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Monday, January 26, 2009

RANDOM BLUES....


So many thanks to SMILING SALLY for hosting another BEAUTIFUL BLUE MONDAY...
Thanks to everyone out in BLOGLAND that is showing their pretty BLUES today....

Pretty BLUE flowers for you today.... maybe they will help you have a fabulous week !

I WISH this lovely set was mine but it is from the Internet....*hugh sigh....
If I had it, I would make you a nice cup of hot, flavored tea.... Raspberry,Lemon, Cinnamon...? Oh, I nearly forgot to ask....do you take ONE LUMP or TWO ?

Tea would be good with these muffins I am making...
BANANA NUT WHOLE GRAIN...
I just add extra VANILLA and PECANS...there is never enuf pecans in the mixes for me !
and it seems to me that if a little XTRA vanilla is added, they taste more HOMEMADE....

and, myself, I love me some BIG, ole chunks of pecans so I don't usually CHOP....
Would you notice my new flour and sugar canisters ?
I've added the BLUE AND WHITE, vintage cups to them and I am just crazy about THE look....I've been seeing them all over Blogland and had to have some.
$6.00 each at Walmart.... and you don't HAVE to use VINTAGE cups...any pretty cups will look great...
OH...
Mr. SweetNothings and I ate all but 2 of these muffins this morning....
hot......with butter.....yum ! Who says muffins have to be made from SCRATCH
to be delicious ?

AND did you notice my ADORABLE RED and WHITE POLKA DOT plate? I have 12 of them, they are melamine and I love 'em so much I wanna marry 'em..... Sweet TINA, the QUEEN OF CUTE over at CHERRY HILL COTTAGE had some and, you KNOW how I covet EVERYTHING she does...she is always so good and sweet about letting us know where she gets all her cuteness.THANK YOU SO MUCH, TINA....

IF...by some freak of nature, you've NOT been over to CHERRY HILL COTTAGE, you have GOT to go take a peek at her beautiful decorating, fabulous recipes...the list goes on and on....and PLEASE tell her bj said HEY...
OH....
that is my mom and I about twenty-five years ago in the little framed photo.....


... we were sitting on a fence watching a CATTLE BRANDING that day....and, BOY....did it stink !! WHEW...... that burning hair and skin...ugggg..

Isn't my dark haired mother so cute in her BLUE jeans and tucked-in shirt....ever heard the old saying, "TATTLE TAIL, TATTLE TAIL, sittin' on a fence....trying to make a dollar out of fifteen cents" ? ....I somehow always think of this when I see our photo....*smiling here ..and missing her !! so glad for the memories....make all the good ones you can because, some day, they will become as precious to you as all the gold in the world.....

you know....when my kids were small and the grands little, i THOUGHT i was making lots of memories for THEM...I do believe, however, that I AM the one that has the most memories...and, of course, pray that THEY do, too....bwaaaaaaaa, i'm getting sentimental here so must move on.....!
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These cute, little ROOSTER plates and rack were given to me for my birthday...
BFF, MARTHA....thanks again, dear one...I just love them! You knew I would !! That's one of the best parts of having a BEST friend...they know us so well !!
I LOVE THAT !! and I LOVE YOU, MARTHA...

the feathers on some of the roosters are a dark, greenish BLUE...
and they look mighty fine in my little breakfast area.... *
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Do you like RUSSELL CROWE ?
I sure do....
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and did you see him in .....


O...HONEY !
I've lost count how many times I'VE seen it....
we may just watch it again tonight !!
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A magnificent movie about a magnificent man...and MR. CROWE played the part so well....

After the first time I saw the movie, I googled the man the story is about and it was such an interesting read...and the movie....just PERFECT !

I would love to read the book.... I'll have to check with SMILING SALLY to see if there might be a free copy offered to her readers in the future...if there is, BE SURE AND TRY FOR IT.... you should go over, anyway, and read her blog..she has the cutest sense of humor that will just tickle you to death....
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Have a happy day,
bj
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I WAS tagged twice, a long time ago, to show my
4th file (which is my BLOGGER file)
and the 4th photo in that file...
THIS IS IT !!

Sweet BO and CHRIS, I apologize profusely for being tardy on this one...I MUST blame it on AGE....!!! :O(

please go over to see both these ladies...they have such fun blogs and they are both just riots...funny ladies and so so sweet....

OH...and please take this cute picture home with you if you like it...My pleasure !!

xo xo xo xo xo

42 comments:

Deanna said...

Good morning BJ! I'd love to come over and have some of those muffins! You always have something good for us. I love your flour jars. I have the same jars and I just love that I can see how much flour, sugar, rice and pasta I have left. I got mine at Walmart several years ago and they are really affordable!

Well, I guess I'm done with my muffin so I'll finish getting dressed for work! "heavy sigh"....I still feel sleepy.

Have a wonderful day!
Deanna :)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Good Mornin' BJ!

LOVE those rooster plates! They look so perfect on your wall. What a sweet gift for your birthday. I just love roosters & hens, they make a house feel like home!

I've not seen A Beautiful Mind but will now that you've recommended it. I'm always looking for something good to watch in the cold of winter here! Brrrrr! It's been cold to the bone in Ohio this winter!! Have a good warm week!

Big warm hugs, Sherry

Kathleen Grace said...

Good morning BJ! Tea and muffins and a morning with you, what could be nicer? Your mother is cute as can be in her shirt and jeans sitting on the fence with you:>) I'm sending you a big hug and hopeing your week is wonderful in every way!

Susan said...

Good morning..save a muffin for me. I love the flour jar with the pretty blue/white cup inside. Walmart you say? I am going to have to look next time I am there!

Have a great day

squawmama said...

Good Morning BJ... I am having my coffee with you this morning but my plate is empty... Could you pass a muffin through to me... I am a nutaholic too... can’t ever be enough for me... Ok now for Russell Crowe... According to him he is the world’s greatest actor... I thought how cocky but after watching many of his movies he may be right... LOL LOL I do love him too... Loved all your Blue Monday photos and stories as usual... Your mommy was very CUTE! Have a fun filled day... Love ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

niartist said...

Love your blues, bj! Oh to have some flowers right now. I thought about the tulips and daffodils all the way to work today. But no luck, still just snow and branches on the ground. This years spring clean up will be a tough one! Happy Monday!

Stacey said...

BJ, so much to talk about!

First you always tempt us with something delicious to eat - and this time it's served on polka dots! I want those dishes too. I've lurked around that website that Tina mentioned. It's all so cute.

Love your canisters. I've thought about doing that too. Would look beautiful in any kitchen. What is it about a shiny glass canister?

Love Russell Crow and A Beautiful Mind. Great picture of you and your mom.

Hope you have a wonderful day. :)

Happy To Be said...

GM BJ...girl pour me a cup and hand me a muffin..those look so YUMMY!! and I love your new canisters..but will tell you I had my flour in one and got those dang bugs in it..so had to put my flour back in the frezzer again..now I have cookie cutters in my jar..sigh!!
and girl you are so right about memories..I tell everyone to make good ones as when you get older thats all you have left is your memories...I keep my sweet Mama's picture right on my desk..so even as I type this I can look at her..My mama was my best friend and I have missed her so much since she died in 07 still want to pick up the phone and call her...have a safe and blessed day friend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Twice as Nice said...

Good morning

Your muffins look so good. I just found a banana bread recipe that calls for pecans and I just might make that today.

The pic of you and your mom is so sweet. It brings back memories so clear that you can even recall the smell on that day! I'll bet you had a lot of great times with her.

Raggedy Girl said...

That was a really big post. Yes, I love Russell Crowe. Yes Mom memories are so precious and I take them out all the time. You treasures are beautiful. I love these little insights into other people's lives and love that women take the time to share and I will take the time to read too.
Have a great Monday
Roberta Anne

ellen b said...

Nice combination of pretty blues and sweet memories Bj! Have wonderful week...

Smilingsal said...

I enjoyed visiting with you today, but then, I enjoy visiting you everyday! I like those canisters with the sweet cup. I will happily accept that cute picture and put it on my sidebar. Thank you for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Darlene said...

Those muffins look delicious...thanks for sharing them. Love all your blues and I LOVE those canisters. I think I will be getting some of those from Walmart! Have a happy Blue Monday!

Tammy said...

I'll take two lumps and Russell Crowe....LOL...loved his "blue" shirt!!

Happy Blue Monday...I'm participating for the first time ever today!

Blessin's♥

PS...love the Mama Mia muzak!!

claudie said...

I'll take your muffins first. 2 lumps and a little cream, and if Russell could serve them to me with you beside him that would be the icing on the cake.
Happy Blue Monday
Love Claudie
xoxo

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear BJness! Oh, how sweet the picture of your Mom and You sitting on the fence. I loved your little stinky story! lol Memories are so important, aren't they? I really enjoy your stories. Now I'll have a couple of muffins with my tea, dear!
Be a sweetie and oh, there you go again, throwing in a good looking man! :)
shelia ;)

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, I love your post today as always. I am always entertained big time when you post girl. Full of fun things. I take my tea without anything. I am a Yankee you know. I will have a muffin. Mmmmm, with whole pecans. Valentines Day and is just around the corner and your cute plate fits right in.

Love your photo of you and your mom. The story is just as cute. Our memories are so special and I am sure your grands have many good times with grandma and grandpa to remember.

Russell Crowe is an awesome actor. A Beautiful Mind was a terrific movie. I too looked up the info on the net. So interesting.

Have a fun day BJ.

Love...Jeanne

Mona said...

Well, I was feeling great about my toast, butter, AND peanut butter with coffee and...then...I decided I needed to visit BJ! Now..sigh..the toast no longer has any appeal. HOW delicious those muffins look! I need to get hot on baking again but in the meantime if you're free...
Can I come for tea?
and while I'm there
Steal a rooster....or three? :)
Mona

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Your blue cups look so pretty in your sugar and flour. I do that also, but the blue loos so pretty next to the white.
Have a happy day,
Ginger

salmagundi said...

The muffins look good - I often jazz up mixes!! Nothing wrong with that. Have a great day. Sally

Anonymous said...

Oh you are so very welcome for those little rooster plates! You're right; I did know you'd love them just like I love you! Loved your blog today as well. You do such a good job! That was clever putting snow on it for such a cold snowy day. BTW I enjoyed that delicious muffin too. You surely know how to make us all hungry, don't you? Love and hugs!
Martha

Annette @ Designs By A Rose said...

I love the teacup in the canister idea. Are those vintage teacups, Lochs of Scotland? I have been collecting the LoS blue and white transferware dishes and one of the things I don't have are the teacups. You make me want to find them even faster!!! I'm on the hunt now!!!

By the way, I love your blog and have subscribed to it.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, cutie pie BJ! Loved this post. Your posts always make me smile, and I'm lusting over those polka dot plates, too! Oh, how cute! And Russell Crow is easy on the eyes! Yeppers, he is indeed! Love your roosters... we've got a chicken thing going on between us. LOL! Have a great day, BJ! :-)

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi BJ!
Love your new glass containers with the blue cups inside! I recently bought a glass container on EBAY for $$$...now shoot! I could have gone to Walmart. I wish I would have known that. Well, I need a couple of more, so I will head to Walmart and get them...

LOVE your rooster plates...tooo cute!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Hi BJ!
I so enjoyed today's blue post. I love, love, love that little tea set...btw, I take two lumps with a dollop of cream as well :0)
That pic of you and your mom...priceless. I do not any photos of my mom and I. It's a regret for not taking any while she was still here with us :0(.
Enjoy your day!

beddow said...

Raspberry with two lumps! My son wants that set of canisters (and he doesn't even have his house yet lol)
My Aunt has some like it that he saw a while back and he decided that was what he wants, remember he is the one that remembered from Kindergarten til Graduation from college that I promised him a mantle clock.
Have a great day BJ!

Betty

Susie said...

Hi BJ,
You always have the cheeriest posts!
Those muffins look delish and I love your rooster plates. I don't know where I'd find the room for one more rooster thing, but they're just too cute!
hugs))

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

.MMMM. Muffins...yum! Love the pic of you and Mom...and WHERE did you get the polka-dot plates girlfriend? Got to have some! Lovely post dear...talk to you soon...shhhhhhh...

Carlotta said...

Hey BJ! Love the blues your showing today. Especially the pic with Russel Crowe.
~Carlotta~

Virginia said...

Love your blues,your muffins look good and also Russell Crowe.
Have bless and fun day,
Virginia :)

nikkicrumpet said...

I like how you feed us, show us a cool picture of you and your mom...some pretty decor...and then some Russell Crowe eye candy for dessert. You sure do know how to show us a great time!!!

CC said...

What can I say?? I love everything you posted..and I'm gonna have to make a trip for the canisters.:)
Happy Blue Monday..have a lovely week.

~♥~ Monica S said...

GREAT post!

I envy you your rooster plates!! I'd love to have plates like that!!

Did you get my mail??

Monica

Tootsie said...

send me a muffin and a rooster plate!!! love those plates!

Annette @ Designs By A Rose said...

Thanks for your comments. I hope I get over this crud soon too! My email is arose1014@gmail.com. I'd love to see pics of the blue/white you collect.

Annette

Carrie said...

I like the look of the canisters with the teacups.
Yes, I've seen A Beautiful Mind and truly enjoyed it. I also did research on John Nash on the internet. I checked and my book swap has the book in hardback, paperback and audio cassette.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What sweet picture of you and your dear mom..... always some pretty blues from the sweet Bj
HUgs
Linda

Sweetie said...

BJ - Each of your posts is better than the last (if that it possible)! I especially love the photo of you and your mother. It is heart warming. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

Sweetie said...

BJ - Each of your posts is better than the last (if that it possible)! I especially love the photo of you and your mother. It is heart warming. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That is such a sweet picture of you and your mom.

The muffins are making me hungry! LOL

Hope your week is a great one,
diane

Bo said...

Howdy BJ...I'm really running late with my visiting...but what fun things you've shared today! Oh, and a cute, cute #4 photo...but then all of your stuff is CUTE!
Love ya, ;-) Bo

kbbryant said...

Hi BJ
thanks for all the looks at fun Blue thingies. Now I've got to find some muffins.

Kathy b