Good Morning Friends.
I hope that everyone had a nice weekend.
I spent the weekend doing house stuff and mostly keeping an eye on storm Harvey in Texas.
Praying for Texans.
As sad as the devastation is to look at, the American spirit is shining and as I watch the symbolic images of people helping people my soul is rejuvenated by the human race.
Aren't these pretty?
I am not the master gardener that I wish I was, but I do have a few pretty flowers growing in my gardens.
.. and clipping them is my favorite thing to do!
The sunflowers are finally blooming.
I love this cabinet in my kitchen.
It once was a tall china cabinet that belonged to my in laws.
I removed the top half years ago and earlier this spring I removed the whole back side and bottom of it.
So now it just slides right over top of the ugly radiator.
The drawer is still functional... but it probably wouldn't be a good idea to leave my chocolate stash in there.
On Saturday night the girls and I did some cookie decorating.
Although they both graduated high school years ago
I still miss the Back To School excitement.
But they do still like cookies. : )
I used basic royal icing and rolled sugar cookie recipes to make some pencils, gym socks (boot) and apples ( which is actually a pumpkin).
Just to let you know...
I'm sorry but the girls and I have no plans on opening a bakery any time soon.
Decorating cookies looks so easy online...
Ours, as usual, are a hot mess.
Most of the cookies we made to give to our "little" neighbors who start back to school next week.
Of course I had to make one for their mom.
And one for me.
I'll leave you with a photo of my boys. Sharky the Golden recently got a hair cut and his coat is nice and fuzzy.
He's been very spunky since I shaved him ..
I think he likes it because we can't keep our hands off of it.
Stanley.. gosh I can't even believe it, will be a year old in November and don't let his cuteness fool you..
he is as ornery as ever.
Have a great new week everyone.