Showing posts from April, 2021

Friday Favorites: The Week of the April Snowstorm

 It was such a weird week weather-wise.  We had snow, warm sunny days in the 70's, and one day that was so windy it flipped over a small table we had out on our patio.   We woke to SNOW on Friday!   (That exclamation point is more for shock than joy)... And not just a small little flurry either.  By 9:00 we had quite the ground covering and it just kept coming down until afternoon.  I spent the day inside reading a few good books and washing/folding lots and lots of laundry. The boys all headed off to work on Saturday with their grandfather.  The younger two boys were painting boards while Ian worked on other projects.  I spent my morning in the kitchen whipping up a batch of cookies for my father in law's birthday dinner then worked on cleaning the house. We had a fabulous dinner together.   I made oatmeal/raising/ walnut cookies he requested And some plain oatmeal cookies I made into sandwich cookies with cream cheese frosting in the middle We spent lots of time with family

Encouraging Hearts and Home: I'm Back! Did You Miss Me?

I took a mini blogging break this week and I hope no one really noticed I was gone.  I have been feeling rather apathetic about my blog, coming up with post ideas, and even taking photos lately.  That's usually a sure sign for me that I need a break.  Often if I take a few days or even a week to just stop thinking about blogging altogether I am flooded with ideas and start to miss that creative outlet.   But I couldn't let a Thursday go by and NOT help host our Encouraging Hearts and Home hop!  I have a few random favorites from last week's party and can't wait to see what you will be sharing with us today. And Now, It's Time for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!     Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home . We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive

Photos of the Week: April 17th

For the 15th week of the I Spy challenge  I had to dig deep!  I'm not sure if the prompts were tricky for me or if I just struggled because we spent so much time at home.  I rarely think to grab my camera when we're just sitting around the house on rainy days.  But whatever the case may be I did manage to come up with my 5 photos that I am relatively happy with.   -turquoise-- From light to dark; turquoise and blue tones are my favorites.  -pill(s)-- It's that time of year where I need to remember to my allergy pill every morning. -dots or stripes- - I loved how the water looked like stripes behind these turtles that were sunning themselves on our hike. -starts with A -- Cupcake Charlie's had such an assortment of cupcakes that it was hard to pick just one! -your choice One of my favorite places to visit each week; our library Linking up with: