Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fun for the kiddos

I've made these Confetti Kebabs for one of my daughter's parties and they are so much fun and a unique tastey treat for all! This recipe is from Cook's Country magazine 2005!I thought I would share this recipe if you haven't tried them yet.

Hope you can read the recipe...just squint a little! Enjoy!


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Key to Happiness

Hello All! Sorry I have not been in blog world for a week or so. I guess it's those lazy,hazy days of summer. Nothing too exciting going on here.Which is good because school starts back up on Aug. 1oth here{which is my B-day} Whoo Hoo! All the kids activities will be going on and I have 3 going in 3 different grade level schools next year. Ugh!Life will be busy!I still will manage to get all my crafting done too though! In fact I entered a contest on the DIY Martha Stewart wedding website..

It's a wedding favor/ centerpiece. I thought why not enter and I encourage all of you crafty people to do it too! Why Not and who knows you may get noticed by Martha! Anyways just wanted to let you all know I'm still here just enjoying the last weeks of summer!


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Saturday!

Just waking up and already have visions of pancakes and waffles on my mind! I love them! I don't make a habit of eating them all the time but every once in awhile I'll make them on the weekend or even make them for dinner! The kids love it!I actually love chocolate chips in mine!My favotite were at a place I've been to called The Blackberry Farm in Tennesee.They were some kind of blueberry,oatmeal nut combination...oh and they were called griddle cakes! Remind me a bit like these.......

This photo is from Mary Engelbreit's cookbook! Cornmeal Pancakes with Cranberry Compote. Ooh La la!Well Just thought I'd tempt your tummies! I'm off for a jog before I start flipping the cakes! Have great day!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mon Amour

Today is my 17th wedding Anniversary! Wow has time flown by!I remember the day we met so long ago.My husband is French and I met him on a cruise! Yes...It's a love boat story!So funny though...I didn't understand a word he said to me. I just would smile alot and and nod like I knew what he was saying when we first met.. It took awhile before I could understand him with his heavy accent. He still has a heavy accent and many people have a hard time figuring out what he's saying. Anyways It's a love story for sure and today marks our 17 years of marriage!He's a man I admire so much and I'm so lucky to share my life with him!Always and Forever!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Timeless Beauty

I've been busy creating! I had fun with this perticular piece! It's an asymmetrical necklace. I love making necklaces that are unique and artsy and pretty too!This necklace does have a Timeless Beauty about it! It has a brass locket as the pendant with a vintage watch face on it.If you would like more information about it just click on to my Etsy shop. I've been making lots of new earrings too! Anyways just wanted to share my newsest creation!Have great day!


Monday, July 13, 2009

Le Tour de France

Wow! My son did get some good pictures! He is back from his trip from France! His pictures are spectacular!I thought I'd share a few of the Tour as it was passing through Montpellier!
Lance Armstrong!

He captured so many shots I could just fill up pages with them! Looks like they had the perfect spot for viewing!I thought they were really cool and thought I would share ! Have a great day!


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Carte Postale

Today my son is coming home from a 2 week stay in France with his grandma! Wow! what an experience he has had.First time away from home for so long and by himself! We have missed him! Grandma has kept him busy taking him to all the sights you can see in Paris! He's been to Normandy in the north of France and to Montpellier in the south!We have recieved these postcards with small greetings written on them. I can't wait to hear all about his trip and to see the over 480 photos he says he took! His sister let him borrow her Flip video camera too! So we shall see some films too! Ooh La la.....What a trip I'm sure! For grandma too! I would like to Thank grandma for taking such good care of him and teaching him the language and culture of of France!!! As I've said before...Grandma doesn't speak English and my son doesn't speak French. It makes everything interesting!!!Anyways,we are anxiously awaiting his return and I bet he's ready to come home too!It's bitter sweet when you have to leave from vacation and family but always good to come home too!I'll keep you posted on his time spent in France.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

It's a Summer Giveaway!

What a lovely one it is!!! AliceW. is having a blog giveaway in celebration of her second anniversary of blogging. Look at all these goodies one lucky winner will recieve! Such a beautiful display of delightful items! Alice has such a beautiful blog! If you have not seen it you will fall in love! Let her know I told you so!Have a great weekend full of inspiration!


Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Friday!

I just thought I would share a picture of my favorite funky shoes! They are so cute and I was so excited to have found them! I found them at my favorite store last summer on their sale rack! They really make a statement when I wear them! I love them because they are unique,fun and oh so one of a kind!I recieve tons of compliments when I wear them and you can see why! So anyways I wanted to share with you these happy shoes and wish you all a happy Friday!!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I'm such a lucky gal!

The other day Crystal from let me know I was a winner in her monthly drawing on her blog!In no time I recieved the beautiful black and white angel print in the mail! I just love it!I'm already putting against the wall here and there figuring out the perfect place for it after I frame it.You must check out her blog and her Etsy shop if you haven't already! Thank you again Crystal! Also I was very honored to recieve a lovely blog award from my friend Tina from !It's the Bella Sinclair award.It was created to celebrate art in the blogs and honor the value of friendships,sisterhood and caring. It is to be awarded to the gifted,accomplished,elequent and talented blogger whose friendship and influence inspire us to do our best. Many thanks to Tina! I'm very flattered.

I guess with this award you may or may not pass it on and I choose to pass it on to all of my blogger friends! I'm truly inspired every day by those of you who blog with me!Hugs to all!


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!

Wishing everyone a Happy and safe 4th of July!I'll be taking the family in town to see the spectacular fireworks show tonight! It's an amazing show in Atlanta!!!Wishing all a happy day!

Friday, July 3, 2009

For the love of the red,white & sacre bleu

Skimming through the pages of one of my old Home Companion magazines I found this page with a sweet cottage display.Adorable heart sachets,tiny oldiers and a sequin-embellished Eiffel Tower adorn these shelves edged in pom pom trim. This is a perfect setting and I'll tell you why! Last Sunday my young teenage son went to France by himself for 2 weeks to stay with grandma! This was the first time he has flown by himself and has been gone away for so long.He and grandma are together and she is showing him the sights around Paris,Normandy and he's going to be seeing a day of the Tour de France in Montpellier. {south of France} They are having a great time! I can't wait to hear all about it!!! Remember...grandma doesn't speak English and my son doesn't speak French! This will be an unbelievable experience!!Anyways my thoughts are in France and thinking about the 4th of July! Wishing you all a happy holiday!!