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May 23, 2017

ST. REGIS WEDDING IN WASHINGTON D.C.

I LOVE WEDDINGS.
Miss M is sharing her photos
that she took at the D.C. wedding last weekend.
It's about joy, happiness, family and faith.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the wedding.

Getting Ready




The Ceremony








 

The Reception














We wish this sweet newly married  couple all the 
love and happiness life can offer.
Thank you for sharing M!

May 22, 2017

WEDDING BELLS ARE RINGING IN WASHINGTON D.C.


The Divine Miss M and husband, Jay
enjoyed a whirlwind few days 
in our states capital.
Jay's college roommates' daughter
was saying her 'I DO'S'
at The St. Regis in D.C.


Upon arriving, they spent
the afternoon touring the city
seeing as much as they could manage in such a short time.
How thrilling.......


The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool


St. John's Episcopal Church


The President's kneeling cushions.....
Love this photo......


Saturday was a very busy day......
an afternoon wedding and an evening reception.
This is the lobby at The St. Regis.


How beautiful this must have been....
cannot wait to hear the details.


These cutie patooties have been friends since their college days.


I heard they danced the night away......
I just love weddings....


I am so, so glad they were able to
attend this very special wedding.....
they look like a million bucks
and it was fabulous
to enjoy some time away....
safe travels y'all.....


May 21, 2017

FUN FINDS AT WAL-MART

I normally love some
retail therapy at Target and Home Goods
but I also take my time browsing
through Wal-Mart when I am picking
up Mae Mobley's brand of cat food.
These are new favorites that came home
with me this weekend.

This trip was stocking up on
the sweet side of the pantry
and 
getting a few fun fashion items for summer.


Oh my word y'all.....
this is simply divine......


We love the Coffee Nut M & M's
They are going to look so darn cute in the PW little bowl....


My dear friend Colleen, in Maine
told me about these cookies....
let me tell, I keep a supply of these now....FABULOUS....
Thanks Colleen......


WE LOVE LITTLE DEBBIE'S
Little cherry pies are so perfect for summer, don't you think......


I really do not like spending alot of money on casual
leisure wear any more......why would you
when you can find some darling sports wear
for a great price.!
The brands from Bobbie Brooks, Catalina and White Stag
were very popular when I was in college so I am
thrilled to find these fashions.
Their line of GEORGE is also a cute fashion line.
Chiffon scarf wraps are very popular right now
and I chose this one for a night out in Austin....


I adore this little peasant top....
this is going to be so cool and breezy
when it's a scorcher of a July day..


Love this.....a soft gray and white which I
plan on pairing with a pair of white Capri's.


And lastly, a little halter denim blouse....
perfect with silver jewelry


I am still planting away for summer
How about you......?
What fun things are you finding for this summer??






May 19, 2017

EVERYBODY'S WAITING FOR THE WEEKEND


Hey loves!
What exciting plans do you have for the weekend?
Seems the world continues to be rather unsettling,
so as I always say....
"It's time to shake and bake!"


It's perfect weather to hang out poolside......


Going to the movies with the one I love.....


The Dinner!!!!!


Throwing steaks on the grill for Saturday night.....


The darling has proven himself to be
"The Grill Master!"


I've baked a Pineapple Upside Down Cake
for our sweet ending!



Make some memories.....
enjoy your life!

May 18, 2017

CREAMY RICE PUDDING WITH BOURBON SOAKED RAISINS

Everyone knows that we Southerners love our sweets
and well, you can never tell who's in the mood
for buttermilk pie and who would like a little pudding!
Today, it's all about "the pudding!"


There is one sweet ending that comes to mind
when you are craving the best of "comfort food!"
And, that lovies, is Rice Pudding!
It was my Daddy's favorite of all times!
So, of course, I often made this for him when we
were home in Mississippi on the weekends.
Over the years, I have cultivated this old-fashioned pudding
to create the creamiest, most decadent rice pudding ever!
And, being a true southern belle,
I take a good bourbon,,,and soak the raisins until they
absorb all that golden goodness.........and,
in my book there is only ONE good bourbon
which is Jack Daniels!



1 cup rice
1 (12 ounce) can of evaporated milk
2 cups whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 egg yolks, beaten
1/4 cup butter
1 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/4 cup raisins
2T. bourbon


Take the 1/4 cup raisins
and place in a small bowl.
Add 2 T. bourbon and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, add the rice.
Stir in the evaporated milk and whole milk,
along with the sugar.
Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a gently boil.
This is important to gently stir mixture
until this reaches a boil.
Turn heat to low and allow mixture to thicken.
When most of the rice has absorbed the milk,
remove from heat and gently and slowly,
stir in the beaten eggs and yolks, stirring all the while.
Place back on heat and stir for two minutes on low.
Remove from heat, add spices, vanilla and raisins.

You can allow the pudding to set at room temperature for about
30 minutes for a really creamy consistency.
If you wish a firmer pudding,
bake at 350 degrees F. for about 15 minutes.
We serve this pudding warm, but it can also be served cold.
Store, covered,  in refrigerator until all is used.