Rabu, 03 Juni 2015

Orange Rolls Recipe, Hobnail Goodies, and Baby Birds

Hi everyone! I made something this weekend and I just had to share it with you because it was SO good! They're homemade orange rolls (or orange knots as the recipe states) and they were so easy and delicious!

homemade orange rolls

Here's a link to the recipe I used:

We buy the Pillsbury orange rolls in the refrigerated section all the time, and these were a nice change. They're made with canned biscuits, so they're quick and easy. I just love it when a recipe turns out just like you imagine. :) The scent of oranges just permeates the kitchen while these are baking. Yum! 

So this weekend my hubby and I went to Cracker Barrel for lunch. I haven't had their chicken fried chicken with sawmill gravy in so long and it was wonderful! Anyway, as we usually do, when we're done eating, we browse the gift shop. Usually we just pick up some retro candies for the boys (and a few Zots DID make it into our basket this time too) but I got so excited when I saw these hobnail votive holders...

hobnail milkglass

And you know what? They were 70% off!!! They had several sections of home decor that was all marked 70% off. These little hobnail votive holders were only $1.50 each! I grabbed the last two they had. I'm not going to lie...it DID bother me a little that I couldn't get three, you know with the "decorating rule of three" and all. Lol! I love grouping things in 3's. Oh well. The two I got are still pretty. 

Here's a closer look...

And here's a pic I shared on Instagram this morning...

janet hill print the art of seduction

One more thing, do y'all remember the eggs I found in the bird nest in my backyard? Here's the pic I shared...

When we checked a couple of days later, there were four eggs. Then we saw this...

newly hatched mockingbird

So cute, right? My son actually took this pic and when he was done, he glanced down and spotted another baby in the grass! I can't believe we didn't step on him while taking pics. I knew we needed to get him back into the nest as soon as possible. I know it's probably an old wives tale, but I've heard you're not supposed to touch the babies or the mom will reject them. I have no idea if it's true and I wasn't interested in touching him anyway, so it was pretty much a moot point. 

So, I raced into the house (and yes, I really did run...it was like I thought the poor dear was going to starve in 5 minutes if I didn't get him back to his mama) and I grabbed a plastic cup and plastic spoon. 

We very gingerly used the spoon to scoop the baby into the cup and deposited him back in the nest. Whew! Crisis averted. :) As of yesterday, mama bird was taking very good care of her brood and they seem to be thriving. :) Oh, and Nana Diana was right, they are mockingbirds. So cute, aren't they?

We also had this little visitor the other day...

In case you can't tell, this is Franklin the turtle. Yes, I named him. He retracted his head as soon as he saw me coming, but you might be able to see the lettuce I set down in front of him. I don't know if he appreciated it or not. Maybe he would have preferred fly pie? ;) So, that's what's been going on here in the wild kingdom. Hope y'all have a great day!


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