The Best Things in Life

DSC_0554The other night I made one of my grandma’s much-loved recipes–homemade pie crust topped with sugar-glazed strawberries and homemade whipped cream. I remember picking strawberries with my grandma out of her garden when I was a little girl. I love that the recipe card is written in her hand and I always think of her busy in her kitchen when I pull it out.

DSC_0536Speaking of strawberries…I curled up in bed with a big bowl of them the other night and dipped one right after the other in Nutella. Pure bliss ;]



Katniss likes to wake Darren up every morning…by sitting on his face ;] They are snuggle buddies and I love them both to pieces.

Sometimes the best things in life are the small things…like strawberries and kitty cats

9 thoughts on “The Best Things in Life

  1. I’m with Cheryl… I have one of my grandmother’s handwritten index cards for ‘Gooey Buns’, which was my favorite things as a kid in the 50’s. Today’s nutritionists would burn that card. Nice memories.


  2. The picture of “farm grandma’s” handwritten recipe brought back such a flood of sweet memories, she was a precious lady who dearly loved her garden and her family. Loved the pictures of Darren and Katniss..they both look as though are just a tad bit spoiled..can’t imagine by whom. 🙂


    • I put a strawberry plant in my garden and it has a couple of itty bitty strawberries that make me think of the wonderfully sweet berries from grandma’s garden. I wish I could walk with her through my garden and get her input and advice. I was too young to appreciate her different interests when I was around her but now I see so many of her hobbies popping up in my own life…gardening, sewing, repurposing things, and the love of home. She gave me a handful of hand-written recipes when I got married and I cherish each of them now. Now, if I could just get my hands on her Monkey Bread recipe…anyone in the family have it?


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