Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hard to resist!

Hello darlings,
I hope your weekend was splendid !  Our
weekend was a wonderful one, some dear 
friends invited us for dinner, and I wanted
to surprise the hostess with a torte.  So I
decided to make this easy recipe that I have,
it's also very delicious and mouth watering.
Here are a few photos.    Enjoy!

A torte and tea for you and me!

A cute pair of bunnies are joining too!

Here is the recipe:

Angel Lush with Pineapple
Prep: 15 minutes plus refrigerating

1 pkg. (4-serving size) Vanilla Flavor
Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 can (20 oz.) Crushed Pineapple
in juice, undrained
1 cup thawed Whipped Topping
1 pkg. (10oz.) prepared round angel
food cake (I used yellow cake)
10 small strawberries

MIX dry pudding mix and pineapple with
juice in a medium bowl.  Gently stir in
whipped topping.
CUT cake horizontally into 3 layers.
PLACE bottom cake layer, cut side up,
on serving plate.  Spread 11/3 cups of the
pudding mixture onto cake layer; cover
with middle cake layer.  Spread 1 cup of
the pudding mixture onto middle cake layer;
top with remaining cake layer.  Spread with
remaining pudding mixture.  Refrigerate at
least 1 hour or until ready to serve.
Makes 10 servings.

Have a Sweet week!
I'm joining...

Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

French Flavor - Part I

Bonjour darlings,

I hope everything is well with you!  I have been
very busy working in my daughter's room.  She
wanted her bedroom changed for a French style.
We bought a couple of furniture pieces through
craigslist, and added to the ones that she already
own.  I have painted all her furniture, and  did
some changes to it with the help of my hubby. 
She chose her furniture to be painted white, and  
the accessories that she pick are black, white and
hot pink .

Enjoy the beginning of  Ooh la  la !

This vanity was found through craigslist, at an
antique store.   

Primer's first coat

Mirror's frame

Night stands

Jewelry Armoire

To the drawers I covered the old holes
and my husband drilled new ones in the
center, and we changed the hardware of
the vanity and the jewelry armoire.

From this...
To this.

This was on the top of the mirror,
and now has this plaque .

A lots of work, but the results are very

I'm in love with the results of this headboard,
and I think you will too!

This plaque is going to be attached on the top
of the headboard.

Can you picture the headboard with
that plaque.  Beautiful!

Primer done!

Upholstery done, now it needs the trim
and the plaque attached.

Just a little taste of what is coming next.
My dear husband has been helping me
with all the extras.  He sure is a
Keeper.  ;) 
 and he is also working with his second
bird carving, a cute sparrow.

Here's a few photos of the bird.
I heart birds!

 Individual feather have been burned.

Stay tuned for French Flavor - Part II

I'm joining . . .

Sherry for Open House Party

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Missing Him and Welcoming our New Addition

We lost our precious Chico of kidney failure on 9-11-11, and we are missing him greatly.  He was so sweet and very special.  Chico was a runt, and when he was born the lady that used to own him thought that he was not going to make it.  She took him to the doctor,  he told her that he was fine, and he sure was. 

He brought us lots of happy days.  Chico was my son's cat.  He developed this special bond.  Chico spent most of his time in my son's room, while Duchess is always in my daughter's room.  I always said that Chico was so talkative, because he would make sounds to let us know what he wanted.  He also loved greens,  especially the strawberries' green part.  He loved to drink running water from the faucet.  Every time we gave him catnip he went berserk.  Chico had a little problem, he loved to drown his toys.  We don't know why, but he did.  Chico had a few nicknames - Chico Boy, Los Pics and Chic.

We will love and remember him for ever.  Here are some precious memories caught in photos.

Gwendolyn and Wesley playing with Chico,
this was the first days of Chico at home,
Cape Cod, MA.

Chico also loved fighting with teddy bears and
cuddled up with them too.

We call this photo "The Hug of Betrayal",
because after that hug came the fight.

Wesley and his precious Chico at
Christmas time.

Chico sharing some love with Wesley.

So cute and huggable!

Chico among Gwendolyn's soft toys.
I think it's so cute that he went and
cuddled up there.

While Gwendolyn and Wesley did their
 homeschool work, Chico and Duchess
 were always with them.
Here is Chico doing his science work. Ha! Ha!

Chico and Duchess

We miss you, Chico boy!
June 14, 2003 - September 9, 2011

And now let us introduce to you our new family member, his name is Sir Rupert.  He came to bring joy when our world was covered in sadness after the lost of our precious Chico.  Sir Rupert was born August 1, 2011.  When he arrived in our home September 11, 2011, he was so small compared to Duchess.  He's also very special, so far he has learned to do and to love everything that Chico did except drowning toys.  Thank goodness! Sir Rupert loves water.  On the other hand, for Duchess it has been very hard since the loss of Chico.  Her and Chico were always playing and since his loss, she's not the same.  She's not as happy as before.  Duchess is not accepting Sir Rupert yet.  We hope that she may accept him, so she can be happy again.  Duchess is a darling though, and we love her dearly.  Here are photos of our adorable Sir Rupert and Duchess.

Sir Rupert

Sir Rupert when he arrived home, and
you can see that Duchess was
maintaining some distance.

We found Sir Rupert through craigslist,
and this was the posted photo.
He's on the left side.

So cute!




So Precious!

Little angels!

This photo is when Duchess
came home.

So lovable!

The Duchess

Friends for Ever!

Take some time to stop and smell the Roses!

Have a lovely day!




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