Monday, January 30, 2012

Fresh Berries and Homemade Granola

I went to the Farmers Market and saw beautiful ripe blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. So I bought some and was craving some homemade granola with it. So out came the recipe books and I picked Nigella Lawson's.
I ended up adding more almonds and walnuts because I love the toasted crunch to it.
My little honey bear container
 from Sprouts is so cute.
Cook in the oven for 50 minutes,
 turning during the process to bake evenly. 
There's nothing like fresh fruit.
Homemade granola with all the 
goodies you like to put in it.
Just right for a great start 
for a beautiful day!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Yuri's Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Yuri!
We had a wonderful birthday 
for our friend, Yuri.
Thank you Mary, for hosting 
and making an amazing meal. 
Tami and Linda were there to celebrate too!
The food was delicious!
Beautiful Salads
Homemade Lasagne 

The Birthday girl was so cute
 in the crown Linda made.
Cute Shoes
Dessert for the Queen
Yuri brought origami paper so we 
could decorate boxes and eggs.

It was a very fun project.
My New Origami Egg
My new decorated box wishing Yuri 
"A Happy Birthday".

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stamped Vintage Chair

I've had an old chair that I wanted to reupholster and extend it's life with new fabric.

 Some of my french stamps might be fun so I went with it.

As Stan and I were putting the new material on the chair,  we noticed our daughter, Carly's signature on the bottom, the year 2000. She was born in 1990, it was an unexpected treasure.

After the work, we were happy with the results.
A Vintage Chair 

With A New Fresh Look

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Birds At Our Home

We took a walk on Sunday and a family in a nearby neighborhood was selling their zebra finches.
They had raised them and wanted to give them a good home. 
We used to have silver finches when our kids were younger.
 So, we know how to take care of them.
They were so cute, we couldn't resist. So now we have 2 new additions to our home. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sugar Cookies

We decided to make sugar cookies with the kids.
What can I spell with the letter A?
When the kids were little, we would always be baking together, having fun trying new recipes.  
We enjoyed this holiday with our children, playing games, day trips and cooking.
Hope everyone had a great time being with their families and sharing memories of past holidays. Looking forward to making new ones for 2012.

I also joined a cookie party! Go and check out the amazing cookies!

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