Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Not to be outdone

Aimee at her BD party last September

Aimee drew me today too. Now I'm really worried about my hair.

Art by Jake or the next Michaelangelo

Jake painted this for me today. I'm thinkin I might need a new do!
Jake on vacation last year.
Photo credit: Aunt Robin

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fun Shopping Weekend

Normand and I having lunch at Paul's photo credit Katy Larson
On this lovely spring weekend my sister Katy and I did quite a bit of flea/antique shopping. On Friday Katy and I went to an estate sale, Melanie LaFleurs Antique/Consignment shop, Crossroads Antiques in Opelousas, The Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall in Washington and Burkes Outlet in Lafayette. Whew what a day. We both found lots and lots of goodies. Check out Katy's goodies at her blog http://katylarson.blogspot.com/ Melanie LaFleurs was having a fabulous 60% off everything sale and a special sale in one of the out building with 75 % off. She is at Round Top TX this week and will be bringing home new stuff next week. You should go if you can there are lots of lovely treasures. Her hours are Wed -Thurs 9-3.

Then on Saturday to celebrate Katy's 27th bd (wink, wink) she her husband David and Normand & I took a little road trip to Ponchatula, LA home of the Strawberry Festival for a little flea/antique shopping. We got to Ponchatoula just in time for lunch at Paul's on Pine Street. We had a lovely lunch of red beans and rice with sausage and lima's on the side (Katy), hamburger on french bread dressed with lettuce and thick slices of tomato (David) and fresh fried shrimp po-boys (Deb and Norm). After lunch we had lots of fun walking down Pine Street checking out and finding goodies. Katy and I both scored some sweet things and the guys joked around and laughed constantly. Honestly you just can't take them anywhere. After we closed the shops down we stopped at Sonic for Slushies and Cokes to have with some of Katy's homemade Chocolate Almond Biscotti. Yummy Yummy!!! We also each bought a flat of fresh picked juicy sweet smelling delicious strawberries.
Strawberry shaped gummy candy for the little kids. I bought the older kids pralines but they ate them before I could take pictures. The blue dish is one of the treasures I found.

After leaving Ponchatoula (with a few unintentional detours) we drove to Baton Rouge for shopping at TJMaxx, Marshalls, Tuesday Morning and Barnes and Noble. (We found a few goodies there too.)

Then onto Copelands/Cheesecake Bistro for a delish dinner and drinks. The meals we ate were fabulous. David had the grilled tuna, Katy had crawfish ravioli in a cream sauce, Norm had a shrimp pasta dish with crunchy bread, I had eggplant with oysters and shrimp with pasta. To start the me we had clam chowder, absolutely fabulous french onion soup and a house salad. You should go. Oh and I forgot Norm and I split a Bananas Foster cheesecake and Katy and David had a reg cheesecake with raspberry sauce. Divine

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Today's Goodwill Goodies

Today while I was out I stopped in at a few of my favorite places and found a few goodies.
A coffee pot that coordinates perfectly with my sisters and my china pattern. Wonder who the lucky recipient of this gem will be? I also found two precious augratin dishes, lovely violet egg shaped salt and pepper shakers, sweet little eggs in a soft lime green and blue, sweet smelling soaps in lavender and verbena, a mini apothocary jar, a large basket, a resin frame with bunnies on it , a cute backpack purse for garage sale/flea market shopping, yellow napkins for my spring table and sweet thank you cards for just .39 Oh Yeah and a sweet flower arrangement perfect for my Easter color scheme. yay me

I've already put the flower arrangement into one of my soup tureens and I just love it.
Don't you

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lemon Blossom Tea and a Princess

My favorite flavor of tea is Lemon Blossom Tea from Stash Tea Co. and since my Meyers Lemon tree is blooming I decided to have a lovely little tea party for my littlest princess. Enjoy

Green Apples from Washington, Kumquats from my tree, Nectarines from Chile

This little princess came down with chicken pox that very afternoon.
She has been a real trooper and doesnt complain at all.

Spring has Sprung

This morning i took the three little kids to Girard Park for breakfast and duck feeding. We stopped and picked up Meches Donuts on the way. Oh so yummy Meches Donuts and Bordens Chocolate Milk.

Happy Spring

Monday, March 16, 2009

Today's Goodwill finds.

Today on the way home from the dentist with the 5 younger kids ( all cavity free smiles) we stopped at Goodwill to see what was new. Here are my finds.

Lovely little purple vase. $.99

Cute Easter candle holder. $.59

Set of four pink napkin rings. $.59

Precious yellow casserole dish and pretty green clip earrings ( I have a plan for them). both for $1. 78

A sweet little buffet lamp. $1.99

I've been trying to vist Goodwill once a week to get my fix. It seems to be working.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Tablescape

Just a pic of our table setting for St. Patricks Day. Photo credits to Katy Larson my sweet sis.