Monday, April 16, 2012

Sizing Eggs the Jiffy Way

Found this little gem at a local antique shop. It belonged to the owner of the shop who had a farm and actually used it to size eggs back in the day.

I think it compliments my "Farmhouse Kitchen" theme.

Imagine my surprise when I opened my April edition of Country Living magazine

and found this article. I was tickled to see my cute little egg scale.

I prefer my eggs over easy!



Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Beautiful Birthday

My birthday get-away started out with breakfast at one of the only original Bob's Big Boys left in the United States. This one was built in 1942. 

Then we headed down to Redondo Beach. It rained so hard the entire way but that didn't deter our plans. The view of thee ocean on a rainy day is beautiful. Our lovely hotel room was so cozy.
We lounged in our room, took a little nap and as the rain was beginning to let up, we headed to the pier to dine at our favorite place. 

Its very old school dining and ohhh the food is divine!

The view from our table

My husband trying to decide on his dinner selection

I already knew what I wanted!

My husband is truly my knight in shining armor

Time for the presents. He knows I am a little girl at heart so he bought this bubblegum pink toy washing machine.

Isn't this the cutest? I am gonna display it in my laundry room (as soon as he builds it for me).

What princess wouldn't want a pink refrigerator? I do I do.....
This little gem is gonna look so cute on a shelf in my kitchen. Cute as can be!

I was surprised to find this sweet bunch of goodies in the mail this week from my blog friend Deb from Garage Sale Gal.

 Now I tell you, this sweet lady has been a treasured friend of mine since I began blogging. I thank The Lord for her in my life and I am so grateful for meeting her through blogging. She knows me better than some friends I have known all my life and we have never met. I love how God opens doors for us in ways we never could have orchestrated on our own.

An adorable "rooster" egg cup and a miniature cup & saucer collection.  She  makes cards and tags and I love that little rooster tag. A vintage Easter post card for my collection too. Thank you Deb, you made my birthday so special.

Friendship, Thoughtful Presents and Precious Memories made with my husband and kids.

 I had a beautiful birthday.....thank you for all the sweet wishes.



Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Little Birthday "Get-Away"

My husband has a romantic birthday get-away planned for me for my birthday tomorrow. Dinner on the pier and a Hotel room right on the beach. He is so thoughtful, attentive, loving, sentimental, sweet and caring. I am so blessed to be the lucky lady he chose to be his wife. I absolutely could not ask for a better husband and friend. He is my hearts treasure.


Ohhhhh how I love being the birthday girl, once a year, every year! 



Monday, April 9, 2012

Got Milk ?

Do you remember the milkman? I sure do.
 We lived down the street from Jessup Dairy and they delivered milk right to our doorstep.
 As kids, we drank milk with all 3 meals.

             Oh how I wish I could go back and live in that time again, I had the best childhood.

 My husband knows how much I cherish those memories. He found this ADORABLE milk truck and bought it for me for my birthday. My birthday isn't until this Friday but he spoils me all week long.
Well its not a full-size milk truck but it is just as sweet and cute and ADORABLE as it can be.

Can't you just see the friendly milkman jump out of that truck?

Fresh Milk delivery!

I love my little milk truck!

He even found this old order pad at a little antique shop, it goes perfectly with my little truck!

How cute is that?

Milk does a body good and makes me a very happy birthday girl!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

He is Risen

Easter is such a special celebration for me. Every year I am drawn closer to The Lord as I prepare Easter dinner for my family, attend church where we sing hymns exalting The Risen King and set out all the "springtime" goodies I have collected over the years.
I used everything I had on hand to put together this centerpiece. I don't give any credit to the "Easter bunny" because he didn't die on the cross for me. I just thought he would look festive on our table.

I used our "everyday" dinner dishes but I took out my new flatware that I purchased on clearance at Dillard's after Christmas.

 I found the little white basket name placeholders at the Goodwill. I added some sweet candy kisses for favors.
A simple table

Spring colors 

A table set with love to honor The King of Kings.

Hope your Easter was special.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

My Karate Kid

It was an early morning for us on Saturday. My son competed in his first Karate tournament. We got up early to get down to Cal State Northridge. It rained all day in the Valley.
He was so nervous but did exceptionally well on his forms. He took 2nd  place.

He is so proud of himself

And so am I

My daughter was so happy to come spend the day with us and I was delighted to see her.

I took the day off tomorrow because my son is on Easter break and I want to spend some "home time" with him.We are going to spend the day getting the dining table ready for Easter dinner and tidy up the house.

I love to play around with all the ideas whirling around in my head and setting a festive table is one of my favorite things to play with.



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