|Vintage apron love...|
Once again this week has gone by so fast! I can hardly believe it is almost the 4th of July. We have hosted a get-together here with Mr. & Mrs. Christopher and her family (and a few friends) in years past but this year we didn't plan anything. We'll let the kids celebrate elsewhere while we have a quiet Holiday.
Hubby is still feeling quite miserable so we'll have burgers and baked beans here. I may get wild and crazy and buy a bag of Lay's potato chips and French onion dip... a not-so-healthy treat. We'll agree not to tell my doctor. Although he is really nice and may permit it on such an occasion.
I do love July, though. I have always loved the 4th of July celebrations, picnics, and it is my birthday month. Can you believe it has been a year (within a few weeks) that our family all spent a week together in South Haven, Michigan to celebrate my ummm... new decade? ;)
Oh, just a quick note... if you have e-mailed me and have not heard back recently. It is because I've had trouble accessing the Desktop to sit down and write. The iPad is fine for those quick tap, tap, tap replies but not when I want to wax poetic about anything. I hope to write back very soon.
So... here is a 4th of July edition of My World this Week. ;)
Coming Home is my summer fiction "go to" book at the moment. I have enjoyed reading three of her other books and have been curious about this once since it is often listed as a favorite. It was 99 cents at Goodwill. A good time to give it a try.
Anything is my latest review book which I will ummm... review. Next week. Spoiler alert. It is pretty wonderful.
Honey & Jam is the new cookbook by a favorite young blogger. I know, I didn't need any more cookbooks but I used credit for this one. (Thank you!) It is absolutely lovely, as is her blog. Some of the cake recipes are old fashioned and familiar, others more well known in the South, and others she created that look really good. It will eventually go on to my bakers extraordinaire in New England. Some day.
I'm not giving my link to Amazon for this beautiful book. She's going through a rough patch as her mother passed away suddenly a few months ago. So if you love to bake and you love pretty photos of the Smoky Mountains... read her blog and follow her link to make the purchase. If you have time, read the archives. Her blog can be found... here.
WatchingHere... Yes, it is so vintage 1970s but that is part of the fun!
4th of July on the Porch
|Tacky 4th of July pillow, a wonderful find for the porch last week at Goodwill!|
|Loved this pot and the flowers in it that was on clearance for a few dollars at Walmart.|
|Bush beans in front, pole beans on the teepee, pretty marigolds, and weeds.|
So it started with this box that I keep in the van to hold small items I don't want to tip over. Like the herbs I brought home from the nursery. I made the mistake of laying the box by the door before taking it back to the van.
At which time, someone who will remain nameless (but has a lot of fur) claimed it as her own. She will eventually tire of it. We hope.
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