Friday, March 18, 2016

A Party without a Cake is Just a Meeting-Julia Child

Today I found this great quote on the blog Living on Cloud Nine.  She posted this picture after her recipe, Sock it to Me Cake.

A Party Without a Cake is Just a Meeting. -Juliet Child

I've been to birthday parties where they didn't have a birthday cake.  I know people are on diets and their are health issues, but I look forward to a good piece of cake.  Don't you?

Anyways, seeing this quote inspired me to create a new collage.

Since this week I know of several people with birthdays, I thought...why not make it a birthday image.

Like Marie Antoinette said... Let Them Eat Cake!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Green Watergate Salad for St. Patrick's Day

For St. Patrick's Day this year I plan on making Watergate Salad since it's made with pistachio pudding.  Beautiful green pudding!  What could be more perfect for our favorite green day.  I love any excuse to make this salad.  I don't eat it all the time but I just love the taste.

Watergate Salad: 
what you need:

Can  (20 oz.) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained

Pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Pistachio Flavor Instant Pudding

Cup  Miniature Marshmallows

Cup  chopped Pecans (optional)

Cups  Whipped Cream or Whipped Topping, like Cool Whip

Make It
COMBINE first 4 ingredients in large bowl.

STIR in Whipped Cream

Important Info:  If you are using Cool Whip, defrost it for at least 4 hours.  Do not, I repeat Do not defrost in the microwave.

If you want to learn more about how Watergate Salad got it's name, see this post.

Monday, March 14, 2016

ViVi wants to “Make March Matter” – Supporting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is near and dear to ViVi owner and CEO Debbie Millar’s heart. Debbie is a pediatric cancer survivor and was treated at Children’s Hospital L.A. until she was pronounced cancer free.

In the month of March and while supplies last, ViVi will be partnering with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles by offering our “Wind Beneath my Wings” necklace ($32.00 Retail) and our “Butterfly Kisses Cored Bracelet Trio” ($32.00 Retail) and donating $3.00 per sale to C.H.L.A.

Order yours today and stock up while supplies are available. Once these darling pieces are gone, they're gone! Let’s all “Make March Matter”!

Wind Beneath My Wing

$32 Butterfly Kisses

If you buy these from me, I'll donate an additional $10, making it a $13 donation for each item.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Future Belongs to those Who Dream

When I was in 7th grade I wrote my first term paper. I chose to do it on Eleanor Roosevelt who I found very inspirational. One of my favorite quotes by her is:

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. 

This quote is so powerful! No one can make you feel bad about yourself. This is easier said than done, especially for someone who's been bullied. I was bullied and laughed at in 7th grade. I was in a new school and didn't fit in. It wasn't just that I was new, but I wasn't "cool" enough. Who knows why, maybe it was my personality. Bullying is very high in Junior High, now called Middle School. It broke my heart when I saw my daughter go through this many years later.

Now my daughter will be graduating in June from High School. I'm so proud of her and so hopeful that she will have a successful future.

Today, on Facebook, I found another great Eleanor Roosevelt quote:

The Future Belongs to those who Believe in the Beauty of their Dreams.

I've taken this quote and placed in on this beautiful digital paper.

Click on the image and click save as. Then you can print this for yourself or a card. I'm going to print and frame it for the gift table at Natalie's Graduation Party.