Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thankful Thursday April 28, 2016, more pretty flowers..........

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Finally, brothers and sisters, 
whatever is true, whatever is noble,
 whatever is right, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable,
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy,
think about such things.
Philippians 4:8 NIV


Greetings Sweet Friends,


Hope you are having a lovely week
and have been enjoying April. Hard
to believe Sunday will be May 1st
already.........time marches on.........


I have been Spring Cleaning today 
and was happy to finally do some
 more.  I have been doing a little
Spring cleaning once a week. Much
 easier that way, I have to say!!

Our back porch needs to be the
 next place, if I have my way!! lol
Course, when you own a home
their is always something that
needs to be done.....lol
Not complaining, just saying!!
I am thankful to have a home
to clean.......and a nice one
at that!!  

Well, gonna get on with it, so
I might actually get this posted
today for a change ....wow, that
will make 2 weeks in a row that
I have been on time.
Shocking !!  lol




I am thankful 

#1
for a really great testimony we heard 
on Sunday of how God saved a 
marriage. It was such a great reminder
 of the power of God and prayer!


#2
for a fun day with lil darling on Sat.,
 we took her to get frozen yogurt for
 the first time, and she was so cute.
She started singing this ice cream
 song we have seen on these kiddie
 sites...."Ice Cream, yeah, Ice cream
eat it all up,  eat it all up!

She is usually shy, so we were quite
 surprised as there were about 8-10 
other people in yogurt shop..........
She was so cute and excited!! 

She had lots of energy afterwards, 
only wish it had that same affect
 on us!!  lol





#3
that the power company came this week
 and cut back some trees and vines off
our power lines in the backyard.  We 
still have more to do but it want cost
us as much since they did some of it
 already.  So that is nice.......


#4
that Dee, Jerry and Rosie got home safe 
and sound on Monday evening..........






#5
that one of our Sunday School students
 had her  baby on Sunday evening and all 
went well.  They had a lil girl.............
she is a 3rd child, they already have a 
boy and a girl.............


#6
that my all of my good smelling flowers 
are blooming,  gardenia's, Honeysuckle,
 and Jasmine.  They all have a wonderful
 fragrance. I have some Ginger flowering 
as well, but for some reason it has no scent
 and typically it is very sweet smelling.
 Lil darling and I were out sniffing the 
flowers this morning (Wed.)........and
 she can't pass up picking a flower......lol






#7
that I got to mow our yard for the first time
 this year, actually hubby has done it rather 
quickly few times. We have a riding
 mower, so I like doing the lawn, it's really
 kinda fun.....lol 
 and always love the results.....


#8
that I finally put up my new shower
curtain I got last Fall sometime. I
decided to wait until Spring since we 
had so many changes to the house
 with Fall and Christmas, then forgot
all about it come Spring, do to our
trip and bed hunt......
Anyway, I love it....it looks great!
It is called " Florida" and was just
$10 for a lovely pattern and fabric.






#9
that we have been sitting on our back-
yard bench quite a lot lately, since it is
 under an oak tree that provides shade 
and it has been so breezy as well.  It's
was my birthday gift from Scott,
Megan and the baby last year.


#10
that we finally met our new neighbors.
They bought the house about a yr. or
so ago, but were only here ocassionally,
so it was like a vacation home.
She finally decided to retire and come
and enjoy it.  So they are here to stay
 now.  She was very nice and friendly...
but they were not friendly at all before,
 so we thought they were new home
owners, but they aren 't....
So that was a surprise!!






#11
that the young lady who stayed with us
a few months ago, has been improving
steadily since then, and is going to a
Seminar in Tx. this weekend.  This is
huge for her, as she has been sick with
an environmental illness for 10 yrs.
and it seems the Lord is healing and
has quite the plans for her.  So happy
and excited for her..............


#12
that I got some Spring cleaning done
that I have been wanting to get to....
pulling out the living room sofa and
cleaning behind it, doing the windows
and woodwork.  The woodwork gets
so much sun around the windows that
it gets dried out, so it definitely needed
some oiling.......Old English scratch
cover (oil and stain all in one) to the 
rescue.  Looks so much better now
and the wood look hydrated again.





Well, that's our blessings for this week,

Hope you have a really Fabulous
weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!!




Love, Hugs and
Last of April Blessings,
Nellie


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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tropical Fruit Salad Recipe





Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends,

Hope you are having a good week
so far.....hard to believe we are in
our last week of April already!


All is guiet here today, my daughter,
hubby and lil doggie left last night
and arrived home safely!

Don't have much on the agenda
today thankfully, as I am a lil tired
and feeling unproductive today!  lol

Have had the recipe part of this post 
done for awhile.....
since we had this delicious salad again, 
back in mid March and it is a perfect 
spring/summer salad and is so delicious
 I felt it worthy of a repost.


Actually I found it in a Publix (our
 local grocery store) magazine, and it 
was from a blogger in Ocala, Fl, course, 
if you have visited me much you know
 I am a recipe and decorative tweeker
 so I changed it up a bit to go with what 
had in the house at the time.  lol

It is also very heart healthy as well!  




It is called 
"Tropical Salad with Citrus Viniagrettte"
and this is my version, and I do each plate
separately cause it looks so pretty. Course,
there is just 2 of us,  she said she uses a
platter,  which is a good idea too.

 Just recently when I did it....I did it for
 the whole family so I just put every
 thing in a separate bowl then they could
put whatever they wanted or how 
much they wanted on their lettuce.
Worked out very well................


Ingredients for Salad
spring mix or romaine or both
2 cups of mandarin orange segments
1 cup of hulled and sliced strawberries
1/2 cup of fresh blueberries
1/2 cup of plain pecans (whole)
coconut (optional)



Citrus Viniagrette dressing
3 tsp. of apple cider vinegar
6 tablespoons of lite tasting olive oil
6 tablespoons of honey
6 tablespoons of Orange Juice


in a blender or magic bullet (what I use)
mix all the above ingredients, then douse 
your salad.........lol......If you like fruit in 
your salad you will love this, hubby and
 I  both always  look forward to
 having again!


NOTE: I tripled her dressing recipe and it
was probably enough for 4 people, so if
you have more than that, you might want
to double or triple my recipe.



Hungry yet??  lol





This is a little egg cup of the dressing
with some gluten free crispy crackers.
  Love those things.


If you would like check out Julie's blog just
  I went there to find the original recipe
 so anyone who wanted to, could see it,
think she might have tweeked it a bit
too...........lol



So............hope you have a terrific Tuesday


Thanks for stopping in,  looking forward to
 hearing from you as always,


Love, Hugs and
Last of April Blessings,

Nellie


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thankful Thursday April 21, 2016, Random Floral pics



Greetings Sweet Friends


Hope you week has been a good 
one.......and that you have had some
 time to spend with the special people
 in your life.

It has been that sort of week here,
and it has been very good!  
My Mom's heart is full......
and I will let my thankfuls....
do the talking.





I am thankful

#1
that we got a lot done over the
weekend in prep for Dee and
Jerry's visit.  Sometimes it is
good to have visitors, even if 
they are family, as it makes
you do some things you have
been putting off............lol


#2
that we had a good time visiting
over at  Scott and Megans on
 Sunday, we got Italian food, and
enjoyed sitting outside and per-
using Scott's garden since it 
was so nice out.


#3
that DeeAnna got in safe and 
sound from Asheville on Monday
 evening, and Jerry will follow
on Friday evening................





 #4
that she brought Rosie her lil
long haired chijuajua with her,
(Rosie was our first furry grand-
child, we practiced our spoiling
habits on her, so we miss her
too. lol) and am thankful that
 Rosie did great. It is only an hr.
and 15 min. flight, so that makes 
it fairly easy, plus Rosie is pretty
 quiet when you take her out, and
 she is used to being in a carrier
 since Dee used to take her out
like that a lot..........so all that 
helps immensely...............


#5
that her flight got in being only
10 mins. late, cause there have
been a few times she was sup-
pose to arrive at 7:30 and it
 turned out being 10:30 or later.
So that was especially good
since she had Rosie.............
and because we like to spend
every minute we can with Dee.





#6
for all the fun we have been
having since she got here. We
had Tuesday just the 2 of us as
hubbies boss was here, so he
had to go in........so we had an 
all girl day just the 2 of us...
worked out together, made fruit
smoothies, sat in the sun, and
drove around the neighborhood
so she could see the changes
and yakked and yakked........
of course!!  and hubby brought
home "4 rivers" B-B-cue and we 
had dinner and played some cards 
out in the backyard, it was such 
great weather............
Then on Wed. we watched lil 
darling as usual for me, but
 Dee of course,  doesn't get to
 see her that often so they had 
a lot of fun playing, jumping and 
tickling, then most of the family,
 sans the 2 hubbies, came over
 for pizza and salad. It was a
short but fun evening...........





#7
that Dee is going with a friend
on the "SunRail" today (that is our
fairly new mass transit train in the
Orlando area). they are going
down to Winter Park and will
meet 2 others friends there for
lunch, then later in the day she
will be going to spend the night
with Scott and Megan and to
the beach tomorrow.  So she
is really looking forward to that.
So hoping they have good 
weather, there is a chance of
rain, so praying it passes us
by this time...........




#8
that I finished my antibiotics
and seem to be feeling more
energetic, so am thinking that
infection from my tooh must
have been what was making
me so tired lately.  


#9
that my hubby is such a good
sport and encourages getting
 take out all week, so we can
 spend our time visiting and
 having fun,rather than cooking 
and cleaning up the kitchen.
He is such a sweetie!!






#10
that our sheets for our new bed
came in today and fit perfectly.
We have just sort of been mak-
ing do with what we had cause
the ones we bought just did not
 fit well, and would have been
 pulling off the bed too easily.
Now we can finally get our bed
completely set up the way it is
suppose to be.......
I had to order a lot of things like
mattress pads and sheets that
had deep pockets as we did
get an adjustable bed, but after
our initial disaster, we ordered
 it all ourselves online..........as
we just ordered one bed to start
to see how it worked out,  so it
has been a long process but
definitely worth it....as it saved
us $1200.00.............





#11
that we will get to see both
Dee and Jerry again Friday
night and Monday afternoon
before they leave Monday
night..............Jerry gets in
Friday evening and they will
be here, then they are going 
with Scott and Megan to St. 
Augustine for part of the day,
On Sat. then over to Jerry's
 parents home till Monday
 afternoon.  So they have
gotten to visit everyone they
wanted to see and have a
lil extra fun too........






#12
that my daughter-in-love has a
very strong sense of family, and
encourages my son in that as
well. She is always happy to
get together with our family,
and is good to us all, and 
truly appreciate how fairly
 she tries to do things when 
we have special holidays.
Such a blessing!






Well, that has been my week, 
 Hope yours has been as good
 as mine.


Glad you could drop by and
 hope it made you think of some
things you are thankful for to....
and would love for you to share
them if you'd like.....


Have a really Dandy Weekend!!





Love, Hugs and 
April Blessings,

Nellie


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