Saturday, August 16, 2014

CHILD'S FOOD DISHES - MADE IN USA

I have finally found dishware for my Grandbaby 
that isn't made in China.
They are colorful and -
*FDA-approved recycled plastic
*Dishwasher safe
*BPA-Free
*Perfect for toddlers 
*Non breakable 
*Made in the USA
I found mine in Kroger's, but have been told that 
they are also sold at Walmart. 
Everyone is careful about what the child is eating!! 
But we also need to be concerned about 
what the child is eating on - 
when the food item is hot.
I've run it through the dishwasher 
and am thrilled with mine. 
Re-Play offers a Starter Set that will 
be perfect for Baby Showers and gifts!
Various sets can be ordered directly 
through the company itself.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

GOOD GATES & FENCES!

I'm linking up with GOOD FENCES #21!!   ! 
The shrub hides the 
wooden fence which is connected 
to the chain link fence along the side of the yard! 
Good fences and gates protect pooches 
who love to run!! 
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Visit TexWisGirl!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

FAMILY REUNION - 2014

Call it a clan, call it a network, 
 a tribe or a family.  
Whoever you are, 
whatever you call it,
Isn't it fun being part of one!
When our kids were younger, 
we would get together every summer.
Now the kids are having kids 
and our gatherings are fewer.
1st Cousins + Mom
3rd Cousins - born one day apart! 
"Like branches on a tree,
our lives may grow in different directions,
yet our roots remain as one!"
YES!!! We have Family T-Shirts!! 

Beach Baby!



"You don't choose your family!
They are God's gift to you!"

Sister and Hubby
"An ounce of blood is worth more
than a pound of gold!"
Sisters + Baby

"Life affords no greater responsibility,
no greater privilege, 
than the raising of the next generation!"
-Everett Koop

Monday, July 21, 2014

GIRLFRIENDS!!

1968
 Every so often, 
fate brings two souls together - - 
1975
kindred spirits whose paths
1981
are never disconnect. 
We don't have to talk every day to know
the other is only a phone call away.
It's just a fact: we would drop everything 
for each other if needed.
Yet when we do connect,
we pick up right where we left off. 
Our conversations begin and end mid-paragraph.
We both know where to start up again-
like we were never apart.
What a comfort it is to have you in my life!!!
You are a wonderful blessing. . . 
a fabulous friend!! 
I love you Karen!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GRANDBABY


My summer vacation has been scheduled 
around taking care of GrandBaby on Tuesdays. 
All trips began on Wednesday and 
I would return home by Monday.
Today was our last sleep over for the summer 
and I hate to see it end.  
Teachers return to school on July 28th 
with students starting on August 4th.
I've seen so much growth these last two months. 
Amazing how quickly they grow 
and change these first couple of years.  
She's the Light of my Life!! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

CHIA - CHIA

CHIA - CHIA!
Found this Chia Squeeze at Costco last week and it's delicious!  A bit pricey for something that I can easily make myself. Just add a tablespoon of Chia seeds to a glass of fresh squeezed orange. Another great lunch is to blend your favorite plain yogart with strawberries and a tablespoon of Chia. 
I sprinkle it on all my salads and
 put 1/4 cup in my muffin batter when I bake them.
Once they sit in liquid for a while,
they form little gelatin balls, 
like the texture of tapioca.
Chia's binding power means you don't need pectin when making jams.  1/4 cup of chia seeds to a few cups of berries and cook, stirring over medium-low heat until it thickens. 
Or make your own Chia-Chia!! 
I have had these Chia seeds in my refrigerator 
the whole summer and they're sprouting!
Chia seeds are loaded with 
fiber, omega-3s, protein, calcium and other minerals. 
They absorb up to 12 times their weight in water, 
so they can help keep you hydrated. 
Chia seeds are so delicious and healthy! 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

COFFEE

Morning coffee and no place to go :-}}
My favorite coffee mug!

Friday, July 11, 2014

DAY LILIES


Last of the Day Lilies

Thursday, July 10, 2014

HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY


1985
Could you ever imagine 
that you were once this size??
1990
For the next 5 months,
you are half my age and
I'm double your age.
I look at you and I don't see the passage of time.
I see my little girl swaying at the top of a tree, 
playing Barbies with her bestest friend, 
putting on 10 pairs of shorts when 
I was going to spank you, 
playing softball,
scratched up and bleeding from your motor scooter,
and feeding the homeless on the streets of Atlanta.
Your love shines through for all to see,
I'm so very proud, you are a part of me.
Happy 30th Birthday Baby! 
I Love You! 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

POLLINATORS

Honey Bees and Butterflies are remarkable insects.
This little guy is a pollinator, too! 

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