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Sunday, August 29, 2010

WE'RE HAVIN' A HEAT WAVE........

REPOSTING TO CORRECT LINK!

WHOA....
it has REALLY been HOT around WEST TEXAS
since the RAINS stopped...
Our temps have been down a little but now it's hot again....
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I bought a basket of the best KEY LIMES to make SOMEthing cool..

Little tiny muffins sounding so so good...!
Just looking at all this KEY LIME color is making me a little bit cooler...

you, too ??

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Knock Knock...Who's there?...Lime!...Lime who?...Lime bean!

Little tiny bites of pure BLISS...
I do love the color LIME GREEN...
AND I do love KEY LIME..ANYthing !


These little tiny bites of goodness are just COVERED in
CREME CHEESE, KEY LIME JUICE AND POWDERED SUGAR...
GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY !
.....just say'n
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I fixed us a pretty tray and let's head out to the
PORCH SWING ...
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NOW, I have to tell you, just in case you don't know....
I AM TOTALLY IN LUV WITH MY PORCH SWING..
I. JUST. LOVE. IT....
ahhh, but you already knew that !!
:))
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I can't grow HYDRANGEAS out in my part of the country..
Too hot, dry, windy and my thumb is BIG TIME BROWN...
I'll tell you someone that CAN grow them and grow them BEAUTIFULLY..
my sweet friend, KATHLEEN ...her's have been just breathtaking all summer.
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I bought these pretty BLUES at the market, in the clearance rack for $3.00...
In this heat, they won't last 15 minutes but.........
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My little PINK KNOCKOUT roses are doing GREAT, tho....
;>)
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I tried and tried to make my slices of Key Limes look pretty like YVONNE does but...
they didn't TWIST just the way I wanted them to...
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"come on let's TWIST...like we did last summer..."
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I think I sliced them too thick...next time, I'll slice them thin thin...
or, is there another trick?
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I KNOW ya'll are looking at that CUP back there....
and saying...THAT is NOT a TEA cup....
You are right...I needed something LIME and I also
LOVE drinking a HARDY tea out of a HARDY cup every now and then !
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These TWO things....
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the candle....
and the hot CUP of tea...
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are making me HOTTER by the minute...by the second !!
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I'm so hot, I'd put on a swim suit
IF I COULD EVER LOOK JUST LIKE
MARILYN...
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"IN YOUR DREAMS, bj "
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But, with my OLDEN figure, I would have to put one of these
1920 wool suits on to cover up my
HAIL DAMAGE....
(actually, I think these BATHING BEAUTIES are just PRECIOUS!)

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Believe me....a 72 year old body does NOT want to be seen in a SWIM SUIT of ANY kind....
just the thought of TRYING ONE ON makes me break out in a cold sweat !!
I just glanced at a rack of them hanging in the store the other day and got a spastic colon....

"Things" just seem to be ......uh......falling !! :))
My boobs are not where they SHOULD be...and I can't even TALK about where my booty is hanging....

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SOOO...
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I just BLEW out that candle...
took away that
HOT CUP OF TEA
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and made myself
another of my favorite
SHERBET and GINGER ALE....
YES, MA'AM....
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AHHHH......
MUCH BETTER!!
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OH...and does that LIME, inside my glass,
look a LITTLE like or WHOLE BUNCH like a

BIG MOUTHED MONKEY to you ??...;-)
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Ya'll do whatever it takes to ....
STAY KOOL...

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Linking with :
THANK YOU TO ALL THE HOSTS.
*NOTE...since the preparation of this post, our temps have cooled off considerably and
things are MUCHO more comfy....:)
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IF YOU HAVE EXTRA TIME THIS WEEK (what's THAT?)....
YOU MIGHT ENJOY GOING OVER TO
BEVERLY'S PINK SATURDAY list of some
WONDERFUL BLESSINGS...
I didn't get to visit nearly as many as I wanted to...
but plan to do more through the week.

63 comments:

salmagundi said...

You're so clever! And it does look like a monkey. It's hot here in Colorado, too. Enjoy the new week. Sally

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I see monkeys too! Is that a good thing??? Your cupcakes look great and I'm hoping to be out of the soup in a couple weeks myself! Wanted to let you know that I picked up my own funky chicken yesterday at Ross-lovin' it!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

LOL!! I had to go back and look again, it does look like a monkey!
It's hot in S.C. too and the humidity is a bear.
Gave up swim wear myself.It was either that or walk upside down on my hands. Hope you get a cool front. The lime treats look delicious!
Annette

Deb said...

I love all that you put into your posts. I look at it....and then look at it again. Don't want to miss all the details. I so love muffins but they have to be home-made. Why is that? You just can't beat them. I think your porch-swing is so pretty and I would like to see a pic of you swinging, BJ. Have a great week and hope it cools off a little. It is very hot here in Ontario, Canada too. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

Cass @ That Old House said...

Gee.... what's the weather like where you are?
wink - wink!
Ah, I can FEEL the heat, probably because it is 97 here today!
Cass

Snap said...

Sherbet and ginger ale ... oh, my .. it's been years since I've had that! Yum! Loved your limes. There is something about limes and lemons that is cooling and isn't the heat awful?!!!!! Fun and lovely post.

xinex said...

I love your swing too, BJ. And that lime green color is so cool!..Christine

Marydon said...

Whoa! sweet friend ... I am enroute! Our heat wave is back upon us, nearing 100 all week ... after this summer even NEKKED sounds pretty durn good.

Oh, gosh the cupcakes & refreshment look inviting ... beautiful presentation.

Be cool ... Hugs of love, Marydon

Traci said...

What a refreshing treat!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ Sweetie...
We sure are having a heat wave, even out here in Phoenix it is hotter than ****, well we better not say that, but it sure is hot out here.

Love the key lime muffins and boy does that pitcher of sherbert and lime stuff looks so tasty. You are always creating something good there in Texas. I am thinking maybe I need to relocate. What do you think?

Love the porch swing and hopefully sometime, someday we might have some nice temps that you can actually enjoy sitting out there without getting carried off by the army of mosquitos.

Oh sweetie, thanks so much for sharing this evening. I have so enjoyed myself, and I thank you for the beautiful setting. You are better than a snowball on the 4th of July.

Many hugs sweetie. Love, Sherry

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

Those muffins look heavenly! This post is so cute!
Hugs,
Penny

Bobbi said...

Hi, I just loved all your photos and mosaics. I adored your post, very creative! Those muffins look so yummy and that Rooster is a cutie! Yep, swimsuits aren't for me. lol Now for me...those were the good ole days. lol I hope that you have a lovely new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, your lime does look like a monkey!! :) What a lovely post! Those cupcakes look delicious and I love little key limes. I bought a bag of them too and am always squeezing them into my Diet Cherry Dr. Peppers! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

GrandmaK said...

What a fun place to visit!!! The limes do look refreshing!! Been sticky hot here. Humidity! Looking forward to the coolness of Autumn! Thank you for this grand tour! Cathy

Theresa said...

Those are some yummy looking muffins my friend! I am not a key lime fan but your muffins could change all of that:)

It is way hot here too, a little cooler in the past week but still hot! Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

The 3 Sisters said...

I am supposed to be getting ready for bed right now but instead I am hungry for lime cakes and coffee!

Nest wishes and happy week,
Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

Kathleen said...

BJ, that looks so limey! Delicious!
And you look fabulous, so who are you trying to kid here! You could wear anything you wanted!
Thanks for the mention! :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The bathing suit thing just made me laugh. I feel the same way. The muffins looked good though. I have a sugar bowl with yellow polka dots like those green and white ones of yours.

Deborah said...

Enjoyed your post. I hear you on the swimsuit thing.I haven't worn one in donkeys years and I am still some years away from 72. The cupcakes and cool drinks and that porch swing look so inviting. I'd love to stop by for a visit.

SmilingSally said...

Your temperatures are higher than mine. Sit by the fan!

BJ, you could wear any thing--even a bathing suit.

Happy Blue Monday, BJ! Check out my book giveaway.

Gale said...

Your post made me smile.

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Sarah said...

BJ, those cupcakes look delicious, and yes, the lime green is very cooling. I'll take a spot on that swing anytime. Enjoy your day. ~ Sarah
PS
It does look like a monkey! LOL

Rebecca said...
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Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi BJ! What an awesome post about key lime!! Fits right in with VIF just link this up on Thursday evening!! It all looks delish, and key lime pie is just a HUGE favorite of mine, my mouth is watering right now!
See ya Thursday!
xo,
Debra

JEANNE said...

Hi bj, this post is just too cute in lime and with limes. I love limes or any citrus. Your Photos are all so awesome. You sure do know how to catch a great shot of about anything. I think your cupcakes look delicious except I am on a diet...sort of. HA! Maybe it is the 'sort' of part that is the reason I am not losing any weight. Sigh.

Our weather has been perfect. I have spent most every day in the yard weeding and digging. UGH!! I haven't visited much this week. My hubby hates the yard stuff so who else is going to do the hard work. I actually love working in the yard.

Love ya, Jeanne

nannykim said...

Wow those little cup cakes look good! The green does give one a cooling effect. Now, I have to tell you, it was only in the 60's here this morning....it will be in the 90's however (probably is NOW), but 60's in the morning...well, what a delight. I know what that cartoon meant about the humidity and heat causing undies to be soaked!!! NOT a nice feeling. Have a good day, BJ and have fun while you are at it.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj, sweet thing...keep the IVY and let the little rollie pollies ROLL!
So much better than ants...who into your food..dog food...anything food and they sting!!

I love your green's...lime green..mint green..I just love green. I am fooling with the idea of getting out my...TABLECLOTH! :)
I am trying not to rush..but Fall seems to go so quickly. Maybe it's because I mix it up with Winter..D'ya suppose?
Hugs to you bj! I LOVE your porch..the colors are beautiful.
Mine needs refreshing. Badly!
Hugs,
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. Bathing suit?? Do you hear the HORROR in my voice???

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It does look like a monkey! I love key lime anything...mmm, one of my favorites.

My mom wore bathing suits until the end. She had 2 new ones hanging in the closet. She went to the pool every day. In Florida, everyone wears a suit...no matter what the age, shape or size!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, BJ, thanks for coming by. I really wish I could help you, but if this is something you've been doing all along in Blogger & now it's not working, I have no idea what could be wrong. I'm not on Blogger anymore, I'm on Wordpress. I hope you can figure it out, but I'm afraid I can't help. So sorry!

This post made me hungry! :)

A Garden of Threads said...

The cupcakes look so yummy, I do not hot tea on a hot day, but the sherbert and gingerale is great. Love the bowls with green pot-a-dots. Have a lovely week.

Virginia said...

Mucho funny post!!
I smiled all through the end.
Have a Joyful & Blessed week,
Virginia

Elly-My Everyday Things said...

Your muffins look yummie! I would love to enjoy you on your porch! The sherbet looks delicious too.
It's almost Fall here in the Netherlands, it's rainy and windy, wishing we'll get some lovely sunshine in September!

Melissa Miller said...

Yum,yum! BJ I want to eat your blog! You are an amazing cook! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You crack me up. This whole post is just wonderful. I love the cupcakes, the swing, the tray, swimsuits and the flowers. Way too cute and you are so much fun. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Well I guess it is hot in Texas, ha! Well it's hot in New York these days too! Sherbet and Ginger Ale sounds mighty tasty!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Mary said...

YES, I see the monkey, too! My nickname when I was a little girl was "Monkeyshiner." :)

Omigosh, how wonderful do those little muffins look?! Thanks so much for joining the fun at MM, BJ! :)

LV said...

Age does effect us. I have never owed a bathing suit. Had a fear of water for some reason. You find and come up with some of the best things to share. It will take more than a cool lime drink to cool things here. It has gotten below 100 though. It is always interesting to see what you will feature next. So glad you visit me and leave a nice comment.

Sandra said...

Funny post...love the lime and white polka dot bowls...I have a mixing bowl set that would match perfect. Hope it cools down for you in TX...we need the cool temps in AZ too.

Heidi said...

Hi BJ!
Well, you made me laugh! I love those little limes, just bought a bag of them the other day. But I would never have thought to make cupcakes with them, and key lime pie is my favorite so I know I'd love them! I saw the monkey in your sherbert drink, guess he needed to cool off!
Stop by for a visit sometime.
xo
Heidi - Heart and Home

Beth said...

An excellent, creative post! Yes, it does look like a monkey! Your sherbet and gingerale looks heavenly. Your cupcakes look so very pretty. All your images are stunning, BJ. What a creative thinker and photographer you are and I so appreciate your sense of humor!
Blessings, Beth

Lisa and Steve said...

BJ, you are a hoot! Loved your post, thanks for sharing and glad I found you! Thanks for the chuckles...keep'em coming.
Lisa

Rachel said...

Talk about a lime-kinda-mood... I was in one today! I made a Key Lime Pie and fresh garlic and lime chicken on the grill! I would just love to woof down one of your muffins right about now!
YUM! Thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

I visited you, this is my first time, via Mary and Ruby Tuesday. Your post was great and very funny, but I was disappointed you didn't link back to Mary. I'm sure your error will be easy to fix.

Ralph said...

Cream cheese, confectioners sugar and limes - a perfect trifecta of taste, texture and beauty. What passes for HOT in New England is cool by comparison to West Texas!

Sue said...

you always have something yummy to show us, don't you? Limes are so refreshing.... Oh how I'd like a sherbet float! Takes me back to when I was a kid- orange sherbet in 7-Up. yum.....
It was hot here today and the heat is supposed to be back for the rest of the week. It's the humidity that is the problem, though. You drip the minute you walk outside. Stay cool, my friend...
hugs, Sue

Laura said...

Oh BJ-
This is a great post.
I don't know where to start!
It is hot in South Texas too-so it is hard to think about fall.

Laura
White Spray Paint

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Everything...everything! is super here B J!! Ohhhhhhhhhh, the heat wave is truly broken with all the icy drinks you've shared with us.

And talk about HEAT...yesterday here on the coast...110 degrees heat index.


My R T Link

Have a great day.

Jama said...

On a hot hot day, I love to drink lime-ade with lots of ice. I love the color too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love key limes...in everything! A cute post this morning! And I posted about YOUR blog on mine this morning! Hope you can stop by for a visit! Hugs! ♥

Sage said...

Love your post! those cupcakes and limes make me hungry; I think I can tate the sweet tart taste.
We are also living through a heat here; rare in norhern Ontario but Our summer has been too hot for this old lady, so I spend my time with the air.

Chic Creations said...

I just love your blog. You make me laugh when you talk about the likes of our aging body! Ya, just gotta love it! Hope things are cooler for you in West Texas. It has cool down a lot where I am. Have a blessed day. Karie

Genie Robinson said...

BJ....I am so thrilled I found your blog. Your sense of humor is right up my alley. My mama was from Atlanta and my daddy from New Orleans. i grew up in Palm Beach, Florida with KEY LIME TREES in my yard....so as you can see, I am a true Southerner. At 72 I still say y’all and “yes, mam” and am proud of it. And, I do know how to pitch a hiss fit!!!!! Thanks for all your great green limey photos. They really brought back happy memories.

Hugs,
Genie
buttonsforbaga

Life on the Edge said...

Oh how I love the taste of key lime on a hot summer day! I love it in yogurt, pie, ice cream...just anything! Also love those sweet, sweet bowls with the light green polka dots. Just perfect with your lime cupcakes!

Kady
Life on the Edge

craftyles said...

Love all your greens, your porch swing, and the little lime cupcakes. They look yummy!

Ann said...

Love those lime cupcakes and of course your great lookin' porch swing!
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

maryt/theteach said...

bj, very nice RED job! Thanks you for playing! :)

~~Carol~~ said...

I thought our summer was hot, but I don't know how you Texans do it!
So many beautiful pictures in this post, and I've just got to try one of your sherbet and ginger ale treats!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Ann said...

You are too funny. My lady parts have decided to droop too. Oh well, I did wear a suit this summer but my beach towel was never far away.
Love all your REDS.
Ann

The Paint Splash said...

I always love coming by your blog. Sometimes I wish these suits were still in fashion. I would sure look better in that then what is available to buy lol! Have a great week. Hope you will come by and visit. Debbie

Ms. Bake-it said...

You are just too funny BJ! My son loves Key Lime Cheesecake and I am sure these cupcakes would be a huge hit with him. I don't blame you for loving your swing, I would too.

~ Tracy

Lady Katherine said...

I love your key lime cupcakes! Just delicious! The tray on the swing, Oh and the added sherbet is so Kool!!! lol What a great way to sit out on the swing! Hubby stole mine off the porch and put under a tree, he has my other one under his shed! I want mine back! lol Love those swimsuits!

Patti said...

What a darling post! It makes me want a sherbert float! Hmmmm - my dear husband is out at the store now - if I'm quick I'll catch him before he leaves..... bye! Hugs, Patti