Friday, June 29, 2012

Morning Coffee

My favorite part of the day is having my morning coffee.  There's nothing better than the smell of coffee brewing while I get the hounds their breakfast and morning treats, take them outside to do their business and then settle in with a nice hot cup of coffee. It's quiet and the day hasn't started to escalate yet.  In the summer it's even better because you can take your coffee outside and enjoy the gardens and birds at the same time.
This is my morning coffee sanctuary.

Yes, that is Fred in the backgrounmd who has already found a piece of crud from the garden to chew on.
Here..... let me get closer.

nom, nom, nom......
Whatever, I'm in my peaceful place.

Above is my view from where I sit.  I don't know what it is about the pink floozy but Freddie won't touch her.  She still lays there guarding that darn antler while Fred eats garden crud! I'd take the antler, but if Freddie's that scared of her, I don't know what she'd do to me.  I say just let sleeping floozies lay!

This is my little set up while I have my coffee.  Laptop, phone, and my half crocheted dishcloth that I only started yesterday with encouragement from Dip-Dip and the Bridge. Check out her post today and see all the dishcloths/potholders that were crocheted by the Blogsville Ladies Crochet Society.  I will be finishing mine today and I can't thank her enough for the tutorial on her blog. I don't have that one on one help since my Mom passed away. I would always just call her when I got stuck.  This helped me so much!

Back to my morning coffee.  Below of course is Good Gloria which by the way my husband has started calling her Eva LongGloria.  (sigh)

That's her outdoor bed from when we first got her last year and it's still her favorite spot to lay when she's not in the lounge chair or loveseat with me.

And this is Fred after I put him back in the house so I could enjoy my morning coffee this morning!

I won't be out here too long this morning though as we are having another heat wave that started yesterday and it's already 22 C and I can feel the humidity starting to build once again.  But hey, I'm not complaining.  It's Friday and the start to our long weekend as Monday is Canada Day.  So hubby has a three day weekend! Yay!

I know the U.S. holiday is July the 4th so you may like this recipe from Theresa's Mixed Nuts . They are Patriotic Pops!  I am going to make red and white ones for our Canada Day barbecue.

Have a great weekend everyone!  I will be spending part of mine trying to catch up on everyone's blogging news!

Important Update -

I finished my dish cloth!  Yay!!


  1. You have a beautiful yard and place to enjoy your morning coffee. I agree, best part of the day!

    urban hounds

  2. I think I would be afraid of Pink Floozie too.

    WOW.. we have a fountain almost EXACTLY like yours... WE drink from it... butt mom doesn't like fur us to do that. Don't know why though.

    that is a gorgeous place fur Morning Coffee.

  3. Your garden is beautiful. Mum says she will shoot me if I ever post a picture of ours! Have a great weekend & Happy Canada Day. Deccy x

  4. What a beautiful sanctuary! I can see why you enjoy it tremendously! Have a great weekend!

  5. You have such a nice yard. Fred and Gloria are lucky dawgs. Hope you have big plans for your holiday!

  6. What a lovely place that you have for your morning coffee! I love your yard, it's so beautiful!

  7. I have always loved your's so beautiful and relaxing! I can't wait to see how your dishcloth comes out. I'll have to try that version too! It sounds easy to follow :) I'm not looking forward to the heat today...but don't want to complain too much because I hate the cold! lol

  8. Your coffee sanctuary is divine! And the basset accessories are the perfect finishing touch. :)

  9. Hey Guys,

    That sure is one cozy looking sanctuary!! :) My Mum is a bit obsessed about her morning coffee - it's the first thing she gets in the morning - then she heads to the computer - we don't usually go outside to her sanctuary until later after my run as she says it's a little cool - we don't get humidity here unlike you…..

    Come to think of it, I'm hoping her coffee has started working now and we'll be heading off for our run - Woohoo!!

    Have a fun weekend guys (Freddie, I'd be super impressed if you brave up to that Pink Floozy buddy!!) :)

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  10. You have the backyard of my dreams!!!

  11. Nothing beats a peaceful cup of coffee. I can almost smell it now. Mmmm.

  12. You have the perfect sopt for morning coffe and blogging.
    I would never get up and go into the house.
    Surely your garden and plants are lovely to look at too.
    Happy Canada Day and a long weekend too enjoy it.
    xo Cinnamon

  13. That'a a great set up you have there and you have great company too! I need a laptop!

  14. Your back garden is SO BEAUTIFUL. A little piece of heaven. Fred and Gloria are so cute...what kids! I'm so glad you're doing the dish cloth. A pot holder next!

  15. What a lovely garden!

    I love that early morning time as well. I get up extra early to be sure I get that first cup of coffee all by myself!

    Happy Canada Day! I'll be up in your neck of the woods for 4th of July. We are going to watch the fireworks from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls! If you hear of a couple of dogs going over the falls in a barrel, you'll know who it was ;-)

  16. A beautiful way to start the day in such a lovely surrounding! Mom made me say that.

    Your friends,

    Murphy and Stanley

  17. What a wonderful spot! And your garden is beautiful!! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Eva LonGloria - BOL!! Like Dachshund Nola is called Lindsey Lohound!! BOL!!

  18. You've got a lovely place for your morning coffee.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  19. Lovely outdoor space! Have a lovely Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  20. That sure looks like a real sanctuary. I love it, so zen.

    Freddie is so photogenic! And EvaLongloria is such a funny nickname. Very creative.

    Happy Canada Day! We'll be celebrating too.

    I'll be back,

  21. you sound like our momma. But your sanctuary is a lot more comfy looking
    Benny & Lily

  22. That looks such a nice place to sit and have coffee.
    Oooh! Your dishcloth is looking wonderful. I would be happy to add it to this post or show it off in July's reveal, whatever you would like best.
    Lynne x

  23. Oh my, thanks for the plug! ;)

    I love your little gazebo area (that is what it's called, a gazebo?) What a great view to wake up! I think I've told you before that I just adore the plants and flowers in your backyard, but I'll say it again. They are gorgeous!

  24. It sure looks like a lovely place for coffee in the mornings. And crud for Fred hehehe. I will take your 22 C over our 37 C any day of the week ;)

  25. Your yard is pretty amazing! You're lucky to have such lovely space to chill out and have your coffee in.

    Also, crocheted dish cloths rock!

  26. Hey Fred, Hey Eva LongGloria! Jet here. Hi Miss Janet.

    Oh we like that nickname, we're still giggling.

    What a beautiful area to experience the start of each day. Thanks for sharing. No wonder you are such a special blogpal. :)

  27. What a cozy and inviting place to start your day. If I started there, I wouldn't be able to leave! Happy Canada Day :D

    Wyatt's Mom

  28. You have a beautiful backyard and I am jealous of your sanctuary area!

  29. Nice yard. Mine is all dug up with big holes from the dogs.

  30. That is a beautiful spot for morning coffee - it looks so restful. Happy Canada Day - and congratulations on finishing your dishcloth :-) Have a great weekend - woofs and licks from Magic xx

  31. Yay for the dishcloth.

    No wonder some people just love taking a sip of their coffee outside. You have the prettiest pavilion ever! Ahhh, the comfort.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  32. What a wonderful morning set up! I love your coffee sanctuary!

  33. What a beautiful place to have your morning coffee! I love making dishcloths too! I have since decided, I enjoy using size 3 crochet cotton better then cotton yarn though! Easier to use for my hands.

  34. My mom was drooling over your morning coffee sanctuary...BOL!! Yay, you finished your dishcloth, now there is more time to spend with Freddie and Eva LongGloria!! BOL!!!!!


  35. What a wonderful garden retreat you have, sheltered from rain and too much sun. (When I see upholstered outdoor furniture, I always have to think about rain even in the middle of summer.) Don't you love it when everything is green and full and blooming?

  36. with that lovely outdoor area me thinks me would be sipping my morning coffee all day. I guess if Freddie has an Eva LongGloria he doesn't need a floozie!
    Thanks for being a friend.
    Sweet William The Scott

    Psss We will get around to passing on the lovely award you gave us.

  37. I sooo enjoyed this post! Your outdoor sanctuary looks delightful, am I right that it looks like you are covered if it rains? I just love sitting on patios in the rain.
    My morning coffee goes into the entire
    Don't blame Fred for not liking that "floozy" that's pretty scary looking!
    And...."Eva LongGloria" OMG I love it!!
    Your dishcloth came out beautiful as well!!!
    I want to come over and have coffee in your sanctuary!!

  38. What a great way to 'ease' into the day.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  39. What an absolutely gorgeous sanctuary - wow!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  40. Morning coffee is my favorite part of the day too... but I've decided that it has to happen at least an hour earlier now. It's too hot! I have the same problem as you... except that part of my problem is that K doesn't tolerate the heat during our morning hikes. I've vowed that our hikes will be commencing at 6AM from now on! (wish me luck...).

  41. Oh your patio looks so comfy..I so envy you!..morning coffee will definitely be lovely in there..

  42. I'll be right over!!!! You lucky duck you:)))
    Your dish cloth turned out great!

  43. Hi Y'all!

    I came by to wish you Happy Canada Day!

    I love your secluded and beautiful garden room.

    It's hot here in the mountains too. Though it gets into the low 60's (16+C) at night, days are soaring into the mid to upper 80's (30+C). Course this is great 'cause the low country is suffering in triple digit temps.

    Y'all stay cool now!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  44. What a BEAUTIFUL place to work! My backyard is totally boring next to yours! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

    Woofs & huggies! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  45. Poor Fred, forced to eat the garden cruds cause a pink floozy is holding his antler hostage!

    You gotta watch out for those pink floozies....we had one once upon a time and my brother Butter the Bean had to murders her before she could steal our stuffies and hold them hostages with her floozinesses!

    Sugar the Who

  46. Nice work on the crocheting!
    And belated Happy Canada Day!

  47. Eva LongGlorai....we love it!!!! We also love your coffee nook! Oh, and Meowm loves it too!

  48. I love your morning coffee spot. What a great way to start your day.

  49. Hi! I think I have to take photo from my morning coffee because it looks almost the same like yours! Also my best time of the day if I don't have to go anyway and I can start my day slowly. I take our smaller laptop outside but inside we have the same like yours (only in grey colour). And Nero has the same yellow-orange towel! Enjoy your lovely mornigs and give lots of hugs to Gloria and Freddie! x Teje

  50. You have a beautiful oasis! I, too, like to sit out on my patio with morning coffee and my laptop. Lately, it's the only time of day I can enjoy outside. Been brutally hot here (Eastern PA), and we get sun all afternoon on the patio. If my husband would get around to hanging bamboo shades, then maybe I could enjoy the evenings there. Some day....

  51. Oh my gosh, your coffee nook is beautiful! I would never want to leave. It really is a little oasis, isn't it? Just lovely.

    And congrats on finishing your dish cloth! Nice job. :)

  52. wow....i wish i have backyard like yours


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