Folks, the color pink still dominates my thoughts these days…so you will see it infiltrated in various parts of this post.
I also wanted to share a few other things that some refer to as “digging it” or “drooling over”
I’m calling it “what I Fancy”!
So, without further ado….
What I Fancy these days….other than the color Pink.
First, I would like to show you something I bought last year and I have loved it so much, I want to share it with you.
As you know, this Blog is not a money making blog…(as if I don’t know that)…so I do not have any affiliate connotations.
Many of my blogger friends try to convince me to use affiliates as every “10 cents” adds up and growing up with more “less than” then “more than”, I can certainly understand that concept.
But I also know that many of our readers would rather read right through a post and not have so many “commercials”. LOL
Having said that, I may tell you where I bought something, but so far I have not given into the affiliate temptation, even though I know it does not cost the reader additional money if they should purchase the item…but a few cents go into the account of the blogger.
So when I mention where I got the item…please know that I am not receiving compensation for recommending it.
This is just me…with ‘confessions over the fence’.
Call it stupidity on my part or call it what you will.
It is what it is.
So what I fancy these days is this “Day Timer” or “Day Planner”, whatever you want to call it from I heart planners.
Laura Smith has put together the most inclusive planner and you only have to use what you need.
There is meal planning, business planning and all sorts of configurations to your specifications which is what I really enjoy. For grins and giggles, check out her instagram to look further if you are interested. It is called I heart planners.
The second thing I fancy is baking.
I love to bake and I made these cute little bundtlettes from this Nordic Ware pan I found on Amazon.
At first, I thought it might be difficult to remove the bundtlettes from this intricate pan, but I found that to not be a problem.
The minute I turned the pan over, the little bundtlettes popped right out.
Of course I did a spray of baking spray with flour first.
I have another confession to make.
I should have taken the time to put the powdered sugar icing in a piping bag or baggy and cut the tip off and drizzled the icing over the bundtlettes.
The first one looked so cute as I drizzled with a spoon….
……that I kept going and as you can see, the others have way too much icing….and just are not pretty.
Less is more in my opinion.
I made the little bundlettes out of a cherry muffin mix, but you could use cranberry/orange or whatever you have on hand.
Or make from scratch.
Remember, I am still in pink mode, so I made the powdered sugar icing and used almond extract and instead of using food coloring, I used the juice from a jar of maraschino cherries.
And I added a maraschino cherry to the center.
Another thing that has caught my fancy is…
……Lilacs and with living in SW Florida…well, the old fashioned lilac bush just ain’t happenin’!!!
However, I have found a Summer Baby Lilac (Leptodermis oblonga) if you are into actual names…that supposedly will grow and bloom in zone 9-11.
We shall see, but the three plants I ordered came (on line of course) in three little pots, so if you don’t have time to transplant into a bigger pot (their suggestion), your plants will not die immediately.
So imagine my surprise when I went outside to water them (because the Captain and I have not had time to plant or transplant anything the last week or so)….and saw tiny lilac blossoms on this wee little plant!!
Now, I know your next question is how do they smell?
The jury is still out on that as I really couldn’t smell that wonderful Spring lilac smell with only a couple little blooms.
So I will keep you posted on what is going on in the lilac dept in my Secret Garden.
The last thing I am going to show you is…
wait for it…
A beautiful pink apple and shimmering pink pear that I fell in love with on line and I just had to order them.
And yes, that is a PINK ginger jar in the background.
Ignore that person behind the curtain! LOL
The apple and the pear are about 8 inches tall.
Aren’t they bee-yoo-ti-ful? LOL
I know…I am definitely hooked on pink and I notice a lot of others are too…so perhaps we should form a support group.
How do you ,dear readers, feel about affiliate advertising in a blog?
I would love to hear your thoughts.
Have a great and Blessed day.