Monthly Archives: December 2010

A New Tread for A New Year

One of the steps outside our screen porch was in need of a new tread. Every time I stepped up onto it, I kept thinking “one of these days, that is going to come off”. My husband did this little … Continue reading

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A little trip to New Orleans

Earlier this month I spent a few days in New Orleans with my parents.  They were visiting us in Texas and on their way to Florida for the winter. So I hopped in the car with them and we drove … Continue reading

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Starting a Puzzle

It has been years and years since I have worked a puzzle of my own. My Gram worked on puzzles a lot. My mom often has one she is working on one of the tables on the porch at the … Continue reading

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Crunchy Croutons

I baked 3 loaves of bread last week with croutons in mind. We have been eating a lot of fresh greens from the garden. With the greens I add other veggies like cucumber and tomatoes, shredded or chucks of the … Continue reading

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It’s all in how we see things

I went out the front door the other day to get the mail. There were a few leaves scattered near the door. To me they looked like footprints (leafprints) wandering across the porch. It is all in how we see … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sounds

This is one of my favorite sounds in the kitchen. There is just something soothing about the the trickling sound of water. (Unless you really need to go to the bathroom) Sincerely, Emily

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Split Pea Soup post Thanksgiving Ham

Pea soup is always on my mind after Thanksgiving. After everyone has come and gone. After all the left-overs are gone. So I am really talking about at least a week after Thanksgiving, maybe more. The ham bone has been … Continue reading

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From the house of cat naps and fur balls…

I used to sign all our emails “From the house of cat naps and fur balls” I think I need to go back to that. Sincerely, Emily

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A Simple Decoration

Over the years I have used pine cones to decorate with during the holidays. I have also used them to create different things. A simple basket of pine cones was always nice sitting on the fireplace hearth. Oh, but how … Continue reading

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Saving Seeds

Saving seeds is important to me. It gives me a chance learn, enjoy and admire plants in a different way. I grew up in a family that enjoyed being outside doing many different activities and I learned early on how … Continue reading

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