To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
March 23, 2017
SPRING AROUND THE HOUSE
There is so much beauty in a Texas sunrise!
I absolutely LOVE the vibrant color of green
in early spring!
Everyone gets a bounce in their step and thoughts
turn toward new garden plants and accessories!
A new garden flag in my new colors
for spring...deep purples and yellows!
The azaleas are particularly beautiful this year!
They always bring me back to Mother and Daddy's
yard in Jackson....and our home in Dothan....
we had beautiful and bountiful azaleas!
I have been in love with these Mexican Pottery Sun Faces
for a long time.
I came across this one at Home Goods down in Austin...
One of our chores this spring is to freshly stain our fence,
so when that's done...I will find the perfect place to display her!
One of my favorite coffee table books
from former Southern Living at Home Hostess days.
I must buy some tulips this weekend......
It's the perfect time to find new Spring recipes....
I am planning a spring brunch....
French Toast with Caramel Apples
Wild Rice Quiche
Kiss My Grits
Now here's a fabulous treat for your springtime breakfast....
ever since my waffle maker went kaput,
I have occasionally craved a hot yummy waffle for breakfast!
These Thick and Fluffy Belgian style Eggo waffles are divine!
You know you want one........
As far as baking day on a spring afternoon........