Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Hawaii is my most favorite place on Earth! Wish I'd won a trip there, but the markers are very fun, too!
Can't wait to color outside the lines...
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
When did this little guy ...
… become this handsome young man?
He’s also kind,
and a perfectionist.
His passions are movies, guitars, music and Christmas.
Over the years, the themes of his birthday cakes have changed. I still remember
the Sesame Street cake...
the Power Rangers cake...
the Lion King cake...
the pirate ship cake...
the Sponge Bob cake...
the Pink Floyd cake...
the guitar cake…
He’ll be home from college in a couple of days to celebrate with us...and eat cake!
Until then...Happy Birthday, Nick!
"I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
as long as I'm living
my baby you'll be."
~ Robert Munsch
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wish me luck!!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
That’s something you probably didn’t know about me. I adore anything leopard! I even have leopard print pajamas … okay, that’s probably too much information! (If it helps, they are flannel!) :::grin:::
Saturday, March 20, 2010
A chance of flurries on the first day of spring? Say it ain’t so!!
It was beautiful yesterday … temperatures in the 70’s. Folks were wearing shorts and flip-flops. Apparently, Old Man Winter isn’t finished with us yet. Today, with temperatures plummeting into the 30’s, they are calling for a chance of snow!
And no, I’m not going ice skating … I don’t even know how! I found these vintage ice skates at an estate sale yesterday. I’m not sure what I’ll do with them, but I couldn’t pass them up! I suppose I could learn to ice skate. (You’ll find a skating rink in practically every mall in Texas! No kidding!!) On second thought, I’ll just put the skates away for now … and curl up with a cup of hot cocoa.
Stop taunting me, Mother Nature … it’s NOT nice!
Now, what did I do with my mittens...?
Thursday, March 18, 2010
My house smells like cookies! Do you know what that means? It means my son is coming home from college!! I always bake chocolate chip cookies when my little “bird” flies back to the nest. Welcome home, Nicholas!
And speaking of “birdies” … my daughter is in Turkey! She’s flying home on Sunday. I can’t wait to see her pictures (she’s probably taken a kazillion...photography is her passion)! Happy Trails, Whitney!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The postman delivered happy mail yesterday! What a thrill to open my mailbox and find an unexpected package instead of a stack of bills! My friend, Sue, sent this surprise box of goodies.
Thank you, Sweet Sue ... for making me feel special!
Doing the happy dance,
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tuck colorful Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies in a basket filled with real grass! Or go green … and create a stunning living centerpiece for your holiday table. For best results, plant your grass garden a couple of weeks before Easter.
Things you’ll need:
Cellophane or plastic wrap
Grass, rye, or wheat seed
Vermiculite (available at gardening centers) or potting soil
Basket or other container
Line a basket with cellophane or plastic wrap. Cellophane should stick up over the edge of the basket (use a single piece to prevent leakage). Trim excess cellophane, if desired. Fill the basket with vermiculite (or potting soil). Sprinkle seeds on top of the vermiculite. Cover the seeds with a thin (1/4”) layer of vermiculite. Mist the vermiculite with a spray bottled filled with water. Place basket in a warm and sunny window. Mist daily to keep soil damp. Grass should begin sprouting in just a few days. After 10 days, you should have a gorgeous green grass garden! “Mow” the grass with scissors to keep your mini garden well-manicured.
Image courtesy of Mark Boughton; Relish magazine
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
My mom sent me a box of my favorite See's chocolates! How sweet is that?! She knows how much I ♥ butterscotch squares ... melt-in-your-mouth brown sugar and vanilla buttercream! Yummy!! Those little chocolate squares - nestled in their brown glassine paper cups - are completely addictive. Help me ... they're calling my name!
Thanks, Mom! You're the best!!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
...and I have to agree! He’s a keeper!