Monday, April 27, 2009

Tuesday Morning Deal!

Look at this terrific two tiered basket that I got at Tuesday Morning for $9.99, including the liners!
I plan to give this as first prize at Bunco next week, which I am hosting, that is, unless I just can't part with it after a week.

It's got a yellow Gerber daisy, pink begonias, peach verbena, hot pink Wave petunias, verigated monkey grass and a couple of different kinds of vines, one has white flowers and the other will have blue flowers on it.
I plant to add a few dangling sparkly stones to finish it off and I think it will be a fabulous grand prize for about $25.00. I know I would love to win it. I may have a problem parting with itwhen Bunco gets here in a week.
Tell me what you think, would you like this as a prize or should I rethink it?
I've shopped Tuesday Morning a couple of times lately, and have loved what I've found.
Check it out!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Girl Trip!

I'm doing something next weekend that I have not done since I got married 30 years ago, I'm going to the beach with 6 of my high school girlfriends. GIRLS RULE!
Lucky me, one of my best friends moved from Birmingham to Gulf Shores several years ago and built a house with guest quarters, so she could have friends visit.
We are currently planning our 35 year reunion High School reunion for June and we are having a "committee" meeting, (that's what we're calling it), at the beach! My family is not sure what this means, they think I'm revolting, they're worried (good). Never mind that every year my husband goes on a boys only fishing trip, my daughter goes several times a year with her friends, but let Mom say she's going to do this, well, it's UNUSUAL. I haven't been to the beach in six years and nothing is going to stand in my way this year.
I guess they think we're going to sow a few wild oats, (hey, I still have a few, somewhere), or should I say we'll do what 52 year old women at the beach do. I'm sure we'll have a couple of late nights, sit on the beach and do a lot of gossiping (I mean planning) and enjoy a few frozen drinks as we discuss the reunion details.
WHOO HOO!!!!! Look out Gulf Shores, six fabulous wild woman are headed your way!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Dessert!

I've been searching high and low for something "new" for Easter Sunday, and I think this might be it. There is a very popular catering company in Birmingham, called Ashley Macs, and this is their recipe.

Ashley Mac's Coconut-Caramel Pie(yields 2 deep-dish pies)

1/4 cup butter1 (8 ounce) package flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecan halves8 ounces cream cheese
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
16 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 deep dish (9-inch) pie shells, baked
1 (12 ounce) jar caramel topping

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add coconut and pecans. Cook until brown and set aside. Combine cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in a mixing bowl. Beat with mixer until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Layer ¼ cream cheese mixture in each pie shell. Drizzle caramel topping (about half the jar) on top of cream cheese mixture in both pies. Sprinkle half coconut mixture on top. Repeat the layer, beginning with the cream-cheese mixture.

Freeze. Serve frozen.

I love anything that is eaten frozen. Sounds yummy doesn't it?

Happy Easter!


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Love it!

A woman was sitting at a bar enjoying an after work cocktail with her girlfriends when Steven, a tall, exceptionally handsome, extremely sexy, middle-aged man entered. He was so striking that the woman could not take her eyes off him. The young-at-heart man noticed her overly attentive stare and walked directly toward her.. (As All men will.)

Before she could offer her apologies for staring so rudely, he leaned over and whispered to her, 'I'll do anything, absolutely anything, that you want me to do, no matter how kinky, for $20.00... On one condition' Flabbergasted, the woman asked what the condition was. The man replied, 'You have to tell me what you want me to do in just three words.'

The woman considered his proposition for a moment, And then slowly removed a $20 bill from her purse, which she pressed into the man's hand along with her address. She looked deeply into his eyes, and slowly and meaningfully said....

'Clean my house'

Wow, imagine getting your house cleaned for just $20.00!
(OMGosh, I now know exactly how old I am!)