Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Christmas in July Link Party - Week 4 - Interchangeable Wreaths

Week 4  {Heavy Sigh} 
This post feels somewhat bittersweet.  I've really enjoyed hosting our Christmas in July parties with these lovely bloggers!
 Please join us!

This week I'd like to talk about my Interchangeable Wreath.

Click HERE for the how - to on the basic form.

I've created several wreaths for just about every season, but here are the Christmas options!


Stars and Snowflakes

Snuggly Sweaters

I can't wait see what you bring to the party this week!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesdays with a Twist Link Party #172

It's Tuesday, so that means Party Time!  I love seeing all of your clever projects!

Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being chosen.  Be sure to check all of our blogs!

Choosing features is so very difficult!   I love seeing all the creative posts!  Thank you for joining the party!
Take a look at this amazing post!  All of my readers that enjoy gardening are going to FLIP for this one!  ;-)   

The Beginnings of a Dye Garden


If you have been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.

We all love comments!  Please hop around and show some love!

The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Friday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!
*Pictures should be your own* 
By linking up you give us permission to use these photos
 (with proper link backs) in our features. 
And now for the party!

;-)  -Marci


Monday, July 25, 2016

Link Party Feature

What a lovely surprise!  My recipe for
is being featured today at
What a great way to begin the week!  I am so honored!
;-)  -Marci

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Those Labrador Puppies...

Who do you suppose might have been digging in the garden
or napping in the sand box?

Six pack abs are SOOOOO over rated!  ;-)

I hope these silly little sweethearts have you smiling!
;-)  -Marci

Friday, July 22, 2016

Lime Cucumber Tomato Salad

For a light, refreshing side dish, try this!
4 Large Tomatoes - Coarsely Chopped
2 Large Cucumbers - Partially peeled and Coarsely Chopped
1 Havasu Pepper
2 Green Onions, finely chopped
1 Lime
A few sprigs of Cilantro, chopped
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Zest and juice the lime.  Core and chop the tomatoes.  Today, I happen to be using 1 Brandywine, 1 Delicious and 2 Plum Yellows all fresh from my garden.  Really, any type of tomato will work!  ;-)  I prefer cucumbers with peel, so, of course, Handsome Husband likes cukes without the peel.  Opposites attract, right?  I peel ribbons down the cucumber, so they are about halfway peeled in an effort to keep peace in our marriage.  Those are given a quick chop along with the Havasu pepper and green onions.
All the ingredients are tossed in the bowl and stirred.  A little salt and pepper is added.

Mmmmm....  We had ours with empanadas.
 What's cookin' at your place?
 ;-)  -Marci

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Christmas in July Link Party - Week 3 - Stocking Stuffers For Furry Family and Friends

A lot of times, I wait until the very last second to get Christmas gifts ready.  Thanks to the peer pressure ;-) of these lovely bloggers
 I am getting organized for Christmas and actually have a few things accomplished already!  We will be hosting a Christmas in July Blog Hop each Wednesday in July.  Please join us!

If you visit my blog very often, you know we love our pets!  This week I'd like to talk about a stocking stuffer for the furry members of our family.  Here's a couple of recipes our kiddos LOVE to make and our pups LOVE to receive!

Stone Cottage Dog Biscuits

Dog Biscuits with Oats

All of our favorite neighbors have dogs, too.  These are a great little present for our fuzzy buddies over the fence.

Ivan can't wait to see all of your Christmas ideas!