Thursday, June 23, 2011

Aloha Apron Swap....

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Ah, it's that time again... for another one of Shawnee's fun 'Apron Swaps',,, and this one is a

Hawaiian theme... I am toying with either Flamingos or a Hawaiin Cowgirl theme.

Let the sewing and swapping fun begin! And on that note, I am off to hit my favorite fabric store in search of the Coolest Aloha fabric ever! ALOHA!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

My Love Affair with Doughnuts!

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I LUV Krispy Kreme doughnuts!!!!! Who doesn't!?!

OOPS! this is what happens when Gary & I bring home a dozen of them.....

What a great way to start the morning..... :>)

My Love Affair with Doughnuts....

One of my connections to SO. California is that like 'Starbucks', there is one (doughnut shop) on nearly every!

In Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park & Moorpark, where we use to live I had my favorite Doughnut Shops that I patronized frequently... I was soooo addicted to doughnuts back then that each morning after I dropped my daughter off at school and I headed on to work I would stop off at 'Fosters' Doughnuts on Thousand Oaks blvd. and get 2 plain cake doughnuts,,,my all time favorite.
I had no idea how much of a 'regular Customer' I was until I returned from being away for two weeks for vacation... I stopped in to get my 2 plain cakes when the owner asked if all was ok, since he & the staff had not seen me in the past two weeks.... and then proceeded to tell me I need to let them know when I plan to be gone on vacation so they won't worry about me! lol! I promised I would and he handed me 2 plain cakes, on the house, sort of a Welcome back gift... Awwweee...

I was such a regular customer that each morning, no matter how busy and crowded the doughnut shop was,,, I would walk in and the owner or his staff would wrap up 2 doughnuts and hand them to me over the crowd...and I handed him a dollar, wave goodbye and head on my way to work. Being a 'regular' had it's perks!

About a year later the shop changed owners and sadly it just wasn't the same. Shops come and go, memories gently fade,,,,but every time I smell fresh baked doughnuts my mind drifts back to a time when I didn't have to worry about calories, cholesterol and trans fats....but you know what, every now and then I throw caution to the wind and then I indulge in a yummy plain cake doughnut and then I sigh.... and remember my Love Affair with Doughnuts!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A little of This & That...

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Since 'Summer' is slow getting up here in Spokane, the only thing growing in my garden is the Lupin, Flax, Mint & Lilac....oh and of course my wine bottles...

I love my Iris' which were given to my by my friend, Karen. This is what they look like after 2 years of neglect from me..... maybe I should neglect the rest of my plants... lol!

I spotted this wee little flower growing in the most adverse condition, yet, it still smiles up to the Sun.

Ah sweet little grand babies.... both Leilei & Phoobee are having a fun day at 'Mobeus', a special drop-in play gym. Both were pretty pooped-out by the time it was time to go home. Come to think of it, I was pretty pooped-out too! lol!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Me,,,M.I.A.? Naw, just having fun....

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Our little 'California Bear', our thread to our life back in So. Cal., was so happy to see me when I returned home after 4 days of 'Glamping' on the Spokane River with my gal pals, both Sisters on the Fly & the Prosser Farm Chicks'...way kool!

To see what I have been up to, you'll have to go to my Trailer blog...

Happy Trails!