Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tis the Season

It snowed on our tree!!! so we topped it.

More snow photos:

Let it snow!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Jeff and I made a driftwood tree today. Christmas in Colorado is just not Christmas without a tree.

Then on to make a southwest tablecloth.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

On the Road Again

Off to Colorado. First stop on Route 66. The Bottle Tree Ranch.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

This is close to being at the top of my holiday dessert list. Yum!

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

2 packages gingerbread mix
1 29 oz can of Libby’s pumpkin
2 1 (5.1-ounce) boxes of vanilla instant pudding mix
2 pints whipping cream

Bake gingerbread according to package directions.  Cool.

Use the recipe on the back of the pumpkin can to make 2 pies but bake in a 9 x 12 glass dish. Cool completely.

Make the pudding according to package directions. Let sit in frig about ten minutes.

Whip the cream with sugar and a touch of vanilla.

When completely cool, mix the pie mixture and vanilla pudding in a large bowl with an electric mixer.

Cut the cool gingerbread in chunks or strips.

Start with a layer of gingerbread in the bottom of a large glass bowl.

Next a layer of pumpkin pudding.

Next a layer of whipped cream.

Repeat, ending with a layer of whipped cream.

Cover and refrigerate over night.

Sprinkle with shaved chocolate just before serving.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Spent most of the day at the new York Botanical Garden. Went to see the holiday train show but was most impressed with other things in the garden. I am sure spring is spectacular.

Then it was off for real NYC pizza and a stop at The Pickle Guy. Yummy afternoon.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Black Saturday ....Soho.....look at these sewing machines .......900+ in this store.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday

Spent the morning at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum


Beautiful Thanksgiving 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


What a day. First Martha Stewart Show ...which was fun.....even for Jeff.

Then off to Klienfeld's to shop for THE DRESS. Yes she chose one. No photos requested. It was lovely and she is going to be a beautiful bride.

Monday, November 21, 2011


Beautiful morning at the 9/11 Memorial. My dear friend Cheri 's sister has her name there.

Then a nice long walk back to our East Village apartment.

Found an antique enamel pitcher.  Guess I will mail it back.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Made our way to Chelsea to the flea market. Made stops at Union Square Christmas market. Dropped into Fishs Eddy of my favorite NYC shops. Now a little rest before  we eat again.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Another fun day.

Took the train to Brooklyn to the antique market. Found a Long Island linen and a Red Rider book 1939.
Then on to lunch. Great burger with Molly and Emil.

Back to Manhattan and through Chinatown....Little Italy...Soho.

Out to dinner shortly .