Sunday, March 31, 2013

Bits & Pieces

Hello, Dear Ones!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!
This post is going to be a little bit of this and a little bit of that!

 After church, we came home, got comfy and I finished our Easter lunch.
Here's Mr. Precious and Chloe Dawn. 
She looks so disgusted because she's been begging for ham 
and I hadn't given her any yet.

 You may have seen my Easter table already.
Well, here's Mother and me getting ready to put more food on the table. 
Oh, I'm trying to let my little tiny boy hair grow out some. I hope I can stand it! :)
 Okay, do you know Michael Lee at Rattlebridge Farm?
She hosts Foodie Friday and is Bloglands most wonderful author.
She showed a cheater's cake last week and I thought, I'm gonna try it for Easter.
You can visit her and see the cake HERE.
Just so you will knos, hers is much prettier.
Dear Ones, it was easy, pretty and tasty! :)
Thanks Michael Lee! 

My friend Linda from A La Carte came for a visit and brought me gifts and chocolate!
You can read about her visit HERE if you'd like.

Then I purchased a little darling vintage Rooster pitcher from Beverly at How Sweet The Sound.
You all know she hosts Pink Saturday but did you know she has started hosting a weekly linky party called Blog Shop for those of us who want to sell off some of our loot.
If you'd like to find out about it, you can go HERE
This was her mother's little picther and I just fell in love with it!

 This is my little grand daughter, Carter, and she has just celebrated her 3rd birthday.
It's hard being a very loooooooooooong distant grandmother.
But I do the best I can with pictures and Skype.
 Our daughter loved My Little Ponies when she was little. I had saved them for her and we took them to Carter this past fall. Carter fell in love with all the little ponies and when her mommy asked her what kind of birthday cake she wanted she said, 
"Rainbow Dash!"
Well, my daughter made her one. 
No mold. She just baked two sheet cakes, put them together and cut out the shape.
Isn't it so cute?
Look at all of the different colored icings she  made.
I was so proud of her and Carter loved it!

 One more cute shot of Carter being a princess and as you can see ~
 she can fly! :)
Look at those little tootsies!

Like I said y'all, this post is just bits and pieces of little tidbits of my life!
I just love bits and bobs, don't you?
Oh, and of course chocolate! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The 59th Street Bridge Song

Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.
Hello lamppost,
What cha knowing?
I've come to watch your flowers growing.
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in' doo-doo,
Feelin' groovy.

Got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.
~ sung by Simon and Garfunkel


  1. Looks like you had a great Easter and Carter is so cute and getting so big. My oh my how she can fly.

  2. It looks like you had a wonderful Easter celebration! Your mother looks so sweet, and you do, too! Yummy cake, I'll have to try it. Speaking of cake, your daughter did a fabulous job on Carter's b-day cake. Happy b-day to sweet little Carter!


  3. Cater is so darn cute.....she looks JUST like you!!! I am surprised you are letting your hair grow, I LOVE IT short! I wish so much I could wear mine like you. Glad you had a nice day, we did too. XO, Pinky

  4. I loved this post Shelia,Your table is beautiful and you can see you are mother and daughter.
    Lovely photo's of your precious family. I love the little one in her pretty dress. I wondered who bought that pitcher? now I know. Happy Easter. xx

  5. Hi Shelia beautiful family God bless you and your.

    Happy Easter!

  6. Your Chloe Dawn is just too precious!

    THe cake looks so good!

    Rejoicing in an empty tomb. May you and yours have a very Happy Easter!

  7. Your granddaughter is adorable and your mom looks sooo sweet! Looks like you've had a wonderful Easter celebrating with family! Hopefully Mr. Precious and pup got some good ham to fill their tummies...

  8. I cannot believe Carter is three!!

    We heard Molly barking, after lunch today and wondered what in the world was going on! We found her in the kitchen, barking at the ham, we had not yet put away. As soon as she had a tiny bite, she was fine and went on her way.:-)

    Love the photo of you and your mother, your hubby and Chloe Dawn and of course, cutie-pie Miss Carter.

    Sounds like a wonderful Easter at your home.

  9. Oh what a great post. I loved seeing the pictures of your mom and your little Carter, how wonderful to have them both in your life. I hope you had a very, very Happy Easter. Hugs, Marty

  10. Well, isn't that little Carter just the sweetest! And the birthday cake is really cute too. I think you really resemble your mother, Shelia. It looks like you had a fun Easter weekend. Have a great week ahead. Blessings, Pamela

  11. What a great Easter you had sweet lady, along with little adorable Carter, your lovely mother, Chloe and hubby..what else can you ask for? I bet food was marvelous, the cake looks terrific and all in that lovely Easter table. Blessings to you all.

  12. Love the photo of you and mom. Your table looks beautiful. I am just sitting down after my gang left after our Easter dinner. Whew! I'm pooped but it's always fun. Your little Carter is such a darling. She has a beautiful face and looks like she is full of spunk. Much like her grandmother. ;-)

  13. Shelia looks like you had a wonderful Easter! You and your Mom look a like! That little Carter is adorable! Oh gosh, my girls loved My Little Ponies as girls also. Sara and Ash both still have some saved. I had a great visit with my daughter's family and special time with Tiger! Wishing you a wonderful week!!
    hugs, Linda

  14. Lovely seeing pictures of Mr. NS and your sweet Mom. I don't remember ever seeing a picture of your hubby...handsome! And Carter is so big...I remember when you posted when she was born!

    Beautiful Cake! I used three new recipes today and they were all blogs!


  15. Your family is beautiful, and you three gals look alike!!! My daughter also had all the ponies and they are all packed in the basement!!!

  16. Good Morning Shelia, I have just returned from my holiday in India and I thought I would pop by to wish you a Happy Easter and to catch up with you. I have two daughters and they loved "My Little Pony" when they were small. You look like you had a wonderful day with your family and your grand daughter is gorgeous. Just out of interest, did Chloe Dawn ever get the piece of ham she hoped for? Have a wonderful Easter. Best Wishes Daphne

  17. Shelia,
    Oh, dear friend....I loved this post about your family!!!
    The photos of Mr. Precious, Chole Dawn, your Mother, Little Carter...priceless!!!
    Thank you for sharing the Bits & Pieces of your life with us!
    Have a wonderful week ahead!!!

  18. A flying grand daughter! And now don't you just take the cake too! ;)

    I'm feelin' groovy AND corny this morning. ♥

  19. She can fly. That is a darling photo. Carter is just like you - so pretty. Her cake looks great.

    I am glad you had a nice Easter. Everything looks nice, and I love coconut cake. I will check out the recipe.

    The rooster pitcher made it to you. I know he will love his new home. Thank you.

  20. Your granddaughter is ADORABLE. Love the rooster pitcher - what a find!

  21. I am focusing on "slow down, you move too fast" as my mantra for my first official day of spring break.

  22. Oh, I loved seeing your mother. I've been wondering how she's doing. I'm sure you had a wonderful time together.

  23. What a wonderful post, Shelia. I know you must miss being more a part of that sweet little Carter's life. She is just darling! I am going to pop over and see that recipe- it does look wonderful- xo Diana

  24. Happy Birthday Carter!! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter. Your Mom is so cute! That Pony cake is gorgeous. You have a very talented family....even Carter can fly like a fairy! lol Grace xoox

  25. Oh, Carter is growing up! That princess picture should be framed and hung in a gallery. How precious! LOVE your rooster pitcher. You and your mother and Mr. P and CD look so Eastery pretty. (Don't tell Mr. P I called him pretty!) laurie

  26. What a glorious holiday you had! I'm not sure I could imagine anything prettier! I can tell you had a delightful Easter!


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