Monday, August 22, 2011

Favorite Blogs

You may have noticed a list of my favorite blogs in the sidebar.  I visit these blogs daily to see what new things they have added to their blogs. 

My Lynchburg Sister recently discovered an awesome blog that I am adding to my list of favorites.  I highly recommend that you check out Our Vintage Home Love.

This blog has practical ideas for decorating your home.  She also has some very nice recipes. Plan to visit and spend some time going back through her posts.  She has not been blogging long, but her blog is already very popular.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Quiet Place

Look really closely at this picture, and you will see the secret to our serenity.
This has been the first full week we have been back in school.  It has been a great week.

At the end of a long day, it sure is nice to spend a little time sitting in this swing.
(Did you see the swing in the other picture?)
I don't know why we didn't think of hanging a swing from this tree sooner.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

University Visit

It was a beautiful day two weeks ago when we visited Sewanee University.

It is time for my son to choose a college.

We are visiting a different campus every weekend.

Sewanee was not the college we set out to visit.  It was instead a stop we made on the way back from Chattanooga.

We had a great time walking around this beautiful campus. 

Both the University and the town are absolutely beautiful.

I can only imagine what it is like for the students who attend class here.

Absolutely beautiful.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

MidSouth Land Clearing

I made a few pictures yesterday of a farm my husband is clearing with his Fecon Bullhog Forestry Mulcher.  It still amazes me that this little machine can do such big jobs.  This farm is being cleared to become pasture land, so the owner is leaving a few scattered trees.  You can play the slide show below to see the pictures.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

French Coconut Pie

I have been looking for a different pie crust recipe.
Today, I decided to try Paula Deen's Perfect Pie Crust.
It turned out good...I will use this recipe again.  We made 3 crusts from the recipe.
One of the crust, we used to make a French Coconut Pie.  This is a delicious and easy to make pie.
You will need:
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup melted shortening
1 cup coconut

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Start by whisking the eggs.
Then, add the sugar, vanilla, and melted shortening and mix well.

Finally, add the coconut.  Use a spoon to stir in the coconut.

Pour the mixture into the prepared crust.

Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
Reduce the heat and continue to bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.

This is a delicious pie.
I think it is better when served warm.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cookie Lollipops

 Aren't these just the cutest???
They were given to me by a dear friend.
Her Grandmother made them.
Such a cute idea and fun to eat.
I am wondering though...I thought she gave me four.
Where could the other one be!!!


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