Thankful Thursday: 3 things in the kitchen

3 things in the kitchen…

My kitchen and I are getting “acquainted” again now that I no longer work full-time.

I am enjoying the process of cooking and baking a whole lot more than I ever have in my life! I’m experimenting with new foods and techniques, making dishes I’ve never tried before, and thoroughly enjoying my accomplishments.

I have found that it’s so much more enjoyable to cook, when I am not cooking for two little kids. They weren’t always real fond of what was for dinner, or if they were, it’s because it was macaroni and cheese or spaghetti, and neither one of these are real culinary achievements as far as I’m concerned.

But…my kids are on their own now, and for the most part, I have a fairly adventurous husband.  He’s willing to try just about anything I concoct in my kitchen (especially my baking endeavors), and I’m finding great joy in this new journey!

1: I’m thankful for clever tools that make the kitchen tasks just a little bit easier. I can’t wait to try the one on the left! I’ve never had one like it before!

kitchen gadgets

2. I’m thankful when a batch of cookies turns out great…the first time that I make them!

cookies

3. It’s not very big or fancy, but I’m pretty happy when I’m in my little blue and white kitchen, and for that, I am very thankful!

white kitchen

There are so many things and people who I am thankful for in my life.  I have found it to be so important and helpful to stop and think about these things in life, and make a concerted effort to focus on the good!

I hope you will take a few moments today to do the same.

Truly, we have much to thank God for, but if we would be thankful, we must set our hearts to do it with a will. We grumble and complain without thought, but we must think to give thanks.” —Samuel Logan Brengl

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement

This was my first attempt at an enclosed garden in my backyard…and it turned out to be an achievement that I am quite proud of!

The garden is at rest right now, but I learned a lot from this adventure, and I’m really looking forward to next season.

 

Take a look at what the rest of the world has been up to.  More amazing achievements can be found here!

Wordless Wednesday: My New Toy

Apple peeler

Wordless Wednesday: I did it…all by myself!

ready for the dump

This is what it’s all about this week-end!

I’m looking forward to relaxing on the couch with my best friend this week-end and watching a little golf.  Okay, maybe it will end up being a lot of golf…but it will be a lot of really beautiful golf.

Really, it is!

It’s “The Masters 2014“!

Even if you don’t enjoy watching the game, you can’t help but admire the beauty of this amazing golf course!

P.S. – All photos were borrowed from: Hooked on Golf Blog…I have never had the opportunity to go to this golf course…some day, I hope to see it in person.

Wordless Wednesday – Flowers & Fun

flowers

Wordless Wednesday: Sunshine in a jar

dafodils