Don't Miss Movies!
Don't Miss Movies!
OK, OK, it doesn't come out until March, but I wanted to give you all a heads up on this beautiful book, by my beautiful friend, Roma Downey.
Do you feel something special when you see a butterfly? Roma does. These graceful winged creatures, with their intricate patterns and delicate flutter reminder her of God's presence, which is all around us.
Box of Butterflies is meant to do just that, remind us all that God is here, with us, each and every moment. It's a collection of inspiring thoughts, poems, scripture and art work that will serve as a metaphorical butterfly on the days you most need one.
Just a moment or two with her book during those times will give you the little lift, the little reminder, that you are never alone. In the best and the worst of times, God is there, loving you fiercely throughout your life.
Box of Butterflies is the absolute perfect gift to tuck into an Easter basket or wrap up for Mother's Day. Actually, it's the absolute perfect gift to give ANY day.
I think Box of Butterflies is such a lovely thing to own, I'm going to give several of them away.
Would you like one? Write to me and tell me why at D@Delilah.com.
Scars To Your Beautiful, Alessia Cara
How about a Valentine song about loving yourself?! Because, we're stars and we're beautiful!!
And between these weeks? There were books to read! Glorious, lose yourself in the story, make the world go away, introduce me to new and wonderful character, books!
Among my favorites, and the one I chose for Delilah's January Book Club, is Firefly Cove by Davis Bunn. In it, we go back to Miramar Bay, the setting of Bunn's previous novel (If you haven't read it, pick up BOTH books!) and get to know Lucius Quarterfield.
Lucius was born dying. The poor kid wasn't expected to make it long because of his "bad ticker." Perhaps it was because he knew he had to cram a whole lifetime in whatever time he had, but Lucius was a determined kid, who became a focused teen, who turned into a successful entrepreneur with 11 car-dealerships to his name at the ripe "old" age of 28...
Alas, it seems as though the end really IS in sight and however many minutes, days, weeks or whatever Lucius had left, he was determined to spend it near the only person who had had ever really captivated his weak, irregular, imperfect heart; Jessica.
"A novel rich with rediscovery... Readers will be particularly swept away."
This novel is one that will draw you in and have you rooting for love no matter how cynical you've become. It's about first, second, and last chances, it's about hanging on and letting go.
I was cruising through looking for ideas this holiday season, when I landed on their New Years Brunch menu, for a group of 8. To make it an extra special spread, for an extra special day, the menu suggest 3 different fruit juices, blueberry muffins AND coffee cake, and two-melon granitas.
Here's the entire menu and accompanying recipes for you to pick and choose from:
2 days ahead - Bake muffins and coffee cake. Make and freeze granita - soften to scoop, arrange scoops in bowl, then refreeze.
1 day ahead - Prepare fresh juices. Make sausage patties and pancake batter; cover and refrigerate.
Early in Day - Slice fruits and arrange on plate; refrigerate until ready to serve. Fry bacon and sausage patties; keep warm in oven, Make fig-maple syrup.
1 hour ahead - Make pancakes; arrange with sausage patties and keep warm in oven. Prepare mushrooms, avocados, and smoked salmon; begin cooking eggs; add bacon to accompaniments. heat muffins if you like.
PECAN-CRUMB COFFEE CAKES
BREAKFAST SAUSAGE PATTIES
COUNTRY BRUNCH PANCAKES WITH FIG MAPLE SYRUP
Fig Maple Syrup: In 1 quart saucepan over high heat, heat 1 1/2 cups maple or maple-flavor syrup., 1/2 cup dried figs, finely chopped 4 Tablespoons butter, and 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel to boiling; reduce heat to low and simmer 3 to 4 minutes; keep warm.
Tropical Fruits: Mangoes, Persimmons, Papaya, Kiwi Fruits. Peeled and sliced. Arrange on a platter in a visually appealing way.
PARTY CREAMY EGGS
1. Cook Bacon:
2. Prepare sauteed mushrooms; keep warm
3. Prepare cream-cheese scrambled eggs.
In medium bowl mix 1T sugar, 3T white wine vinegar, 2T salad oil, 1T chopped parsley, and 3/4 t salt. Peel and remove seed from 2 large avocados. Cut avocados lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4" thick slices. Add avocado and 1 2-oz jar of sliced pimentos, drained, to dressing in bowl; toss to coat well with dressing. Makes 2 cups.
Not long ago, my lab went missing and for a bit I thought we'd never see him again. He eventually came home, and soon after I got the Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker and now I always know where he, and the rest of my furry buddies are!
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