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Pat
Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Missourian
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When I got back from foraging for the Easter meal, I was so happy to see Typepad back in business! Happy Easter, to you and your family, Beverly!
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That is the best kind of note! Happy Pink Saturday, Beverly!
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Mary the book is The Calorie King, Calorie, Fat and Carbohydrate Counter. It can be found at Target or Walmart...also sometimes at Sam's. I ordered ours from Amazon and it was here within two days. The cost is around $5. J is allowed 50 carbohydrates per meal, on his 2000 calorie a day plan. J didn't have one single one of the jelly beans. They were props just as the flowers would be. So he did very well with that. I know he is craving sweets because those are his favorites. I've never cared that much for pies and cakes, but he loves them. There are alternatives, he can try. Fruits and veggies have carbohydrates also. We all need a certain amount of carbs per day, just to be able to function with some energy. After a couple of weeks of cutting out the sweets, he is not as thirsty and his blood sugar numbers are down. Plus he has more energy and actually is thinking more clearly than before. All the best with your journey!
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on Creating a Diversion at Back Porch Musings
Catherine, your collection sounds wonderful. I have two of the Charleston baskets. I met the maker of one of them, the other was made by her 15 year old grandson. I met a couple of the makers of my Missouri baskets and watched them at work. I try to focus on local basketry. I have baskets that are over 100 years old. One pack basket was owned by a friend of ours. He used it over 70 years ago, so it has a little story. I love the stories.
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2014 on Basket Case at Back Porch Musings
Alycia...hop a train in KC. Amtrak is right there at Hermannhof. You will love it!
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2014 on Postcards from Hermann at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Beverly...I have had that little picture for a long time. I'm thinking I found it at Hobby Lobby.
Pattie You will find an album on the sidebar with photos of some of the places I store dishes. I'm 70 years old and have collected dishes for years and years, so there is an extensive collection, even after handing down several dishes to my three daughters. There are several cabinets for the dishes and a pantry, turned dish closet. Some people collect linens, others collect bits and pieces of other things. I collect dishes. Everything is organized. A lot of the dishes are used on a regular basis. We live in our home and enjoy all there is about it. Did you get my note answering your question about our home?
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2014 on Shamrock Memories at Back Porch Musings
Pattie, as always, housekeeping is a collaborative effort between J and me. Never have had a cleaning lady. We just do it as we feel like it. We use all the main floor rooms every day. The upstairs has two bedrooms that are used when we have company.:-)
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2014 on Chairs at Back Porch Musings
Lisa, lunch was wonderful. Good food, wonderful service, and great atmosphere.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2014 on All About Home Revisited 2014 at Back Porch Musings
Thanks all! Eileen, I'm just starting my 8th year. I began in 2007. Blogosphere was a tad different then.
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2014 on Daisies in the Dining Room at Back Porch Musings
To Kathleen and others struggling with Winter, the reasoning behind my my post is to count our blessings. There are blessings to be found, even in a snowy, icy bad Winter. There really are. I am sorry you have missed the point. I am not bragging about the wonderful Winter snow, taking pictures etc to show the beautiful scenes. I am offering a testimony of hope. There is hope in this Winter. Believe me, when I tell you J and I have had our trials. Weighed against these trials, the snow is a minor hardship. My hope is that you all just hang in there. It isn't easy here either...but I prefer seeing the glass half full rather than half empty.
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2014 on Thoughts-Images-Snow at Back Porch Musings
Sorry Shelia, I think it was about a month ago I was by and left a comment. Things have been a tad hectic here, so I am lucky to get a post on the blog. New health things going on, so not a lot of time for visiting.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2014 on Rattan Table Set at Back Porch Musings
Glenda, the floors are ceramic. I believe from Mohawk.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2014 on A Black Cabinet at Back Porch Musings
Thanks so much Marianne! I will check this out.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2014 on A Black Cabinet at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Ceekay...the earthquake putty sounds like a great idea. Things were blowing everywhere over Christmas!
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2014 on A Black Cabinet at Back Porch Musings
JoAnn's Fabric, Jaybird.:-) I am on the hunt for the large check (buffalo check) fabric. No luck so far. But I love the thrill of the chase and that is a good thing.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2014 on A Black Cabinet at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Lizzie. This is the hearth room kitchen area. There are several black pieces in these rooms and it works out great. In fact black is a basic accent color through most of our home so it sort of has flow. I realize it is difficult to get the feel of the home with photos of bits and pieces. When seen as a whole, the scheme makes sense. There is a lot of great color in these rooms. Thanks so much for your opinion. I welcome ideas.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2014 on A Black Cabinet at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Vickie. The cloche is from Pottery Barn. I believe those are still available at Pottery Barn. The cake stand is one I found at HomeGoods.
I may try the broth next time, Pinky. Let me know how yours is with the broth. This was delish, using the water, but I bet it will be richer using broth.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2014 on In a Stew at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Rhonda. I thought J gave away most of the crocks when we moved from the farm, but he keeps bringing them up from the basement. He found more after I took the pictures. We didn't have a basement at the farm. The garage was jam packed though.:-) I bought the basket tables at Kirkland's, yesterday. They have a another size that isn't quite as tall as the ones I bought and another size that is taller than mine.
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2014 on Mantel and Hearth at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Melissa, I was thinking the same thing, maybe a maidenhair fern or something like that. Great minds.:-)
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2014 on Mantel and Hearth at Back Porch Musings