Thursday, September 23, 2010

We Are Fam-i-ly

What a wonderful surprise I got this morning when I opened my facebook notification.   My lovely daughter, Julie, posted a mosaic of her with all her sisters.  These are stunning, talented, gorgeous women who often leave me amazed.  I feel honored to be with them.  They bring light and joy into my life.
59159_1630706294065_1428842655_31619197_5433485_nI have sons, too, and had to laugh when one of the girls commented on facebook—“What…we have brothers?”

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Latest Book Club

I enjoyed hostessing our latest book club!    Typically though, I was hustling and having so much fun I totally forgot about taking pictures… here they are—a bit after the fact.
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We decided to make cakes for sampling while we discussed this book and Part 2 of  Fountainhead.
The recipes at the end of the book sound so yummy that I’m waiting for a rainy day to try one or two.  Don’t you just love baking on a rainy or snowy day?
Here are a couple of shots of the table setting.  I was excited to put out some cake plates that I’ve been collecting.
I made little cake plates for all of us.  During the summer I went to just about every Goodwill store from Utah to Washington shopping for vintage-looking dessert plates and saucers and crystal candle holders.  I used epoxy to bond them and tied on bits of lace, ribbons and a tag.  Didn’t they turn out pretty cute?
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