Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Fabulous Read...

When the weather is cold outside it's the perfect time to curl up
with a great book and read.
I've read several books this winter and without doubt this is the absolute best~!
Same Kind of Different As Me
Ron Hall & Denver Moore
It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana...
and an East Texas honky-tonk... and, without a doubt, in the heart of God.
It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda...
an upscale New York Gallery...
a downtown dumpster...
a Texas ranch.
Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality,
it also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.
Words cannot express the gratitude found in this story.
I can hardly wait to get their other book
What Difference Do It Make
Add this book to your library list or pick one up at your local book store.
Why, it might just be part of this hag's upcoming giveaway.
~one vintage hag

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gone to the Birds...

Gone to the Birds….
As I sit this morning sipping a cup of hot coffee I’d like to share with you
the joy of one of my hobby’s. I already hear the little peeps and chirps.
I filled the feeders with a new selection of suet and seeds earlier.
Not just in the winter, but year round I feed the birds.

This hobby is surely an entertainment asset that rewards you with many priceless hours of happiness and fulfillment from these feathered friends.
Winter is a great time to watch the different types of birds at the feeders.
Woodpeckers are busy eating mouthfuls of suet.
As the chirping and peeps continue…

I have a great resource close by ~ Wild Birds Unlimited. They have assisted in creating a space saving fence mount bird feeding station for my patio that enables me to enjoy the frenzy of feathered friends that visit constantly.

A mesh feeder for peanuts ~ a double suet/dough cage to offer this high energy treat during the winters cold months ~ a feeder for safflower seeds that the cardinals, nuthatch & titmice adore but squirrels don’t like~ a thistle seed cylinder for the finches ~

a feeder cup for grapes, oranges or even sunflower seeds.
Even a special place for the hummingbird feeder once the weather warms and they return.

Water is readily available from my patio pond ~
the fish don’t seem to mind when the birds land on the side for a little drink.
Remember, the little fish that occupy the patio pond ~
they are doing great in this cold weather.
Have even had some ice on their abode that a deicer melted.

Now, back to the birds… This winter I’ve enjoyed daily visits from nuthatches, wrens, finches (even gold finches), hairy woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers (they are both among my favorites to watch), black crowned chickadees, brown thrashers, cardinals (especially females), bluebirds that have actually enjoyed the fruit suet’s, a very large red bellied woodpecker, tufted titmouse and sparrows.

The birds that visit the feeders is different in the winter than in the summer ~ so, alternating foods helps to attract species that are not seen otherwise with traditional seeds.

Soon, it will be time offer meal worms for the busy nesting bluebirds. Nectar will attract the fascinating hummers. Fruits are also a favorite for many bird species so I will try grapes & oranges to see who stops by to feast on those.

Simple really, fascinating obviously.
Why not try a bird feeder in your yard the rewards far surpass the work.
I will continue to enjoy feeding my feathered friends with their appreciative
chirps, peeps & song.

~one vintage hag

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Frippery is having a GIVEAWAY ~! Deadline to enter is tonight at midnight.... hurry.

Frippery: 300th Post Giveaway
One of my favorite blogs to visit is celebrating her 300th post with a giveaway.
You'll want to add your name to her hat for these lovely pretties...
The lucky give away winner will be set for Valentines Day with this
cutie patootie ankle bracelet of linked hearts from Lia Sophia.
Enough to make your loved one swoon, no?

Then a bit of Fluff and Finery from my own two hands.
A cuff of floaty soft pink flowers to encircle your wrist.
I can just see you raising your delicate hand to your forehead
as you open your paramour's Valentine...
"Oh Darling, you shouldn't have!"

The third bit of scrumptiousness is from a local confectionery called The Fawn.
Don't you love the name? They have been making absolutely yummy sweets in
Cincinnati since 1946. I will be sharing an assortment with the winner.
Simply delightful...scrumptious indeed.
What are you waiting for ~ the deadline for entries is midnight tonight.
Winner will be announced tomorrow.
Only the best,
~one vintage hag

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Patriotic Teen~!

Patriotic Teen
Having a Son in the Military
I received this email from a girlfriend at Vintage Village
it was quite touching ~ worthy to share.

There is a huge rock near a gravel pit on Hwy 25 in Iowa.

For generations, kids have painted slogans, names, and obscenities on this rock,
changing its character many times.

A few months back, the rock received its latest paint job,
and since then it has been left completely undisturbed.

It's quite an impressive sight.

I thought the flag was draped over the rock, but it's not.
It's actually painted on the rock too.
The very talented artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen.
Thank you to those who without waiver give all.
~one vintage hag

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Valentines Day~!

How Do I Love Thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being an ideal Grace.

love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.

I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,--I love thee with the Breath,Smiles, tears, of all my life!
--and, if God choose,I shall but love thee better after death.
~Elizabeth Barret Browning
Valentines is a special day,
maybe even a giveaway~!
It's about that time so wait and see
what this hag has planned to give to thee.
~one vintage hag

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mimi's Cafe ~ The All Day Fresh Cafe

Mimi's Cafe
David's choice for his birthday
Not being mall shoppers that much we took the recommendation of friends and family to try this restaurant for David's birthday. Located at the Mall of Georgia its convenient and offers something for everyone.
David chose the Cafe Lamb Shank ~ listed on the Fresh Seasonal Features
served with homemade mashed potatoes & asparagus ~he enjoyed every savory bite.
I selected the Seared Sea Scallops with Butternut Squash Ravioli.
Simply fabulous.

The atmosphere is charming ~ and the menu is tremendous. They have many breakfast
choices that are served all day. We both pondered the Crab & Avocado Omelet ~
jack cheese, tomatoes, scallions topped with bacon & asiago cream sauce.
That will be a must have in a next trip to Mimi's.

Today, Mimi's operates in 22 states where they are
known for our warm, attentive hospitality, delicious fresh cooked meals and quaint cafe charm. Mimi's is open all day, with tasty breakfasts, lunches and dinners that feature fresh, quality ingredients with seasonal offerings and healthy options.
Look up Mimi's cafe online ~ they have a E-Club you can register and receive a free breakfast.
Great Food ~ Birthday Celebrations with Chocolate Cake ~
A loving husband to share these days.
What more could anyone want?
~one vintage hag

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy Birthday David~!

January 13 ~ Mr. Hag's birthday~!
Happy Birthday Baby
Baking a Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting then a late lunch for
David's special day.
~one vintage hag

Friday, January 8, 2010

Snow in Atlanta...

Snow in Atlanta...
Last night and early this morning a dusting of beautiful
white snow fell in Atlanta.
Although, probably not enough to build a snowman its a perfectly white
day here.

A day to catch up at home.
~one vintage hag

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 7 ~ Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary~!

Happy Birthday Mom
Happy Anniversary David
Yes, both of these special occasions happen on the same day.
Yes, that happened on purpose~!
So, I'll be spending a special day with one of my favorite ladies in the whole wide world,
my Mom ~ her birthday~!
Out to lunch at a really great place then shopping.
Our anniversary will be celebrated later since David has a long day at work.
January 7 ~ a very special day~!
~one vintage hag

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's a New Blog Store~ My Shabby Roses ~ Giveaway

A New Blog Store...

"My Shabby Roses"

Debbie is having a giveaway to celebrate her new blog store
that will include a Starbucks Gift Card.

Register on her blog before January 8.

I can't wait to do some shopping~!
~one vintage hag