Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Woolly Mule Ears

I found these "Mountain Mule Ears" growing in my backyard.
 They grow in Tahoe at lake level up to 8500'
 and all of the Sierra Nevada's to Oregon.
Late Spring graces us with their presence
 and always surprises us where they'll pop up!

Hope they make you smile....

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Moms on the Run"

My Little sister Bernadette and I did a 5K on Mother's Day in Reno,
 A Gift To Ourselves ...
She registered a good time running and I walked enjoying the scenery. 
The weather was perfect and we were both blessed to be able to spend the time together!
"Mom's on the Run"
 is a great organization in the Reno area that warrants looking into.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Who's that talented boy?

~~~~The Next American Idol Winner~~~~
Life doesn't get any better than this!!!

Grandma Charmaine

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Shabby Chic Antiqued Pink Jewel Box....

This is a jewel box that I hand painted, distressed, antiqued and adorned with vintage jewels and buttons. I added some cute little design elements inside to add to its uniqueness.
For more pictures and info please visit my Shoppe at:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

To all Mother's ~ Have a Terrific Day
 especially to my Little Sister's...
Bernadette and Jody

and my darling daughter in law
I Love You All so much


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yummy.....Banana Cream Pie

Who doesn’t love Pie especially a Creamy Pie
This recipe is full proof and easy
 NOT low on calories
Serves 8 or more
Pie Crust ~ Homemade or Frozen(I like Marie Callenders Deep Dish-frozen) 
5.1 oz Instant Pudding "Banana Cream"
1 Pt. Heavy Whipping Cream (I use 1 cup in the recipe the rest is for
 whipping up if you want to serve with)
1 1/2 cup Milk
3 Firm Bananas
Handfull of roasted Macadamia Nuts (only if you like)
Bake Crust and COOL
Cut up Bananas into 1/4 " rounds and line cooled pie crust with them
Whip 1 Cup Whipping Cream, with your mixer, and set aside
In a Medium Bowl combine:
Package of Instant Pudding Mix and 1 1/2 Cups Milk
Gently Fold In Whipping Cream to Pudding/Milk mixture
Top Banana Lined Pie Crust with the Cream Pudding Mix
Mound up to your liking

Serve with roasted chopped macadamia nuts and a dollop of fresh cream

Mangiare e godere ~ Eat and Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Two Girlfriends

Watch out wranglers...
These Two Girlfriends are not afraid of anything….
They’re sticking together and ready for you, now that there’s friendship!
A darling little box with a matching vintage picture is included.
My newest Etsy addition

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


During my son and daughter in laws recent graduation in Minneapolis a group of us headed over to "Psycho Suzies". They have a terrific new location including an outside deck overlooking the Mississippi.. Abundant Tiki Drinks, Decor and Great Menu. Check it out if you happened to be in that neck of the woods, you won't be sorry!
Nestled in an unsuspecting part of the city lies Tiki paradise for all who dare...
Northeast Minneapolis · http://www.psychosuzis.com

Monday, May 7, 2012


It is with great honor and pleasure I introduce to you....
Dr. Lars Norman Hansen and Dr. Elisabeth M. Hansen
Lars received his Doctorate in Geophysics
Elissa received her Doctorate in Literature
with a Minor in Medieval Studies
University of Minnesota
Lars excepted a Post Doctorial Fellowship at Stanford University
We are so happy for what they have accomplished
and wanted to share the moment!