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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Weekending...

Hello everyone... 
How is your weekend thus far? 

We have been having cool but lovely weather here in Eastern Canada... 

Yesterday about 3 o'clock Terry came in and told me to get ready and we would go for a drive and then out to supper.. 
Hurrah:-)
I didn't even have to ask... grin.. 

Anyway I thought I would show you a couple of pics of our drive...
Came across this lovely bunch...  
Two gorgeous donkeys and two handsome horses.. 
Lovely barns and sheds, too... 

Then of course a drive is not complete in Terry's mind until you go on some old back road... 

We had to drive for miles as there was not any place to turn around.. 
I mentioned that I did not like driving on old back roads this time of day in hunting season.. 
It is the tail end and the hunters are probably getting itchy fingers.. 
If you know what I mean.. grin.. 

Well.. 
Nothing to worry about the man says because we are driving in a red truck.. 

Now could you argue with that logic??.. grin.. 
Not me.. 
We did finally get turned around and continued on a nice drive...

Lots of beautiful farms on this drive and the view was awesome.. 
Way far to the right there is the Big Stop.. 
There we shall dine... smile.. 

Took a little side road first, though and got this lovely farm pic.. 
My friend grew up on this farm.. 

Then we had our Supper at the Big Stop.. 
It is just a family restaurant that you find here and there through the Maritimes of Canada.. 
Good food and a pretty good price.. 
We ran into some friends and had a great time catching up.. 

Today dawned nice and bright and cool..

Another puttering Saturday, I guess.. 

I have decided to clean a cupboard or two a day and surely I will have them done in time for the celebrations.. smile...


This is my white restaurant dishes cupboard.. 
Well, this is one side.. 
The other pic did not turn out but you get the drift... 

I did inside and my friend cleaned the outside..


It was so good to get the windows cleaned again.. 
He had painted a bit and is cleaning the paint off.. 

See how my green onions are growing.. 

It only took a few days, too.. 
This idea is all over Pinterest.. 
Just cut the roots of your bunch of green onions off and put them in a glass of water and they will regrow.. 

Then I needed to refill my lavender salt scrub.. 


The link for that is HERE..

I like having one by my sink in the kitchen as well as my bathroom.. 
This old marmalade jar makes a perfect container for it.. 

Then I decided to get my bedroom ready for Winter.. 

Last night I nearly perished in bed.. 
We have a water bed as I have mentioned before and it is warm but I had the window open a ways ..
 If it had not been for Terry I would have had to get up and put an extra blanket on..But he is like a furnace, thank the Lord..  

Although, in the night he was wondering where he could steal a duvet....
That man is so funny sometimes.. 

So... 
Today I changed the bed from this... 

To this... 

This cover is a king size so the duvet fits under it ... 
The colors are more for Winter, too.. 
I even dug out my little snowman pillow.. 

Elaine who is one of my blogging friends wanted this recipe... 


For Banana Bread.. 

This is from a book called AT THE TOMATO.. 
A famous cafe I believe located in British Columbia.. 
Her name is Diane Clement and I love her recipes.. 

Here it is.. 
Banana Bread 
2 large very ripe bananas
1 tsp. baking soda
5 T. buttermilk
 ( I always have powdered buttermilk in my pantry)
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/3 cups of flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1   8x5 inch bread tin  loaf pan, greased...
1.  Mash banana and add soda and buttermilk and stir.. 
Let sit... 
2.. Blend butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in a bowl..
3..Sift flour and baking powder together.. 
4.. Mix all together just until blended.. 
350 degrees F. oven for 55 to 60 minutes.. 

I did not find it took mine that long to cook but that was probably because all I had at the farm was a larger bread tin and it was not so high.. 

Enjoy... 

As you can see here...

I did.. 
Just before I started writing this to you ladies..smile.. 

Hope you all have a blessed weekend.. 
Thanks for all of your kindness.. 
Dropping by and leaving your lovely notes.. 
Hugs... 

Tomorrow is the Lord's Day.. 

Psalms 122:1
I was glad when they said unto me, "Let us go into the house of the Lord;."

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36 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures.
    Thanks for taking me along for the ride.
    I love changing for the seasons too.
    Blessings
    Trace


    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  2. I like the kind of drives that end up somewhere, like at a restaurant :)
    It sure was a good day to get out. i was only out long enough to run biscuits and bread in town (I am told that they turned out-now hopefully no one from church would lie...lol)The rest of the day has been spent doing homework :( well except the hours that I was on the phone this afternoon :)
    I can't wait to hear about your day tomorrow... TTYL

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    1. Hi Linds... You were a busy girl.. I am sure your baking was delicious as always.. See you Saturday, Lord willing.. xo

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  3. Thanks for the ride, I love the photos. I'm with your Terry, give me the back roads any day, and a red truck would be nice too. Lovin' the dishes and the quilt! So nice to visit with you again! Blessings! your bedroom looks so inviting!, love your angel on the wall!

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    1. Hi Ann.. so glad your dropped by.. And for your sweet comment.. xo

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  4. Oh.... another lovely, lovely blog entry, I almost felt like I was there. Love your "winter bedroom", Faye.

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    1. Hi Mary Ann.. Loved having you and thanks for your lovely comment.. xo

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  5. This is certainly one of those warm fuzzies sort of posts.

    Love it.

    That last pic is so "me". And so is that last line. I can remember my Grammy - no matter where she was or when, if it was on a Saturday, and say they were out fishing and us grand kids were along - she'd always mention it to the neighboring fishermen (again, or where ever she would be!) - "Tomorrow is the Lord's Day! We'll see you at church!" I always wondered about that and now I catch myself thinking that way and wishing for the guts to say something to cause people to stop and think...more often.

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    1. Hi Bevy.. So glad that it is so you, too.. smile.. Thanks for visiting.. xo

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  6. I would love to meander down some country roads before the real winter sets in. :) As long as I have a good GPS ;-) Lovely photos, and you and Terry make a good team. Have a wonderful week, Faye. xo

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    1. Thanks dear Barbara... Yes, we have been a team for quite awhile now.. smile .. xo

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  7. Evening Faye, wonderful warm post, nice to travel the back roads, love the bedroom, looks warm and cozy.....Mmmmm, you always make me hungry.....Looks yummy.....Enjoy Sunday, Blessings Francine.

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    1. Evening, Francine.. Thanks for the lovely words and visit.. xo

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  8. Hey Faye , Elaine here , hehe , Thank you so much for the Banana Bread recipe ! Wonderful photos ! Love your bedroom decor to soo cozy ! Have a lovely Sunday my friend !

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    1. You are welcome, Elaine.. Thanks for visiting.. xo

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  9. Hello sweet and dear Faye Henry......back road cruising is for us, too. Jim loves those bumpy old one lane dirt roads! But I ove looking in the woods and across the meadow and etc. Cleaning a couple cupboards a day is how I do it, too. Doesn't seem like such a big job. I was so glad you posted tonight. I needed a wonderful diversion. You can do it, girl. Every post you write, I feel like I am right there with you guys. But I don't do windows!!!!!!! JK. I am getting tired and silly.

    Bless you, Faye.....and your family,
    Sue

    I love your quaint bedroom either way...so old fashioned and prim.

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    1. Hello there dear heart.. Thanks as always for your visit and sweet words.. Bless you and your dear family as well.. xo

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  10. Blessings on Lord's Day! I loved you pics. Thanks I may seen them. Your country is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment and visit, my dear. xo

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  11. Loved going on that ride of beautiful countryside! Even the view out the window your hubby is washing. Day trips are so muvh fun "dinner included".
    The new quilt on your bed is beautiful and cozy.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Earlene,,, Thank you for dropping by and for your sweet comment.. Take care, my friend.. xo

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  12. Your drive looks lovely! The horses are so cute. Sounds like a nice couple of days :)

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    1. Hi Tammy.. It was a nice weekend.. Take care..xo

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  13. Hi Faye;

    I love your quilt, it is very pretty.

    I haven't started decorating for Christmas yet, but I guess its time.

    Laurie

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    1. Hello dear Laurie... Thank you for your visit.. Do you think we need to start yet? In a few days, I guess.. it comes sooner than I think..xo

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  14. Your pictures are lovely. My Hubby always wants to drive on the back roads however many would consider every road we have here in Floyd a back road. Your bed is beautiful. I love the winter design. The banana bread looks delicious. Banana bread is a favorite here. I sometimes make it in my muffin tin instead of a loaf pan. Something different, I guess. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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    1. Hi Donna.. I am always so happy to hear from you.. Have a great week.. xo

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  15. Yum, yum, yum! The bread looks just scrumptious :) Thank you so much for sharing your lovely weekend :) m.

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Maria.. Always nice to hear from you..ox

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  16. My husband lost his job on Friday but you know what? It is okay! Our God is still on the throne and He will take care of us as He always has. We are always excited to see what His plan is and the outcome of this trial. We did get to spend the day with our son's family on Saturday and celebrate our second grandson's third birthday. What a blessing grandchildren are!

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    1. Yes, the Lord is faithful.. Take care, my friend.. xo

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  17. Faye, I absolutely LOVE your bedroom!

    The banana bread looks yummy---as all your food does. Your evening meal today about made me want to weep. Someday I should love to share a meal with you---who knows?!

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