Friday, June 24, 2011

New things and A yummy gluten free recipe

Well summer is officially here! It has been very,very hot this past week! So far our summer break has kept us quite busy.
I wanted to share a few pics of some new items I've been working on for my Etsy Shop.
   Some new hair clips
I really like the vintage feel they have.
Last week we celebrated my nieces B-day and
because my sister eats gluten free
and my niece had a request for
lemon bars and rasberry pockets
we decided to make the goodies to share.
So we could all share in the sweet treats.
These are the little yummies my sister made...
oh, so lemony, lemon bars and little raspberry tarts!
The raspberry tarts were made with a cream cheese dough!
Oh my! They were delish!
And I gave it a go at a recipe to share, "Peanut Butter and chocolate chunk cookies"! 
I substituted chocolate chips for the chunks.
I got it here
it was a link from The foodgawker
Did a mention I love this site!
Oh, do they have so many goodies!
And the pics are fabulous!
The cookies were pretty darn yummy too!
So yummy they became breakfast,lunch and dinner.

I had to show a pic of how much my garden box has grown!
I thought my garden was never going to grow but it's amazing how all the sunshine has given it a boost! Now its
growing like crazy. Weeds and all!

Hope you all are having a nice start to summer!



Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer break...

Summer break is finally here, (shouts of joy) although with the weather we have been having lately,
it hasn't really been feeling to summer break like yet!
This week though, expecting lots of sunshine!
We have had a very busy past couple of weeks!
Biggest, being my oldest son graduating from high school.
"Oh where"  "oh where" does the time go?
It was a wonderful ceremony and a wonderful day celebrating
with family and friends!
And of course lots and lots of good food!
Hit of the party, "Broccoli salad"! yummo!
We are now stepping into the next chapter preparing
for college life!
Let me just say, one word...Overwhelming!

His brother helped decorate the cupcakes, this one he made just for him.

I have also been busy with some orders from my Etsy shop
These wreaths are for a wedding!
each flower is handmade from paper.
I think the results our pure prettiness!

My morning addiction has been
 coffee and this lovely spread...
So addicted to nutella!
This recipe above we had to try!
I got it from an adorable blog
that I found recently
(Did I mention adorable)

The recipes for nutella are endless!
 If you go to
type in nutella

Darn, this is good stuff!
or you can try it my sons favorite way
Bugles (which are those corn, cone shaped, kinda chips) dipped in nutella!
I guess its that salty sweet, or just teenage taste buds!

My other project I've been up to, is working on the yard.
Getting it ready to relax and enjoy this summer!

Since we are going to have to spend  the  summer at the
"mi casa resort"

At least we can pretend we are at a lovely far of little cottage, maybe walking distance from the
beach. Enjoying morning coffee outside on the lovely patio, hearing the little birdies chirp....

Got my garden planted!
Hopefully this weeks sunshine will give it a much needed boost!

I am so
ready to relax and enjoy a break with the family!
Work on some me stuff!
Catch up on my favorite blogs and hopefully
blog a little more too!

Hope you all are having a wonderful day!
I'm gonna go catch some long awaited sunshine!