Things that warm my heart

When it's cold outside, I can always go to my Happy Place and think about warm, sandy beaches in the Philippines.


Here are more photos of Old Smokey, Alfie's latest toy. He's totally crazy over it, and whenever he watches it chugging along, he always has a warm, goofy grin on his face.


Old Smokey is a steamroller powered by a real working steam engine -- see that little porthole beside the red steering wheel? It's filled with water, which is heated up to produce steam. The steam powers the pistons that make the wheels go. As you can imagine, the whole thing gets quite warm, so it's strictly a look-don't-touch toy for the kids. Except for the kid named Alfie, of course.


Finally, here's a photo of the cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread that I made earlier this month. Breathe in that warm, oatmeal-y goodness and let the cinnamony smell remind you that Quaker Oats' Start With Substance program is ending on Feb. 25. You have just a few days left to visit Quaker's Facebook page and enter a Quaker products UPC barcode so that Quaker will donate a bowl of oatmeal to a hungry child!

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SASSY MOM said...

Yeah, the warm beaches are always a good place to go especially summer is fast approaching. That bread ... hmmm ... looks good!

PastorMac's Ann said...

These are terrific photos for warm. I'm really enjoying the diversity of the photo selections this weekend. So many ways to get warm!

Mrs Mecomber said...

Oh I love Old Smokey! I think I would get a warm, goofy grin, too! Nice post for today.

Mine is up, too.
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-warm/

I hope you have time to visit! Have a great weekend!

Aileni said...

I had a similar, though stationary, engine as a child. It was Warm work getting it running.

Ourhomeschool said...

Wow! I love how clear your photos are. That bread looks like I can reach out and grab a piece.... if only.... ;o) Great entries.

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

All great photos, wishing I was on the beach in the first one, eating the cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread,.... yummy! Have a good weekend.

PowersTwinB said...

That bread looks fabulous!! Beautiful beach photo! Thank you for visiting my hunt

Gattina said...

For the moment all I have in mind are warm and sunny beaches !!

YTSL said...

Lots of good choices for this week's theme there! :)

jams o donnell said...

Wonderful choices. I would dearly love to be on a sun kissed beach

Heart of Rachel said...

Wonderful choices. I'm looking forward to going to the beach this summer.

Old Smokey must be a wonderful addition to your hubby's collection.