I couldn’t let the month of October go by without acknowledging that it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. With all the advances in modern medical technology it boggles the mind that there isn’t a cure. Kind of makes you wonder just how advanced our technology really is. This disease is no respecter of persons and it’s a safe bet that we all know someone whom it has affected.
With the downturn in the economy many have lost jobs which in turn means health insurance is gone as well. I urge all women to look for free clinics and health departments that offer mammograms and education on breast care. Ignorance is not bliss, and it behooves each of us to fight like a girl and do as much as we can to be well.
Bloggers have outdone themselves this month with treats, crafts and other delights to pay homage to the survivors and the ones we’ve lost. They have inspired me to create one of my own. One of the most gorgeous dessert tables I have seen is at Frog Prince Paperie promise me you’ll check it out. Paula sprinkles her magic on everything she does and her table is no exception.
Our daughter from Dallas is here this weekend and I wanted to have as much playtime as possible. Therefore the sweet treats here are made from store bought goodies or from recipes that I’ve posted here before. And as much as I would have loved to go out and buy some pretty pink dinnerware I thought it best I scour my closets and see what I already had.
Pink and white dishes- check. Pink napkins- check. A quick trip to Michaels netted some crystal bling for the glasses which are filled with pink champagne. I tried to remain as seasonal as possible but the pink tulips in boxes were on clearance for $1.74 each at Meijers, there was no way I could pass them up. The hot pink raffia underneath the lace runner was leftover from Gabrielle’s spa party.
The candle holders were hiding under the porch and I’m pretty sure they were a dollar store find. The silver chargers are the same ones I used in on my Halloween table. I used hope for the cure bracelets for napkin rings, once again these were a dollar store treasure.
Pink silicone cupcake molds are filled with cream soda and raspberry cheesecake jellie bellies and yogurt covered pretzels. Much to Gabbi’s delight I used my tried and true sugar cookie recipe for the pink ribbon cookies. Gabbi and her mom were a huge help in the kitchen helping me with them. Before I filled the flutes with pink champagne I used it in place of the water in my cupcakes. Pink candy pearls and buttercream frosting topped them off.
Samara came home just in time to help me pull my pink table together. She arranged the flowers, plated desserts, and lent two creative hands to making sure cupcakes and cookies were strategically arranged. I absolutely adore being in the kitchen with my girls and it’s been so much fun having both of them together, pardon me, all three of them. Gabbi must be included in the count. As much as I wanted to look at my table for a day or two it was needed for dinner, and that pink champagne was getting flat.
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