Thursday, September 23, 2010

word to incorporate into every day usage

:: felicity

I am realizing I am horrible and coming up with good sentences to try these words out. . . any ideas?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

from the beach

we had sooooo much fun at the beach this weekend.  we joined our old friends from UF in Panama City Beach for some sand volleyball, water polo, time with the Lord, and fellowship

here is our UNF crew.  How fun!  We had one girl brave it alone with six guys.


Our friend Will made up a game with his friends called drop jaw.  Basically a staring contest with your mouth open.

our guys are proud of their muscles.  And I am too!  They are gonna win those man challenges coming up at the mens retreat!  Look out UF, FSU and USF. 

Thursday, September 09, 2010

word to incorporate into every day usage

:: unawares

something about this strange word is attractive to me.  It jumped out at me in Hebrews 13:2 in the English Standard Version

for a detailed explanation of how to use this look here, or join me in most likely using it improperly.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

summer succotash

I never had succotash growing up.  To be honest I don't think I would have liked it.  This southern dish is mainly lima beans and corn.  Meh. That combo does not get my taste buds going.

But our summer in Branson, Missouri (which I described here and here and here and finally here)  opened my eyes to succotash wonder.  The theme park that Branson is most widely known for is Silver Dollar City.  The park is 1880's themed and it was a hoot to see our students roaming the park with their long sleeved dresses and bonnets in the summer heat.

One of my students worked outdoors at a big frying pan selling succotash so we stopped to try some.  And it was delish!  Why?  Not because it had lima beans.  Because it had yellow squash and okra and bell pepper and corn and chicken, mmmmm.

So when I saw okra and yellow squash on sale at my grocery store i snapped up a ton to make and freeze for my man and me.  And I found on the food channel's website a recipe straight from the 1880's itself.

here is the recipe!


Sunday, September 05, 2010

more thrifted finds

So with the above mirror we spray painted it with a glossy gray we had left over from some other projects

and now it is a little delight in a mini hallway towards our bedroom.   I love how it has a romantic feel to it, but the color makes it a little gothic.  I am not convinced it needs to be gray forever, it was just what I had on hand and I needed instant gratification.  I have dreamed canary yellow dreams for it.

And then this cute glass cookie jar caught my eye too!  It is vintage with a western feel.

Those cookies by the way were made by John.  He makes up for when I have no desire to bake!  But the cookie jar is sure to inspire me.

There are still a few more things from the great thrifting adventure.  But they are still in process.