Saturday, October 16, 2021

Happy Homemaker in Texas


The weather . . . Fall in Galveston  is gorgeous.  We had a cool front on Saturday  I needed a light sweater  at 7:30 this morning.  By 10 it was gorgeous.  Mid 70's to low 80's everday!

How I am feeling  this morning  . . . Happy and Thankful 

On my mind . . . A busy week  with Tea Party  coming up. 

On the breakfast  plate . . .

Right now I am . . . Sitting in my comfy chair in the room where  we listen  to music, read and I make Junk Journals 

On Today's To Do List . . . Walk dogs, water plants, vacuum and play with  glue and paper.

Boil Eggs for Tuna Salad 

On my TV . . .  Soon The List Kitchen.  I love the shows on Magnolia  Network.  The Cowboy  watched My Name Is Earl the last few  days.  I also like Dr. Jeff. 

On the Menu this week  


Chicken and Dumplings and Salad


Shrimp  Scampi over Pasta and Salad


Left over Bar B Que  Chicken, Corn Fritters, Ranch Style Beans 


Pay Day will go grocery shopping.  Maybe Pizza since it is on sale.  Or find a Happy  Hour with good food options


Eat out


Sausage  Casserole, Fried Okra and Salad 


Beef Stew and Biscuits

From the camera  

We love to see the Fall decorated houses . . . 

Looking around the house 

It's  Beginning to Look like a home.  I enjoy Fall decorating 

New recipe I tried last week, or one that we really  enjoyed  

Planning  on baking these cookies.  I found the recipe  on Author  Melissa  Bourbon's website. 

To relax this week  I will

Walk to the beach  with  Lola. 

And maybe go out to dinner or lunch. 

Something  I want to share

Friday, October 15, 2021

Foodie Friday And A Ginger Cookie Recipe

 Welcome  that Rustic Dinner got a work out this week.  

And as if I wasn't  in the kitchen enough  already Author Melissa  Bourbon shared a cookie recipe I can't  wait try!  

Here's  what  I cooked . . .  

Ruby’s Ginger Cookies from Devil’s Brew Cafe

Ginger cookies are my absolute favorite! This recipe is my grandmother’s. We make them every fall (many times) and enjoy every last crumb.


3/4 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

2 1/4 flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp salt

Sugar to roll the cookies in



Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses.

2. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.

3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture. Combine well.

4. Roll dough into 3 inch balls. Roll in sugar to coat and place on uncreased cookie/baking sheet.

5. Bake until cookies puff up slightly and are lightly browned, approximately 10-12 minutes. 

Visit  Melissa's website  for more recipes and book information.

Click Here

The Tea Party  will be live on Monday!

Linking today at the regular  parties.  

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Thankful Thursday Cruising Galveston

 Hello today I am sharing  a few photos  from around town .

We've been enjoying finding Fall Theme decorated houses.  

The Thankful part . . . 

We live in Galveston  

I met the sweetest  young mom. 
They were finishing  up lights.
They have a 3 year old.  There are
lots of kids in their neighborhood.  

I got tickled at the dog in the window.  It kept  barking.  I guess protecting his family from the crazy lady taking pictures  of his home. 

I chatted with the owner a bit.  And she told us where a really cool house to see was located  a couple  blogs away. 

So cool it needs no narrative  from me. 

I tried  really hard to get this shot thru the fence. 

There is a Tea pot on the table and a cat laying  in the chair.  

Speaking  of Tea . . .

Hope to see you for Tea.  
This is a link party! Plan to come by and link your Tea Party  posts!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Hello Fall Mini Beach House Home Tour

 Good Morning.   Have I ever told you  that Fall is my favorite  season?  

I don't  think I did LOL because  I think I just realized  It! 

(bonking myself on the forehead!)

I Heart Fall

I've added a few Fall touches  to the little Beach House we now call home. 

Feel free to take a peek around my little nooks and crannies... 


Thanks  for stopping  in.  I am still working  on more Fall touches.  I hope  you came back soon. 

And don't  forget  the Tea Party  next week. Plan your own Tea Pa post and come over and link up! 

Linking at the regular parties  

How To Take A Pig to Tea . . .A Let's Pretend Tea Party & Invitation to Tea

 How To Take A Pig To Tea

Basic Etiquette   

Etiquette  is important  when going to or planning  a Tea Party.

Especially if your a Pig 🐖

Of course you must be dressed properly.   

Pearls are essential  

The hostess  would love flowers 💐 

It is proper to EAT WITH YOUR FINGERS . . . 

If you have fingers

If you don't  have Pearls a Tiara is a must! 

And always  leave when the party is over . . . 

Your invited  to Tea!  Come  and join us beginning  October  18. 

Plan A Tea Party  and link your posts.   

You'll meet some great Authors that will be chatting  about Tea. 

So polish  your Tiara and dig out your Pearls and come join us for Tea! 

Linking at the regular parties