Sweet and simple things

Most often it is the little things that add sweetness to life.  I just need to be on the lookout more often for them!

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These lavender lemon shortbread cookies were such a sweet treat!  I forgot to add a sprinkle of granulated sugar on the tops of these.  The next time I made them, I added it and it does add a really nice touch!  I think it would make a perfect tea cookie.

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Fresh zucchini and Bok Choy from the garden!

 We love ♥love♥ love♥ stir fry for dinner and it was an extra special treat when it was made with some fresh ingredients from the garden!

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The tomatoes are starting to ripen!  The tomatoes are a special blessing this year because Abbie grew the plants from seeds.  The plants are bigger than any we have had before and there are lots of tomatoes to be enjoyed!

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Croquet!

We have played SO many games of croquet this summer and it fills our backyard with so much fun and laughter!  My husband thinks we need a new croquet set and he is right, but I think this one looks rustic and I like that.  If we do find a new one for a good price, we will keep using this one too and set up an even longer course and it will allow more people to play!  Even more fun!

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Italian night at our outside “home cafe”!  How fun this was!

On the menu:

Stuffed pasta shells

Green salad with Italian dressing

Italian bread

Sparkling grape juice

Gelato

Homemade apple pie ~ this was an extra treat as we had apples from our tree that needed to be processed!

It is such a blessing that so much joy can be found right here at home!

I hope this is a blessed week for you!

Drop by and say hello if you have a chance ~ I’d love to hear about the sweet and simple things you’ve been enjoying!

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10 thoughts on “Sweet and simple things

  1. Dear Sharon…such sweet and simple pleasures! I love all of your lovely photos! Thank you for sharing! Sweetest Blessings ♥ Teri

  2. Such a true post! I think the simple pleasures are always the best and most often overlooked. Thanks for sharing your pictures. God bless.

  3. I enjoyed all of your photos! And those cookies look delicious. I love shortbread cookies! I haven’t played croquet in years, it looks like so much fun! Thank you for sharing about your lovely summer days Sharon.

  4. We play a lot of croquet here, too. We have enjoyed introducing our grandchildren to the game the past few years…our set is a vintage one, too.

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