Tropical Breakfast

Tropical Breakfast

          Julie’s Tropical Breakfast (The day after Thanksgiving) This is the day that is typically America’s busiest shopping day for Christmas with stores opening up extremely early offering deep discounts on big ticket items.  However, we have never been one of those people to go shopping on this day.  I hate large crowds and do my best to avoid them.  A crowd can turn into a mob in just one second. …

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Beachy Thanksgiving

Beachy Thanksgiving

  Welcome and Happy Thanksgiving This Year we Celebrated our Thanksgiving in Indian Shores at the Condo I can’t tell you how many men that I hear say that Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday.  My brother Johnny included.  And gee, I wonder why?  Why would men love Thanksgiving so much?  Is it because traditionally it is the women that cook for days to prepare what is probably the biggest feast of the year?  The most…

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Al Fresco Anniversary Dining

Al Fresco Anniversary Dining

    June 22, 2017 Gordon and Julie’s 32th. Wedding Anniversary 32 years ago. Me with my Bridesmaids Flowers  Miss Julie Ann Lancaster My Bridesmaids and Flower Girls Gordon’s Groomsmen That’s his brother Jeff kissing me.  Also my two little brothers Frank and Ben.  Ben was the ring bearer. Our Wedding Party Mr. and Mrs. Gordon S.Whann Frost Chapel (Our wedding chapel.  I love it that it’s so medieval.) June 22, 1985 To commemorate our…

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Guest Blog Outdoor Garden

Guest Blog Outdoor Garden

          Welcome to our Outdoor Garden Guest Blog Post  Gordon and I are very interested in gardening and landscaping projects.  We grow lots of herbs and fruit trees in our backyard that we use to help keep us healthy into our senior years.  They also help to save us a little bit of money as well.  We are also interested in hopefully starting a vegetable garden next year.  Having said that,…

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Sabi’s Cakes

Sabi’s Cakes

    Happy Birthday Vivien I’d like to introduce you to my niece Vivien.  She lives in Ireland with my brother Johnny, who is her father, and her mother Sabina who is originally from the Czech Republic.  Sabina makes beautiful cakes and I asked her if I could post some of the photos of her cakes and create a blog post?  She told me that I could.  So here are just a sample of some…

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Delicious Christmas Gifts

Delicious Christmas Gifts

        Welcome to our Edible Gifts for Christmas I think the best gifts are what we make ourselves, whether it is something that we have baked, cooked, or just assembled in the form of a care package.  I don’t know about you, but my house is full of trinkets and knick-knacks that we have received through the years, and there really isn’t any more room for anything else.  So, the gift of…

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Julie Loves Vintage

Julie Loves Vintage

  Welcome to Julie Vintage This is all about my love of the past and how I bring it into the present and hopefully inspire my daughter to take it into her future. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Be sure to check out my: Julie Vintage Pages ——————————————————————— “So happy to have you here.” (Every now and then my southern belle roots tend to creep out). Now where are my manors?  Do come in and sit a spell.  Enjoy…

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Merry Christmas Blogging

Merry Christmas Blogging

  Christmas Hello and Welcome to our Merry Christmas Blogging Post It’s nice of you to join us.  I thought I would start a blog about all the preparations that go into getting ready for Christmas every year. I’ve noticed that the older I get the less stressful that the holidays have become.  Maybe I’ve learned a thing or two along the way that has helped me to become more organized, or perhaps I’ve just…

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Cinderella Christmas

Cinderella Christmas

    Welcome to Julie’s Cinderella Christmas Merry Christmas! It is so nice of you to join me. I wanted to do something new and different for Christmas instead of the normal red and green color scheme that most everyone uses.  I also wanted to center my Christmas celebration around a favorite childhood memory.  A happy fantasy type Christmas that was big and over the top that only America knows how to do best. Hence,…

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Hawaiian Kalikimaka

Hawaiian Kalikimaka

          Mele Kalikimaka means Merry Christmas in Hawaii We had the privilege of living in Hawaii for 13 wonderful years and celebrated many a Kalikimaka on the island of Oahu. Both of our children (keiki) were born in Honolulu and grew up with the ‘Aloha Spirit’ and the feeling of Kama’aina, (person of the land). We miss Hawaii to this day but we always carry a little bit of the island…

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