Sunday, November 9, 2014

I Smell Pumpkin . . . Yum Yum

 This weekend at Rexy's place, I decided to make a cheesecake . . . Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake.  I've never made one before, first time.  I mentioned it to Rexy one time and he never forgot.  Kept reminding me that I was going to make the cheesecake this weekend . . . too funny :O)


 I found the recipe in the Country Register, picked one up at the Orange Circle, definitely a fun place to visit.


Rexy waiting patiently for the cheesecake . . . LOL!



Preparing the topping  . . . whipping cream and maple syrup


Throwing in a few walnuts with the topping 


The cheesecake looking delicious in the oven after baking for 1 hour and 15 minutes then chilled in the frige for 2 hours . . . the wait was killing us.


Project completed and already eaten . . . Oh my!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Making It Back In One Piece . . . Tuscon, Arizona

Just got back from Arizona with Rexy and bike club.  As always just a wonderful time and adventurous  too.  We visited two ghost towns and a mine,  Old Tucson, Gammons Gulch and Asarco Mineral Mine.  We actually took a tour of the mine by bus, very interesting and enjoyable.  While in Arizona we went to Tombstone for "Hellrado Week", people there love dressing up in costume for the celebration.  It was so much fun to visit there.  We ate way too much and I definitely need to cut back now.  Rexy's bike gave us a little trouble on our way back, but we made it safely back home.  Riding in the Arizona sunsets was a little scary but so worth it.  We had some beautiful cloudy days, as well as sunny ones too, Arizona is truly beautiful place to visit this time of the year!



























Monday, October 13, 2014

A Fun Day With My Daughter Cassandra :O)

 Earlier today, Cassandra and I decided to enjoy an adventure together.  It's always fun visiting the Orange Circle in the City of Orange.  Since we live so close, we thought we would spend the day there visiting some of the antique shops and of course, having some goodies and coffee too.




Cassandra is picking up some bagels for some salmon spread at home . . . yum yum!


We also pick up some pumpkins ones too . .  Fall delicious for sure.


That's yours truly . . 


 While at the Orange Circle, we visited a wonderful shop of vintage clothing and accessories for the ladies called "Elsewhere", located right on Chapman Avenue.  Some of the items were just too pretty, beaded bags, perfume decanters and some wonderful cameos and brooches.  This shop was a real treat to visit.  Will definitely stop in again for a visit.


 A corset pin cushion  . . . would love to try to make one.  Just sweet items in this cabinet.



Saturday, October 11, 2014

Roger's Gardens . . . Halloween Ready :O)


I've always wanted to visit Roger's Garden's in Corona Del Mar during the holiday season and had the opportunity to visit a couple of weeks ago, such a neat home and garden store.  Here's some pics  . . .


Rexy enjoyed sitting in these over-sized chairs . . . nicely made I may say.


I've never had a opportunity to actually see a Nicol Sayre original  . . . her work is amazing, such a talent.  It was a real treat to actually see one up close, lots of detail.


And of course, we all love Debbie Thibault collectibles . . . cute stuff for sure!



 Decorated paper goods always steal my heart . . . loving the skulls.


Vergie Lightfoot pumpkin heads  . . . love them, cool colors too, not just orange.


I personally only have one Christopher Radko Christmas ornament . . . here's a pic of his Halloween collection.

Friday, October 3, 2014

A Little Bit More Spooky Around Here

I'm have always enjoyed the holidays  .  .  my kids aka my adult kids are way to big to enjoy them anymore, they're all too busy with their own lives now.  Pulling out my decorations always brings me some "happy" and I absolutely look forward to it every year.  Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Fall season.  Blessings! 










Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Spooky Peek . . . Halloween Decorations

Starting to get a little spooky around the house here . . . thought I would give you a little peek!






Adding Something New


Lately, I've been helping Rexy fix up his place, we decided to add some lattice to his front yard in one of his flower beds, hoping to dress up the front a little bit.  Instead of using the traditional stuff at the local hardware store, we decided to create and build our own.  We actually used masonry steel grid instead of lattice along with a wooden frame.  We loved the way they turned out.  We added two Bougainvillea
plants, Gold King (orange rust color) and California Gold (yellow gold color), just too pretty.  Now to see if the plants take well to this tough soil.  Hoping for the best.