All’s Well That Weekends Well

A late week project opportunity came about at the last minute, and to say I’ve been otherwise engaged is an understatement.

No complaints, but I made a promise to myself and Dave the Builder I would stop and smell the roses, or in this case, magnolias this weekend.

My fingers may have been crossed behind my back just a wee bit, but I’ll do my best to take the weekend off.

After all, all’s well that weekends well.


Southern Magnolias make a beautiful “it’s the weekend” arrangement.

Grab a crystal vase, silver bowl, mason jar or ironstone pitcher, fill  it with warm water ( yes, warm water) and add whatever fresh  flowers you wish.

It’s guaranteed happiness at home.

Fresh flowers and maybe a Margarita with Citrus Salt.

All the delicious details of this tempting recipe from Jad Driggers the chef, husband and Mr. Mom behind New South Food Company are featured over at How to Decorate from Ballard Designs.


Margarita with Citrus Salt


3 cup 100% Agave Reposado Tequila
2 cup Cointreau
1 cup fresh lime juice (Aprox 6-8 medium limes)
¼  cup agave nectar
For garnish
2 oranges
2 lemons
2 limes
6 tablespoons Kosher salt


Make sure your limes are at room temperature and roll them back on forth on a hard surface before juicing.

Add tequila, cointreau, lime juice and agave to large pitcher with ice. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking.

Zest 1 orange, 1 lemon and 1 lime into a small dish with the salt.  Mix the zest and the salt with your fingers.

Slice the remaining fruits into wheels for garnish.

Wet each rim of the glasses you’re using with juice from a citrus slice and then dip the glass into the zest/salt mixture.

Fill each glass with margarita mix, garnish with wedges of fruit on the rim and in the glass.

– New South Food Company as featured by Ballard Designs

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Still loving the Waterlogue app.

I am seriously considering having personalized stationery made using this image.


Our thirty-four year old nephew wrote the above words in one of his notebooks when he was eight years old.

His dad saved the piece of paper in his wallet all these years.

When my nephew married, his dad took the piece of precious paper to the printers and had refrigerator magnets made for each member of the wedding party and family members.

A faded piece of paper with profound words from an eight year old boy made a priceless keepsake.

I hope your weekend is restful and full of joy.

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One thought on “All’s Well That Weekends Well”

  1. What a great way to spend a weekend…surrounded with fresh flowers, especially magnolias! And gosh, a Margarita on top of that? It doesn’t get any better! Have a great one!

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