Sunday, December 28, 2014

Come on Over

Hi everyone.
As of January 1st you can find me at
 
 
 
Why Prosecco and Polka dots?
Well the blog is a joint venture of my daughter Siobhan and myself.
And we both love sipping a nice chilly Prosecco and who doesn't like a good polka dot??
 
Please follow me there :)
Hope to hear from you soon.....

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Christmas Hey There

 


So here it is four days til Christmas and I am curled up in my bed with my computer a bit of knitting and my buddy Lucky watching re runs of the Holiday Baking Challenge.
Last week I helped out my daughter Siobhan who was punked out by a flu.
Guess it has landed in my back yard.
I would be much rather sipping holiday cosmos and visiting with friends. however.....
It does give me a chance to share some pics I have taken of the house


 After a wee last minute shop at the Toy Store .....

 
......settling down in the greenhouse with a hot chocolate, Andy Williams singing Christmas music and a bit of knitting.
Doesn't that sound inviting?




My tree has been up for a couple weeks
 



 
 
Clementines ready for snacking
 

 
Stole this idea from my friend Deb @ Just Cats
She has Santas.

 
 
Looking forward to Miss D's first Christmas
 
 
 
Big news on the Blog front coming in the new year.
My daughter ,Siobhan, and I are starting a blog together
Prosecco and Polka Dots
I will keep y'all posted.....
 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Truffles

 
 
 





 
 
I promise to post the recipe soon.....

Thursday, December 4, 2014

How to Melt a Nona's Heart

Texting with my daughter Holly last week.
She asked Riley ---- "do you miss Nona?"
 
 
Riley shook her head yes and  said " ..... but I love her"

Saturday, November 15, 2014

a year ago

 
 
One year ago today I was sitting in my family room when I got a text from my daughter Siobhan saying.
"I just took the sweetest picture"
Now she had just adopted her sweet lil kitty Shelley and we were all being bombarded with pics of Shelley .
So I thought it was just another sweet pic of her.
 
This is the picture she sent!!
I couldn't talk and had a terrible time dialing the phone to talk to her.
I was crying and shaking and smiling all at the same time
 



 
And now our sweet lil Miss D is 3 and a half months old.....
 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

tea and notes


A gray November day.
Perfect for some tea and letter writing


Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween


Halloween 2012


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Witches Fingers

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Creepy Witches' Thingers
 
 
 
      1 cup butter, softened
     1 cup icing sugar
     1egg
     1 tsp  almond extract
     1 tsp  vanilla
     2-3/4 cups  all-purpose flour
     1 tsp  baking powder
     1 tsp  salt
     3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
     1 tube red decorator gel, (blood for fingers)*

      


Preparation

In bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla; beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Working with one quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remaining dough refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoonful (5 mL) of dough into finger shape for each cookie.
Press almond firmly into end for nail. Squeeze in centre to create knuckle shape; using paring knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle.
Place on lightly greased baking sheets; bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for 3 minutes. Lift up almond; squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back into place, so gel oozes out from underneath. Remove from baking sheets; let cool on racks. Repeat with remaining dough.

* I have also used seedless raspberry jam


 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

a confession

Okay so I have a confession to make ....
Only my family and a few friends are privy to this.
I am ready to let the world ----- well maybe my blogger world ----- in on this

I LOVE FLIP FLOPS

Yes I know they are bad for your feet --- bad on your back--- bad for your knees  BUT

I still love them.
I have lots and lots of them.
And yes I wear them all winter --- inside --- not in the snow well not a lot :-)
I am even working on a pair of socks to wear with them.
 

So HB and I were talking about my addiction and I said " wouldn't it be great if I could find flip flop slippers"
 
 
 
Look what I found...
 
 
YIPPPEEEE

Thursday, October 16, 2014

thanksgiving and a wee fall tour

 
 
A little table just for two
 
 
Our van N's decided they wanted to have the day to themselves .....
I love all the to dos involved in having a big holiday meal but I guess I will have to wait now until Christmas.
Since our oldest girl and her family including our precious kiddos are in Alberta the holidays take on a different hue.
Lets just say Nona and Bapa are REALLY looking forward to spending Christmas with our lil Miss D .....
 
 
It has been a very strange few weeks weather wise here in Ontario
Mostly rain with a couple days hiccup of summerlike weather.
 
 
HB is still working in Toronto all week only home on the weekends.
So garden cleanup has been left to me for the most part.
We have way too many gardens and with so much rain it is taking me quite a long time to get organized.
I am getting er done tho.
 
 
 
Garden #1  Before
 
 
Garden #1 After
 
 
 
 
 
And a few Fall decorations
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And getting a few Halloween decs out there
 
 
 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

happy thanksgiving

happy thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and family
 
 

what am I thankful for this year
 
my awesome hb
 
sensational daughters
 
terrific sons in law
 
most beautiful grand children
 
fabulous friends
 
cuddly kittys
 
dry shampoo
 
big smiles from miss D
 
text messages
 
low salt wavy Lays
 
skyping with the kiddos
 
etc
 
etc
 
etc
 
 
 
 
have a fantastic weekend
to all my blogger buddys