Sunday Morning Beauty

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Good Morning my friends ~

As I sit in Pete’s chair (again) I’m looking out at the beautiful snowfall we had last night.

Don’t get me wrong, I am getting tired of all the snow and the cold, but it just looks so pretty out there.

I have been sick for the past 3 days – fever and aches and pains in my joints.  I am starting to feel better, and I am very grateful, and it must be why I see the beauty in the snow.

Only a few more weeks until we start to see warmer weather again.  I know we will all appreciate spring this year.  Maybe we needed this cold weather to really appreciate what spring brings us.

Wishing you all an amazing day today.

Much love,

Rose

Rustic Cutting Board

Hi Everyone ~

I was looking at the 2 cutting boards I have on my counter, and wanted to make them look a little more rustic.

I began by putting the jute on the inside of the handle of the cutting board.  Then just continued to wrap the jute around the top of the handle.

I use a big enough piece of jute, but when you wrap it around & around you run out pretty quickly.

No need to worry you just cut another piece and butt them up to each other and continue to wrap.

They came out so cute – just a bit of rustic in the kitchen now.

Click on the pictures to enlarge

You can see step by step as I went along.

I think they look so sweet against the subway tile.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day.

Much love,

Rose

 

Happy Valentine’s Day ~

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Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone.

I hope you have the best day ever.

Pete and I will be preparing dinner together.

On our menu:♥

Filet Mignon ~ Mashed Potatoes ~ Baby Carrots ~ Red wine

Later we will watch a movie and have chocolate covered strawberries.

Hope everyone is keeping warm and safe. Enjoy your night.

Much love, Rose

p.s. Feel free to share what your plans are 

8 DAYS OF LOVE

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So my story begins on November 19th, 2014 –

I traveled to Henryville PA for our annual sister’s weekend.  I usually leave 1 day before the weekend starts to spend a little time with my sister Josie.  We made cute little Christmas ornaments for each of our (6) sisters and Mom –

Friday morning we shared a wonderful visit with coffee (which we usually have over the phone) so being in person was so special.

Around 12 noon Mary Ann, Cathy and our niece Danielle arrived.

So good to see Danielle – she is in the Navy and we are so very proud of her.

So wonderful to see  Mary Ann who lives in San Diego Ca. and Cathy in Crofton Md. so as you might know we do not see each other too often.

Wrapping arms around each other felt so good.

We sat and had lunch together just talking about anything and everything.  It was wonderful.

The girls on Long Island arrived around 3pm – we are all together, what a wonderful sight.  My Mom has to be overwhelmed to see all her daughters together in one place.

Jeanne is with the girls on Long Island – she flew from Idaho, and again so wonderful to see her.  She has such a way of showing her love to all she comes in contact with.

Lori, Theresa & Regina and of course Mom live on Long Island – I see them from time to time but again to share time with them is priceless.

We laughed and had separate conversation with each other and all together, we cooked and cleaned and just loved each other – it was wonderful.

On Sunday, we all left around the same time – Mary Ann, Jeanne, Danielle & Cathy all left for BWI where M.A and Jeanne took flights back home.

The rest of us left for Long Island to see my daughter Kristin at her book signing – yes she wrote a book (along with her business partner Dannielle) the book title  ”This is a book for Parents of Gay Kids”

I am so proud of Kristin – as my sister Theresa said – “she is a missionary of sorts.” helping kids with this HUGE bulling problem, and just answering questions they might have about life in general.

They have a new project called “The Parent Project” which helps parent and, child who come out to their families.  Their book is an amazing reference guide for parent and child to go to for help and answers to questions they might have throughout the process of understanding each other.

Couldn’t be prouder of my daughter.  Love you so much.

I continued to spend time with the Long Island girls for 2 more day.

Lots of laughter, tears and eating and of course a glass of wine or 3 just the best time being with my family.

Pete arrived on Tuesday night for the Thanksgiving holiday, so good to see him after 6 days.

We traveled to Brooklyn on Wednesday to be with Kristin and Jenny for Thanksgiving.

Had a wonderful time with them. We watched a few movies, had a great Thanksgiving meal together and then Skyped Alyson our youngest – who lives in LA – so good to see her face – can’t wait to be with her for Christmas (this will be another story)

I have such a warm feeling of contentment and love as I visit with my daughter and daughter-in-law Jenny.

Their home has so much love that you feel it all around you.

Such a beautiful visit.

Pete and I traveled back to Altamont reflecting back on our wonderful visit with everyone.

God Bless you all and I thank you all for the best 8 days of love.

Much love,

Rose

Go to Breakfast

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This is my go to breakfast –

I cut up an apple into small pieces

Add 1 5.3 oz container of Chobani Yogurt ( I love Pineapple)

Add 1/4 cup of Fruit & Honey Granola

***********YUM************

Ingredients:

  • 3-1/2 Cups Quaker Oats
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • One – 6-oz package diced dried mixed fruit  –  about 1-1/3 cups

Preparation:

Heat oven to 350

In large bowl, combine oats and pecans; mix well.

In seperate bowl, mix honey,vegetable oil,vanilla & cinnamon salt if you like

Mix together with wisk –

Pour over oats & pecans – (use a large fork to mix ingredients together)

Spread evenly in 15×10 inch jelly roll pan (rimmed baking sheet)

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown, after 15 minutes take out of oven and stirring mixture around

Put back in oven and cook another 10 minutes (should be finished )

Stir in fruit as soon as you take out of oven

Let cool and ENJOY………

Calories 210 per 1/2 cup 

*I use on top of yogurt and only use 1/4 cup – its plenty.

Saturday Morning

Good Morning my Friends ~

As I sit here looking outside it’s becoming pretty clear that we are going to be looking at snow for a good long time.

We had a storm door installed in November, and I think I’m never going to see it opened.  It has the coolest drop down screen and I just want to feel the fresh air coming into the house.

Sometime it takes so long for the winter to pass.

I need a little spring day –

We all have our feeling about winter, and I know it is a good time to organize, but I still want to open my new storm door.

Stay warm and cozy by the fireplace – or if you are in a warmer climate ENJOY the warm weather .

I guess I am lucky to have a beautiful fireplace.

Here is where you can find this beautiful door ~

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Andersen-3000-Series-36-in-White-Self-Storing-TruScene-Storm-Door-3TSN-36WH/202528707

Much love,

Rose

storm door

Here is the door from the inside of the condo

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At the top – as you pull down the white box the screen is tucked away and will begin to show and the glass fits nicely at the bottom of the door.

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As you see this is the outside ~

New Blog on WordPress

To all my friends & family ~

Today I begin a New Blog on “WordPress” Link is ~ http://www.muchloverose.wordpress.com

The name is the same. “Follow Your Heart”

The format is a little different, but everything I have posted on Tumblr still remains the same.

I will no longer be using Tumblr.

As you view the new blog you will see a column on the right side this indicates the following:

About Me ~

Which tell a little bit about me.

Blogs I Follow ~

A Calendar ~

Primary Menu ~ this includes:

1) My Etsy Store

2) Preview “New Etsy Items”

3) Recipes

4) Our Home

5) Crafts

6) Just Thoughts

All My Posts ~

This is all the posts I have published.

My Information ~

After many hours of playing around, and finally getting someone to help me ~ I have decided to use this Theme ~

Theme meaning “The Pretty Side of the blog”.  The part you see.

I feel it is a very friendly theme and nice to the eye.

Much Love,

Rose

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