Saturday, August 10, 2013

Vicki's Country Wedding

Today I would like to feature pictures from Vicki's country wedding. Vicki had ordered burlap and lace bouquets from me earlier in the year and sent me pictures of her April wedding this week. 
I love her dress, boots, and all the turquoise! Vicki and her bridesmaids carried bouquets with turquoise, tan, chocolate brown, and cream burlap  roses with lace.  

Come as you are
Stay as long as you can
We're all family
So no seating plan
I like how weddings are focusing less on who sets on what side now. 
Here's one of the guys wearing a burlap rose boutonnière. 
Seriously, the bridesmaids have the cutest dresses, that I'm sure they will wear again! Brown and turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations.
I love all the country, cowboy and cowgirl decorations they used and seriously want a piece of cake now!
Congratulations to Vicki and her new husband! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day and for sharing pictures with me! Wishing you all the best in your new marriage!

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Around these parts, we refer to the evening meal as "Supper." Dinner is what you eat at midday. Occasionally it's referred to as lunch, if'n you are in town. 

Today, I felt inspired to cook a big supper. We usually don't eat too much in the evening time and hardly ever go out to eat. Tonight we are stuffed and have plenty of left overs for the week. (Read, I don't have to cook again anytime soon.) 

It all started with this Bloomin' Onion. I saw the recipe in Mary Janes Farm Magazine. Enlarge the picture to see the recipe better. Now, I'm not even a fan of onions, but this was good! I had to gather a few special ingredients at the grocery store today. We aren't fancy eaters and I had never used a few things this recipe called for, but I was up to trying something different. 
I really didn't know what horseradish was, but after looking around the store, finally found this root. Anybody know any other good uses for this thing or how to store it? One good thing about this recipe is the onion was baked, not fried, like at the popular restaurants. We rarely fry anything, in an effort to eat healthier. This root looks like the stem if a pumpkin! 

We grilled corn on the cob, a small beef arm roast, and fresh herb flavored hamburgers. We had bought the beef last week and then the Mr got sick, I was super busy, and it didn't get cooked during the week. 

Finally, for desert, we had apple crisp. Except, we are really too full to eat it! My husband complained that the green apples we had weren't very tasty, so I figured a little cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg would add some flavor. 

 I guess my inspiration for cooking was more about using up groceries on hand. I hate having to waste food. Now we have plenty of left overs to eat for dinner or supper this week. 

(You can find the grilled herb burger and apple crisp recipe on my Pinterest Food board.)

Friday, August 2, 2013

For the Love of Old Barns

Some weeks I seem to be drawn to one subject or another when taking pictures. This week the lure of old barns has captured my attention. I saw the hashtag  #broken_roof and it prompted this photo.

A few of these were shared on Instagram this week.  

While traveling the back roads and passing various farms, there are many rustic old barns. Many sitting vacant, where you know they used to be the center of the farms operation. 

I decided to revisit my collection of barn pictures on my computer and share a  few more photos from this theme. Hope you enjoy these barn and farm scenes as much as I do.