Saturday, August 31, 2013

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Edwards









It was a wonderful day. The sun shone, the bride was radient, the groom so handsome, the ceremony was so touching, even the bridesmaids cried.

Im so happy my son has found someone I know will spend the rest of his life loving him, just as much as he loves her. And yes..I cried too

Congratulations Mr and Mrs E

You have made me very proud

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x
 
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Monday, August 26, 2013

What a Good Idea ~ Crockpot Meals


Get your crockpot menus organized. Prepare your meat and vegetables and freeze in Ziplock bags. For one afternoon of chopping..you can get a months of meals ready to defrost and put in the pot

Love and Hugs 
Phoebe x

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch #107

Its Tuesday again. Time to visit Patrice over at Everyday Ruralty for her weekly Chats on the Farmhouse Porch. Its so fun. Why dont you join us?


So, I have my coffee, and here are this weeks questions

My oldest daughter has returned to college for her second year. Could I get you to give her some good wishes here? Please?
Sending Love and Best Wishes. Have a wonderful, productive and fun time. Phoebe x


Summer is about to move on, what will you miss the most? And the least?
I will miss the summer flowers, and walking barefoot in fresh, green grass. I wont miss the very hot temperatures we have had this year...some days it was too hot to do anything


Are you currently working on any craft, sewing, DIY home, or any other creative project?

Not at the moment. Most of my craft supplies have been packed and are on the move to our new home. I cant wait to start my cross stitching again



If you could have any treatment at a spa for free, what would it be?
I'm on my feet a lot, so I would love to have a foot massage and pedicure. If they would throw in some pretty nail polish too, I would be extremely happy

 
What's your favorite kind of pasta?

Now this is a difficult one. I love pasta. Its so easy and versatile so I haven't got a favourite variety. But one of my favourite dishes at the moment is Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Primavera. Mmmm!


Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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Monday, August 19, 2013

What a Good Idea ~ How to Wear a Scarf


With Autumn just around the corner, heres a lovely way to wear your scarf.

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Christmas in August????


This is sooooo cute, made from a store-bought cookie, large marshmallow, melted chocolate, and candy cane. I saw it and just had to share.

I know ...I know ...its still August. But did you know there are only 19 weeks til Christmas. So..if you love making handmade gifts, now is the time to start, if you haven't already.

I love everything Christmas, which is why I have started another blog...which I have ingeniously called Phoebe's Christmas. I would love if you visit and leave a comment or two

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thats My Boy

I have my outfit, I have had my hair cut and two weeks today I will be travelling up to Newcastle for my eldest sons wedding. Not that anyone will be looking at me ...I hope. Its been a long time coming and Im so excited


Im so proud of My Boy. Hes has been through so much and worked so hard to get where he is today. And I could not wish for a better daughter in law. They are so happy. His only sadness is his grandparents, my mum and dad wont be there. But I know they will be looking down on him with pride.

 

When I was sent these photo proofs, I must admit I shed a tear. Thats ok, lets get them out of the way because I really dont want to be a blubbering fool on the 'Big Day'


So...congratulations Kellie and Jamie. I wish you every happiness in your lives together. I love you both very much

Love and Hugs
Mum x

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

What a Good Idea - Stuffed Peppers

Photo: Trick when making stuffed peppers...use a large muffin pan to keep them upright in the oven!  http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/01/16/stuffed-peppers/

Trick when making stuffed peppers...use a large muffin pan to keep them upright in the oven! 

Love and Hugs 
Phoebe x

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch #106

So here we go..another Tuesday, another Chat on the Farmhouse Porch. Three more, and I will be on my 'Big Move'. Its so exciting

Everyday Ruralty
Everyday Ruralty

Here are this weeks questions. 

Do you have any type of air cleaner in your home?
No, but I think we should. I will put it on the 'To Do' list for the new house. I do love fresh air though. Living in Wales, I always had the windows open, even in the winter. And, I'm quite partial to lighting a few scented candles


What do you do with the spare change you accumulate in your car, purse, pockets, etc?
Put it in a little jar, save all year and use it towards Christmas. Every little helps..right?


What's one chore you wish you never had to do again?
I dont mind doing chores, but I guess the one I would like to get rid of, is cleaning the garbage bin..especially in high summer when they are extra smelly and attracting flies


Are you outgoing, quite, shy, reserved, or life of the party?
Until I know you, I am usually quiet and shy. At parties, Im usually the one helping in the kitchen

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Have you understood your parents more as you've gotten older?
Yes definately. Although they are both gone now, their wisdom lingers on. Growing up, what I took as strictness, nagging, and saying no, was actually loving, caring and protecting. Im so grateful to them for shaping me  into the woman I am. And their legacy lives on in my children


Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


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Monday, August 12, 2013

What a Good Idea ~ Opening Packages


This is an amazing idea. Who ever thought of it is a genius. No more stabbing packages for me

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Roses

Still exploring the village where I'm staying I came across this aptly named avenue. So many roses of different types and shades. So pretty and so fragrant...












Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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