Monday, May 10, 2010

A Kitchen That Is Over The Top

I'd say this kitchen is really over the top, wouldn't you? Don't you love the bread drawers? I think it's way too pretty to mess up. Every time I cook from scratch my kitchen looks like a cyclone hit it. If I am doing holiday cooking I can usually keep it under control but when I bake cookies on the spur of the moment I'm in big trouble. Why is that? I guess my mind isn't ready and didn't get enough advance notice.



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Baked Cinnamon French Toast Recipe


I want some of this delicious looking baked french toast NOW from The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Warning, Ree Drummond makes Paula Deen look like a rookie when it comes to using the richest, most fattening ingredients on the planet. I never even thought of tearing up the bread like you do for a strata. Let me know if you make this. Now I'm going downstairs to eat my boring oatmeal.



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Sunday, May 9, 2010

I'm As Tired As A Raccoon Sleeping In A Tree

I know how this raccoon sleeping in a tree feels. I'm tuckered out too. Goodnight. See you in the morning.



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Baby Mine, Lullaby For Dumbo The Elephant



This has to be the ultimate Mother's Day lullaby. I heard it today on NPR and it made me cry. I had completely forgotten about this song written for Dumbo the Elephant. Watch if you dare. It will definitely make you shed a tear or two. Dumbo 1941 Disney



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Nobody Loves You Like Your Mom, Oink, Oink

Happy Mother's Day. Nobody loves you like your mom. Be nice to her today.

image via Pixdaus

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Bluebirds On Mother's Day

Look to your right and you'll see the female bluebird on the garage roof (click photo to enlarge). I didn't even see her while I was snapping away at the colorful male with my trusty Nikon SLR this morning. The males get all the glory in spite of the fact that it's Mother's Day and the nest is full of eggs in the house these two occupy near the big tree. Guess he decided to give her a short break. Can bluebird babies be far behind?

I used my Nikon D40 digital SLR with a Nikon 18-200 zoom lens.



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Tulips In Tall Grass

I love this beautiful landscape of red and yellow tulips in tall grass with trees. Have a great Sunday and a Happy Mother's Day. I'm serving my mom breakfast in bed.



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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Outdoor Fireplaces In Outdoor Rooms


This goes for outdoor fireplaces in outdoor rooms too.



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Abandoned Cottage. Restorable? Absolutely!

Stone Cottage
"abandoned places. stones warmed by the sun. nature run amuck on the structures left behind. the mystery of things unattended."

I'd love to be teleported to this very spot right now. Have a great weekend, Rosemary



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Reclaimed Chair with Suburban Upholstery


Suburban Chair
Fabric designed with a pattern based on a map of suburbia and used to upholster a reclaimed chair. I like it, how about you?



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Friday, May 7, 2010

May Is National Bike Month

Check to see what events are going on in your town. Most are sponsoring a Bike To Work Week May 17-21. What a great idea. I love the red rims on this bicycle, don't you?



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Loving Cup, Flowers, Books, and Antiques

I love this image since I collect antique sterling silver engraved presentation trophies and antiquarian books. It's lovely, isn't? Right now the only flowers I have blooming in great quantities are buttercups. I wonder how they would look in a loving cup? Certainly not as beautiful as these white roses.

I'll be back later. Busy day head. Enjoy your Friday whatever you do.
xo, Rosemary



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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day Is Done, Goodnight

This cat has the right idea. Take a nap whenever you can. I'm going to call it a day too. See you in the morning.



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Bike To Work Week Free Tee Shirt


My illustrated quote was picked to go on a tee shirt for the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association. This organization provides Green transportation solutions for employers, commuters, and the community. It's in Princeton, New Jersey so the Einstein quote is most fitting for a biking event.

May is Bike Month and Bike to Work Week is May 17th through the 21st.

Ride, Register & Win!

* First 50 people to sign-up receive a limited edition Bike2Work T-Shirt.

* Prizes from local bike shops and businesses will be raffled on May 24th.

* Registration is FREE and open to everyone. Read more...



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