Friday, June 25, 2010


Feels funny not doing a Feature Friday today~please let me know if you would like me to feature your ETSY shop here on my blog. Even though I have FIRSTFRIDAYARTWALK this July 2, 2010 and it is Fourth of July Holiday weekend  coming up I will take someone for this next Friday! I have posted for people in my groups and so far no takers.........

I would like to share this quote with you something to think about for today~

"Self-love seems so often unrequited". Anthony Powell

YAY it is Friday finally. Christmas in July on ETSY is from the 15th to 25th so that is what I am working on and thinking about these days. I have been listing many small gifts in my shop to be ready for this event check it out HANDMADE IN NH I like to purchase small gifts throughout the year and tuck them away for Christmas. Shopping online has sure made a big difference in many people's lives.

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Emelia Belle joined Mom, Dad and sister Lilliana yesterday to create an even more beautiful family. I wish they lived near us we are in NH and they are in FL. May God keep them safe and well! My grandson is due to join us next month~I am a very excited Nana these days with the arrival of new babies. It seems like it was just yesterday when the first two children were born. They are still my babies, only 2 years old. I think I am more excited than anything to see Brady interacting with his brother Carter in person and Lilliana interacting with Emelia in pictures. Of course I can't wait to hold Carter and tell him how much Nana loves him. I was there moments after Brady was born, holding him. I will always feel an extra special bond with him. He is my angel born on my Mother's birthday.He is quite the little man these days with a zest for living life to the fullest. Curious about everything! Where do they get all of that energy from? Pictures of Emelia aren't available yet. I saw her on my son's phone though last night. She is very healthy looking nice chubby cheeks....sweet precious beautiful Emelia Belle welcome to this world!!!!!!!!

Weather today HOT again and the humidity is back up!!!!! We have stabilized the studio so that it is cooler and no humidity.......I think I actually got better sleep last night than I have in a long time or maybe I was really that tired! I feel refreshed today, alive, awake, happy!

To be listed soon at Glenna's Garden shop!

I like to eat lightly in the summer this is a really awesome salad!!!!!

The Summer's Best Pasta Salad

This recipe was copied to share with you! I have made different versions of this salad over the years but I thought this one looks so simple. I would even add some fresh herbs from my garden like basil.

1 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta (semolina or whole wheat, your choice)
5-7 cups assorted raw and washed vegetables
(I used broccoli florets, grape tomatoes, Vidalia onions, edamame, sliced mushrooms - you could also use cucumber, carrots, peas, or your other favorite vegies)
1 bottle (8 ounces) of your favorite *Zesty* Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup salad seasonings (I used McCormick Salad Supreme)

Basil planted in a pot from seed this Spring at Glenna's Garden

1. Cook the pasta according to directions on package. Rinse under cold water; drain well.
2. While the pasta is cooking chop, dice and slice your selection of vegies.
3. Put pasta and vegies in a large bowl. Add salad dressing and salad seasonings.
4. Toss to coat. Cover.
5. Refrigerate at least 4 hours to let the entire salad get cold and marinate the flavors.
6. OPTIONAL: sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese

This takes about 15 minutes to prepare - just about 2 minutes longer than it takes to cook the pasta!




  1. Congratulations on the new addition to your family. I know time flies the older we get, the faster it goes...have a nice visit with your grandson, Glenna, and keep up the good work. Your shop looks great! It was fun chatting with you last night!

  2. Congrats on the baby, you sound so thrilled, it is a shame that you are so far away. the blog is looking good, I am so glad that you have been working on it. I thought that I was following you, but I wasn't so now I am. keep up the great work!

  3. Very nice and cooling salad recipe... perfect for those hot months!

    Babies are so precious-all kinds of babies!

    "Self-love seems so often unrequited".~Anthony Powell Wow! Isn't that the truth!

    Enjoy the day! Sarah

  4. Thanks ladies I am so proud of baby Emelia. Thanks Eileen for your kind comments on my blog and for following. Doris thanks for your kind comments on my shop I am working hard these days. Sarah I love to eat light in the summer months and sharing recipes is enjoyable.