Thursday, May 30, 2013

Disney Tattoo Jon Reiter Solid State Tattoo

I am sharing this wonderful tattoo by talented artist Jon Reiter from Solid State Tattoo in Bay View. He is the owner and I was privileged to have him do two tattoos for me recently. The Rapunzel and Maleficent and just yesterday, the fabulous Bambi and Thumper with the beautiful background and negative space butterflies. Glorious! He tied the upper and existing lower tattoo that I had previously. I am just soooooooo happy with it all! Thanks Jon!

Isn't this perfectly pleasant???? :)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

IHOP pancakes

1 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. Baking soda
pinch of salt
1 egg, beaten
1 1/4 c. buttermilk
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1/4 c. sugar

Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder,and salt. Mix the egg with the buttermilk and add to the flour mixture, stirring only until smooth. Add the melted butter and sugar. Fry on a greased griddle. Serves 4.

I made this recipe this morning. I found the link on Pinterest here......
These were light, fluffy and tasted GREAT!
We added pecans and bananas and syrup and that made them super yummy! Happy Weekend Breakfast food! :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

This is a little fabric piece for a banner swap that I did with a sweet friend. I am hoping it brings a smile to her face. This will get strung onto a rope or ribbon and be hung up with other pieces. There is a little piece of fern in the tiny pocket on the left. And there is some burlap folded over and stitched down to make the grass a the fairies feet. :)


We put woodchips down yesterday and planted all the planters with little flowers that will hopefully take off and get bigger as summer moves along. We get red chips, they always bring a nice pop to the flower beds.

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Things are starting to look pretty here in WI! That makes me smile. That makes Rufio "sniffy" for little creatures( chipmunks, squirrels etc.). Heehehehe! We enlarged our front garden and I need to lay down wood chips yet and spruce things up a bit. The exciting part is when colors and new growth kicks in, beautiful right? I will show you as things grow and change. And they will change as new and different things bloom with the seasons. :) Happy Spring!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Some Happy Mother's Day family photos. The dinner table with the delish food and wine and then some fun pictures of family time, me, Mom, my Brother Jeff and family.  Also, happy birthday to AMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today is her birthday.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

 Earl's birthday gifts are on his car now. Ironman.......look at the great shadow cast onto the seat from the sun.
 The rest of the Avengers crew on the back those family clings! Hahehehe! Neat right, especially since he drives a Dodge Avenger!

My least favorite flower, the dandelion! They are amazing before they seed.


 Mother's Day cupcakes for a Saturday celebration. I made the candy toppers from candy melts and a Martha Stewart mold. Fun!
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there, whether you are a Mom to your own child, a friend's child, a niece/nephew, or a Pet deserve a special day!!!!!!!