above..my daughter made this cake for Lucas..cool eh? I asked her to email me a photo from her phone so I could show you:)
That girl..above..can you see the sweetness?♥
Permission granted to try painting some of her homes..
Vintage shaving scuttle for a vase~
From June until September..
Max..Noah..Lucas..Adamo,Giuliana,Mylène and Oli..celebrate birthdays..
That's a lot of birthdays♥
That's our entire social life..honestly.
They are my friends and family.
We have the family gatherings..they all have one..or two..
and Jacques and I have the tradition of taking the Little out for lunch and gift.
I Love that day!
So all that happened..
Good weather..bad weather..cold weather.
August has been our September.
I mean it.
Anyway..s? Which is correct?
Last post I was 10.
This post I have a 42 yr old.
How on earth did that happen?
I am.. surprised:)
Believe it..time marches on.
It is true.
So during the summer..
I have become smitten w/ naked cakes..small naked cakes..the Wilton 6 inch cakes..
and so has one of my daughter's..
see the Smarties spilling over cake?
I have become smitten w/ Half Baked Harvest's Summer guacamole presentation..
I made Ina's guac... NO CILANTRO..and I used LIME juice.
..but HBH's presentation?♥
..sooooo sorry I did not take a post blueberry addition photo..I had washed them..and put them aside to dry..
and added before presenting..
keeper..my girls said keeper...w/ all those gorgeous blueberries on top..quite a pic.
I have to make again..LOL..
I and everyone else..loved..
I made spring rolls with this sauce..Thanks CHRIS!!
EVERYONE loved it! Drinkable!
Mary Berry's mini cakes.. coffee and walnut..I made signs for the desserts..
The lemon layer cake was tart and delish..
You can see my naked cake and decorations above..
I made my own lemon icing found elsewhere..
and my microwave curd.
Anything cuter than Sprinkles? Apart from sweet 16 Giuliana?♥
And that white cake covered in flowers from our gardens..Ii's actually a real watermelon..cut like a cake and iced w/ vanilla bean whipped cream..
I found it on Instagram..I can't look at IG constantly..but when I do..inspiration abounds!
We need to celebrate darling Oli ..darling Oli..and that's it..for summer.
The gardens are kind of forlorn..not kind of.. :( I see pics of my friends' Susan's gardens and think..you have slacked off :) LOL I didn't at the beginning..it's once I harvested my garlic..all the bare patches!
Looking way more like September..and it's been cool.
The tomatoes are at a standstill w/ no ripening..
I swear I wish each day had 48 hours.
I think I just love too many crafts for one person.
Jacques:) of some trades..master of none.
There is so much I love doing..photography..stitching..painting..stamping..cooking..baking gardening..I have no time for reading.
I met someone who..is soo into crafting that it was joyful for me to see her areas of crafting.
Her whole basement is professionnally finished w...cabinetry and closets and countertops.
And her inventory is astounding.
She once owned a craft store..and is immensely talented.
I have never in my life seen so many stamps etc..papers..
so ORGANIZED..like treasures.
My art supplies are small treasures and I am so grateful to have some.
I was happy for her.
It is nice to see passion.
I haven't seen it a lot lately..not showing homes anymore as I did for almost 30 yrs..I only interact w/ neighbours and family..
No one close is so into something..
Nancy was w/ paints etc..
I bought stamps from this lady I just met and sticky tags.(Cavallini)..her personal inventory is top quality.
Such a feeling of peace in her areas..
I went to pick them up and stayed over 2 hours.Jacques could not understand it I think..
I couldn't leave..honest conversation and then the basement:)
Marie you would have flipped:)
Thanks again Dorothy!
On another note one of my girls was limping..we have a fox you see..I think the fox may have frightened her and she may have stumbled..
I Googled..and that blog I love came up..I don''t know anyone on earth who does as much as she does..
anyway..I only did the aspirin part..half a baby..and Bécassine is as good as new!
What did we do before Google?
And the internet?
Take care..that's it in a big nutshell for me these days..plus GOT ..and Ray Donovan..
a friend recommended a Netflix movie..Sophie and The Rising Sun..and I thoroughly enjoyed it..great cast♥Worth watching.
I watch tv one hour every night..that's it..the latter I watched in bed on my mini Ipad..:)You might like it~
Ok now that's really it:)