Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sweet Magnolias and a Chocolate pound cake!

I just thought I would show you what I did all morning! BAKED!! The cookies are Reeces peanut butter cup cookies, I got the recipe from my good friends Jennifer Appel and Allysa Torey over at the Magnolia Bakery in Greenwich Village in new york city! Actually I don't even know them but I do love their recipes and the way the bakery is decorated. All Vintage!! So as far as I'm concerned if you bake as good as them and you decorate with vintage stuff then I consider you a friend. If you like to bake then I suggest getting their cookbook "The magnolia Bakery cookbook" Delicious recipes! Then theres the yummy chocolate poundcake. Which I got the recipe from a good friend. This cake always goes over well at all kind of get togethers.If you would like the recipe just email me and I'll be happy to give it to you.

My daughter Niki had a softball party this afternoon and I volunteered to bake desserts. Of course I have to include something vintage into my day so I used a vintage green glass cake stand and then a crystal tray for the cookies. My husband thought it was crazy to bring them to the pool but all went well and the kids had fun.

Friday, May 30, 2008

A Thrift Store Find!

So, I've been nagging my son for a month now to help me start a blog(because I'm not so great at the computer)and finally the moment I had been waiting for "he takes an hour out of his time to help me"(Thanks Michael). I can now start to blog!!! But as I sit in front of the computer for three days now trying to think about what to blog about,where to start and nothing is coming to me so I think okay I'll create something and put it on my blog and again nothing ugggggggggg. Now in between looking at the computer and folding clothes I decide to do alittle bit of decorating with some of my thrift store finds that I hoard(I mean collect). I have a guest room that is filled to the brim with junk(great finds). (I keep the door closed so my husband does'nt see it). After I finish decorating alittle it finally comes to me I'll blog about my thrift store finds! There I did it my official first BLOG!!! Yeah!!!! Oh and I guess I better post a picture of something too. I took an old vintage white wicker handbag and made it into a unique vase for some dried roses and some fake ones. I knew I would use that handbag someday. I always buy what I like and then find something to do with it later.