Skip to main content

The Day After Valentine's Day {PHFR}

75% off flowers at the grocery store the day after Valentine's Day = Hello Daisy! 


Another great thing about the day after Valentine's Day is that it marks the day that I first held a son in my arms ten years ago.  Happy Birthday RW!  I never would have imagined that you would grow up to be so witty, funny, cuddly and fast.  I also would never have imagined a child requesting an apple pie instead of a cake for birthdays but I am happy to oblige!  Dad and I love you the world!

KC has discovered the deliciousness of a "'tella sandwich" aka Nutella sandwich.  One slice of bread folded over a swipe of chocolate-hazelnut spread which he only eats from the middle out to the crust (thus the mile wide chocolate evidence on his face).  Doesn't it make you happy to see your little ones munching on something they love?

Lately I feel like I am living in a scene from the movie The Birds.  At various times of the day the sounds of hundreds of squawking blackbirds penetrate even closed windows so loudly that I am drawn to look outside to see what is going on.  Either the entire flock of birds has perched high above in the tippy tops of our trees or they have descended en masse  onto the lawn, pecking at the ground for their latest meal.  I tried to sneak up to snap a photo and scared them into flight.  As long as they stay in the trees and out of my house we'll get along just fine.


  1. My kids ask for birthday pie and eat pbjs that way too - are we related?

  2. Lovely flowers, and happy birthday to your son! :)

  3. Beautiful flowers! LOL, we love Nutella at our house, too! :) Such a sweet post! Blessings,Collette

  4. I am visiting from Like Mother, Like Daughter. I LOVE Gerber daisies as well. So simple and full of color. I will admit my face looked a little like your sons last night and yes, the chocolate was yummy! LOL! Have a great day!!

  5. Jer and I always want pie for our birthday. My son requested pie for his last birthday too. Way to go RW!

  6. Nutella makes everything better!

  7. I buy lots of Nutella. Lots! My husband always requests pumpkin pie for his birthday.

  8. I love nutella so much.... yummmmmmmy! And the apple pie looks very nice!

  9. Happy happy birthday to your boy!!! And I would take apple pie over cake ANY DAY. Good choice. :)

  10. Happy birthday to your son! My Bigger's birthday is the day before Valentines :) I anticipate serious sugar overload in the future.

  11. We had the birds at our place the other day, too.

    My mother always requested an apple pie from me on her birthday and Mother's Day. But I wouldn't expect a young fella to want one!


Post a Comment

~Grace and peace to you~

Popular posts from this blog

Locally Grown {stuffed green peppers recipe}

  Last weekend we took the whole family to a nearby produce stand.  We were craving something that tasted fresh from the garden and since I don't have my own garden, we found this place.     The fields were full of fall-colored flowered.  Can't wait for those cooler days to come.         But for now, we are reveling in the height of summer sunshine and produce.       It's easy to go overboard here and buy much more than you can use in the next few days.  I don't even like okra but they look so inviting in those cute blue crates.     These tomatoes inspired a caprese salad for lunch: tomato slices cut into quarters, hunks of fresh mozzarella, snipped basil leaves, salt, pepper and drizzles of olive oil and red wine vinegar.       These strawberries wound up being dunked in Silky Chocolate Fondue .       Every girl dreams of doing her shopping with one of these adorable woven baskets, doesn't she?       Even the boys had fun playing in the sand while I took m

Tuna and Lentil Salad {Menu Plan Monday}

This hardly constitutes a recipe since it is mostly dump and stir but I  must  share it here because I love it so much.  The tangy vinegar mixed with spicy onions and creamy lentils makes my perfect in-a-rush lunch.  I usually just eat it right out of the bowl but it is also nice on a bed of red leaf lettuce.  It is also perfect for meatless Friday meals during the Lenten season just double the amounts. INGREDIENTS One can lentils , rinsed and drained 1 can tuna, packed in olive oil, undrained 1/4 onion, diced I prefer red onion) 1/4 cup red wine vinegar kosher salt PROCESS In a medium mixing bowl, stir all ingredients together.  I usually add more vinegar as it is quickly soaked up by the lentils. Serve over lettuce, on crackers or simply eat out of the bowl! ******* The March 2012 issue of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food magazine, entitled The Budget Issue, was really inspiring me over the weekend so I plan to make several new recipes from

Peaceful Snow Day

Yesterday we had the most lovely snow day. The woods were simply begging us to come and explore. We had new trails to find and secret passageways and hideouts. Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. George Washington Carver There were tracks to follow. And tracks to make. Occasionally, the wind blew mini blizzards of snow around us. And then the sun returned and the sky gleamed blue. The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. Ralph Waldo Emerson There were hints of Spring. And reminders of winter. We made wonderful memories. And then, there were the snowy camellias. I got a little swept away by their color and beauty. I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. e.e. cummings