Friday, August 29, 2008

The British Have Invaded the USA-1964!

Who was your FAVORITE BEATLE?!!!!
George, John, Paul or Ringo?

I am almost screaming this as I write it! Remember how exciting it was when the Beatles came to America! We could hardly sleep and when we did, we were dreaming of them! Remember the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 live from New York where they were first introduced? My cousin Suzi has pictures of it, yes with her little Brownie camera she snapped black & white photos of the TV screen during the show! What a hoot! When I was 12 years old the movie "Hard Days Night" (their first movie) was playing at a local theater in my hometown, where my cousin and I went to see it! The theater was FILLED with screaming girls and of course I was one of them! I had to be taken out of the theater by an usher and taken to the street outside to catch my breath! My heart was hurting and I couldn't breath! Such emotions for a little girl but those Beatles knew how to pull at a girls heartstrings!

My cousin loved Ringo and had EVERYTHING that was "Ringo"! Her collection was large and expensive! The day Ringo got married she had me come over to help her "trash" everything that she collected of him! She sobbed with each poster she ripped off the wall and each item, one by one she threw into the trash! Her heart was broken! I am sure she wishes she could have all that stuff back because she would be a rich woman today! LOL!

My favorite song at 12 years old was...
"I Want to Hold Your Hand"!
Anyhoo, my FAVORITE BEATLE was PAUL! Dreamy PAUL! My teenage years wouldn't have been the same without the Beatles, Beach Boys and friends! XO XO XO XO

Friday, August 22, 2008

I treasure each of YOU and Thank You for being my blogger friend!
Have a wonderful weekend dears!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Monday is Wash Day!

A few post down I talked about the clothesline. Today the laundry room! Since I spend a few hours a week in my Laundry Room, sprucing it up a bit has made my experience there more pleasant! A few tiny touches can make a difference! I made the Laundry sign a few years ago.
I am going to change out the door for a glass french door and add lace curtains for more light. I did this in my last home to the pantry door!

To make my clothes fresher and brighter I add 1/2 cup of Borax and 1/2 cup of white vinegar to each load, then I add Downy Vanilla/Lavender softener to the rinse.
The clothes smell so heavenly!
What day do you do laundry?
I like Mondays best!
Wishing you a wonderful wash day! XO

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Grand Opening of "Never Enough Bows"!

Isn't my littlest Granddaughter Sadie darling! Her Mommy Stephanie and Aunt Stacie have opened up the sweetest store
"Never Enough Bows"
filled with handmade bows and
ballerina Tutu's! Take a peek at the store! XO

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Fun in the SUMMERTIME...

When August comes around the corner I want to take in as much Summer as I can because Fall in almost here!
What are your favorite things to do in the summer months?
I love to have BBQ's, swim in the pool, be with family, eat homemade ice cream, make sweet visits to the beach and when each evening cools off I LOVE rocking in my rocking chair on my front porch! Now that's a bit of heaven!
Hope you are enjoying the end of summer and all the blessings summer brings! XO

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Did Someone Say CHOCOLATE?

Do you ever CRAVE chocolate?
I sure do, so today I will make yummy Peanut Butter Cups!
What do you LOVE when you have a chocolate craving?
Now off to tie my new apron on and start baking! XO PEANUT BUTTER CUP COOKIES

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.

Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well.

Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball.
Cool and carefully remove from pan.