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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Good bye winter, hello spring!

 
 

To me nothing says spring like my birth flower, the charming daffodil! 




We were in England in late February, many years ago, and the daffodils were blooming in the fields and woods.







I love daffodils in all the colors!

Many years ago, when I planted my first flower garden, it was an all white garden and my daffodils were white varieties.  The largest and prettiest was called "Mt. Hood."


Daffodils make lovely arrangements, whether humble:






Or formal:

Carolyne Roehm
 
 Carolyne Roehm

Or in between:






Carolyne Roehm

Carolyne Roehm
  

 They make lovely bridal bouquets, as well:





 The lowly Daffodil also has it's own fairy!


 Bring on the sunshine!  Welcome Spring!


All images are courtesy of Pinterest.  Photographs also include pinterest posts from Carolyne Roehm and Veranda magazine.

Friday, March 14, 2014

SHAMROCK DAY!


Top 'O the Mornin' To 'Ye!



I have an fondness for "small bites!"   These Pesto Potato "pies" are from the blog: Home Is Where The Boat Is.  I love that blog name!  I am making these for a large dinner party, that we are invited to, this weekend.  I have my shells and I bought the punch to make the spinach "shamrocks!"


 I am making these brownies for a party on St. Patrick's Day.  The hosts are from Ireland!


And I am making these brownie bites for a smaller party, that we are invited to, on St. Patrick's Day.  (Also from Home Is Where The Boat Is)
 

I would like to make these: 

 
Or these.


 And these just intrigue me....I would use refrigerated cookie dough, cut in circles, with the edges dipped in colored sugar!


Happy St. Paddy's Day!

A special thanks to Pinterest for the photos and the recipes!

Monday, March 3, 2014

BIRTHDAY SURPRISE!!!

YESTERDAY WAS MY BIRTHDAY. 

THE OSCARS JUST HAPPEN TO FALL ON MY BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR AND  I WAS INVITED TO THE THIRD ANNUAL OSCAR (COSTUME) PARTY FOR ABOUT A DOZEN WOMEN, ALL FRIENDS.

THE HOSTESS HAD ASKED EVERYONE TO BRING ME A BIRTHDAY SURPRISE AND SHE HAPPENED TO MENTION THAT I LOVED PEEPS.  WELL I AM NOW THE OWNER OF ABOUT 20 DOZEN PEEPS IN A RAINBOW OF COLORS!  NOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEM AND STILL KEEP MY GIRLISH FIGURE????

LET ME HEAR FROM YOU....WHICH PEEP IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE USE..... LET ME GIVE YOU SOME IDEAS:



YOU CAN MAKE A WREATH FROM THEM



YOU CAN DECORATE A CAKE WITH THEM





YOU CAN MAKE TREATS WITH THEM






I THINK THE LITTLE RACE CARS WITH THE TWINKIES ARE SO CUTE!  OR THE SKATEBOARDING PEEPS BELOW!
 


YOU CAN PUT THEM ON A STICK OR A PRETZEL:




YOU CAN DIP THEM IN CHOCOLATE:




YOU CAN DECORATE CUPCAKES WITH THEM:






MY FAVORITE IS THE BUBBLE BATH PEEP CUPCAKE!
I ALSO THINK THIS CAKE POP IS ADORABLE!

 OR DECORATE OTHER FOODS WITH THEM:





YOU CAN MAKE FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH THEM:



OR YOU CAN MAKE PEEP FLOWERS OUT OF THEM:

 
OR YOU CAN JUST EAT THEM!
DON'T FORGET TO LET ME KNOW WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE.

HAPPY PEEPING!


ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF PINTEREST