Saturday, February 28, 2009


It's "Pink Saturday" hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound click on her link to see all of the participants.

Today I'm showing my glass Rooster and Hen. I keep them by my kitchen sink. I keep my jewelry inside the Hen when I'm washing dishes and I keep the dish scrubber in the Rooster when not in use. Mr. Frog wanted to get into the picture just because he is wearing a pink rhinestone collar . He's just a show off. LOL

Hope you enjoyed this "Pink Saturday" and will come back for another visit.
Hugs :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

It's Pink Saturday!

I just love my rose lamps. I purchased two from a lady who was closing up her antique store. The angel was a birthday gift from my cousins. It takes a tea light inside the back and just looks gorgeous all lit up. The IPod was a gift from my son. I put those earphones on and all I hear is my music. My DH states that I put them on when I want to ignore him and my son. Maybe he's right. LOL. I really can't hear anybody when I have them on. They actually have to yell and wave their arms so that I can get their attention.

Well until next "Pink Saturday". Thank you Beverly at for hosting another fantastic "Pink Saturday". Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Hugs :)


Friday, February 20, 2009

I Know My Garden Was Here.

Well here it is, it's not a pretty sight. You might want to sit down and take a deep breath. I know what your thinking, (Irma, how could you let this happen). Where is your garden?
This all came about when I was in my "blue mood". I sort of just gave up. Did not have the energy to work in the garden every day like I should have. This is what happens when you become sluggish and everything just goes to pot. .......And even though I was soooo neglectful. Look what came out. Yes, I finally got carrots. My little neglected garden did not fail me.

I know its hard to tell because of all the weeds, but I still have another row of carrots to pull.
I guess I better get ready for tomorrow for some more weed pulling and, oh yes, some more carrots.
Hugs :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Today has just been a lazy day. I really wanted to go out and work on my poor neglected garden, but what did I do? I just layed around watching TV and did nothing. Well, I did make a list of all the things I want to accomplish this year. I guess you can call it a "Yearly To Do List". I stopped at #60 and I still have more to list. I just got tired of listing everything. I have soooo many projects to finish I just don't know where to begin. I also want to start decorating for Easter early so that I won't be trying to do everything the day of Easter. Well, there is always tomorrow, but tomorrow I want to go thrifting. Now that sounds like more fun. Don't you think?

I want to show you a cute purse my Aunt Dorthy gave me. It has all of these gorgeous embroidered cat ladies all dressed up. Here's the front side of the purse. And here is the back side of the purse. I just love the cat lady in red. Oh La La!
I also want to thank Tommie Joe at for having such a beautiful heart giveaway. I won this very cute heart.

Until tomorrow, I will give you the details of any thrift finds.
Hugs :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


We had a great Valentine's Day weekend. My Dad, Mom, Sister and Aunt came in from San Antonio and stayed to celebrate. We made Quiche Muffins for breakfast that came out very tasty. We had hash browns and a fresh fruit salad to go with it. It was all so delicious. My sister is such a great cook and baker. She makes the most beautiful and tasty cakes. We went to a cake shop to buy edible glitter, cookie cutters and cake pans. She bought a cake pan in the shape of Texas. She wants to bake a Texas cake for one of my brothers birthday.

Quiche Muffins

4 Medium Eggs
1 cup milk
2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 cups biscuit mix
2 1/4 cups diced ham
2 cups shredded zucchini
2 cups fresh spinach leafs
3/4 cup chopped green onions (with green tops)
3/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup grated Swiss cheese
3/4 cup grated Provolone cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil muffin cups. Stir eggs, milk, butter and biscuit mix in a bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients, blending thoroughly (batter may be refrigerated overnight in an air-tight container). Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake 15-18 minutes.

This is the chocolate cake she baked for us to celebrate Valentine's Day. Chocolate and strawberries, yum, yum! Soooo, good together, and a little champagne doesn't hurt.
My Mom and Dad wanted a picture taken before the cake was sliced and eaten.
My Dad had been looking for an owl and could not find one in San Antonio, so I surprised him for Valentine's Day with one. We named him Hedwig Jr. as I have Hedwig in my garden (now that's another story about my poor neglected garden. I will have to do a separate post on that soon). My Dad was not feeling to well when this picture was taken, but he did manage to put a big smile when I snapped the picture. He went back home with a terrible cough. He actually lost his voice. Spoke to my Mom today and he is doing much better as he ended up going to the doctor for medication.

Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Weekend.
Hugs :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009


I'm a little late, but here is my "Pink items". I also want to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day".

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Congratulations to Denise Elizabeth-Hope Tree Studio. She is the winner of my "50th Post Giveaway". Thanks to everyone who entered and if you missed out on this giveaway...........

Be sure to come back and visit next week as I will be posting for my "One Year Blogaversary Giveaway".
How time flys........... two giveaways this month. Yipee!!!
Hugs :)

Monday, February 9, 2009



Today I tried a new recipe (using that expensive spice "cardamon" I previously mentioned). I made Chicken Shawarma with Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad.
I saw this recipe made on Rachael Ray on the Food Network show. On TV the recipe really looks soooo good and hey, it only took her 30 minutes to complete the main dish with a side. Now that sounds great because I don't want to be in the kitchen for over 30 minutes cooking. Right? Well, I will never be a Rachael Ray. I started preparing this dish and side dish at 4:00 PM.
Slathering the paste like spice mixture as called for on the recipe onto the chicken breasts. I then put the chicken on the grill.

While the chicken is grilling, I started to saute the onions and bell pepper with lemon juice and garlic.

I then grilled the eggplant and zucchini which was brushed with EVOO (as Rachael would say) salt and pepper.
I also cooked the couscous, which this is the first time I tried it. Sorry how the pic looks as I took it at night time and the light was not that great. I did not finish cooking until 6:00PM, yes, it took me 2 hrs to complete Rachael's 30 min meal. Needless to say, I will not be making this again. The chicken is then sliced and put into the pita pockets with the grilled onions and peppers and a dollop of greek yogurt, but I used sour cream with lemon juice instead. The grilled veggies were put on top of the couscous.

Yesterday was DH 61st birthday. If you are ever in Houston you need to stop by the "Flying Saucer Pie Company". They have the most fabulous pies. During the Thanksgiving Holidays there usually is a line out the door. My MIL and SIL called and said they were coming over and when they arrived they had two pie boxes with them. Goody! Goody!

The first pie box held a cheese cake pie with strawberries on top and whipped cream. Wow! we are hitting this first.

Ok, now this is where it gets interesting. We open the second pie box and what do we see?

My first thought was that nursery rhyme something about "four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie, when the pie was opened the birds began to sing". I could just picture the birds singing and flying out of the pie. Well, what really happened is that it takes about 1 hr. from my MIL's house in Houston to our house here in Orchard. They got hungry and wanted to taste the blackberry pie and since they were given spoons with the pie, well, I guess you know what happened next.
Well, we had a good laugh after we saw the pie and then we ate some of the Banana Split Cake I made for his birthday and of course tasted the pies my MIL and SIL brought. This cake is so addicting and it seems to taste even better the next day (if there is any left, ha! ha!).

2 cups Cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
1 stick butter
2 8oz. pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
1 box powdered sugar
5 medium bananas
1 cup chopped pecans
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
1 large container cool whip
chocolate syrup
1 jar cherries
Melt butter and combine with the Cinnamon graham crumbs in 9 x 13 pan. Pat down for crust. In a medium bowl using hand mixer, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar. Then pour on top of graham crust. Slice bananas on top. Then spread the crushed pineapple on top of the bananas. Then spread the cool whip covering the bananas. Place cherries on top, drizzle chocolate syrup all over and sprinkle with pecans. Best if refrigerated overnight.
Hope you try this out, its really good.
Hugs :)

Saturday, February 7, 2009


This is my first time for "Pink Saturday". I have always enjoyed visiting other "Pink Saturday" participants and decided that I would join this Saturday. Hope to visit everyone and check out all of that beautiful "Pink". Be sure to go over and visit our host Beverly at to get the list of everyone who is joining in.

I just love shoes, especially when they are pink with flowers on them.

This candy dish was a present from my Aunt Dorthy.
Hope you liked my "Pink". Come back and visit soon.
Hugs :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

WOW! My 50th Post Giveaway!

Well this is my 50th post! Wow! I did not think that I would ever reach this number. Hopefully, I will do better this year and complete my 100th post within this year. I would love to see this happen.

Well, back to business here. Since it is my 50th post, I thought I would have a little giveaway. This little angel doll and 2 hearts are looking for a new home. If you will just leave a comment on this post, I will draw a winner on Wednesday Feb. 11th and announce the winner on Feb. 12th.

Oh, and stayed tuned for another upcoming giveaway as it will soon be my 1yr Blog Anniversary.

See you tomorrow as I now need to get ready for "PINK SATURDAY" tomorrow.

Hugs, Irma

Monday, February 2, 2009

2 more Valentine giveaways to enter

Two more great giveaways. Head on over to Yarni Gras at and to Quilting Ranny at . They both have precious Valentine items.

Sunday, February 1, 2009