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Friday, October 19, 2012

Drumsticks Ice Cream Story

Remember this post where I talked about shopping with th' Love Bunny? Well, he did it again! But this time with Drumsticks.

Until a couple of months ago, I hadn't had any Drumsticks ice cream for years. But during the surgery recuperation when my appetite was dulled from the painkillers, I tried enticing my appetite with any comfort food I could think of—Eggo waffles, Big Macs, just anything. Not much appealed to me then. But when he brought home Drumsticks ice cream I couldn't get enough of them. (Heaven forbid the weight should fall off! Sigh... But actually several pounds did disappear but I was diligent in getting them back on! Smirk) Then one night we ran out. I mean I was eating 2 or 3 a day! That's a lot for me. So I had him make an emergency run to our local market to buy some. He came home with some that had mint as the ice cream. Didn't read th' labels again!!! I was frosted because they didn't have the nuts on them either. What's a Drumstick without the peanuts? So I swore he wouldn't ever go shopping without me again. He's still trying to prevent me from killing every shopper in the check out line! It's not like I haven't done the shopping for 51+ years for us. I promise you I've never run over or crunched the heels of any man or woman in the aisles yet. Okay, okay, maybe once, but that was an accident. And he's forever holding on to the cart so I don't kill anyone. Drives me crazy.

But as fate would have it, the nuts dropped on the floor and since I go barefoot all the time, I was forever stepping on peanuts no matter how careful I was to inhale every single little smidgen of nut. So then, I very subtly admitted that we may have to buy the nut-less kind because my feet were getting tired of stepping on sharp little peanuts. I looked at him with a "don't even think of saying it" look on my face. He didn't.

A sweet, small and purely white room for a getaway. Could it be a cabin or cottage in the woods perhaps?

Very ornate gold entry table.

Fairy dust in a lovely bottle. ;-)

Cute way to serve lemonade drinks.

Lace and handmade ribbon roses on an article of clothing. Yummy!

Who could resist this darling apron slathered with beautiful roses. I'd love to have some of that fabric.

Cute way to display some plants.

Just a sweet window in some other country from the looks of the building and pots.

A froufrou hat along side a chair.

I thought you'd like some more ideas on what you can do to jazz up your lamps.

I have no idea what country this lovely duplex is in but from the looks of the architecture, I'd guess the northern parts of Europe. One is the reverse of the other, and the pink and white go adorably together.

See what you can do with a basket of greenery? A delightful way to add lighting to outside or inside. Just take a basket, fill it with greenery and add some miniature lights. Lots of pizzazz.

The ever-present roses on this blog. ;-)

Another cute idea for outside, as well as inside, to add punch to an area.

Cherry blossoms abloom within a secret netting room. Pillows, food, and a secret place. Sigh.


  1. Wow always a feast for the mind! You are too funny about the ice cream drumsticks! At least you are real and admit your feelings! When I get sick my husband (who doesn't cook) runs to the deli and buys random items! It's kind of funny what he will bring home. It's the only time I get to feel like a princess but gosh it's too bad I have to be sick at the same time! You need a dog to eat up those peanuts!! hahaha!! That Euopean pink/white home is too cute!

  2. You send me to dreamland with all of these fabulous pictures!!! Like, you dont even know how much Im enjoying these, THANK YOU!


  3. It's been years since I've thought about drumsticks. They're delicious! I love that basket with the greenery and lights. That would be nice as a Christmas decoration in my flower boxes on my balcony. The pink and white houses are so atmospheric. I love that! That bottle with the fairy dust is outstanding! It's so interesting what creative people can come up with. Thank you so much for all these beautiful photos, Connie! I can just imagine how hard you must work to find them and then adjust them to the size that you like. I remember that you explained all that once but I did not retain the details because I am not as involved as you are with photos. Let us just say that I do not have your knowledge of computers. However, I am very appreciative of the eye candy you bring to us, your followers!

  4. Drumsticks are one of our very favorites.
    I always look forward to seeing your beautiful images, Connie. You are the IMAGE QUEEN. :))
    oxo bj

  5. Your dream worlds are so of the best. However, I had just soon have a drumstick with you and talk about our dreams.

  6. For me it's ice cream sandwiches ... hadn't had them for years,forgot how goood they are :))
    The biggest gripe I have about shopping is people standing there doing nothing while being checked out .. five minutes or MORE and THEN when it's all done and they are told the amount, THEN and only THEN do they dig for their checkbook or card. Takes an additional FIVE minutes. Honestly, WHERE are you during this whole time???? I always have to stop and breathe through my nose LOL.
    Your photos are eye candy as always.

  7. I love the drumsticks story. Also the basket with the lights in it was a great picture and a great idea. I may try it for Christmas. I hope you are feeling better!


  8. Drumsticks are perfect comfort food! And your photos are all wonderful. I love being surrounded by beautiful things and always feel inspired when I visit you! Get well soon, my friend!


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