Weekly Photo Challenge: New

A few new tools for my kitchen!

I’m so excited to finally be the proud owner of a Red KitchenAid Mixer! I have wanted one of these for so very long, and I finally took the plunge, waited for the sale, and bought one!

I’m so glad I did! I love it!

While I was at it, I also thought it might be a good time to update the old muffin pan  (I really should have taken a picture of the old one, it was in really bad shape), and buy a good quality, new one. I did a little research, and read that the Williams Sonoma brand was one of the best around, so again….I took the plunge.

What a fantastic decision this turned out to be! Who knew that good quality cookware could make such a difference, and also has an effect on the end product?

Now I know.

Well, I am one happy person with my new toys, and I’m looking forward to many new adventures in cooking and baking this year!

 

Are you looking for something “new” to do in 2015 on your blog?

Consider the Weekly Photo Challenge.

It’s fun, interesting, and often times challenging.  You don’t have to be a pro, (at least I hope you don’t, because I certainly am not), and there aren’t any judges. So come on, give it a try, and try something new!

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Wordless Wednesday: Fall comes to San Diego

San Diego Fall

Thankful Thursday: A gift outside, inside, on a plate

1. A gift outside:

I’m so thankful for the outside places like this that offer our grandchildren hours of fun, and give me wonderful, random moments like this!

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2. A gift inside:

Recently we had all 3 grandchildren inside our car when we took them on a little adventure! The picture is a little fuzzy, but the moment together was priceless!

all 3 grandkids

3. A gift on a plate:

My husband isn’t much of a cake fan, and I know it’s not on a plate, but it ended up on a plate.  So for his birthday, I made his favorite, homemade apple pie. My gift to him! And yes…he was VERY thankful!

apple pie

Starting out the New Year with a heart full of thanks!

I hope you’ll join me on this journey, because, there is always something to be thankful for.

Always!

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” ~ 1 Chronicles 16:34

Wordless Wednesday: Jelly Belly

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Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts in conversation

Our words.

What we say. How we say it. When we say it.

All of the things that make up an important part of our lives…conversation. Some of us have more than others, but needless to say, it is vital to our overall well-being as a human being.

Without good conversation, I think my world would be a very lonely place, and probably not a very healthy one either.

Because of this, I am so thankful for the conversation that I can enjoy…

1. By way of the telephone…thank-you Mr. Bell!

2. In writing, by way of the internet and the mail (although that doesn’t get used too much anymore)

3. But the best, and quite possibly my favorite way, is in person. Face-to-face with my best friend, and preferably, with a good cup of coffee!

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These are just a few of the many things that I am thankful for.

What are you thankful for?

Will you join me in looking for these gifts and sharing them with others?

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

Thankful Thursday: A gift cloth, steel, wood

Today I am looking for a gift of cloth, steel, and wood….and since I’m visiting one of my favorite little people, of course I will have to include a picture of him!

1. A gift of cloth…a favorite stuffed animal named Harold. Very well loved by one little guy!

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2. The steel structure at the playground makes for a great adventure for little boys…and girls too!

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3. Taking a walk on a wood pier on a beautiful day!

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Just a few of the many things that I am so very thankful for today.

What are you thankful for?

Will you join me in looking for these gifts and sharing them with others?

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ” – Thornton Wilder

I hope you have a wonderful “Thankful Thursday!

Re-blogged from “Morning Story and Dilbert”

Sharing a cute story with a good lesson to learn and remember. I especially like the line that says “Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket…keep it in your own”.
Hmmm

Morning Story and Dilbert

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad.

I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I’ll never forget what he said: “Honey, I love burned…

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