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Writing Abode

Writing Abode

I set out for a traipse
Through woodland of the green
To take a breath of purest air
To renew my senses keen

Enjoying was I my little stroll
When the thicket I came upon
Gave way to scarcely a path
Beckoning me to continue on

I followed minutely a trail
Which lead me to this place
Where a quaint little cottage
Had grown flowers as her face

She stood rather small
And wore a hat of mossy thatch
Lined with ribbon about the brim
That lead to a pond of rainwater catch

Morning glory enshrouded glass eyes
In dark I know must glow
Had I not looked for them
I fear that they would never show

Her mouth was of the deepest red
Where the antique rose now grows
And above it there, entwined by ivy
A wreath grew gaily as her nose

I stepped back and looked once more
Into those eyes of glory growing blue
Their temptation proved far too much
So I fulfilled my desire to peer on through

I could see small lamps were lit
Casting warmth of fragile glow
I grew lost, encumbered by thought

Nancy's Alfredo Sauce w/ Bread sticks in a bucket

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$40Gift Certificate GiveawayHERE This is another meal that is one of our family favorites. Michael requests my Alfredo each year for his birthday, and several times in between! Shawn usually grills chicken and/or shrimp and grills red peppers to. I steam broccoli and we serve them all with the Alfredo sauce over fettuccine noodles. You can serve this as a sauce over pasta dish to. On this occasion it was storming so we opted to brown the chicken in a sauce pan.
I'll just give you all the sauce recipe and you can add whatever meat or veggies you want.  It's yumalicious!

Nancy's Homemade Alfredo Sauce 1 stick butter 8 oz. cream cheese, 1 package (softened) 12 oz. fresh shredded parmesan cheese 4 cups half and half garlic powder (about 2 tsp or to taste) nutmeg (a generous dash)...optional  Fresh cracked pepper to taste
Add butter to saucepan and melt over low heat.  Add cream cheese and mash up lumps.  Add parmesan and stir.  Add half and half and continue stir…

Bird Cage & Transferware Tablescape

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 This table and tablescape was so fun to create!  I'll post about this unique table in a few days but am sharing my tablescape tonight.  Some of my favorite decorative things are birds, some of my favorite things, as you all know, is transferware and my favorite flowering bush is the hydrangea.   It was so fun creating a table with all three motif's.

The bird cage top is removable to I laid a sheer window curtain across the's a pretty teal green with olive leaves and pink and periwinkle hydrangeas.  I used to have this in my bathroom about 10 years ago.  I have a serious issue with getting rid of things.  I do try...but it doesn't always work out that way, for me.  I did give away some of the matching panels but I held on to this for some reason...and now I'm wishing I had them all! ;-)   
Anyway, the window sheer was the perfect thing to bring these pieces together for a pretty Spring table wit…