Friday, January 11, 2013

Get Your Motor Runnin'

...head out on the highway...
um, I mean the kitchen!
Hello, Dear Ones.
I've got a little scattered post to share with you today.
 First of all, I got a new KitchenAid stand mixer for Christmas!
I know, I know! 
Lots of you do not get very excited about an appliance that gets you in the mood to work.
Well, I've been using a little hand mixer for years so I kept dropping tiny little hits for Mr. Precious to get me a KitchenAid.
Y'all, he got the hint and here we are!

 Ain't she purdy?
Ain't she gawjus?
I just love her!

 Look at this side!

 Y'all, I'm telling you she is really built!

 Look at her voluptuous bowl!
It can hold the blades that came with her.
Did I tell you how much I love her? :)

 Well, I've been covered in flour the last couple of weeks, 
baking cookies and biscuits.
See those cute little cutters?
I bought these at Williams Sonoma and just love these too!
Graduated sizes of cutters attached with a little clippy dilly.

So I've baked a cake.
A coconut pound cake that is so delish.

We're having some friends over tomorrow for coffee and cake.
Mr. Precious and I had to sample the cake to make sure it was eating worthy.
It was. It is! :)

 Aw, go ahead and grab a slice! What's one more?

 So I have my tea glasses out and the little plates for the cake.

 Cream and sugar for the coffee.
Tea for me.

 The mugs are out waiting to be filled.

 One more little thing.
See the pretty red pitcher?
I got this for my birthday in November. It's Le Creuset and matches my pots!
I love it too and I'm using it to store wooden utensils in.
I didn't make the cute little chicken ~ another little birthday present.
I could have lied and told you I crocheted it, but I'm a good girl! :)

Do you remember this little highchair I painted for my little granddaughter, Carter back a while ago?
Well, she's 2 1/2 now and I really didn't think she would sit in it any more but she loved it and wanted to sit in it even if her tiny little chubby legs where hanging down past the foot rest.
We had a little accident with the highchair.
Carter said one evening, "We gotta get out of here!" and tossed the tray over her tiny head and we heard a CRACK!
The wood tray cracked down the middle when it hit the back of the chair 
so Mr. Precious just took it off.
As you can see, Bunny Foo Foo is really miffed that the tray is not there. 
You may not can tell, but her legs are crossed and her foot is going to town.
She's miffed.
She'll get over it.

Sorry my post is so misjointed but that's me for awhile.
Y'all, I still have up all my Christmas decorations.
Next week! 
Next week I've promised myself they're coming down!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
Born To Be Wild

Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

I like smoke and lightning
Heavy metal thunder
Racin' with the wind
And the feelin' that I'm under
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

Like a true nature's child
We were born, born to be wild
We can climb so high
I never wanna die

Born to be wild
Born to be wild 
~ sung by Steppenwolf