Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mirror, mirror...

The first photo is of a mirror hubby made for me after I spotted it on Southern Hospitality Blog. Rhoda had been Shopping In Destin. She snapped a photo of a mirror in one of the shops she visited and unbeknownst to her, I fell in love with it!  Living vicariously! Hubby made it for me on a Saturday. I finished it and by Monday night it was hanging on our wall. A turquoise under coat with a creamy white top coat and glaze. This was in 2010 and I'm still in love with my Destiny Mirror!

I also snapped several other mirrors around our home.

Not sure why these photos didn't post in the correct order, but you get the idea...

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ham and Bean Soup w/ Barley*

3 stalks celery chopped
5 carrots chopped
1 onion chopped fine
2 Cloves Garlic minced
2 sprigs Rosemary
1 T. Chopped Fresh Parsley(added right before serving)
1 C. Uncooked Barley
3 Cans Great White Northern Beans
Ham Bone w/ some diced ham
2 quarts water
3 C. Chicken Broth
Salt and pepper to taste

In 2 quarts water boil ham bone and simmer for about an hour before adding the sauteed onions and garlic, the chopped carrots and celery, the seasonings, Beans, Barley, and chicken broth. Simmer for another hour. For the last 5 mintes of simmer, add parsley. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve with biscuits or warm rolls. Makes enough for 8-10 people.

A Touch Of Pink

A Springtime vignette with a variety of white candle sticks,  lanterns and a pretty pink flower.