Thursday, March 26, 2009

Easter Memories

Please join Sisters Gift Company and the participating Boutiques @ MMP for shopping with a twist on Friday, March 27, 2009 as we present Easter Memories.


On Easter mornings, when we were children, we would awaken to discover Spring had magically arrived overnight… and delivered some delightful surprises.  The world was new again and filled with treasures just waiting for us to discover them. Tall chocolate bunnies hidden in springtime flower beds. Eggs delicately painted like rainbows, waiting in the grass. Plush rabbits in ruffled dresses and straw hats, sitting in white baskets, eager to become our very special friends. We'd hunt together with our friends and family, oohing and aahing over each person's discovery… but secretly knowing that the treasures we found were made just for us.

Now that we're older, the newness of Spring and the thrill of the annual Easter hunt can be rediscovered every time we seek out a treasure in a vintage shop or exclusive boutique. Perhaps we're not searching for chocolate wrapped in sparkly foil or rainbow colored treats. We might not even be sure what we're seeking, but we recognize these treasures the instant we see them.

A vintage hanky embroidered so delicately you can't help but wonder about the woman behind its design. A crystal bracelet reflecting a color that's "just so" when the sunlight shines on it in "just that way". The ideal display for a certain corner that's been looking slightly forlorn - not missing just anything, but the perfect thing.

The moment we discover them, our hearts feel a little thrill and, just for that moment, the world is new again and we feel reborn. As if someone hid this treasure in a secret corner just for us to find, and our hearts recognize them before we even know what we've discovered.

At Make Mine Pink, you may not find the foil wrapped bunnies or the colorful eggs, but you will always discover a thrilling hunt for the perfect treasure that stirs up feelings of Spring.

Joyce Lucas, Founder

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Swedish Cheesecake


My favorite dessert is Ostkaka (Swedish Cheesecake), it is very different from American cheesecake. It’s made by adding rennet to milk and letting the casein coagulate, it is then baked in the oven and served warm. The other day I really craved some and I found a recipe for “fake” Ostkaka and let me tell you, it tasted very good!!

Fake Swedish Cheesecake
6 servings
1.5 - 2 lbs Squash
4-5 eggs
¾ - 1 cup sugar
1 ¼ cup milk
¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 oz or more coarse chopped almonds

Heat up the oven to 375*. Peel and cut up the squash in ½” thick slices and boil soft. Drain and puree in the mixer. Wisk together eggs and sugar, add to the puree with the other ingredients and blend well. Bake in the oven in a greased casserole dishfor approx. 50-60 minutes until golden brown. Let cool some, serve with jam and whipped cream.

So what is your favorite dessert?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Weekend Sale!


Take a peak at our Weekend Sale,
30% off on selected Salt & Pepper Shakers













Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Long Beach Flea Market

On Sunday, me my husband went to the Long Beach Flea Market, it always so fun to go there and even if you don’t buy that much, it is always many things to look at........001Vintage tins and packages 003Really cool yard art

005 A Bumper car, only $400

009Very pretty orchids


1920s Fan


Oh, la, la!!


Picnic, anyone?


On the way home did I pick some Lupines,
they remind me so much about home…..


Here is the few things I bought, some embroidered runners and tablecloth, a Swedish Christmas runner and some sheet music…….

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The joyful march into spring begins, a cacophony of bird calls fills the blue skies, the trees show their fresh green buds, and the tulips start to poke their heads from the earth to face the sunshine. Colors are about to burst forth, and the earth will be new again. With fresh eyes, we are stocking our shelves with pretty greens, bright yellows, vibrant pinks, and beautiful blues. For the Boutiques at Make Mine Pink, spring cleaning is over, and we would love to show off our fresh new colors and exciting spring merchandise.
Please join us for our "March Into Spring" Shop Hop from March 16 through March 21, 2009. The shop hop is open to anyone that would like to participate (limit one registration per physical address). Please register if you would like to participate.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

It has been a beautiful weekend so far here in SoCal, sunny and a blue sky with some feather light clouds.

The Bouganvilla is blooming and the dandelions, too!

We have just bought a speedway motorcycle that we shipped over here from Sweden. Saturday was the perfect day to take it out for a spin in the neighborhood, everything went as planned and no broken bones to report LOL!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Change is good, that’s what I hear………My lease on my small warehouse was up on 1st of March and I decided not to renew it for another year, I’m sad to let it go but you gotta do what you gotta do! I have leased two storage units close to my house and will work from my house instead. I’m not sure that my Kitties are too happy about it though, they are used to have the house for them selves during the day.
Bye, bye old warehouse
Boxes, boxes will I ever get it done? Well, I made some progress!

We had some beautiful weather here in southern California this last weekend , sunny and the temp in the 80’s, just perfect for a fika (Swedish for having coffee) on the porch with some yummy Ben & Jerry Ice Cream, can’t go wrong there!

The other day the “home” computer took a dump, hauled it to the Geeks at Best Buy for diagnostic and yesterday did we get the news, it’s fried and nothing can be retrieved. So, again I learned BACK UP YOUR STUFF, I will do that from now on I promise………