Tuesday, May 31, 2011
well...I didnt really get that much from my trip to Rogers.....but lots of ideas thats for sure!
I went down there specifically looking for a lemon verbena and I scored!
Never can turn down a red pot!
I also pick up some of these rustic looking pots while Im there....
Could not resist this little round U...
Not sure where Im gonna hang this but Im sure I will find someplace....
the yellow caught my eye...
Remember we stopped at that wonderful bakery on our way home....words cannot describe how good these were!!!
SOOOOO remember a few posts back I bought some beets at the farmers market...and I told you how I had hated them my whole life but I was willing to try them again....well....I did! I roasted them with some olive oil and salt and pepper just like Ina does......and guess what!!! I liked them ok...didnt love them, but I liked them....
we even had the leftover beets on our salad the next night!
Oh look...more rolls from that yummy bakery....
So yes I will eat them again...Im actually trying to grow some in my garden....and the carrots were amazing roasted. Next time..parsnips!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
We finally had a sunny day here in So Cal so my sister and I decided to take a drive down to the beach and visit one of our fav places..Rogers Gardens....
I could spend an entire year,,,,and a years salary in this place!!!!
They had all the red white and blue out for memorial day and the 4th of July...
Iam so inspired by these gals that Im going to spend some time in my sewing room and see what I come up with!!
and these watermelon men....to die for!!!!
and check out the little Uncle Sam cupcake!!!
OMG this owl!!!!!!!
And these....OMGGGGGGG...and I could have had one...for 500 bucks!!!!!!
Rogers has the most beautiful succulent arrangements....
and how bad did I want one of these little hanging birds!!!!!
It just doesnt get any better than Rogers Gardens!!!!
OK...so I will show you what I bought in another post....onto the ride home!!!!
We had a wonderful lunch at CPK....and then onto another favorite stop...THE BAKERY!!!
Holy Cow....this tiramusu....I have no words!!!!
This bakery is always packed!!!!!
Linda and I both stood in line to get fat....lolol...are there enough carbs on these trays???????????
OK OK we did NOT EAT all this stuff there...we brought it home for later...those cheese and garlic rolls...omg...again I have no words!!!!
OK...the rest of the ride home...well, of course we had to stop at our LQS...and do a little damage there...
How cute is this owl quilt??????? boy I tell ya...owls are everywhere....its like the 70s all over again!
This is the friendliest shop around so if you are ever in So Cal you must put it on your list!!!!!
So after our visit at Stars.......we finally headed home.......car loaded with goodies, stomachs full...and wallets empty....but a perfectly perfect day!!!!!!!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I have been wanting to learn to play the piano all my life.......
Now that I have the time..and the room....I figure I better get busy before my fingers knarl up....lol
Im hoping my old brain can grasp reading music....
One more thing off my bucket list...wish me luck!!!!!!