Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Summer Backyard Party Season

I'm so ready for summer and cooking out in the backyard. The weather here keeps teasing me, warm one day, cold and rainy the next. It's supposed to be in the 80`s and sunny here this weekend, so I think we'll have to fire up the grill!

We had pork loin on the grill with Carolina barbecue sauce a few weeks ago that was fabulous!

I thought I'd share a few summer barbecue recipes and links today, for your afternoon reading:

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, August 8, 2008

A Couple Quick Giveaways and Fun Weekend Links

party I have a couple giveaways going on at my other blogs, please stop by and check them out.

At She Knows Parties I have two giveaways going on:

At Mother Earth's Garden you can sign up to win 6 cans of Thompson's Water Seal Aerosol Waterproofer. Enter to win before midnight this Sunday August 10th.

I also posted my favorite recipe for Zucchini bread.

Robust Cooking has, a recipe for, Chicken Skewers on Watermelon and Feta Salad, a tasty way to celebrate National Watermelon Month.

Kid's Birthday Fun shares that making your own cupcakes for a birthday party doesn't have to be complicated, just add sprinkles for cupcakes kids will love.

She Knows Parties  has some fun ideas for a dog party, including dog invitation ideas, and dog party games and activities.

Since everyone's buzzing about the Olympics, Light the Torch has some fun and tasty recipes for your Olympic party.


Happy Reading! Have a great weekend!

Image via Stock.xchng

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Weekend Fun Links

IMG_2857 Here are a few fun links for your weekend enjoyment.

This year all the rain has left our area extra buggy, here's the recipe for a homemade insect repellant bar.

The blueberries are in season, at Robust Cooking I shared a recipe for Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins.

During the hottest days of summer why not plan a beach or pool party?

The Olympics are coming up in a few weeks why not plan some backyard Olympics games?

Batman the Dark Knight costumes are going to be popular this Halloween.

Check out all the great animated children's movies premiering in 2008.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

It's Lily Time

I love it when the lilies in my hillside garden are in full bloom. Here's a couple photos of some of my favorites.

pink lily

Yellow Lily

red lily 

Pink and orange lilies Have a wonderful weekend!

Images (c) L Gerlach all rights reserved

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Modern Furniture With A European Twist

NYC Concept Furniture entertainment center If your taste in furniture runs toward the modern look, check out NYC Concept Furniture. They have very modern looking furniture with a European twist. They carry quality furniture from Belgium, Italy, Germany and Spain.

They have bedroom furniture with very clean lines, and furniture for ultra modern kids.

The NYC Concept Furniture showroom located at, 1977 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn New York.  You can also contact them online for to answer questions or place an order.

Image via NY Concept Furniture

Friday, June 13, 2008

Creating An Outdoor Space

Yard Envy Fabric Hammock I love outdoor living spaces. To me that is what having a garden is all about, being able to go outside and feel right at home. Yard Envy has some really great outdoor furniture and garden decor to help decorate your outdoor space.

I've always wanted a hammock for my outdoor space. I may have to get one this summer. I think I could see one of Yard Envy's fabric hammocks hanging from the two big trees in my front yard.

Hammock image via Yard Envy

Fun Weekend Links

pink peonies I haven't had much time to post anything here lately, but here's what I've been up to on some of my other blogs. Feel free to stop by.

At the Kid's Birthday Fun Review I have ideas for a couple summer movie parties, if you're planning a Wall-E birthday party, or a Camp Rock party stop by and check out some of the ideas.

Check out my pink peonies (one is pictured here), the Garden Pest Control Round-Up, or the view from my window at Mother Earths Garden.

At She Knows parties I have 4th of July Party Decorations, and ideas for a girls night in bachelorette party.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Time For Daffodils

My garden's in bloom! I love spring blooms. They always bring a big smile to my face. I thought I'd share some daffodils with you.

Yellow Daffodils

double daffodils

white daffodil

Photos (c) Linette Gerlach


Thursday, April 10, 2008

New Way To Shop For the Home and Garden

There's an interesting new way to shop for home and garden supplies online. It's a new website called ShopWiki.com. It's a great shopping resource because it isn't just paid advertisements. The site has its own web crawlers (similar to how search engines find sites), constantly crawling the web to find the best home and garden shopping sites out there.

This is the time of the year when I'm on the prowl for new lawn and garden tools, and equipment. I was browsing for a new garden composter, and I found an excellent selection at ShopWiki. It only takes a couple seconds to receive your results. It's a very easy site to use.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter! I haven't had time to post here much lately. I hope to visit more in the next few weeks.

Have a great weekend!