Friday, February 5, 2016

A Snowy Friday

Good evening, Ladies!  Today we got about 10 inches of snow, so it was a good day to stay in! 

Thanks to Kathe, from Kathe with an E who helped me with the Live Writer problem!  She helped me another time with a techie problem.

Rett, just download Open Live Writer.

I found something Shamrocky last week at Dollar Tree.

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I am starting to think about my entry for the 8th ANNUAL BLOG CRAWL here on Mar. 16th.  I am waiting for the give away to arrive from Pfaltzgraf.  As soon as it comes, I’ll share it.  You have to be in it to win it! Smile

IMG_0324Couldn’t resist this little Leprechaun for a dolllar either!  Great for teachers to take apart, make patterns and have the kids make to celebrate the wearing of the green.  I hope that holiday hasn’t been banned from the schools!  ♣

Hope you will join in! 

I promise there won’t be a bizillion entries, and people who join in are sure to visit your blog! 

It’s a cozy group, and everyone is welcome to join in, as long as the post has something Irish related!  Food, table, vignette, bring on the green!

I know some bloggers have skipped to Easter.  It is early this year, but I don’t want to skip St. Patrick’s Day!

I am playing a bit with Valentine’s Day goodies.  Might as well enjoy them even though I am not a frequent blogger!

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A little chocolate chip banana bread baked in a red snowflake ramekin from the clearance aisle at HG a few years ago.  Drizzled with chocolate icing and topped with whipped cream.

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Hope you are well, safe and warm, with not too much snow on your plate!

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Live Writer Question

Hello, I have a problem!  When I try to publish with Live Writer it says not found.  I can't figure out what to do.
Any of you Ladies have advice for me?

Thanks!  I so love using Live Writer to blog, so much easier than Blogger.

PS
Thanks to Kathe!  I think I did it.  We'll see!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Checking In...

Hello!  I hope everyone is well and enjoying the new year!

We are awaiting a big storm, the first of the season here on Long Island in NY.

I am planning to do the 8th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl on March 16th.  Hope you will join in, some of been with me since the first one!

I am sure you are getting ready for Valentine's Day!  I have to try to do at least a table, it has been a long time!


Wishing everyone in the path of the storm a warm house and no damage! 
See you soon!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Thinking Ahead!

Hello!  Hope everyone is well and making progress on the holiday preparations.
I found these Saturday at Michael’s.  They were 40% off and then I had another coupon they took.
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I have the plaid plates from PB, and I know WS has a plaid charger, but I am not investing over 300 dollars in seasonal chargers.  These will do fine for about $2.25 each.
I played a little with them.
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The plaid plate from PB is a bit much with them!
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I found a plaid tray at CTS for $1.00 after my coupon.  Good to fill up with treats and leave for the hostess.
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I am having computer problems, especially with pictures.  I hope this works.  I am working on the solution!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Happy October! Nordic Brownie Bundlet and Harvest Bites Pan

September flew by!  We had beautiful warm beach days, so no thoughts of Fall here!  Now that it is October I will have to force myself to think about Autumn.

I haven’t been tablescape shopping, but I couldn’t pass up these Nordic Ware pans.

Nordic Ware Bundt® Brownie Pan

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I’ve tried the first one.  It’s called a Brownie Bundt Pan.

It is smaller than the mini bundt pan.

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I tried brushing with oil as they suggested, rather than spraying, but they did still stick a bit.

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I dipped them in melted chocolate.  Half with sprinkles, and the others with pumpkin candies.

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Lots of possibilities!  There’s a little indentation in the top so a dab of something sweet on a plain pound cake would be good too.

I haven’t tried the Harvest Bites Cakelet pan yet, maybe this week.  I have the acorn cakelet pan, but this has a mix of Autumn shapes.  I know I gave the acorn pan as prizes a few years ago.

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Look around before you buy!  I saw the Harvest Bites pan for $88.00 on EBAY!  I paid $18.00 at Christmas Tree Shops.  I have picked up several Nordic ware pans there , much cheaper than elsewhere.  Walmart sometimes has a good deal on them too.

Nov. 15th is National Bundt Day!  Last year we did a challenge, you can see it here.  Anyone interested in doing it again?  You can always freeze your entry for Thanksgiving!

Hope you are all well and having fun Fallifying your homes. 

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I was so happy to see some mums next to the outdoor shower  survived the horrible winter we had here in Southampton last year.  Lots of things perished, but these look very healthy.  This week the Montauk Daisies should be in full bloom. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I’ve Been MIA…

Hello, Ladies, hope all is well with you!  It is hard to believe I haven't posted in so long, but life had non blogging plans for me.

Several health issues for my dh and myself took precedence, and preoccupied my time.  I am working on them, but I am not ready to blog regularly at this time.

I did some party planning over the summer for my community.

The first was Fourth of July and I used those navy and white tablecloths I had shown you.

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100% cotton, and a great deal at $6.60  The centerpiece was simple, hydrangeas, red geranium and baby’s breath with a flag and tinsel pic. Red basket for each table filled with chips, etc.

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We had the Fire truck Pizza Guy, and the residents were served many varieties of wood fired pizza and salads.

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140 attended, and many stayed till dark when the fireworks over the Peconic Bay lit the sky .  A perfect spot to celebrate July 4th!

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The next party was to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our beach colony.

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Five of the tables had the sailboats I have used before, filled with hydrangeas, mums, pachysandra and baby’s breath.

The other 5 had metal sand pails with the same flowers and shells, as well as the Happy Birthday sign.  They were placed on a mirror, surrounded by votives and each table had real shells filled with candy.

I did go shopping once with Alma over the summer.  I bought NOTHING!  I am trying to unload, not fill up, that time has come.  She bought a few several things, I am sure she will post about them eventually.  It was good to see her, and we went to a lovely place for lunch.  Forgot to take pictures! 

Many of the schools here on Long Island are opening this week, early, due to Labor Day falling the latest it can be.

For all those heading back to school, teachers and students, Happy School Year!  This year, all 5 of my dil and  son’s kids will be in school, from Nursery School up.  Good year to L, M, S, D, and E! 

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I didn’t do a table for back to school this year, the way back machine provided this one.

Thanks to all who emailed to see if I was ok.  I am, and hope to see you again soon!

All the best,

Kathleen

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ladies Night Challenge!

Good evening, Ladies!  Cathy from Cathy’s Cupboard Calamity suggested this theme for a challenge.  She thought it would be fun to do a whimsical table using girlie things to have a night out party. 

I had some plates I had hoped to use, but due to appointments, I didn’t have time to find them in the basement.  Next time!  Smile

 

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Ladies’ Night Out

Your work day is done

Forget all your troubles

It’s time for some fun!

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We’re not doing games

I think we’ll just talk

Now this only rhymes

If you come from New York!

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Who’s heard a good joke?

It  has to be funny

Or tell us your bargains

That saved lots of money!

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Spending time with your friends

Gabbing for hours and hours

Is as good for your spirits

As some beautiful flowers!

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I’ll wine you and dine you

With good foods I’ll regale

But whatever I serve you

You know was on SALE!

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Speaking of sales, 3 things are making their debut tonight.

The red stems are from Pier One,

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Originally 7.00 I waited till they were marked down to 1.98 I got 12…good for Christmas, Valentine’s and Patriotic

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The Tablecloth is a fabric shower curtain, $2.50 from Christmas Tree Shop

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The green flatware by Cambridge was in the clearance at Cmas Tree Shops.  Only one box, and with my coupon I got it for $4.00

At each place is a little flower pot post it pad, a take home.  Since there were Hyacinths on it, it had to be for Sarah!

Green pitcher…gift from Alma

Green stems…Christmas Tree Shop ...White butter domes CTS

Orange plates…Dollar Tree   Red salad  WSonoma OUTLET

Green lily of the valley napkins, WSonoma OUTLET

Lace chargers, Ikea

Green soup bowls a gift from Karen, a friend from where I first started tablescaping on the Garden Web many years ago. Smile

Centerpiece is an enamel pail filled with fresh lime green flowers.  I stuck in a few faux red and orange poppies.  HINT…take the faux flower off and use the stem of a real flower to place it in the arrangement.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look even if you couldn’t take the challenge tonight.  I have a few more ideas for May, June, July and August.  Let me know if you are interested.  I’ve noticed tablescaping seems to have waned, blogs that used to get over 100 entries rarely get half that.  It is a lot of work, I know!  Some like it, some don’t!

Same rules apply.  Stick to the theme, new post, link back to this party and blog name first.  If you have word id, please disable it,  people don’t like to bother with it to leave a comment.  Please visit at least 5, if we have that many, lol, entries.

Happy May!

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