Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What I'm watching . . .

I know I'm not the only one who's watching Downton Abbey.  Isn't Maggie Smith a hoot!

But as I've been watching/thinking about it, I remember other wonderful Masterpiece Theater sagas that I've loved.  Thanks to the Internet, I can order everything I've loved and watch them over and over again, like, Upstairs, Downstairs.

And I've just ordered The Forsyte Saga - The Complete Series. (The original one -- in black and white.)

What are you watching on the tube these days?

Friday, February 24, 2012


A friend (can I really call her that after this???) recently sent me an invitation to join yet another time sink.  This one is called Pinterest.  Where you have a virtual bulletin board and pin all kinds of neat stuff on it.

I'm hooked!

It is sooooo much fun to share some of my favorite pictures of the girly things I love.

Want to find my boards?  Click here!

Monday, February 6, 2012

From lemons to lemonaid?

Mr. Ivy and I love scones.  Our friend Carol knows this, so she gave us a couple of boxes of scone mix (along with a basket of other goodies) for Christmas.  The mixes were for cranberry scones and blueberry scones.

There's just one problem.  We don't like cranberries or blueberries.  (How come she hadn't noticed that?)

But, not wanting to look a gift scone in the mouth we decided to use the gift that was given with such love.  To do that, we had to get rid of the offensive dried fruit.  I hauled out the sifter, dumped the cranberry scone mix into it, and sifted away.  Next, I baked the mix (just add egg and milk) and substituted raisins for the cranberries.

Mmm ... mmm ... good!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day!

Repeat along with me:

IT'S GROUNDHOG DAY!  (Make it a good one!)