In my blog I plan to chat about nature, crafts, baking, gardening, beekeeping, family, and whatever else seems appropriate at the time. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's Ripple Tuesday!

Sad to say, the following ripple, was ripped out and started over.

Apparently she wasn't doing her ends correctly and it showed.

Cindy Bee

Monday, July 30, 2012

Patti Beck's Garden Show & Pottery Studio

You know how you attend a garden show over and over and you always see something new and you never get tired of the old.....well that's my gardening friend Patti Beck's garden.

On Saturday, after working beehives for close to three hours, I showered up and decided to go to Patti's open house. I texted Reality Jayne, last minute, to see if she wanted to join me, and she was ready to go!

I took lots of let's take a tour...but first, check out these chicks! AdOrAblE!

The pottery you see in these pictures, Patti makes and sells. She has a garden open house once a year.

Of course, we both had to buy a few pottery goodies.

I hope you enjoyed the tour.

Her Christmas open house is December 1. Mark your calendars now!

Cindy Bee

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Scotty Camper...

I saw this camper for sale the other day on
I Love It!

I want it!

I have the perfect place to park it.

But here's the thing....I'm 54. I get up in the night and have to go potty. What do you do when you are camping and you don't have a potty and it's the middle of the night?

Cindy Bee

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Sky Show and a Garden Tour

Yesterday my friend and I were out and about, and when we turned the corner we saw this in the sky in the distance.

We thought, at first, it looked like a tornado.

Whatever it was it was moving very fast and coming right at us. She was driving fast trying to get to our house, where we were going to run inside and take shelter.

When she turned down the street I live on, there were a lot of big trees swaying, and we started praying we'd make it safe with no trees falling on the car.

By the time we got to my house, which was probably five minutes away, it came and went, in about two minutes! That fast.

It was just a lot of hard, fast rain.

Later in the day, we got a beautiful cloud show. I tried to take pics, but it was hard because I was driving. We did not get any rain out of this though.

Lots of thunder, but no rain.

The clouds were moving very fast. Some of them looked like they were bumping into each other.

I just thought you might enjoy the show in the sky.

Thank you so much for all of your quick food ideas. I'm going to re-read them and give some of them a try.

Also, for those of you who live around here, there is a wonderful garden show you should go see. It's a free tour and she has even been featured in Better Homes and Garden magazine. Her name is Patti Beck and her address is 6277 N. 400 W. Sharpsville, IN 46068. It's from 9 - 5 today and she also has a pottery studio. If you went to the French Flea Market, you saw her there selling her garden pottery (Santa's, fairies, wind chimes, garden markers, etc.) Don't know if I'll have time to go there, I'm gonna try.

Cindy Bee

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Let's talk about food.

Since we've been building this house, food has been an issue. It's hard to fix dinner because I'm either out at the other house, with no way to fix dinner, or my Shug doesn't come home until 8:00 or 9:00 pm, and he just grabs something out when he gets off of work. Last week I made a simple tuna salad.
Mix it all together and chill.
That's it.

Put some panera bread and dipping oil and a glass of wine and you have a quick meal.

When we were on our way home from Kentucky, we saw this tomato stand.

BLT's. A quick meal!

That Panera bread.....

some cheese...

cover it to melt the cheese...

add some fruit...

a quick meal...

Don't even try to eat this sandwich on your own. It's big bread.

This morning I used the same loaf of bread and made my Shug and I some toast. I got up for a minute and my toast disappeared.

GUILTY .....but cute.

So anyway, do you have any other ideas for quick, transportable meals?


Can eat meal on paper plates.

Does not have to be kept hot.

and as I said....quick.

Cindy Bee