Monday, July 30, 2012

Estate Sales - Lots More Great Finds!

 I have so many treasures in my house that you could say I'm close to being a hoarder! OMG that sure is an awful word "hoarder".  It is really hard to organize stuff because then all you have is a basement filled with plastic bins...lots and lots of bins...probably more than 30!

How do you stop going to garage sales and estate sales? Well the last month with having back problems it has been rather easy but usually it's like some strange spell comes over me and I can't resist.

I keep promising myself that I'm going to list, list, list on Ebay and Etsy but it really is much more fun shopping then listing!  Here are a few things that I've listed on Ebay from my stash..

 This is just a tiny little bit of what's in my dinning room and office which needs to be listed before all those bins in the basement.  Sometimes I'm even surprised what I have!  Does anyone else have a problem with too much stuff!

Linking to:
Flea Market Finds
Thrift Share Monday

Warm hugs,

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Beautiful Snapdragons

 On the way home from our vacation in April from Nags Head NC we stopped in Williamsburg for lunch.  Outside the place we ate were these beautiful snapdragons!  This was in April and look how well they are growing.  I'd love to have a area in my garden with snapdragons but they never grow this well for me!

Linking to:
Fridays Pretties

Warm Hugs,

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Zucchini Quiche

A friend at garden club gave me this recipe for Zucchini Quiche. It's perfect for this time of year when all the zucchini are plentiful. I made it last night for dinner and it was yummy! Next time I'll put some beacon and cheddar cheese in it. Left overs are really good also.

Zucchini Quiche

3 cups        Zucchini - sliced thin    (about 1 whole medium sized zucchini works well)
1 cup        Bisquick
5 Eggs      slightly beaten
1/2 cup     oil
1/2 cup     chopped onion

1 tsp        italian seasoning or other seasoning to taste
1/2 tsp     salt (season to taste)
1/4 tsp     pepper
1/2 cup    parmesan cheese
2 tsp        chopped parsley

Lightly coat 10" pie pan or quiche dish with cooking spray.

Mix all ingredients and pour into pan/dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until set and nicely browned.

Recipe can be changed by adding chopped peppers, garlic, green onions, mushrooms, browned sausage or ground meat or varying the type of cheese.

My husband even liked it!

Linking to:
Meet Me Monday

Warm hugs,

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Rain Lots of Rain

 Today it is raining and it rained yesterday it's positively wonderful!  We need the rain the flowers and weed love it.  Here are photos looking out my front door.

 I love to sit on the back patio and listen to the rain on the metal awnings.  It really is a great relief from all the hot, humid, hazy weather we have had. 

With the cooler weather I decided to make something special for dinner (needs to bake in oven) and made this recipe from my pinterest recipe board Tortellini Bake.

Believe me it is delicious!  My husband liked it and it is even better the next day.  Just like cell phones how did we ever live without pinterest?

Warm hugs,

Monday, July 16, 2012

Garden Hazards!

Seems recently I have only been blogging about my garden which
is really one of my favorite topics!
This year appears to be my year of garden injuries
and three trips to the doctors office.

Early this spring when the weather was unusually warm I took
advantage and did lots of clean up.  
Well one morning I saw something growing on my upper thigh
I tried to pull it off put it was very attached so I just watched it for about 4 days.
Finally my leg seemed to be infected and very warm...
so again I tried to pull it off...and it came off!!
I pushed on it with my finger nail and blood came squirting out
OMG it was a tick!

Now how could I get to be 67 years old and not know what a tick was but I had never seen one.
Yes my doctor saw me right away and we are waiting to see if I get any symptoms of Lyme Disease.
I don't live in a high Lyme Disease area but this year is so unusual and 
there are lots more ticks being seen.

So time goes on and I just keep working in the garden.  The Friday
before Memorial Day about 6:00 in the evening decided do some mulching.
Unfortunately I did not put on my garden shoes but started spreading 
mulch in my flip flops.  I came down on a rusty metal post sticking out of the ground. 
I didn't even realize it was there..... here I go again off the docs office.
Thanks goodness no stitches just bandages, tetanus shot, shot of antibiotics, 
and they prescribed antibiotics for 10 days.
No working in the garden until it's healed!

So now it's the end of June and only been playing in the garden for
about a week...took awhile for my foot to heal.
We had a couple beautiful days cooler with nice breeze and I enjoyed
working ... planting, digging, weeding, mulching whatever needed done..
it felt so good getting everything finished.
Well seems I over did it because a few days latter there was awful pain running
down my right leg..OMG it really hurt!

Yes here we go again to the doctors
Sciatica was the diagnosis taking pain killers, muscle relaxer, using ice...
not sleeping all night, hurts when I lay, sit or if I stand too long!

It's been a little over 3 weeks and the pain is a lot better.
Been to the chiropractor  2 times and that helps.

My husband has been watering the garden but not like me...
and there are weeds everywhere...
oh well I can't bend over very well so they will have to wait.

Thanks for listening to me I really needed to share.

Linking to
Fertilizer Friday

Warm hugs,

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