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. 


Julie's Lifestyle said...

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

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,

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.


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...

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.