Monday, May 28, 2012

Thank You Lord

For the men and women who gave their lives so that our children can live beautiful carefree lives; a life that every child should know.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

DIY Backpack

I know we are coming to the end of a school year but it is never too early to get a head start on a DIY project. I came across this one and really had to share:



Friday, May 25, 2012

Ruth Petty Photography And Doula Services

I wanted to share my new website on my personal blog today. I have been meaning to do this and somehow forgot. 


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Memorial Day Recipes

Here is a fun twist on the American Burger :


  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 3 slices process American cheese
  • 4 slices white bread (heels of loaf recommended)
  • 2 tablespoons prepared Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 2 pearl onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 baby dill pickles, thinly sliced
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced


  • Shape beef into twelve 1-in. patties. Place on a microwave-safe plate lined with paper towels. Cover with another paper towel; microwave on high for 1 minute until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Cut each slice of cheese into fourths; set aside.
  • Using a 1-in. round cookie cutter, cut out six circles from each slice of bread. Spread half of the bread circles with dressing. Layer with burgers, cheese, onions, pickles and tomatoes. Top with remaining bread circles; secure with toothpicks. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutritional Facts 1 serving equals 68 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein. 

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

The First of My Gardenias

This is the first bloom of my Gardenias this year and with a scent like no other filling my kitchen I am anticipating many  more blooms.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Colton Has Arrived

And he is healthy, beautiful and sweet as can be! I had the honored to be Doula and Nana and it was an amazing experience. I am so in love with my children and grandchildren. God has truly blessed me. Here is one of my favorites from all the photographs I took.