It’s Sunny Outside! Afternoon Tea

Happy Wednesday from my little corner of the world!

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One of my favorite ways to get through the afternoon, or mid-week, slump is to enjoy an afternoon refreshment in my courtyard with all my lovely herbs. I also love using trays and I found this one at a cute little antique shop. Wishing everyone a great rest of the week. #comeonfriday

SUNny DAY POST: The Gemini Syndrome

It’s another lazy Sunday afternoon, which means it’s time for another SUNny DAY POST!

And, Happy July! I realized that I forgot to share my June B-Metro Magazine column with you so here it is. Hope it gives you a little laugh. And, for all my fellow Gemini’s ~ I am sure that you will recognize yourselves…..all of them! 😉 #twinning

June B-Metro Magazine Column

These photos perfectly illustrate my feelings at any time: Continue reading

SUNny DAY POST: “What’s Cooking?” A Poem for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month ~ so here’s a little poem I wrote: #SundaySupper 😉

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Photo: Billy Brown  ©sunnybrown

My B-Metro Column: Sunny’s Entertaining ~ Xmas in July, Baby, it’s Hot Inside!

 

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Well, it happened again. For some reason I thought that maybe, just maybe, baking the Southern Living magazine Christmas cake in July would not be as frantic as it is when trying to make it in December. And once again, I was wrong. But, when your nieces ask if you can have a Christmas in July cake baking party you don’t stop to think about the details, you just say it’s a plan! And, so now, I just make myself crazy twice a year. Because, let’s face it, with or without the SLCC, December is the craziest time of the year. And now, July is, too! The best way I thought to sum it up for you was in this little poem. So, here’s the latest scoop on our Second Annual Christmas in July Southern Living magazine cake baking party (sung roughly to the tune of “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.”)

Oh the weather outside is frightful

But the air inside is so delightful

Now that it’s five below

Let it blow, let it blow, let it blow.

This heat doesn’t show signs of breaking

And I’ve got a cake that’s baking

So I’ve turned the air down real low

Let it blow, let it blow, let it blow.

I don’t know what I was thinking

I guess I must have been drinking

I should have just said “No”

Let it blow, let it blow, let it blow

It sounded like fun at the time

To celebrate Christmas in July

So when your nieces ask you to make

A Southern Living Christmas Cake…

Just say no. Just say no. Just say no.

Just because it’s summer

Doesn’t mean it will be “funner”

Your nerves will still be shot

And the kitchen too damn hot

Just say no. Just say no. Just say no.

The whole of summer break

Is not long enough to make this cake

Too soon they will go back to school

I hope by then that it will be cool.

We won’t have time to make the garnish

On all 27 steps we moved too slow

But it should still taste delish

Just say no. Just say no. Just say no.

I think I’ve learned my lesson

That we should have started sooner

And so next time I will remember

Unless we start it in December

I. will. Just. Say. “No”.

Oh, boy—I sure hope so, I hope so,

I hope so!

You can see all the fun on my website at www.itsreallysunny.com

Until next time…Cheers! ~ Sunny

Photo: Billy Brown

Sunny’s Entertaining: A Sunny Summer July 4th Picnic!

Here’s hoping you are having a wonderful summer and that all you picnic lovers are getting to feed your picnic dreams!

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I was able to do just that when my darling husband agreed to play along (did he have a choice, really? 😉 and help me live out my Fourth of July picnic fantasy this year. After he helped slog all of our picnic supplies from the car to The Perfect Picnic Spot, and help set up, and take pictures, I told him I would never get mad at him again. for anything. ever. (We will see how long that lasts! 😉 Anyway, we spent the day visiting an American Village and stayed for the amazing fireworks display and it made me feel perfectly patriotic and, as always, proud to be an American and blessed with our freedoms– thanks to all those who serve and have served, and fight the good fight. I’m talking patriotism – not politics- here:)

Here are a few of my “Must Haves” for a perfect picnic anytime:  Continue reading

Behind-the-Scenes

I am thrilled to be working on an exciting new project and I can’t wait to share it with everyone in the months ahead as we work to bring it all together. I hope you will check back here often for updates. In the mean time here is a little behind-the-scenes fun from a recent photo shoot we did for it. Thanks for being here! ~ Sunny 🙂 xo

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Photo: Billy Brown