Sunday, March 12, 2023

March ~ ing onward into Spring.


This Andalou cream has been my "go to" night cream for the past few months...
a little goes a long way. You may be able to see that the jar is still half full.

Can you see the grey pearl stud beside the diamond stud that I wear most days?
My husband gave me a pair for my birthday the year Mom passed away. 

I haven't worn these pearls as often since Covid hit
(need to wear masks)
I almost lost an earring taking my mask off.
I already had a pearl fiasco losing that strand at the beach...
must take more care not to lose things!!

My new FUN skirt from a thrift shop.
Knife pleats in a black grey print.

I will dress this up with a black rayon sweater and a camisole.
Dress it down very casual with a tee and my denim jacket.

I am already thinking of fun things to pair it with...
it is made by Zara, the only thing I own from the company.

Finally got a copy from the had been on the Holds for a LONG time.
I read it in two days...another stunning mystery from Louise Penny.

Birthday flowers and vase from a friend.

I have such lovely friends...
so thoughtful 
the range of unexpected gifts was amazing.

Soaps, tea, a beautiful hand knit dishcloth, books, an apron, 
flowers, and some sourdough starter!

Thank you for ALL those kind email messages and birthday greetings 
from the Blog and Instagram... feeling very grateful.

My first attempt at a sourdough boule.

Was delicious with the homemade chicken soup!

Dinner out at Zambri's


Brunch and dinner out with the family rounded out the weeklong celebrations.
They spoiled me too :-))
Thank you ALL 

Murchies teas and a gift card at a favourite restaurant.
Vintage silk hand rolled scarf and a Wedgewood clam shaped white porcelain plate.

We zipped off to the garden centre to buy two flats of these cheerful tete a tete's.
On sale half price.

We planted them out in front of the deer fence 
to fill in the gaps from the ones we planted last year.
Such a pretty pop of colour and they bloom earlier than our daffodils.

The Oscars are on TV tonight...are you going to watch them?
I like to see the fashions...and the jewels.

Making a pot roast, potatoes, carrots and a lemon torte for dessert.
Comfort Food for a cold rainy Sunday.

Hope that you are keeping healthy and staying sane with all the crazy stuff that is happening in our world.

Vintage Bread tray
might come in handy?

Crocuses blooming out front in The Humble Bungalow Garden.

Thank you for popping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.

~ Be Well and Be Kind ~


Patricia said...

A lovely bright post Leslie. Your had a super birthday, lovely gifts and out to dinner. The black and white flower jug is stunning, and I hope we see more of it on the blog. I love the vintage bread tray too, and can imagine it working well in your home. Your baking skills are amazing, the bread is absolutely professional. Have a fun week in your new skirt.

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday, Leslie! Sounds like you got properly (and deservedly) spoiled! I watched the Oscars - I'm there for the clothes and the jewels too (my favourite site for fashion is Go Fug Yourself).

I love seeing the daffodils - so pretty!

Jeannine said...

I always enjoy your little bit of this and little bit of that (if that makes sense!) posts! Always lovely pictures, ideas, and food for thought.

stacey said...

Happy belated birthday. Your bread looks perfect. My favourite sourdough source is The Clever Carrot, she has excellent easy recipes and a very helpful book as well.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Thank you Patricia...I enjoyed your post on the Oscar fashions! The vase is going to get lots of use here in The Humble Bungalow...the daffodils are almost blooming and I think they will look lovely in that vase. Have a fun week

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I was impressed by the gents fashion accessories on Oscar night...a bit of sparkly bling on the lapels and some seriously large diamond studs!!!
We saw the film A Man Called Otto with Tom Hanks and found it to be a very sweet...story. The Banshees of Inisherin was interesting and the cinematography was gorgeous! We have a lot of catching up to do to see all the films...

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Thank you posts are really quite abstract tangental :-))

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I will pop over to her site ad see what she has to say on sourdough...thank you for the suggestion. almost ready for the bread to go into the oven now...