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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Share A Coke : Is Your Name on the Bottles?

Is your name on the bottles in Coke's new campaign?  Not surprisingly, mine is not.  BUT there is a way to make a virtual Coke bottle with yours on it.

Tonya Travelstead

Just go to THIS SITE and follow the instructions.   Very simple and fun to do.  

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

P52 Fresh Georgia Peaches

Nothing says summer like peaches from Georgia (or South Carolina).  Juicy and delicious... my all-time favorite fruit.  I grew up eating these but never knew until we moved to Florida that you could eat the fuzzy peel.  Mmm...

A simple photo for P52 Week #26.  I'm #33.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Star Wars Weekend 2014 #sww2014

On Father's Day my husband wanted to go to Disney's Hollywood Studios to check out the Star Wars Weekend.  Here are few highlights from the parade...  LOTS of photos on Twitter #sww2014!


Pulling out this one for my P52 photo for Week #25.
I'm #31.

Tonya Travelstead #sww2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Amazon Instant Video--Lark Rise to Candleford

If you love British drama, check out this wonderful 4-season series that I just finished on Amazon Prime Instant Video... Lark Rise to Candleford.  Must have a Prime membership to view.

Lark Rise to Candleford

I SO enjoyed each episode.  So much in fact,  that I downloaded the book trilogy onto my Kindle reader to continue the journey.  :)  

Book Description:

At the end of the 19th century, Lark Rise – an isolated hamlet deep in the Oxfordshire countryside – was a rough and ready place, simple in its routines and narrow in outlook. Its people lived by the land, and the village year followed that of nature’s cycle, as it had done for generations. They laboured from dawn till dusk, and would often find themselves on the brink of poverty, yet, for all the hardship, the inhabitants of Lark Rise led a happy life. A country wedding, dancing on the green ‘until dusk fell and the stars came out’, the gathering of cowslips for the May Day garland, the beauty of the ripened cornfields, the Harvest Home feast of hams, plum puddings and beer – such unselfconscious, joyous moments turned their lives into ones of real fulfilment and pleasure...

Update April 2016: I looked for this series again last year and Amazon had removed it from its listings.   It has now appeared AGAIN on Amazon Prime so be sure to watch while it is still available.  I sure am.  :)  You'll so enjoy this one, especially the ladies in the house.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Front Yard Reflections

Mark 6:31 And He said to them, 
“Come away by yourselves to a secluded place 
and rest a while..."

We have a screened-in porch in our back yard / pool area but my husband and I really enjoy sitting in the front yard when the weather is nice and mosquitoes are busy elsewhere.  Neighbors walk or ride bikes by and say hello, the birds and squirrels are closer, and there's something about the totally open air that is remarkably different from the screened area.

These were taken over the weekend while we sat and talked after dinner.  Scroll down to the second and third photos and it looks like another couple had the same idea.  :)

I hope you have a quiet spot where you can relax and refresh after a busy day.  How do you relax in the evenings?

P52 Week #24 (I'm #26.)
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Simple Things: A Single Red Rose

So much beauty in the simple things such as this single red rose, my P52 photo for Week #23.  [I'm # 18 on the P52 site.]

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Luke 12:27  Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.

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