Thursday, January 16, 2014

Giving Thanks on a Gray Day and Garlic peeling

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 I have these little rocks to remind me daily of things I need to concentrate on in my life. Today is a gray day and I am thankful for journals and cozy blankets.  photo IMG_6584.jpg

I have an addiction for orange variegated roses---But they are sooo cheerful  photo IMG_6586.jpg Don't you think?  photo IMG_6587.jpg You can even see how bright the roses look on a gray day---they are back on the left in the photo  photo IMG_6590.jpg Below is my favorite candle  photo IMG_6588.jpg This is my newest Chalk board saying:  photo IMG_6593.jpg AND I love the old books  photo IMG_6595.jpg

There is something about warm wood tones that cheer my heart:  photo IMG_6599.jpg

And there is nothing like a bright apron to do cooking in! 
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I am so glad my son convinced me to save this little happy sugar dispenser when I was down sizing. It is something I love.  photo IMG_6606.jpg

Making blueberry banana muffins for the guys (using up our old bananas--is also so homey on a gray day. Recipe here photo IMG_6609.jpg tada  photo IMG_6611.jpg and last of all for this post --experimenting with shaking the garlic in a pot to get them loose and 1/2 way peeled--Martha Steward strikes again  photo IMG_6614.jpg

She did it in 2 bowls but it is easier in my pot!!!
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  1. Kim
    I can see we have a whole lot more in common than just our names!
    I love AC mysteries too. Do you like Mrs. Pollifax too?
    I love you Reds, your rocks, and your Roses!

  2. Amen to all those things you like! And cool video. Thanks!



  3. I love the video….great tip! I like this post…so positive. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    You are too cute in your apron.

  4. Look at you in that cute red apron. :) I love your house.

  5. ((((((you))))))

    thank you for all; for your heartwarming sharing and for your sweet support… and for your SWEET HEART. xoxoxoxo

  6. Looks like you know how to handle a gray day with grace! I've never heard of this garlic idea... I'm definitely going to try it! :)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.