Sunday, May 30, 2010

How about a little holiday GIVEAWAY?

Aaahhh...the crazy, lazy days of summer!

Time is short...Leave a comment TODAY!!!


It's really gorgeous here in Florida at this time of year...


hot but perfect for the pool or just lounging!

I even got a new lawn chair today! I love sitting outside with a good book!


AND I love everything Sarah Addison Allen has written!

Visit her website HERE

Her latest book, The Girl Who Chased the Moon is wonderful!

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I have an extra copy of Garden Spells, the first book she wrote that I would like to give away!


A quote from one of her reviews, "the blending of horticultural folklore, the supernatural and a big dollop of Southern flavor should find favor with a wide swath of readers."

I absolutely LOVE her books and she lives in Asheville, NC...which makes her special to me, too!

So if you would like to have a copy of Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen,

1. please become a follower if you aren't already

2. tell me the name of a book you've enjoyed reading

That's all....just leave a comment now!

I'll draw a winner and announce it on June 1st!

And enjoy this beautiful summer time weather!


PS I will be doing another giveaway for one of Bobbie Hinman's Fairy books next month!

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Friday, May 28, 2010


I finally did it...I bought something at the Thrift store that I can't even find when I try to google it! I have NO idea what it is! Amended at the bottom of this post! Thanks!

I thought it was cookie cutters when I first saw it in the bag....


but the attachments screw into the wooden handle...


and it does....WHAT?


Does anyone have any ideas? Have you ever done that before? Have you bought something just because it looked neat but you didn't know what it was? Hubby says the metal is aluminum. (yes, he's still speaking to me! lol)

I searched and I searched....and this is what I found! Thanks to the first comment for a little nudge in the right direction! Look at Wikipedia for this info....

"Rosettes are a thin, cookie-like deep-fried pastry of Scandinavian origin. They are traditionally made during Christmas time. Rosettes are made using intricately designed irons. The iron is heated to a very high temperature in oil, dipped into the batter, then re-immersed in the hot oil to create a crisp shell around the metal. The iron is immediately removed and the rosette is separated from the iron. Usually, the edges of the rosette are dipped into frosting or sugar. Rosette recipes are popular in the United States among families with Scandinavian ancestry."

They are for making Rosettes! Now I need to find a recipe and try to make some!

Hope you're having a fun day! Don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE !!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Wednesday Wee Ones" The Sock Fairy

The Sock Fairy by Bobbie Hinman will delight readers young and old!


How does the fairy do it?


What will happen next?


Listen to the CD while you read along!


And let your imagination take you places you've never been!

Don't you love the dedication she's made to her grandchildren? Delightful!


Visit The best fariry books website to learn more about these precious books!


My girls have a little lavender fairy to share with all of you!


Enjoy your day!


 rainbow Take time to PLAY...and read a book...just for FUN! rainbow

Monday, May 24, 2010

We went to the beach but.....

we didn't stay on the beach!


My hubby loves to do 'research' before we take a trip


and this time he found a Bed and Breakfast


in a small town near New Smyrna Beach.


It was only a short drive to the beach and we loved it!


Ring we have reservations? heehee!


Welcome to The 1876 Heritage Inn !


I loved the antiques and original hardwood floors and hubby loved the nice big breakfast!


We spent one afternoon at Canaveral National Seashore 


and that was a gorgeous beach with LOTS of seashells!


I would rather look out at the ocean and breathe it all in than just about anything else in the world....


a close second would be to pick up shells!


You never know what treasures you will find! ( I did NOT disturb this crab!)


And yes....


I picked up over 200 shells...


I couldn't stop myself! lol


I didn't color enhance or sharpen these photos so that hopefully you can see the misty look of the ocean and the colors of gray, green and blue....AMAZING!


Hope you have a wonderful week! It's hard to believe it's Monday....vacation days sure do FLY by! What do you have planned for today? Is it sunny and warm at your house today? ENJOY! island

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Florida sunshine and vintage finds!

It's gorgeous here in Florida right now! The weather is perfect and I've been spending time at the pool every day! It's nice to get a little sun after such a long, cold winter!

I also love spending time in the lanai...


I see a lot of Florida knick knacks at the thrift store....


these I couldn't pass up!


They  are a cute little set of coasters...with a flamingo and palm trees!

Add an alligator and you have the perfect decor! heehee!


Hope you are enjoying nice weather!


We are driving to the coast today to spend some time on the beach!

Enjoy your day!


Would you like some ice tea with lemon?


 island Be back soon! island

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Wednesday Wee Ones" A little more pink and green for FUN!

I just couldn't resist this new little sleeper for my dollie, Lillibelle.


She's a doll made in Germany by Brigitte Leman 

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I love her dolls! They are so lifelike and fun to dress in real baby clothes!


Lilliebell even has her own baby, made by Lee Middleton.


Are we too old for pig tails? Do you enjoy wearing pretty Spring colors?

Have a Happy Wednesday!

Take time to play...and wear pink and green! island