Saturday, May 24, 2014


they are comfortable... sixty three and change here,
and 19.99 out the door at Target.!
(hmmm... for fun and funky...a no brainer! )

it's officially 

farm to table season!


...time to 

plate the fresh 


 like this!

i am currently stalking Rachel Phipp's. . . K e n t i s h . . . L o n d o n i s h . . . food diary here!

i love to plate our farm to table on rectangles!

 i have started a small dinner for two collection from our neighborhood market section of

 B.I.A. Cordon Bleu! it's the very same stuff that you find at 

Sur la Table, which is almost twenty miles from 34th street.

the affordable Cordon Bleu can also be 

found here any day of the week! 

i know that you are going to love Rachel's diary!

i am off to the market with Mr D!

have a perfect Saturday!


Friday, May 23, 2014



you're it!

collecting vintage French distribution tags to embellish gifts!

botanical studies, cards, and gift tags from Paper Words.

i'm am so privileged to be a guest at Laura's today!

do pop in!

happy weekend!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014


for last weekend's couples wedding shower,

Chrislyn and i baked "signature" cupcakes for the bride and groom.

if you read my blog last week you know that i  planned to make Aimee's

i tried converting grams to cups, then i thought...

"hey, Lynne...get out your trusty little scale!"

so i baked in grams all the way.  for those of you that are seasoned

metric cooks, you must be laughing at me a bit right now...especially

"les filles internationaux".  i must admit i loved it!  i felt quite proud of myself.

 there is a whole new world of recipes out there for me, and my "échelles métriques" to conquer!

since this was my first attempt at this recipe, i was a bit nervous as the 

cakes were baking.  i turned on the oven light and said a few kitchen prayers

as i placed them in the oven.  i visited the illuminated cakes as they were baking,

and said another prayer or two or three...

twenty - two minutes later...voila! 


( just the way Aimee said they were supposed to look!)


 my lovely, and yummy tribute to Anna, ready to go!


Chrislyn's tribute to TY was 

beer and peanuts!

she made Guinness Stout chocolate cupcakes with a peanut butter frosting.

(move over Reese's peanut butter cups!)

still being the proud mom that i am, i brought one home and

"put it on a pedestal"  for a quick little "shot, to share" with you!