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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Backyard Blooms!


 Yellow Jasmine and Pretty Pink bushes
Bradford Pears dressed in white blossoms.

Pat & Daisy Jane spraying for weeds.
There is a red bud tree on the left that will pop soon.
We are waiting for the grass to start greening up!
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Saturday lunch with Deb plus antiques!

Deb Fitzgerald picked up Pat and I around 10:30 on Saturday morning and we drove to this "Gas Station".
There is a gourmet restaurant inside.  
The Chef Point restaurant was featured on Dives, Diners, & Drive Ins on the Food Network.
I ordered the specialty duck appetizer and for lunch I had the Crab stuffed pork chop.  It was wonderful.  
Pat and Deb order the Escargot for their appetizer and for their lunch they each order Cioppino.  
"Bread pudding" is the specialty dessert and of course Deb and Pat ordered one to share. 
 I have given up desserts for Lent so not even a bite for me. 

On the way home we stopped at an Antique Mall.  
Pat wasn't very happy with us but I found some neat treasures.
When Deb and I went up to the counter to pay for our treasures 
we found Pat sitting on a Church pew talking with a lady from Fremont, Ne. 
 What a small world!!!!
A silver coffee pot!
A jar of antique beads!
The little shamrock shaped green cut glass dish!
Thanks Deb for a wonderful day! 

And one last entry to this blog.  Look who showed up yesterday in the mail from Gus Collison.  
He is our great nephew who lives in Carroll, Iowa.  
Ella, Gus's big sister sent us Flat Stanley a couple of years ago and 
we had so much fun. We are looking forward to having Stanley back with us again.  
I just wish we could get Ella and Gus to come see us also.  
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friend's Birthday Party

Appetizer Table

Birthday Cake
Fritata with a salad and roll for lunch.


Cake Ball in clay pot was the favor to take home!
A good time was had by all...
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Birthday Party Cake Balls

I made more cake balls this afternoon for a Birthday Party on Saturday. 
 They are going to be the favors that they take home. 
I love making cake balls.  They are so easy.  
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cake Balls

This past Thursday night I had one of my good friends over to demonstrate making Cake Balls to about 6 of us gals.  These were the Oreo cookie ones.  In my freezer I have several balls made from a white cake mix to be frosted for a later party this weekend.  I will be sure to take a picture of those. 
What a fun evening and Cake Balls are quite the rage!!!  
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine Table Topper

I finished my Valentine Table Topper a couple of weeks ago and Julie quilted for me last week.  
This past weekend I put the binding on and it is now on the Dining Room Table  
and ready for our party this weekend!
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