Sunday, December 7, 2014


Hello, all....

what a fantastic time of the year.
I have been going full steam and STILL can't seem to get caught up.
Is it because I've grown olden..?? or just plain LAZY...??

I keep looking at the  TOTAL MESS in my dressing room/closet
and thinking, "I really ought to do SOMEthing about that.."

 ♥ ♥ ♥
" I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow."

(don't you just love her to pieces !)

One of my Bunco groups had their Christmas party  and
as this is in the middle of my first year with this adorable group,

The hostess made the most delicious Italian dinner for us..
snacks of all cream and cake...
I didn't get a photo of ANY of busy having fun. :)
We took a small gift for each lady...

My girl made us all a jar of the BEST Simmering Potpourri in a beautiful Bell jar.
She is so talented...has the best ideas...and so good at all she does.

Making Peanut Butter cookies wasn't nearly as creative as her idea,
but ....the cookies were good. ;>)

Everyone fills a large Santa Bag with goodies...things we love.
Then, a game is played and bags are passed here and there and every where...

I SWEAR the bag I ended up with 
was meant for ME !!!

This friend is an artist and does work that makes me drool..

This looks like a basket of flowers..
I just looooove them.

Jewelry, scarves, homemade so many things.

The cutest little popcorn bowl filled with RED and GREEN popcorn...
and on the bottom of the metal bowl.....
more popcorn please !
gotta just love it.

So many other great was just like.......

Now THIS gift in my Santa Bag just about brought me to my knees..

A hand painted vintage cake cover and plate...
in the FLOWER MARKET design of Mackenzie*Childs line.

HOLY COW, this is so beautiful...

Of course NOW I am coveting the TEA KETTLE to go along with this beauty.
Does the "wanting" EVER end...???
I think not!

 So bright and cheery and painted by a friend makes it all the more AWESOME....

Thanks for stopping by....
maybe the next time you visit, I'll have a CAKE to share with you,
all nestled beneath that gorgeous cake topper.

 Blue Monday
Tweak It Tuesday

3 days old and.....going home..!!


  1. those glasses are really neat. sip some 'spiked' tea from them and 'think about that tomorrow'. :)

  2. Sounds like you had a great time and came home with some fun goodies BJ-enjoy:@)

  3. That cake plate! Holy cow I love it! Now that is a special friend. And the tulip glasses, to die for and so YOU! Everything totally adorable, can I come play Bunco with you?

  4. Hi BJness! Oh, what wonderful goodies you took away from your party! I'm so happy for you! But the handpainted cake cover takes the cake! :) It's gorgeous and looks just like you with the MC checks around the rim. You have such fun!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. What wonderful goodies! Love them all! And the baby, so very cute! is that your youngest grandchild? Congrats!...Christine

  6. What joy to have a baby boy in the family at Christmastime! I can tell it's Texas because Maine babies only have two eyes peeking out of their wrappings they're bundled so.

    What a lot of beautiful gifts...really, they must have been made with you in mind.

  7. Those glasses are just so beautiful!

  8. What a fun party & such beautiful gifts! That cake dish really was made for you! Your newest family member is absolutely precious!

  9. Oh how delightful! The entire post! Thank you dear BJ for letting us all be a participate in the party! What a grand time!!!

  10. Your Santa bag was definitely meant just for you, BJ. I love that you have this pretty cake plate because I know you will make amazing cakes and put this piece to good use.
    Happy Day! '-)

  11. bj those were gifts meant for you for sure. Love the hand painted wine glasses! Oh and you are head over heels in love with that cake topper I know!!

  12. You are right, that bag was totally meant to be yours! Maybe if you found a teapot your friend could paint on it for you? Wouldn't hurt to ask! Hope you had a great weekend!


  13. looks like he's ready to go home!

    my older brother was born with some kind of illness (that only affected him short-term) which kept him in the hospital for many days. My mom said that was one of the hardest things to do because there was a day she had to the leave the hospital (as a patient) while he stayed.

  14. That lovely cake plate and cover really needs a pretty cake to show it off.

  15. I love hand crafted items! Those glasses are gorgeous! Love the cake plate too! Oh my, you could be my twin! My hubby says no more shopping! HaHaHa! I knew I shoulda sold off that extra Princess House in my garage! Argh.......... Hugs to you sweet friend!

  16. I was all set to gush over the hand painted gifts (which as so very gush-able). Then, you had to go and put the tiny Christmas baby in the post, and he took up all my gushing. So precious!!

    (But now, I really do love the hand painted gifts. I would say you came home with the mother lode.)

  17. Morning BJ,

    That friend is super talented, and your gift has you down to a T. How adorable--it even has a blue bloom! Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  18. WOW what a great party! All those gifts, such talented ladies. But I'll take that last one,baby such a cutie...I know you're proud.

  19. Your group really goes all out. Those are wonderful gifts. I would say you hit the jackpot. All your ladies are great cooks. Wish I had the leftovers. Still the most precious of all is that sweet baby.

  20. Great gifts. Very talented ladies in your group. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  21. Sweet, sweet baby! Love the hand-painted vintage cake tins and love your happy enthusiasm as you go "full steam" ahead. Beats worrying about "catching up" any day in my book :)

  22. Awww! LOVE all the goodies and the baby is Adorable!
    I am SO behind!

  23. Congratulations with Graham!
    I love those glasses and cover. There very special.

    Happy blue monday!

  24. Oh how fun and those presents are delightful. The cake cover and plate is fabulous and that adorable little one is the most wonderful treasure of all. Have a great week... :)

  25. Oh my word, bj, what fabulous gifts you came home with!! You have such a fun Bunco group. If I lived nearby, I'd want to join.

  26. what a great party! & that baby is adorable!


  27. Oh my, you are having fun and staying busy, but it looks like fun busy. Well, I thought that we were already followers of each other, but I guess we were not. So "Hi", B.J. I am your newest follower. Please come visit and I hope that you will follow me back. This still feels very strange (like a visit to the Twilight Zone) because I know that I have been here many times and I just can not believe that I never clicked your button. Have a great day, Connie :)

  28. Aww Graham is so adorable! Love your banner and it sounds like you had a great time at the party. Love the popcorn bowl. I am addicted to white cheddar popcorn :)
    Joy @ Books and Life

  29. Oh, Boy!! and I mean that literally. He is so cute and what fun now that he is going home. Giving that first bath and smelling that powder and lotion. Heaven that you will never forget..Happy Monday..Judy

  30. Sounds like an time! And all those gifts! Love those glasses! They are so beautiful! Oh,mane the baby is sweet!


  31. bj ... what a fun bunch of lady friends. They really know how to party. Your gifts are just so suited for you. And just think, you still have Christmas and more presents coming ... and the best present is that sweet baby. So happy for you.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  32. You have some very talented friends. I'm jealous. Maybe I'll try painting some of my own glasses. That one is an especially terrific idea.

  33. bj, you are so right!
    I can imagine that being the most perfect gift for you.
    Sounds like everyone had a lot of fun at the party.

    Merry Christmas!!


  34. Quite the party and gifts!
    I loved the hand painted glasses!


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xo bj