Saturday, June 15, 2013

Glenn Close at 66

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Note to Self:  Look at this picture every time I even think of letting my hair grow long.  And never wear dark lipstick, and tone down the light  blonde color to medium golden blonde.  

Okay, so maybe she was a few years younger in the picture below but oh what a difference golden blonde hair and warm peachy makeup is compared to platinum over processed hair and harsh makeup.

Wow, is this a huge wakeup call for us over 60 women! 

And for the record, I'm a huge fan of Glenn Close and have always thought she was a very attractive woman.  Maybe she's playing a role in the picture above.  Just sayin….

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The Golfer's Christening - Jeanne Robertson

 

My daughter-in-law, Deanna introduced me to the humor of Jeanne Robertson and  I just adore this feisty southern woman.  I follow her on Facebook and she posted this video today, it's her favorite Father's Day story.  If you want a chuckle, just watch, this woman is an All American Treasure... 
 

 

If you would like to follow her on Facebook, here is her link...

Thursday, June 13, 2013

P.O.S.H.

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I was looking at my Country Living feed on Facebook, and was able to link to to P.O.S.H. (Posh Chicago) and, as always, I'm amazed at what you can find and buy online.  Without ever leaving your house, the world really does come to you, it's a beautiful thing.
 

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Their store is located in downtown Chicago, and they have great online shopping.

These are a few things that caught my eye.  Love the cow butter dish, and the glass jugs and carrier are perfect for summer flours from your garden.    This site is chocked full of retro items, be sure and browse their accessories.

Yes, I know you want the click,, here it is ~ enjoy...
 

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Don't Let Me Down, The Beatles

 

 

My friend, Jean, sent me the link to this video this morning.  Oh, this little guy is just precious, and so smart!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Grammie's post stories about the grandkids, it's what we do...

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Of course I think Abby's antics are positively hysterical, the rest of you, probably not so much.  But, hopefully, my blog archives will be intact when she is grown and she will be able to look back at the stories of her life that she would never know about had it not been for my Daily Dish.

This is Lindsay's recent Facebook post.  Abs is totally obsessed with Finish Dishwashing Liquid, and last weekend, she told me she also liked All.  Too bad Art Linkletter isn't still around, oh the stories we all have.  

My friend Trisher's Hayden, who's three, told her grandma last week  that she shouldn't go up on the rocks, because "Boys and Ivy are up there."  

So this is Lindsay's Facebook post, it's so funny...

It can't help but feel personal that Miss A is totally obsessed with Finish. Yes Finish, the stuff for the dishwasher. When she saw the commercial for the first time, she looks at me and says "I wish that I would have Finish. It would make my house sparkle." I tried to gently explain that's not how it works and after she saw the commercial a couple more times (thanks Nick Jr) she realized it was just for dishes.

However, that didn't lessen her desperation for Finish. After leaving the grocery store on Tuesday, Ry called from wherever he was last week and Miss A wanted to talk to him. The first thing she did was tell him she was mad at me for not getting her Finish. So, because he is awesome like that, he brought her some as her special surprise he always brings home from trips. Girlfriend straight up lost her mind. All day she has been telling me I need to put dirty dishes into the dishwasher so that she could put Finish in and they will be sparkly and wonderful. She always ends with, "You need help with dishes, don' cha?" 

Apparently. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Who does Ben look like???

My little grandson is ten months old, and  quite the little man now.   Yesterday, one of my relatives posted a picture of Daddy as a small boy on our family Facebook Group, and I'm thinking, wow, Ben looks like Daddy.

 

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So I took  little Ben's picture, made it sepia, and then aged it, put it side by side with Daddy as a small boy, and guess what, I don't think he looks like Daddy at all.  I'm still thinking he looks like his good looking Grandpa Woodard.  I think it's the chin that looks similar to Daddy, but that's about it.

Aimee also posted this picture of Daddy when he was a young man.   And my John does look like Daddy, a lot!

Facebook is such a good thing, I would have never have seen these pictures, had it not been for Aimee's posting.  It's just wonderful to see his beautiful eyes again, it's hard to believe, but he would have been a hundred years old this past April.   

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Jan's Summer Garden 2013

 


I love my patio in June.  By July, hot weather has hit, and plants are stressed, but right now everything is lush and green.  It's amazing how many plants I can stuff into such a small area.  Where there's a will, there's a way.

Sorry about the shaky video, I'm such an amateur when it comes to these things...

~ Jan

Low Carb Pasta

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Hubby and I were out and about this morning, we stopped at Sam's for a rotisserie chicken and then went to Bed Bath & Beyond because I've been wanting an Oxo Julienne Peeler.

I'm doing low-carb this summer.  Yes, again, and I've read in lots of forums about making faux pasta with zucchini, and I tried doing it by hand, and let me tell you, it was a royal pain in the patootie, it just didn't work for me.    I'm all bells and whistles, the gadget queen here, and this morning I was on a mission, I wanted that peeler.  If you want it, too,  here's the link.

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So, $8.50 later, (I had a coupon) I walked out of the store with the niftiest little gadget I've had in a long time.  I came home, laid my zucchini on the cutting board, peeled a slice, and it didn't work.  Huh, I tried it again, nope, it just kind of mangled the zucchini.  So I'm fast getting frazzled, because I  was so excited about this thing and it's a total bust, but thank goodness for hubby.  I hadn't peeled off the blue coated covering of the blade.  Sheesh!

So then I started pulling it across the zucchini, and it made the most wonderful shreds.  I was practically jumping up and down.  Okay, so that's a stretch, but I was very impressed.  I quit when I got to the seeds, you don't want to use the seeded part,  just the meaty part.  Some people peel zucchini, I didn't,  I happen to like the peeling.  I've read reviews that if you julienne carrots it can dull and bend the blades, but I'm just using mine for zucchini and squash, so no worries.

Into the skillet it went with a little extra virgin olive oil that John and Deanna brought me from Italy, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and a clove of smashed garlic, and I just tossed the zucchini until it was warm, I wanted it "al dente" not mushy.

And this picture is my result.  I'm so impressed, the flavor of the zucchini isn't strong or overpowering in the little strips, the texture is right, the look is right.  And the taste?  Well, of course it isn't pasta, but it's a close second.  Next I'm making meatballs, and marinara sauce, and pesto sauce, and alfredo sauce, and, and, and...

Oh, ladies, this is a good thing.  This is a really good thing!

~ Jan, doing the happy dance here...

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Commodores, Easy

 

 


This is stuck in my head today.  Now it's stuck in yours, no thanks necessary ;o)

Peanuts is timeless, circa 1969

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Who says you can't remove spilled wax from clothes...

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I managed to spill candle wax all over the side of my coral capris last weekend.  Well, I also splashed it on the wall, but we're not going to address that.  Poor hubby will have to deal with it.

So, now I have candle wax all down the side of one leg, and I'm not a happy camper.  I go online read how to remove it, and gave it a try.  First I took a knife and scraped off as much of the wax as I could, somehow managing to do it without tearing a hole in the fabric.  Then I took a paper towel, and set my iron to medium, put the paper towel over the stain, and kept going over the paper towel with my iron so that the wax would absorb into the paper towel.  Finally, I poured alcohol over the stain and rubbed it in.

Into the washing machine it went, but first I rubbed it with detergent, and when I took it out the stain was gone.  I was really surprised, a I don't usually have good luck with this type of thing.

Now about that wall….

It's National Iced Tea Day

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They have a National day for everything it seems.  But I am a fan of fruit flavored tea.  Mother always put orange slices in her tea, and I've been a huge fan of doing that my whole life.  People are always surprised, they expect lemon.  But don't forget peach slices and raspberries when they are in season.  It's a good thing...

 

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And if you don't mind the calories, Nashville Fruit Tea is just amazing.  I had it for the first time at HRH Dumplings,  a great little restaurant in downtown Franklin.  I posted the recipe a few years ago, five to be exact, on Jan CAN Cook.  Here's the quick link...

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