Friday, May 20, 2011

InstaFriday again

Looks like I like flowers. These are our hydrangea by our front door. I thought I had another pic. You'll see these periodically since I take pictures as they bloom. Little buds, to this and so on. So beautiful when in full bloom.

I had the flu this weekend and hardly got out of the bedroom, much less the bed. When I finally got up and went out to the living room, these were on my video cabinet. Dan got them to cheer me up. Aren't they beautiful ... and isn't he a gem?
On our trip to SLO. favorite way to travel to SLO. You can have the 101, but I love traveling alongside the ocean. I wish I could have gotten out and taken better pics, but since this is from our phones, I figured, I'll do what I can when I can.

And we usually stop at the Malibu Starbucks for a snack or because I just want my mocha or cinnamon dolce latte. Even though I have to get it nonfat, decaf, they still taste great to me and make me smile. I also enjoy the small lemon scones (there's my sugar) or lemon pound cake. Of course, those take care of calories I really don't need, but sometimes it's worth it. And Dan, who's not a coffee drinker, can get a smoothie.
Then we arrived at my mother-in-law's house. Her flowers are blooming, too. I love her wall of flowers when they bloom each year. Always something different and beautiful.

And last, but not least...the reason we are in SLO. We are going to a dear friend's daughter's wedding and I said I would make cookies for her reception. Well, after all the "not finding what I need for this cookie" and "what else can I do with brownie mix", I found a recipe on the back of a brownie mix box for "Easy Brownies & Creamy Sandwich Cookies." So each cookie sheet I made came out different until the end when I FINALLY got it right. The perfect size, the perfect consistency, and it came off the sheet easily. Goodness! It's just brownie mix made into cookies and you put vanilla frosting on one cookie, top it with another cookie and you have a sandwich. Maybe that will be my lunch. haha Anyway, at least I can feel I did my part for Lindsey's reception and it actually turned out okay. Can't wait till tomorrow.


Bonnie said...

Yumm...that looks so good. And, tell dear Edna that her flowers are stunning...just like her!

Susi said...

Wow, nice photos, the Malibu ones remind me of a place in Italy I went to last summer! The cookies look delicious!

Jessica Johnson said...

Hopped over from Life Rearranged! Those cookies look delish! :) And I'm with Dan. Smoothies beat coffee. ;)

kara noel @ Eli's Lids said...

Yummy looking cookies!! If I could go back I would do something fun like that for my wedding as well!! We love to head up north the senic route too. What a blessing to live in such beauty!!

Danielle said...

do you get your cinn. dolce sugar free? cuz you should!! (aka decaf skinny cinnamon dolce latte :)
Also - dad should get the blended strawberry lemonade OR shaken raspberry lemonade. STUPID STARBUCKS!