Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Its Nice to be appreciated

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Boudoir photos taken at my home by Wesley Knapp

Not too bad for selfies
Taken at Bettina Mays 1940 Pin up girl class

Kathy's 4 Great Summer Salad Recipes

Kathy's Chickpea Salad
1 can chickpeas -drained
1/2 each red, orange, yellow bell pepper diced
1 small onion diced
1 small can sliced black olives
zest of one lemon and juice
1 bunch of cilantro chopped
1/2 jar Maries creamy Italian dressing
mix, chill, serve

Kathy's modified Russian Salad
1/2 each red, yellow, orange bell pepper diced
3 stalks celery diced
3 carrots peeled and diced
1/2 red onion sliced thin
1 bunch of radishes sliced thin
1 bunch parsley chopped
salt and pepper
I prefer to use a rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar as it is less acidic on the taste.
chill and serve

Kathy's Beet ,walnut and feta salad
1 can chopped beets drained
1 bunch green onions chopped
1/4 c walnuts
1/4 c feta
1 bunch parsley chopped
splash of vinegar and oil
dash of salt and pepper
toss, chill and serve


                                                Cucumber Salad
1 English cucumber peeled,halved and sliced into half moons
1/2 onion sliced in half moons
1/2 tsp dill and dill and celery seed mixed
1/2 bunch parsley or dill chopped
salt and pepper
1/2 c vinegar ( I like to use a mint lemongrass vinegar or a honey ginger)

The Garden 20114

Greg planting the garden

Lots of pretty posies

The garden all planted

The chickens having a tea party

Mary Kay Spring Fling

White Tea and Lavender bath soak spa sundaes $5

I have all the new Mary Kay for Spring in Stock

Satin hands mini gift baskets for Spring $15
Vanilla Satin Hands full size basket $40

Lemon Parfait  Pedicure set $34

My New sewing Machine

My parents got me a new singer sewing machine for my birthday. I have made  a few items pictured here. I didn't have any patterns , so I think I did pretty good for being a newbie and starting from scratch.
I have some great fabric I want to make a maxi dress with but I don't have the confidence level to do that one just yet.

Estate Sale

I happened to see a lady I generally see in passing around town having an estate sale. I stopped in and found this great bag. It is in perfect condition and still has the original lock and key. What a great retro find. I also picked up a cheese dome made from the top of a gallon wine jug. I love it and it goes great with the boats motif. I also found several pieces of pressed depression era glass and cute art deco cordial glasses.

The lady Elaine who was having the sale is 93 years old. She has lived in that house since she was 21. Her granddaughter lives several hours away and is the only living family she has, so she is moving there to live with her.

Up til last summer I would see Elaine on her riding mower , mowing the acre her house sets on.