we spent the Fourth of July at Wendys house
we started off breakfast with a recipie Wendy found on Pinterest for Red Velvet pancakes
and the topping was made with cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar plus.... a little vanilla (made from vanilla beans Wendy brought home from Madagascar that had been sitting in Vodka for the last 20 years)...what's not to love !
Wonderful family get together. I've met her family many times and they feel like my own family. In fact her BIL Joe (L) looks like he could be The Lensters brother !!
here we are running into the picture taken on the iPad !!! It's done with an app called 'Self Timer' ! We are a true bunch of nuts !
hand picked from Judys farm
Judys hubby Joe and Wendys hubby Roger...only Joe is the real Italian ! !
then today we took a ride to Gilroy...
what's a trip to northern CA without some outlet shopping! BUT...before getting there we stopped to smell the roses at Syngenta Seed company just to look at their grounds.
It was as good, if not better, than visiting a botanical garden
from there we headed over to the shopping..
a little-a-this...a little-a-that
Home Goods had REAL succulents for sale
and their usual fare..cool home decor
If they had this bench in the Home Goods where I live I'd buy it in a flash !!! remind self to check it out when I get home !
A quick lunch at Mimi's Cafe
and on to Michaels Craft Store
where...I went BONKERS for Susan Lenart Kazmers new 'Industrial Chic' pieces
and I mean BONKERS....!!! They are AMAZING !!
Excited to catch a glimpse of Rangers new packaging...
and on to the Luggage store
and a CHICOS outlet...(they shipped!)
and a winery
okie dokie then...
seems like enough for one day...
tomorrows another day