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Weekend Random

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Happy Tuesday, My Lovelies!  Thanks for all your sweet emails, comments, and FB messages.  I'm a bit better, but not 100% yet.  My weekend wasn't a total waste because my toothache truly started in earnest during church.

We went to Pepper Place Saturday morning.  It's my favorite of all the farmers' markets in Birmingham.  Take a look at our locally grown haul:

Heirloom purple peppers

Alabama Chilton County peaches

Lunch box sweet peppers

Rattlesnake pole beans


Ugly heirloom tomatoes (that taste really great)

Speaking of tomatoes, I hope I can find out the winning tomato recipe.  Yum!  If I can find it I'll share it here on my blog!  Stay tuned!

I was also happy that the pretties I ordered from An Angel at My Table arrived over the weekend. It's my favorite online source for pretty stuff for our home.  Sometimes a girl needs a little bit of virtual retail therapy, n'est-ce pas?  

I've been looking for a pretty mercury glass vase for a long time, and I finally found one I love.  The color is a bit more turquoise than the photo shows, and I scored the roses at the market for $9.99.  Two dozen roses....score!

This is a tiny little faux arrangement, but I love it...I haven't done much fluffing the house this summer, so it was fun to get these lovelies through the mail!

We love Steel City Pops.  Their flavors are amazing, and my favorite is buttermilk.  Or chocolate. Or maybe coffee....IDK I love so many of them.  Fortuitously we happened to buy several pops on Saturday.  They came in handy with the terrible toothache I've had!

I haven't tried the new watermelon flavor, but I have tried cantaloupe and I loved it!

These pops are great for helping you beat the heat!

I'm going back to the dentist in the morning, and I hope I feel like blogging some tomorrow because I have a fun post planned.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Oh I hope your tooth situation gets better!

    When we were in Birmingham last fall we had Steel City Pops for the first time. I just found out the other day that we have it here in Dallas. Woo hoo!

    Your new vase is so pretty!

  2. I am glad you were able to have some fun. I love the Farmer's Market and pretties are great bonus too! I have never heard of Steel City Pops before. They sound yummy!

  3. Oh my! All those delicious fruits and veggies look wonderful!

    I hope your tooth feels better soon. It's awful to have toothache.


  4. Oh my! I hope your tooth is better immediately. I decided to stop saying soon. Yesterday is even better. Sending good thoughts your way. Your farmer's market photos are stunning.

  5. I'm expecting a package in the mail soon too. ;-)
    Your market veggies are gorgeous. I shopped the farmer's market on Saturday, specifically for more of our deliciousTexas hill country peaches.
    Hope the appointment goes smoothly.

  6. I want to come to Alabama and visit that market shop with you. Those purple bell peppers look awesome.

  7. Love your farmers market haul, there's nothing better than fresh local produce. I have rose and vase envy :)


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