It's hot, hot, hot!! The lawn and gardens were getting so dried and parched and turning brown. I don't like brown. When the lawns and fields turn brown it depresses me. Finally the rains came. Sweet sweet rain. What a blessing. Everything is green again and I am a happy camper. So is my little pool ducky. He just floats around in the pool all day with that silly grin on his face....loving the rain. Sometimes a little frog will hitch a ride on him and will float around with him for hours.
My youngest adorable son was home recently for a visit. (Miss you terribly!) He bought a gazillion limes for some reason. I guess he thought we might get around to making some delicious frozen summer drink with little umbrellas in them to sip poolside but it never happened. After he left I had no idea what to do with all those limes. Then it hit me....lime-aid. Yum! Yum! I hadn't had a lime-aid in years. I went to my good old Betty Crocker cookbook that has served me well for 39 years and used the recipe from that. I made a simple sugar and then started squeezing all those limes. What a job that was. Did you know if you microwave the limes just until they get warm you can get a lot more juice out of them? Anyway, since then all summer I have craved lime-aid. I had this little snack mid-afternoon yesterday. Boy does that drink taste good on a hot day.
Our little farmer's market out here is back this summer making me so happy. The only garden I have this year is on my deck so there are some things I have to buy. I ran up there this past weekend and got one of his huge cantaloupes and some corn. Sunday evening we had a simple supper consisting of a salad topped with grilled chicken strips, Dan's corn on the cob and Nanner puddin' aka as banana pudding. :) That's something else I haven't made in years. I forgot to take a photo of the finished product but in this photo is a small bowl of it. I made it just the way Momma used to make it. I used the original recipe on the back of the Nilla Wafer cookie box. Then after it bakes it has to sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to completely chill and get those little droplets on top of the baked meringue. Oh Man.....is it ever good!
I almost forgot to tell you about two sweet little treasures I found this week for the boutique. One of them is a vintage set of personal ashtrays. Ack! you say but hold on for a minute. When I spotted them I loved them at first because of the hand painted roses on them and how they were in that cute little holder. I thought of all kinds of ways you can use them instead of their intended use. They could be used as individual butter pats or tea bag holders or trinket trays or...... I am sure you can think of some too. I also picked up this charming vintage ring holder. It was tarnished real bad so I gave it a shine up. I am one of those that like a little patina left on the old silver pieces so I didn't shine it up too glossy. It's heavily embossed and it too has roses on it.
I am sure I have mentioned to you before how fabulously wealthy my dear sweet Bobbie G. is haven't I? I haven't? Oh...well he is, which affords me to be able to do all kinds of wonderful things like publishing my own magazine. Here is my first copy that came out this month. How do you like it?
JUST KIDDING!! :) I have been seeing these around blogland, the last one over at Tara's at Days Missed On A Hammock. You can make your own at Flickr Toys. Warning....you will completely get caught up in the process and lose hours of your day. :)
Have a super great day. xoxo Lynn@theVintageNest