Sunday, May 27, 2007

Memorial Day

My son is a member of Cub Scout Pack 66, Den 8 and on Saturday he joined hundreds of Boy Scouts who placed flags at the gravesites of our military at our local cemetary. It was quite an amazing site. We even had a local soldier join us in a moment of silence. Please join me in honoring our wonderful and dedicated service men and women this holiday weekend.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Inside SCV Magazine

In the June issue of Inside SCV Magazine, I am featured on pg. 70 along with my Spa Girlz party. What a thrill! I was quoted in the top section along with 2 others from the party business but the bottom gray section is ALL ME! Please check it out along with my website

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Dancing With the Stars-VOTE FOR APOLO!!!!

My niece, Katherine and Apolo
Katherine with Julieanne and Laila

Heather Mills with Katherine and myself
What every woman be photographed next to a Super Model!!
Edyta was super sweet! (and TAN)
Shanndi Finnesy, Miss USA 2004. Another great person to be photographed next to when
you haven't checked your hair or make-up for 5 hours!!! (like that would have helped!)

With the final DWTS tomorrow night, I just wanted to post my "pics" and "pick" for the winner. I attended week 2 of the competition with my niece, Katherine, as guests of Tom Bergeron. We got to go to the "Green Room" after the taping to meet all of the contestants. What a thrill! Everyone was sooo nice and we got to meet most of the dancers and their families. Not to mention the sushi and open was wonderful!

My pick is for Apolo and Julieanne. They are just amazing!!! I keep reminding myself that Julianne is just 18!!! What talent!!! Apolo has improved week after week. Joey has experience with dancing in N'SYNC and Laila looks like she performs the same dance each week. VOTE FOR APOLO!!! Her are my "pics" from the green room (which is beige BTW!)

Tea at Rose Tree Cottage

Edmond & Mary

Beautiful camelias
Stacks of scones!!!
Natalie Kircshner
Our group with Edmund
In January, we bid a fond farewell to our "Tea Queen", Natalie Kirschner. She packed her bags, husband Darin and their four boys and moved to Austin, Texas. Natalie started our little tea group the year before called "Table for 8". We pass the tea ball around to the next hostess. The chosen hostess can host a tea at her home or find a lovely tea room for all of us to try.

I have been a fan of the Rose Tree Cottage in Pasadena, CA for many years. Native to England, Edmond and his sweet wife Mary have owned the quaint tea room for over 20 years. Unfortunately, with urban development, the tea room has lost it's lease and is being forced to find another location. I buy the scones and Devon cream by the dozens and freeze them. I do hope they will find a new location soon! I don't know how long I can live without the creamy taste of their scones!

I write this because Natalie is coming for a visit in June and I am planning a "Tea in the Park" so she can visit with all of her friends at once. Rose Tree Cottage has their lease extended through June but after that, who knows! I encourage everyone to visit this adorable place with it's vintage camelia bushes out front and their cat sleeping on the chair by the front door!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Daisy Girl Scout Tea Party

I am the leader of Girl Scout Troop #118 and we celebrated our last meeting with a tea party! The girls wore hats they made from wrapping paper, tulle and silk flowers. They enjoyed fluffernutter, chocolate hazelnut/peanut butter and turkey sandwiches. They also had fruit kabobs, cookies and "tea". I must say they had very good manners at the table and did not hurt my 100 year old tea cups!

After the tea, we went around the circle and asked them what their favorite part of Daisies was this year and most of them said "the tea party!".

Some lovely flowers from my garden.

Thursday, May 3, 2007



My first post! Testing, testing, one, two, three!