|Carrot Strawberry Jell-O Cake
On the subject of cakes - Fleur Bakery in Whitefish recently moved into bigger digs on the main street of town. I love a good coffee/tea shop, so this was good news to me. The bakery filled a gap left when the Red Caboose closed - the Red Caboose had a cool vibe and comfy seating, and I was sad to see it go. So I had to check it out. I've been in twice and so far I will give it a B. Robust coffee but I have to ask for sugar. Seating is a little formal - I would like a few oversized chairs or couches. Macaron was average; the beet tartine made up for it!
|And the dainty china is a nice touch
Do you have a gift shop that is your 'go-to' for unique items? For me, it is Flair in Kalispell. Many Montana-made gifts. A diverse selection of funny items such as socks with patterns or quotes. So for a recent birthday, I dropped in. I walk the whole shop, with a particular eye for the sale rack. This day, bingo! Lately, every time I pull out my wallet, I have been a bit embarrassed by the worn corners. So, this charming wallet caught my eye - and on sale, too! Oh, don't worry, I didn't forget the birthday present.
"Caution" socks for Spousal Unit's birthday - THAT'S a
story for another post!
I know all of you have been worried sick about my unfinished Christmas ornaments. At last report, 25 out of 30 were complete. Drum roll, please! All done! After all, as some retail outlets are already telling us, only 146 days until Christmas!
|Josie really does have 2 ears!
|Despite the heat, Maggie likes to cover her nose ...
This morning, our son sent us pictures from the UK, where he is visiting his paternal grandparents. This warmed my heart in so many ways - we are thrilled that he gets this special two-on-one time with them. Also, it is delightful to know he is thinking of US! And, while visiting the Thorp Perrow Arboretum, he was so thoughtful to take pictures of subjects he knew would interest us. Here are a few.
I hope you've enjoyed this post as much as I have reveled in putting it together. From Montana, wishing you the joy of the simple things in life!
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