Thursday, February 27, 2014

FABBY: Last Wednesday Rosary Prayer

Hello sweet friends!

      I did a post back, almost a month ago, about a group of lovely friends and Sils which we gather together for a group Rosary Praying here in my house and we pray for our needs, for others, for the countries that are going through hardship in the world, etc.

There is so much to pray for now days... Matthew 18:20 says: 
"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them!"

I can pray with my friends for your special needs too, just let me know and you do not have to be Catholic, we are all children of our Father in heaven, Jesus Christ.

 Than after we retreat to the dining room for a simple tea with bread, butter, cheese and marmalade. Here is my table for the ladies. We were ten, three of them had to leave after praying, therefore, we were ten in the table.

Since we were only ten for tea, I set up the large dinner table for all of us, which is nice and cozy...otherwise I'd have to fix the breakfast table as well, like last month.

Home made bread, mother's great bread recipe, which brings me lots of childhood memories, specially of my dear dad, who just loved it and my mom baked it often specially for him!

The bread recipe makes two loaves. The recipe is at the end of the post; it's not difficult at all!

In the back there's pieces of cheese, ready to just place on bread.
Cookies I made from the Cookie Factory machine.

This is a pretty small German cut crystal flower vase. I know it looks big in the pic, but it's not and... it's so cute!

I love these German tea dishes I 'gave myself for my birthday' three years ago, lol

A placed the two teapots along with the tea chest with a pewter top; here in the breakfast table.

The pewter top tea chest was made by my good friend's sister and she sells them in her shop.

I gave one as a giveaway for my first year of blogging and Jacqueline from the 'Purple Chocolate' won it, and it made me so happy, she's such a good and talented blog friend!

In the back some pink and purple water glasses. I bought them cause they had them displayed with the dishes in the store's window and fell in love with the entire thing, lol!

Thank you so much for your sweet and generous visits, as you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely and gracious hostesses for their great parties!


Mother's Two Loaf Recipe Bread

4 Cups all purpose flour
2 eggs room temp.
1 ounce of dry yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 Cups warm milk
1/2 Cup dissolved margarine or butter  (I use butter)
1 Tsp. of aniseed, sesame seeds, or sunflower seeds...whatever you wish.

Dissolve the margarine, or butter in the microwave. Add it to the warm milk, plus the 1 tsp. sugar and mix with a wire mixer.
Place these mixture in the K. Aid, or electric beater of your choice,or even in a food processor... and now add the rest of the ingredients and mix well with the hook feature, if it's a beater machine.

Grease and flour two loaf kind of molds and pour the batter evenly between the two. The batter is very loose and sticky, almost like a thick cake type!

Cover with a cloth and let it rise twice the volume in a very warm place in your kitchen.

Pre-heat oven to 375F and than after dough it's doubled in size, than bake the loaves for 20 minutes, or until they look golden on top.

NOTE: You can brush each loaf before with an egg wash to make them, I always forget, lol!

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Between Naps On the Porch I will be joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Church.

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Michael for Foodie Friday at,
Thrifty Things Friday at,
Debra for Be Inspired at,
Jody and Stan for Simple and Sweet Friday at,
Lucy for The Inspiration Gallery at,
Ladies Only Blog Share Link party at,
Home Sweet Home at,
Show and Tell Friday at,  http://theromantichome
Inspiration Friday at,
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Dolly for Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop at,
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

FABBY: Our Anniversary No.39!

Hello sweet friends!

I've been a little busy lately and now preparing for my last Wednesday of every month 'Rosary prayer' here at home where I'm having 13 lovely ladies and me.

Our 39th. Anniversary was yesterday, February 25th. and so fast I haven't realized it we're at the door of our 40th. year together; as we married in Las Vegas, Nevada back in 1975, like movie stars in "The Little White Chapel"... and I've been such a blessed woman to have made the 'perfect'choise for me with my wonderful, sweet, handsome, intelligent, good provider, great father and granddad, specially a wonderful human being, who is my Alejandro!

I was living in Los Angeles at the time, that's why we married in Las Vegas than later in Ecuador we married in Church by the Catholic faith; our parents religion.  

I was working in fashion in LA and had gotten there from working in "Fashion town NYC."  I did cated to some movie stars and wives of politicians in NY and LA, as well.  That'll be another show, lol!

Anyway...thank you so much dear God for the happiness you have blessed me with this past 39 years and may You keep my Alejandro safe and sound for me. Amen..

Last year, in 2013, while we visited our daughter and grand girls.

Around 17 years ago on a cruise.

Circa 21 years ago... going to a wedding.

Time has passed by too fast, but as long as we're together always, to fight, or better said to endure the hardships life manages to bring by our path and to enjoy, be blessed and thankful for the wonderful and happy times; for our lovely and sweet daughters and our Little grandaughters too... last but not least, my sweet and beautiful mother...that's all I need in life!

"Nothing perfect, but SO 'perfect for me!!! "

Thank you lovely and sweet ladies for your visits and wishes, you always warm my heart and make my day!


Thank you for hosting gracious ladies:

Kathy for Home and Garden Thursday at,
Jann for Share your Cup Thursday at,
Terri for It's a Party at,