Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday's FAVE Five ~ Gifts

It's been another week of celebrations and friendships,
Somehow, we like getting together, and sharing common interests.

This young gal in the middle is celebrating all year.
Run over to Ellen's blog to see the 60 tasks on her bucket list.
Ellen brought along 6 goody bags...
You know, when I was young...we never had goody bags.
I think it's a great idea!
I know we all just love that kind of thing.
Thanks Ellen for your thoughtfulness.

We celebrated this birthday, with an ocean view at Chuckanut Manor.
The view was stunning, and the food was beyond words.
The sun shining through the clouds, describes Ellen's radiance in our group.

Have you ever tasted the Amish Friendship Loaf?
It's one of those recipes that gets mushed for 9 days.
Thank-you Judy for sending this mush my way.
Some of you will be receiving mush today.

I came around the corner, listening to the giggling,
while the popcorn was overflowing and cracking.

"What, No shirts?"

So What!

Not so long ago..I entered a draw from Kathy, at Artful Accents.
How fun to receive a small package in the mail.
Thank-you Kathy for this beautiful piece of hand made jewelry,
with your Canadian friend in mind.


I can't help but let you know,
I thought I had all the kitchen gadgets...
regardless, I was given a know why?

My goody bag contained a ginger grater with recipes and fresh ginger.

So there's my week...How about YOU?
Thank-you Susanne for hosting us.
I hear it's warming up out your way.


  1. Looks like another great week with good friends to help along the way. What blessings!

  2. You're very welcome Marg. What a fun evening we had. That friendship loaf looks good. Looks like those boys keep you on your toes! Enjoy...

  3. It looks like a good week. And, now it is time for a great weekend.

    I hope you're feeling better.

  4. Glad you could make something good out of your 'mush'. Sure...pass it along!

    Have fun with your zester...your grater...and your new jewels!

  5. Love the photo of the birthday girl and friends...
    and the two shirtless guys... they made me shiver, but summer will soon be here.. right ??
    You had a good 'fav' week !!

  6. Celebrating birthdays is always fun! Amish bread is so yummy. You’re making me wish I had some starter.
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Yay, so glad you're enjoying your new necklace! :-) And I too love Amish Friendship Loaf, might have to get hold of some starter again. Have a great weekend!

  8. Your list is wonderful! Not sure where to begin!

    I've never tasted Amish Friendship Bread but I've always been curious about it. It looks delicious!

    I LOVE that ocean view.

    So glad you were able to celebrate life with friends this week. THat's definitely a blessing.

    Have a great weekend!

  9. What a lovely celebration for Ellen! ....I enjoyed all the photos. I'll have to look at that mush - it sounds like something I had years ago that made a very easy and tasty loaf.
    Your little fellows remind me of my two grandsons who love any opportunity to run around barefoot and shirtless. They don't seem to feel the cold.

  10. Everybody at any age likes a goody bag!
    Enjoy the Friendship loaf..I remember passing that one around.

  11. Oh those are all good things Marg. Hey. .did she happen to say how far that mush delivery was going? It looked quite tasty to me.

  12. Fun to hear about the birthday from two sides! Those shirtless boys look like a lot of fun.

    Have a great week ahead.

  13. Looks like a fun time for all of you celebrating Ellen's BD :) I have not had friendship loaf for years, but I remember it being really delicious!

  14. Beautiful picture of sea and sunset.
    Sounds like a wonderful time!
    Thanks for your kind comment.

  15. That's a great verse...I'll have to look it up!

  16. Great post - sharing all your faves with us! Love the photo of the boys having fun! A couple of our grands run around shirtless, even in the winter, and I just get cold looking at them! Have a blessed week-end!

  17. I'll be making Amish Friendship bread soon! Looking forward to it, it's been a while, thank you, Marg. It was good to see you again. Dairymary

  18. That is one kitchen tool I don't have but have always wanted. And what lovely jewelry she included with your gift.

    Your evening with Ellen sounds like it was lots of fun.

  19. Goody Bags are fun, aren't they? I love putting them together. The grown up ones are even more fun than the kid ones!
    The first time i was given a starter for Friendship Loaf, I was skeptical, but wow, it was good!
    I think that your gifts from Kathy are fabulous! What a nice way to brighten your week!
    My boys love popcorn, too!


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