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Friday, June 25, 2010


So as not to BORE everyone to absolute PIECES,
I am adding a photo or two of OUR CRUISE TO ALASKA to several of my posts.
We flew to SEATTLE a day before we were to board ship
and the above photos are at the SPACE NEEDLE.
It was so AWESOME and we enjoyed seeing it all so much.
I was standing beneath the Space Needle taking this shot in the first photo...
the second is a shot of the GIFT SHOP below us...
the third..the beautiful city of SEATTLE, WASHINGTON..

MIZZ CATE, the great- grandluv, seems to be having a good summer....

One thing, FOR SURE.....she loves the water !!

Won't be long until she can get outside and "help" Daddy mow....

SHE loves her doggie, CLIVE..
(isn't that a cool name for a dog !)
Awww, she's sharing something with Clive...

SPEAKING OF TURTLES................
A granddaughter, BRYNNA, is making us the
BESTEST thing to romance our SWEET TOOTH.....
(Beverly..I hope the PINKNESS of her young skin will work for you !) :))

Small pretzels
ROLO Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate
Pecan halves.

Heat oven to 350.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.
Place one pretzel for each pretzel treat desired on prepared sheet. Top each pretzel with one ROLO Chewy Caramel in Milk Chocolate.
Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until caramel piece begins to soften, but not melt. Remove from oven; top with pecan half. Cool completely.


This recipe is from TINA that lives over in CHERRY HILL COTTAGE. Not only does TINA have some fabulous recipes at her cottage, her cottage itself is SO cute..She and her Cherry Hill Cottage have been published in several really great magazines...You'll love her blog. Would you kindly tell her that bj said hey?

.....then, fix yourself and your honey some of this WONDERFUL Sweet & Salty treat !

I am linking with PINK SATURDAY and, because SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS are Grandgirls, Great-Grandgirls and CANDY, I am linking with LAURIE..

My thanks to you sweet ladies for hosting each week.


Coloradolady said...

Ok...what a tease....I have been waiting on pics from your cruise...but I guess that will be for another day!!

I love all your pinks...but that candy...oh, looks delish!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

More cruise pictures please! I won't be bored!!!!

Love the pic of Cate sharing her turtle....

Pam said...

Would love to see more cruise pictures. We cruised to Alaska in the 1990's and would love to return.

Thanks for the recipe. I think my GDs will love to make these.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Julie Harward said...

My grand kids love to make those turtle pretzels easy!
I love that you are sharing pictures of the trip, I have been wanting to see some. :D

Sarah said...

BJ, you can share more photos of your cruise. Won't bore me.
Cute pink for this week~ Sarah

Kathleen said...

She is so cute! And those pretzel things look delicious!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, How cute your grands are. Cate looks like she's about to start swimming! Love her showing Clive the turtle - how precious. Brynna is such a pretty little cook, and her turtles look so good. You got some great photos of and from the space needle. I'll look forward to seeing more of your cruise photos. Thank you for linking these precious children to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

BJ, cute pink pics! I love that Cate is carrying her turtle sharing it with Clive. So cute!! Glad when you got to Seattle it was nice. It hasn't been the best weather here lately. I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures of the cruise!! Have a good evening! ~ Laura

Jeanette said...

I love that candy, so easy and tasty!

debbie said...


Nancy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I've always wanted to take that cruise in Alaska. Good for you!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love the shot of you! The one of the space needle looking upwards is gorgeous.

Great seeing the grands. I'm going to have to try those pretzels. They look delish!

Jacalyn @ said...

What sweet grandchildren you have! Happy PS!


~~Carol~~ said...

Love the turtle, and the chocolate turtles! They look yummy!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi your pictures...they make me smile. Such variety...I really enjoyed them!!

Happy Pink Saturday
Hugs, Barb ♥

Robin said...

That looks so good. I remember when Tina posted those. Yum! Bring on the cruise pics!

Adrienne said...

Loved your photos today. The Space Needle is nearly in my backyard! Well, four hours away and in the part of our country where my roots are - and where my son attended college and met our dear daughter-in-law and lived for several years. I've never been up to the top of the Space Needle. My sweetheart doesn't want to go. Guess I'll go by myself next time! Love seeing photos of your cruise. Can't believe how much Cate has grown.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ! Great pics of the grandgirls! Super cute! And I love the turtle recipe. You're bad, though, because now I am craving chocolate! lol!

Happy Pink Saturday, my friend!


Sheila :-)

Ann said...

What a darling little swimmer. Gazing out the front door is so precious. And these candies-we made them at Christmas-love them. Happy PS

Debby said...

I was hopint that you would share some of your
Alaska pics with us.
Your grandluv is adorable. Love that name. Don't let her play with the turtle.....lots of handwashing if she does. You can get pretty sick from turtles.
I saw Tina's post on those turtles and would love to make them.
I enjoy your blog.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, BJ. There is no danger of you boring me with your cruise pictures. I love seeing them.

You certainly have darling girls in your family. I can't believe how big Cate is getting to be.

Someone at work made those treats, and they were delicious. I'll be right over.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

BJ, your post gets a A+ from me! I love looking at your grands and you always share something sweet! The chocolate turtle pretzels look yummy and I'd love to try one. Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend.


Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hi Miss BJ! You look so sweet looking out over the city :)
I may have to try my hand at those rollo candies....yum!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi BJ Sweetie...
Oh how I have missed you. As always, you never disappoint. Now isn't that sweetie just a bundle of love? Miss Cate is so adorable you just want to hug her. Now Clive looks as though he can steal the show quite often. Love him, and how does he deal with the turtle? He'll have his nose if he isn't careful.

I love the little polka dotted romper with pink dots. So cute on Miss Cate. She could be a model. Cute as a button.

I am going to have to try that recipe. Looks and sounds so addictable.

I am having a giveaway for my blogaversary. Please stop by. So happy to be up and atem for today.

Country hugs and much love sweetie...Sherry

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my Dear friend...Girl I had dinner at the space needle years ago..Wally gave it to me for Christmas...But we didn't get there until Easter time and he had the waitor sing Merry Christmas to me ha ha!! Oh yes everyone in the place was looking at us like we were on drugs ha ha!!
and look how big the sweet great grand is getting...I just had another one born on June 10th a boy..this makes 6 great grands with 2 more due in Sept WOW!! just toss them my checkbook at Christmas time...I hope all is GREAT in your world my sweet friend..I haven't been around much...too many things going on right now...Take care girl..Hugs and love to ya..Gl♥ria

The Happy Homemaker said...

What a little angel!And the turtle candy sounds divine...Can't wait to see your cruise pictures!Happy Pink Saturday:)

AshTreeCottage said...

Love seeing pics of those precious grand babies!!

Susan and Bentley

Roberta said...

Just love this recipe and will have to make some for my kids...big as they are they still like a treat ;) Your grand-daughter is so cute! Happy Pink Saturday, fondly, Roberta

Marydon said...

G'eve BJ ~ Love the SIS creation ... it is quite the pretty!

Cate is adorable ... the pooch & turtle pics ... too cute with her.

I have been making these rolo treats forever ... they are too DIE for ...
Did you make that Better Than Sex cake yet?

You may remember we are from WA ST ... the pics you captured are wonderful & bring back a WEE pang of 'I miss ...' even tho happily displaced.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Tara said...


I have always said what a lovely family you have...and my fave here is the pic of you being kissed on 2 cheeks! So cute!

Mary said...

What a fantastic post. I loved the pictures of Seattle but Cate stole the show :-). I must also tell you how much I loved your segue. It was the perfect lead-in to your recipe. The turtles look delicious and easy to make. They'll be a big hit wherever they are made. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Betty said...

I'll have to try those pretzel/rolo turtles when I get back. We leave tomorrow, going to Portland Oregon and will take some time to travel up to Seattle. We leave on our cruise on July 4th. I am trying to pack up and touch up clean the house today. It was clean Friday, now how does that happen! lol
Talk to you when I get back.

A Write Life said...

Those are my favorite sweet treats! In fact, I was cleaning the pantry the other day and found all the supplies from the last time I made them. Yum, I feel another batch might have to be made.