Friday, April 15, 2011

A year ago

...we were planning Rachael's shower...

The girls were here planning
writing out invitations
making phone calls
fixing the printer
so we could finish the envelopes.
*  *  *
I learned how to frost cupcakes with the help of youtube.

Mine did not look like Woman's Weekly,
{which are sooo pretty}
but I gained a lot of confidence making buttercream frosting
assembling the frosting tips
and then
swirling and twirling the frosting
round and round.

Reminiscing today about my girls and such a lovely time in my life.

See more of the shower here.

cookie recipes here

Wishing you a lovely weekend filled with 
all the fun things you love to do
making each day ~ each moment
count as a blessing.


Enjoying all the lovely pink posts with Beverly at


Rose Haven said...

Sweet PINK memories!! HPS!!

mercedes scott said...

Maria, such a wonderful post! Every details looks perfect for your shower.... love the cupcakes, they look so dainty! The pink dishes/cups are perfect! Happy Pink Saturday :)

SAHM's Hangout said...

Wow such a pretty one..Happy pink Saturday.

Sarah said...

What a blessing to have such special memories!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

pinkkandy said...

Once again, we are gathering to enjoy that yummy is the most delicious color I know.... have a safe and pleasant week end...God Bless You...

Marg said...

I remember you planning for that time. Thanks for bringing us back to those beautiful memories.
Yes, I agree practice makes perfect...I've been trying to make Zweiback for the past years, and this past week...I put the lead to the pedal and I will continue to work with it. It sure helps to watch You-tube demo's. I agree. I have found that so helpful.
Enjoy your girl moments.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I cannot believe it has been a year already!! Everything looked absolutely beautiful, Maria. You must be rethinking all the prettiness and joy you all had, living up to THE day.
There is this Spring market at school today, many stands with lovely (handmade) treasures, activities for the children, eats and treats. Vinciane is looking so so forward to spending her afternoon with her best friend running around, eating, buying a pretty bracelet (well she did not say so, but I have the feeling she will do so, let's wait and see ..). I know Francis loves loves the Spring market. I will look for a teeny tiny treasure so she has a little something in the spirit of the market too.
Now, I am off to grab another cup of tea and click your wee movie one more time.
Much love for today and everyday xxxxx

It's me said...

A year agao...o my time flys !!...have a nice weekend darling...i am off to our shop......almost weekend for me......after one day work ! love

Doreen said...

It was really all so, so lovey. I remember those cupcakes were really so veeeerrry good along with everything else. A year and look how much Rachael and Juan have grown together. Have a beautiful Saturday
♥ Doreen

francis said...

Dearest Maria , what a treasures you share with all of us today .
Oh my..... I am on this just-look-don't-eat-diet and this is absolutely wonderful. And very good its not to touch or smell ....
Enjoying my coffee . That's not in my diet ! lucky me !
Lots of water and tea and healthy food for me .
Are you enjoying spring overthere ?
My daughter Elisabeth is packing these days . Last-minute-washes for me ... She leaves for a holiday with her 3 girlfriends
NewYork - LasVegas and curacao . 20 days ! Lucky girls ...young and beautiful ! She flies on the same day as Saskia ....!
I hope for beautiful postcards hihi ....
Hope you have a calm weekend with your dear-ones !

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


~ Gabriela ~

Lori's page said...

How delightful, and mouth-watering cupcakes! What lovely souvenirs! Blessings that we can count, isn't that wonderful? Have an excelent weekend, hugs, Lori xxx

As I Dream It said...

Hi Maria

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. As for your query regarding where I bought my stuff on etsy, i will come back tomorrow on your site with all the etsy shop names for you... I am just off to help at a garage sale today!

Happy Saturday to you!


Farmgirl Cyn said...

I just want to know what the heck happened to 2010...I am seriously missing several months...

stampdiva said...

What beautiful and precious memories.
Happy Pink Saturday.
Lynne x

Lisa said...

what beautiful cupcakes! I really like the white with the PINK. Happy Pink Saturday.

Wanda said...

Where does the time go.....??

So pretty in warms my heart just scrolling up and down through your lovely pictures.. BTW if a couple of cookies are missing from the tray...It was me!!!

koralee said...

Oh my freind...this is soooooo lovely...memories and cupcakes are so special together. Sending you oodles of extra love to day. Where does time go??? And why so fast??

Love always...xoxoxo

Barb said...

Of course, I remember these cupcakes and these cookies. They look perfectly delicious even though they've been stored for a year!

As I Dream It said...

Hi Maria

You were asking about the etsy shops on my blog where I bought all that pink stuff.

They were called:


I hope that helps!

And I hope you had a lovely Sunday!


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi dearest sweet Maria, just popping in to let you know we will fly on Wednesday, Boston, NY, Hershey and DC where we hop on the plane back home May 5th
Thank you for your beautiful words and wishes, my friend. A little Easter greeting has been traveling the Atlantic for 5 days now I hope it will arrive at your doorstep in time.
Much love always xxxxx

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It was a year ago? Wow...we are getting to be old friends now, aren't we?

Maaike said...

Wow Maria, that shower looks like the sweetest to me... Beautiful frosting and pictures!
Have a lovely sunny day,
Love Maaike