What a treat today to turn off the AC and open up all the windows and doors. It was one of those perfect days in the 70's with sunshine and a cool breeze. More thunderstorms are moving in tomorrow and then a sizzling weekend.
Me and my mom hit up a little antique shop recently and I found this wooden pocket letter box which I hung on my kitchen wall. All I need is a rotary dial phone next to it, right?
I also found this red and white tea tin which is now filled with tea bags.
Puttering around the house today, I stacked suitcases in front of the fireplace box. After all, I'm not using the fireplace this summer.
Played with hues of blue on the buffet. Right now, the wall above the buffet is blank. I'm starting to look for a large metal or wooden decorative piece to go on this wall. I think I'll hit up Kirklands.
Made a lentil-veggie salad for mine and hubby's lunch.
1 lb. cooked lentils
1/2 English cucumber, quartered
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup multi-colored bell peppers, diced
1/4 pkg. broccoli slaw
3 green onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
1/8 cup vinegar*
(*I used chive; white wine, rice or any other "light" vinegar would work)
1/2 lemon, juiced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour over lentil-veggie salad and stir well to mix.
Welcome to my neighbor's weed garden. :-o Seriously, this is what he calls it. He keeps his lawn mowed, but that's where it ends. There's another smaller patch like this by his front door. And the hostas by his driveway that another neighbor planted for him one year, are also overtaken by four foot high weeds. He jokes about his weed gardens and is a nice neighbor, so we try to overlook this jungle, although it doesn't make for a pleasant view out my kitchen window. You don't think he minds that I snipped a few of his Queen Anne's Lace today, do you?
I think his weeds look much prettier in my bathroom.
As this beautiful day winds to a close and the pussy cats are now all napping ~
Monkey in my son's bed...
Clementine on a kitchen chair...
And Zippo in my office, expressing his sentiments...
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