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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

♥ fun...♥


Good morning, friends.
I hope your day is going GREAT.

My morning started off sooo good....
Mr. Sweet and I took our 1 mile walk around the track at the park about
7:30 this a.m.
Way before it got burning hot....

Then, he went to work-out with his good buddy and I mowed the back lawn.
MAN...it was already getting hot by this time.

I decided to fix breakfast and do that front lawn TONIGHT.....well, maybe before dark but LATE....COOLER....

 (this photo is the one for YOUR SUNDAY BEST and WEEKLY TOP SHOT)

 I set the sprinkler and went inside and made a great breakfast.
Breakfast, being my FAVORITE meal of the day, is nearly always
fairly large at Sweet Nothings.
Then, we eat a very light lunch.....sometimes we just skip lunch all together as we eat breakfast fairly late...
almost BRUNCH.

I decided on Cheesy Scrambled Eggs,
Turkey Bacon
Hot (canned ...*suck in breath) biscuits
Apricot Jam ...sugarless
Hot tea
FRESH FRUIT.

Now, this turkey bacon business.....I can eat and enjoy it only every now and then...
I can eat REAL bacon 3 times a day, 7 days a week.
I LOVE THE STUFF.
 It's FUN to drink my tea or coffee from a pretty, dainty cup every now and then
instead of a mug.
I've been thinking a lot about FUN lately.
 I've decided that not only does
LOVE makes the world go round....
FUN is a close second.
I try really hard not to take things so seriously.....
even little things ......
like having a fun and cute table instead of every single thing matching.
O, don't get me wrong....
it is also fun to have a beautifully matching tablescape.....
I just happen to prefer the LIGHTER  SIDE  OF  LIFE,  I guess...
especially in this HOT weather.
 Fun place mats with CHERRIES all over ....
 You don't ALWAYS have to have napkin rings.....
fun, cute RIBBON works so well.
Awesome bandanas come in an array of the cutest designs and colors...
they are also nice and LARGE, making them great to use for napkins.
OOPS.....the shady part of the patio is fading fast....
must hurry and finish breakfast before the 100 degree mark today.
It's supposed to be 105 today...that's HOT, folks.
HOLY COW it's been hot around here all summer long.

Cute little teapot, cute little basket of faux
sunflowers...(I am buying some REAL ones at the market TODAY)
a bowl of REAL fruit...
breakfast on the patio...

all this makes for a 
FUN way to start my day.



OOO......SOMETHING ELSE THAT'S FUN....
I have so much fun playing over there....
come over today and play with me.

XOXO, bj
LET'S DISH
(Kathleen wanted us to do a SUMMER FUN TABLE this week)

43 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'm not one for eggs, i do not like turkey bacon, but i'd enjoy the fresh fruit, for sure! :)

and biscuits from a can after working in the yard is MORE than okay! :)

Judi said...

Hi BJ..
That was a fun way to start the day. Yummy breakfast outdoors...mmmmm... On the weekends we have a heartier breakfast too and then may skip lunch. Breakfast is one of my favourite meals of the day....
Biscuits sound very delicious too.
hope you had a good dinner...*s*..
Judi

Vee said...

Isn't it fun?! Keep right on exploring...oh the things you will find.

Love these sweet breakfast vignettes. I know what you mean about the turkey bacon...I prefer one brand over all the others and lately, it's not the same anymore. Sometimes it's wicked crunchy.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I walked at the same time this morning. Of course I am in a different time zone. Must get it done before it gets hot for sure. Breakfast sounds yummy.

kitty said...

It sure looks like a fun table to me, BJ, and a grat breakfast/brunch to start the day. I love your bandanas for napkins. There are so many great designs and patterns.

Linda Chapman said...

If there is ONE word to describe you it would be FUN!!!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I really need to get my butt in gear and start walking again!! I'm not a big breakfast person but I love everything you made, except the turkey bacon. I LOVE the real stuff and could eat it three times a day too!

must love junk said...

I love your comment about 'fun' being a close second to 'love'! That's great to remember! I'm your newest follower:)
Susan

Jo said...

BJ I love your framed photo's I need to get over there and learn how to do that...enjoyed breakfast!!

NanaDiana said...

bj- I want to come and sit at the table with you- not so much for the food (although that always looks great) but because I think it would be so much fun to sit and chat with you- blessings- xo Diana

Barbara F. said...

I love breakfast and also have brunch kind of late. I can eat breakfast any time of day, really. Everything always tastes better when eaten outdoors. xo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Just a fun way to start any day! I love you table and the great and yummy food!

hugs, Linda

Beth said...

I am not one for turkey bacon either. I like the real stuff with eggs and Grands Biscuits that have about a zillion calories in them.

Your brunch sounds great.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi sweet BJ!

Oh what a purty breakfast! My hubby and I need to start walking! I want to get bikes for us too. Don't do too much in the heat. It's awful here to in central NJ. I'm a fall and spring girl, and I can't wait for fall! I love that teapot!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Audrey said...

Such a nice way to enjoy your breakfast ... looks so good. Mr. Z. does not like to eat outside, but I do. Will be enjoyable once this heat goes away. Love your pictures especially the last one of the fresh fruit.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow! I agree: Fun is a VERY close second. :-) What would life be with out fun and a good sense of humor? Chocolate? You promise chocolate? Dark chocolate?? LOL I'm your newest follower. Lovely blog!

Sweet Tea said...

YUM! That breakfast sounds wonderful to me - even the turkey bacon! What a workout you had today with all that mowing!

Susy said...

Hey BJ ~ very nice job with the PicMonkey frames.

I bought a heavy ol' cast-iron Dutch oven at an estate sale for $3. On the way out the door a guy saw it and said, "That's good for biscuits!". I thought of you (:

Sarah said...

You deserve a big breakfast after mowing the yard. Looks like a beautiful and fun way to start the day. Love the details on that table. Smile worthy!!!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi bj!
I'm so glad you stopped by and visited my blog. Thank you for your kind comment.
Oh...I am a red lover...Big Time!
Yes, my master and guest room are in pastels but the rest of my home is filled with lots and lots of red!
What a yummy post...The red pears and that darling chicken perched high above your viddles! Pure cuteness!
I hope you have a happy day...Stay cool!
Blessings,
Carolynn

Debbie said...

I couldn't agree more about fun being something else that makes the world go round. I also agree about a fun table that isn't perfectly matchy.

Yours is definitely FUN. I think I'll have breakfast outside with Mr. Fun this weekend. You've inspired me.

(Let's see if our weather cooperates.)

Kathleen Grace said...

YOu are right about so many thing BJ! Why worry about everything matching when the real joy is an easy breakfast on the patio in the relative cool of the morning:>)

Bev said...

BJ, I laughed about the turkey bacon comment. My daughter buys turkey bacon for her family. One day my oldest grandson (10) was visiting us and begged me, "Bevie, please cook me some PIG bacon."

Amen and Amen.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Yummy breakfast, and it is my favorite meal of the day also. And I couldn't agree more about Picmonkey!

Linda said...

Yes it must have been the day for walks, then I rode my bike. Your breakfast looks yummy. Oh how I wish I could eat like that. Did you get the front cut?

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Looks tasty and pretty, too. There's nothing like a good breakfast!

Patty Patterson said...

Very pretty! We seldome eat outside, here. I have my morning coffee outside sometimes, but as a rule it's too windy to set your plates down. They blow away right along with your food.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

A very pretty setting BJ!

Beverly said...

BJ, you make everything fun and everything pretty.

Love your table, and your breakfast looks yummy, too.

Texas Tea Party said...

Beautiful Breakfast setting! The coutdoors is a perfect place to enjoy the summer breezes and tea in that darling chicken teapot must taste splendid. The fruit in the compote is a great completion of the centerpiece!

Thnaks, Pam

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oh sweeite, you are SO right about fun making the world go round...after love, of course!!

I love taking time out just to ENJOY life! Having little children around makes it very easy for me at the moment! .....providing a welcome distration from tiredness although I am pretty tired from night wakings from our little baby!!

Sarahx

Madeline's Album said...

Another great post. Hope you get some cooler weather soon. Love the idea of using a bandanna for a napkin. I have gotten a lot of great ideas from you. Have a blessed day. Madeline

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

You always show FUN, on your blog, my Dear. And that makes it a lovely place to come visit. !!!!!!!! "Auntie sezzzzzz..." :-)

Mmmmm, when you go outside, especially early and late in day, do you apply BUG RELEPPENT??? (as in "Deet") I saw scary Yahoo New Link about West Nile Virus Mosquitoes being baddddddddddd in TX. -sigh-

And so as not to think I am smug, up here North... They have been spotted on Staten Island or some such. They-are-coming. Bleahhhh...

Poor "Uncle A."! Now I spray him when he goes outside, whether he wants it or not. Which he doesn't like. But neither does he argue with "Auntie." -grinnnn-

Gentle hugs,
"Auntie"

xinex said...

Wow, you got so much energy, BJ. You know I have never operated a lawn mower. Your breakfast looks so wholesome and delicious....Christine

Elaine said...

I'm with you about breakfast! Maybe because I love all breakfast food (french toast is my fave!) and I could eat it for every meal. Love your comment about fun--if it isn't fun, why do it? Thanks for sharing!

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, no! You're still getting the really, really hot stuff? We have cooled down considerably here in the Kansas City, MO area. Actually, it's supposed to only reach the 70s tomorrow! I am SO happy!!! We can finally breathe again! I hope this cool air finds its way to your doorstep soon. Meanwhile, I'm with you on breakfast...such a happy meal! Starts the day out right! I think we could all eat real bacon in, on, around, stuffed between, and piled on everything, but our conscience gets the best of us as we hear our doctors' voice saying, "Not good for you!" I have come to tolerate the turkey bacon, too, but when it comes to my bacon-wrapped shrimp...gotta have the real deal! Here's hoping for a cooler and very relaxing weekend for you and yours!

Kathleen said...

That is a fun table for sure!
love bandanas as napkins, found a whole bunch yesterday in a fabric outlet, .50 and made in America, yeah!
Everything looks delicious!
Thanks for linking up to Let's Dish!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Fun and delicious table BJ.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch. Things are fairly hectic for us this Summer. Not sure if the house will sell...but thought we would give it a try.

Lots of work getting it ready. My archives are on the sidebar. Just click on the dates and that should take you to the story of the big change in our lives. We want to be closer to our children. Not that far now,but we find ourselves in their neighborhood for everything, including visits, shopping entertainment. This will also get us closer to our doctors and hospital. Right now it is a 100 mile round trip. Yes, definitely time to sell.

Barbara said...

Such a cute table. You sure have the right idea about fun! I agree completely about bacon. Sigh... I love eating outside and look forward to cooler temperatures soon.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
I missed all the FUN!!! I've been gone a couple of days...just had to see how much FUN you'd had without me! A TON of FUN from the looks of things! Cute post!
Fondly,
Pat

Miz Helen said...

Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello BJ, delighted by your post - I agree love does make the world go round - but it should also be filled with fun - we too love breakfast in our home - have it for supper quite often - I can't get my husband to eat turkey bacon - he likes the real thing and thick cut - LOVE your whimsical FUN breakfast tablescape! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday - your post will be featured in tonight's post!
Have a wonderful day,
Kathy

Carla said...

I guess I really need to go check out this picmonkey site. Sounds more like PicNic site that closed.
I always love looking at your pictures and how you pose them.