“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart”
Wishing each and everyone a Happy New Year!
After declaring I would not, I finally did it-I joined Instagram last January! And much to my surprise, I have actually enjoyed this form of social media. But the real unbelievable news is that Butch joined Instagram after we started blogging! He does not do Facebook and had often stated he would not be involved in any social media-but the blog was the game changer!! I am still learning that oftentimes what we say we will never do, we end up doing! I know that many of my friends are not on Instagram, so I decided that I would share some of my images that have not been used on the blog previously. As I began to write the captions, I realized the photos that I had chosen had something in common. Flowers…food…reading…coffee…all things that I love and are all a part of our everyday living!
A favorite 3 pm winter time pick-me-up…espresso and dark chocolate!
Ice and snow on the rose arbor!
Valentine’s tablescape…hearts and pearls!
Valentine’s Day red velvet cupcakes for my sweetheart!
Running has been an important part of my everyday living!
Watching Mom and Dad with their eaglet on the Berry College live cam!
Beignets with sautéed apples and house made vanilla bean ice cream at Satterfields in Birmingham
Our snowball bushes loaded with blooms
Reading is a passion and Francine Rivers is a favorite author
Sage in full bloom in my herb garden
My beautiful Mother on my wedding day!
Farm to table salad with spinach, toasted pecans, strawberries, Stone Hollow goat cheese! Perfect!
Beautiful orchid to brighten my day and my powder room
Crusted red snapper with sticky coconut rice, spinach, red onions, peppers, pineapple and papaya salsa, and vanilla rum butter sauce at our favorite beach restaurant, Cafe 30A, in Seagrove, FL
Singing with Butch! When he picks up his guitar and starts to sing…it still melts my heart!
My favorite chef, Frank Stitt’s fried green tomatoes at Bottega Cafe in Birmingham
Silhouetted on the pier at Weiss Lake as we watch a beautiful sunset!
Summer’s bounty from my garden!
A favorite summertime lunch…local watermelon with fleur de sel
Southern summer on our patio!
Whole wheat waffles with fresh fruit, peanut butter, and honey in cute retro Hibiscus Cafe in Grayton Beach, FL
Our small courtyard
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
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