Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Day at the Fair

The week following
the last day of school
the fair would arrive in our little city

set up in a parking lot
and stay for about 10 days

we would all head out
on "Bracelet Day"

it was the cheapest day to go
and we would stay for hours and hours

I remember one year
one of my besties ~ Tracey & I
rode the Zipper all night long

we would get off the ride
and head to the back of the line


of course we had other favorites too
like the Tilt A Whirl, the Scrambler,
the Spider and the Hurricane

then there were the games

trying to win one of these

of course we would end up with a bevy of
"small" gifts

back scratcher anyone??

seeing a local fair now
brings back so many good memories

carefree days

full of sugar

and all things that are not so good for you

I still love a carousel

and being kissed at the top of the ferris wheel.

I remember getting stopped at top
and waiting in anticipation
if the one you were with
the "boy du jour"
would make his move...

now I do not have that to worry about
as I am guaranteed a kiss at the top
every time!

wishing you sweetness
and thanking you for letting me
reminisce a bit...


Sunday, June 27, 2010

It's Berry Season

Strawberry season is here...

and it is one of my favorite things about summer

fresh strawberry pie

I have actually made this one
and it is yummy!

there is nothing like picking them off the vine
so fresh and good

ice cream ~ another fav

there is a little 50's style diner here in town
and I always get a milkshake when we go

I think this is my favorite dessert ever
well ~ one of them anyway!

too cute!

daquaries ~ another favorite
I think I have way too many favorites!

dipped in chocolate
I think I will ~ why yes ~ thank you!

funnel cakes ~ yum yum

oh ~ see ~ another favorite here
strawberry rhubarb pie!

with champagne ~ the best!

home made jam is always a treat

strawberry kisses to you!

this is going to be a busy week
we have 3 birthday's to celebrate

my mother-in-laws is today
sis-in-law tomorrow
and my niece Samantha's is Friday

then we have Canada Day
on Thursday

a fun filled week for sure
hope the sun shines upon you today

and get yourself some strawberries!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pink & Green Thursday

novice here...

but I decided to play along with

Pink Preppy Lilly Lover's

Pink & Green Thursday

my peonies are blooming
and I am loving them!

nothing better than cupcakes

delightful table
ready for a girly celebration

snapped this one on the week-end
still loopy for lupin

more cupcakes
why yes ~ thank you!

pretty flats
for the party perhaps?

loving this bed
perfect for a little girl

more peony love

loving the texture and color in this one

still loving this shot

pink ruffled frosting

tiptoeing through the tulips


this is simply gorgeous

my weigelia is in bloom

and I leave you with another shot of my peonies.

I am very excited as I am doing a guest post tomorrow
over at
The Bottom of the Ironing Basket

hope you stop by for a visit!

Have a wonderful Thursday.