Earth laughs in flowers... Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
C.S. Lewis

Friday, October 30, 2009




I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!!!

Lots of Love!!!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

You Have Got to Try This!!!

Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 (4-pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces (giblets, neck and backbone reserved for another use)

1/2 cup low-salt chicken broth

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves


Whisk the vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper in small bowl to blend. Combine the

vinaigrette and chicken pieces in a large resealable plastic bag; seal the bag and toss to coat. Refrigerate,

turning the chicken pieces occasionally, for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Remove chicken from the bag and arrange the chicken pieces on a large

greased baking dish. Roast until the chicken is just cooked through, about 1 hour. If your chicken browns too

quickly, cover it with foil for the remaining cooking time. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Place the

baking dish on a burner over medium-low heat. Whisk the chicken broth into the pan drippings, scraping up

any browned bits on the bottom of the baking sheet with a wooden spoon and mixing them into the broth and

pan drippings. Drizzle the pan drippings over the chicken. Sprinkle the lemon zest and parsley over the

chicken, and serve.

I am always on the hunt for something new to do with chicken. I made this last night for dinner and it was

amazing. It is a recipe from the kitchen of the amazing Giada De Laurentiis. I love all of her recipes…simply


I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!!

Lots of Love!!!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sunday Blessings!!!


Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

Charles Dickens

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

Lots of Love!!!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Little More Fallishness!!!

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I thought I would show you just a few more of the fall goodies at my house. The candied apples

are just a small thank you for stopping by…take one and enjoy;)!!!

Happy Fall Ya’ll!!!

Lots of Love!!!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Look What I Won!!!

I have been one lucky girl lately!!! I won two darling giveaways in as many days!!! Yeah!!! 

Lucky me!!!



I won this wonderful giveaway from Julie at eab designs!!! She is the sweetest thing with the

most gorgeous blog!!! These goodies are so beautiful and they came so beautifully wrapped I

almost hated to open them…almost;)!!! Please go by and check it out…you won’t be sorry!!!

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An Anthropologie gift card for $25!!! Yeah!!!


I also won these wonderful goodies from Anne at Fiona and Twig. I told you I was lucky!!! 

She sent a darling blue and white toile tote as a surprise too!!! She is sooo sweet!!! I have just

recently found Fiona’s blog…it is beautiful!!! Go by and visit her too…it is a real treat!!!

Thank you both so much for these wonderful gifts!!! I am so thrilled to have won both of your

giveaways!!! This is such an extra added bonus of blogging…meeting great new friends and

getting presents…who could ask for anything more?!!!

Thanks again!!!

Lots of Love!!!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Doors of Welcome!!!

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I am joining in with Karen from Some days are Diamonds today for Doors of Welcome. We are

showing off our doors dressed up and ready for fall!!! This is the front entry to my home…as you

can see I like lots of plants and pumpkins!!! I have this little bench here year round and it’s decor

changes with the season. Just about the only thing that is a constant is the topiary. If you can

believe it…this crazy thing started out life as a reject from inside. He was looking a little tired so I

thought I would see if he liked it better outside…I guess he does…he is exploding everywhere!!!

My GORGEOUS wreath was made by Kristen of Kristen’s Creations!!! I ordered it early in the

season and have been dying to show it off!!! Today is the day!!! I LOVE IT!!! I LOVE IT!!!

I LOVE IT!!! I think she is a genius…I have been trying to talk her into moving in and becoming

my personal floral designer…I don’t think she is buying it…hehe!!! I think it is the crowning

glory to my entryway!!! THANK YOU KRISTEN!!!

Be sure to stop by Karen’s and check out all of the other “DOORS”!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Lots of Love!!!



The Winner!!!

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I want to thank each and everyone of you wonderful ladies that entered my first giveaway!!! I can’t believe the

response I received…ya’ll are amazing!!! I will definitely be doing this again and soon!!! Now…for the big

announcement!!! The winner is…

Brooke from Keeping Up With Hunter!!!

Congratulations Brooke…I hope you enjoy everything!!! E-mail me your address and I will get everything in

the mail to you ASAP!!!

Thanks again everyone…I really appreciate all of your interest and support…blogging friends are the best!!!

Lots of Love!!!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Last Chance!!!


I am picking the winner first thing in the morning…so this is the last chance to enter my giveaway!!!

Good luck everyone!!!

Lots of Love!!!


Friday, October 9, 2009

It’s Giveaway Day!!!

This is my first ever giveaway!!! I am so excited!!! I want to give something to everyone that

follows me and all of the sweet girls that I have become blogging buddies with…since that would

be almost impossible…this is the next best thing!!!

I was shopping at William Sonoma the other day and saw all of these goodies and decided to use

these for today. I love the little cake pan with it’s fall design and the rooster towels are

gorgeous!!! There are 2 of the towels included in the giveaway…even though I am only showing

one. The other two items are ingredients for the pumpkin bread. I have made it before and it is

YUMMY!!! The rules for the giveaway are at the bottom of the post. Good luck!!!

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To enter my giveaway…

Leave me a comment on this post…one entry

Follow my blog…two entries. I would love to get to know you better!

Post about this on your blog…three entries.

I will use the random generator

and announce the winner Wednesday the 14th.

I wish you all the best of luck!!!

Lots of Love!!!


Monday, October 5, 2009

A Little Sneak Peek!!!


I have decided to have a little give away!!! I have wanted to have one for a while now and was waiting to find

something that inspired me. I have found the perfect items!!! I love them and I hope you will too!!! The above

picture is a hint of what is to come!!! I will begin the give away Friday the 9th. Come back and check out the

goodies and the details!!!

See you Friday!!!

Lots of Love!!!


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday Blessings!!!


Men spend their lives in anticipations,—in determining to be vastly happy at some period when

they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other—it is our own. Past

opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would

lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are

soured by age.

Charles Caleb Colton

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

God bless you all!!!

Lots of Love!!!



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