Friday, December 30, 2011


That is my word for 2012..........
I resolve to eat more fruits and vegetables.......
So I dont have to deal with these anymore....
I resolve to learn to play...if it kills me!
I resolve to exercise everyday...if it kills me....
I resolve to learn to play poker..with the big boys...
I resolve to sew more.
I resolve to do Project life.
I resolve to not buy another purse.for an entire year.
Here are a few more things I resolve to do....
Stop biting my fingernails.
take naps on the the sun.with my dogs.
care less about a clean house and more about important playing.
hike more
find a sewing group.or start one.
play jacks on the sidewalk.
learn to crochet...maybe
spoil my grandkids...yes, there are 2 more coming...within 2 months of each other, a boy and a girl.and then there were 3!
theres lot more........but I wont bore you too much more.
At any rate, RESOLVE...thats my plan....thats my word..

Happy New Year to all my bloggy friends, I pray 2012 brings nothing but good stuff your way!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011


I think I have shared with you what a magazine freak Iam..its a serious addiction...between them and my Starbucks addiction....well....lets not talk about it...So here is my December stack! I have not even begun to get thru it yet....

There are the usual ones I get every month...

Lets not forget those fav holiday catalogs......

OH and the yummy cooking ones...

and the just for fun ones....

AND THIS ONE....oh my....its a new one...and what eye candy!!!!

every page is a delight to the eye!!!!

FINALLY got my skinny tree decorated, its in the dining room.....

LOVE this little rosemary topiary!

I love this time of year because I always make a point of seeing special friends for breakfast or lunch....met up with 3 of my dearest oldest friends from a church we all went to 25 years ago. We still all stay in touch and I love them to I made little goodies for them....always fun!

I hope all of you are enjoying this season......from last season to this season I feel like I have left winter and finally entered spring.....last couple of years were rough...this year is joyous!!!!! I plan on enioying every second of it...!!!!!!!!
I pray all of you are enjoying it too!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fun stuff.....fav places...

Whenever I need that perfect little giftie for that perfect person I always to go Barbara Cheatleys......they wrap everything so adorable.....Glenni....Barbara says hi!!!!

My next fav place I go to during the holidays is Trader Joes....they have goodies you can never find anywhere else.....

and yummy wines that are off the beaten trail....

OH and Merry Christmas to love the red!!!!!!

wheres YOUR fav places to shop during the holidays?????

Sunday, December 11, 2011

This will be on my holiday table for SURE!!!!!

Tiramusu Dip


•12 ounces mascarpone cheese (about 1 1/2 cups)
•8 ounces ricotta cheese (about 1 cup)
•1/2 cup granulated sugar
•2 tablespoons brewed espresso
•2 tablespoons Marsala or KahlĂșa
•1 teaspoon cocoa powder
•1/2 cup finely chopped bittersweet chocolate


Place mascarpone in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and whip on low speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. Add ricotta, sugar, espresso, and Marsala or KahlĂșa. Increase speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes.
Transfer to a shallow 1-quart serving dish and dust with cocoa powder, then sprinkle chopped chocolate over cocoa. Serve with strawberries or assorted cookies.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Touches of Christmas....

Found this darling nativity set on my last trip to Big Bear....very kid friendly!

My Grandmother gave me this one 30 years ago...I treasure it....also kid friendly....

My BFF made me this angel a few years ago....shes very special!

She also made all the snowmen that are on every window sill in my house!

I LOVE pillows.....always have seasonal pillows out...

Well...its not totally done...still working on a Christmas will be lots of candles, greenery and not sure what else...but I think the centerpiece will be a cool rosemary topiary in the shape of a Christmas tree...

Now Im off to tackle my sewing room, it took quite a beating while sewing for the show.....Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A perfectly delightful day....

I had a Scentsy party a few weeks ago and today I needed to deliver the last 2 my day started off at 8:30 when I met my friend Sue (an old high school friend) for coffee at Starbucks....she lives in the same town as me...and we chatted for over an hour. It was so fun gabbing....BUT time flys and next I had to meet Miss Polkadot at our LQS to deliver her order. WELL...that was an expensive always have the best kits and Im a fool for kits. BUT I did find some fun ones for Christmas to just get in there and clean up my sewing room so I can find my machine!!!!

sooooooo..after my stop at Stars...I decided to get a bite at my fav place and right across the way is Caseys Cupcakes. If you watched Cupcake Wars you will remember her, and she has the cutest shop right in of course I needed to take a peek....

and what do you know, they had lemon cupcakes......MY FAV!!!!

NOW I want a PINK tree next year!!!!

They are packaged so cute!!!

and Im not normally a frosting fan...but dude....I ate the WHOLE thing!!!!

It was a sweet (literally) day and now Im back home.....thinking about a hike to work off that cupcake!!!!!!

Then I need to clean up my sewing room....I cannot even see the floor...and then...try to make some Christmas gifts!!!!

I would show you my loot from Stars but I really want to make gifts so its a secret!!!!!!