Saturday, May 1, 2010

2010 Kentucky Derby

While I'm not much of a Derby Die-Hard
I do enjoy the History, Sights & Fun of

I've always LoVeD these 
Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cups...
I hope to have a few someday
My Favorite Kind of Horse...
The American Paint Horse
So Beautiful & Unique!
While I've never had the chance to make it to 
The Kentucky Derby...

But one day will...

We do visit the 
that's close to us 
in So Cal

Always a fun day!

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Friday, April 30, 2010

L8y Bugg + Heart =


How Sweet!

You can find it HERE 
on Etsy

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My Blogging Buddy "E Dub" sent me a cute little 
"Picture Pass Along" tag...

Here are the rules for 8X8:

1. Go to your photos files and select the 8th photo folder. 
2. Select the 8th photo in that folder. 
3. Post that photo along with the story behind it. 
4. Then challenge 8 blogging friends to do the same. 

This picture was taken of GP & I 
at a Brad Paisley Concert in So Cal
a few years back 

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Favorite Flip Flops

Have you ever heard of 

If you live in Southern California
you probably have!

The pair of flip flops on the top are my latest purchase...
One of my favorites!

They're made of hemp, 
my feet don't slip & slide 
and they last for more than one Summer.
I'd LOVE to have them (amongst other colors), but...
I just can't justify spending 
on a pair of flip flops!

I can get them at the outlet center for 
But I still think that's a bit too much...

They are in fact, still, just a pair of flip flops...

What do you think???
Would you spend $80/$60 on them???

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spanish Tortilla

This looks like a Yummy recipe!

It's a Spanish Tortilla...
I've never heard of it...
I thought it was a quiche

"Don't confuse this with the flour or corn tortillas you use to make wraps. A Spanish tortilla is a potato-and-egg omelet found on numerous menus throughout Spain. Traditionally these are cooked in heaps of olive oil. Our version uses less oil, so it's lower in calories, and if you use precooked diced potatoes, it's faster too."

Looks like a great idea for brunch!

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Mom, Mother, Mommy, Mamma,...

Mother's Day 
is just around the corner...
Sunday, May 9th

Look how cute this cookie idea is!!!

To see the complete post on this
Too Cute

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A Favorite Of Mine!

Have you tried these before???

They're fantastic!

I first discovered them on a wine tasting trip...
We stopped at the store to grab a few things for a picnic lunch...
Now, they're a must have for every wine trip!

They're great paired with cheese & dry salami.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Love or Hate???

To me the sight of this herb is... 

To many others it is disgust!  :  (

If you are one of those, like me, who enjoys cilantro...

GP's parents are from Rome, Italy.
Needless to say his mom is a wonderful cook!

So, when I made this "spin-off" recipe to 
traditional basil pesto...
I was a bit worried.

They liked it!

I don't care for nuts...  
So, I left out the pine nuts & 
the recipe worked just fine.

I like to top it with cubed, 
grilled chicken, 
fresh diced tomatoes & fresh parmesan 

GP likes to play around with ingredients...

Some other options are:
Basil & Cilantro Pesto
Basil & Sundried Tomato Pesto
Cilantro & Sundried Tomato Pesto
Basil, Cilantro, Sundried Tomato Pesto

Try It!
Let Me Know What You Think!!!

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United States of...


     Did you have a chance to watch 
this show last night on the 

I thought it was great...  
I enjoy history...
I love my country & 
those who sacrifice their lives for us!

It's a 6 week special, on Sundays.
Be sure to watch!

It's worth it!

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Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution...

"This food revolution is about saving America's health by changing the way you eat. 
It's not just a TV show, it's a movement for you, your family and your community. 
If you care about your kids and their future take this revolution and make it your own. 
Educate yourself about food and cooking. Find out what your child is eating at school. 
Make only a few small changes and magical things will happen. 
Switching from processed to fresh food will not only make you feel better 
but it will add years to your life."

And We Have a Winner!

Won my Beach Barn Baby Basket from


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