Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Not A Mid-Life Crisis...

Today I did something I have been tossing around to do for quite awhile.
Actually...for several years

After seeing some of my 50-something girl friends doing the very thing I have hesitated to do,
I took the plunge today, along with a very good 50-something friend:)

Can you find something new and different!?

If you look very closely, you can see a very small diamond nose piercing..
I really did not know what to expect, but the procedure was very quick and not painful. 
We did our homework when deciding to have the piercing done, with that said
We opted to give "The Piercing Girl" in Lancaster a try.
I was very impressed with her professional approach and sterile technique.
Anyone can open a tattoo and/or piercing salon, no special training is needed and inspections are not usually done by the state or municipality the salon is located in.  This is not the case with Lancaster.  A yearly inspection is done at the location of business.  And like any inspection, if there are infractions they must be corrected or the business is in jeopardy of being closed for business. 
Trust me, I thoroughly read the inspection certificate on the wall..!

I did get "permission" per say from those important in my life...:)
before making the final decision. 

My thoughts are, if I get tired of can easily be removed. 

Thanks for stopping by and wish me luck that I don't accidentally pull this piercing out during my sleep:))


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Happy Memorial Day Festivities

As we venture out or host family and friends this Holiday,
Please take a few moments to remember and honor those who have given their lives for this Free Country..
And maybe say a prayer for those who continue to serve and also for those who  make the choice to serve in the future.  

Here is a Chocolate Cake I made to take along to a Party/Picnic later today.
First, a Baby Shower for a very special young couple having their first Son:)

 The Flowers were given to me yesterday from my BFF,
Beautiful Roses from her Rose Garden...
After shopping in the early afternoon  yesterday I stopped by Kath's and left with these Sensational Roses!

The cake is so easy..!

*One Devil's Food Cake Mix or your own recipe
*3 Eggs
*1 Cup Cold Water

Mix well with mixer and bake at 350 for approximately 20 mins or top is springy to touch..

I use a Crisco Icing for this cake...

*2 Sticks of Soft Butter
*2/3 Cup of Milk  (I used Heavy Cream)
*One Cup of Sugar
*1/2 Cup of Crisco Veg Lard
*3 Heaping Tbsp of Flour

Mix butter, sugar and crisco...add the milk and mix....mix more.....turn mixer up on high speed and mix more...then mix more.  This Icing will be very light and fluffy...

I cut cake in half and icing middle then reapply top of cake and finish icing top.  Place in refrigerator until ready to serve....My Mother would bake this cake for special gatherings and parties.  It was a favorite and always a big hit with many requesting when they were invited to an event she was hosting..

Enjoy your time with family and friends...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy 50th Birthday To Us

This past year has been one big Celebration with Friends turning that pivotal age of 50.  Yesterday many of my classmates from High School gathered one more time for good times celebrating this new Journey.

Here are a few pictures of our day of great friendships and making more memories...

 Our gatherings have become so special over the years,
as one comes to a close, we're planning for the next one.

Until we meet again,
Happy 50th My Friends!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

On This Beautiful and Glorious Day...

 Happy Mother's Day!

To all my Mommy Bloggers,

I hope this day is one of much pampering and being recognized for the Fantastic Mom you are!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Miss Sophia Turned 1

 Miss Sophia is the Grand-daughter of my neighbor,
Her Mother, Jen would Babysit my son when he was young if I had to attend a 
meeting or for a short period of  time during the summers...
Sophia was a very long awaited blessing!!
Her parents were very anxious to start a family shortly after they married,
Jen had a very difficult time carrying a pregnancy past her first trimester.
After several years of planning and praying,
Miss Sophia blessed this world!

Sophia is one of the sweetest and cutest little girls..ever!

 Blow are a few pictures of her 1st Birthday Party..
Her "personal" Birthday Cake was one of the biggest I have ever seen for a first birthday,
and did she ever have fun trying to eat it all!

 Cell Phone Pictures....Forgot my camera:(

 Sophia and her Mother, Jen opening her gifts..

Look at that HUGE piece of Red Velvet Cake...
I ate the Whole Thing..!! Yes, I did!
I had to take a few breaks while eating it, but I managed..;)

I love 1st Birthday's...!

During the party Sophia's Grandparents were sharing their adventures looking for a Swing Set 
for Sophia to be kept at their house.  Grandpa works with wood and custom builds staircases for homes
with a price tag way above my imagination.  So, he was very particular when venturing out looking for an already constructed Set.  They were unable to find one they felt was well constructed for the price.  I took this opportunity to offer my Son's Swing Set that was custom built when we first built our home.  Since my son is now 24, we really have no need for, and when younger children do visit they prefer the swimming pool over the swing set....Today I came home early in the Evening to find the Swing Set...GONE! YAY...!!
We still have his "Fort" that needs to go or be taken down...I am thinking of putting an Ad in the News Paper for anyone who wants to pick up and have it for FREE!  It sure does look empty in the yard when I look out the kitchen window.  But, it's nice to know it will be enjoyed once again by someone very sweet and special....

Safe and Fun Week-End Peeps..!

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