Happy New Year!

Wishing you a safe and joyous New Year! 2009 was a wonderful year and we hope that 2010 brings many blessings and more good times with family and friends! XO


Happy Holidays from Minnesota!

We are here in Minneapolis for a few days. We flew here the day after Christmas - my sisters birthday and we showed up at her front door - much to her surprise! Her husband was in on the visit but she had no idea that we were flying in from So. Cal to surprise her. We have spent the last few days sledding and playing in the snow with my niece and nephew who are 3 and 5 years old. We head back home on 12/31 until then we plan to do a lot more sledding, ice skating and drinking lot's of hot cocoa.


4 Heads Being Shaved

Yes, an unusual title for a blog post...enjoy (or not) a video that my youngest and some of his running friends put together in honor of their librarian and the mother of one of their cross country coaches from last year. My son is the second one to shave his boys are really awesome!


Cake Boss

Our new favorite show on TLC is Cake Boss. The cakes that Buddy and his family create are simply amazing. Their Italian family is hilarious and I am craving cannoli's right now after watching one of the episodes - once a year they sell cannoli's for 25. each!! If you have not yet watched the show - you must!
Here's an easy recipe that my mom sent my sister and I last week;

Happiness Cake
1 C good thoughts
1 C kind deeds
2 well beaten thoughts
1 C consideration
2 C sacrifice
3 C forgiveness

Mix thoroughly. Add tears of joy, sorrow and sympathy. Flavor with love and kindly service. Fold in 4 cups of prayers and faith. Blend well. Fold into daily life. Bake well with warmth of human kindness and serve with a smile any time. It will satisfy the hunger of starved souls.


Christmas Under the Stars

Tonight I am in Costa Mesa at the Piecemakers Christmas Under the Stars Holiday Show! Please come by for a visit, we are here this evening until 9pm and again tomorrow from 9am-4pm. I have wonderful treasures; glass cloches, burlap pillows, lavender sachets, glittery houses and churches, and oh so much more! If you come by and mention this post you will receive 10% off of your purchase. Happy Holiday Shopping!