The flowers from the farm stand just are so cheerful and summer like. I think that the flowers are Zinnias. My Dad used to plant Zinnias in front of his chicken coop sometimes. And they just look so country like and pretty.
For a Frugal find, dark chocolate can be expensive. Like almost $3.00 a bar or more in the grocery store. At the Market Basket where I shop, they have a store brand dark chocolate that is 2 for $3.00. It’s a nice treat to have in the pantry and dark chocolate is really good for you. Very little sugar in it and chocolate is healthy. A big bar like the above has little section dividers in it and it’s fun to break off a piece of chocolate for a little something / something for dessert or a snack now and then.
Salads are always a nice lunch this time of year, especially. Everyone has different tastes, but I like the above idea. My version of the salad just has garden greens, sliced apple, chopped walnuts and blue cheese crumbles. Then a favorite apple cider vinegar dressing that just has vinegar, mustard, herbs de provence, chopped garlic and olive oil all shook up in a little mason jar. It’s fast and easy and very tasty.
The other day, I had to take a side road because the interstate access was closed because they were working on a bridge. So refreshing riding along country roads. I love the above painting that was on the side of a barn.
For a fashion find, I like the above natural stone bead bracelets. The lotus flower is supposed to be good luck as well as most of the semi-precious beads.
For household tips, the above ideas speak for themselves. The Salt Crystal Lamp is my favorite as well as indoor plants.
Today is definitely a beautiful day to go to the beach. It’s sunny and just the right temperature. I will not be going to the beach, but the above Lake Sunapee State Park Beach sure looks inviting. I have one of those beach chairs that is low to the ground and it’s fun to sit right next to the water and every once in a while a wave comes in cools your whole body. A cooler full of ice cold beverages, a nice sandwich and maybe a brownie. A good magazine. Beautiful sunshine and little breeze coming off the water. A sail boat sailing by in the distance now and then. Crystal clear water. Heaven.
I thought the the above Psalm was beautiful.
Have a wonderful day!