Category Archives: Snapshots of Life

I love capturing a moment in time, the color, the depth, the tiniest of details for future enjoyment and interpretation.

Hand me downs…

If you are anything like me you know something about hand me downs…hand me down clothes, shoes and cars. Maybe you have been the recipient of hand me down furniture. 

For some reason the phrase “hand ne down” carries the stigma of being less than…

However, when I think of ” hand me downs” I think of the flowes in my garden that my Dad handed down to me. I think of family recipes, especially the recipes I make for the holidays.  

Tonight while I was making one of those hand me down holiday recipes my husband took a close up picture of me scooping the candy onto the wax paper. And that’s when I knew I had received the ultimate hand me down…My Mother’s hands.  

My hands look just like my mom’s. They are small but not too small. They are strong but not as strong as they use to be.  They are showing signs of aging but they can still take care of the people they love. 

 As it is with all things in life…your perception of life’s hand me downs will determine your over all outlook on life. 

Embrace the hand me downs in your life.

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Edible Color…

I think I love the colors of a candy store as much or more than I do the flavors. The rainbow of colors in this store were a feast for the eyes. I discovered this family owned gem of a shoppe, Northwoods Candy Emporium on the Landing in Branson, Missouri…IMG_7428Giant Lollipops make me smile…

IMG_7429Fruitful flavors…

IMG_7430A flavor to satisfy every craving…

IMG_7431A swirl of a treat for those who prefer to drink their edible color…

IMG_7432And then there is the sweet creamy indulgence of Fudge…peanut butter is an obvious favorite!

IMG_7433Saltwater Taffy…I only admire these chewy treats from afar…I’ll keep my fillings thank you very much.

IMG_7434However, they do look good sitting on the counter in a candy jar…IMG_7435Chewy delights but not quite as sticky as the taffy.IMG_7440A sweet and sour combination in case you are indecisive…IMG_7442Fruity Sours will make your face pucker up…or better yet offer one to a friend and capture the moment for a funny instagram post.IMG_7443These remind me of quartz crystals…very pretty!IMG_7444Need I say more…

IMG_7446I have a perpetual sweet tooth…help me out by sharing your sweet posts.

 

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Photo a Day…

CORKS…

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Flour Girl…

While vacationing in South Lake Tahoe we decided to do a little window shopping.  As we were browsing through the shops at the beautiful Ski Run Marina we stumbled upon the sweetest shoppe…at first I was drawn in by the name over the door, “Flour Girl Wedding Cakes“, an adorable play on words and I for one appreciate a good word play…Then as I looked through the large picture window, I found myself peering in on the flour girls busy at work…I was only there for a few minutes but it was like watching a ballet.  Two  beautiful women dressed for the occasion, their movements were graceful and they seemed at ease with one another.  They were busy whipping up icing and smoothing it over what I can only imagine was deliciously moist layers of cake. I could have stayed there all day, watching them create the only thing that can rival the beauty of the bride…the Wedding Cake!

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Sweet…

Whenever I hear the word sweet I almost immediately think of something moist and rich and chocolatey.   The word sweet also conjures up visions of old-fashioned soda fountains, my favorite gelato shoppe or the local bakery cases filled with buttercream iced cupcakes, fluffy lemon meringue pies and  flakey coconut cakes.

There are other things that are sweet...rosey cheeked children when they are sleeping, adorable puppies and cute baby ducks.  There are flowers that have a sweet fragrance; jasmine, gardenia and roses. There are sweet friends and sweet shoes and really sweet cars…

Sometimes, the sweetest thing is something totally unexpected.  Something done for you by a complete stranger for no other reason than to create a special moment just for you.  There is no repayment required or expected…except for a smile and a nod of recognition for that which was done…

And so we were treated to just such a sweet unexpected surprise on Friday evening when a gathering of friends met for dinner at a Thai restaurant off the beaten path, Merlion…We were treated to the freshest ingredients available, the sweetest server within 50miles and the attention to detail that makes people feel special.  Image

Our table was dressed in the finest the season had to offer…there were fresh-cut hydrangea, sunflowers and wonderfully fragrant rose petals sprinkled down the center of the table.  As we were admiring the floral arrangement we noticed that our table was the only one that had received the special attention.  As the evening progressed we discovered that our sweet server was the co-owner and she had heard that we were celebrating a girls night out and had taken the time to dress our table…

By no means does the food take a back seat to the decor…on the contrary, this is the best Thai food this side of Thailand.  The ingredients are fresh and seasonal…the seafood is purchased from the local fisherman and the noodles are made daily. The dishes were a sexy combination of sweet and spicy…Merlion has most definitely made it on to my list of date night restaurants.

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Devoted…

Devoted to one another…

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Cutest couple ever…

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Wordless Wednesday…Indecision or really focused!

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