Some big birthdays this year.  We gathered for one night in The Dina to celebrate…

Young Family Picture

Which was a good excuse to get crafty…

cupcake toppers for dad's 50th birthday

50th birthday handmade cupcake toppers

Baking Credits:  Aunt Pam  & Miss Liz

Super Happy Birthday Dad!  Enjoy the day, and don’t forget to treat yourself to something spectacular!

Table Dressing

April 1, 2010

It’s important.  (Especially if one lacks decent cooking skills.)

Let it be known, that if Nick had his way…(which he will not)…there would be a stash of paper napkins smack dab in the center of our table.  Aren’t these faux artichokes delightful?  I’ve eyed them for many years in my mommy-in-law’s condo.  Thanks to her redecorating, I not only acquired them, but also a perfectly matching bowl for them to rest in.  They have, however, been temporarily relieved of their central duties, and replaced by these…

Thank you Easter Bunny (aka Mama-Bear) for the lovely tulips!  Fresh trumps faux any day.