I also go the gorgeous pink cupcake papers and a whole bunch of other fun plastic toppers for birthdays to come. The sugar I got locally and it was so sparkly- the photo doesn't do it justice but it had gold irridescent sparkle to it. The recipe came from The Cake Book and they were so yummy.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I have always been a sucker for any sort of festive baked good. When I was little, our neighbor worked for a company that made (imported?) all the stuff you would ever need for baking including all the fantastic little toppers. Sometimes he would take his daughter and I to the warehouse and we could look around the floor, under all the shelves for little plastic treats that had gotten lost and he would let us keep them. For this last bday my daughter wanted dog toppers and I found them on etsy at Bake it Pretty. I
Thursday, May 7, 2009
This is the view from my bedroom window. I love this time of year because in the morning I can just roll over in my bed and gaze on this sea of pink as I wake up. Our bathroom also has a window that looks on this but the glass is that non see thru privacy glass and the diffused pink cast that comes through this time of year makes everyone look great.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Saturday we had the weirdest storm move through here. It seemed like all of a sudden rain started coming down in sheets- huge sheets that moved through in waves. Plus huge (for us) hail, lightning and strong winds. The weird part was that it could not have lasted more than 5 to 10 minutes. And in that small amount of time the power was knocked out to 38,000 people. Sadly it took about 28 hours to get the power back on and ,because of false reports of it coming on sooner, I left the fridge closed and hoped for the best. Last night I had to clean it all out except a little bit of unopened cheese. I spose it is nice to have a clean fridge but to lose all tht food was frustrating. I will say that power losses in the spring are so much better than the winter ice storm ones because we were warm and could drive places if we needed.
Friday, May 1, 2009
There haven't been a ton of sales but I hit one today that was a great one so I would rather have one good sale over 5 mediocre sales anyday. Here's my haul. The great thing about this sale was that the prices were very fair. Also, there was a little room off the garage that smelled just like the way my Grandma's garage smelled and it was a nice scent memory for sure. How cute is that little wall pocket. It is stamped "made in Japan" and has a nice opaly luster to it. The other great thing is that I found the pressure cooker for my father in law that he has been looking for for awhile. It is in unused condition though it must be many years old.
I love finding things on my list. I walked by these on my way to taking photos and thought you should see these too. So beautiful and everytime I walk by the smell is heavenly!
This is actually from a sale a few weeks ago. I love little shell treasures and this little dish is great.
We need to have a fondue party and now we can. The little embroidery is so sweet and the sheet package has never been opened. So cute.
These might be my favorites. They are brand new (but old) and something about those colors feels like birthday cake to me. Things will be half price tomorrow so I may go back and see if the awesome enamel pin set is still there. It was $22 which seemed high but it was in great shape. Hope everyone else found good sales today!