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Bridal Shower – Fun Decorations and Games

Once again I was honored to attend a Bridal Shower which was very elegant and fun, hosted by the Mother of the Bride.
It took place at the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey. The venue and the view was beautiful.
The Bride To Be loves flowers used in Ukrainian wreath arrangements, such as Poppies, Sunflowers, Daisies and Cornflowers, hence these were utilized in the decor for her Bridal Shower.

My July Beauties

July is hot…and sometimes with heavy rains which just run off and leave the soil dry again. 
I water my garden couple of times per week just to keep my plants somewhat hydrated.  
Today I will share some of the currently blooming flowers, which I just adore visiting every morning to check on the new ones opening up.
It makes my day the coffee does for others….:-)

Ukrainian Walnut Sheetcake – Recipe

  This Ukrainian Walnut Sheetcake makes a perfect after dinner dessert, since it is light, and not very sweet. This recipe was shared by a parishioner from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, in Johnson City, NY.  She often made this cake for a church bazaar,

Mermaid Theme Birthday Party

I had the honor of attending another birthday party for a very special little girl who turned 3, who absolutely loves princess, mermaids and dress up clothes.She asked her mom to use a Mermaid theme for her birthday party, and it sure was lots of fun with decorations and crafts.Today I will share a bunch of pictures I took at the party, for your enjoyment and perhaps a party idea for your little girl.

Country Babka – Homemade Sweet Bread

I always wanted to try a Babka recipe, to taste the difference between Paska (Ukrainian Easter Bread) and the very popular Babka.  This year I finally baked Babka and everyone loved its taste and texture.The recipe is basically the same as for Paska, but it requires 2x the amount of yeast and butter, 1/2 the amount of flour,  but same amount of sugar, which you may decrease to your taste.