Fall Mums


This is the only picture I could find that showed the mums I planted last year before the Harvest Party.  See them in the background on the left.  I purchased 3 of them on clearance for $1 each.

THIS is one year later!!!  I took this pic over the weekend.  I couldn’t believe – #1 that they actually came back after winter – #2 That they were actually a beautiful full rounded green bush all summer – #3 Alllll the blooms!!  Mums are my new favorite perennial, low maintenance and full of color.  😉

WOW Me Wednesday!


Tomato Basil Artichoke Baked Chicken

I was down in the Springs over the weekend and Amie cooked this for dinner – it was delicious so I thought I’d share!  Very simple and very yummy!

Here are the ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts (1.8 to 2 lb total), if chicken breasts are large, use 2 and half them horizontally
  • salt
  • Italian seasoning (herbal)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 7 large artichokes hearts (one 14 oz can), drained
  • 7 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 large roma tomato, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

And here is the link for the instructions: http://juliasalbum.com/2016/05/tomato-basil-artichoke-baked-chicken/


“The Waddle-On Inn”


I went out to see the kids yesterday, Jason was at work.  THIS is the latest addition . . . a new duck Taj Mahal that Tara calls “The Waddle-On Inn”!!!  Love it!!!  To try and make life a little easier with the animals that have to come in at night, Jason built this for the ducks.

The light is on a dusk to dawn sensor as well as the door!!  So when they go in at night the door will close automatically when it gets dark!

I should have took a video – those ducks waddling in is just hilarious!

Too cute!

Please Pray


The fires are raviging the beautiful hills of Napa!  I have family and friends that are struggling with the devastation that is consuming the Napa Valley.  Please pray for the winds to die down, for the smoke to clear and the fires to stop.  The air is heavy with smoke and hard to breath.  Friends are not sleeping for fear of needing to evacuate in the middle of the night.  Praying for safety and peace for you all. xoxo