Sunday, August 31, 2008

Pink Saturday

This is my first Pink Saturday (I know it is really Sunday) but better late than never right? ;)

Koala Berry OPI on my toes. :D




Totally diggin' the pink patent here. :)



I love flamingos! My neighbors are glad that I do not have one of these in my front yard. ;)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I've Been Tagged

Here are the rules:
* If you are tagged, you must firstly post the rules:
* Write 7 strange characteristics about yourself. They interest us all!
* Tag 5 other people at the end of your Post.
* Visit everyone that you have tagged and leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they have been tagged.

So, here goes...

1. I will not go near bologna with a 10 foot pole....eeeeeeeeeeeew.
2. I hate soggy cereal so much that I pour milk into the bowl as I eat it.
3. All my money must be facing the same direction and in denominational order.
4. I always close all the doors to the rooms in my house before leaving.
5. I literally hurl at the sight of hair on the table, in or near my food.
6. My thumb nails do not grow as quickly as all the other ones.
7. I lovelovelove to iron. I could do it for a living. LOL!

Now I tag:

Karen
Suzelle
Leslie
Irene
Susan

FUN!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A New Cookie Recipe


Thought this recipe was fitting since I just returned from the Sunshine State a couple of days ago.

Homemade key lime cookies are a delicious variation on Florida's famed Key lime pie. You can use regular limes in this recipe, but increase the amount of zest to two and a half tablespoons.

Makes about 80

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons (11/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons finely grated Key lime zest (from about 15 limes)
2 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice (from about 5 limes)
1 tablespoon fine sanding sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Whisk together flour and salt.
Beat butter and confectioners' sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed until creamy, about 3 minutes.
Beat in lime zest and juice.
Reduce speed to low.
Gradually add flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Divide dough in half, shape each half into a disk, and wrap in plastic.
Refrigerate for 1 hour (or overnight).
On a piece of floured parchment, roll out each portion of dough to 1/4 inch thick. Place dough and parchment on baking sheets, and freeze for 15 minutes.
Using a 2-inch fluted cutter, cut out cookies, and space about 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
Freeze for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
Bake until bottoms begin to turn golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
Let cool slightly on sheets on wire racks, then transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.
Sables can be stored in airtight containers for up to 3 days.

Sea Shell Hunting

What would a beach vacation be without searching for shells? I plan on altering a box to house these babies. I may even make some earrings for Natty with the small shells.

Here are a few of my favorites...



Monday, August 25, 2008

Blue Monday


This is a fun thing that my friends at justneedit.com have been doing while I was away. I thought I'd join in today...Blue Monday. Perfect timing. I've got tons of water photos.

That's my boy enjoying the deep end. :D

Mo

Hellloooooooooo!


Remember me?

I've been sunning my buns in Florida for the past month. Ahhhh! One of the highlights of the trip was getting to meet Karen. I've known her for about 5 years or so but we have never met IRL. We've talked on the phone, e mailed, you name it, but never have come face to face.

I've admired her sense of style, elegance and class from the cyber world for a long time. She's smart and sweet and funny and a bad influence when shopping. Just kidding. I really do regret not buying that dress at Ann Taylor. I should have listened to her. ;)

We are often in the same state but I'm in Miami and she is Tampa...5 hours apart. So, we researched a midway point to meet, Naples and planned to have lunch and shop. Due to horrendous directions from mapquest, it took me 3 hours or more (I'm not sure because I was delerious from the heat and long drive thru the everglades) to get there when it should have only taken me a little over 2. But, I made it and I had a lovely afternoon. Next time we should make it a weekend thing! :D

At the end of the day, we asked this young girl to take our photo. Even tho my hair is a mess and my makeup all smudgy, I'm so glad I have a memory of this day.

Mo