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His Name is Archer

Before I headed to Texas, I worked on a few things for Tennessee’s baby shower. Decoration for the baby’s room were also going to be decorations for the shower. I whipped up a few canvas for Archer’s room as well a little night light. Deer were the theme for this little celebration. A couple baby wipe keepers help round out a few of things for her gifts.

The weather was hitting us hard before the shower but eventually cleared up. What a day!

Marie made a sweet little baby blanket. Quilting the lovely blocks to the theme and embroidery. Isn’t it beautiful folks?!

We planned a sweet spread for the celebration. Cheesecakes and cupcakes were provided by their family, but Marie had the cutest little cookies made too.

We had a cheese boards chalked full of various cheese, meats, fruit, olives and preserves. We had a couple wheels of cheeses on our new cheese slicers. What fun! Several different types of breads that included olive oil dipping with fresh herbs from Marie’s garden. A couple of pastas with meatballs and grilled chicken to be topped with homemade marinara sauce and alfredo. We had little caprese skewers as well as sliced heritage tomatoes to add a little fresh touch. Fresh fruit and dip to satisfy the cravings of the mom-to-be. And of course, we had a little sangria punch (non-alcoholic)! I made sure there was a little sparking while for those not expecting.  Rounding it all off with some sweet tea (and unsweet).

Tennessee had a great time and loved everything. Now she is just waiting for her little blessing to arrive.  Marie, Ashley and I enjoyed planning this special day. Thank you again to Ashley for braving the kitchen with me this time.

Family · Gardening

Green Thumb, Maybe?

When I headed to Texas, we had just planted our garden. My wonderful husband was swamped with work so I was a little concerned whether anything would survive my departure.

When I got home, I was so surprised at how much it had grown. He did an amazing job keeping everything growing. These red buckets are the bomb when it comes to container gardening.

Growing in April

We have been eating tomatoes from my garden for months now but to see everything else growing so fast was unbelievable. Lettuce and bell peppers has been picked several times already.

Squash, zucchini and eggplant are so beautiful to watch grown.

Can you believe these cut little cucumbers?

One of my favorites are these watermelons. I have such fond memories of my Grandma Penny and watermelon growing up. I still to this day blend mine in the blender to drink just like she did. I can’t wait to taste these!

Pineapple is nothing new at our house to grow but this year we have four producing at once. We have some plants in the ground and some in pots. So, no excuse not to grow these tasty treats. The trick is apple core placed in the center.

The lemon trees we planted last year gave us a few fruits, literally three. But this year they are making up for it. Again folks, in pots. Our soil is not conducive for growing anything well, so we have planted our garden in pots. I can’t wait to eat all this amazing food!