Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Life is Good!

This has been a busy, but great week!  The Baby is home, Big is home and we are able to have some relaxed family time together. 

I have been working hard to update both of my blogs.  I really like the linen background on this blog.  I am also very impressed with myself for figuring out how to put Home Matters 1st in the center of the header! 

I am sure you think The Baby helped me out with this.  Well, you would be wrong!  I did it all by myself!  (I am patting myself on the back now!)

I also added the social media buttons.  Please let me know if you try to follow me to a certain area and it doesn't work.  Our Internet is on overload, we have 4 computers and 2 i phones trying to get the most out of it!

Another great thing this week, has been the 2 packages (yes, 2) that I received from P. at The Way I Sew It.  If you remember, I sent her a t-shirt not too long ago.  She was more than generous and kind and gifted me with The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook, a pastry blender (I talked about wanting one and she remembered!) and a stem gem!  She is the best!  Thank you so much P. 

Move over Julia, there is a new woman in town!

I have had my eye on this book for quite some time.  I would drool over it at the bookstore and then decide I didn't need to spend the money on it.  I am so happy with this and I know there will be many of Ree's dishes on our table.

These meatballs look so great!  I think they may be the perfect meal.

Beautiful photographs

I am in love with this pastry blender and will have to put a pie on the menu.  I just finished a Blueberry Nectarine Pie for a challenge and posted about it at Feeding Big.  Big is "watching her waistline" and has declared she will only eat sweets once a week. 

I am now ready for strawberry season!  P. said this is good for tomatoes also.  Has anyone used one before?  I can't wait to try it.

I am working on my etsy shop also.  Since our Internet is on "slow" it is taking me longer than I had hoped to get the photos up.  I will let you know when they are ready!  To be honest, I am a bit scared!  I am muddling through though!

Thanks for stopping by! 

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Cherie said...

What interesting looking books and gadgets. I'll be looking out for some updates to see what you make from them =D

Linda said...

Hi Cynthia
Been a long time since I've come upon a post from you. Looks like you guys are doing well.

P. said...

Bon appetit! as Julia would say - and Ree might say...Yee-haw! Anyway, happy cooking!

I like the linen background too.

Marg said...

I have Ree's cookbook, it's great.
I haven't seen the Stem Gem before but it looks like an interesting gadget.