Nothing says summer time like strawberry

shortcake with fresh strawberries from the garden!

Try this recipe from Southern Living:

http://myrecipes.com/recipe/strawberry-dream-cake

I miss when my boys were little and would write letters to Santa.  

Here is a free chart to personalize the Santa Letter canvases. 

http://yarntree.com/035alph.htm

Rachel Donley

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My mother has instilled her love of monograms in me.

Monograms make your canvas unique! Add a fun

single letter to a Charm Bracelet, the Gingerbread

Boys & Girls' pockets, or a big and bright three letter

monogram to the rind of the Watermelon Purse.

Yarntree has some great free charts:

http://yarntree.com/freecharts/alphabets.pdf


My Mother-in-law's Chocolate Party.​  Her signature dessert

on the left - the needlepoint version on the right.

I love making gingerbread during Christmas time. Here is a favorite recipe from Paula Deen:

http://pauladeen.com/gingerbread-boys-and-girls

My Garden - I love a picket fence, my

resident bunnies, and lots of pink and green!

​​​needlepoint designs

The Kentucky Derby - I married a

Kentucky boy so The Derby always inspires.

Lipstick and pearls - I rarely leave the house without them.

Rachel Donley

Sip back and relax and come sip a spell on my

back porch with this watermelon margarita recipe:

http://myrecipes.com/recipe/watermelon-margaritas-1