Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Afternoon

Have been absent from blog world, but not from life! This past week my mother was here to visit and so I had not much time to take care of my blog. We had big plans for the week she was here, but the weather, oh that cold weather canceled all plans.SO-we spent a week at home, knitting, sewing and reminiscing! The week went by very quickly-as it always does.

Our friends, who we have been helping move are now one week in their new house! Boxes are still everywhere, but I think they are happy and relieved to be this far. The outside still looks like a war zone, but it is winter and nothing more can be done till spring.

this past Friday was report card day and the start of winter break. Here in Berlin we get one week at the end of January for SKI VACATION as they call it! Mike´s report was okay-he raised his french grade from a 5- to a 4 which we are all very happy about! In other classes--- well let ´s say he needs to study this coming semester! At the moment Mike is vacationing in Cloppenburg, by Bremen. His godmother and aunt and uncle live there, plus lots of friends from years ago when we are selves lived there. I am enjoying the "time off" from momhood, by cleaning out closets and reorganizing the house! And of course updating the blog!-I have great pictures for Tablescape Thursday, Foodie Friday and Pink Saturday!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Office Remodel

Oops! Posted the finished pictures first! O well, the last 2 show how it looked before!

Tablescape Thursday!

I have been busy remolding the home office, so I am posting pictures from a Thanksgiving Table I did in 2008! Unfortunately you can see the water stain on this picture-the vases were not perfect and leaked.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19 2020

What started as a blah day, turned into a nice day-when the family came home and we continued work on our remodel job in the home office-only to be topped off by a great dinner!

More Winter Wonderland

 Our House-Front View

and our wood pile in the back yard.

Winter Forest-right across the street from our house

Winter Wonderland

Our neighbor´s house-so pretty in the snow!


The "Farm " itself comes from a small store in Pontiac Illinois-Harners Gift Shop, if I remember correctly. The animals have been collected over the years by my son.  A work in progress!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Friday!

Good Morning Everyone!

yea yea yea it is Friday!!!!!!!!!! And a three day weekend for my son. He attends the John F. Kennedy School in Berlin-a school that observes german as well as american holidays!!!!!! I wonder if he knows about Monday off? Should I tell him?!!!

Not too much planned here-Mike has baseball practise all day on saturday(all star team) and on Sunday his regular team practise. I am going to start taking our office apart, so that I can paint on Monday.

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Foodie Friday

My son plays for a german baseall team called the WIZARDS. So when their coach´s birthday rolled around I made him a Baseball Shirt Cake to resemble their uniform. 

Chocolate Cake

Buttercream Frosting

The shirt is fondant with fondant accents(homemade MMF)

I wrote the names of the players with buttercream on the sides.+

Needless to say the cake was hit!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Will and Grace

Will and Grace got a new toy this evening! After 2 years of buying all sorts of cat toys I FINALLY found the right one! Should have bought 2 of these-they fought over it! I do believe the two of them got a little high!

Tablescape-Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving 2009! Prehaps not your typical tablescape, but I love this tablecloth so much-that I wanted to use it again. The Flower arrangements come for my local flower shop just down the corner from me. This shop is great-they always know what I want before I can say anything! To show the guests where they would sit, we used pictures instead of name cards-a big hit and got a lot of laughs. Each place also had its own chocolate treat(the wrapper matching the color scheme!) I would have loved to put some pumpins on the table, but I live in germany and you could not find them anymore. 

Thursdays Agenda!

Here it is Thursday already--wow time does fly.  It is 07:30am-Mike is on his way to school-and the cats are having breakfast. As always my to-do list is very long. I think I will start with the bread baking-that really was on Wednesdays Plan-but just did not do it!. Then of course there is the usual dusting and vacuuming!! No chance of being bored in this house! 

Oh, and it is Tablescape Thursday!

Tabletop Tuesday

Good Morning!

just found another great blog-check it out! Such pretty things.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

While looking for a recipe for bacon cupcakes with maple buttercream, I came across the website:

Wow!!! What great inspiration for me today.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 2010

Happy New Year!

What will this year bring? If only I could see in the future. I am still home-searching/applying and waiting for that perfect job to come. It is still Christmas here in our house-the task for next week. Already the Valentines Day Ideas are swirling in my head.

Cookies for Felix

Cookies for Felix!

My great-nephew was born in 2009 and so I sent the Family a box full of decorated cookies!


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