Monday, March 3, 2014

~Making Cookies & Watching the Rain~

Yes, it definitely rained in San Diego this last weekend.
On Friday, I decided to make some cookies.
Stan's favorite,
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip.
It was a good excuse to use my new French plate from Anthropologie.
Love the colors.
I noticed the plate matches with the
 new kitchen gloves Carly bought me
from Anthropologie!
I think I'm in love with everything in that store.
The cookies were the perfect treat 
while watching the rain come down.
We built a fire and enjoyed the view.

Stan was so worried about the little hummingbird's nest on the chandelier,
 he climbed on a ladder and put some 
wood up to protect it...
We were so happy,
she made it through the storm!
Everything in our backyard got a good soaking.
It's amazing how all the vegetables looked so good after the rain.
The Sugar Snap Peas,
Swiss Chard and Parsley,
 and Kale.
It was beautiful in the garden.
While the clouds moved out,
the sky turned bright blue.
The sunset on Sunday was gorgeous!


  1. Wow your yard is beautiful. Can we switch? Its frigid here in Alberta, Canada.

  2. This Jody, how wonderful your yard is and the cute little bird in the nest by your chandelier! It's so nice to look at your yard and not see snow! We've had so much snow here in NY! Thanks for making me think of spring! Have a nice night and week.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  3. Your gardens are truly beautiful! You guys needed that rain I know. Thankful the hummer is okay. Yesterday I watched it snow, and then it began to sleet, and then it became a thunderstorm. And then it became snow again. Weird, huh?

  4. How sweet of Stan to protect the nest! I'm so glad she made it through the storm okay. Your garden is going to love the soaking it got...I'm so envious, my sugar peas are still in the package. We can still get frosts (even snow) here in March.

  5. Ya rain! Your veggie garden looks so yummy! I loved seeing the beautiful cloud pictures.

  6. I was so happy that we got rain - your yard looks so good and I know all of your veggies and flowers were loving it. Mine were very happy also. That little hummer is so cute - I love them and have quite a few here at my cottage.
    Have a great week - the cookies look yummy.

  7. These are such great photos (loved the hummingbird!) - I really enjoyed this post. Glad you got some much needed rain!

  8. I am your newest fan! I love your garden, and decorating, and cooking...! We're so glad you guys got some rain. We were in San Diego 4 years ago for a vacation and I fell in love with it.
    I'll be reading your older posts to get more inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a gorgeous place you have there. I love that you protected the little humming bird. Now I KNOW you're good people!;>) I would gladly trade a rainy day for some of this snow!!! xo Diana

  10. oh how beautiful are those pictures and your very happy happy gardens and plants ! So you too love Anthropoligie, how odd! :D
    I never go into the store anymore, I get ill from desire.
    I ADORE how Stan protected the hummingbird with a piece of wood and that you can capture those pictures! that is the best part.....aside from the plants. Still amazed that the bird is in the chandelier, this is evoking a poem within me :-)

  11. Your title could sum up my entire Brittany winter! I'm so glad the mama bird is ok!

  12. That was so sweet to care for the bird during the storm. What a thoughtful man! I love your outdoor area...and a chandelier, wow!

    Gigi @ old World Paint

  13. Hi Jody, thank you for your visit and following my blog. And for your sweet greetings. Your blog is so refreshing and inspiring. You take good photos, so detailed and vivid. I love those oven gloves, its my fave colour. And the cookies, aren't they yummy?😊😊 and oh how nice of Stan to look after the hummingbird👍👍 isn't bird watching sooo relaxing? I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts.
    Wishing you a wonderful week.


  14. Those cookies look delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog. Love the pictures of the gardens and plants...there's NO snow! Blessings, Diane

  15. Hooray for the rain! It makes everything look so fresh and wonderfully enticing, from the dewy leaves of kale to the entire garden, and watching it nourish everything it touches, like liquid wands of water, magically making everything magnificent, is sweet indeed, as are your cute cookies! Love the plate and the oven mitts and everything, actually, that Anthropologie offers! Thanks for this beautifully photographed, little story of your rainy day! Loved it!


  16. all plants love rain water! I'm so glad you had a good shower and protected the hummer!

  17. I am in love with your French plate!
    C'est magnifique!
    Vous l'avez fait vous-mème?


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