Mother’s Day

Most of all the other beautiful things in life

come by twos and threes,

by dozens and hundreds.

Plenty of roses, stars,

sunsets, rainbows,

brothers and sisters,

and aunts and cousins,

but only one Mother in the whole world.

—-Kate Douglas Wiggin

Happy Mothers Day! I Love You!!!!!!XOXOXO………………..

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Kentucky Derby

Good morning readers. Lots going on this weekend. Kentucky Derby. Wanted to include my Mint Julip recipe. You will need to do the mint simple syrup. This is a very strong drink. But very Yummy. Got the recipe from the show Creative Juice. The recipe for the simple syrup is: 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat, stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a glass bowl. Add a large handful of Fresh Mint. Stems and leaves. Press down into the syrup with a spoon. Plastic wrap top of bowl and put into fridge, 1 hour at least. Pour infused simple syrup into a glass pitcher. Will look nice with the mint in there. Keep in fridge. For each drink, use crushed ice.  If you don’t have a derby glass that’s Ok. A short fat glass will do the same. Add 1 shot simple syrup. and 2 shots whiskey. Stir. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig. I use Woodford Reserve Kentucky Whiskey for this drink. But what ever brand you want will be fine. The drink starts out very strong, but gets sweeter as you drink it. And don’t forget to wear your special hat!

400 Red Roses are used in the Kentucky Derby garland of roses given to the winning jockey and horse.

If you are ever in that area when the race is not going on, Take the time to do the Tour of Churchill Downs. It is very interesting and fun. IMG_0422IMG_0442Enjoy the Race everyone. Have a great Weekend.

All the riders and the horses, Be Safe! Have a good race!

CINCO DE MAYO

Tomorrow is the day.Contrary to popular belief, Cinco De Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. The Holiday is a celebration of the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War, which lasted from 1861-1867. Although Cinco De Mayo seems like a popular holiday in the US, Mexican Independence Day, on September 16, is a much bigger celebration.

In American Culture, Cinco De Mayo has become a holiday for everyone to enjoy festivals, fiestas, Latin food and lots of alcohol for the adult crowd.

Enjoy!

ALL ABOUT MAY

Welcome to May everyone. This month is: National Physical Fitness Month (Get on your bikes and Ride!) Mother’s Day occurs on the second Sunday in May. Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May. It is National Salsa Month, National Salad Month, National Egg Month, National Hamburger Month, May 28th is National Hamburger Day. Kentucky Derby is this weekend, and Cinco De Mayo is the 5th. The 4th is National O.J. Day. The 8th is Coconut Cream Pie Day, 13th National Apple Pie Day. The 14th is Buttermilk Biscuit Day, the 15th National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, 23rd National Taffy Day. The 28th National Brisket Day, May 31 is National Macaroon Day.

Birthstone: Emerald, Meaning: Success – Flower:Lily of the Valley, Meaning: Sweetness

Just a few May tidbits, too many to write them all. Enjoy! and have a Wonderful Day!

HAPPY EARTH DAY 2018

Here is a Great DIY Project for your Earth Day 2018. I bought a large bird cage at a thrift store for under $15.00. It has a plastic bottom and metal cage top. I went to a home improvement store and bought a Jasmine plant. It was in a plastic pot and already had a stake in the pot that the jasmine was tied to. When I got home I placed the bird cage right outside of my screened in back porch. Some where I could see it and smell it. I opened the large opening at the top of the cage and placed the whole plant, pot,stake and all, right inside. Then closed the cage back up. Gave it a good water. Over the years it has done exactly what I wanted it to do. As it grows and vines out, I have been weaving the vines in and out of the cage. Look at it now. It is Full, Beautiful and in full bloom. I love it! IMG_0629The cage is rusting to a rustic looking perfection. And looks great. Very Shabby Chic. Enjoy the photo. Have a Nice Earth Day 2018!

Blowin’ though the Jasmine in my Mind.

SPRING WEDDING ????

Are you planning a spring wedding or know someone who is and want to get them a hand crafted gift they can use on their wedding day and every year happy ever after. Check out the gift ideas at my shop on etsy.

img_3585Nice gift for the new bride and groom. comes with a nice keepsake storage box. Can be used on the gift / card table, as a cake topper, and something they can hang on their Christmas tree year after year.

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Head over to my Etsy shop with this easy link.http://shopworndesigns.etsy.com You can see more great photos and display ideas. And also get a view at some other great gift ideas. Thank You. Hope to see you there.

 

 

ALL ABOUT APRIL

Good Morning Readers! It is April. This month’s facts:

Passover started at sundown on the fifteenth day of the Jewish lunar month Nissan, which typically falls in March or April. Administrative Professionals Day is the Wednesday of the last full week in April. This  month is Cancer Control Month.  Earth Day is this month. It is also National Florida Tomato Month, National Grilled Cheese Month, National BLT Sandwich Month, National Garlic Month. Neighbor Day comes around this month. Today is National P B and J Day. The 12th Grilled Cheese Day. The 13th National Peach Cobbler Day. The 20th Lima Bean Respect Day. The 22 National Jelly Bean Day. The 30th National Raisin Day.

Birthstone: Diamond-Meaning: Innocence, Flower: Sweet Pea- Meaning-Delicate

Just a few April Facts Too Many to list them all. Have a Great Day!