Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pretty Little Peacock...

My family was invited to a masquerade party this weekend (thanks Darcie and Sandra) and I had a blast.  We enjoyed good food, conversation, and some of the most creative Halloween decorations ever!  It was fun getting dressed up and putting on my mask.  Fun! Fun! Fun!

Outfit Ideas:
Hat:  Target
Mask:  Target
Earrings:  Modcloth
Dress:  Modcloth
Tights:  Zulily
Shoes:  Irregular Choice

I can see this little hat getting a lot of use!

My husband! 

It was just something I had to do (Daddy's Mask  - Party City)!

Kids Costume Ideas:
Boys Mask:  Party City
Girls Mask:  Party City
Girls Dress & Hat:  TJ Maxx
Capes:  TJ Maxx

The Colors of Sunrise.....

Today was beautiful.  The sunrise was glorious!  So, when I picked out outfits for church I was reminded of that beautiful sunrise.  Here are the colors of the California sunrise....

Outfit Ideas

Earrings - Modcloth
Dress - Anthropologie (Sale)
Stockings - Calvin Klein
Shoes - J.Renee
Lipstick - Walmart Revlon Colorstay Non Stop Cherry
Eyeshadow:  Mary Kay (Thanks Bridgette)

Twins Outfit Ideas:

Shirt - Ralph Lauren
Tie - Zulily (Trendy Ties)
Pants - Land's End
Belt - Ralph Lauren
Brown Shoes - Tommy Hilfiger
Black Shoes - Stacy Adams

Daughters Outfit Ideas:

Hair Candy:  Gymboree Outlet
Dress:  Kmart (Clearance)
Purse:  Gymboree Outlet
Stockings:  Gymboree
Shoes:  Amazon (Kenneth Cole)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Victoria Rose....

She walks into a thrift store and it catches her eye... the lace, ruffles, and high neckline.  "They will think I'm crazy!"  she thinks... "Who cares, they already think that way of you, get it! GET IT!  This has your name on it!"  The owner creeps up behind her and say,   "That dress has special meaning to me, my daughter use to wear it.  I think it just might fit you.  Her name was Victoria Rose.  Go ahead try it on."  She tells the owner,  "No need it will fit perfectly, Victoria Rose beckoned me in here."  The rest of the story is in these pictures........

Outfit Ideas:

Hair Candy:  Modcloth (Free gift with purchase)
Dress:  Thrifted (Special - see story)
Earrings:  Modcloth
Pettiskirt - Pin Up Bootique
Tights:  Zulily (Capelli New York)
Boot:  Irregular Choice
Lipstick:  Walmart Revlon Colorstay Non Stop Cherry  

It's "Sew Roz"......

Happy Friday Y'all!

When browsing Modcloth's website I ran across this cute dress that reminded me of my mama.  The sewing machines, buttons, and measuring tape took me back in time when I would play in her sewing room.  She still sew for me and her creations are by far my favorites.  I get to put my personal touches on them and make them "Sew Roz".........

Outfit Ideas:

Hair Candy:  Pin Up Bootique
Earrings:  Modcloth

Purse:  Thrifted
Dress:  Modcloth

Tights:  Modcloth
Shoes:  Zulily (Chelsa Crew)
Lipstick:  Walmart Revlon Colorstay Overtime True Chocolate

Shear Style EarringsMeasure for Measurement Tights

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Simply Stated!

Black and white will never go out of style.  Add a touch of red or burgundy and you get sophistication like no other.  My mother made this simple sheath dress for me and I added simple accessories in burgundy, black and silver.  To spice things up I added textured tights and faux alligator heels. 

Now, it has been simply stated.......


Outfit Ideas

Dress - Handmade by mama (LOVE IT!) - vintage fabric
Earrings and necklace -  Target
Handbag - Ebay (Thanks Bambi)
Tights - Modcloth
Shoes - J.Rene'
Lipstick - Sephora

Friday, October 11, 2013

Ice Box Blueberry Cheese Cake

Happy Friday........

It beginning to look a lot like Fall.  Let's get in the kitchen and make something yummy.  You ask why a cheesecake for Fall.  Well, this pairs so nicely with tea (IMO).    

Today we will make an Ice box Blueberry Cheese Cake.  So simple yet so delish'



22 vanilla wafer
2 tablespoons butter, melted


1 1/4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 
1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice (use the lemon from below)
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel (use the lemon from above)
1 cup marshmallow creme
1 1/2 cups whipped topping
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (fresh is better)


In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and butter.  Press onto the bottom of 6 inch spring from pan coated with cooking spray and set aside.

In a small sauce pan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water;  let stand for 1 minute.  Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved cool.

Place cream cheese in a small bowl; gradually beat in gelatin mixture until smooth.  Add lemon juice and peel.  Beat in marshmallow cream.  Fold in whipped topping.

Puree blueberries in a food processor; fold into cream cheese mixture.  Spoon over crust.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.  Remove sides of pan.

What I found helpful.

1.  Have your cream cheese mixture ready before doing the gelatin.  Once that gelatin cools it need to go into that mixture or it will congeal. 

2.  Prepare all your ingredients.  Like have your juice measured and put in a bowl, whipped topping measured and put in a bowl, etc...

3.  When I made this I did a recipe and a half as I only have 9 inch spring form pans which is the standard size you find in the store.

4.  Using frozen blueberries will add too much water to this recipe so fresh would be best.

5.  Use Nabisco Nilla Wafers, Philadelphia Cream Cheese,  Jet-Puff Marshmallow Creme  and Kraft Cool Whip.  Some brands you just shouldn't substitute. 

6.  When you zest your lemons take a knife and and chop them into tiny pieces (this is important).  You do not want long pieces of zest in this cake.

7.  If your cake is too runny put in the freezer for an hour or two until set.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Shut Up for Jesus!

Thought for tonight....

This is something different.  It is my thought for tonight off my facebook page.  It is as a result of a lengthy discussion.  Hope you can appreciate it.

Thought for tonight:

For everyone.

Sometimes we have to hold our peace or just "Shut Up For Jesus" as Sis Penny Gibbs put it. 

When you try and counsel someone and they are not trying to hear you, remember Proverbs 17: 27-28 (KJV).

Our Opinions are just that, "OURS!" Not to be pushed upon everyone. Share the bible and it's wisdom.  The bible is not opinion it is Fact. 


Proverbs 17:27-28

27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Dick and Jane....

Last Sunday our church had a 50's day and cake auction.  I swear (not really) this event was put on just for me.  There are two things I love, BAKING and the 1950's!

I baked 9 deserts for the cake auction (two cheese cakes were ugly so they stayed home) and I dressed my family in 1950's attire.  Here are the results.

Outfit Ideas:
Hair Candy:  Borrowed from my daughter
Dress:  Bernie Dexter website (on sale, also sold at Modcloth)
Petticoat:  Pin Up Bootique
Earrings:  Modcloth
Glasses:  Amazon
Tights:  Capelli New York
Shoes:  Jeffery Campbell
Gloves:  Pin Up Bootique  
Purse:  Ebay
Lipstick:  Sephora Cream Lip Stain Always Red - 01

Dancing on Flair Socks in Black

My Daughters Outfit Ideas:
Hair Candy:  Borrowed off the dress
Scarf:  Pin Up Bootique
Dress:  Pin Up Bootique
Petticoat:  Pin Up Bootique
Shrug:  Pin Up Bootique
Belt:  Pin Up Bootique
Gloves:  Gymboree
Shoes:  Umi
Socks:  Modcloth
Earrings:  Pin Up Bootique

Twins Outfit Ideas:
Suit:  Hand Sewn by my mother off of a 1950's sewing pattern
Tie:  Hand sewn by my mother
Shirt:  Gymboree Outlet
Socks:  Gymboree Outlet
Shoes:  Florsheim 

And Some of the Goodies I Baked!

I made the following:

 Pineapple Hummingbird Cake
2 Maple Glaze Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake
3 Bittersweet Chocolate Cheesecakes (2 were too ugly to present)
Homemade Lemon Raspberry Sandwich Cookies
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Raspberry Lemon Cake

Prepping for baking!

Homemade Lemon Raspberry Sandwich Cookies

Raspberry Lemon Cake