Showing posts with label simple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label simple. Show all posts

Sunday, November 23, 2014

What do they say about old dogs?

I am always amazed at the simple things in life one of those being my husband, loving shrimp now after 28 years of marriage.  The man hates soup in any form and can bring me to tears with his pretty strong protests, but, now enjoys this firm, flavorful yet bouncy morsel.

The Japanese phrase 'Puri-Puri' (POOR-ee POOR-ee) describes the texture or mouth feel when prepared perfectly.

Our Sunday day trip was to Altoona after a wonderful breakfast with gracious friends at their home of buckwheat pancakes and strata.  The Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice coffee was a bonus :)  We were heading out around 1:00 then with a bottle jack from Harbor Freight, that is actually needed to complete the jeweler's hydraulic press set-up, on the list as well as picking up groceries for Thanksgiving being THIS coming Thursday.

What is on your menu for the holiday?  Sweet Potato Pie is the only new addition the rest is Thanksgiving dinner as usual.  Brined Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, cranberry, dried corn, buttered peas, rolls and pies-  same old, same old.   I would not have it any other way, nothing like a house filled with those aromas and the leftovers.

Do you have the perfect brine?  Or stuffing recipe to share?  What makes your spread your very own?

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Boyer's candy factory in Altoona, Pa. Is a favorite stop while there with DH buying 5 lbs of imperfect peanut butter cups every time.
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Friday, February 22, 2013

a colorful life.....

Beauty is in the details of life from the time your feet hit the floor in the morning as you step out of bed until the end of the day with that nightly glass of water in the way it glides past your tongue with that cold sensation traveling down your throat.
 In today's treasury I tried to capture simple thoughts and those small events that make up our day or week.  Some of the collection is nostalgic with the vintage travel trailer print or the little owl transistor radio that I have been in love with for quite sometime or a new handmade utilitarian piece such as the blue textured pitcher that would hold juice on the breakfast table each morning. I chose some with the idea of looking at that simple thought in a new way like the Let's Go Ride Bikes' letterpress print or that fab wooden leaf puzzle.  What is your moment or moments in the day that bring you to center?
enjoying,
xoxo

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

small things in life

I am drawn to those fleeting moments during the day that bring it all together and there are many, for the smallest of moments are the most important. A wall of friendly handmade framed work, a collection of milk glass vases found at a household sale, the sun hitting the front porch railing from the kitchen window or a late breakfast with my family around the kitchen table.
A photography challenge is a lovely way to capture them reinforcing in us that our lives have meaning and are very important in feeding our souls also.
So as each theme presents itself my immediate reactions are to the simplest of vignettes in my house usually, lol ;) This imagery reinforces that I am here in this world at the moment bringing me back to center.
enjoy,
xoxo

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