hopelessly romantics

I love to travel, and I would sit back and relax and take as long as possible galavanting the countryside. Alas time is not on my side ever.
When my husband and I travel, the mission is get there, and get there soon and relax there. I however want to stop at every antique store along the road.
that doesn't happen ever.
So my hubby and I finally agreed that my sister (one of many) and I could road trip.
just the two of us.
this won't happen again ever.
So guess who's excited? This chick!
Now my sister is crazy, like me. In fact we are the most alike, out of the 6 girls in our family. But we are so different. My sister is invincible. I'm "invincible" when she's around. My sister is tough, not girly. But she saw Letters to Juliet.
Guess who is road tripping with her sister to Verona, Italy? this chick!
Yes, my sister and I are hopelessly romantic, apparently, because we are going to one of the most romantic cities in the world. Hilariously enough, when I googled romantic cities of the world, it didn't show up in the lists of the first couple results. Venice did- good thing it's on our list!
We must be hopelessly romantic.
Can't wait to share all the amazing places we go!


pumpkin bars

Pumpkin Bars
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 15 oz can pumpkin

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda, 

1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon, 

1/2 tsps ginger
1/2 tsp gr. cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp pumpkin spice

In a large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in sugar and oil. Stir in pumpkin. Mix together flour, powder, soda, salt and spices. Stir into pumpkin mixture until well blended. Pour into greased 9x13. (can do 8 in square and 1/2 dozen of pumpkin cupcakes.
Bake 350 25-35 min. Check with tooth pick after 30 min.


6 oz cream cheese softened
3/4 stick butter softened (not runny)
1 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar, more or less depending thickness you want

Mix together cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla. slowly beat in powdered sugar.
Frost once the cake has cooled.
Enjoy the sugary goodness!


more treasures...

After the past 2 weeks of endless decorating... I started today with a can of paint, yet again, but this time it was for the wall I've been waiting for. well, a color for that wall. I have a little bit of touching up to do, but it's almost done. If only he could settle on some furniture soon. I would like to take an "after" picture, but it is so not "after" yet.
But I took a breather after the first coat, and found some ridiculously cheap inexpensive finds, at the downtown antique mall, it was refreshing to find items in my price range... not that I have that much difficulty finding them.
I spray painted the candlesticks ($5)- they had a sorry paint job- nothing that a $1 can of spray paint can't fix.
The pitcher was on sale for a whopping $2!!! Thank goodness, ones a little bigger that it around the corner were starting at $7.
I was also the first purchase for a newcomer to the antique mall world. This gal was literally putting the first dozen items up as I walked by... loving the colors ahem- whites and creams - I stopped, of course, and found another much larger candlestick for $7.50. 
Yup, my total for the day $15 and some loose change. LOVE IT! Now I just need to figure out a way to make some more money!!!