Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Little Tablescape

Hello, Dear Ones!
I've set the table in the breakfast room and thought I would share it with you.

Aqua and sunshine. Looks like a summer morning to me.
Do you agree?
I popped right into Kroger and looked in the discounted flower bin
 and found these little lovelies for $3! Works for me!
I've used these little olden dishes. I love their delicate look.
They have the daintiest design in the center of the bowls, plates and around the border.
I don't know anything about them except I know they make me smile.
Hope you're smiling too! :)
Yellow flowers and yellow napkins are the sunshine of my little tablescape.
I really do love my milk glass pitcher and it makes a perfect holder for my sunshine! :)
Sniff...sniff!
I've added a quirky little retro looking lidded bowl. 
It seems a little too big for a sugar bowl.
Do I care? No, no Nannette, I do not care because I love it anyway.
I'll just poke some fluffy white clouds in it!
I bought two of these little teeny tiny butter dishes. 
They are the only things new on the table, 
well except the flowers, um, I mean the sunshine.
I wish the shop had had two more but alas only these two. 
I can put little butter pats in them...
oooooooooooooooooor maybe some dew drops!
This was a little Christmas gift and is perfect with my little table.
I poked in a little tea light candle for a little flicker.
You do know a firey romance can start that way ~ 
just a little flicker! :)
Well, there you have my little tablescape filled with aqua and sunshine! :)
You grab the bowl of fruit from the fridge and I'll take the quiche out of the oven! :)

I'm joining Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
No Minimalist Here for Open House Party
Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen for Share Your Cup Thursday
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
A Creative Princess for It's A Party
Stone Gable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
 The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Hungry

Girl you got this need to know what I'm all about  
There is something that you dig you can't figure out 
Well, you wanna know what moves my soul  
And what ticks inside of my brain 
But I've got this need I just can't control and it's  
A drivin' me insane, 
I can't take it
 
Because I'm hungry for those good things, baby  
Hungry through and through I'm hungry for that sweet life, baby 
With a real fine girl like you
 
I could almost taste it It's sweet as wine
There's a custom tailored world that I wanna own someday  
With a special place up high where we can stay alone you and me 
Girl, I'm gonna have it all someday if you'll just hang on to my hand 
If I break some rules along the way, girl, you  
You gotta understand 
It's my way of gettin' what I want now, 'cause I'm hungry
 
Yes, I'm hungry for those good things, baby
Hungry through and through 
Well, I'm hungry for that sweet life, baby  
With a real fine girl like you
 
I can almost taste it now 
Oh, it's sweet as wine  
Ain't gonna waste it now 
When it's finally mine
 
Gonna live each minute, fill the hours and days 
 'Til I've had my fill, girl, I'll be rollin' in it  
Yes, yes, you know I will, yes I will
 
'Cause I'm hungry for those good things, baby  
Hungry through and through I'm hungry for that sweet life, baby 
With a real fine girl like you
Hungry for those good things, baby 
Hungry through and through I'm hungry for that sweet life, baby  
With a real fine girl like you
~ sung by Paul Revere and the Raiders



Diva Time!


Hello, Dear Ones!
I've been a bit lazy...

Attention! Attention!!
We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post to bring you the latest breaking news in Blogland!
Oh my Most She's Lost It Ones, I tell you truly bathrooms and other rooms with mirrors are being broken into and beautiful ones are snapping. I, your most extinguished Queen of the Bathroom Divas, am here to do my most important business - Bathroom Business that is!
You can count on me to take on this challenge to detect the imposters who try to break into our most elite group.

Okay, Most Trembling Ones, hold on to your toilet paper cause here I go.
Okie dokie pokie...I do see a Most Gorgeous One who is most shiny and bright! She is clad to perfection and jewels are just dripping from her. I spy the most sparkling eyes and a smile to beat the band filled with the most pearliest of whites! We're getting close, Most Getting Excited Ones! I see gorgeous locks filled with highlights only a Bathroom can give. The most creamiest of complexions smoother than a baby's bottom! I see two slender arms with dainty creamy fingers attached to a camera! Yes! Yes! Most Jumping Up and Down Ones! We have a genuine Diva here in our presence! She does look a little bit familiar so let me gaze a little closer!
Most Do We Know Her Ones, this is our own Kim from Snug Harbor Bay!

Okay, Kim, please come and stand before me for the crowning.
Please hand me my robe, crown and golden toilet brush, Most Gloved Handed Ones.
Thank you so much. Now Kim, you have gone where most would fear to tread. You have put all that fear behind you and snapped! I now crown you a Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva. You are one now and will be one forever and ever and until the twelfth of never! Now go forth and wear your crown proudly and take the below Bathroom Diva button I have made with my very own talented dainty fingers just for you and display it proudly on your blog.

Oh, the excitement for me just never ends, Most Waving Your Toilet Paper Sheets Ones!
This Bathroom Business does this Diva's body good! I love my job and will never let you down.

Please know you can join our most elite group. If you don't want to read it here you can read all about this most splendid action under my header. 
This Queen of the Bathroom Beauty Snappers really does want you!! 
Also remember...if you've snapped once you can always snap for me again.
I love this stuff! :)

Snap, snap on!!

Taking Care of Business

You get up every morning
From your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There's a whistle up above
And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day
And I'll be...
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Work out
If it were easy as fishin'
You could be a musician
If you could make sounds loud or mellow
Get a second-hand guitar
Chances are you'll go far
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows
People see you having fun
Just a-lying in the sun
Tell them that you like it this way
It's the work that we avoid
And we're all self-employed
We love to work at nothing all day
And we be...
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Take good care of my business
When I'm away, every day whoo!
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
~sung by Bachman-Turner Overdrive

I'll leave you with our official Bathroom Business Song ~







Sunday, July 28, 2013

My Little Sun Porch

Hello, Dear Ones.
I thought I would show you today my little sun porch.
I know you've seen it many times but it looks a little bit different now since I've added a few pieces of furniture from my mother.

Here's how it used to look:


Here's how it looks now...
I think the wood pieces make it look a bit more grounded and cozy.
Here is The Finn. If you want to read about it just click HERE.
Here are my little wicker rockers on each side of the six legged table of Mothers. 
If you want to read about the table you can click HERE
I've moved the little wicker sofa over to this area that backs up to the den.
If you'd like to read about the dragon tea set on the coffee table you can click HERE.
I keep my shutter in here all the time with the little red tins hung on it.

Here's a little closer snap of the dragon tea set.
I have made all of the throw pillows on the sofa and rockers years ago but haven't tired of them yet.
I'm so talented like that you know! ;) I'm teasing.
I had to remove my little tray table and my Rooster lamp. I am a bit sad about that but there's no place to put them. I will survive, I'm sure.
Here's a snap to show you the relation the sun porch is to the den. The sun porch was a deck at one time and the previous owners of our house closed it in. 
So...one step down from the den and you're on the sun porch. Yep, it's messy in the den.
 We spend most of our time in there. Just keeping it real, people!
I decided to move the plant stand with the fern over here behind this rocker.
I like this look a lot better.
Hope you've enjoyed my little tour of my sun porch. I guess it'll stay this way for a while now!

I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase Party
Dwellings - The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
I've written a new post at my little RV blog if you'd like to read it just click HERE

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

In The Summertime

In the summertime when the weather is hot
You can stretch right up and touch the sky
When the weather's fine
You got women, you got women on your mind
Have a drink, have a drive
Go out and see what you can find

If her daddy's rich take her out for a meal
If her daddy's poor just do what you feel
Speed along the lane
Do a ton or a ton an' twenty-five
When the sun goes down
You can make it, make it good in a lay-by

We're no threat, people
We're not dirty, we're not mean
We love everybody but we do as we please
When the weather's fine
We go fishin' or go swimmin' in the sea
We're always happy
Life's for livin' yeah, that's our philosophy

Sing along with us
Dee dee dee-dee dee
Dah dah dah-dah dah
Yeah we're hap-happy
Dah dah-dah
Dee-dah-do dee-dah-do dah-do-dah
Dah-do-dah-dah-dah
Dah-dah-dah do-dah-dah

When the winter's here, yeah it's party time
Bring your bottle, wear your bright clothes
It'll soon be summertime
And we'll sing again
We'll go drivin' or maybe we'll settle down
If she's rich, if she's nice
Bring your friends and we'll all go into town

In the summertime when the weather is hot
You can stretch right up and touch the sky
When the weather's fine
You got women, you got women on your mind
Have a drink, have a drive
Go out and see what you can find

If her daddy's rich take her out for a meal
If her daddy's poor just do what you feel
Speed along the lane
Do a ton or a ton an' twenty-five
When the sun goes down
You can make it, make it good in a lay-by

We're no threat, people
We're not dirty, we're not mean
We love everybody but we do as we please
When the weather's fine
We go fishin' or go swimmin' in the sea
We're always happy
Life's for livin' yeah, that's our philosophy

Sing along with us
Dee dee dee-dee dee
Dah dah dah-dah dah
Yeah we're hap-happy
Dah dah-dah
Dee-dah-do dee-dah-do dah-do-dah
Dah-do-dah-dah-dah
Dah-dah-dah do-dah-dah
~ sung by Mungo Jerry



Saturday, July 27, 2013

Too Pooped To Pop

Hello, Dear Ones.
Yep. I'm too pooped to pop!
That means I'm tired.

 I need to clean the house but I'm too tired.
I need to clean out the fridge but I'm too tired.
I need to think of something to post about but I'm too tired.
 I found this cute amber glass pitcher a few months ago and needed to get some flowers to go in it. 
But I didn't because I'm just too tired.
I poked down these two yard birds by the pitcher because I was just too tired to be creative.

Do you ever just get so tired that you're too pooped to pop?
I do have an excuse. We've been out having fun in our little RV, Kiki!
It's tiring to have so much fun! :)

I'll get my rest and I'll get my creative juices back, I just know it.
Until then I'll just be too pooped to pop!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Too Pooped to Pop

Casey is an old man who wants to be a teen  
He goes to all the dances and they call him cha-cha King 
He cha-cha's when the band is playin' rock and roll  
He tries to keep in time but the beat leaves him cold
Because he's too pooped to pop, too old a soul 
Hips gettin' weaker when he tries to do this stroll  
And every time his feet get to go in one way  
Here comes a new dance and it's goin' to stray
Chicks told Casey, you better move man 
This is only a one night stand Casey wasn't in time but he was dancin' awhile 
Till a cramp caught his leg and he had to change his style
Because he's too pooped to pop, too old a soul  
Hips gettin' weaker when he tries to do this stroll  
And every time his feet get to go in one way 
Here comes a new dance and it's goin' to stray
Because he's too pooped to pop, too old a soul  
Hips gettin' weaker when he tries to do this stroll  
And every time his feet get to go in one way  
Here comes a new dance and it's goin' to stray
Casey finally learned to do the hoochie koo  
This might have been fine back in '22  
Now, I'm gonna give you fellows just a little tip 
If you wanna keep your girl you'll better get hip
Or, you'll be too pooped to pop, too old a soul  
You hips are gettin' weaker when you'll try to do the stroll  
And every time your feet gettin' to go in one way  
Here comes a new dance you'll be left to stray
~ sung by Chuck Berry



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Diva Time!




Hello, Dear Ones!
Today I wanted to...

Attention! Attention!!
We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post to bring to you the latest breaking news in all of the Land of Blog! Oh, yes sirree, this is most important, Most Has She Gone Crazy Ones!
I, you most high Bathroom Diva, am here to do my business. Bathroom business that is.
I will not fail you, No, no Nannette, I always get the gal!
That didn't sound right, did it?

Anyway, here I go!

Let's see...
I see a most gorgeous one who is clad to perfection! And look at her hair ~ beautifully filled with highlight, Bathroom highlights for sure. The most creamiest of complexions. And peepers! Glorious sparkly peepers! I see a glimpse of the pearliest of whites and they are so sparkling, Most You Must Put on Your Sunglasses Ones. I see a most slender arm with a dainty hand attached with fingers, marvelous creamy dainty fingers holding a camera! Yes! Yes! Most Jumping Up and Down Ones! We have a genuine Diva here!
Hand me my hanky so I can dab my brow! I'm excited can you tell?
 Now do we recognize this Most Gorgeous One? Yes, I think we do!!
Please pop on over and welcome Veronica to our most elite group.

Now then down to the Bathroom business I really love! Crowning our new Diva.
Please, Most Helpful Ones, would you hand me my crown, robe and golden toilet brush?
No, No!! I told you last time ~ the golden toilet brush! The one with Bathroom powers!
Thank you, Will You Ever Learn Ones. :)

Okay, Dear Dear Veronica, will you please stand before me?
You are about to enter a group of most darling gorgeous ones whom have gone where most folks would not go ~ a mirror (bathroom or other) to snap!
Yes, yes, many have tried and many have failed but you, Veronica, have prevailed.
I'm a poet and didn't know it! :)
I now crown you and you will be a Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snappy Diva now and forever and ever and until the twelve of never.
Now go forth and take the Bathroom Snapping Button and proudly display it on your blog to remind the world of your courage and make your friends jealous!



Oh, Most Marveling Ones, Bathroom Business does a body good. 
Yes, it does!

Now don't be sad if you don't belong to this group. You too can become a Daring Darling Bathroom Snapping Diva. Just run to your favorite Bathroom mirror or any mirror will do, I've gotten more lax in my olden age, and turn off the flash from your camera and snap a most gorgeous snap of yourself. You can make a post about this or just send me your snap. Let me know and I will come and get you, bring you here to my blog and present you to all of Blogland.
So, hurry, hurry while you're still gorgeous and you too can become a Diva!!


I'll leave you with our official Bathroom Diva son ~
Taking Care Of Business

You get up every morning
From your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There's a whistle up above
And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day
And I'll be...
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Work out
If it were easy as fishin'
You could be a musician
If you could make sounds loud or mellow
Get a second-hand guitar
Chances are you'll go far
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows
People see you having fun
Just a-lying in the sun
Tell them that you like it this way
It's the work that we avoid
And we're all self-employed
We love to work at nothing all day
And we be...
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Take good care of my business
When I'm away, every day whoo!
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
~sung by Bachman-Turner Overdrive






Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mother's Curio Cabinet


Hello, Dear Ones.
Most of you know my little Mother had to go into a nursing home about 3 months ago. She is doing pretty well and I go to see her every other day. I told her how you were all praying for her and she said she certainly appreciated it.

When we moved her things out of her apartment this little curio cabinet came home to my house.
It's not expensive or grand but my Mother loved it.
She and my daddy bought it when we lived in Roswell, New Mexico, from some friends of ours who owned a furniture store. So I've placed it in a little corner of my living room.
 I like how it balances the corner and across the room is my piano. 

 I'll open the door so you can see inside.
I've placed Mother's hand painted porcelain pieces in here.
She had a neighbor who painted these pieces and even taught others to paint.
I've seen lots of these painted pieces and I do believe this lady was one of the best.
 She was so good at the roses and see the little raised blue bird? Darling!
And the tiny little egg.
The tray has some gold on it. 
Mr. Precious and I bought her the little couple many years ago when we went to Denmark.
 More pretties.
 We bought these little geese in Spain for Mother, also many years ago and they are Lladro.
 More sweetness.
 Taking up the bottom shelf is this pretty round plate.
I do know Mother is glad I'm taking care of her things she loves so much.
 Hope you've enjoyed seeing my Mother's little curio cabinet today.
Well, will you look at that? 
Miss Chloe Dawn just has to poke her little tiny self into my snap.
Gotta love that little fuzzy face. :)
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Yesterday Once More

When I was young
I'd listen to the radio
Waitin' for my favorite songs When they played I'd sing along
It made me smile.

Those were such happy times
And not so long ago
How I wondered where they'd gone
But they're back again
Just like a long lost friend
All the songs I loved so well.

Every Sha-la-la-la
Every Wo-o-wo-o
Still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling
That they're startin' to sing's
So fine.

When they get to the part
Where he's breakin' her heart
It can really make me cry
Just like before
It's yesterday once more.

Lookin' back on how it was
In years gone by
And the good times that I had
Makes today seem rather sad
So much has changed.

It was songs of love that
I would sing to then
And I'd memorize each word
Those old melodies
Still sound so good to me
As they melt the years away.

Every Sha-la-la-la
Every Wo-o-wo-o
Still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling
That they're startin' to sing's
So fine.

All my best memories
Come back clearly to me
Some can even make me cry.
Just like before
It's yesterday once more
~ The Carpenters


Friday, July 19, 2013

Fried Salmon Patties

Hello, Dear Ones!
I grew up in the south and we ate 'all things fried'! Yumminess.
This is a wonderful little treat my Mother used to fry up for us 
and I've tweaked it a bit as the years go by.


Fried Salmon Patties

1 (14 3/4 ounce) can pink salmon
1/2 cup cornmeal 

2 eggs
2 tablespoons finely chopped onions

2 tablespoons diced green pepper
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped (optional)

Directions:

Open and drain the can of salmon. Clean by removing the skin and bones. 
In a medium bowl, add salmon, the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Shape into balls and press down to make the patties. 


In a large fry pan and on med-high, heat 3 tablespoons oil. Place patties in hot oil and brown the patties on each side, about 3 minutes per side.

Place the browned patties on a doubled paper towel on a platter or plate.

Hope you'll try these and I do think you'll love them.


Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Summertime

Summertime,
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high

Oh, Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry

One of these mornings
You're going to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take to the sky

But until that morning
There's a'nothing can harm you
With your daddy and mammy standing by

Summertime,
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high

Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry

~ by George Gershwin