Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.
The Downton Abbey estate stands a splendid example of confidence and mettle, its family enduring for generations and its staff a well-oiled machine of propriety. But change is afoot at Downton — change far surpassing the new electric lights and telephone. A crisis of inheritance threatens to displace the resident Crawley family, in spite of the best efforts of the noble and compassionate Earl, Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville, Miss Austen Regrets); his American heiress wife, Cora (Elizabeth McGovern); his comically implacable, opinionated mother, Violet (Maggie Smith, David Copperfield); and his beautiful, eldest daughter, Mary, intent on charting her own course. Reluctantly, the family is forced to welcome its heir apparent, the self-made and proudly modern Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), himself none too happy about the new arrangements. As Matthew’s bristly relationship with Mary begins to crackle with electricity, hope for the future of Downton’s dynasty takes shape. But when petty jealousies and ambitions grow among the family and the staff, scheming and secrets — both delicious and dangerous — threaten to derail the scramble to preserve Downton Abbey. Created and written by Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park), Downton Abbey offers a spot-on portrait of a vanishing way of life.
I am smiling. I only started watching Downton Abbey last year. Until then we didn’t watch TV at home except movies through Netflix.
I was envious of friends talking about the show. I KNEW I WOULD LIKE IT. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.
So recently I saw the whole series from start to finish …well the end of this season.
These are blogs I read every day when I get the chance. They are not listed in any particular order.
1. A post from Monday, May 18: http://www.awisewomanbuildsherhome.com/
A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
A House Divided Cannot Stand.
I think about the foolish man who house was built on sand versus the wise man who build his built his house upon the rock. When the storms come and the rain comes crashing down–which will be standing? Now, let me ask you–will yours be standing?
From Sarah: Bible Verse. Steps To a Stronger Home..
Are you a fan of the British drama, Downton Abbey? Though I don’t watch it as much as I did in the early days, I was sad to hear the 6th season will be its last. I guess they want to go out while they are still on top. One of the characters we’ll all miss is the sassy Dowager Countess, Lady Violet Crawley, played by Maggie Smith. Just as the show is approaching its last season, the Byfleet Manor, the grand house that Lady Violet calls home … [Continue Reading – See more at: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/#sthash.2CWyhmD6.dpuf 3. Moore Less Cooking Food Blog.
I have been following Nettie for a long time. I call her friend. Check Out her Blackberry Pie Bars.
Berry season is here! I love baking with blackberries, the flavor is so delicious. Berry pie is my favorite dessert, so I imagined a berry pie bar would be even better. You can hold it in your hands and eat it, but I won’t judge if you use a plate and fork.
4. Life In The Woods Newspaper
Learning to see the beauty around, beside and inside us. From Sarah
I have to admit that I am a bit prejudice right now. Last week Sharilee posted one of my Our Neck In The Woods Post. It was exciting to see it in Print….So to Speak. LOL.
A Post of Mine is in: Life In The Woods Newspaper: Life In Our Neck Of The Woods: Parts 1 and 2
From Sarah: I am having problem posting the way I want to for this section. I can’t seem to get it right.
May 19, 2015 http://paper.li/prairienomad/1413178274#!leisure
I have only been following this blog/paper for a few weeks.
I like the paper format. I love the articles.
Serendipity by Marilyn Armstrong.
I read everything she posts and I save a lot of it.
I have been following her for a couple of months now.
She is awesome. I consider her a friend.
“We went photographing in Boston yesterday. It turned out to be as close to perfect a day as you could ask for. Quite warm, but not humid. Brilliantly sunny, a classic late spring day with everything in full bloom.” From Marilyn.