Gardening, cooking, crafting and being Nannie

Monday, May 4, 2015


 My favorite iris
 Lots of buds
Azaleas blooming everywhere.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Thirteen Years Ago Today

This little lady came into our lives
happy, happy birthday Livvie.
We love you.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Those moments you want to always remember.


The little one spent the night here for the first time. She did great. I was afraid there
would be tears for her momma but she is always so happy at being at
Nannie's house.
There is this huge tree at the end of our porch. It is my favorite tree and under it there is
a space that is perfect for sisters to play in the
secret fairy place.

I love this picture of the two of them, 
They were talking and the little one was making
mud pies out of dirt and grass.
But they were too hot so she told her sister to
be careful.
Definitely going to use this picture on a scrapbook page for each of their books.

Friday, February 20, 2015

One of these days

I will get my ducks in a row and start posting here
I have to admit I seem to like reading
Better than writing.
I always like taking pictures.
We were at my daughter's the other day and oldest
grand was blowing bubble gum bubbles.
Youngest grand was adorable trying to figure out what that was
all about.
I adore the two of them. They make me smile.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The trees are down and the decorations packed away.

I have to admit it makes me sad packing away all the decorations.
I have things that were gifts, things I've bought, things I've made, things my daughter and nieces made.
I even have a couple cross stitch things my mom made.
I also have my mother's first tree.
I love having something my grandmother held on to for many years.
Christmas gets here and I always feel like there are so many things I should have done.
I made one kind of cookie this year. 
That is it.
I tried a new recipe for a cake which was good but was just so time consuming.
I decided this past Thanksgiving and Christmas I have to streamline my cooking.
I was exhausted. 
Of course I was also sick off and on for weeks.

Anyway just a few random pictures cause I like them.

And it is so cold here. 

In the teens this morning.

This is a slice of the Peppermint Cheesecake cake I made.
It was very good.
From the Southern Living website.

I accidentally left this up and think I will leave it until we get
a Southern Snow.

I love this picture of #1 granddaughter when she was around #2s age.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas morning

We spent Christmas morning at my daughter's

We had a lovely brunch

and got to see the girls open their presents.

Monday, December 22, 2014


I think I found this recipe in Taste of the South.
It is so simple with just 3 ingredients.
I made 2 batches today so have a tin full to take to a friend.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F

Cream together until light and fluffy
1 cup softened butter
and 1/2 cup sugar
Stir in 2 cups all-purpose flour.
Pat into a 13 x 9 inch pan.
Bake 30-40 minutes until lightly browned.
Remove from oven.
Prick with a fork in a zigzag pattern to allow steam to escape.
Allow to cool then cut. 
(I love the tins with the clear tops, I just got 2 but maybe I can find more of them).