From somebody's trash to my treasure. I like to re-style & re-create what was once a cast off. Isn't that what Jesus does with us?

Friday, March 29, 2013


This month and next we have LOTS of celebrations in my house! It's the month of birthdays!! In March we celebrate my brother, his wife and my mom (see my beautiful mom above with my sis and two girls) and in April we party for my Gracie, myself and my sis!! It's one fabulous way to welcome in Spring!!
It may not be so warm outside yet, but we are feeling the warmth inside! It's so much fun!
I saw this yummy recipe somewhere for an open faced tuna on a baquette. It looked so pretty and sounded so yummy, I thought it was the perfect menu for my mom's spectacular day.
And it was!! You mix cans of albacore tuna with capers, homemade mayonnaise (I can't believe I made it myself!!) Italian parsley and hard boiled egg, salt and pepper and scoop it unto a crusty piece of Italian bread. Then you broil it in the oven smothered with provolone, Parmesan or Swiss cheese -- whatever you prefer. S.C.R.U.M.P.T.I.O.U.S.
I tossed a pretty green leafy salad next to it with plenty of little mandarin oranges, slivered almonds and feta cheese. OH SO GOOD!!!
One of all of our favorites is cheese cake. Creamy, thick, New York style cheesecake. I have a great recipe and ended up making three. (gotta have one for my party in April, you know?) That's when my ancient hand mixer decided to die and I was left with a bowl of eight cream cheeses and a smoky, smelly mixer. Thankfully it was mostly mixed. So we ate some more and sang and asked the Lord to bless my mom for another beautiful year.
I'm looking forward to some great partying in April. Gracie is having a Hello Kitty slumber party. She wants a three-tiered chocolate cake with white icing. L.O.V.E.  I'm headed to one of my favorite local towns for some bring-it-on pampering. An all day affair at our wonderful Hershey Spa where I'll have a rain forest "shower", cocoa soak and chocolate massage. We'll follow all that up with a Mediterranean lunch in our white, fluffy robes. So can't wait!!!! Maybe I'll even have pictures to share! OOh La La!!! 
Until then...... 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Visit by a Movie Star

Hello Dear Friends --
I got a new camera recently. A Nikon 3100. It was a complete surprise and welcome gift! In the midst of my random shooting, a movie star graced the room and I couldn't help but take her picture.
Well, maybe a lot of pictures! 
She loved posing and I loved snapping!
It wasn't long before my house was filled with movie stars dancing all around!
I'm blessed to have such precious stars in my life!

How about you?