Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Making Pesto!!

I love Pesto...I order it often with pasta when we go out for dinner.
With all the fresh basil I had this summer,
I decided to make it at home.
This was the first time and although I loved it,
it was a lot of work and I don't know if I would make it again.
I had a recipe and I did take pictures,
of course.
 The ingredient line-up...

 I took my time...measuring and chopping.

 I toasted the pine nuts...

 and I love them but can someone please tell me why
they are so darn expensive??

 Everything goes in the blender...
it looks like a lot but you don't get much.

 Well, you do get a messy kitchen.
 That's it kids...

 it all blended down to this.

 I made an assembly line of sorts...

 Pasta, pesto, pine nuts, a few fresh diced tomatoes,
fresh parmesan cheese and

 a spring of basil, to make it look pretty!!
It was good, but a lot of work.
So do tell, what's been cooking in your kitchen??

Monday, September 29, 2014

To Knit With Love!!

I continue to knit, knit, purl, purl...I continue to love this
new to me craft!
 I finished two more hats...

this one is for a boy,

this one for a girl.
A slouchy hat in purple and gray, with a pom-pom.

I continue to make cute tags to attatch,
with information about the yarn and how to care for the hat.
Most of the yarns I have been using is Baby Alpaca,
if it has been dyed,
that information is included on the tag!!

If you would like to learn how to knit, Leanne is your girl!!
She taught me, back in May of this year.
I purchase all my yarn from the coop at Arrow Acres Farm.
It's a wonderful place to buy yarn and get great advice on knitting!!
September 24, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Jersey Girl...

Here at the Jersey Shore we have been having some really amazing sunset's,
I have missed most of them.
 This is my favorite place to photograph the sunset...

 at the Sunset Marina...
 right next to "Jersey Girl"!!
 It does not have to be spectacular...

to be really pretty and make me happy!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday Critters ~ 43 ~

Here is the final chapter in the Great Adventure Safari saga.
I love animals...and they are my favorite "thing" to photograph.
That's not really true...
favorite's are determined more by where I am and what's in front of me.
 I know you all "get" that.

 This was so much fun but our driver had a bit of a lead foot,
if you know what I mean.
I would have enjoyed a snails pace and a lot more stopping.
But all in all, we had a blast!!

Sharing my safari critters with
for Saturday Critters.

September 21, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Six Words Friday ~ Trip ~

What a "Trip"...

What a Ride!!

Sharing more fun from my "trip" to Great Adventure
on September 21st with
Adrienne at My Memory Art ~ Six Words Friday
Please stop by and share Six Words with my dear friend Adrienne.
Many thanks Adrienne for hosting Six Words Friday,
it's both challenging and fun!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Good Fences ~ Edition 27 ~

Sharing the elephants from my Off Road Safari...
If you missed the details of that adventure, they can be found here.
 I favored the elephants, they seem care free and easy.
Very loving to their offspring.

Fences to keep them in,

fences to keep everyone safe.
I loved this picture and the "slightness" of the fence!

Sharing today's necessary fences with my good friend
for Good Fences.
Stop by and consider joining in the fun, any fence or gate will do!!  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My Great Adventure...

The only thing I wanted to do this year for my birthday
Can you believe the nerve of those people...
closed on my birthday?!
I don't discourage easily, so we went on Sunday instead
and we had a blast!!

 The park was decorated beautifully for Autumn...
and the hubs and I enjoyed all the mums, pumpkins,
gourds and cornstalks.

 I told Chuck to kiss the skeleton...
I had no idea he didn't do it until I got home and viewed the pictures.
So...who's fun now??

Next chance I get, I'll show you the animal images from the
Safari Off Road Adventure.
It was definitely worth the wait!! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


The wild flowers in my garden are just gorgeous right now.
The bees are enjoying them almost as much as I am.

I loved the feeling of motion in this image!!

I enjoyed my walk in the garden today,
and I am thrilled with the state of these beautiful wild flowers!!

September 18, 2014