Thursday, December 17, 2009
and last year
Monday, September 7, 2009
1969 was a pivotal year for an entire generation and as you know, if you read my last post, the year my sister got married.
1979 also had its share of noteworthy news:
Mister Ed, the talking horse, died
The Susan B Anthony dollar was issued
It snowed in the Sahara Desert for 30 minutes
Michael Jackson released his first break through album “Off the Wall”
“For Better or Worse” comic strip debuted
McDonald’s introduced Happy Meals
And, in my family, it was another Summer of Love as we planned my September 7th wedding.
Happy 30th Anniversary, Dear Husband, it’s been a great ride.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
1969 --- What a year….
America elected Richard Nixon to become its 37th President and Dwight D. Eisenhower, our 35th President died.
Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon
Boeing 747 made its maiden flight
The Godfather was published
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was the hit movie
Sesame Street premiered on TV
The Beatles released Abbey Road and also gave their last public performance
John Lennon and Yoko Ono conducted their “Bed-In”
And Woodstock became the ultimate music festival
In my family, it truly was the Summer of Love…we were planning my sister’s September 5th wedding. I felt privileged that she asked me, her kid sister, to be her Maid of Honor.
Dear Sis and Brother-in-law, Happy 40th Anniversary.
Your relationship and marriage have been an inspiration to me.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Maybe they like Cupcakes???
Maybe I’ll do a theme gift….????
Well, one thought led to another and soon I forgot about the gift card and was going to store after store shopping for cupcake items.
Ended up with silicone cupcake liners (her request was for a pack of 12), she now has 12 traditional, 12 hearts and 24 minis along with an array of sparkling sugars, a six-pack of sprinkles, confetti, flowers, a special cupcake frosting spatula that makes the job easier (according to a self-proclaimed cupcake aficionado that I know) as well as a great cookbook by Susannah Blake titled Cupcake Heaven. I was in Heaven just looking at the photographs…each recipe has a full page photo…Yummm.
Okay, I know, this is pretty standard stuff, so I added a couple “Cup-A-Cake” containers…each one holds one cupcake in a such way that you can “travel” with it and it stays intact. Great if the bride is planning on packing a lunch for hubby (and one for herself, of course.)
Maybe she’ll want to put a little note in his lunchbox, so I included a set of six Cupcake note cards.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Want to thank everyone who stopped by to help make my first Blog Party a success.
Sounds like everyone had a good time....
Enjoyed your comments as well as the e-mails. Have no idea why sometimes the comments won't post, very frustrating.
Thought I'd share some that were sent to my e-mail address:
You put a lot of work into your Cinco de Mayo feast. Your glassware is wonderful. You made my mouth water for your LV feast with all the wonderful food– yum.
Cool party! Got there early and tried to leave a comment but it wouldn't take for some reason. Nice to see Dee and those strawberries look delish. Got the recipe? I'll check back on the party later today as I'm in Marblehead now and it will take awhile to get there! CHEERS,
The idea for the stuffed strawberries came from Paint Diva...she mentioned them on her blog. She mixes strawberry frosting with cream cheese and then stuffs them using a pastry bag with a star tip. Since I'm more into chocolate, tried making them with the Hot Fudge...next time I'll add a little dollop of whipped cream on top and maybe some chopped nuts.
What a bon idée. Thank you for your kind words and I had a wonderful time at your party.
Nice blog. You are spending lots of energy on that.
What a hoot. I enjoyed the party and tried to leave a comment but for some reason it was not going through. That was very clever. Beth liked it too. I enjoyed reading all the comments.
This is too cute
Svein: The "moonshine" you referred to is: Patron Cafe...Coffee-flavored Tequila.
Becca: Missed you at work today...hope you are feeling ok.
MaryJo: Nice to meet you. Good luck with the kitchen counters.
Again, thanks to all of you for visiting.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Please come in.
Introduce yourself, we have visitors coming from:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshipe, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin as well as our international friends from Guam, Italy and NorwayHope you enjoy the Margaritas, Salsa and Chips:
Did you notice the festive glassware?
A gift from my beloved Aunt Pat.
Handpainted by Nancy Fiala of Fiala Design Works
Feel free to wander around my blog while I finish fixing dinner:
Please savor the Chili and Caesar's Salad