Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

Posts tagged ‘comfort food’

Only Time Will Tell

Well…..I knew it would be bad but only time will tell if she is able to pull herself out of this . The hoop (green ) house isn’t heated and it must have gotten awfully low on those cold nights.Even in cold weather the house can reach 90 degrees or better on a sunny day but even I can tell she took a real bump.But before the temps dropping for the second day I did harvest the remaining fruit. Total 37 lemons. And this was after selling a couple of dozen and giving away to family at least 2 doz and freezing a couple doz. for my self. Was this her ” last Hoorah”> Time will tell.


STOP: Don’t Mow

It is that time of the year when we need to mow ankle deep grass but don’t dare disturb the new growth of surprise lilies. They show up over night and are such a pleasant surprise. The most beautiful coral-red color, which looks faided out in the pictures but trust me….they are grand.



Sorry about the poor photo. Once while in high school I was blessed to have a dress this same color. It really is bright and well…can you tell I love this flower? Look them up…these pictures don’t do them justice. Nerine Bowdenll (maybe)is the official name…around here every one calls them naked ladies.( the leaves don’t show up until after the grand show is over.) Enjoy Your weekend.Maybe I will get a better picuture before they are gone.DSCN1986



CAS in the crafting world is’ copy and share’ or’ clean and simple’. Mine is the first. In one of my orders came this flyer from Echo Park Paper Co. Looked like a good design to CAS so I did on a card for the good neighbor who gave me the figs. The card is on the left. lol


I also got the mail out to my customer.  Some of this was all ready to go. A few had to be a late night project.


More Wins and Comfort Food

Rain,rain,rain. Cindy came and is having trouble leaving our house. The ground really can’t hold any more water.  I really don’t mean to complain and I do enjoy the sounds of rain fallin on the tin roof and the road crew did fix the washout in front of our house but really now….Move on Miss Cindy.

Wonders to behold….another blog win for little ole me. How can this be? Well.. spending a lot of time clicking through blogs helps and sometimes it pays off. This time it was Serendipity Stamps  and my goodness it was hard to decide what to get for the $20.00 credit. Finely settled on a new one for Christmas and a couple of more. The best was the discovery of great clear boxes for cards to be on display when I sell them at a store. Some of my newer cards have so much dimension a regular card fold just will not  hold them. This was a good find. Here are a couple of cards made with the new sunflower stamp.

Now on to comfort food. Why do we always , at least me, go for sweets? I know , like you know ,sweets are NOT good for us but that is always where I turn for comfort in the food world. These little chocolate goodies are just to good to be so bad for us. But they are quick and easy.

Peanut Butter Fudgies

2 cups sugar     2 1/2 Tbs, cocoa     1/2 cup milk    1/2 cup butter ( real please)

1/2 cup peanut butter      2 cups quick-cooking oats ( but I use old fashioned oats)

Combine sugar and cocoa in a large sauce pan and stir until smooth. Add butter.

Place over high heat and bring to a boil; boil 2 min. and remove from heat. add peanut butter and stir until melted; add oats and mix well.

Drop by spoonfuls ( I use a soup spoon ) on to waxed paper on a baking sheet. Cool

Making them on a day like today with all the rain is NOT a good idea. They have trouble setting up and stay runny to long. ( if you don’t finish them of before then )

Gotta go for now, but promise to be back with more cards soon. I have been busy trying to get things ready for sale. Come back and see.

Remember…This is the Lords day…Rejoice and be glad.