30 June 2013

All We Need Is Love

There has been a lot going on in the news lately. Supreme Court saying that its unconstitutional to prohibit homosexual marriage. Paula Deen using racial slurs years ago. Snowden guy giving away government secrets. And government involvement with Benghazi and IRS scandal. 

I was taught by my grandmother two things: Love the sinner but hate the sin. Practice the Golden Rule of "Do unto others as you'd have them do unto you". 

If you don't agree with what's going on we as Americans have the freedom of speech to say something, yet, remember that it should be said in love. 

This is a picture of my great niece at my MIL memorial garden. Every conversation Julia had ended with "Love ya...bye". She would be concerned about people, and often complained about the state of our nation, but she never judged anyone. Julia loved and saw the best in everyone. I try to do that everyday. I hope you do too. So, I will end this post saying that I love each reader. Bye. 

23 June 2013

Yes, I am Southern

I am addicted to the show American Baking Competition. It's one of the few shows on television in which I enjoy. There are 2 or 3 Southerners on the show. Effie and Francine are my favorites. I like Elaine as well, but I'm not sure if she's southern. Well, the first week Francine made a bacon, chocolate, and peanut butter pie. That. Sounds. So. Good! 

This morning my husband made his weekly gluten free chocolate chip pancakes. I requested pork bacon while N and M ate turkey bacon. I still can't jump on that part of the healthy eating bandwagon. I'll eat my pork in small quantities less frequently, thank you very much. See, I'm southern. Sweet and salty combined is perfection in the kitchen. 

I've also begun to enjoy Publix sweet black and green teas. A few weeks ago they were BOGO and I was reintroduced to its goodness. Their cupcakes are beyond. 

This morning I was disappointed in my iPhone...literally my lifeline to the outside world. I tweeted the word lawd and my iPhone tried to autocorrect it. That's when I realized that my iPhone is not, nor does it understand, Southern speak. That is sad. 

I consider myself somewhat intelligent. I'm no Sheldon Cooper, but I'm widely read and keep up with current events. However, I say y'all, likedta, lawd, and other Southern terminology. As a Southerner I know that Boo Radley is a hero and that double sided tape will hold your swimsuit down but don't get it wet. We ain't stupid, y'all. ;D

This list is quite true:

19 June 2013



Please let me apologize for my lack of postings. I'm 6 weeks post op today! :) I'm still only able to sit for 30-60 minutes, depending on my toleration. So, that's better, but now that it's summer, I never have use of any of our 4 computers! I want to make posts on my laptop so I can post pictures in the post instead of just at the bottom. Oh well, I'm happy that they are all here for the summer. 

So, what is an Inslee you ask? Inslee is a very talented illustrator. She seems to typically use watercolor and pencil drawing. She illustrates women beautifully. My Facebook profile is the picture below of the woman with dark hair cooking. I'm not as thin as the lady but the hair, dress, and apron are me! 
You'll find Inslee at http://Inslee.net. 

Outside of the housewife photo, I like the sketch of ombré hair. What is your favorite?

10 June 2013

Happy National Sweet Tea Day

As a Southerner I was raised on sweet tea. It's in my blood. I think my sister stops at a fast food restaurant for tea multiple times per day. :)

Below is my current favorite recipe. The baking powder is a surprise ingredient but it really does something!

P.S. I have been typing on my iPhone so I have not been able to put pictures on appropriately. 


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