Monday, May 19, 2014

And the Winner Is...

I'm happy to announce the winner of the 4 Ingredients Foodie Friday Giveaway is Maria Simon, who is a friend on Google+. I wish I had copies of this fun cookbook for everyone who stopped by. Maria, I will be in touch to get your address. The comments were great and it was fun to read about everyone's favorite desserts. I'm a lemon meringue fan and a strawberry shortcake fan, though few things a beat a homemade chocolate chip cookie.

Maria Simon, this book will be on its way to you!

I spent a wonderful day at the beach yesterday. It was sunny, but not humid, and there was a great beach breeze. I'm going to do a longer post tomorrow on my friends' cottage, "the little cottage that could." The little cottage survived five feet of water and mud and now it's just about ready for a beach summer. The picture below is a preview of tomorrow's post. 

The beach, the dunes and a perfect sky. 

Tonight is book club, and I am pleased to report that I finished our book choice, Anna Quindlen's, "Still Life with Bread Crumbs", and enjoyed it a lot. The main character is a woman of sixty and I especially like reading about a contemporary and the choices and decisions she makes at this time in her life. What are you reading these days? 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope your're having a great Monday and take good care. 

13 comments:

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Carol, congrats to the winner of your giveaway! The beach looks so nice. Have a nice evening.
Julie

Maggid said...

what a wonderful post. i am glad to read about all your adventures . . Such a full, happy life you're building.

I am attending a class on Monday evening for a few weeks . . It's called Paradigm Shift . . . it's about seeing Good in the world.

The textbook is titled the same as the class . . .

love & love,
-g-

Pondside said...

Lucky winner - but then we were all lucky to learn about the four ingredient treats! I hope you enjoyed the Anna Quindlen book as much as I did.

Melinda said...

Looks like a great place to visit.
So restful.
No reading going on yet but I have a stack ready for summer break! 3 1/2
days left. Woohoo!

M : )

Sola Scriptura said...

I love the sky in your photo! You captured a beautiful day so well.

Susie said...

Buttercup, I can't tell you how happy I am for your beach friends to have their house back. Hope you are having good weather. xoxo,Susie

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

How wonderful to get down to the shore before the summer season starts and the crowds take over.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The beach looks beautiful! And congrats to your lucky winner. I'm reading a mystery right now, A Trick of Light by Louise Penny. I love all of her books! Lots of intrigue...nothing gruesome! lol Hugs!

Nellie said...

Congratulations to Maria! She is lucky! I believe I will look for the book you've read for book club.

TARYTERRE said...

The sand looks inviting. The book sounds amazing. Congratulations to Maria. ENJOY!

Theresa said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner:) Can't wait to hear more about your visit to the beach! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Becky K. said...

It made me so happy to hear that your friend's beach home is back....after that horrible storm.
I am reading my first Francine Rivers novel.

Kerin said...

Carol,
congrats to your giveaway winner. Perfect time of year to try out new recipes.

A day at the beach sounds lovely!

Busy here this week, with putting things away and still getting our new house in order.

Have a happy day.

Kerin