Friday, July 22, 2016

Little Chef

It's Funny Friday
by Vlad

Hello, my little lovelies, and how are you this wonderful Friday?
Look who arrived here - all the way from Italy

Little Chef by

Isn't she the cutest?  She holds a little sponge cake on a cake plate, and a loaf of fresh baked bread.  Along with this little angel came a sticker of one of the Elves, a sweet smelling sachet bag, AND a precious picture of Chicco, the family puppy.

We are so excited and Little Chef has the place of honor in our kitchen (away from harm or danger) and oversees all our new recipes.  Chicco's photo is with our puppy photos so we can enjoy seeing him anytime we want.  The sticker - when Prudence gets home from summer camp she can pick a place to "stick" him so we all can enjoy looking at him.
Have a great weekend, look up - maybe you will see me flying over your house.
Lots of Love,

Friday, July 15, 2016

Camp Good I come!

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

It's that time of the year again...summer camp.

Up at 4 this morning, car is packed, checked my list a zillion times, Mom did too, we are all set to roll.....Dad, start the engine.

Goodbye, I'll be back at the end of August.  I will send Mom pictures and she and Vlad can post them.  I will miss you but I love camp and seeing all my friends from around the world.

Going to snuggle in my blankie now, a nice nap so I will be rearin' to go when we get there.
The back of Mom's SUV is PACKED, not an inch to spare, but I need all my clothes, my favorite pillow, and M's laptop so that I can write to her at home.  Mom and Dad will take a little side trip on the way home, a wee little mini vacation for them.  Vlad will help the baby sitter with the puppies and of course - LuLu and Flora.  I sure hope they behave themselves.


LuLu?  Yeah, Flora?
It's show time........Prissie Pants is on her way to camp.
Let the horror show begin.......who should we zap with fear first?
Mom or Vlad? 
Wait, how about - the sitter.  Oh, this is going to be so much fun!.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Merry July Christmas

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence
Oh boy, it's Hallmark Christmas in July weekend. Me, and Mom, and Vlad will be enjoying the movies, after all - we love Christmas.

Heaps of Hugs

Friday, July 1, 2016

Summer Portrait

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

No words needed
Have a wonderful 4th of July.  Be safe.

Prudence & Vlad

Friday, June 24, 2016

Blueberries, Raspberries, & Sweet Annie

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence 

Oh my goodness, it's berry time again.  We have Mom's blueberry bushes and Dad's raspberry bushes
(which are taking over the whole slope).  And then there is the........Sweet Annie.
Mom had the first blueberry of the season and the first raspberry - our girl Jessie had the pleasure of "picking" it, sniff, sniff, gone!  Poor Dad.
The Sweet Annie is growing like a weed.  Mom had a bee-u-tee-ful harvest last fall.  We sent Aunt Kathy home with an arm full, we contained it in a big plastic bag, tied it and put it in the trunk of her car.........yup, it now smells like Sweet Annie.
Tomatoes are showing up almost every day and Jessie's Mater Plant is becoming a monster.

Have a wonderful weekend, maybe the weather will be lovely enough to get out and enjoy all the precious beauty that surrounds us.  Thank you, God.

Heaps of Hugs

Friday, June 17, 2016

July Ornament

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence
This is our ornament for July.  Mom had a little lapel pin that she used for a charm and paper embellishments for the centers.
But here is what we went through to make the ornament....
Yes, Vlad had to hold LuLu and Flora so that they couldn't mess with or steal parts.  Oh, they yelled and screamed at Vlad, even called him "buzzard head" but he held firm.
They are now in big "time out" until they learn to be respectful of others and property that doesn't belong to them.  Will they ever learn?  I really don't think so.

Ornament Girls can be found at
Miss Staci Ann opens registration for new members on the first of each month, I believe at noon.  We are a wonderful group, worldwide, sharing ideas, where to find different supplies such as fabric, and encouraging each other, and posting pictures of our monthly ornament.  Miss Staci even has a gallery where she displays our work.

Heaps of Hugs

Friday, June 10, 2016

Jessie's Mater Plant 2016

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence
Our little Jessie
Sweet little Molly Brown
Tomato Hound checking her plant
Well, it's about that time again - report on Jessie's mater plant.  For those of you who are new to my blog I'll tell you all about this.
M&D adopted Jessie on March 12, 2008 - she was a rescue about 9 months old.  We lived in Tallahassee, FL and Mom loved growing a cherry tomato plant on the deck in the backyard. 
Planting time came, the little plant was planted in a BIG pot right next to the French doors leading from the family room to the deck.  
Just as the tomatoes were starting to show we noticed Jessie sniffing the plant.  One morning, there it was - the first bee-u-tee-ful little ripe tomato.  Jessie stopped, sniff, sniff, chomp!  No more little tomato.  And so this little tradition began and has continued all these years.
Now that we live in the western NC mountains Jessie has her little plant on the back porch - about 30' from the ground.  It is loaded with little green tomatoes and each morning on the way down to the yard for potty Mom takes them on the back porch for "walk about" to hang the hummingbird feeder (we take it in at night because of bears - even 30' off the ground) and Jessie goes right to her mater plant.  She knows where the little green ones are and seems to sniff each one - waiting.
She carefully takes one ripe tomato off "HER" plant and enjoys that sweet taste.
Precious?  You bet it is and last summer our little Molly Brown, rescue, (adopted on January 19, 2006) watched but she would never try a piece when we offered it to her.  Well, that changed, one little taste and now she loves them but only in very small pieces.

And there you have it - Jessie's Mater Plant story.

I wish you a wonderful weekend, lots of laughs, love, and of course - most important - Blessings.