Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas

We had a lovely time with family and friends
at our Goddaughter's house on Christmas Eve

Christmas Day it was just the three of us
here in our little corner of the Garden State.
We read, watched movies and played with legos.
How did you spend your day?
We intended to attend the re-enactment of
Washington's Crossing of the Delaware, or go
to the movies, but it was cold out and warm inside
and we had food and new toys....lol.
You know how that goes.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Free movie tickets and appetizer coupon

Hello my NJ readers..

Menlo Park Dine In Theatre is having a

pre-opening special this weekend.

Print out this coupon for free movie and a free appetizer

with the purchase of an entree!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

In our corner of the Garden State

I feel like I have been in my kitchen all day every day....where have you been?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Team in Training

My good friend Rebecca recently joined
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training.
This past September her brother Billy lost his battle with
leukemia making this fight very personal for her and her family.
Please take a moment to follow the links and find out more
about Team in Training and please feel free to leave a donation.
((BIG HUGS))Kate in NJ

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Vintage beauty

My favorite consignment shop had this vintage beauty just sitting on a back shelf.

Hidden on the bottom..like it was waiting for me.

We love punch at our parties. I do wish I had this in time for my little

Princess's 8th Birthday party (we always have punch).

I picked up these sweet little candle holders as well.
Milk glass has always been a weakness of mine...
what is your weakness?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Autumn in the Garden State

fun days spent at local farms searching for a pumpkin for the front porch...yes..we grew our own..
but we love supporting local farms when we can..

Halloween found us Trick or Treating with friends..

Our little Princess had so much fun! We hope you did too!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blog Giveaway

No, I am not giving my blog away, but I do have tickets for the
lovely Sugarloaf Crafts Festival being held Oct 29,30,31,2010
There will be lots of vendors, musical entertainment,craft demos
fun stuff for the kids..it really is worth the drive.
Would you like to win? Leave me a comment. I will pull the names out
of my cauldron Thursday at noon. Good Luck!!
Thanks to my friends at Himmelrich PR for sending the tickets !

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Blogging Issues

I am having them. These are possibly Kate induced,
and not "Blogger" issues, OK, those who know me in
real life, know these are entirely "Kate" issues.lol
I take pics, I write posts, I just can't get them all together.
It is possibly related to my inability to write a sentence
without using a comma. ;-)
I am trying to get my act together to post about the food growing in
my backyard, as well as the furniture I started painting in my backyard,
and some really yummy vintage finds.
But it is hot and humid here in my corner of the Garden State and I have a
pile of library books to read, a schoolroom to reorganize, and the attention span
of a toddler. I hope you are all doing well,wherever you all are.
I promise to be over soon with my iced coffee in hand...soon.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Retire Ronald McDonald

I have so much to do today, and so much to blog about, but all that must be
pushed aside to ask for some help today. That's right we need your help.
My friends over at Corporate Accountability International called me last night
asking me to make a phone call. I did. I am asking you to do the same.
If you are concerned with the rising obesity in America's youth (ok all of us)
if it just ticks you off that McDonald's lure our kids in with toys to a possible lifetime
of health issues , call. There is more info here
Retire Ronald and here
Value the Meal.
They were very polite when I called, please behave in kind. ;-)"

Monday, July 19, 2010

Under Construction...lol

I know I have been a bag blogger..I am working on getting a post up with pics for you all. ;-)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Our organic backyard garden

Stone bunny under the raspberries... Princess's primroses like it there too.
Seedlings in the greenhouse..
I moved some hostas to the back corner...

I think they look happy here. Don't you?
The azaleas are all blooming now

Our squirrels had babies...they are super cute!

My broccoli raab is coming up

so are my peas, radishes,lettuce and spinach.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me

Edited to add B-Day photos....
Yes, it's my Birthday!!! It is a glorious day in the Garden State..blue skies, sunshine,cool enough
to work in the garden, but warm enough to sit and do nothing.
Farmer Dad surprised me with a depression glass pitcher in amber..with
some weird colored flowers in it this morning.
My brother-in-law and his wife and daughter

stopped by for pitcher of bloody marys, they gave me a gorgeous pair of earrings as well and the kids played outside all day except for when
they took a ride to buy my b-day cake with Farmer Dad.I took the time to sit with a favorite book and a cup of tea I have been swamped with love over here, as the e-mails and phone calls keep coming..heaping birthday wishes and love all over me.
I will post pictures soon from today, in the meanwhile..here are some pics from around our little corner of the Garden State from this week....
There is one piece of chocolate cake left...

sitting on his vintage melmac I scored off freecycle....so cheery to me!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April in the Garden State

We have been busy here getting the garden beds ready for planting watching the return of all the lovely polinators..

moved the mini green house

watching the flowers pop out..

doesn't the sun feel good?