Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
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Sunday, December 14, 2008
Light, sweet and crumbly, premium scone mixes from England are a treat for breakfast, brunch and snack time. Sweeter than biscuits, more delicate than bread and healthier than cake, you can enjoy yummy flavors of these all-natural scones in a snap. Simply add water, stir and bake.
Best Uses: Baking
these scones are so easy and yummy. i have traveled england high and low and these are
definatly the best way to go, unless your at
home everyday with nothing to do. i love to
have a fresh baked scone on sunday morning, and
they are so fast and easy. and freeze great tooo!!!
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Thursday, December 11, 2008
So the challenge is to tell you seven things about myself and then challenge others to the same. 1. I am married to a great guy Bobby and we have 4 girls that's right I said 4 girls no boys. I tried very hard for a son but it just wasn't meant. When I found out with my last pregnancy that I was having a girl I was very upset because I knew this was the last one and it wasn't a boy. After many days of crying I accepted the results and moved forward. What was I going to do with a boy anyway after having 3 girls I knew what to expect and had all the clothes etc for a girl. Now that she is here I wouldn't have it any other way. Girls are a pure JOY. Hannah 13, Emalie 11, Natalie 5 and Jessica 2 2. I own a wallpaper store in downtown Sarasota and have a passion for wallpaper. I also have a blog http://www.purdywallcovering.blogspot.com/ please visit and I hope you enjoy. 3. I love CHOCOLATE and I love to bake chocolaty things esp. chocolate chip cookies. I have a great recipe they are thin, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. mmm...... 4. My favorite food is Italian. I love Chicken Parm. with homemade sunday gravy from scratch, Chicken Piccata, Braciola, wild mushrooms with Ravioli. The smell (and taste) of Rosemary makes me happy. If my family would let me I would eat and make Italian food every night. 5. I love to read. But with a big family, my wallpaper store, and just getting thru the day I only read at night after everyone is in bed usually by 9pm. I just finished reading the Twilight series and I am a Edward Cullen fan! My Favorite movie of all time is "You've got mail" 6.I love country music and I love Trisha Yearwood. I just bought her new cook book Georgia cooking in an Oklahoma kitchen. I can't wait to make her blackberry cobbler this summer when the berries are in. 7.I am going to visit my Best Friend Kate (who just move to Charleston last week and challenged me) in April and we are going to visit The Biltmore House during the Festival of Flowers. I can't wait!
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
hard to be a good mother and now 26 years later its really paid off. I'm so close
to both my girls. We are friends as well as mother and daughters. That makes me
happy. My Mom raised me that way. All the women in my family are strong,loving
women. I hope I'm passing that tradition onto my Girls.
Above: is Anna my youngest, and myself, sending her off to College in Charleston, SC. That was a year and a half ago now. She's grown alot in that time.
The other photo is of my oldest daughter Lindsey, who lives in Chicago now after graduating
from the Art Institute of Chicago, two years ago. She is pictured in Germany this
May on her first European visit. She is alot like me, artsy, nurturing, and intense about her
2) Family--- Mother ..loving, kind, caring, made a wonderful home for us, overpowered
by my father.
Father...tough, sarcastic, made a good living for his family, smart, worked his way up from nothing, proud
Sister....loving, good mother, warm, shy, giving.
My sister and I are close in ways others can't be because we have a bond that we survived my father. We talk about being around a tough man, who never gives any form of support
or a positive word. Funny enough, I've always felt closer to him than my Mother, I think
only because I've been trying to get some positive feedback for 54 years and still have not
received any. You'd think i would have given up by now, but you know Fathers and daughters.) Friends.....are so important to me. As a girl you know we have to get out 3,000 words a day. So who better than a girlfriend. Their there at happy times, sad times. And always have your back. What more can be said. Pictured above: Gina and I after 8 1/2 hrs of Christmas shopping. Boy, do I look worn out!! But happy. 4) Kitty.......An eternal source of love and cuddling. She's always there for me. 5) Books and Movies.......... What can I say. They are both an intricate part of my life. I like period books and movies the best. Give me Pride and Predjustice any day. I read all Tracy Chevalier books, if you haven't read any of her books, and you enjoy Historical Novels, please try them. Each one is as good as the next. But I'm also a sucker for a good Romantic Comedy, give me Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal anyday.
6) Art.......is also a huge part of who I am. Whether it's watercolors, drawing, Interior
Design, making Jewelry or just looking at Historical Architecture. I love it all, I absorb
it. Give me lunch and lingering in a gallery any day.
Above...is the only Vermeer I've ever seen, I was at Hampstead Heath, north of
London, on Easter Monday, at Kenwood. I was transposed into the picture.
7) Tea.....all my friends know tea is a huge part of my life. Whether
it's making tea ( I love mixing my own blends), buying tea, or enjoying Friends at a High Tea. I travel the country and England, looking for the most perfectly served tea. I'm a conisuire. I enjoy it so. Sometimes the simplest is the best, Cream Tea in Cornwall, with clotted cream!!
Well, that's my seven challenges, I haven't mentioned men in this (couldn't go there right
now) All of the above is all me...........Katie
Lingering, relaxing.I am going to share this challenge and pass it on to others. Thanks to Design by Cathleen http://designbycathleen.blogspot.com/ for inviting me to the challenge, it takes alot of time at this Holiday Season, but it was fun to soul search. So here are the bloggers I'm inviting to the 7 Things Challenge...... OK Go........(my older daughters boyfriends old band)
Edie Marie's Attic
Water Once A Week
The Feathered Nest ( my favorite Blog!!!!!)
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Saturday, December 6, 2008
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Friday, December 5, 2008
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Saturday, November 22, 2008
Don't Forget all you Thorn Bird Lovers, LTM (Lifetime Movies) will be airing the entirety of The thorn Birds, Thanksgiving Weekend. So get your kleenex, hope its snowing and settle down for those delicious moments with Meggie and Father Ralph from 1983.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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Monday, November 17, 2008
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