Saturday, May 23, 2009


Hoping this day finds you
"IN THE PINK".............

And everything is.............

Sunday, May 10, 2009








Thursday, May 7, 2009


Blogging is so much fun....

and for me, it is all about sharing......

so, I would like to introduce a

New feature here on

Brookside Cottage!

Welcome to


I will post mine on Thursdays......

I hope you like it~

DIDJAEVER see anything so pretty??......

DIDJAEVER wish you had a really good Salsa recipe??


2 Cups canned tomatoes, undrained and chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 can diced green chilies (4 oz)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon wine vinegar

1 green bell pepper, diced

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Mix all ingredients together and cover. Leave overnight in frig to blend flavors.

If finer texture is desired, put ingredients in blender for a few seconds.


DIDJAEVER start your day with such a sweet face............

Thanks for stopping by.......

I hope you enjoyed this

*DIDJAEVER DAY*...........

If you would like to share your own *DIDJAEVER*

I would love it!

Please just use Mr. Linky below!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

It's a travelin' kinda day!

I feel like traveling today.........
and I thought I'd take you with me........
One of the best parts of blogging is sharing wonderful
finds with everyone......
especially delightful blogs I find.....
here we go........
May I introduce you to.........

Cathe Holden .......
Cathe is a very talented graphic designer
and artist "extraordinaire"!
She lives in Petaluma, California
And has a most delightful blog here:

To say that Cathe is artistic and talented,
is truly an understatement.....

as soon as you visit her blog
I am sure you will agree!

Just take a peek........

not only does she show us what she made,

but often shares tutorials for them......

How wonderful is this Truck pincushion!?

Cigar label watch pendants!

Clip Art Candles

Reverse Painted Windows!

And a totally awesome message box
for Mother's Day!!
My gosh, she even gives us a template
to print out for the box!

Cathe sells lovelies like these
"Prom Dress Bottles"
on her Etsy Store

She also shares her terrific designs with us

for wonderful things like:

Cathe also guest blogs on other sites such as:

If you go to visit her,

she'll even teach you how to make

this scrumptious cake:

(OH MY!)

Now, why would such a busy, talented lady

share such lovely things with us all?

Well, personally I think it is .............

You guessed it~ this is also one of Cathe's designs!

I have enjoyed putting this post about Cathe

together for you......

and learning more about her......

I hope you'll stop by and visit her........

and tell her I sent ya!

I'll be sharing another favorite blog soon!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Blue Monday

Welcome to Blue Monday!
Click the blue bird above to be whisked off to
Smiling Sally's and see more Blue Monday posts!

And, I have a very special little blue something to share with you~

A sweet little Vintage notecard....

from Hallmark........

isn't this just too sweet?

or should I say "tweet"?

Now I ask you........

who would not feel better

if this little "tweetie"

came in the mail??

You may take the images to use in your

art if you wish!


And have a




Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spiritual Sunday

"Forget yourself for others

and others will not forget you"

Millie was a mentally retarded adult who lived with her mother in a small town. She was known for her proverbial "green thumb" as a gardener. Lawns, hedges and flower beds flourished under her loving attention. Millie also "volunteered" by cutting grass and weeds, raking leaves, and planting flowers in vacant lots throughout the town. She was known for her "oil can". She always carried a small can of lubricating oil in her hip pocket and applied a dose of oil to any squeaky door, hinge, or gate she encountered.

On Sundays Millie went to church with her mother. When teased she refused to respond in any way other than with good humor and unflappable cheer.

When Millie died, everyone in town showed up for her funeral. There were scores who traveled from distant places to attend, including many of those who had once teased her.

Without consciously attempting to do so, Millie exemplified good citizenship. She worked hard, was an optimist, eased tensions and was a faithful church member.

Others really do notice the small things we do for them in love and kindness.

*Therefore all things whatsoever ye would

that men should do to you,

do you even so to them:

for this is the law and the prophets.

Matthew 7:12

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day!!

I forgot about this, and didn't get listed in time to participate,
but you should check out all the lovely blogs today
on Cupid's Charm blog party!!
You'll be glad you did!
Just click on the button below:

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