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Pat
Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Missourian
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Hi Karen...the pumpkin is actually a covered plate, like a butter dish. I found it at Home Goods a week or so ago. There may still be some available.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Waterside at Back Porch Musings
Thank you,Brenda. That photo is a selfie I snapped in the car after I got my new glasses last month. I edited it with photoscape, cloning out the background and changing it to black and white.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Waterside at Back Porch Musings
Thank you TJ! I am happy to see you doing your blog. BPM is my little place of escape. I hope to continue! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Waterside at Back Porch Musings
Kathy...thank you so much! The French Countryside is in the barn board cabinet at home doing double duty as staging. A lot of it is packed away, in hopes of the move.:-)
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Waterside at Back Porch Musings
Orlando's had some of those old time striped watermelons today. It was a big temptation but we passed because they were so big! These Black Diamonds are seedless. We've looked all Summer for one. We used to get them in Camdenton. Been awhile since we were down there. The one we got today is smaller than the seeded but still has the same great flavor.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2014 on On the Back Burner at Back Porch Musings
Molly is okay, Gee. However, she does not want to be left alone here.So if we have anything to do, she stays at our home. We had appointments last week and she stayed at our house, rather than here. She will again this week because we have to be in St Louis for an appointment. We need to be at home a couple of days anyway, for dusting etc. So we just worked around the appointment. Right now we are awaiting maint. to replace smoke alarm batteries. They did one last week. There are only two, so why not put new batteries in both? I don't know. Molly does not like chirping smoke alarms. I am sure it is painful for her ears. They are checking our water meter Wed. We had low water usage in July. The simple answer to that, we were not here other than getting things moved, during the month of July. When the meter is checked they will find it is working as it should be.:-)
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on A Cubby and Bath at Back Porch Musings
LOL, Ellen. It was 58 degrees here this morning. Chili weather for sure. The temps are going back up. We have had a spectacular Summer...waiting for the other shoe to drop,though.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on Good Eats! at Back Porch Musings
Hi Cheryl Ann Thank you! The leaf plates are like little accent plates, no indentation for a cup. Your snack set sounds beautiful!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on Green and Red at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Jenna!:-) I've noticed the last couple of times at HG, my total is decidedly less than it used to be, but I am still enjoying the process.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2014 on Tuesday Tidbits 2 at Back Porch Musings
Susan, I guess in a way I didn't get out of the BC era, either. The lamp beside our chair has a palm tree and monkey motif and many other things around the apartment are from that same time. There was indeed a reason I kept them stored away in the basement boutique.:-)
I think it may be a birdcage, Brooke. I have had it for years and years and usually have a candle in it, when we are sitting outside.
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2014 on Tuesday Tidbits at Back Porch Musings
Barb, we are in the process of selling our home. My husband has several medical issues, including, Heart Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and Diabetes. We tried to sell our home two years ago, but both of us developed some health issues and ended the selling process after four months. We had a place at the lake, we sold last year. Beginning this past Winter, we decided it is time to really get serious about downsizing. We have rented this little apartment to run away to now and then, a sort of vacation from the stress of showing and marketing our home. We are very fortunate to be able to do this. Very grateful! Thank you for asking about the story. If you check my archives over the last month or so, you will find a few posts that relate to the move and marketing our home.
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2014 on The Apartment Bedroom at Back Porch Musings
Happy Birthday, Beverly!
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2014 on Pink Saturday - July 26, 2014 at How Sweet The Sound
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I had never heard that about the fridge, since we see the wine racks above a fridge quite often had not thought of it. Our wine at home is in a wine cabinet and on the patio level of our home. We aren't living in this apartment yet, we are just in the process. This is a temporary place until we buy a new home. That is why it looks so clean.;-)
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on Wild Hare at Back Porch Musings
Aha, Nancy. I knew sooner than later someone would figure it out!:-) We love Winghaven and would love to build there or buy a home. This apartment is serving two purposes. It's giving us a little getaway place while our home is marketed, plus we are trying on Winghaven.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on The Living Room at Back Porch Musings
Thank you, Martina. This is an apartment we leased for 6 months. We are preparing our house to sell and decided, with J's health issues, we needed a place to escape to, during the process. We won't be here full time, but rather use it as a getaway. We are prepared to sign on for another 6 months if needed. We have the house almost ready for the sign in the yard. Moving very slow this time!:-)
I don't know the name. I found them at the grocery store and didn't see a sticker. I wish I could grow them like these.:-)
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on Rhapsody in Blue…Etc. at Back Porch Musings
Thanks so much Carol Jane. I found the canvas at Home Good about three or four years ago.
We are going to try to get our house on the market by the end of July first part of August. We leased an apartment to "retreat" to, plus we need a place to stay while we look for another home if our house should sell. We are prepared to rent for at least a year if we need to. This table is set up in the small apartment we leased.
Thank you so much, Emily. The cloth is a picnic throw from Williams Sonoma a couple of years ago. The napkins are from Pottery Barn, this year.
Gerry, I had one of those 12x60's after my divorce. Had it looking so cute...and definitely on a budget!:-)
It's wonderful,Kat. Also, the recipe suggests the addition of vodka or gin to turn the drink into a cocktail.
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2014 on Miss Aimee B's at Back Porch Musings
That is correct, lemon juice curdles milk. But it doesn't with this recipe. I don't know why, unless it is the sugar that keeps it from "going sour". I don't know what it will do if milk substitutes are used. But the milk does not sour with this recipe.
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2014 on Miss Aimee B's at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Carolyn. I found those chairs at Pier One Imports about 10 years ago. They were available for sale in single colors or you could mix them up, as I chose to do.
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2014 on Farm Table in Red and White at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Susan. Just chop the lemons peel and all. This is a really tasty drink.:-)
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2014 on Miss Aimee B's at Back Porch Musings