Monday, June 21, 2010

Sharing Your Gift

"What you are is God's gift to you,
what you do with yourself is your gift to God."
Leo Buscaglia

I want to introduce you to a very special young man.
His name is Christopher.
Christopher's gift is his voice.
He loves to sing for the residents of the local nursing home.
And records books for those who can no longer see the written word.
Here he is sharing his gift with us at
his high school graduation party.

And I want to share his uplifting gift with you.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Farmer's Market Heaven

Is this not the cutest dang book you've ever seen?

Written in 1965.
Calling home the Grand Forks Library.

It still has the due date envelope on the back inside cover.
Remember those?
After I read the first page I thought maybe they were talking about me!
A steal at $1.50.
Can't wait to read it to my grandbabies.

Check out this Farmer's Market
Year 1954.
Notice the ladies in their house dresses.
Not a pair of jeans to be found.

We went to our local market Saturday morning.
The weather was beautiful.

The people friendly, the coffee hot.
Fresh veggies on the grill for dinner.

I just HAD to buy some "just picked this morning" strawberries.

The neighbor gave me fresh rhubarb and this is what I came up with.

This is soooo good with vanilla ice cream.
Click on the recipe to enlarge for better reading.

Going to Green Bay this weekend for a graduation party.

All the grandbabies will be there.

I love when they (all 5) yell "Grandma-Grandma look at me"

Friday, June 4, 2010

Island Love

I have been looking for a small table to use
as a kitchen island since we moved in.
Nothing I found was the right size or was in bad condition.

I found this baby.

I can't believe I didn't take a "before" picture.

What kind of blogger am I!

My hubby and I were walking around the Elkhorn Flea Market
on Sunday when I spotted this little beauty.
Actually, it wasn't a beauty then.
Dirty, wobbly legs, chipped paint,
and a drawer that wouldn't open.
But the enamel top is in perfect condition.
Just a few minor chips on the edges,
adding character.
The best part is the size 26" x 36"
and the price $40.00
Total cost with wood, paint and a new drawer pull $55.00.
A Bargain!

My talented neighbor Bill, husband of junk'n pal Kelli,
added the platform
for me. Raising it to counter height.
The platform idea came from Cynthia over at
Cynthia's Cottage Design.

Ohhh and look at this tablecloth I bought
at a garage sale for only $1.50.

It's over 2 yards of fabric (60 x 80)!
I cut it up and made a table cloth and 2 porch pillows.
Plus I have enough left for a couple table runners!

I just love hunting for treasures in this warm weather.
Going to try my luck again this weekend.
Wonder what I'll find?

Hope this finds you Happy & Healthy.