Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'm having a SALE!

I'm having a Sizzling Summer Barbecue Birthday Sale at my Etsy shop!! Yep...July 23 is my birthday and I am planning on celebrating for the next three weeks! From now until the 23rd all BBQ Style Aprons are 10% off the regular retail price! Instead of $18.95 now it's $17.00 (It should be $17.05 but I knocked it off 5 more cents...that's why I'm the boss!!) and there is FREE SHIPPING!!

So take advantage of the sale and get some Christmas presents early!!

Sales ends 7/23!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Field Trip!!

Yesterday I took the day off and went on a field trip! Well, actually, it was a road trip with Skippy and my cousin's daughter who is visiting from Florida. She is here in Middle Georgia visiting with her grandparents until the weekend. Skippy and I have been talking for awhile now about going over to Warm Springs to see the Little White House. With H. here, we decided now was the perfect time...what better way to get away from old people than a field trip?!

Warm Springs is only about an hour away... on a nice new 4 lane road with no traffic... almost the whole way! Skippy was hoping to drive but, alas, that was not to be! We left about 9:30 and with one detour we were there!!

The Little White House

Franklin D. Roosevelt built this house in 1932, before he was president, for him to be closer to the springs that were said to cure Polio. It is not very big but very interesting inside. Houses were smaller back then. This one had a kitchen, butler's pantry, two bedrooms and a living room on the first floor. I took a few photos!

FDR's Bedroom

The window is a door to the living room and I was standing in the doorway of the bathroom. The bathroom divides the space between his room and Eleanore's.

Eleanore and the Kids Bedroom

This room was used for Eleanore and some of the kids when they were there. Eleanore did not come very often!

Servants Quarters

The little windows on the top floor was were where the cook and the valet and his wife lived. There are two tiny bedrooms, a bathroom (with a toilet and sink only) and a living area.

Below is a two car garage...with large windows! Here's the cook's room!!

This is the Guest House!! I liked this one the best but could not get any pictures inside because people were in the way! It has a beautiful living room with a stone fireplace, one bedroom and a bathroom. So cute!! I can't wait to go back! Maybe I can get a picture then!

After a look around the museum and gift shop we headed out to the Pools.

We had to drive there but it was worth it! These massive pools are drained now but once a year (Labor Day weekend) they are filled for the public to enjoy for a cost of $20 apiece per adult. This also has a museum...with an iron lung! An eye-opener for my little group!

Once outside we were able to walk down into the middle pool to a fountain trough that had spring water flowing in it! The guide said for us to place our hands in the water and wait a few minutes before taking them out. When we did our skin was so soft! So were these people's skin!!

I can't imagine what swimming in it would feel like...Skippy thinks we need to go online are buy our tickets now for Labor Day! We will see!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

It's been 26 years since I lost my dad. It seems like just yesterday some days and other days... a lifetime ago.
Thanks for making me laugh!
Happy Father's Day Daddy!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'm in 2 Etsy Treasuries!!!

I am lucky enough to be in two treasury today!! The first one is Domestic Goddess!

Lots of black and white...and red! My Parisian Chic Potholders are featured!

The next on is What Kind Of Chocolate Are You?

This one is brown and blue. My Blue Chocolate Flowers BBQ Apron is featured!

Click on these links and enjoy!!

(Sorry about my screenshots! I do not have a photo editing, this is the best I could do with the free ones. :))

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fresh Herb Mayo!

Growing herbs this year? Try this refreshing addition
to your next BLT!

Fresh Herb Mayonnaise

2 cups mayonnaise*
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano

Stir all ingredients together.
*Low Fat Mayo can be substituted!

Keep refrigerated

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I have been watching the TV lately while I work... It brings great sadness to me.

I was in Mobile, Alabama a few years back for work. We had some free time so I decided to go out to Dauphin Island and see the beach. I took with me a girl from Montana who had never seen the Gulf. It was a little chilly but so pretty. We went to the West end of the island and walked on the beach. Being an East Coast girl I had never really seen the Gulf from this vantage point. My grandparents lived on the west coast of Florida, around Sarasota, so we always went there. It is so different. I had never seen oil rigs on the horizon before. Here at Dauphin Island they were right there. I remember thinking at the time that how sad it was to have that blocking the view.

We walked the beach going our own separate ways. I started snapping away with my camera.

There was damage from Katrina still there. Houses were being rebuilt. Businesses were coming back.
We had so much fun! It was so nice to get away to such a calming place. Sad now to think that greed and oil will destroy the beauty and way of life. I feel helpless. I don't want to think that these are the last clean images I have from there.

Please pray with me for the Gulf and that a solution is found soon!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tasty Tuesday..on Wednesday!

I had to take Sweet Mama to the doctor in Atlanta last week. While we were sitting in the waiting room I started flipping through Southern Living Magazine. I came across this tasty sounding recipe! Yummy!

Fresh Herb Spoon Rolls

1 (1- 1/4oz) envelope dry yeast
2 cups warm water
4 cups self rising flour
1/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup chopped chives
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine yeast and 2 cups of warm water in a large bowl. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in flour and remaining ingredients. Spoon into 2 lightly greased 12 cup muffin pan filling 3/4 full.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 -22 minutes until golden brown.

Makes 2 dozen