Saturday, August 30, 2014

An Anniversary and Flowers.........

Hi there everyone. Well, it is Labor Day Weekend. Where art thou oh Summer???? The days are going way to fast, I believe we just had Spring???? Is that right??? Now I know what my mother meant when she said not to wish my life away because it will go fast enough. Just like these flowers, they bloom one day and POOF they are shriveled up and gone the next. Except for the "black eyed susan" in the 3rd picture. They last for at least 5-6 weeks which is fine by me. I really love them.

So Wednesday we celebrated 41 years of marriage, it came and went with not too much excitement. I bought myself some white lilies at Festival for $2.98....I love their smell. Which reminds me, I should take a picture of them before they poop out. Bought JP a pair of work jeans and a blue T-shirt. Made a card and we had chocolate cake and ice cream.

We were going to go out to eat last night at "Little Chicago" but JP was having so many arm pains I said "forget it, we'll stay home" and eat. So I went to Festival and got a piece of "prime rib", fish, mashed potatoes and chicken wings at the deli. Then I bought some mushrooms to go with the prime rib. Made a salad and we sat down to a pretty nice meal that didn't take long to make. I still had dishes to do though....oh well, good food always comes with dishes that must be done. PS...JP"s arm pains have subsided today. My diagnosis? He gets worked up about something, it's like anxiety attacks, he says they come from Satan...I say go to a Doctor, he says, "yeah, right, they don't know anything". So we go back and forth with this and it DRIVES me crazy and him too. It's just a short putt for both of us.

I am thinking I will buy another piece of prime rib again. I cooked it for 3 minutes on each side while sautéing mushrooms with the meat, then poured the au jus over the top, oh my that was a wonderful "slice of heaven". Yes, I will do that again.
So here is a shot of my two hibiscus's, I bought these plants maybe 5 years ago. Had planted one of them in the ground and it did not take too well. The other plant I thought had died, but it seemed to resurrect itself. They both had a rough start. So this year is the first year they both bloomed, and I couldn't have been more happy....least I know they both survived a rough upbringing. I keep them in the house through winter. Then bring them out in the spring.
This is a close up of my black eyed susan. They seem to pop up where ever they like and volunteer their time in my flower garden every year. I tried to get some seeds going in the back yard but they just don't seem to get it....the front yard is where they like to grow.
Well time to close and maybe go over to my other blog and write something, maybe about beets. You have a great day and a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. If you would like to visit me at me other blog the address is:
Cheers ~ Louise

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Hi there everyone.........well another Saturday coming to an end, where DO these days go to. Today was kind of cloudy and there was a bit of rain this morning. Glad it is not raining all day....leaky ceilings make me very frustrated and anxious.

So last night, JP stopped by real quick (between jobs) and gave me a bunch of BEETS!! My first reaction was, "I don't do beets" I have never been a beet fan, probably because I remember seeing my mother spend hours peeling and cutting beets to make borscht for my Ukrainian step-father and his mother and uncle. Uge, I hated beets. Her hands were always beet red when she was finished and I sure did not like borscht!!!! So needless to say I have always shied away from beets. No, I don't like beets!!!

So when JP showed up with beets in his hands, I was not too happy. So, I did what most "good" wives would do....looked up some recipes on the computer to use these beets up REAL QUICK!!!! I found a couple of neat sites, a Ukrainian making borscht, a girl from California, (she was hilarious) and a married couple who made borscht using a blender. That is the one I chose. One of those three "borscht makers" said, "you can use most any vegetable you want, even use meat if you like, as long as there are beets in it, it is a pot of Borscht"

So here I am peeling and slicing potatoes and beets for the hands are beet red as is my cutting board and dish water. I also decided to make pickled beets with the smaller beets, just to see how they would taste and just incase some more beets cross my path, I am ready for the next batch.
Here is my take on the three borscht recipes: 2 large potatoes, peeled and sliced, 4 medium beets, peeled and sliced, salt and pepper to taste. Boil for 1 hour and turn down heat. Add 1 onion chopped, 1 carrot and garlic, fry in oil till cooked and add to beets. Add 1 tablespoon of dill weed.  When cooked and tender use an immersible blender to blend all the vegies together. Dish into a bowl add a dollop of sour cream and top with some dried chives.
The bowl on the left is the Borscht, on the right is the pickled beets. Here is my recipe for the pickled beets. 1 small onion sliced, 1/2 cup red-wine vinegar, 1 packet stevia, 1/2 cinnamon stick, 4 whole peppercorns, 2 whole cloves, 1/2-1 cups steamed sliced beets. Combine onion, vinegar, sugar, cinnamon stick, peppercorns and cloves in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer until the onion is tender and crisp. Stir in beets, transfer to a large bowl and let marinate, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.

So there you have can't "beet" a Friday night like I had last night. It was fun and who knows, I just might do it again. Have a great rest of the weekend. Hope you can "beet" the heat and enjoy.
Cheers ~ Louise

PS If you would like to see what I am talking about on wordpress here is my address there.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Yummy Beans....

Hi there everyone. Hope your are enjoying the wonderful weather. Although it did rain yesterday...a much that our roof leaked into a bucket in the kitchen. My nightmare for the last 10 years. Never know where the next leak will be. Hopefully we can get this problem fixed within the next few months.

So the other day I made some really good beans....I think this will be on the agenda to make again...they were so yummy. Here is the recipe. "Spicy Stir-Fried String Beans"
3/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 1-2 Asian hot sauce, such as Sriracha, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 pound green or yellow beans, trimmed, 4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger, 3 large cloves minced garlic, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds.
In this recipe, I also added half a bag of crushed up raman noodles. If you can see the large white chunks, that would be the raman noodles. Preparation of these beans are: Whisk water, soy sauce, cornstarch and hot sauce to taste in a small bowl. Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add beans, ginger and garlic; cook, stirring until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
Add the sauce mixture;  cook, stirring frequently, until the beans are tender-crisp and coated with sauce, 4-6 minutes, Sprinkle with sesame seeds. In the top photo I added the beans to a microwave dish and was able to reheat a couple of times. The beans were good to the last spoonful.

Time to bring this blog to a close....if you try the beans, hope you like them. Have a great day and keep looking up.

If you would like to see my other blog at wordpress, here is the link.
Cheers ~ Louise

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Places I Would Like To Put My Body In.....

Hi there everyone. Hope you are enjoying your Saturday. Wasn't it just yesterday I was blogging about Saturday's???? My gosh the time flies. I am going to cut the wings off "time", then it won't go by so fast!!!! Well today I am taking a trip, to these wonderful and beautiful places that I would like to put my body in. Come along with me if you would like, don't forget your bathing suit. MMMMMM.....take a "Calgon" moment.

                                                             Zanzibar, Africa
Not sure where this is in Africa, must try and find out where???
                                              Aqua Dome Hotel in Austria
                                      Hotel Villa in Honegg, Switzerland
Op.....yes! Put my body in these beautiful locations with a splendid piece of Chocolate cake!!! I am sorry...I needed to make this a BIG piece of cake!!!!!
In this bathtub??? Yes!! And don't forget the Chocolate cake!!!
This is a Beautiful 55 room Resort in Soneva, Maldives.....this picture is what got me started in this adventure finding beautiful places that I would like to put my body in. I visited this website today and have most definitely fallen in love with the Maldives and this special place: thanks to Pinterest.
Take me away to the Fiji Islands!!!!! This would have to be a piece of Heaven........but oh....don't forget the Chocolate!!!

Have a great day and enjoy your surroundings with family and friends!!! Cheers ~ Louise

PS If you would like to visit my other blog at Wordpress the address is:

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Few New Cards....

Hi everyone...hope your week has started out well. Weather has been beautiful and in the high 70's which has been so very comfortable. I guess if you do not like this weather and want it warmer, you might want to blame me, because I have been asking God to "keep it cool" and He has. I don't do well in hot weather, humidity makes my ankles swell up.

Been finding some time to make cards. Thought I would share a few with you. I have all four of these cards ready to go into my Etsy store. Each card will be $3.50 + postage of $2.00. Each card will come with an envelope and be enclosed in a plastic sleeve for protection. I usually send an extra card as a bonus for shopping at my Etsy store. 
So this is my new set of Happy Birthday Cards. Each card will have a monkey dangling from the number. I can make the cards from 1 years to 100 years. I will probably put a few more into my Etsy store over the next few weeks.
I colored this card last night with copic turned out really nice and thought I would add it to my store. Not sure where it came from, as I don't personally own this stamp. I am thinking one of my stamping friends must have stamped and embossed this and gave it to me.
This cute squirrel stamp came from Good Will, thought it would make a cute card. I have a blogging friend named Biz she has squirrel friends that visit her and husband Tony. So when I saw this stamp, I thought of her. Actually sent a card like this to them, because Tony has not been feeling well.
This last card was kind of an experiment. Kind of like an Iris Fold with the snowman being the center. I think it still needs something more, like maybe a few snowflakes....maybe the next card will have snow flakes on it...we'll see.

Well time to close this blog. Have to get dinner cooked for JP. Have a great week. For me, tomorrow will be a shopping day, Wednesday, home and Thursday, I am planning to make some cards at Betty's place. Missed last month because I was not feeling too well. Hopefully things will be better this time. I need a little inspiration and I usually get that when I go to Betty's.
Cheers - Louise

PS If you would like to visit my other blog it

Friday, August 8, 2014


Hi there everyone. Hope your weekend is starting off good!! Have you ever tried to find some funny pictures....and none of them were very funny?? That's what happened for me tonight. I wanted to do a new post using a funny picture, but this is all I could find. Oh that it is actually Saturday morning. I can look forward to sleeping in, probably won't hit the pillow till 2:30am. Yay!!!
Not much has been going on here. Just trying to enjoy the summer and what is left of it. My flowers are doing great and I do enjoy looking at them everyday. Been making teas with my Hibiscus plant, Lemon Mint in the front yard, Bee Balm and Hyssop tea in the back yard. All 4 are really great and each one has some really good health benefits.

My husband likes the Hyssop tea because it is mentioned in the Bible. Hyssop has a kind of licorice taste. Bee Balm attracts the bees and butterflies for the nectar and the leaves can be dried to prepare bergamot tea. The native Americans shared this tea with the early settlers, who then used it as a substitute when imported tea became scarce after the Boston tea party.

I take the flowers of my Hibiscus plant, rinse them and put them in a hot pot of water. I have talk about the Hibiscus tea in a previous post. The Lemon Mint tea is just as it says...a lemony mint taste. I have some drying on the front porch and plan to get some more dried by the end of this month.

I am getting a few cucumbers from the garden, no tomatoes as yet. It looks like my onions are not doing so good again this year. Oh well.

Don't have a lot of plans for today....maybe work on some cards and get a few new things into my Etsy store. I have been "out to lunch" for the last couple of weeks so to I better get some things listed, people will think I closed!

You all have a great weekend and keep looking up! Cheers - Louise

PS. If you would like to check out my other blog it is

Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Trip to GFS Yesterday

Hi there everyone. Whoever you are...hope you are having a wonderful day and a great weekend!!! I always look forward to Saturdays...wish everyday could be's a break from the routine of the week and always welcomed in my home.

Sorry I have not been blogging, for what seems like weeks, but is only 5 days...have not had much to blog about I guess. Been dealing with a few issues. My husband is bi-polar, so, sometimes his meds don't click well together and he gets depressed along with a few other problems which causes me to get bummed. Haven't been making cards lately, and that is not like me. All these issues we have been dealing with is kind of like the domino effect. One problem makes another problem...and so on down the line of domino's. I try to stay positive...but sometimes it can be hard when I deal with diabetes and weight gain...high stress points for me, trying to keep numbers down. I have noticed that being under stress causes my blood sugars to rise. Today my number was 112 compared to 143 yesterday. Not sure what the difference was, but I would be happy if I was 112 everyday.

JP has been doing a little bit better lately, mentally, sometimes I think it is the food I make for him...maybe something is not working with his meds....I don't know, I can only guess. Maybe it is something like the diabetes, it all depends on what I eat and if I exercise the night before. The "numbers game" sure can be a stress point for me.

So yesterday I made a run to GFS and bought all this. GFS has samples on Friday and Saturday. Their samples were Green fried tomatoes and marinara sauce, cheese and crackers, fried hot peppers and macaroni salad. I decided to get the fried green tomatoes....they were really good.
I really love the Pane Turano Italian bread which comes out of Berwyn, Illinois which is near Chicago This bread makes great Sammie's on the grill, or just plain toast (um, with peanut butter on top.) Today I had an slice of bread toasted and spread some avocado (mashed and added some Bistro sauce) and a slice of tomato on top with sprinkles of cilantro that was GOOD!!!
Last night I had a salad using the Spring mix along with some cucumbers from my garden and an avocado with some Ceasar salad dressing.

When JP got home from work (1am in the morning), I made him "Sunny's Black Bean Burgers" green fried tomatoes, onion rings and French fries, along with soup, salad and fruit. No, he is not starving, but has lost a lot of weight. I just have to look at all that food I make for him and I gain weight....something is very wrong here, it's just not fair. So I cook all this food and can't even enjoy what I cook.

So anyways I used the corn (from GFS) in the black bean burgers. They really turned out great and I will make them again. I got the recipe from the "Extended Stay America" site which I will give you in my next blog. I don't have the address right now. I am asking  you to vote for "Biz" as she made a recipe for them and has a chance to win $5,000 and a trip to New York.  Once I get all the addresses together I will let you know more, so you can vote for her recipe. We have until August 22nd to vote so there is still plenty of time. You can also vote for Biz from her blog too.

Well time to close this blog, hopefully August will be a better month for us all. Here is my wordpress site, Have a great one and keep looking up. Cheers ~ Louise

Monday, July 28, 2014

Water Fountains

Hi there everyone. Hope your day was special. Sitting here watching the Bachelorette as I write this blog.... eh...can't just watch, need to be doing something. So tonight I shall blog about my water fountains. Which I did mention I would do this last week when I did the Water Fall blog. So here we go.
This is my fountain in the back you can see there is lots of water in it....that's from a few big storms we had. The goose moved from the left side.........
To the right side....I can see him better from the kitchen window, when I look out every day to see how things are growing.
So here is my little water fountain on the front porch. I have it on right now.....and can even hear the fountain from in the house. So relaxing to listen to water trickling in the fountain. And relaxing too, just sitting on the front porch, watching the day pass by.
I have actually seen people walk by my house, as I am walking  Kylie across the street. The people stop in front of my house and look at the porch, trying to figure out where the water sound is coming from. Or maybe they are looking at my flowers too.

OMG looks like Andi is going with Josh. What a shocker. That's good though, I guess I didn't like the shifty eyes of Nick, he couldn't look her in the eyes and was always looking away. I wish Andi had picked Farmer I would have liked him....but it looks like he might be the next Bachelor....oh that will be a show not to miss!!!! I wonder if that girl from Toronto will end up on the that would be a twist. Farmer Chris could get to know her that way.

It all shall be the world turns. I guess we are all looking for that "forever love" sometimes it can be very elusive and can never be found.

Well, you all have a great day and keep looking up. If you want to see what I am talking about on my other is the  Cheers ~ Louise

Saturday, July 26, 2014

500 Posts and Hibiscus Tea

Hi there everyone. How is your day going? I am loving this weather...mid 7o's is just perfect and not high humidity....perfect, perfect. I am not a hot weather person and especially as I get older, hot does not agree with me or my ankles. So I have been praying....God keep it cool....and He has. But there is still August and September....then comes October, November and December and we know how cold those months can be. But for now, this has been a very comfortable Summer in my books.

So today is my 500 post on BlogSpot. I guess there should be a celebration of's been fun blogging, don't know if I have a lot of followers that are actually following every word I would be nice....but that is okay if you are not. It has been good therapy for me and maybe hopefully helped someone along the line.

Through the course of blogging here, I have ended up with a 2nd blog at:  I was forced to go there because I could not up-load my pictures on blogspot. To say the least I became very frustrated, and started a 2nd blog. Wordpress is still a bit confusing to me, but it seems to attract more followers and reach more people for some reason. So, I will keep it going for the time being.

I have made some hibiscus tea. In all the years I have had this plant, never realized I could make tea with the flowers. Now I am hooked and can have fresh hibiscus tea during the winter too!!! I looked up on Youtube how to make the tea and it has lots of good properties like Vitamin C and also keeps the blood pressure down. Which I need.
So you take a tea pot with filtered water and boil. Take your hibiscus flowers and pull the petals off. and place in the water and let them steep.
In this picture you can see the petals starting to lose their color. I take the flower petals out when they go completely white and have lost all their color. The water will have turned pink as you can see in the two pictures below.
I also added a half package of stevia to sweeten the tea a bit. Such a pretty color and very tasty also. I think I am addicted to this luscious and refreshing tea.
Here's another picture of the tea.  I have also been making Hyssop tea with the leaves, which has a bit of a licorice taste to it, and Bee Balm tea, which you can use the petals of the red flowers (and you can eat the bee balm petals also, good for bad breath). I suspect you can use the leaves of the bee balm also...have not done that as yet. I think I have enough teas to keep me busy drying for a couple of weeks. I do have some lemon mint leaves to dry also.

Well as you can see....been busy making my own teas. JP likes the Hyssop tea the best. It's mentioned in the Bible and was used for Passover in Exodus 12:22. So yeah, he likes that Hyssop is in the Bible. So it must be good for our bodies in some way.

Time to close and get going on some of these teas. I told the Pastor's wife I would bring some mint tea for her to try tomorrow. Maybe I should google "how to make lemon mint tea" and see what it says.

You have a great day and keep looking up. Cheers ~ Louise

PS I blogged about this wonderful tea on Saturday. Not exactly sure why it did not post....I guess I need to contact Blog Support...have nothing but frustrations with this blog. Sorry for my rant!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Hi there everyone. Hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather. Well, at least it is beautiful here in Wisconsin. All this next week it will be in the 70's, beautiful (bella), beautiful (bella) weather. Was looking at some pictures on Pinterest and saw these pictures of waterfalls.....oh I love the sound of water...falling. Guess that is why I enjoy the two little water fountains I have. One on the front porch and one in the back yard. Today I will show you these beautiful water falls. Saturday the waterfalls on the porch and the back yard.
Seljalandsfoss, Iceland
 New York

Waterfall Highway, Portugal

I am making this blog very short. But stand by, I have a few ideas on the back burner. So you all have a great day and keep looking up. Cheers ~ Louise

If you would like to read what I am doing on is my address there.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Beautiful Day and Made Some Scones

Hi there everyone, hope you all had a wonderful goodness, the weather was just perfect today, here in Wisconsin, at least in our neck of the woods. Really did not accomplish anything except take a day off and just enjoy the front porch and back yard. Watered my porch plants and fertilized. Then we brought the glider chair to the porch so I took a small snooze while listening to the radio. Oh, and I got my little fountain going on the porch. It was so quiet on this block...couldn't even hear any kids screaming. They must all be up at Bay Beach in Green Bay.

So JP and I took a walk down to "Kylie's Park" with Kylie...she was in all her glory, taking mommy and daddy for a walk and showing us what she enjoys the most. We came home and got the grill going for steak, vegies and toast. About a half hour later we went to Tom's Drive in and Kylie got a baby ice cream cone and we had hot fudge sundaes. So was a really nice day. Now here I am doing my is done, gone the sun....(sniff)...Saturday's just never last long enough.

So this past week I made some scones. Been wanting to try making them and finally did. I bought this packaged mix from the "free market" and organic food store. It was pretty much fun to make and I probably will do it again.

Can you read the instructions?? Was not thinking and threw the packaging out: Lets see....
1 bag Pamela's biscuit mix                 1 cup milk or almond milk
1/2 cup sugar                                      1/2 cup blueberries or raisins
8 Tbsp butter                                       sprinkle with ground up nuts.
Mix together mix and sugar, then add butter, then milk and fruit. Will be sticky, lay out on parchment paper and cut in small wedges. Bake at 375 degrees on parchment paper for 20 minutes.
Here they are all baked and cooling on a rack. I used dried cranberries and a few fresh and frozen blueberries. Hence, the different colors.
Here is the second group of scones being popped into the oven........they were so crunchy and good when dipped in hot coffee. Yes, I shall do this again.

Time to close this blog and head over to my other blog at:  Not sure what I will blog will be a surprise!!! Have a great day and keep looking up. Cheers ~ Louise

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Flowers from my Garden

Hi there everyone....omg....this just makes my day when things are working on BlogSpot. Today I could up-load some pictures. So we will go with it....Happy dance, happy dance!!! Next test....will these pictures be extra large or regular size pictures......we'll see.
So in this picture are my purple clematis....they sure looked beautiful this year. Last year I took a lot of roots and transplanted this baby in 2 different places. Some roots went to another part of the back yard and by the side of the front porch. I did take some pictures of the different places. Shall have to take some more pictures of these pretty flowers.
In this picture is my swan, which always gets some red geraniums planted in her. Have some cucumbers planted in the pot behind, got my first cucumber yesterday....oh yay!!! Not sure what that green plant is....that one comes back every year and I can keep it out all winter (covered of course) it grows back. I will have to check to see if the name is still in the pot, if so, I will let you know.
And here....TA DA....are my wonderful "brown eyed susans?" They volunteer themselves every year and I never know where they will grow from year to year.  These are growing along side the house and their blooms will last a couple of weeks. I do so love them!!! So bright and happy!!!
Here is my beautiful white rose....This year only half of the rose bush came back...guess it was a rough winter for them. During the winter there is always a 6 foot mound of snow that covers this rose bush....very well insulated but it was a cold, long, winter for her. Perhaps that is why only half survived.

Well time to close, need to get ready to go pick up some bread at the Salvation Army. Have to start thinking about making JP's lunch, I use lots of bread, so getting bread at the SA really helps he is getting a refried bean sandwich with lettuce. Sounds good, right???

Talk later and have a great day and keep looking up!! Cheers ~ Louise

PS If you want to see what I posted on my wordpress blog, go

Friday, July 11, 2014

Esty Tap Dancing and Scones

Hi there everyone. Geez these days are flying by. Thought I just blogged yesterday and it was Wednesday already!!! So Wednesday I had another sale from my Etsy store but did not see the sale till yesterday.....well I started dancing as soon as I saw the sale. Here is what sold. Tried inserting the picture, but to no avail!!!

Sorry..........I sorta knew it was too good to be true!!! Back to square one!!! Please see my wordpress blog for the rest of the story and pictures.....sigh!!!!

Please click on this link and it will take you directly to a BLOG THAT WORKS!!

NOTE: Due to unresolved issues beyond my control with BlogSpot. I cannot upload pictures. So I have taken my bogging to Wordpress where picture uploading is more assessable. Please continue visiting me here and at wordpress.
Cheers ~ Louise

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Part 2 ~ Hi-lites of July 4th

Hi everyone, so as promised I have blogged about Part 2 of our July weekend. We washed and stained the front porch....oh it sure does look nice. Why did I take so long to do it???
OH MY GOSH!!!!!! I thought just for the heck of it, I would try up-loading a picture to see if BlogSpot would let me and would you look at this, a picture....WOW OH WOW!!! It's a bit too large for this blog...but hey...not complaining, lest I FINALLY can up load a picture!!!!! HOORAY!!!!

I am SHOCKED BEYOND EXCITEMENT!!!! Well, I believe I have two blogs now, if you would like to go to my wordpress blog for the whole story about washing and staining the front porch. In the picture above you can see the "after" the wash and staining of the floor. Oh my goodness I just can't get over it. Okay now that I am up and off the here is my link to so you can see "the rest of the story"
Have a great day and keep looking up. Cheers ~ Louise

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hi-lites of July 4th weekend - part 1

Hi everyone how was your July 4th weekend?? Mine was quiet, busy and productive. There is just JP and I and Kylie our that is where the "quiet" comes in. No family or friends here in Appleton. So, quiet it is and busy and productive. We got a lot accomplished this weekend. Gas grill turned into a charcoal grill and the front porch washed down and stained. Along with a few other projects.

If you would like to find out more of what we were up to, go to my wordpress blog at:

Hope this new week is fun-filled and prosperous for you. Take care and keep looking up.
Cheers ~ Louise

NOTE: Still due to unresolved issues beyond my control with BlogSpot. I cannot download pictures. So I have taken my blogging to Wordpress where picture downloading is more assessable. Please continue visiting me here and at Wordpress. Please leave comments, I like hearing from your all.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July ~ God Bless America!!

Go to: for my post of "Happy 4th of July ~ God Bless America"

Note: Due to unresolved issues beyond my control with BlogSpot. I cannot download pictures. So I have taken my blogging to Wordpress, where picture downloading is more assessable. Please continue visiting me here and at Wordpress.

Thanks and Cheers ~ Louise

Monday, June 30, 2014

Some Flowers From My Garden

Hi everyone....well today I blogged about "some flowers from my garden." You can find my new post at this link: 

Thanks for stopping by and do please leave a comment, it is always nice to hear from you.

Cheers ~ Louise

NOTE: Due to unresolved issues with BlogSpot. I cannot download pictures. So I have taken my blogging to Wordpress where picture downloading is more assessable. Please continue visiting me here and @ wordpress.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Frying Bacon in the Oven....Yum!

Hi everyone, how are you all doing's sort of warm and humid today. I need to bring up the air-conditioner and fan from down-stairs. Oh and work up a sweat doing that!!!

Well, today I blogged about frying bacon, you can find it at:

No, BlogSpot is still NOT letting me download my pictures, so I will continue to play along with them till they fix the problem. Eventually BlogSpot will see their error and fix this un-happy blogger's blog so she can come back. Keep looking up!  Cheers ~ Louise

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Happy and Not Happy

Hi is your day going? I suppose you are wondering why I am "happy and not happy" all in the same sentence??? Well, I am happy that I am blogging in Wordpress and can at least download my pictures with more ease. But I am "not happy" cause I had to make the switch. I was comfortable with this blog site, but....I will continue to blog here, you just won't see pictures downloaded anymore.

Pictures make a post I think, cause people like to see pictures and, I like to take pictures!!! So Wordpress it is, until I can finally download pictures onto So, I shall have two blogs to play with...I am still on much of a learning curve in much to learn and look at. But I will eventually learn the ropes. Wordpress has a few extra things that BlogSpot doesn't have and visa versa.

Well, today was kind of a quiet day...did some shopping and picked up meds for JP and I. Bought some more dirt and a few lights for my pond area. I am going to try my hand at propagating my Hibiscus plant. Watched a few Youtube videos, so I think I might be able to handle it. I will let you know how things go.

Well time to close here for now and OH here is the link to my other blog WITH pictures.  This link will take you directly to my newest blog post. So you all have a great day and keep looking up. Cheers ~ Louise

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Moved to Wordpress Temporarily Until.......

Hi there everyone. Well as  you can see by the title I have moved temporarily to Wordpress.  this link will take you to my new blog. I have not left completely, probably will use this one to direct you to the new one where I can actually download my pictures. Or until the problem is resolved.

I have not figured out the problem as yet, but I do not want Google Chrome downloaded into my computer...only because it carries along with it other stuff that I do not want on this computer. I learned my lesson a couple weeks ago when it cost me $200 to get this new computer cleaned and the viruses killed off!!! Apparently I got hacked....I am very leery now to say the least.

Can't believe how complicated things are order to do one thing, 2 other things have to be done before the first problem can be taken care of....honestly....what happened to simplicity????

Nothing special happened, shopping. Lunch was ham sandwiches, beans and potatoes and fruit. And, pizza for tonight. Kylie and I took our nightly walk....she loves her walks, when she sees me putting on my shoes, she starts barking at me to move faster. Open the door and she makes a bee-line for the sidewalk....geez....slow down Kylie, I think she is taking ME for a walk!!!!

Not much planned for this next week....maybe I need to get my porch floor stained THIS WEEK for sure. The weather is supposed to be in the 70's so that is good painting weather. AND I have lots of weeds to take down in the front I do have enough to keep me occupied.

See....isn't this a boring blog with no pictures???? Please see my picture blog at have a great day and keep looking up. Cheers ~ Louise


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