Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fresh-Cut Friday #8

Thanks for stopping by for Fresh-Cut Friday...
I'm so glad your here!

Today I'm sharing my posies from Costco. They really do have the best for the price. In my humble opinion of course. I needed a BIG bunch because I wanted to use my new Blue And White Ginger Jar that Miss Marty from A Stroll Thru Life gave me.

She knows I LOVE me some Blue and White. Isn't this beautiful!?!?!?! It is huge to. I think that I am actually going to put it by the back door. My family room is blue and white toile with touches of red and yellow. It will be darling. Thank you Marty!!! :) Eyes be soooooooo happy!!!!

Look how gorgeous it with flowers.
What a statement!

Just incase you are unaware.... Marty hosts Table Top Tuesday... So she is pretty much the Queen of beautiful Table Top Vignettes. I will be linking this to her party on Tuesday (coming up)..... Make sure you jump in for her party.
I'm also joining:
Cindy for Show and Tell Friday
Pam for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

The daisies are for Sweet Daughter! They are for me really because she is in Spokane. But they sure remind me of her. They are her favorite. I miss you baby girl!!!!

So let's get busy and see what everyone else is sharing this Fresh-Cut Friday!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

We Missed You!

Hi All!
I just wanted to pop in and show you some pictures from Saturday's Tea...
We had so much fun! I wish you all could have been there!

I saved a sweet for you!
And there's Fashonista and Jamie....
And Marty, CeeKay and finally our Hostess... Laura!

We really did have so much fun celebrating The Royal Wedding and having tea.

There really are no other bloggers like Arizona Bloggers!

P.S. Friday is Fresh-Cut Friday!

Click on the button on my side bar for more info!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Royal-TEA Par-TEA Favors

Saturday is the Arizona Blogger's Royal Tea sponsored and organized by the Lovely Laura at Decor to Adore. We will be celebrating William and Kate's engagement with all things royal.
So of course this is a perfect time to share a tiny treasure with all the ladies.

So I made 15 of these little babies.... I hope all the Royal Tea Attendants like them!

I'm linking to Show and Tell Friday


Pink Saturday

Thank you to both Cindy and Beverly for hosting these fun Linking Par- TEA's!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Quick Reminders:

Next Friday... Fresh-Cut Friday .... click on the button on my side bar to learn more.

Pringles Grab & Go Challenge.... April 9th.... The options are limitless... click on the button on the side bar for more info.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Yummy Ooey Gooey Melt In Your Mouth Cookies

  • 1 8oz brick cream cheese, room temp.
  • 1 stick butter, at room temp.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 18oz box moist cake mix.... (I used milk chocolate and then added red food coloring to make red velvet) The possibilities are endless...
  • Confectioner's sugar for dusting

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Then beat in the vanilla extract. Beat in the cake mix.

Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls. Roll the chilled batter in tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner's sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and gooey. Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioner's sugar, if desired. (my hubs does not like confectioner's sugar... So I made half with out)
These are sooooo seriously yummy!

C is for Cookie, Coffee and Chocolate...

That's good enough for me!

I think Cookie Monster said that....

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!

It is the weekend and the weather is absolutely beautiful!
I will be in the yard .... planting and weeding... AGAIN!
But I will also be at the old craft table!
I have some projects to finish up ...
Some to start!

I am very excited to be participating in Laura's Spring Swap...
read more about by clicking on her button.

And I have a couple of extra Pringles Grab & Go cans to decorate....
Are you joining me for the Challenge?
You can get these little short stack cans at Circle K and at WalMart.
If you don't know about it.... click on the button to find out.
Feel free to spread the word.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day!

Iced Green Tea Latte'

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Quintessental Tea Cookie - Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons loose Earl Grey tea leaves (2 tea bags were perfect)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature


In a food processor, pulse together the flour, tea, and salt, until the tea is just spotted throughout the flour. ( I do not have a large food processor so I just sifted the ingredients in my flour sifter and it worked great) Add the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and butter. Pulse together just until a dough is formed. Place dough on a sheet of plastic wrap, and roll into a log, about 2 1/2-inches in diameter. Tightly twist each end of wrap, and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Slice the log into 1/3-inch thick disks. Place on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart (2 probably needed depending on size of sheets). Bake until the edges are just brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and cool to room temperature.

These really are yummy!
The Earl Grey gives a bright, fresh taste to the shortbread.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fresh-Cut Friday # 7

It is another First Friday!
Welcome to Fresh-Cut Friday #7.
I am so very glad you are here!
Today I'm sharing a vignette from my living room.

Just a cute fresh-cut mixture.

I think this is the first bouquet that I have shared in a long time that doesn't
have a fresh rose in it! WOW!

Sometimes when my bouquets start to get a little tired....

I break them up and spread them out!

I hope you enjoyed this little floral interlude....

Please join in!

I am linking up for Pink Saturday AND I will have the Linky tool up all weekend.

Come on!