Sunday, April 13, 2014

SOME SPRING SPLENDOR

How's the weather in your zip code lately?

 Well, It's finally here I do believe , and it was too nice outside to be indoors this weekend! Yesterday I met my friend Juliette in New Hope for a walk about, and then dinner, followed by Sherry Vine and Joey Arias's pretty entertaining show at the Rrazz Room. Course , I do believe everybody yesterday though Juliette was a cougar and I was her boy!!!!! She's a great lady, lives by herself with no family, and reminds me of Liz Taylor, only more camp with her. She is very entertaining to say the least. It was a great day to be out though, the flowers are starting to bloom~ blossoming all over the neighborhood...I'm starting to get REALLY EXCITED about spring!! I'm glad that people really know how to appreciate when it's nice out and everyone is certainly in a better mood...hope it stays! I turned off the heat last week, and this weekend my windows were open wide, day and night, the whole time. Been sleeping like a baby, and so nice to let the wind and air take over the house again. Thought I'd share a few snap, snap, snaps from around the bungalow currently, and what I've been into....
 
so nice to see buds opening on the trees instead of snow and icicles....
 
 
also nice to not have to layer....light weight chinos and short sleeve tee. And time to get my Jack Purcells back out.......
 
 
  But with hairy arms do I really need long sleeves?
 
the Easter apothecary's are all set. I just love doing these each season......
 
 
And the bar is all stocked up.....Lets take a peak inside.....
 
 
why yes, I do believe every make of gin is there!!!!!!
 
my newest obsession.....
 
Magellan Gin....which has a incomparable crisp, balanced flavor, with a smooth taste of Iris root and flower!!!! Don't worry Hendrick, your still my favorite.
 
My vintage Henny Penny salt and pepper bowls and a vintage cake box that appears to says EAT ME!
 
 
some pink Magnolia from the yard in a bird bud vase I picked up somewhere. The dame said to much Magnolia would smell my house like a porn shop!!!
 
my colored glass collection....just love something about vases  grouped together...
 
vintage globe from the Dame, and a wrought iron airplane door stop....
 
a consignment shop find for $25! Wonder what's inside?
 
Like Hera, the eye of the peacock feather are ALWAYS present in my home......
 
Are you welcoming spring with open arms? Happy Spring Everybody.
 

A HOT CROSSED BUN ANYONE?

Today's breakfast.....
 
 
Anyone interested in trying my buns?
 
To me, Hot Cross Buns are as synonymous with Good Friday as scrambling around town to buy the perfect huge Easter wide brim, and dye for eggs!!! Since I was off Friday, I made for the first time my grandmother's recipe for the Good Friday gems. Me and tradition you know. There’s so much legend and lore behind Hot Cross Buns, which date back to the old country. English folklore said that Hot Cross Buns baked on Good Friday would never spoil throughout the following year. Some bakers believed that holding on to one Hot Cross Bun and hanging it in the kitchen meant that all yeast products in the coming year would rise successfully.( Although, I'm not in the habit of hanging my buns in the kitchen, nor have I had any issues with anything not rising). Some sailors took Hot Cross Buns on their voyages to ensure their ships wouldn’t sink. And friends who gift one another with Hot Cross Buns every year are said to remain friends for life. I have given my Hot Crossed Buns to many and I'm still friends with them, so it must be true.
 
I’m not sure if that’s due to inherent powers in the buns…or just all the yummy carbohydrate goodness. The line is kind of blurry.
Either way, Hot Cross Buns are a fun, meaningful Easter tradition.
 
 

TALKING WITH STYLE

As we know, the Mistress isn't technology savvy. And when a new electronic or phone is introduced it's downright entertaining to watch the fits. We let it go on till the smelling salts come out. Being one with style, if our Mistress could get away with this .... so would.....

 
right down to carrying the flowers! It only took our Mistress three weeks to learn the Windows phone when he got, and a month to realize that his email was on it. Iphone? Surely you jest. That was far too complicated. I don't think he's a dumb blonde, I just think it's the gin haze.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

FROM THE CANDY SHOP

Hold on to yourselves this week. I have a treat for you. Something as sweet as malban with pistachios, melt in your mouth richness like Turkish Delight, addictive as Elledi Plaisir and more fun than Elledi Party Wafers!!!!!!! I don't know I ever shared, but right behind South American candy, Lebanese is my second favorite. Friends- welcome to the Candy Shop and feast your eyes on.......
 
 


 
Ali Hammoud, a 26-year-old hunky model from Lebanon won over 37 other contestants to win the 7th Mister International title in Bangkok, Thailand, back in 2012. He grew up in Beirut the capital of Lebanon, but he’s originally from a small village in the south called Kfarmelki. He is a renowned Lebanese celebrity model, fitness trainer and business entrepreneur. Known for his good looks and figure, Ali deserves the title as an athlete that loves working out on a daily basis. He hits the gym, go for walks and at times you can find him running on the beach. Through his success, he has also shed light on the needs of orphans and helps participate in the diseases prevention campaign's around the world. Like I wasn't already in a melted pile by his beauty.Isn't he gorgeous?!?!?!
 
Those eyes alone could make me commit crimes.
 
 

Friday, April 11, 2014

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

Thanks to the Polar Vortex, this winter has been unbearable for most. But have no fear,after a long winter here in the Northeast corridor spring has finally sprung. The mountains of snow are gone, the last two weeks were nice and mild, the grass is greening, and the temps are getting nice. Today and this weekend it's slated to be in the low to mid 70's already, which means all the flowers are starting to bloom......
 
Peonys
 
Asters
 
Poppys
 
Freesia
 
Tulips
 
Pear Blossoms
 
Gladiolas  
 
Philadelphus
 
And my personal favorite,
Bird of Paradise
 
I can be so vulgar at times.

CHEERS DARLINGS..........

.......IT'S FRIDAY!!!!!!
 

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