchen with new eyes, and spending enough minutes on it that you could fool a visitor....I really think if I get this done I should log 80 points!

And here's the photo that Rachel posted it just cracked me up. At least it gives me something to smile about!