Friday, January 22, 2010

CUPCAKE Disappearing Act!

I posted about these CUPCAKES about 7 months ago...they are the BEST cupcakes I have ever eaten! Daughter Shelli surprised me with a sweet little box of them recently.
Time stops when I eat one.
I had to share one with you! Enjoy!Homemade creamy strawberry frosting with shaved chocolate.

Sweetest CUPCAKE shop here in Murrieta, CA.
All they serve is CUPCAKES.
A velvety dark chocolate cake, made from scratch.
It MELTS in your mouth!
Who needs a fork?
A bit of heaven...wasn't it yummy!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chair "Pillowcase" Covers!

A sweet touch...
Because of blogging, I have saved tons of $$$ on magazines! I find magazines cover to cover while visiting bloggers such as yourself for inspiration! Blogland is where the action is and all the tips a gal could ask for on decorating, cooking, sewing, gardening, encouragement, support...the list goes on forever! THANK YOU sweet bloggers for all the above! This chair "pillowcase" cover inspiration came from several of you and thought I would give it a try. I am so pleased that I did!
I bought this set of vintage pillowcases from
Stefanie at Rose Petals and Rust. She has the cutest Lollishop! Added some pink seam binding, some sweet poises from Elyse at cottage and a vintage earring I have used many times for dressing up for tea parties.

Isn't this handy work beautiful? All for a pillowcase!
A matching one for the other captains chair.
I need 4 more!

Now off for so more inspiration!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Dinner Party!

Once again food with style has featured one of my dishes with some WONDERFUL cooks! I am tickled each time she does! She posts daily and the pictures and blogs are a treat in themselves!
Last night we had a dinner party with a group of friends. Hubby made the White Chili this time and was it good! He used less spices which made it more mild. As usual, the chili was a big hit! We had so much fun and laughed until we had tears running down our cheeks!
"Laughter is the best medicine"!
1 year ago I posted the While Chili recipe after camping in my little vintage trailer with hubby in the Arizona desert. I cooked it dutch~oven style. This time, on the stove. Either way, it is yummy! Make up a batch!
White Chicken Chili
Daughter Shelli's Recipe
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 med. yellow onion, chopped
3 teaspoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cans - 15 1/2 oz. Great Northern Beans, rinsed & drained
2 cans - 14 1/2 oz. chicken broth
FOR a MORE MILD chili, add 1/2 of the green chilies & spice ingredients.
(We did it with this batch and it was good and not to spicy!)
3 cans - 4 oz. chopped green chilies
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teapoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups (16 oz.) sour cream
1 cup (1/2 pint) whipping cream
*Topping - Fritoes & shredded cheese
In a saucepan, saute chicken, onion & garlic powder in oil until cooked. Add beans, broth, chilies & seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer uncovered for 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat & stir in sour cream and whipping cream. Let stand for 10 minutes for sause to thicken. Serve immediatley.
In a large saucepan, saute chicken, onion & garlic powder in oil until cooked. Put chicken into a crockpot & add all other ingredredients EXCEPT sour cream and whipping cream. Heat then add sour cream & whipping cream. Turn on "warm" for hours.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Apron Giveaway!

My darling daughter~in~law Stephanie and her darling twin sister Stacie are having a APRON giveaway on their sewing blog Never Enough... ! They are wonderful seamstress and you will love this cutie pie "personalized" Apron!
(You can see some pics of my grandchildren on the sidebar and throughout the blog to ~wink!)
It can be yours with your name on it!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Box Full of Sweetness!

My darling blogger friend Elyse at cottage whom many of you know, makes the sweetest things for her Etsy shop! I can never resist what she makes and often get my sugar~fix there!
In blogland, I am Elyse's fairyBLOGmother and honored by this sweet title she has bestowed upon me! xox

She always wraps everything with love and always sends "something extra"!

I bought 2 sets of these adorable match boxes she makes...
and this darling clothespin doll "Posie Paulette"!Look at that face!
Lovingly made.
I gasped when I saw some of the boxes had my name on them filled with tiny treasures! She also added the ADORE stamp, WISH glitter letters and a darling ballerina like the ones I had as a little girl!
You can find her Etsy shop on her blog... cottage
Thank you sweetie! xox
Have a wonderful week everyone!