Babs Just A Babblin' Blog

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

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?


Saturday, July 12, 2014


These are about the only beauties survived getting eaten by the deer!

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Supper Last Night


Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa

Tried out this new recipe. grilled Chicken marinaded in lime juice and cilantro, oil and salt and pepper. Strawberry salsa consists of fresh berries, avacado, red onion, jalapeno, garlic and lime juice. Served on fresh spinach leaves.

Chicken was delicious. Salsa needs a tweek. Too much lime juice maybe? Needed a dash of honey.

Have a good day!


Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July

Celebrated quietly at home. Face-timed with family in Florida.

Picnic at home. Family here for bbq chicken, homemade potato salad, calico beans and cherry crisp.


Mom was all smiles.

Celebrated Maggie's birthday with dessert...she missed out on her birthday.

It was a beautiful, sunny, light breezy day. Spent relaxed in the sun!

God Bless America, land that I love!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Ten Minute Parade

This evening, our downtown, welcomed the Clydesdales. The streets were packed with people.


Love the dalmation!
The Army Guys
have to have a fire truck in a parade.
Our Coast Guard

That's it folks.

Actually, the Clydesdales are here with Budweiser. They are sponsoring a festival this weekend, "Here's to our Heroes", honoring our military. There will be entertainment, music and, of course, Budweiser. My husband, sister and I will be volunteering in the beverage tent tomorrow evening. Maybe I'll get a closer picture of the horsies.