Saturday, November 8

Thanksgiving Swap

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Sunday, November 2

Greetings Lovely Ladies of The Court

as we convene to celebrate the birthday of our beloved Queen!

We gather with a salabrious salutation to our Queen Marie Antoinette hosted by Cupids Charm. And what better way to celebrate than with a hot chocolate drink that the royals always loved to indulge in. This drink is a combination of hot chocolat, creme and espresso - A Royal jolt of energy and healthy chocolate benefits...hence the name:


Espresso (or strong brewed coffee)
Vanilla Extract
Cream: heavy whipping cream from the dairy
Dark Chocolate Bar
Cocoa powder
White Sugar
Crushed nibs of Cocoa (optional)

This merely requires assembling to taste: Take your hot espresso, add in some small chunks of dark chocolate bar, a scant tespoon of vanilla and stir carefully. Add in the cream and stir. Now whip the cream and top off the drink. Now the fun garnish part: top off with sprinklings of sugar, dustings of cocoa, shavings of dark chocolate and crushings of cocoa nibs...

There you have a frothily frivolous confection fit for a Queen and her Royal Ladies!

I paper dolled up the cafe cups and even the bar of chocolat - Marie looks so wonderful with chocolat.

Careful as you lift it. And CHEERS - here's to our Queen!

Marie Antoinette's Birthday Blog Party

Ladies, we are busy preparing right now, please stop back by later...

Saturday, November 1

Wizard of Oz Swap

I really got a great swap partner for my Wizard of Oz Swap. Kelley of Teacups and Ponies sent me this wonderful mosaic tray. She has a flawless technique with her mosaic work and she took a lot of care with this - I love it! It also is a message center for writing down messages (pen included and even an eraser). And would you look at that - no place like home is on there. The witch-ily beautiful wrapping was an added touch that made for a great package. Thank you Kelley!

This is what I sent to Kelley - some flowers, candy (of course always a chocolate bar), Martha Stewart glitters, and ribbon...

Smiling Stuart

Yes, I have a chihuahua that really does smile. And he loves to have his picture taken - here he is on Daddy's lap in the backyard - isn't he cute! and I actually happened upon this photo when I was searching for the pics of the Wizard of Oz Swap, which is my next post...