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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Have a Memorable Memorial Day

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Blueberries, watermelon and feta?

I made this instead. 
My banana stars were a little mushy but I was determined to make a 'refined sugar free' desert! 
What isn't eaten will be frozen for future smoothies!

2 packages of strawberries
3 bananas
1 package of blueberries
1 lemon or lemon juice
1 white serving platter (rectangular, mine is 16" x 11")
1 square bowl (mine is a 6" square Glad re-useable container)

Wash your blueberries thoroughly and put them in a square container that's small enough to fit within your white serving platter.
Slice the green leaves off of your strawberries, then slice them so that you get the maximum red outside area (save the pinker insides to freeze for a smoothie!).
Arrange your red stripes.
Peel and slice your bananas 1/4" thick.
Arrange your white stripes.
Squeeze lemon juice over the bananas so that they won't brown.
Quarter a few of your banana slices and throw them into the blueberry bowl for stars.

And You're DONE!

Artificial Sugar Free! Let someone else bring the cake and ice cream!

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              working to create a memorable weekend holiday...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Heaven Knows...

Heaven Knows cancer has taken some loved ones and some celebrities lately. It's a devastating disease that seems to be striking people of all age groups. But I'm not here to bring you down. I just want to celebrate the life and talents of one gifted woman: Donna Summer.
Sure, she got a bad rap as a sultry and controversial singer from the disco era, then withdrew from the limelight for a while. But her poise, faith and ability to entertain are legendary.
Her songs reminded me of my childhood and all the glamorous stars of the 80's.

Donna Summer-like Style


Donna Summer was married to Bruce Sudano, who was the father of her youngest daughter, Amanda Grace. 
The video for the song "It's Her Wedding Day" which was written and performed by Bruce Sudano for Amanda Grace, was filmed at the Florida home (where she later died).
and includes scenes from the wedding. Daughters Mimi and Brooklyn are also in the video.

Very Sweet.

Rest in Peace Donna and Everyone that has lost the battle to cancer.


Saturday, May 12, 2012

My Cup Runneth Over!

Oh, what's a girl to do?! 
This big pile of shoes shows that my obsession has gotten ridiculous!
(most of them are donations or the result of crafty thrift store hunting, bargain basement sales, 
but never full price)

Even though I've recently weeded out some to donate, my closet is over-flowing with shoes!
The straw on the camel's back came when I tripped over some in the dark the other night...something's gotta change! 
My mom used to say, "I won't buy you anything nice until you learn how to take care of what you have"...gotta love your momma's advice (almost 30 years later)

So, First I tried this

But it wasn't enough, so now I'm looking at other solutions like:

Source: via glorious on Pinterest

When you live in a small home with reach-in closets,
finding a functional solution can be difficult but I've always loved the idea of a lazy susan
(why is she lazy? I think she's smart!)

I think these are ALL very practical solutions

Source: via glorious on Pinterest

Source: via glorious on Pinterest

Source: via glorious on Pinterest

            Then, there's the stuff that dreams are made of!

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But, knowing me, I'd still find something to trip over in the middle of the night!


good gracious!

happy mother's day to you!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

For the Love of Orange

I'm trying to incorporate more orange into my life...just to spice it up a bit!

curtains at Z Gallerie

Parking Signs 
(snapped with my phone: a good way to remember where I parked!)

Retro Chairs

Bold Parking Sticker

Interesting Mirror

Modern Painting

 Orange Rose from my Mother's rose garden

Happy Cinco De Mayo, Kentucky Derby,
 Jewish Sabbath Day
and Mother's Day (next weekend)!