Babs Just A Babblin' Blog

A bit of Gardening, baking, blogging, knitting, sewing, family, friends and discovering hidden treasures along the way.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Spreading the Love

Popping in to say hello to all of you that are still out there!

Zinnias and dahlias from the garden.  Put them in jars and put a sign at the end of the driveway -
Take a Bouquet!  Hoping people with smile!

Made a batch of cookies for my mom today.

And little Missy's first day of pre-school yesterday.  Couldn't resist sharing this shot!

Hoping  you enjoy the last of the summer weather!
It's so gorgeous here!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


I've decided to take a blog break.

Got some camping, knitting and reading to do.

Going to enjoy the rest of the summer and not have to think about posting.

See you later on!



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Day Dream

Would love to do this with my glamper someday!


Couldn't you just imagine it?


Thursday, August 7, 2014


Had a pedicure.....happy toes. Love the color ESSIE Tie one on!

BlueBerry Picking today.

made this Lemon Zucchini Bread. So moist, so delicious.


Reading. The 19th Wife by David Enershoff.

It's the end of the week already. Where does time go?


Monday, August 4, 2014

The Weekend

We went our own separate ways! Richie went to the Motorcysle Hill Climb. I allowed him to borrow Leila Jane for the weekend. He asked me to strip away all the foo- foo the best I could. No doilies, no flowers or crystal or candles. She looked pretty sad without all her glam and glory.

Winner made it up in five seconds
Look at all those stairs on the right


Winner made it up in 5 seconds

So, what did I do?





Just people watched and knitted. It was fabulous.

How was your weekend?

Loving my zinnias from the garden.

P.S. Leah arrived in Houston safe and sound!


Friday, August 1, 2014

My Darlin's Departure

I dislike saying goodbye! And especially when it is someone near and dear to my heart. She has been since the second she entered this world; all blue, not breathing. My dear sweet Leah!

She's all grown up now. Time for her to forge new territory and spread her wings! I want the best for this young lady. She will succeed, she will be fine, etc., etc. but Houston is so far away! Gone are the days now when we wander back and forth between our houses for a little chat or asking if the dogs are OK or is your mom home? Gone are the days when she will call me and say, Aunt Barb will come over, " I'm scared," or will you pick me up, etc. I will treasure those times forever.

My tears are happy tears. Happy that she has the guts and courage to grow, experience, and expand her horizons beyond our little town. She knows and I know we will be forever close to each other in spirit and she will always be carried close to my heart.

Happy Trails, Leah B.....I love you.


Thursday, July 31, 2014


Happy Birthday to my brother Mike! One great guy! May this be a great year for you! Lots of love and good wishes to you!



Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Just made myself the perfecticed latte! Yum!

My plantings from seeds far exceeded my expectations. So delighted.

Sitting outside in the's freezing cold in the House...only 66 in there...I'm telling you, fall is in the air!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

This and That

I am so going to make these.

I bid on this vintage piece on ebay...didn't win the bid.

Owl Brooch

I think this hat is beyond adorable.

Kind of feels like fall outside. Just sayin'....sorry!

My darling girlies!


Blueberry picking this week! What should I make? Scones, muffins, blueberry buckle? All of the above? Love them by the handful too, especially with fresh cantelope. YUM!

Been knitting, reading...feel like baking. Life is good.

Til next time........



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Farm to Table

We had a real different dinner this evening. Shopped the farmer's market today.

Fresh corn, fresh tomatoes, fresh cucumbers with sliced onions, and zucchini latkes. Fresh zucchini shredded, shredded potatoe, chopped onion, egg, salt and pepper, pan fried and a dall of sour cream.

Everything tasted delicous. Fresh cantelope and blueberries later!



Monday, July 21, 2014


It's so great when all of us kids are able to gather for a picture with our sweet Mother!

Chmura's 2014



Friday, July 18, 2014

Things That Make Me Happy!

Planting seeds in the garden and witnessing success.


Enjoying the company of family near and from afar!


Reading a good book sitting on the deck in the sun.

The doggies at the beach.



My darling husband.


And beautiful summer days. High 70’s and low 80’s in the forecast for the weekend.

What makes you happy?