; Life is like champagne......: 2008-05-18

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Home in the Crab apple tree


I was gardening yesterday and saw a titmouse fly out of a hole in my crab apple tree. Sure enough there is a nest in there!

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Cupcakes mom tested and play group approved!


I made a cupcake recipe I found in BH & G for Rosemary and Lemon cupcakes with a lemon glaze, it is wonderful! I would probably put more rosemary in it but the cake itself was so light and lemony, yummmmmmm!

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Web Site of the Day


I find myself thinking about the theme of Victoria's next birthday party at least 6 months in advance. For her First Birthday, it was a dog theme. This year I have no clue yet but I will definitely go back to Birthday in a Box for the party supplies. They have a lot of themes to choose from and the prices are comparable to any store you go to. Remember the price of gas driving around searching for this stuff?

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Chic Shopper Chick Giveaway

Chic Shopper Chick is having a Giveaway for a Protect-a-Bub swimwear and Swim hat. The contest ends tonight so drop on by and lay down a post!

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Let's go fishin.....


What's that Chinese proverb......Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime! I found this picture of me, catching snapper blues on the town docks as a child. I plan on teaching Victoria to fish, yes even baiting a hook!

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Web Site of the Day

FREE FREE FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well at least the shipping is. Freeshiping.org lists all of the major retailers on line who offer free shipping. With the cost of fuel rising, this is big! Thank you to The Little Window Shoppe for this find. Just another reason to spend that economic stimulus check.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Another crime in my small town...

It just goes to show no one is immune. Two incidents within the past couple of months with one on my road and now this. Check out the article at The Hartford Courant.

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Web Site of the Day


So you think you want a Border Collie? After you have read all about the dog breed and know what to expect(well not really), before you go to a breeder check out the Glen Highland Farm for rescue Border Collies. They have a list of dogs on their web sites and they are a non-profit organization. If you just love the breed and cannot own one then you can donate to the farm money or even time! You will fall in love with their pictures for sure.

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Haddam Memorial Day Parade




I love a parade! Haddam will have the Memorial Day Parade on May 26th 9:30am starting at the corner of Lake Road and route 81. Oh the memories of marching in those parades as a Sea Cadet, remember that Bob and Bill?

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Web Site of the Day


Do you want to know what is in season for Connecticut produce and where to buy it? Check out Grown in CT for the list of farms and what is available now. Rhubarb is on my list until I can grow it for next year!

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Do you compost?

Once Victoria started to eat solid food, we started composting. I am amazed at how much food scraps we use to just throw out. One less thing to keep out of the landfill, but also the material is rich fertilizer for your gardens! Check out the Compost Guide for complete info on how to do it and also what you can use to make it super easy!

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White Tiger Spotted in Haddam




Not really but Martini my 19 1/2 pound cat is a big one! He certainly is not tiger like and I am waiting for him to control the mole population in my yard!!!!! BTW, all of my cats have been named after the move 'It's a Wonderful Life'. We have already had Bailey and Zuzu. Martini is the current cat of the house.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Peas and Hello kitty.....OMG!


Check out the cell phone strap from Mochimochi Blog, sooo cute!

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Can't eat them then you can knit them.....


I made this for my Grandmother's 80th Birthday! Very easy and quick. I may have to make more once the weather is too warm to knit with wool. Not happening yet!

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Web Site of the Day


Is this art or a toy? Meet coco, not really art in my mind but very cute and makes a bell sound when shaken. Wish Come True is a company of two artist promoting magic, luck and friendship. Their web site has a gallery and store, take a look.

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All done...


I finished Victoria's sweater! Now moving on to the matching hat which I think is actually better than the sweater.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Deluxe Reading Kit Online Giveaway!

Check out Sparkplugging for their latest online giveaway which is a Deluxe Reading Kit!

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Weekly poll question

As if you don't need to get geared up any more for the November election, I have added a weekly poll. Make sure you cast your vote!

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Web Site of the Day

A picture is worth a thousand words. I love to take pictures. Frames always seem to take me a long time to pick out for the specific picture. Light Affection is a different way to display your photos where they carve it out on a natural material, frame it and light behind the picture. Unique, timeless and beautiful.

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Saturday in the park....


















Although the NYY lost, we still had a great time! The weather was beautiful and Victoria was a gem all day long! We went to Arthur Avenue for dinner at Dominick's, the food was great and VR loved the pasta. After dinner, walked next door and bought some Italian pastries and coffee then drove home.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Amazing mini cakes....cupcakes

Check out Cupcake Envy some some of the most amazing designs and they ship anywhere in the US! Definitely art!

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The new Begonia choice for me


On my first trip to Acer Garden, I spotted a Martha Washington Begonia which I loved! Went back and bought it to put on my front porch pots. I normally get the same light pinks ones, not anymore!

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Web Site of the Day


You can always find the same old buttons and fabrics at the 'chain' fabric stores. The Reprodepot Fabrics has some very unique items from vintage buttons to ribbons with cupcakes of course! Check out the gifts section that have the cram cream items(very cute) at great prices. I love the vintage fabrics, makes me want to learn how to sew, I have the machine but need the time, as usual.

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