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January 12, 2017

BAKING DAY AT ESTELLE'S AND ADDING FLAIR IN ATLANTA


Oh yes, loves...
it was such an enjoyable day here in Texas!
How special to enjoy some outdoor time!
A 75 degree day.....marvelous!


The Nandina's have finally turned
the most beautiful shades...
they should have been this way in late Autumn
but the weather was just so mild.


I was very motivated in the kitchen today....
I know the Darling will be most appreciative....
A big pot of Mother's spicy chili.....


Homemade Buttermilk Cornbread


And....


his favorite Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake!


We actually have made progress on our puzzle...
once again, the darling proving he is a little better
at problem solving than me......


Mae Mobley LUVS throws....
every single one of them!
Just look at those kitty toes....beyond precious!


Weekends in Atlanta include
the playoffs...
Steelers Won! WooHoo!!!


Miss M is loving gray tones too....love the patterns she has chosen!


A change in color, pattern and accessories can so change
the look and feel of your living space!



Have you gotten the new Pier One catalog?
Oh,,,,,it will put you in the mood to prepare for spring...
but not yet....let's just enjoy Winter for a bit!
Please tell me what's going on in your world?

18 comments:

  1. I'm gray person too...it's the new black! I actually painted all my walls in different shades of gray; Amazing Gray, Comfort Gray, Intellectual Gray, etc. I call my home, 50 Shades of Gray! Love the Texas Sheet Cake, which is one of my favorites to make also and I made Chili this weekend too. It was that cold! Love you, XOXO

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  2. Yes, well, he may be able to find more puzzle pieces, but can he bake or write a blog? 😉 Wonderful picture of the boy and his dog...precious.

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    1. He probably could write a wonderful blog on fishing, history and politics Vee! I would love to see that! Thank you for stopping by today! Are you staying warm up there in cold New England? Warm hugs!

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  3. I am so with you on the shades of gray Susan! If we ever have our dream of owning a beach condo, this is the color I am choosing! I used the recipe from The Pioneer Woman on the sheet cake and it is very, very good! It's been wonderfully warm here in Texas! We have had so little of autumn and now winter....I'm good with that! Hope you are enjoying the new year! Big hugs from Texas!

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  4. Betsy it is looking so cozy in your home as well as your daughter's. I love gray as well. Our office is painted gray and our kitchen is as well. It looks so nice with any color you add. I'm sitting on the patio as I write because it's 68 degrees and I'm enjoying the fresh air. It's hard to believe how cold it was just a few days ago! Happy puzzle solving! ♥

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen. I hope you share your office and kitchen colors! I love seeing what inspires others and their tastes in decor! How wonderful to be outside and enjoy some warmer weather! It feels great to be in flip flops! Have a wonderful day!

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  5. I love chairs that when you sit in them, they feel like it was made for you. :) Those are pretty at Pier One..I have not been to that store forever. I really like your daughter's pillow mixture. I love that you serve chili with cornbread. I usually make corn muffins...it's just a hardier supper that way. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Pier One just has gorgeous things and ideas Susie! Yes, corn muffins are divine with chili! It's just that time of year isn't it? Have a lovely weekend! Hugs!

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  6. Chocolate Sheet Cake....oh yum!!

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    1. Hi Stacey! This is from Ree's recipes and it is scrumptious! Hope you are having a great start to your new year!

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  7. awaiting the 3 day ice storm coming soon to theaters and places near you!
    have toilet paper and food and warm snuggy blankets and books in case of outages.
    the only thing I WISH I had was that yummy chocolate texas sheet cake. good grief.
    going into a diabetic coma just looking at it. cake thy name is desire.
    and little pink toes... yes! and beautiful eyes in a curled up black lab...
    life just doesn't get much better. XO♥

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    1. Oh an ice storm...no thank you! Ice and I are never very friendly! Stay warm and cozy inside perhaps! Love your visit and so appreciate your sweet and funny comments! Have a lovely weekend dear Tammy!

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  8. I just talked to our "builder guy" today...you know, the guy who can do anything? he built out deer camp and he knows somebody in every realm of building, so I asked him about re painting my bedroom. He's doing some maintenance stuff on our sunroom windows and I thought maybe he could get his guys out here while he's doing other. And I want gray!!!! what is up with all of us wanting gray stuff?? Want him to cover my ceiling, a tray ceiling, with beadboard and paint it white. all trim white. wall a light creamy gray. Hope it works out!
    Hey! girlfriend trip to dallas next week on thur and friday.....then grandkids weekend at Great Wolf Lodge....????? Cannot I got involved in THAT ... and on top of that I offered to pay for all of them and spending the night. Man, oh man....am I crazy or what?? whew.
    BUT....maybe some time in there we could meet up for a glass of wine?? I'll email you but just think about it. We'll be at the Ritz for two nights but prolly shop at Legacy.

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    1. That all sounds beautifu Janey! That would be lovely..we are on the go for our granddaughters Volleyball tour these days, but if we can make it work...we will try to do so! Have a lovely time! Big hugs! So happy to see your son is doing well!!

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  9. I love the look of grey in other people's houses, just not mine! Your daughter's pillows look great, and Pier One has wonderful things!

    Your Texas sheet cake looks delish!

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    1. Yes it IS good Deanna! Ree's spot on with this recipe! Have a great week!

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  10. That's it!!! I told the Mister to ask for a transfer back to TX and we're moving next door to you! I want a piece of that TX Sheet Cake right now. Love your shades of gray. Have a great week.

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  11. Well Katie..I would love nothing more than that! What adventures we would have! I wish you a lovely week also!

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