My friend, Joyce, has a gorgeous fig tree in her backyard, and two years ago she asked me to make fig preserves for us. The preserves turned out so tasty, but last year, she didn't get enough figs to make any. However, this year she happily shared with me and I perfected the recipe to our liking. The preserves are good for a charcuterie board with crackers, and I like them on my homemade Civil War starter bread, which is filled with lots of wholesome grains. Joyce likes them on peanut butter bread.
I have had this teacup planter for years, and this year I planted some succulents in it.
On the 16th of this month, it will be the 6th Anniversary of my beloved's passing. I keep this photo of him on the bar of my kitchen.
You all know that I am a dish lover, and this pretty salad plate comes from a set that my hubby and I discovered when we stayed at a Bed and Breakfast in Wimberley, TX, that our daughter gave us as a gift. Of course, while there, I had to peek underneath at the make and name of the dishes. We found the Berry Delight set by Mikasa, and I have loved them ever since. Because I like to mix and match, the teacup is from another set that we had early in our marriage, and it is called Brentwood by Adams. I gave this set to my daughter, but kept back one teacup and one salad plate.
These two granddaughters, Ella on the left, and Avery on the right, came over for lunch, cooking, sketching, and school supply shopping. We made chocolate dipped Oreo cookies and Crunchy Fudge Sandwich cookies in a short time!
Cissy celebrated her 12th birthday with a pool party at her home, with pizza, snacks, and shaved ice from Bahama Bucks! My daughter received her first letter from Marines boot camp from Connor! Connor also had prepared a video for Cissy to see on her birthday with wishes from him, and a gift that he had bought her ahead of time. Of course, there were tears all around.
I am sharing this with these lovely parties: