How Fun! Vol. 35


“How fun!” I find myself exclaiming this many times throughout the week. Here are just a few things that touched me or made me smile:

Stargazer lily from the Beauty Observed garden

stargazer lily

Beauty in my week:

  • More Indian food prepared by Amy.
  • My stargazer lily finally bloomed after three years!!!  It’s beautiful and fragrant.
  • A trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art.
  • Small group Bible study.


Blooming in my garden:

Mediterranean pinks
Stargazer lily
Gooseneck loosestrife
Purple loosestrife
Purple hosta
Pink sweet pea
Black-eyed Susan
Lipstick daylily
Byzantium lamb’s ear
Purple bee balm
Red bee balm
Purple star phlox paniculata


I watch a lot of British crime dramas on Netflix, PBS, and Amazon.  I found this little cheat sheet to explain what the various British police ranks mean.  You are welcome! 🙂


Summertime often means picnics.  I thought this picnic food generator was quite clever and contained some interesting ideas.  Enjoy!


From my face book page last week:

Did you see these beautiful photos of motherhood?  Absolutely mesmerizing!  They were included in the book Family by Margaret Mead and Ken Heyman.


What we are eating next week:

      • Saturday Picnic at a friend’s campground.  We are taking baked beans.
      • Sunday Bang bang shrimp, rice, pineapple
      • Monday Pasta, meat sauce, salad, Texas toast
      • Tuesday  Hamburgers, broccoli salad (omitting the Splenda), zesty fries
      • Wednesday Pizza with cut up vegetables
      • Thursday Grilled chicken and spinach salad
      • Friday  Salmon, asparagus, baked sweet potatoes

Baking this weekend:  Apple pie

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.  Luke 21:33

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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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14 thoughts on “How Fun! Vol. 35

  1. Nancherrow

    I don’t watch a lot of BBC cop dramas, but I do read a lot of Brit books with police, so I’ll have to look at that list. By the way, do you know we get the slang ‘cop’ from the phrase, Constable On Patol?

    Just shared about my parents’ 60th anniversary. Have a fun weekend!


    1. Elizabeth Post author


      No, I didn’t know that about “cop!” How fun! Hope the list comes in handy.

      How wonderful that your parents have been married that long! Truly a blessing! Thanks for sharing!

      Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Elizabeth Post author


    Thank you so much for your lovely compliment!

    Also, thank you for joining us in the link-up! It’s nice to have you!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Elizabeth Post author

      Thank you for your kind words, Ginger!

      Yes, those pictures of motherhood are extraordinary! I keep going back and looking through them.

  3. Sharita

    Hey Sweet Elizabeth… sorry I have been a super slacker at this whole linking-up jam… The last several weeks we have been on vacation so remember to link up wasn’t at the front of my mind (entertaining a 17 month old for 2000 miles in the car was, however.)

    Glad to be back– keep up the great work! Love to you.

    1. Elizabeth Post author


      So nice to see you! It’s my turn to be a slacker. This is my first summer blogging. My oldest daughter has been home and most of our regular routines have been thrown out the window. I don’t see things getting back to normal until around mid-August.

      2000 miles with a 17 month old deserves a very big Starbucks. lol


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