; Life is like champagne......: 2010-07-25

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ice cream cake gone above and beyond



My husband's birthday was this past week and he ALWAYS asks for an ice cream cake.  Usually his mom makes it but somehow I got the task.  So when  asked him what ice cream he wanted, he requested a three layer and homemade knowing we have the ice cream maker to do this.  the three layers requested were blueberry, chocolate and strawberry with chopped oreo cookies in between the chocolate layer.  This cake process took me three days due to the three types to be made and with high humidity, it was not easy.  The easiest part of the cake was the whip cream outside layer which I finished on the last day.  It was excellent but way too much work. Next year, two layers only!

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Wow wow whoopee!


My sister-in-law brought over this whoopee pie she got for her birthday which was 7" in circumference!  This was a whoopee cushion not a whoopee pie!

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Domino spottings


I caught Domino actually enjoying being inside sitting on my window sill.  Although she may have been thinking she wanted to be outside.......which is probably the case.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Breyers Smooth and Dreamy

It is a fact that ice cream consumption goes up in the Summer time.  I know I do not find myself making as many trips into my freezer for some cold ice cream during the winter time.  I am all for a cool treat on a hot day.  Breyers has introduced a new line of ice cream called Breyers Smooth and Dreamy, perfect timing for a Summer treat.
Breyers Smooth and Dreamy has six rich and creamy flavors, including Chocolate Caramel Brownie, Vanilla Caramel Chip, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Vanilla Fudge Brownie, and Triple Chocolate Chip, Breyers Smooth & Dreamy bars and sandwiches offer something for everyone. And with no artificial flavors or colors, 160 calories or less and 4-6g of fat per serving, and delicious mix-ins and swirls, these bars and sandwiches make for refreshing snacks and desserts.
My favorite so far is the Chocolate Covered Strawberry, smooth and creamy strawberry ice cream and rich chocolate.  It reminds me of my strawberry patch picking time in the spring, dipping them in chocolate, yum!What would your Breyers Smooth and Dreamy moment be?  Mine is enjoying one after pulling weeds out of my vegetable garden in the hot sun, relaxing in the shade overlooking my flower gardens. 
Stop by http://www.smoothanddreamy.com/ to enter the 2010 Sundae Scoop-Off Contest where you can win prizes just for creating the ultimate ice cream sundae! 
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Breyers and received products necessary to facilitate my review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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Butterfly Bush


A fritillary butterfly on my favorite butterfly bush.  this year the blooms were loaded and so were the butterflies.  Yesterday I spotted my first Monarch of the season in my vegetable garden feeding on the zinnias, no camera in hand to capture the moment of course!

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lobster hat



My daughter made this lobster hat at summer camp and it was a big hit! 

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Monday, July 26, 2010

i did it........

I think I spend less time on my computer now than a year ago.  For this reason I have been staying away from updating my cell phone to the new iphone, knowing full well that it may increase the time I spend or it could just streamline my time even more. 
Last week my husband lost his phone and we have been out of contract for a year.  When he asked me if I wanted a new phone, I was still hesitant.  Then he came home with the iphone for himself, telling me he ordered the iphone 4 for me.  My daughter was excited for the new phone since he quickly surfed the web and brought up Curious George videos and games.  I do not think he realizes that she will be demanding him to do this more often than he wants to.  I admit it, the new phone is very cool and easy to use and I am looking forward to posting right to my blog site!  His birthday was yesterday and I ordered a skin cover for him, New York Yankee simple design, not too flashy. 
Of course I had to order one for my phone and I gave my daughter a choice of either Hello Kitty or Derek Jeter #2, wouldn't you know that she picked Derek Jeter! 


Very cool!

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