2. Chocolate. I guess I could live without it, but it makes life so muchy more creamy, and bittersweet and dove-like. Sometimes I just have to have a little.
6. Friends. I would be so sad and lonely without the support, love and laughter that they bring.
10. Fresh berries. I try to have strawberries, blueberries and/or raspberries everyday. They are so delicious, I want some now.
To find out other favorites go to Kasey's blog and find other friends.
Penny is getting all the love she can before Hudson comes.
The tiny clothes have been washed, folded and put into their proper bins.
The high chair and swing have been assembled and are set up in the kitchen and the two soon-to-be-parents are riding around the city with the little car seat buckled into the back seat of their car.
Now we are going to walk, and walk, and walk until He decides it is the exact time he chooses to meet us and come into this world!
I am so proud and thankful for my sweet daughters and their loving husbands that take good care of them. And no one has cuter or nicer grandchildren than I!
I am blessed to have a warm, beautiful home and live near some of my family. Next to family is good health, a strong body and good genes. I have great friends, a dependable car and time to enjoy life. I am thankful to live in this free country and live in this time in history. If I was really appreciative, I would never complain about a thing. That, I have to work on and after this exercise, it makes me really think about doing so.
These are out in front of a beautiful nursery and antique shop called Wisteria in California.
Happy 1st day of Spring to you!!
The stemmed glasses were from Costco. I am looking for some pretty blue tumblers now and some clear blue salad plates. Also some beautiful antique napkins would be nice! To see more lovely tables go to Susan's site. Now I look forward to reading and seeing all the beautiful tablescapes from everyone else!
I still can't believe that I didn't win the HGTV's Dream Home. They didn't even call me!!! oh, well, I guess I will be content in my own home. Today is Tuesday--the day I see my CPA about my taxes! Wish me luck.
Rhonda at Down Memory Lane passed the Honest Scrap Award to me!! Thank You so much Rhonda! I was so surprised when I read that you picked me, so thank you.! Honesty is the best policy. (But, it has gotten me into trouble sometimes when I speak before I think). The requirements are that I have to list 10 things about myself and then pass it on to others. So, here we go...
1- I love a bargain! Just ask my daughters. Sometimes I embarrass them when I ask for a discount. Just recently I saved over $100 just by asking if there was a "special" I could use for my order. The salesperson looked and, yes, there was and she applied it to my order.
2-I love rituals and ceremonies.! I gave my house a name and had a "House Blessing" party for it with everyone involved blessing each of the rooms with bell ringing and candle burning (actually the 3 year-old turned a flashlight on and off representing the candle!)
3-My family is my treasure.! I love each of them dearly and miss those who are not near.
4-My favorite color is red! I have it in almost every room in my house and I am wearing it right now.
5- I am a list maker. I live by my lists. I sometimes list something just so I can cross it off when it is done.
6- My motto for a house is "nothing is permanent".! Needless to say, I have done 7 remodels -two to flip for resale.
7- Another motto is "any excuse for a party"! But I don't like chit chat or cocktail parties.
8- I have become more outgoing, stronger and braver in the last 4 years.
9- I love all things feminine.
10- I am a child of God.
Now that you know more about me, I am passing this Honest award on to some new friends I would like to know better.
Vilate of My Corner of the Net... who is abusy mom, scrapper, disigner and gardner.
Betty of BerryMorrin Bits and Tips who is a busy mom, small business owner and menu planner.
Ashley of Delancey Dish who is 8 1/2 months pregnant, a business owner and mom to two dogs. and Jen at Tatertots and Jello a busy mom of four and fashion deva to all who know her.
Also, Wendy at Wenderful another busy mom of 4 who is trying to decide which animals to get for her kids today.
What is your blogger name? Honeysuckle
When is your birthday? October 7
How long have you been blogging? Since 12/07/08 About 4 months
Who tagged you?Kasey from All That Is Good
Tell me your five most favorite body parts.
Seriously?1. My hands. I have long skinny fingers that look nice when I paint my nails 2. My neck. It isn't have sagging yet 3. Ankles 4. My back 5. calves -I hated this question too!
What do you wish most for your birthday? To go to a friend's house that is beautiful and have a wonderful lunch of delicious food, laugh and have a good time. Time with family in evening.
What color are you nails right now? They are have clear polish on them.
Have you had any depressing thoughts lately? Yes!
What’s your plan for the next month? To help with my daughter's new baby boy Hudson for a week or so. I have tickets to Wicked, and Easter celebration, then spend a week in Newport Beach.
At what age did you have your first crush?I liked a boy named Dennis in 8th grade.
Have you attended any school reunions? 20 year - It was really fun to see how people had changed ("Who are those old people?")
Are you a clean freak? I used to be more than I am now. I guess I am getting lazy.
What era do you wish you were born in?I don't think I would have done well in years past without the modern conveniences we have today. I am glad I am here now.
Are you a vegetarian? No. I would not do well eating only vegetables. I like variety.
How many pillows do you sleep with at night? Just one a very soft down one. I take it with me when I travel because my neck hurts with too fluffy a pillow otherwise.
Are you a light sleeper or a heavy sleeper? I am a little of both. I hear the very quiet furnace at night but am sound asleep when the alarm goes off.
Do you secretly wear granny panties when your man is not around? No
What is your ultimate dream job?Some sort of design job that I could do in my little studio (a dream) in the back of my home where I can wear cute comfy clothes and meet with clients occasionally and where I could host fun parties because half the fun of having it would be in decorating it to be versatile and darling with antiques and colorful slipcovers on a second-hand couch and such.
What is your dream car? Since I am really not into cars I am pretty much happy with my current Lexus.
Do you wake up easily in the morning? Only when I have to get up earlier than normal and I am afraid my alarm won't go off or something so I wake up evey 2 hours until I finally say it's not worth staying in bed and I get up.
Do you like hairy men? No thank you!
How about a man with a goatee? Whatever .
Which would you prefer: a two-hour spa massage, a two-hour Thai massage, or a two-hour foot massage? I really don't like massages. At a spa I always choose a facial.
Have you ever wished you had a different name? Yes, once when we moved I was going to be known as Rachael but I forgot and told the first person we met with as we were building our house, and it was downhill from then on. The other day at the bank I introduced myself and the person repeated, "Gina" and I thought and said, "Well, Gina is nice maybe I'll go by that name today."
What is the most extreme sport you have ever done? The joke in my family is that I am not athletic. One day when I was 12 I waterskiied with a group. That's about as brave as I have been.
Do you prefer traveling in Europe or Asia? Europe. I'd love to go to France and take a cooking class or Italy and take a painting class.
What is your favorite food? Mexican.
What is your most embarrassing moment while out on a date? I once had a date that lasted 12 hours and by the time I got home I was pretty sick of the boy and I'm sure I wasn't that cordial at the end.
Add 1/4 cup olive oil and 3 cups flour. Mix until smooth, but not kneaded. The dough should be soft, not stiff and stretchy. Now use about 1 more cup of flour (a total of 8 cups flour). Knead it about 1-2 minutes. This dough is not a stiff dough it is softer and stickier than regular bread dough.
Punch it down. Pour it out of the bowl and onto a jellyroll pan with sides (13" x 17" ) (not a regaular cookie sheet) that has been sprayed with oil. Spread it evenly with your fingers into the pan: (Spray your hands with Pam first)
Rub the top lightly with olive oil. Cover it lightly with a towel. Let it raise until double. This will take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2? hours depending on the temperature of the house and where you put it. I put hot water in the bowl it just came out of, then put the jellyroll pan with the dough in it over the bowl by a heat register and it rises quite fast.
1. Have a wonderful lunch ready when I arrive. (Even though you are on your own diet and cannot eat any of it!) Menu: Homemade Fresh Pea Soup (served in brown polka dot bowls atop brown and white striped plates.)
Baby Lettuce Salad (with hand painted quirky cruet bottles for the dressing)
Fresh Orange and Currant Scones
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries 2. Put your three large dogs in the kennel or away with your husband because you know I am afraid of big dogs.
3. Have beautiful little and big fresh flower arrangements everywhere.
4. Let me stay in the "Marilyn Monroe" bedroom. With light aqua satin comforter, soft beige sheets, mirrored dresser, crystal chandelier, beaded lamps and
gorgeous panoramic view of San Francisco AND Oakland bridges and all in between out my window.
7. Be your wonderful self!
Thank you, dear friend, Barbara, for a wonderful visit!