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Jun 23, 2014

My Third Blogiversary! Thrifting Scores, Garden Colors, Budget Gourmet Cooking


My Third Blogiversary!
Wow, it's hard to believe I started blogging back in 2011! I've learned so much from this process, and that still continues. Thanks to all my readers, and commenting folks. I may put together a give-a-way, so keep checking back :)



Thrifting Scores-
A couple of days ago I found a fun, folk art hanging display. I hung some of my green vintage kitchen items on it. It was $4.00 and looked new. It's a rough-ish, barn type wood looking piece with 2 wooden bobbins. I love the rusty plant watering can! I hung my thrifted seed basket below it. I like the 2 together! I also found a black shelf to hang in or entry, but I painted it white. Photo soon, with the display on it.


Garden Colors-
I love this time of year when things are really blooming! Here's some random shots of the front, and back-

 


I love pollinators!!!




Budget Gourmet Cooking-
I love to save money, like everyone. I'm also a bit of a foodie, and love gourmet/ethnic foods with a lot of flavor. One of my faves is  Nicoise Salad  It's basically a French salad with greens, various veggies, hard boiled eggs, and tuna steak under a tossing of vinaigrette dressing. I had bought some frozen tuna steaks on sale a while back, 3 for $5.00. That's a deal, so I froze them! I bought a few things today and fired up the water, made the potatoes, peeled the eggs, cooked the green beans. The recipe (above) is VERY flexible. I'll make this again when I have some garden tomatoes ready! And get some more tuna!

5 comments:

Susan said...

Happy Blogiversary! Time sure passes quickly, doesn't it? (Except for this month...) That salad is one of my all-time favorite summer meals. What beautiful flowering plants you have!

Nancy po said...

Yes it does! I love to have flowering plants, add some beauty to the place...

Ashlee said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!!

Beautiful pics, especially that shot of the lavender!

Kristina said...

You just reminded me that I have eggs I need to boil today. That looks yummy.

Nancy po said...

Thanks, and I love lavender! Hoping for eggs in 3 1/2 months :)

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