Friday, May 29, 2015

Five on Friday

Five every day simple pleasures.

Blooms ... despite the heat.
(It's currently 115 degrees and rather blah.)
I still have flowers blooming on my balcony gardens.
The scent of jasmine is so sweet.
Doodling ... with markers and watercolors, on paper and on rocks, makes me happy.
Doodling sure was easy in my younger years, but now I have to really think about it and am always seeking inspiration from all around.
Crocheting ... working with others for a common cause.
I posted yesterday about our yarnbombing project for The Secret Garden.
 Simple, healthy food.
This was lunch yesterday.

New potatoes and green beans, salad with beets, toasted walnuts and a maple syrup mustard dressing and vegan cornbread (recipe can be found at food52.com).

And lastly, for the past few weeks, some concoction of "nice cream", or a smoothie bowl, has been my dinner.
Frozen fruit blended with a liquid (either water, natural fruit juice or almond milk), until it is a soft serve consistency, topped with nuts, coconut, cacao nibs whatever you want.
Really so refreshing on these hot summer days.

I'm joining Amy at Love Made My Home for Five on Friday.


I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.

 Laura Ingalls Wilder

Have a fabulous Friday!

30 comments:

Melanie said...

Oh, that heat would be a killer for me! I don't do well with extreme heat (especially if humidity goes with it). I'd be living off of nicecream. ;-) Which, by the way, is delicious. I made some last night. I belong to a Facebook group called My Whole Foods Life and just the other day, they were talking about this. Someone made it with coconut milk, which I thought sounded delicious. I might try it that way soon. Have a great weekend!

Lap Dog Knits said...

I love all five choices you've made...and now I'm hungry too
I need to watch youtube and figure out how to crochet a spare tire cover...
have a wonderful weekend!!!

Lorrie said...

Simple things are the things life is made up of. Loved seeing this glimpse into your life. I can't imagine 115 degree heat. Stay cool!

Little Treasures said...

Have a wonderful weekend Tammy! I always love coming to see your selection on Friday!

Betsy said...

115 degrees!!!! Oh my! I don't think I would be very content in that kind of heat. It's 63 here right now and I'm quite comfortable in my sleeveless dress. Your dinner especially looks yummy to me. This post seems like a very contented one to me. I've been thinking of you a lot as you get ready for a transition in your life. Please know that you're in my prayers. Change...no matter how looked forward to, can be a challenge.
Blessings always my friend,
Betsy

Willow said...

Hi Tammy, I have enjoyed scrolling down through your posts. Yarnbombing that tree is going to be fun!

Amy at love made my home said...

Oh my goodness, that heat!!! I don't know how you manage it and manage to do yarny things when it is so hot! Gosh is all I can say! Your doodle and the words are beautiful in their meaning and in their being. I hope that you can find some nice ways to stay cool. Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

mamasmercantile said...

I am not sure I could manage the heat never mind crochet in it, so well done. The doodle was amazing with beautiful words.

Createology said...

How refreshing to find five things each day that are simple and yet enjoyable. You have a very good list here. Creative Simplicity Bliss...

Mrs. Micawber said...

Smoothies for dinner are a GREAT idea - especially in those temperatures! Your meals always look so colourful and healthy.

Have fun doodling and crocheting. :)

Teresa Kasner said...

Your meals look so healthy and interesting! When it's that hot.. do you ever lose electricity and hence your AC? What happens then? I remember losing our elec. in Louisiana when it was hot and humid and I was so miserable! Love your colorful doodle. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Sam I Am...... said...

And I thought it was hot here today! LOL! With me it's not the heat as much as the humidity that stifles me. You're not a "doodler", you're an artist! I can't wait to see the yarn bombing of the Secret Garden. I love your healthy and simple dishes you make. I'm getting there, I hope. Have a great weekend!

Lisa from @intotheglade said...

That's a great five, I love the smell of Jasmine too - so beautiful! Your doodles are love too and I love the message. Have a lovely weekend x

Summerdays said...

I'm loving the colours of the doodles and the phrase. I don't know how you manage in that heat. X

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I love to crochet.

And that 'nice' cream....looks mighty scrumptious.

Terra said...

Your smoothie dinner looks and sounds delicious, especially in the heat. I like the cover of your notebook and that quote.

Linda said...

Am loving our summer heat here. The relentless wind (and it's always strong here) that I really don't like, does make it still bearable to enjoy the windows opened in our house, though most people I know love freezing cold air conditioning. That's never been for me and I really detest when places are chilled that much (even when it's hot).

Looks like the start of many wonderful days to come for you since you'll be done with work. :)
Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend,
Linda

barbara judge said...

Wonderful to view your healthy food preparations. They all look delicious! -- barbara

Laurie said...

Well goodness, 115 degrees would make me wither for sure. Is it humid at all?

Your lunch looks great and you've inspired me to go make a fruit smoothie. Thx!

September Violets said...

That yarn bombed tree is going to look fantastic with all those colourful bits covering it! Your smoothie and lunch look delicious :) Thanks for your inspiring comment on mine ... all helpful. I hope you don't wilt in the heat. Enjoy your weekend Tammy!
Wendy

Lilly's Mom said...

It's so nice to read your blog post today. Looks like you are having a great time crocheting. And your smoother entre looks yummy. My best to you.

Lilly's Mom said...

Looks like you are having a heat wave - 115 degrees is a little too warm but my 70's temps! Your crocheting projects looks like so much fun. And, I love the idea of the smoothie recipe you shared. My best to you :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
You look so happy in that photo!
What a great project and also your food is something I really like.
You are a very clever lady for eating healthy.
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

linda said...

A lovely five Tammy the lunch looks delicious and the sound of the smoothies yummy. I can smell the jasmine from here it brings back memories, I often wondered how it had the energy to bloom is such blazing temperatures I used to press the flowers and make pictures with them, I wonder if they still adorn the walls of our abandoned flat or even if the flat is still standing. Have a great weekend. :) xxx

Susan said...

Oh Tammy...115? I would not like that. Your lunch items looked great, though! And that hardy little jasmine! How sweet. I love the scent of jasmin. Susan

Yarni Gras! said...

beautiful blooms! I adore all your doodles. The beans and potatoes looks lie something my momma used to make

Rosie said...

Gosh that sounds hot. Five lovely things in your week - love the Jasmine and your food looks delicious:)

artemisa said...

Hi! long time since I visited your blog makes. I like the pictures you post your meals a lot. I am obese and I am improving my quality of life, eating healthier and give me ideas for menus.

Catherine said...

Oh that is so very hot:( Your smoothie bowls for dessert sound perfect not only healthy but perfect for those hot days you've been having. Have a wonderful week Tammy. x

Dagmar said...

Hello Tammy, you are amazing. Seeing beauty all around..it is a wonderful way to view your life. Makes the tough times seem a bit sweeter!
Enjoying your yarn bombing and stash busting. You are such an inspiration:)

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