Monday, February 11, 2019

Frolicking Into February

The town I live in has rolling hills, and it's quite beautiful when I look up at them as I'm driving by.  We had a very foggy morning this month, and I think February may be just as cold here as January.  The new Valentine cookies are out at Starbuck's, and they're so good.  Driving to church one morning, near my mother's old house, I noticed a tree which someone made a face on.  It has a mustache, and is delightful to look at.  I had lunch with my two good friends from high school.  They were my favorites back in the day, and we are still close and get together occasionally.  We did a little shopping after, and my friend bought me a tea cup, which I love.  I'm really picky about tea cups (not too heavy, not too big), and this one is just right.  The clouds were exceptionally pretty after all the rain we've been having.  Although the trees are still bare, I sometimes see a flower or two shivering in the cold.  I love my new baking dish for brownies.   My old one was getting rusty and tarnished and not baking evenly.   I made some tacos, and my family thinks they are the best tacos ever.   I make them with chicken, ground beef, or pork, whatever I have that day.  And the trick is to deep fry the tortillas and add a sprinkle of grated cheese.  Does anyone love the Target dollar bins as much as I do?  I found some Pink rocks!  Every time I browse through there, I find something interesting.  You know how much I love dolls, especially cloth ones.  Francesca got a Jesus doll for her Baptism, a special gift from her aunt.  He's so soft, and the first thing I said was "I want one!"  Jess surprised me with the doll, a gift from Francesca, which is very dear to me.  Sometimes Jess will send me pictures of her holding and loving the doll, and it is a precious sight.  I want to get Mia one now, so both of the cousins will have one.
Happy Valentine's Day!
love, ~Sheri


It's me said...

I never heard from a jesus doll !,,,.....amazing .,!!......O no ! all your yammie Valentine cookies and choclate.....mmmmmm.....for us it is a busy manny orders ...and the flowers are so is no good!!.....i hope it Will be ok.....always verry stressful...happy valentine’s day darling love love love ❤️❤️❤️

Michelle B said...

Hi Sheri! Your rolling hills and fog are beautiful! The Target dollar bins are probably my daughter's favorite place to go shopping. I should add...when she is paying for her purchases. :) Anthropologie has some really pretty things, your teacup being one of them. It looks like you all had fun getting together. Happy Valentine's Day!! Michelle

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Wonderful pictures and delicious pastries. Happy Valentine's Day!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Hello Dearest Sheri,
So nice to see such a lovely photo of you and of your granddaughter. I cannot believe how quickly they grow! I have a new grandson that was born on January 1st. I spent 2 weeks with my daughter and her family in North Carolina. I loved every minute of it.
It is good to catch up with you and see your inspiring photos.
Happy Valentine's Day to you dearest.

Karen said...

I loved seeing all your great photos. That is sweet of Francesca smiling at her Jesus doll. Those billowing white clouds are just beautiful against the blue sky.

Bety said...

Oh, I really understand that you have the right taste for the tea cup! And I love to drink tea and I have many different glasses. It is important for me the quality of porcelain, the shape and decoration of the glass.
Wonderful pictures of clouds, fogs and trees!
Your tea cup is a real treasure! Anthropologie is one of my favorite stores, unfortunately they do not deliver to Bulgaria. I really like their collections of dishes, some dresses, of course. They have an inimitable style.

Happy St Valentine day!

Louca por porcelana said...

You really made me smile with your post!I wish we would have a cup of tea together...Happy Valentine Day,dear friend!

Sandi said...

That pink heart cookie looks perfect!

But I would totally mistake your pink rocks for candy.... ;-)

Love the Jesus doll!

Chatty Crone said...

I will have to check out the heart cookie at Starbucks and the pink rocks at Target - I love things like that. You know I love the Jesus doll. That flower was just beautiful. I am with you the tea cup is important almost as the tea. We have had fog all day and I tell you I am getting ready for some sun! Have a nice day. sandie

Rose said...

Oh, I did enjoy your new teacup...and oh, cannot believe Francesca is that big. I feel like I missed a year in life when I was so laid up with my foot. But still, I think it seems like she was born only yesterday!

Zaa said...

I'd love to share a heart cookie and a cup of tea in that sweet cup. Isn't it fun to meet up with old friends and catch up on everything...OMG, how time passes. You're taco look absolutely delicious, I'm going to have to try sprinkling the cheese over them YUMMY !!! Your pictures are fabulous even if they are rainy ...I like to walk through the fog and feel the rain... so it suits me fine especially in such a lovely neighborhood. Thanks for sharing all the fun activities and the face on the tree...It made me smile. Have a Happy Valentine's Day ...xoxoxoxox


what charming pictures. happy valentines day to you.

Laurel Wood said...

Such a sweet photo of Francesca with her doll. I enjoyed seeing the sights around your community. That cookie is "almost" too pretty to eat!
Such a lovely tea cup and you and your friends look like you had a great time of fellowship. I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello darling is so nice to "see"you here with your pals. I am reminded of my best high school friend, who I see on Instagram. She posted a photo of herself with her two grown daughters the other day, and it was such a delight to see her with her new haircut...the same one I HAVE NOW!

Oh, the beauty you capture. Keep 'em comin'....I love your view.

Sylvia said...

Love your photo's. It's been foggy here in Georgia the last few days. It's 60 degrees this morning suppose to get to 70 then turn cold again.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, it's been foggy and rainy here on the East Coast the last couple of days as well. I love seeing the photo of your and your friends. It's nice to get together, isn't it? Francesca is darling holding her sweet Jesus doll. And now you have one too! Your tacos look amazing, my friend. I can almost taste them here- they look so delicious. A sprinkle of cheese is a brilliant idea. I really enjoyed seeing the lovely photos of your area, Sheri! ♥

Marilyn Miller said...

I love your pretty sky pictures and the foggy morning. Now I need to check out those cookies at Starbucks. Love your cup. Is it from Anthropology? Ahh, blooming camellias, wonderful. Nice baking dish too. This is one I need. All I have is a pyrex one and sometimes I wish I had another.

handmade by amalia said...

Sounds like such a fun day. And I love your Anthropologie tea-cup. We don't have Anthropologie around here but I've been to the one in London a couple of times and loved their stuff.

Ann said...

I am loving all your pics,
the heart cookies are so cute and am sure they taste good too.
First time I have seen a Jesus doll.
And your tacos and brownies look so yummy.
You know the pink rocks are lovely,
I buy pretty cheap things too, a lot actually.
It is always a good time
being with old friends, those people we know
from way back... we know they are always there
when we need them and it is so good to reminisce
old times.
Oh and have a Happy Valentine's Sheri.

I have prepared hot choco with mallows for my son today
cause it is still pretty cold out here...I'd send you a cup
if I could.

Jeanie said...

What a lovely post, Sheri. I love your pink rocks. It reminded me I have some pink seaglass I need to get out today! And your lovely blooms. Oh, so pretty!

The Starbucks cookie looks good! Panera has delicious valentine cookies too -- I went to buy four -- Valentine dessert (and maybe sneak one myself!) and they were 4 for 11.50! They're good but not THAT good so I got two. I might make cut outs today!

Stephanie said...

Oh Sheri, how I love visiting your beautiful blog. Your pictures always touch my heart with their sweetness and beauty.

I hope you have a beautiful Valentine's Day, my friend. Sending lots of love your way!

Carla from The River said...

I love the pink rocks.. what a unique idea.
Happy Valentine's Day my sweet friend, I always enjoy your posts.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

So lovely to come and visit you for Valentines day and such a sweet post with so many gorgeous photos.
Lovely to see a beautiful photo of you and your friends and great that you are able to still catch up. The teacup is pretty and love the photo of dear little Francesca with her Jesus doll. I have never seen one of these before.
Happy Valentines day

Debbie Nolan said...

Such gorgeous pictures. I just loved seeing your beautiful skies. Bet those brownies will not last long. So glad you stopped to visit me. It is always special to make a new blogging friend. Take care. I will be back again soon.

Dewena said...

Hello Sheri! Hoping this will publish here as I can on some and not on others. I love the Jesus doll! How sweet that your granddaughter loves him so much. You really do celebrate the small joys with those pink rocks! I think you go through your days expecting beauty around you and it always appears for you. That's a wonderful thing. Even the tree face pleased you! So sweet!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear friend, thank you so much for coming to visit my blog. I simply don't get the traffic I used to, even by friends. But, our journeys often diverge yet love still remains. Thank you for your loving friendship and support.

Pam Jackson said... all the pics but love the troll pic at the end. Reminded me of the troll doll I had in the 70's! They were a big thing back then. Isn't it funny how these things roll around. Looks like you had a really great day out and about. Love looking at the view of your little town. Here, we have had some cold days but not really had a winter. We have had more than our share of rain. Feb usually stands at just 2 inches of rain, 2 weeks ago we were at 7, had more since and at least 5 to 6 due the next two days and it will rain till Sunday. OVER IT ALL! Have a great rest of the week.

Angélica D said...

Hola querida amiga!! Que delicia de comida .. me encantan sus fotos porque me enseña a conocer mas lugares

baili said...

What a DELIGHTFUL post dear Sheri :)

A big WOW!!!!!!!! for your photography!

Very artistically captured everything!

Can not remove my eyes from your precious childlike face!

You are such an elegant and charming lady :)

Ah you are so right, this is so cute and very precious sight that Jess shared with you!

I can imagine the comfort and peace your heart gets when you look at her holding your gifted doll

Tree with moustache tree made me smile :)

This is very appealing food!

May you celebrate many more Valentine's day ahead my friend!