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February Love Me 2

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Let’s celebrate the month of lurve by posting one thing we love every day throughout February. Today I’m loving cupcakes!

pink cupcakecupcake circlecupcakecupcakecupcakes

Have a great day, everyone! ❤️😻🥰

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Christmas Challenge 3

Christmas Challenge

Sandmanjazz has shared a fun challenge! Want to join in? I don’t celebrate Christmas, but I’m still playing.

Red is not my favorite color, so it’s probably in the least number of saved pics. But I can scrounge up a few…

Red velvet cupcake
My first photo on this blog.
Red roses
Bouquet at my daughter’s.
Red sparkly shoes
My fancy shoes and kitty.

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6 ball

Some quickies from Rory

1. Are you ready …. interpretation completely down to you …. but are you?

No. I need a good night’s sleep first.

2. If you were to star in a raunchy movie what ‘part’ would you be playing?

The disapproving mom. 😠

3. In your eyes, what do you consider to be a deep thinking question?

Cake or pie?

Dessert first

4. When was the last time you used a juicer?

The day before I went hang gliding. 😜

5. How lost would you be if suddenly all makes of intelligent mobile devices were banned and replaced with regular mobile phones?

Totally lost. I’d have to return to writing out directions on a piece of paper. 😢

6. When was the last time that you were completely and utterly dehydrated and what caused it?

That time I didn’t drink enough water…

Water pitcher grass

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November Share

Tea leaves

Melanie has a new set of questions for us this week…

1. Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

Dessert!

2. Who do you admire most in the world?

My daughters ~ they’re awesome! 💖💖

3. With the obvious restrictions in place, what do you regret not doing in the last year?

I had to cancel my trip to NorCal to visit my daughter. I also had to cancel a fun trip to Las Vegas with friends. All game nights and restaurant type get-togethers have also been canceled, so I’ve just been sitting at home…

4. Feel free to share something you’re grateful for.

I did get to see my LA daughter yesterday and I made unicorn cupcakes with my little granddaughter. This also counts as my smile for the week!

Unicorn cupcakes

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A Date To Remember

Written for Fandango’s FFC 89

“Then I contacted the happiness engineers! And they solved the problem!” Lynsey began laughing.

Bryan guffawed. “That’s hilarious, sweetie! We need to remember this date and celebrate every year. The day your blog was saved.”

“Oh, for sure,” Lynsey agreed. “I’m putting it in my phone calendar right now. November eighth, two thousand sixteen.”

Bryan frowned. “November eighth, hmm. I vaguely recall we were supposed to do some important thing today.”

“More important than checking out the dessert menu?” Lynsey said. “Look, they have cannolis!”

“Yum!” Bryan said. “Want to share? You get the cannoli and I’ll order the tiramisu.”

Lynsey nodded and closed the menu. “Good plan, honey.”

“I know!” Bryan snapped his fingers. “We’re supposed to go vote today.”

“Oh yeah. But it’s kind of late. The polls are probably closed now.” Lynsey shrugged.

“Right.” Bryan stirred his coffee. “Plus what difference would two more votes make anyway?”

“Very true.” Lynsey gave their order to the waiter.

“We know who’s gonna win.” Bryan grinned. “Woohoo, our first female president!”

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5 Special Occasion Cakes!

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Dr. Tanya continues her #5Things by asking for our special occasion cakes. Well, every cake is special, and honestly I don’t eat much cake these days, so when I do… it’s a special occasion! 😂

Unlike others, I don’t go gaga for choccy in cake. I mean, I’d eat it, sure, but chocolate works best in candy imo and I prefer other flavors for cake.

My favorite cake of all time is coconut with coconut frosting. It’s also wonderful to pair compatible cake flavors, such as lemon or pineapple, with the coconut frosting. Or just give me a bowl of the coconut frosting, thanks. 😍

Coconut cake with coconut frosting

A distant second is… every other cake. 😂 Just kidding. But obviously coconut is far and away the best cake.

Carrot and/or spice cake with cream cheese frosting is up next. But don’t put nuts in it for gawd’s sake! 😖 Acceptable add-ins are pineapple chunks, dates, golden raisins, and coconut (duh). It’s good to put an orange frosting carrot on top to identify the cake plus also sprinkles for prettiness. 🐰

Carrot cake with frosting

Cheesecake is number 3, but it has to have a graham cracker crust or forget it. I’m not a huge fan of weirdly flavored cheesecakes either… just give me a normal slice, thanks.

Cheesecake with graham cracker crust

This will shock many of you, but one of the best cakes I’ve ever had didn’t have frosting on it. I know! But it’s true. My friend Nancy made it for her daughter’s birthday (who is coincidentally my friend Jenny), and it was so good. She called it a margarita cake! I’ll try to find a pic on the google… 💚

Last but not least is… coffeecake. But I’m not talking about boring coffeecake. I’m talking about one with a a swirl of moist cinnamony goodness in the middle and big fat crumbs on top. Plus a drizzle of icing. Like this… 😘

Now I am hungry… 😋

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Image credit ~ Google

New Neighbors

The couple stopped across the street from the new house. “Good lord!” Mildred said. “What a monstrosity. I bet they cook children in there. Remember Hansel and Gretel?”

“Now, now dear.” Arthur patted his wife’s arm lightly. “We should be welcoming to our new neighbors. But I am going to say something to the HOA about the color. It’s almost pink!”

“It is pink!” Mildred said. “With a dollop of frosting it could be a cake. And you know our HOA will simply equivocate and do nothing as usual.”

Arthur sighed. “I guess you’re right. From now on let’s take our walk in the other direction so we don’t get annoyed.”

Mildred agreed and they turned around.

*

Finally, those gawkers were gone! Jasmine smiled to herself in the kitchen of the pink house as she resumed preparing the marinade. There was definitely an advantage to blackout curtains.

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Written for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt.

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Image credit – lovethispic.com

SLS ~ Baking/Bread/Cake/Pie/Picnic

Song Lyric Sunday

Thanks go out to our tuneful host Jim Adams for giving us another great set of prompts (via Caramel). There were so many songs to choose from! I decided to reach waaay back into the archives for this fabulously fun song from Eileen Barton. Nope, I never heard of her either, but please give the video a whirl cuz I bet you will enjoy it. 😀

The song is titled “If I knew You Were Comin’, I’d’ve Baked a Cake,” and it’s not snarky but absolutely delightful. The writers are Al Hoffman, Bob Merrill, and Clem Watts. This song was first recorded by Eileen in 1950 and has had many covers. It was also in an episode of M*A*S*H. “If I Knew…” spent 15 weeks on the Billboard charts, hitting #1. (More info.)

Well, well, well, look who’s here.
I haven’t seen you in many a year.
If I knew you were comin’ I’d ‘ve baked a cake,
baked a cake, baked a cake.
If I knew you were comin’ I’d ‘ve baked a cake.
How-ja do. How-ja do, How-ja do.
Had you dropped me a letter I’d ‘ve hired a band,
grandest band in the land.
Had you dropped me a letter I’d ‘ve hired a band
and spread the welcome mat for you.
Now I don’t know where you came from
’cause I don’t know where you’ve been.
But it really doesn’t matter
grab a chair and fill your platter
and dig dig dig right in.
If I knew you were comin’ I’d ‘ve baked a cake,
hired a band, goodness sake.
If I knew you were comin’ I’d ‘ve baked a cake.
How-ja do. How-ja do. How-ja do.
If I knew you were comin’ I’d ‘ve baked a cake,
baked a cake, baked a cake.
If I knew you were comin’ I’d ‘ve baked a cake.
How-ja do. How-ja do, How-ja do. […]

https://youtu.be/G1wEVPqFFCg

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Image credit – Jim Adams

5 Things [Fave Food Combos]

Yaaay! Hooray! 😀 Dr. Tanya is bringing back the #5Things prompt. Here are my 5 fave food combos with my very own photos…

1. Seafood & Pasta

Seafood pasta

2. Peanut Butter & Blackberry Preserves

Peanut butter & preserves

3. Lox & Bagel

Lox and bagel

4. Sweet Potato & Broccoli

Sweet Potato and broccoli

5. Grilled Cheese & Tomato

I know you were expecting me to have cake or cupcakes, or maybe cookies or pie, and here I go posting normal food, so like what’s up with that? Welp… There’s no combo with cake. Cake stands alone. Same with the others. Sorry, but I’m not a fan of ruining my desserts by glopping ice cream over them. Nothing against ice cream! Love ice cream. But it’s also a stand-alone.

That’s just how it is.

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Images are mine.

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20 Questions

These are from Melanie, who got them from Fandango, in two separate posts, but she reworded some, and then added more to make a better number, as you do, so are they her questions or his questions?

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Let me know what you decide, okay? In the meantime, imma answer the questions…

1. Okay, you write a blog, so do you also play word games of any kind?

Yes, all of them. Not at the same time, of course, but if it’s a word game, I’ve likely tried it, or some variation. Right now, on my phone, I have Wordscapes, which has pretty backgrounds and relaxing sounds. It’s too easy though.


2. Do you have any other type of creative outlet besides writing? Art, sewing, photography, jewelry making, etc.?

I’ve done all of that. I used to love baking and cake decorating. I also did lots of needlework pictures and pillows. I tried to start a tee shirt painting biz but got a hurty wrist and had to stop. My hands are achy lately, so I haven’t been doing any crafts at all. 😢

3. Do you listen to anything while you write or does it need to be quiet?

I prefer quiet.

4. Are you an avid book reader?

I go in phases. This year I’ve only read 19 books so far.

Bitmoji with book in beanbag chair

5. Name a country you would love to visit if the world wasn’t shut down because of the virus.

England.


6. Have you ever written a poem about someone and gave it to them?

Yes, as jokes and seriously. I’ve also written loads of poems about people that I haven’t shown them. Here’s my favorite one.

7. Is there an author (living or dead) that you would love to sit down and talk to for an hour?

Margaret Atwood.

8. Have you ever met a fellow blogger or interacted off WordPress?

I’ve met a few.

9. Cake or pie?

Yes, please… coconut cake / cherry pie.

10. Coffee or tea?

Coffee in the morning / tea the rest of the day.


11. What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

When I was 11, my parents took me to see Greaser’s Palace in NYC, which traumatized me. I still think about it occasionally.


12.  What lessons have you learnt from C-19?

Nothing, except to double down on what I was already inclined to do.

13. What values do you live by?

Family first. Prioritize work and my peace of mind. Try to tune out the negativity and craziness of other people.

Bitmoji in meadow

14. What is your favorite movie?

Doctor Zhivago.

15. Whom have you loved unconditionally?

Only my children.

16. Your dreams in life?

Happy, healthy children. Being financially secure. Writing a lot!

17.   Do you like citrus flavoring?

Yes to lemon and lime. Not a fan of orange usually. Pineapple is good with coconut.

18.   What is your remedy for the hiccups?

Holding my breath.

19.   Are you lucky?

I think “luck” happens when I’m careful to avoid doing stupid things. So, it depends on the day… 🤣🍀

20.   Barefoot or wearing something on your feet?

I like socks!

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Images from Bitmoji.

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