Friday, December 3, 2010

A little bit of PINK!

This is my first pink Saturday post! Make sure you drop by How Sweet The Sound for more pink happiness!

I couldn't resist sharing this beautiful Christmas cactus and its gorgeous bloom! 

Okay, here are the last of the garden blooms that I meant to share with everyone weeks ago! Sorry I'm late!

And these adorable figurines! The first one belonged to my grandmother, I cherish this sweet little girl...

Beverly asked for favorite holiday recipes, so I picked my son's favorite, "Ginger Snaps"

 1 cup sugar
 1 cup (scant) shortening
 1 egg
 4 tablespoons molasses
 2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon

Cream together sugar and shortening on medium speed, add eggs and molasses, mix well. Combine dry ingredients and blend into sugar mixture, set aside to rest 1 to 2 hours. Roll dough into marble size balls, place on greased sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 325 degree.

Blessings ~n~ Happy Pink Saturday!


  1. I love that pink Christmas cactus, that pink is so vibrant. I've tried raising a couple of Christmas cactus, never had much luck with them. My fault, I'm sure, I'm not as dedicated a gardener as I imagine myself being. Love the pink figurines as well. I'd cherish the first one just for being my grandma's, and she is a sweety, but those dancing 50's kids are so fun!

  2. Welcome to Pink Saturday! The flowers are beautiful. And the figurines are adorable! How special that they belonged to your grandmother.
    I'm the newest follower of your lovely blog and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Happy PS!

  3. Beautiful photos and I love gingersnaps :)

  4. Welcome! Gingersnaps! Yum!!! Happy Pink Saturday!

  5. That recipe sounds so good and I love your photos. The little skater couple is darling. Happy Pink Saturday.

  6. Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie....
    Welcome and I am so thrilled to meet you. What a gorgeous share today. I love the pink Christmas cactus. The color is so beautiful and vibrant. Does it say happy or what?

    Your petunias and roses are also just so elegant. My roses are just starting to bloom in full again. I live in Phoenix, and the summer heat does such a number on them. This is my favorite time of year for blooms out here. I love your deep red one. I could just smell the fragrance as I looked through your beautiful blog home. Thank you for sharing them.

    Oh how I love your little figurines. The little girl is so delightful, but I have got to tell you those little 50's looking dancers, just stole my heart. They are precious.

    I am Country Wings in Phoenix, your newest follower. I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop over and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow me as well. I love meeting new friends and sharing ideas.

    Many country hugs sweetie, Sherry

  7. Very beautiful roses roses are forever beauty... and I think your recipes is a yummy one..I am going to try it soon...
    Thanks for visiting me and leave such llovely comments, I am following you now ...hope you come again on Tuesday to check me what I have to share with all of you

  8. Hi Catlyn and thank you for visiting me at Garden of Dreams and leaving such a sweet comment. Lucky you to still have flowers - mine are under a couple feet of snow. Your figurines are so vintage sweet - love them. Welcome and Happy Pink Saturday Weekend! Dru

  9. I have not participated in pink Saturday buy enjoy seeing posts done by others for this fun day. I love the little pink lady and the other figurines are the cutest. Did you just take those flower pitures? So beautiful.

  10. Ooops! I just read your post a little closer. You said that you were going to post those flower pictures weeks ago. Sometimes I don't pay attention.

  11. My Christmas cactus is blooming like crazy right now!

    So sorry that I’m late visiting! Had to work. Hope you had a great PS!

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

    PS: I'm having a Holiday giveaway!!

  12. Love seeing beautiful flowers! Thank you for the yummy recipe:)I am your newest follower and will be back to say hello:)
    Capers of the vintage vixens