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Friday, August 31, 2012

~ SEPTEMBER ~

It's SEPTEMBER....
WOW....
the summer just FLEW by.

Here on the plains of West Texas, hot weather will continue for awhile longer.
The mornings are cooler....
the evenings are cooler....
but  our days will be summer-like for another month, at least.
♥ 
  I bought my 2012 calendar from SUSAN BRANCH
and I have enjoyed every single month of it.
I love all the beautiful script she uses...
her sweet pictures she draws...
it all makes for MORE than a calendar....
there's RECIPES,
like.......
 IOWA  CORNBREAD
with BEE BUTTER.
You better believe I am going to make this....
just take a look at the amazing ingredients....
"Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In small bowl, whisk eggs well, stir in milk and zest.
Sift together dry ingredients and mix well.
Stir in milk mixture and butter and pour into buttered 8" square pan.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until a knife comes out clean."
♥ ♥ ♥
THEN....
...get busy and make
BEE BUTTER....
 ♥ ♥ ♥
and THEN,
....believe me when I say we are HAVING THIS TONIGHT...
it sounds so good.
I've always cooked my cornbread in a CAST IRON SKILLET
but maybe  IOWA  knows something I don't know....and I sure am willing to learn.
♥ ♥ ♥



There's so many cute, old fashioned
sayings scattered throughout the month....

and as I've said, her whimsical and adorable drawings are just priceless.
 


 When you get ready for a new 2013 calendar, I highly recommend the SUSAN BRANCH calendar.
I just know you will love it.

No, I am not selling calendars .......:>)

I am just so happy with MINE that I wanted to tell YOU about it so you could BE HAPPY, TOO.
                                   
I've wanted to show my calendar to you ever since I got it but just didn't get a post on it done until now.

It looks amazing, hanging on the wall...
colors so bright and pretty.
I have this wooden calendar holder that makes it even cuter.

I also bought a calendar for Stacy, my girl, and she loves hers, too.
Love and hugs and kisses, bj
joining in with

45 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a cute calendar! Fun addition of orange zest to the corn bread-hope you love it (let me know). Happy September:@)

TexWisGirl said...

we're going to be close to 100 all weekend - but, yes, those cooler evenings help! and the cooler mornings give us hope! :)

NanaDiana said...

I am always on the lookout for cute calendars. I love Susan Branch, too. I usually get Marjoline Bastien's calendar and I love that one, too. xo Diana

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I have saved all of my SB calendars! And I just pulled out her autumn books....Love her so much!

LV said...

Apparently the good Lord knows us Texans can handle anything, so he wants to us to have a little more warm weather. As you said, the mornings are so nice. Your calendar is very neat. I just use whatever free one I get.

Beth said...

The calendar is so cute and I love the cornbread recipe. September is usually warm here too.

The French Hutch said...

Hi bj, I love that calendar, and the recipe! Your weather is like ours now, at least another month of hot days. HPS dear girl……..

~Emily
The French Hutch

Vee said...

This is funny because I took a sneak peek at mine today, too, and made my own cornbread recipe adding a splash of orange juice...didn't have an orange for the zest. Oh boy howdy...we loved it.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi BJ: I have always loved her calendars. That sounds like a good recipe and like some people I know. Crusty on the outside and tender on the inside..Happy Weekend..Judy

Janet said...

LOVE Susan Branch! Do you follow her blog?

Jackie said...

What a lovely calendar BJ. It would brighten up everybodys day.

Gina said...

That is such a pretty calendar! I have always loved Susan Branch's designs.

Audrey said...

Really cute calendar. Need to try that cornbread. Mine usually comes out of the Jiffy Cornbread Mix box and we like it very much. I bake in an iron skillet too.
Hugs,
Audrey Z.

Terra said...

Susan Branch creates remarkable calendars, and I love Clint Eastwood too. He is a giant of a man, and a patriot.

Shirley said...

Hi BJ, We are getting much needed rain from Issacs. We didn't get the wind that was with it earlier. Your cornbread sounds yummy. I have had it fixed in an iron skillet and an square pan. Both ways it is good. I loved your calendar. The colors are so pretty. Have a wonderful weekend.Take care your Missouri Friend.

chubskulit said...

Very organize! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

My PINK
Have a great weekend.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear BJ. And, Happy September. It is a favorite month for me. I'm wishing you some cool and breezy days ahead.♥

Leslie said...

Its adorable!!!! The recipes sound good too!
Btw - I also love clint eastwood, his convention speech was priceless!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It certainly does look like a great calender.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Cute calendar. I don't recall seeing Susan Branch calendars. We only use desk calendars.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun calendar! Now we all want one! Happy holiday weekend!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

And you know I too, love Susan Branch's work. :-)

But oooooooopsies! -giggles- I can't *help* but ask; "Did you ask permission to post these pics?" -smirk- -giggles- You know what I mean!!!!! -chuckle-

Wishing a happy and safe Labor Day weekend, to all... "Auntie"

Rian said...

Can you believe... September already? Love the calendar & Susan Branch's work. And thanks again bj, for letting me know that I didn't put a 'follower' list on my Cats, Coffee, and Chocolate blog. I'm sending you lots of VIRTUAL chocolate for that!

Theresa said...

Love it! Not only is it cute and useful but with recipes too AND quotes! I will be looking for one of these at the end of the year! HUGS!

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


Love this calendar! And...is this a Key Lime Pie on the right?
Yummy!


Gabriela

Kelly - Talk of the House said...

I ADORE Susan Branch! In our former house, I tore up a bunch of her books (yep, truly) and matted and framed a zillion recipes out of them to hang in the kitchen. It worked great with my Mary Englebreit cherry wallpaper (boy that dates me!)
Kelly

kitty said...

Hi BJ, I love your calendar. I'll have to see if they have a desktop type calendar. The cornbread sounds so different with the orange zest and spices. Let us know how it turns out. I hope you still bake it in your cast iron skillet, though!! xo

Sandy said...

I need to do a search for this calendar.. it's really different! I'm in OKC and it is indeed hot.. I live in SoFla and it's humid and sticky, I prefer the heat of OKC and Texas (I lived in San Antonio for a time)... Thanks so much for your sweet comments and your visit!
Now to find that calendar.
Sandy

thistlewoodfarm said...

Happy Day to you, friend! I love Susan Branch. She is so talented! Have an awesome weekend!

blessings,
karianne

Madeline's Album said...

Love the calendar. Thanks for sharing another recipe with us. Have a blessed day and a wonderful month of September. Madeline

Eileen said...

Oh, I love Susan Branch's work. It's so pretty. Happy September to you!

Susan Branch said...

Such a nice compliment from you BJ! Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day, rabbit-rabbit, first day of September! xo Susan

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Amazing...even Susan Branch commented on your post!!! I adore your enthusiam for the month of September!!! It's vacation month for "Mr. Ed" and I here On Crooked Creek...and we are so~o~o ready for our annual Trout Fishing Trip this year!!! Let me know how you like your corn bread without the iron skillet!
Fondly,
Pat

Jo May said...

This is the cutest post about your calendar,I love calendars like this.
Can't wait to see your cornbread.

Susy said...

You always make good recipes sound even better BJ. And did you know Susan Branch has a FB page? Have a great weekend!

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Here I am again, way down at the bottom of the comments (I'm sure there will be more and more!)

Cute calendar. Will you really use the square pan? It'll be somewhat different cuz iron cooks it so thoroughly ya know! You need a square iron pan?

Love the sentiments in the last page you showed of the calendar.

I'm just visiting pinks today - didn't post a pink.

Happy Pink Saturday!

J.Rye said...

So pretty! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

I hope that you can also visit my PINK. You may also link up to my Color Connection if you'd like. Thanks!

Nancy Claeys said...

I generally use our annual Paralyzed American Vets calendar each year -- but this one has such cute illustrations. :)

Jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Hi bj, I do love this calendar. The Iowa Cornbread is right up my alley. I like my cornbread sweet. The quotes are right on as well. Thank you for the heads up.

I just finished my coffee and thinking about more. Enjoy your day my dear blogging friend.
Love, Jeanne

Deborah said...

how fun!

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

What a cute calendar!

Madge Bloom said...

Love cornbread, it is one of my go-to comfort foods... that calendar looks so fun and full of whimsy! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #46!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog..and I would love to have one of those calendars. Just adorable.
You always give us such great things to look at, things to check out and just over all fun! Thanks, bj!! :)
Hugs,
Mona

Danielle said...

I love her calendars also. I would use mine in my art journals ;)

The Tablescaper said...

Susan Branch is an amazing artist. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Looking forward to having you with me this Sunday.

- The Tablescaper