Tuesday 14 February 2017

The Simple Woman . . .


FOR TODAY, February 14, 2017

Outside my window...
It is dark and very cold, but the skies are clear and the moon is shining as brightly as a new penny!  Happy Valentines Day Everyone!💝 

I am thinking ...
Glad to get yesterday over with and now Todd's radio therapy can go ahead.  They said he should get a letter within a couple of days.  He will probably start next week.   Also glad to get my diabetic eye screening done.  The technician said everything looked good, but again I should get a letter within a few weeks.  I was happy that I was able to get home again on the bus on my own steam.  It didn't seem to affect my eyes as badly as it did the last time.

In the kitchen ...
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Chicken and Pancetta Baked Jacket Potatoes.  Scrumptious!  A great re-use of leftovers that tastes wonderful and doesn't break the bank!

On my "To Cook" list ...

Canneles from Eat Little Bird.   I love Canneles.  I tasted my first one in a town called St Emilion in France and it was gorgeous. I just need to find the moulds   . . .  which is probably the hard part!

Good to know ...

From Holistic Living.  Can't hurt to take note.

I am creating ...

From Jenni Designs.  This would go together really quickly.   I have a ton of yarn to use.  A free pattern.

Coul'Heure.  Complete tutorial to make these paper cases.  So lovely.  It is in French but fairly easy to follow.

The Classic Pin Cushion.  A complete Tutorial.  From Fibrelucious.

Gingermelon.  I love her work.   These are adorable. Free Pattern/Tutorial.

The Prudent Homemaker.  Felt Paper Dolls.  A free tutorial.  So cute!

I am reading ...
Still looking!  Help!!

I am looking forward to ...
Seeing Lura and John in April and Valerie and Steve in May!  So much to look forward to!

Dreaming about ...

Pretty spring coats  . . .

A bluebird welcome  . . .

Greengate china  . . .

Yes please  . . .

Perfect  . . . I love this.

Something to watch ...

 Riverdale on Netflix.  It's Archie and Veronica as you have never seen them.  Quite good.  Intense.

A favourite quote for the day ...

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A picture one for today  . . . coz its true.  You ARE gorgeous, inside and out!

Makes me smile ...


  Did you know that no two noses are the same?   They are like our fingerprints.  All of those little nubbles on a dog's nose are in a distinct pattern.  And people say there is no God  . . .

One of my favourite things ...

Chocolate covered pretzels.   I love them.  It is the sweet salty thing.   Have you ever had a Pretzel Rod?  I had one in Ketchum Idaho and it was gorgeous.  You never see pretzels that big over here!  Wow!  This one was dipped in caramel and then chocolate and it was the best tasting thing ever!  To.  Die.  For.

Corners of my Kingdom ...

The Old Bridge at Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides. Scotlan.  Tis on my bucket list  . . .

And that's my daybook for this week!

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 Wherever you go and whatever you do, I hope there's a great day ahead of you! Don't forget!

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 And I do too!


  1. Good morning Marie. Today has been a little cooler and i have enjoyed that. I loved the treasures you have shared today. So many things to choose or do and so little time or energy.

    Glad your appointment went well. Will yo u be able to go with Todd next time?

    God bless your day and love to you always.

  2. I will not be able to go with him for the radiation as he is getting hospital transport and only the patient is allowed on that unless they need a carer! It is just as well I have my book to work on and keep me busy. glad today has been cooler for you. Love and hugs xoxo

  3. Glad your appointments went well. Happy Valentines

  4. Happy Valentines Day! So glad everything went well for both of you yesterday!

  5. Glad too the appts went well..I just finished a book that just dragged on sorry to say i skipped many pages..everyone's tastes are different:)

    I have made cannelés but not in those beautiful copper molds..exhorbitant prices..once Carol on PB showed some in Paris that were on sale..

    but I was not there..my mold is Silikomart..it works very well and you can get a dark finish..

    should make some again..


    The copper ones..are ap $40 each here..I did see on Amazon..Canada..$149.00 for 4..Amazon USA $40 for 4..
    Some at 12 .50 euros..in France..each..the list goes on and on..

    I have the onse she used in the recipe..which is the exact recipe I used once..

    my mold is rusty color/ red..

  6. Thanks Linda! Happy Valentines Day to you also! xoxo

    Thanks Pam! Happy Valentines Day! xoxo

    Thanks Monique! I will look for a silicone mould and use this recipe since you have used it and it worked. Unless you can recommend a better one? I love Canneles! xoxo

  7. Happy Valentine's Day, dear Marie!! So glad you and Todd are doing OK... Prayers coti ue to fly your way from here! ;) LOVE me some chocolate covered pretzels! And chocolat-covered pretzel rods--all the better! My sister makes those for Christmas treats... mmm... I love Greengate china... *swoon* ... And Gingermelon's felty designs at Craftsy are sooo cute! Hope ypu are having a LOT of cute and swwet happening today! LOVE YOU LOTS!! ((BIG HUGS))

  8. I love your weekly DayBook entries; so fun! I am so happy that Todd can start his treatment. No fun, but will be so good to get over. I am grateful that your eyes are OK. I just went in for a puckering Macula and the eye doctor feel like it isn't bad enought to do surgery; which made me so happy. The food items look yummy. Thanks for the cancer warnings; I do look through them. The crochets look lovely. My favorite craft is the felt paper dolls; so cute. I loved paper dolls growing up. I love the china and decor. You always choose some awesome items and decor that I love too.
    I do love how God's creations are so unique and individual. Cute photo of the dog nose; love our Sammy's cute nose.
    Such a lovely photo of a corner of your kingdom.
    Loved it all! Big Hugs~

  9. Thanks Tracy, I will try to visit you today! I am so happy you are back blogging! Love and hugs. xoxo

    Thanks LeAnn! I am so glad that you won't need surgery! Whew! That's always a relief. Love you! Big hugs back! xoxo


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