Monday, July 26, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Monster!

Welcome. It's Blue Monday! It's all about blue today.

Each week some link in without blue or without the link. They are deleted, and I hate that part of my "job."

So please, folks, put the Blue Monday link on your post before you link into Mr. Linky.

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Ever since the first day of spring, this giant blow-up Blue monster has been on display in front of this Kia car dealership that faces a busy street in Tampa. It's summer now, but I finally have the time to post my pictures. So although it's been taken down, we can all still [:blink:] over it.

When I first saw it, I knew it'd be a perfect Blue Monday post! I took this picture through our tinted windshield.

Now, THAT's Blue!
Then Johnny actually pulled over and got out of the car to take this shot!
What a cooperative husband!

Looking at the size of this Blue monster, I wonder how it can help car sales.
Would sales have decreased rather than increased!
What do you think? Would this Blue monster entice you to buy a car?

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Jill, CA
2. ellen b -
3. QuintessentialMagpie-Giveaway
4. AnneFannie
5. Candy @ The Little Round Table
6. {oc cottage}
7. Cabin & Cottage
8. Rajesh, India
9. Mary@OnePerfectBite
10. Dena E Dream Doodlers
11. Online Mommy's Corner
12. Self Sagacity
13. Little World of Fun
14. Fifi Flowers
15. Pie
16. mizhelle
17. Milla
18. LaVoice
19. Boogieboard Cottage~Beach Mosaic
20. Riet, Holland
21. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
22. Petty Things in Life
23. Bella @ The Art of Living Beautifully
24. Maboe, Norway
25. foto CHIP - Birgitta
26. Shannara
27. ChieWilks
28. Siromade AustraliaAnimor Australia
29. Daygazers
30. Hagemor Norway
31. Rinkly Rimes
32. lani , taiwan
33. Belle
34. hip chick
35. A Vintage Cottage Home
36. Lavender Cottage
37. Eden, Australia
38. Becky K
39. Blue Weather at Muldoon
40. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble
41. A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
42. Kvasthilda, Sweden
43. Wifey10- Our Dumaguete Adventure!
44. Beverly @ How Sweet The Sweet
45. sherry
46. hapzydeco
47. Reach Beyond Limits
48. Linderhof
49. Manang Kim~USA
50. Gloria/Happy To Be
51. Apron Senorita
52. Honoring the Bonnie Blue Flag
53. jlshall (Joysweb)
54. Sweet Nothings
55. Katillac Shack
56. Baba's Special Babies
57. Mother, Wife and Me
58. Auntie E's Garden
59. Joy- Books and Life
60. mississippiartist
61. Irene Photography
62. Bon Vivant
63. Kayce's Daily Notes
64. Crafty Gardener, Canada
65. peggy gatto
66. Loui
67. Tinas Photoblog, Sweden
68. AnnA(Sweden)
69. annies home
70. Gee
71. Treasures from the Heart
72. Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl
73. Christi at A SOUTHERN LIFE
74. Shy@Milestones
75. Ann - Childrens Toy Tea Sets
76. Joyful in Vancouver Canada

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Candy Review

Welcome. It's Blue Monday! Let's have some fun.

I hate to delete links, but when rules are not followed, I will.

So please, folks, put the Blue Monday link on your post before you link into Mr. Linky.

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I keep a candy dish by my front door. Visitors are encouraged to help themselves. My grown children and grandchildren enjoy this long-standing tradition. If you squint, you'll see it currently contains Blue candy.

One candy I've always loved is York Peppermint Patties. Why, I remember waaay back when I was pregnant, convincing Johnny that my heartburn would be helped if I had one! Then he'd make a special trip to the store. (He's so easy!)

Here's a close-up of my candy dish with the Blue and white candy.

The Blue and white candy sells in 10.5oz bags for about $4.00.

These M & M-sized candies are supposed to taste like a York Peppermint Pattie; however, I found the outside coating interferes with the taste I love.

If you like the taste of the original, but don't wish to consume a full-size candy bar, try this smaller version:

They are not Blue, but they do taste just like the larger ones.
However, I cannot promise that they cure heartburn!

What candy is your favorite?

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Lani-Taiwan
2. LaVoice
3. Fifi Flowers
4. Riet, Holland
5. Candy @ The Little Round Table
6. mizhelle
7. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
8. Dena E Dream Doodler
9. Cabin & Cottage
10. StoryOfAWoman
11. Online Mommy's Corner
12. On This Side of Town
13. Rinkly Rimes
14. Rajesh, India
15. Lindy MacDuff
16. Briarside Lane
17. Ivory Spring
18. Maboe, Norway
19. Boogieboard Cottage~Blue Cakes
20. Jan, Australia
21. Pie
22. Marie's Maison - Garden Rewards
23. Lucka, Lomnice, CZ
24. Doni @ faithgracecrafts
25. Milla
26. Mary@OnePerfectBite
27. Treasures from the Heart
28. Eden, Australia
29. Joyful in Vancouver Canada
30. Joahna Vern, Philippines
31. Loui
32. Spencer
33. foto CHIP - Birgitta
34. Tinas Photoblog, Sweden
35. Siromade Australia
36. Irene Photography, Norway
37. Belle
38. CailinMarie
39. Bernie in Australia
40. hip chick
41. Bargains:USA
42. DogsMom
43. Judi@cranberryblossom
44. Animor Australia
45. A Vintage Cottage Home
46. Reach Beyond Limits
47. me Ann my camera, canada
48. Beverly @ How Sweet The Sweet
49. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
50. sylvia extra from villa extra
51. Linderhof
52. rache
53. Christine
54. Kat
55. Maria's Space
56. SelfSagacity
57. gengen
58. bj@Sweet Nothings
59. Helen
60. Susan @ Blackberry Creek
61. Kayce's Life and Journey
62. Auntie E's Garden
63. Laura@White Spray Paint
64. Gayle - Blauw Maandag
65. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita
66. Ann &n Tin and Sparkle
67. Susan @ Ash Tree Cottage
68. A Blue Tea Party
69. Debbie@thepaintsplash
70. Kathryn
71. Shy@Milestones
72. SailingSimply
73. Anni / Sweden
74. hapzydeco
75. Becky
76. Shannara
77. Grandmother Wren
78. Blue Math
79. Joy- Books and Life
80. ...Molly's Country Memories
81. Wifey10
82. DeniseMarie
83. Jeanne
84. Heidi - HEART AND HOME
85. Free garden art @Dandelion and Daisy
86. Bon Vivant
87. baba's special babies
88. annies home -
89. Teresa C.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Blue Monday - 52 is a Big Number!

Hi there! It's Blue Monday! Come join in the fun.

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Comments are key! Please visit other Blue Monday participants by clicking on their links. I l❤ve comments, so please leave one for me.

Blue is the "new" summer color--in particular, aqua blue. Since we are (ahem!) always in style, Johnny and I are seen here sporting our new aqua blue shirts.

The occasion is our 52nd wedding anniversary on July 7th. Yes, although I am only thirty-five years old, I have been married fifty-two years, and THAT is a big number! (Hey, I can pretend!) If you're interested, you can see our story here and here.

We celebrated with dinner at a local restaurant with family. Jane came all the way from Pennsylvania and made my favorite cake--a yummy coconut cake--made exactly like my mother used to make it! It's a yellow cake with white icing, which is of course, homemade. None of that canned icing! I'll give you the easy recipe.

Butter Icing
½ stick butter, room temperature and creamed
1 tsp. vanilla
couple shakes of salt
Mix with electric beater until fluffy, then alternate
1 lb. 10x confectioner's (or powdered) sugar with enough milk for spreading consistency.

Ice between layers and press on a thick layer of Baker's Angel Flake Coconut. Ice the sides and top and press on a thick layer of coconut. Enjoy!

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. {oc cottage}
2. Jill, CA, USA
3. LaVoice
4. Fifi Flowers
5. ...Molly's Country Memories
6. Christine (xinex)
7. Teresa C.
8. Sheila@QuintessentialMagpie
9. mizhelle
10. Pie
11. Garden Blues
12. Cabin & Cottage
13. Dena E Dream Doodlers
14. Boogieboard Cottage
15. Mary@OnePerfectBite
16. Doni @ faithgracecrafts
17. Siromade Australia
18. Candy @ The Little Round Table
19. Rajesh, India
20. Riet, Holland
21. Joahna Vern, Philippines
22. Tracy F. @ Honeysuckle and Hissy Fits
23. peggy gatto
24. Eng
25. Salitype Society
26. Janet @ An Eskimo Bakes
27. Loui
28. Diann @ the Thrifty Groove
29. Praying for blue!
30. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
31. Jan, Australia
32. Shannara
33. Maboe, Norway
34. Race
35. Eileen, MD
36. No OrdinaryBlueFlower@SelfSagacity
37. Belle
38. Joyful in Vancouver Canada
39. Little boy Blue
40. foto CHIP - Birgitta
41. Coralie @ A Vintage Cottage Home
42. DogsMom
43. Eden, Australia
44. shirl
45. Beverly at How Sweet The Sweet
46. Maria's Space
47. Hagemor Norway
48. RockCandy
49. Dimple
50. Becky K
51. cindy
52. hapzydeco
53. Rinkly Rimes
54. Manang Kim~USA
55. CailinMarie
56. Christian - A Life that Matters
57. Apron Senorita
58. bj@Sweet Nothings
59. Shelia @ Note Songs
60. Debbie@thepaintsplash
61. Joy- Books and Life
62. ellen b -
63. Ann @ Tin and Sparkle
64. Mountain Haze, NC Mts
65. Little World of Fun
66. Kayce's Life and Journey
67. DeniseMarie-Bloomin
68. Terie-blue big & small
69. Dragonflies, Mt Gallery
70. Kathy-Delightsome Life
71. Beth-Blue in garden plus a giveaway
72. Katillac Shack
73. Linda @ A La Carte
74. Grandmother Wren
75. Kvasthilda, Sweden
76. Blue Sky with strange clouds

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Blue Monday - Curbing

Welcome. I hope that everyone had a super weekend.
It's Blue Monday! Let's have some fun!

To participate: just click here for BLUE MONDAY INSTRUCTIONS.

When you visit other Blue Monday participants, you enjoy the day so much more. You've heard the expression, "The best way to have a friend is to be a friend." Well, the best way to have fun with blogging is to visit and leave comments.

I ❤ comments, so please remember to leave one for me!

Blue is everywhere! In my never-ending search for things Blue, I bring you pictures of the curbing recently done around our planting beds. You may remember that we moved into our new home this past December.

Notice the sky--a pale Blue, and there are other touches of my favorite color. I'll show you some close-ups.

I'll bet you noticed the Blue water bucket on the back of the truck; it's important to stay hydrated.
This is summer in Florida!

Look! Not one, but four Blue wheelbarrows!

The machine that molds the curbing is Blue, and notice the Blue shirt on one of the workers.
(This shot is taken in our back yard.)

Ah, the sky has turned to a pretty Blue. Nice.
The workers have imprinted the curbing with a stamp.
They've covered our pavers with protected paper to keep them clean.

You're probably surprised that I did not chose Blue as the color for the curbing. LOL

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Sheila@QuintessentialMagpie
2. Dena E Dream Doodlers
3. Mary@OnePerfectBite
4. mizhelle
5. kat
6. Sports Pillow from Tree Skirt
7. Cabin & Cottage
8. Handknits for Baby
9. Joahna Vern, Philippines
10. LaVoice
11. Cindy@Fairy Tale Cottage
12. Christine
13. Diann
14. Rajesh, India
15. Pie
16. Christine (xinex)
17. Melandria
18. Milla
19. barbara jean
20. Salitype Society
21. Ivory Spring
22. Candy @ The Little Round Table
23. Little World of Fun
24. Heidi - Heart and Home
25. peggy gatto
26. Riet, Holland
27. Kayce's Life and Journey
28. MyThoughtsMyVoice
29. Rinkly Rimes
30. Beverly at How Sweet The Sweet
31. Apron Senorita
32. Eileen, Md
33. Hagemor Fotosafari
34. Jan, Australia
35. bj@Sweet Nothings
36. Coralie @ A Vintage Cottage Home
37. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
38. Homemaking In High Heels
39. Happier Than a Pig in Mud
40. NatureFootstep Sweden
41. Manang Kim~USA
42. LUNA
43. SailingSimply
44. Helen
45. Debbie-Dabble
46. Small Reflections
47. cindy
48. Love the Red, White and BLUE
49. Blue Blankie - Cats of Wildcat Woods
50. Hyanne, South Korea
51. I'm Blue Eiffel, Canada
52. Eden, Australia
53. Erica~Turkish Blue Waters
54. Blue in the Hood
55. hapzydeco
56. Debbie@thepaintsplash
57. Maria's Space
58. Kathy @ Me & My Memes
59. Linderhof
60. linda
61. I Silently Sing Along
62. The Beach
63. Briarside Lane
64. DogsMom: Identified
65. Laurie
66. carolynUSA
67. Kathy-Delightsome Life
68. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
69. Irene Photography, Norway
70. Shannara
71. Linnea
72. Fifi Flowers
73. mississippiartist
74. Doni @ faithgracecrafts
75. shirl
76. Lani
77. Joy- Books and Life

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