We had a little surprise party for my daughter. She graduated college and got a promotion at work! It was really hard to plan this as a surprise, I was tempted to just tell her. We tell each other everything so she just wanted to know things and I had to lie to her several times. But it was a surprise and it was fun, she seemed to love it. She got some nice gifts - coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, coffee, cookbooks, money, you know- all the important things in life! At the table she said to "You lied to me!". I said "I know, I had to, I won't lie to you anymore, unless I have to". And yes, I made the cake! I did the palm tree and sun freehand with frosting. This is a great accomplishment for me since I hate to bake.
This song is for my daughter!
Contests - My friend, Dar, at Peeking between the pages is giving away 5 copies of "Off Season" by Anne Rivers Siddons. She is a great Author so you will want to enter this one!
Amendment!!! - Dar is also giving away 5 copies of "The Walking People" by Mary Beth Keane, so be sure to enter both!
I won a book!!! It is from Toni at "A circle of books". The book is - The Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand. It sounds like a great steamy book, can't wait to get it.
Top 5 - With summer coming and all the fruit coming out now - favorite fruits
1. Peaches - love homegrown fresh peaches. especially on icecream.
2. Strawberries - Especially strawberry shortcake, or strawberries on icecream.
3. Blueberries - Blueberry coffeecake!!! and on icecream!
4. Raspberries - They are expensive here, but I do love them... on icecream.
5. Cherries - Yum! haven't tried them on icecream but I bet it would be good!
There are places around here where you can pick peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cherries! You can pick them your self, its a little cheaper that way.