Come on our walk in this pretty Newport Beach, California neighborhood.
This is one of my favorites. Great Dutch door with circular window, painted brick and zinc planters.
Love the herringbone brick and curved garage doors. This home was on the high school home tour and I missed it! It would be fun to see the inside.
Elegant magnolia trees frame the front walkway.
This front porch swing has Christmas pillows on display.
Here your eye is really drawn to the red on the door.
And another view of my favorite...that grass is real! Pretty seating and X railing.
The winner of the B. Toffee from my last post (comments and facebook "likes" added together, selected by random.org) is Jesse from Mix and Chic.
Pink Martini's and Pearls is a fun blog and its author,
Marilyn is a local, Orange County gal.
She makes the most unbelievable cookies, like these snowflakes.
A few nights ago, with Tommy and his friends home from college for the holidays, I decided to
make some of Marilyn's beautifully decorated cookies.
(My comment on her blog during baking).
I almost tried her fancy icing decorations, but instead used different sprinkles.
Marilyn's tip of painting milk on the cookies so the
sprinkles stick during baking was useful.
Good thing I kept it simple (and took a photo)...since the next morning
only a couple of cookies were left!
Here is the recipe for the dough.
Marilyn has college aged sons (I get teared up with her funny/touching posts about them).
How does she feel when her masterpieces like these get gobbled up?
How would you feel?