Thursday, March 22, 2012

Today's love list

 Something I love over here on the Lemonade Makin' blog, is a good post about, well...what I love.  You know?  I'm sure you've picked up on that by now.  The world needs more of that so I'm here to spread it around.  I love hoodlums with scuba masks at 4:00 in the afternoon.  I love the pre-vacation excitement as we begin the single digit countdown. I also love that I'm going to watch the Hunger Games tomorrow night with a bunch of our book club friends and our spouses.  I can't stop thinking about it!!!
 I love asparagus.  I also love roasting it on a baking sheet with olive oil and sea salt at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes.  I love watching hoodlums sneak spears of it behind my back as I set the table. I love eating it with salmon.  Mmmmmm.  Also, and this has nothing to do with asparagus, but I love Philip Phillips on American Idol.  If that boy made a record today, I'd buy it. 
 Okay here's something I love like crazy.  My daughter creating her own outfits.  After she got her little cute hair cut, she's been mixing up scarves and accessories and layering patterns and colors and I LOVE it!  She gets more girly each year which is a total dream for me, because I'm about as girly as they come and we're talking about the five year old that proclaimed she "hated pink" with a foot stomp or two.  (I was very respectful of that, and started buying blue and lavender, but pink is creepin' back in, of her own choice now.  I love it.)
 
 I love quick and easy dinners.  Thai green curry chicken... I chop up some chicken breasts and brown them in coconut oil, toss in a couple spoonfulls of green curry paste, a can of coconut milk, and a tsp of brown sugar.  Let it simmer and thicken and roughly chop some fresh thai basil.  Sprinkle that on top and serve over hot rice or alongside green beans.  Yum in about 15 minutes time.  Love that.
Little socks with pom poms!  Oh how I love that.  I remember wearing those when I was Ava's age!  I love how everything does come back.  But I draw that line at legwarmers.  I'm not going there again.

I love American girl.  We are so sucked in... we read all the sweet little stories again and again.  It's nice that Ava can curl up and read them for herself now.  (Though I still sure do love cuddling with my hoodlums and reading to them.)
I love wrapping up bible studies.  I'm just finishing Beth Moore's James study.  Talk about convicting in so many ways... I am glad I took my time to navigate my way to the end.  Now I have to find another one to jump in.  I love starting a brand new study so much!  Any suggestions out there for a good study to do by yourself?
I love my first spring trip to the garden center.  Obviously that hasn't happened yet.  But when it does, I'll love it.  And I'll love filling up my little gray chalkboard pots with herbs. 
I love blue mason jars but for some reason I never splurge and buy them.  My friend Kristin gave this to me last week and I love that I own one now!  Perhaps it will be the start of a collection!  (I don't really collect things.. I'm just saying... if I was going to collect something, a blue mason jar would be a good place to start. Know what I mean?)

What's on your love list today?


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31 comments:

  1. Those socks bring back so many memories of my childhood. I didn't know they still make them. My sign arrived today. Thank you so much it is awesome. Can't wait to hang it up!

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  2. I'm in the middle of Girls Gone Wise by Mary Kassian. I wasn't to sure about it at first but I'm learning a lot now. It's full of ways to be a Godly woman by contrasting a wild girl in Palms 7. (i believe it ch 7, but don't quote me on that.) I'm doing it with a group but u could so do it alone. They have free printable questions for each chapter. BTW thanks for always pointing out God in Ur life it is a daily incouragement.

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  3. study to look into is "You're Already Amazing" by Holley Gerth and the girls at (in)courage ~ starts up next week, Monday to be exact. Love the pom pom sock...Remember wearing them with my tennis shoes in the 70's - ok that's dating me....and Phillip Phillips rocks!

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  4. I love that I have grilled asparagus in my fridge right now for tonight's supper! I love being blessed to see the sun come up on my early morning walks. I love that I know my boy is home with me, safe and sound and able to learn in his own way, his own time. I love that I can walk into my yard and survey the efforts of our food garden, knowing that soon we will be enjoying the most fresh produce there is. I love learning things about what it's like on the other side of the country in your day-to-day. I love having the avenue of blogging.
    Happy weekend, Sasha & family!

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  5. Roasted asparagus and salmon is my favorite meal. I add grated parm to the asparagus right before I take it out. So good! I also like to wrap puff pastry around each little guy with butter and parm. My son is gluten free now so won't be making those for a while. I love Phillip Phillips too. Dated a guy named Phil Phillips in high school...several decades ago. LOL And I can't wait to go see Hunger Games on Sunday. Enjoy reading your blog! So much in common today. Have a blessed day!

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  6. That Phillip is my fav too. Love that he's true to himself. You don't find that very often. Love the mason jar...best way to keep your brushes;) Happy weekend friend. Wish you were here to hit the Hunger Games on Sat. Gonna be SO fun!

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  7. your girl's fashion reminds me of my girl's fashion. only, i still dress her since she's only 1. so what does that mean? ha ha!

    slightly coveting your blue masons. i want some too. i went to the best vintage store in all the land when i was home in Cali last summer - they had blue masons there, except for $25!!! no, thank you. i don't want them THAT much. ; )

    have a weekend full of more lovely's, my dear!

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    1. Oh girly you have to come shop with me... I've found them for $10! (Which is kind of silly when you think, "and why didn't I pick them up and get them?")

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  8. I love that I am going to watch the Hunger Games this afternoon with my teenage daughter and niece...one because I want to see the movie and two, because they asked me!

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  9. i love your list of loves.
    and i'm SO trying that recipe, thanks! :)
    asparagus...YUM!
    american girl books...LOVE!
    Bible studies...if you find a new one, let me know. i'm looking, too.
    blue ball jars...if you need any, i have a SOURCE! it's a back woods Amish store, and i can get them for $3.00!
    i have waaay too many!
    blessings!
    xo

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    1. Oh we may have to talk.... I definitely think I need a few more! AND I could toss one into my next giveaway!!

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  10. oh, phillip phillips? i love love love him. i try not to smile too big when we're watching so my hubby doesn't think i like phillip more than him, but he is just too good--and colton! the way he scrunches up his nose....

    i totally forgot about pom pom socks, can't say i miss 'em either though! but, i've been reading gobs of american girl books. i'm teaching a class at our homeschool co-op about the historical dolls. it's been super fun!

    we're seeing the hunger games on saturday. i can hardly wait--you're lucky you get to go tonight, i'm sooo jealous!!

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  11. I love asparagus too! I found it as an adult and am glad that I didn't waste my precious young adult years hating it :) I also very much love our daughters' shared uniqueness in their outfit choices. I know as they grow older they will want to conform more but I'm loving this stage!

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  12. Love asparagus too. What a refreshing blog. I love peaking in to your world. Glad I found your blog.

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  13. Where can you get the blue Mason jars? Thanks for your blog, love it! Marla L.

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  14. You need to come garage sale here in Indiana. I bought a box of blue Mason jars - I think there were a dozen or 16 in the box - however many jars a box holds - several are from different times - have different font - and it was only $12.

    Also I'm trying to work my weekend around going to see "The Hunger Games" but my weekend is not cooperating. Grrr!

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  15. I must be from Mars because I have never heard of the Hunger Games before this movie thing!

    I love spinach & avocados can't get enough of either!

    Have fun at the movies!

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  16. Sasha, psss..I emailed Kelly from thirtyone and she said unfortunately they don't ship to Canada...Soooooo I was wondering if I could have my order shipped to you and then would you ship to me??? If you don't want to go that route I understand ~ Patricia

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  17. Philip Phillips! LOVE him too! I like Colton too, but Philip the best. I LOVE that you LOVE asparagus! Me too. :)

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  18. Such an inspirational post! And a big YUM to roasted asparagus!

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  19. I love roasted Asparagus too. Soooo good. I wish my kids would sneak some like yours do. =)

    I haven't done the James study but I have a few weeks left in the David study. so good.

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  20. I love your list. I've never done asparagus with sea salt but that sounds awesome. I love it with slices of garlic, all roasted up.

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  21. I love beautiful sunshiny days in Western WA! ☼

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  22. Sasha,
    I have a small collection of blue masons that I have been collecting since we lived in Pennsylvania...and I gotta tell ya, that is where to find them cheap. I have several that I bought for a couple of dollars a piece. Some of them have the old zinc lids with them too.

    Pom Pom socks reminds me of my childhood as well...and you won't believe this, but I just had salmon and roasted asparagus for dinner tonight. Yummy stuff! : )

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  23. Here is a bible study that I will be participating in, I guess it's kind of like doing it by yourself. You can certainly do it at your convenience.
    http://melissataylor.org/. Untroubled heart by Micca Campbell led by Melissa Taylor.

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  24. I stumbled upon your blog tonight, and I have to say that I've enjoyed myself tremendously. I just loved your "You know you're a blogger if"....

    I too photograph everything ... bugs, clouds, raindrops, puddle splashes, etc. You never know when you'll get an amazing photo. I keep my camera on continuous shoot, and sometimes I get rewarded with an awesome photo.

    Rest assured, I'll keep coming back to see what's happening here.
    Hugs, Edna B.

    http://missednasplace.blogspot.com

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  25. Okay so you may already know this and it's probably really expensive but there is an American Girl store at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood with a cafe so you can eat with your doll right next to you in a little chair of her own. At 25 I would feel really silly doing it but would of had a blast as a kid. Thought of your not so little any more girl when you mentioned you read the books.

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  26. Oh my gosh, I just finished up Beth Moore's James Study too! WOW! I do believe I cried through every single video... and my small group time was amazing... and the homework life-changing! And now I'm so sad it's over... whatever will I do next?

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  27. I just discovered the author Sharon Jaynes. Her book entitled..."The Power of a Woman's Words" really stepped on my toes....I mean....ministered to me. I didn't think I had a problem with my words but the Lord spoke to me in each and every chapter. I would highly recommend .it. I am finishing up on her book, "Your Scars Are Beautiful to God" and it was an encouragement and challenge to me also. Love your blog. Love your sweet, sensitive spirit. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. hi there, love your blog. so i wanted to know how do i begin a self bible study? are there free studies out there??thx!

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