Monday, February 28, 2011

February Scavenger Hunt

Linking today with Kathy from Postcards from the P.P. for February's Scavenger Hunt. This was so much fun! Trying to find a different interpretation of each challenge. Here we go:

Last minute doesn't give you many choices!

Couldn't find a Big clock so this is my kitchen clock.

A bridge crossing the "locks" of Lockport (my town) made with an old train track.

My husband's high school trumpet (over 40 yrs ago) in the original case. He still plays it for the Saints games. Which leads us to......

New Orleans headlines this Superbowl year.

Park bench from the park behind my house along the canal.

My post box.

My granddaughter's eyes.

A heart I painted a few years ago.

Something red I made for my great nephew.

My dad's sergeant stripes from WWII.

My most comfortable shoes right now.

I'm looking forward to the March challenge! Why not play along? Flickr page here.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pink Saturday

Showing off more pinks for Beverly's pink group again this weekend. Spring has started down here and I for one couldn't be happier!! I love the warm sunshine and the few plants sprouting up here and there. The photo below shows the blooms of a peach tree down the street. Simply stunning!

Last Saturday was this little one's first birthday. She's so grown up already! My sister made her birthday cake and I did the banner and her dress for her. The weather was perfect so everyone had fun outside. 
A perfect first birthday party!!

Hope y'all all have a great pink weekend! I visited Dru last weekend at Garden of Dreams and enjoyed her tulips and tags!! Stop by How Sweet the Sound and visit her and some other pink blogs!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Pink Saturday

I'm so honored to be featured today for Pink Saturday hosted by our wonderful blog friend, Beverly. I've been posting pink on and off for quite a while now and have met some great blog friends through the years. They've made me laugh, cry and always realize how great this world can be. We are all sisters (and sometimes brothers) who want the same in life ~ a healthy, happy family and a world where we can be peaceful together and support each other.

For my pink today I'd like to share my Valentine party I hosted last Sunday for my family. I wanted to make it special and Pink, to show them how much they mean to me. And besides, we all love to be together!!

I placed Valentine tablecloths on each table and used some of the food as centerpieces. This table had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, raspberry scones, white chocolate strawberries and tea cookies.

The other table featured white chocolate strawberries, raspberry macarons, and strawberry mini cupcakes.

We also had red velvet cupcakes, fruit and cheese, chicken salad, chocolate pineapple and strawberries, more scones with lemon curd, and grape tomatoes.

For dessert we had candy and sundaes with hot fudge or salted caramel sauce (a big hit!). Of couse I'm including some pictures of my three littlest Valentines and also some wonderful news~~my daughter Katie is expecting her first child in October. We're all so excited!!

And finally, a late Valentine to all the Pink participants. I received this monday and loved it so I needed to share!!  Go here Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope y'all all have a wonderful pink week!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pink Saturday and Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day to you all. I love celebrating any holiday but usually skip over this one because of Mardi Gras. Since Fat Tuesday is so late this year, it gives me time to do a little bit for my Valentines!

I decided to make each of my grands a pillowcase. I used the darling Valentine fabric I won a few weeks ago from Freda for Georgia and Avery and bought some dinosaur fabric for Gabe. For the girls I added some machine embroidery and pieced the top together.  I just use an old pillowcase for measuring the 2 large ones and just made a pillow myself for the small one.

It's the first time I've tried writing freehand with my sewing machine and it was such fun. I know I'll be doing it again soon! I'm also having a little Valentine tea party Sunday evening. I'll post those pics next weekend if not sooner.

I also wanted to link to a new blog that I've been enjoying. Sandy, aka Doris the Great, is really funny and thrifty.

Hope y'all all have a wonderful weekend and great Valentine's Day. Hope on over to visit some other pink lovers at Beverly's, How Sweet the Sound. You'll be glad you did!

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south louisiana, United States
I'm a stay at home mom of four adult children. I've always been interested in creating and have been sewing since I was a young girl. Everyone loves lagniappe. It's the little extra things in life that make it special, whether it's a sweet, sticky kiss from a child or a great cajun cup of coffee.