This is too cute!

If you are familiar with the Easter hymn
 "He Arose" you will get a kick out of this.
I just love these little boys and I don't even know them !

Wordless Wednesday

I just realized this is very similar to the W.W. logo!
To join us over at W.W.... click here !

Weekly Words to Live By

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.”

Join us over at  "Notes from A Cottage Industry".

Have you ever ...

come home after a busy day
and just want to relax watching a mindless comedy?
Tonight I watched
" I love you to Death "
with Kevin Kline
and Tracey Ullman

Joey works with Rosalie in their pizza parlor. She is convinced that he works all of the time for them and her world dissolves when she finds that he has been fooling around for years. Divorce is against her religion, so she and her mother and her best friend decide to kill him. Hopelessly incompetent as killers, they hire incompetent professionals as they beat, poison, and shoot Joey who remains oblivious to their attempts.

Not Academy Award material... but just what I needed.

Everything changes...

Why the name change?
Back in 2007 when I started this blog, I wasn't even sure what a blog was. My main interest at that time was my flower garden, thus the name "Suzy's Bloomers".
I thought it was a catchy name for a blog about flowers...
what I didn't realize was that apparently in a lot of countries they still call underwear "bloomers" and when I check my site meter, that's what many of my visitors are looking for...fancy panties!
Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up, depends on us.”
L. Thomas Holdcroft


1 can (17.5 oz) Pillsbury Grands! refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing

2 Tablespoons butter

1 cup chopped pecans

¼ cup packed brown sugar

4 teaspoons water


Bake cinnamon rolls as directed on package.

To caramelize pecans, melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat; add pecans. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until butter just starts to brown. Pecans can burn easily, so don't walk away from the stove. Add brown sugar and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until the brown sugar melts and bubbles, about 2 minutes. Spoon over buns while they are hot out of the oven.
Remove cover from icing; microwave on Medium (50%) 5 to 10 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over warm buns. Serve warm.

The choices we make..

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings,
but shorter tempers;

We buy more,
but enjoy it less;

We have bigger houses,
and smaller families;

More conveniences,
but less time;

We have more degrees,
but less sense;

More knowledge,
but less judgment;

We drink too much,
smoke too much,
spend too recklessly,
laugh too little,
drive too fast,
get too angry too quickly,
stay up too late,
get up too tired,
read too little,
watch TV too much,
and pray too seldom;

We have multiplied our possessions,
but reduced our values;

We talk too much,
love too seldom,
and hate too often;

We've learned how to make a living,
but not a life;

We've added years to life,
not life to years;

We've been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor;

We've cleaned up the air,
but polluted the soul;

We plan more,
but accomplish less;

We have higher incomes,
but lower morals;

We've become long on quantity,
but short on quality;

These are the times of fast foods
and slow digestion;

More leisure,
but less fun;

More kinds of food,
but less nutrition;

These are days of two incomes,
but more divorce;

Of fancier houses,
but broken homes;

These are days of quick trips,
disposable diapers,
throw away morality,
one-night stands,
overweight bodies,
and pills that do everything from cheer
to quiet, to kill;

We are called to make many choices,
that affect many people
and we live with the consequences.

Let our choices be the type that lift up God
and bring glory to His name.

Words for Life's Journey

“Among the things you can give

and still keep

are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.”
—Zig Ziglar
(1926-); motivational author, speaker