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Monday, May 30, 2011

Blue Monday - Twin's Birthday

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Exciting times were had at my house! This past Thursday was my birthday! That evening, my first-born grandchild, Lauren, and her boyfriend, Christian, made me these gorgeous Blue Cake Pops. What a delightful presentation.

I hope you notice I'm wearing a Blue shirt. So is Lauren.




They baked a cake and then crumbled it up, mixed it with icing, and formed balls to be stuck on the ends of lollipop sticks. They dipped the pops into melted white chocolate, and some were colored a beautiful Turquoise Blue.

Here's a close-up of the yummy confections. They did such an excellent job.




The following day, my daughter, Debi, gave us a terrific party; we had games and prizes!
She made dinner for the whole gang!

Here is Debi with me, my son, Allen, and Johnny.
We're all wearing a shade of beautiful Blue.

(Those pictures on the wall are of our grandchildren.)




I have a twin, so it was his birthday too. He came with his wife and two sons.
We had a packed house. I loved it!

My daughter-in-law made our favorite birthday cakes.
She made a banana cake for my brother and a coconut cake for me!

Here I am with my twin. He's MUCH older than I. (Ahem.)

What a super day!




Happy Blue Monday!


1. Christine
2. Underwater World
3. Hyacinths for the Soul
4. Maantaj - Marina
5. Rajesh, India
6. John, USA
7. Ms. Burrito
8. LaVoice
9. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
10. Candy @ The Little Round Table
11. Home and Haven
12. Chubskulit
13. Rose
14. Fifi Flowers
15. Dena E
16. Riet
17. Blue Happiness
18. jannet
19. clavs
20. GVK, Chennai, India
21. Becky @ random musings of a deco lady
22. genny
23. Pie
24. Mylene
25. Judy
26. Point and Shoot
27. Everyday is a New Day!
28. kat
29. Life Wonderfully Made
30. A Woman's Note
31. Lesley
32. Hand Painted Blue China!
33. Marie's Maison
34. Lina, Indonesia
35. JanzCrystalz
36. Deliciously Spicy Moments
37. Jhansson
38. Milla
39. Francisca in Amsterdam
40. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
41. Chie@WhereAbouts
42. Rinkly Rimes
43. Anni
44. Leckeres für Mensch und Katze
45. A Sojourner's Saga
46. Shannara
47. Andy - Canada
48. Birgitta in Budapest
49. suzyq - atthefarmhouse
50. Reach Beyond Limits
51. Ella Maes Barn Gathering
52. Anne
53. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
54. mizhelle
55. Melandria
56. Bogie
57. Fe's Journey of Life
58. Emm, Phils.
59. AnnA, Sweden
60. Gittan Sweden
61. Kathy-Delightsome Life
62. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
63. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
64. Eden,Australia
65. Traveler's Notebook
66. Sweet Nothings
67. The Explorer, Philippines
68. Spice Up Your Life
69. Kim,USA
70. hapzydeco
71. My Place to Yours
72. Ann & Tin and Sparkle
73. Komali - Sunday flowers
74. My Little Boy Blue {australia}
75. srp
76. Lifemoto - Street Foods
77. Around California
78. Olive Tree
79. Gypsea Nurse
80. Points of View and Thoughts
81. raji
82. Tattered Rebel
83. Rantis, Swe
84. Mel Cole
85. 3 qrt chalk paint giveaway!
86. Parent's Joy
87. Scrappy Happy Me!
88. Shabby Pink World
89. Dorincard: Mwah!
90. Kurdapya Meets World
91. Jingle
92. The French Hutch ~ Paris Irresistible

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Blue Monday - House of Honor

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Something special is happening right around the corner from our house! A disabled veteran is having a house built for him and his family. There was a dedication ceremony last week, and I captured these pictures. There's a beautiful Blue sky and a bit of Blue in the signs. Of course, our flag contains Blue too.




Here's a closer look at the sign.
The organization is called Homes for Our Troops.




The homes provided by Homes for Our Troops are given at NO COST to the Veterans.

If you'd like to learn more about Homes for Our Troops, click here.


Happy Blue Monday!


1. Fifi
2. Raya
3. Lifemoto -PaBor
4. Christine
5. mercedes
6. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
7. Techie Kids
8. Rajesh, India
9. Lani in Hongkong
10. Lina, Indonesia
11. Sherry
12. Fighter
13. Vienna Daily
14. imriz1
15. Blue Butterfly
16. Barbara Jean
17. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
18. Dena E
19. Milla
20. carolynUSA
21. Fe's Journey of Life
22. Point and Shoot
23. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
24. Dhemz
25. mizhelle
26. Cooking Show Fan
27. vernz
28. Dias Spot
29. Genuine Cuisine
30. Jingle
31. Gittan Sweden
32. Life Wonderfully Made
33. Pie
34. AWN
35. Rinkly Rimes
36. melissa
37. Leckeres für Mensch und Katze
38. Iris
39. J&J-USA
40. TheChieftess
41. Mom's Place
42. Anni, Sweden
43. Jenny
44. Shannara
45. Kayce's Online Diary
46. Reach Beyond Limits
47. Andy - Canada
48. Ella Maes Barn Gathering-Vintage Tins
49. Emm, Phils.
50. LaVoice
51. Giveaway on BLUE MONDAY!
52. Melandria
53. genny
54. Sneak peek at giveaway
55. Chie Wilks
56. Birgitta - foto chip
57. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
58. Kim,USA
59. Jeanie from Georgia
60. Becky K.
61. 36 Weeks After
62. Lazy on Loblolly
63. Sweet Nothings
64. Kids and Me
65. ShoppaMomma
66. Rose
67. Ms. Burrito
68. Chubskulit
69. John
70. Birthday
71. Bird House
72. Eden,Australia
73. Gengen
74. Daniella Hayes
75. Mega Sassy
76. Lesley
77. JudyBug
78. AnnA(Sweden)
79. Anne
80. GVK, Chennai, India
81. Dorincard: Yosemite blues...
82. Turkey, Blue Skies and Sea
83. clavs
84. hapzydeco
85. Fifi Flowers
86. dana of The Stone Rabbit
87. Points of View and Thoughts
88. Christine
89. Blogging Anything
90. Scribbler - Memorial Day
91. Loui♥
92. Mary@One Perfect Bite
93. Susan@AshTreeCottage
94. Karie's Chic Creations
95. CailinMarie
96. Mel Cole @ Jolly toes
97. Joyful Servant
98. Candy
99. Olive Tree
100. Beagle Run Way
101. Seaside Rose Creations
102. photographing New Zealand
103. Joy@Books and Life
104. Annette
105. Iowa Gardening Woman

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Blue Monday - Out to Lunch

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Johnny and I love to go to lunch here. It's only about ten minutes from our home.

Isn't this a gorgeous place to visit?

Notice the blue sky and the blue windows.




Here's the lobby. It's decorated in soft blues. Those palm trees are real.





There's an atrium right outside the main dining area. Water trickles down that giant rock. It's such a calm place. In addition, there are a few benches close by.





Although there are some items made ahead, we usually order our food cooked to order. Here's the full-time chef on duty.

"Almost ninety percent of the stuff is made from scratch, all fresh ingredients," executive chef Paul Finocchi (pictured below) said. "I care about the product. I won't put anything out here that I'm not willing to eat."

You'd think it'd cost an arm and a leg, but meals here are under $10.00.

Amazing, huh? Get ready for a big surprise . . .





Check out name of the place on this blue sign!




Our local hospital opened this past February, and it's a favorite eating place for us locals!
If you'd like to read more about our newest eatery, click here.


Happy Blue Monday!

1. mizhelle
2. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
3. Rajesh, India
4. Milla
5. LaVoice
6. Raya, Bangkok
7. Home and Haven
8. Dena E
9. Annette
10. jannet
11. Dhemz
12. Christine
13. Gypsea Nurse
14. Savannah Granny!
15. Fifi Flowers
16. Pie
17. Photoblogista, CA
18. Cher, SG
19. Linderhof
20. GVK, Chennai, India
21. Joyful Servant
22. Gittan Sweden
23. Leckeres für Mensch und Katze
24. Dias Spot
25. genny
26. anne
27. Stephanie @ Angelic Accents
28. Pheno Menon
29. Leovi - Spring 1
30. Jenny
31. Lina, Indonesia
32. Mom's Place
33. Iris by Shengkay
34. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
35. Birgitta - foto CHIP
36. Gunnar,Norway
37. AWN
38. Lesley
39. imriz
40. Ella Maes-Antique Jingle Cup Game
41. Shabby Pink World-Cupcake Towels
42. Reach Beyond Limits
43. Picket
44. Joahna, Philippines
45. sweet nothings
46. Judy's Postcards
47. Eden, Australia
48. Lynn's Lovelies
49. Lynn's Lovelies
50. Jeanie from Georgia
51. New Porch Furniture
52. Anne
53. Daniella Hayes
54. Fe's Journey of Life
55. 36 Weeks After
56. Nostalgic Marveling
57. Shengkay's Journal
58. Deliciously Spicy Moments
59. John
60. Chubskulit
61. Ms. Burrito
62. Rose
63. innergybeauty
64. Clicks
65. All Things Pretty
66. Dorincard: Moldova, incorruptible bodies...
67. Perfectly Blended
68. Gagiers-Adventure
69. Lani in Phuket
70. Market Monday chalk paint cheater
71. ladygishi
72. hapzydeco
73. Lougyn
74. Kayce's Daily Notes
75. Love Reading!
76. Kathy Matthews: Oregon Gifts
77. Mirage
78. Kim,USA
79. Roxxy, UK
80. Ann & Tin and Sparkle
81. Emm
82. Spray Paint Queen - Toes!
83. The French Hutch What's in Your Garden?
84. Shannara
85. liberal sprinkles
86. Points of View and Thoughts
87. ETC
88. Mel Cole @ Hearts content of a mama
89. JanzCrystalz
90. Maria's Space
91. Christine
92. Motherly Instinct
93. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
94. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA, 2n
95. Susan@AshTreeCottage
96. carolynUSA
97. Joy@Books and Life
98. Blogging Anything
99. primewritings

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Blue Monday - Blue Orchids

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I had a super Mother's day, and I hope that you did too. After church, Johnny and I went over to our son's house. His oldest daughter and her boyfriend fixed us all dinner, and boy, was it good! I spoke on the phone with Debi and Jane and received several neat gifts. I am so blessed.

Do members of your family get into the Blue Monday? fun by looking for items of our special color?

My son spotted these gorgeous Blue Orchids for sale at the Home Depot. Being the well-trained person that he is, he took this shot for our Blue Monday day.



Notice the price! Normal orchids sell for half as much--around $15.
However, I must say, I think they're worth the money.
What do you think?


Happy Blue Monday!


1. clavs
2. Cindy @ Applestone Cottage
3. Milla
4. Shannara
5. It's Finished! Guestroom Reveal
6. Susan @ Ash Tree Cottage
7. Vickie @ Paint or Dig
8. LaVoice
9. Jeanie from Georgia
10. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
11. Mona, Simple Happiness
12. Judi@cranberryblossom
13. Mona, PH
14. DJ
15. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
16. GVK, Chennai, India
17. mizhelle
18. Eden,Australia
19. Mary
20. Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life
21. the enchanted oven
22. handmade rings @ liberal sprinkles
23. Rinkly Rimes
24. Dorincard: blue waters of Aland, not Holland
25. Daniella
26. Market Mon. garden tour
27. Lani in Taipei
28. gypsea nurse
29. Tattered Rebel
30. lulumusing
31. Anne
32. Joysweb
33. chubskulit
34. Vicky,Greece
35. Piddlin' With the China Cabinet
36. Ann @ Tin and Sparkle
37. Ms. Burrito
38. Nostalgic Marveling
39. John, USA
40. Gagiers Breathtaking Adventure
41. Rose
42. Mylene
43. Gengen
44. Reach Beyond Limits
45. salmagundi
46. mercedes scott
47. hapzydeco
48. Loui♥
49. Grandmother Wren
50. Kathy Matthews: Oregon Gifts
51. Mirage
52. Kim,USA
53. Maria's Space
54. sweet nothings
55. Jenny
56. 36 Weeks After
57. carolynUSA
58. Christine
59. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
60. Dhemz
61. kat
62. Hahai
63. A Woman's Note
64. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
65. Dena E
66. A picture in time
67. Debbie at The Paint Splash
68. Müge
69. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
70. Dias Spot
71. Melandria
72. Christine
73. Pie
74. Shy
75. J&J @ Milestones
76. Joy@Books and Life
77. In a Blue Dress!
78. Points of View and Thoughts
79. imriz 1
80. imriz 2
81. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
82. The Tablescaper
83. Lazy on Loblolly
84. annies home --

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Blue Monday - Royal Wedding

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This past Friday the world experienced an exciting event.

Kate Middleton and Prince William were married April 29th.

Remember how beautiful she looked in her blue engagement dress? William also chose to wear a blue suit.




Here's a close-up of that gorgeous sapphire blue engagement ring.





Did you see the wedding? I did! Yep, I got up at 4 am.

I noticed plenty of Blue.

Carole Middleton, the mother of the bride, wore Sky Blue.





Camilla, the wife of Prince Charles, father of the groom, wore a soft shade of Blue.





Best man Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, wore Aqua Blue.





Victoria Beckham wore a Navy Blue outfit.





Why, even the groom wore a bit of Blue.





Here's my pick for the best use of color: Royal Blue.
Isn't long-term friend of Prince William, socialite, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson stunning?




Happy Blue Monday!


1. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
2. Nostalgic Marveling
3. LaVoice
4. Ms. Burrito
5. Fifi Flowers
6. Lani in Hongkong
7. John
8. Chubskulit
9. Dhemz
10. Cindy Adkins
11. Manang Kim, USA
12. imriz
13. Mom's Place
14. Gypsea Nurse
15. Mona, Living the Beauty of Life
16. Dena E's
17. Rajesh, India
18. Dias Spot
19. Joyful Servant
20. Tattered Rebel
21. Savannah Granny!
22. rikka
23. Nikki Dee
24. Pie
25. Gengen
26. Jenny
27. Vinni
28. mercedes scott
29. Points of View and Thoughts
30. warr_shee
31. Leovi - Danae pregnant golden shower
32. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
33. A Woman's Note
34. Lina, Indonesia
35. Blogging Anything
36. Chie Wilks
37. Anni - Sweden
38. Raya
39. Shannara
40. Open House Blues
41. Shabby Pink World
42. Andy - Canada
43. Reach Beyond Limits
44. Sarah@Hope In Every Season
45. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
46. Dear Helen Hartman
47. Shengkay
48. GVK, Chennai, India
49. Bluebird!
50. Tulsa Gentleman
51. Princess Jeanie from Georgia
52. The French Hutch
53. What's Inside Joahna's Heart
54. Rinkly Rimes
55. Milla
56. Gittan Sweden
57. Unraveling Mysteries
58. Pink Reflections
59. Dorincard: flag blue, happy Monday! Abottabad!
60. Candy
61. Romancing the Blues
62. 'I Do' Monday @ the WhistleStop Cafe
63. Spice Up Your Life
64. Sweet Nothings
65. hapzydeco
66. Sweet Appreciation of Life
67. Patricia - USA
68. Mel Cole @ Hearts content of a mama
69. Maria's Space
70. Meredith@ Mere Thoughts
71. Anne
72. mizhelle
73. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
74. Jolly Toes
75. Shelia @ Note Songs
76. carolynUSA
77. Rose @ Walnut Acre
78. My Place to Yours
79. Gagiers
80. Joy@Books and Life
81. tips & experience
82. Annette
83. The Pelican Brief
84. JEC
85. Find Your Happiness
86. Rita aka Cashjocky

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