How Fun! Vol. 9

purple mums How Fun! weekly things that make me smile Link-up partyHow fun!”  I find myself exclaiming this many times throughout the week.  Here are just a few things that touched me or made me smile:

Black, blue, purple winter berries

Winter berries on a neighbor’s tree in January

New books to read:
Home by Julie Andrews  And why not continue the Mary Poppings theme?  lol
The Inklings by Harry Lee Pope  This book looks fascinating.


You have to check out these amazing quilts! Lori is an online friend of mine and I have admired her work for quite awhile.  She is truly an artist.  Sew French


I will be having a give-away on February 14.  To be automatically entered, just sign-up for Beauty Observed’s monthly newsletter by entering your email in the sign up box here. The winner will be picked on Valentine’s Day.


What we are eating next week:

  • Saturday Waffles, bacon, and eggs.
  • Sunday Cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes. I made cabbage rolls for the first time ever last weekend.  Oh my goodness, were they delicious.  I froze half and we are eating them this weekend.
  • Monday Spaghetti, broccoli (frozen)
  • Tuesday Whole roast chicken, sweet potatoes, green beans
  • Wednesday Spinach salad with apples, bacon, and walnuts
  • Thursday Pork loin, red skin potatoes, carrots (from raw)
  • Friday Homemade chicken noodle soup

Baking this weekend: Iced cranberry raisin bars

Amazing grace winter red berries with thorns Through many dangers, toils, and snaresSpread a little Light this week!  Share this above meme on your favorite social media site, or email it to a friend. Click the image to see it at full size.

Whatever is Lovely Friday Link-up Party at Beauty Observed  Link up and let your light shine!

Link-up anything that is lovely, excellent, or praiseworthy.  Share a wonderful piece of writing, a DIY project, a recipe, or anything else that strikes your fancy!

Thanks so much for participating! I appreciate links back to Beauty Observed. Either a text link in your post, or feel free to use my button. Please visit some of the other links and pass them along to your friends. Let’s spread loveliness everywhere!


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Have a great weekend!  Remember Philippians 4:8.  “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

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11 thoughts on “How Fun! Vol. 9

  1. Beth (@SimplyBeth3)

    The raisin bars sound delicious and your images are so beautiful. I will be sharing the last one for sure. Thanks for hosting us here and thanks for joining in for TWW this week. I hope you will return in the weeks to come.
    Happy Friday.

  2. Joanne Viola

    I so enjoy your linkup. Those quilts are just beautiful! My mom makes cabbage rolls which my entire family loves. So reminded me that it may be time to have some. Blessings!

    1. BeautyObserved Post author

      I’m so glad that you are here and linking-up! I’m enjoying getting to know everyone.

      I bet you must have a wonderful recipe for cabbage rolls! I just found mine on the internet. lol

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  5. Lori

    Thank you for the shout out, Elizabeth. What a sweet comment and I’d love the quilt with you! I’m just now getting around to reading and visiting all the linked blogs.
    It’s been forever since I have made cabbage rolls but I never knew the trick about freezing the cabbage! And I don’t think I ever used savoy. Hmmm… Might need to try them, again, and see if Peter likes them, now. And I love seeing what others are planning on cooking, it’s inspiring.

    1. BeautyObserved Post author

      I just added the menu items the last two weeks. I’m glad you commented about it because I wasn’t sure if it “worked.” I also like to see what others are eating. I’m hoping that eventually, I will have more recipes to link to it. The cabbage rolls freeze and reheat well.


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