Sunday, February 28, 2010

~Diamond Meanings

What diamond you like says a lot about you.


* Round: The classic round shape is the most popular. Women who prefer it are usually drawn to its traditional romance, and they themselves are honest, faithful, and somewhat conservative.

* Pear: The elongated pear shape shows a woman to be an individual, yet she still has a soft side for traditional romance. She may be a trend-setter with this unusual shape.

* Oval: This shape is nearly the same as the traditional round but shows a bit of creativity and individuality. The similarity to an egg shape may also represent fertility or a desire for children.

* Cushion: The soft edges and pillow-like shape of cushion cut diamonds demonstrate intimacy and romance with classic elegance, as well as an eye for the vintage style.

* Emerald: Emerald diamond shapes are old fashioned yet exude quiet elegance and coolness. The open style of the cut with its clear depths is also symbolic of an open heart and personal clarity.

* Heart: The heart shape is a symbol of pure child-like joy, though the strong shape also borders on fantasy and sentiment.

* Marquise: The flashy marquise shape indicates a desire for opulence and glitter, since the shape is specifically designed to maximize its own diamond carats through optical tricks of dimension. A marquise shape preference, then, may indicate a desire for extravagant appearances.

* Radiant: The blend of facets in a radiant cut is flirty and trendy, as are the women who choose this unusual diamond shape.

* Princess: A princess cut demands attention with its extravagant glitter, and the woman wearing one may be willing to take risks and act as a leader.

* Asscher: The unique Asscher shape highlights a woman’s desire for a vintage style.Also a romantic pick. Like the emerald shape, it also indicates clarity of person.


* White: This is the classic colorless diamond, which indicates purity, cleanliness, peace, honor, and traditionalism.

* Yellow: Canary shades show friendship and joy .

* Pink: Pink hues are representative of love, romance, beauty, and joy, as well as femininity and delicacy in pastel shades.A total romantic pick.

* Black: While many people associate the color black with illness and death, it can also represent sophistication and contemporary style, as well as a connection to the soil and earth.

* Blue: Blue shades typically represent youth, spirituality, peace, and loyalty, though they can also be used as a bride’s “something blue” on her wedding day.

* Brown: Champagne, tan, or brown shades are a vintage hue that symbolizes earth.

* Green: A natural color of fertility and wealth, green also symbolizes nature.

* Red: Bold red shades show confidence and power, while also nodding to tradition as a typical color for romance. In Chinese culture, red is a traditional color for good luck and is often used at weddings.

* Purple: Though rare, purple diamonds are perfect to represent royalty, luxury, and opulence, which is sure to make any bride-to-be feel like a princess.

~Get Carried Away

Who else is more than ready for this one?

Which Sex and the City Vixen Are You?

You Are Most Like Charlotte!

You are the ultimate romantic idealist
You've been hurt before, but that hasn't caused you to give up on love.
If anything, your resolve to fall in love is stronger than ever.
And it's this feminine optimism that men find most appealing about you.

Romantic prediction: That guy you are seeing (or crushing on)?
Could be very serious - if you play your cards right!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

~Yellow Cake Martini


Shake with ice and pour into a martini glass.


~Sugar Cookie Martini

Sugar Cookie Martini

2 oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream

2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps

2 oz. whipping cream

2 oz. milk

Combine ingredients in a martini shaker with ice. Shake and pour.

~Sweet Feet

Tired, dry feet? Here is a quick pick me up for those tootsies. In time for flip flop weather.
½ cup Honey
½ cup
Dial Vanilla Honey Yogurt Foaming Hand Soap
1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup Sweet Almond Oil

Soak for 10 min. Your feet will be soft & smelling sweet.


This week-end's movie is "Moonstruck." I have to admit some of Nick Cage's acting on this one is can be alittle over the top. But, I love the rest of the cast & still find it a sweet film. So I hope you enjoy!

Loretta Castorini, a Brooklyn bookkeeper in her late 30s whose husband died several years earlier in a bus accident, decides it's time to get married again. So she accepts the proposal of a nice, middle-aged fellow named Johnny Cammareri. Loretta is convinced her first marriage was cursed because she and her husband had gotten married at City Hall; this time, she's determined to do things right, even as she admits to her mother, Rose, that she's not really in love with Johnny. (To which Rose replies: "Good. When you love them, they drive you crazy, 'cause they know they can." Rose speaks from rueful experience; she suspects, with good reason, that her husband, Cosmo, is cheating on her.) Loretta is convinced that marrying Johnny is the safe and sure thing to do - until she meets his estranged younger brother Ronny, who tends the ovens in a neighborhood bakery. Loretta discovers that in startling contrast to the pleasant, mild-mannered Johnny, Ronny is moody and passionate; what follow are complications worthy of a comic opera.

and for your yummy treat "Moonstruck Pies"~


* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 cup evaporated milk
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1 cup confectioners' sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 cup marshmallow creme


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
2. To Make Cookie Crusts: In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine and white sugar. Add egg, evaporated milk, and vanilla. Mix well. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Add flour mixture slowly to sugar mixture while stirring. Mix just until all ingredients are combined.
3. Drop the dough onto greased cookie sheet by rounded tablespoonfuls. Leave at least 3 inches in between each one; dough will spread as it bakes.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes, until firm when pressed with finger. Allow to cool at least one hour before filling.
5. To Make Marshmallow Filling: In a medium mixing bowl, blend together 1/2 cup butter or margarine, confectioners' sugar, flavored extract, and marshmallow creme. Mix until smooth. Assemble pies by spreading 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls of filling on flat side of a cookie crust, then covering filling with flat side of another cookie crust.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

~Pink Geek Chic

I have been busy doing some repairs to my laptop the last few days. I am very impressed so far with what I have gotten done all on my own. But, now I thick I'm in need of some Geek Chic items to go along with my new nerdy-ness.
These USB powered bubblegum pink Bow Wow speakers are perfect for dog lovers and fashionable geeky gals. With an output of 6 watts, you get some good sound quality coming from multi-directional high quality speakers.

The Pink PC Kit


Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

The Pink Toolbox Co goes geek!

Love 'em or hate 'em, computers are now a part of our every day lives. But they're so grey and dull. Bring a bit of colour back into your online life with the Pink PC Kit. This wireless mini-mouse is compatible with both Windows and Apple Mac computers and it all comes in a fantastic reusable branded steel case that will look great on your desk, filled with vital office items. Like biscuits.

Bluetooth (or 'Pinktooth' as we prefer to call it) is the wireless technology that has enabled our mouse to roam free, throwing off the shackle that is the oh-so-last-year cable. Simply plug the dongle into a spare USB port on your computer, press the 'link' button on the dongle and then the 'link' button on the mouse (batteries included) and away you go.

The finishing touch to the Pink PC Kit is this great mouse mat.

Love Geek T

~The Cutting Edge...Week-End

In honor of the Winter Olympics this week-ends movie is "The Cutting Edge".
At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany. We then see a Kate doing her program and falling when a lift goes bad. Both have fought all their life to get to the Olympics and suddenly the dream has been shattered. The movie then follows a tempermental but talented figure skater Kate through many partners until finally her coach resorts to recruiting a hockey player. Through the difficult training of 15 hours of skating a day they finally prepare for Nationals and the Olympics. A romance is budding and their final show could bend or break them as they try to achieve their dreams of an Olympic Gold medal.

With ..."Going for the Gold Chocolate Cake"


* 18 1/4 ounces yellow cake mix without pudding
* 3 3/8 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* 1/2 cup water
* 4 eggs
* 8 ounces sour cream
* 3 milk chocolate candy bars chop, 1.55 oz ea
* 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
* 1 cup pecans chop


1. In a mixing bowl, combine cake and pudding mixes, oil, water and eggs; beat on low speed for about 30 seconds or until moistened.
2. Beat 2 minutes on high.
3. Blend in sour cream.
4. Stir in candy bars, chocolate chips, and nuts.
5. Pour into a greased and floured 12-cup fluted tube pan.
6. Bake at 350ºF for 60 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
7. Cool in pan 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
8. Cool completely.
9. Chill before slicing.
10. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
11. bake it in a 13"x9" pan for about 45 minutes

Saturday, February 13, 2010

~I'm 2!

I have been so busy lately that I didn't even notice that at the end of January Pink Peony turned 2 years old. I just wanted to take a chance to say thank you to everyone for reading my blog & leaving me comments. It has been wonderful getting to know you all!

Champagne and Raspberry Cupcakes.


1 box white cake mix
1 1/2 cups pink champagne (it doesn't need to be expensive)
3 eggs
2 Tbs oil
1 box raspberry Jell-o

Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Fill 2 lined cupcake pans and bake at 350 F for 20 to 25 minutes.

aA basic cream cheese frosting, added pink food color and a few raspberries (which crush up and disperse nicely with the mixer)

~Frankie & Johnny...Week-End

Happy Valentine's Week-end to all. This week-end I bring you a sweet romantic movie about 2 chances for love.

You never choose love. Love chooses you.

Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a cafe beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.

Served with Hot Fudge & Johnny Crepes...

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Whisk all the ingredients vigorously until the crepe batter is completely smooth; allow it to rest in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes before making into crepes.

Melt a little butter in a crepe pan or large skillet over low-medium heat. Add 3 tablespoons of batter to the pan and swirl until the bottom of the pan is covered with batter. Cook the crepe for 1 minute, or until the crepe is slightly moist on top and golden underneath. Loosen the edges of the crepe, slide the spatula under it, and then gently flip it upside down into the pan. Cook for 1 minute and transfer the cooked crepe to a plate to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Makes 12 servings.

12 Chocolate crepes
1/3 c Cocoa
1/2 c Butter
1 c Cream
1 c Sugar
1 1/4 ts Vanilla

Make crepe & set aside. Melt butter in saucepan & add sugar, & cocoa. Blend thoroughly. Gradually add creme & cook over med heat, stirring constantly for about five minutes. Remove from heat & add vanilla. Put small scoops of ice cream on each crepe & fold over. Pour hot fudge over crepes, sprinkle with chopped nuts or fruit. Or both!& serve immediately.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

~Birth Of A Movie Week-end

For those of you that are new to my blog let me take a minute to explain the movie themed week-ends. When I was younger my parents got a divorce. My Mother & I found ourselves with little money while she tried to get herself back on her feet. Having been a child from a poor family she knew how to make an event out of the smallest thing. Break out the good china even if all you are eating is pizza. Sip Pepsi from a crystal goblets. What ever comes to mind. For us we would rent a movie & make something yummy to go with it. Changing the names to go with our crazy themes. So now you know. Enjoy!

~A Knight's Tale ...Week-End

One name is all you really need for this week-ends movie *Sigh* Heath.
"From peasant to knight; one man can change his stars."

Inspired by "The Canterbury Tales," as well as the story of Ulrich von Lichtenstein, this is the story of William, a young squire with a gift for jousting. After his master dies suddenly, the squire hits the road with his cohorts Roland and Wat. On the journey, they stumble across an unknown writer, Chaucer. William, lacking a proper pedigree, convinces Chaucer to forge genealogy documents that will pass him off as a knight. With his newly-minted history in hand, the young man sets out to prove himself a worthy knight at the country's jousting competition, and finds romance along the way.

Your tasty dessert..."Blackest Knight Forest Cupcakes"
Recipe courtesy Sandra Lee, 2008


* 1 (18.25-ounce) box devil's food cake mix
* 1 1/3 cups black cherry soda
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* 3 eggs
* 1 container vanilla frosting
* 2 teaspoons cherry extract
* 1 to 2 drops pink food coloring
* 24 whole maraschino cherries with stems


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin tins with paper liners.

In a large bowl combine cake mix, soda, vegetable oil and eggs. Using a hand mixer combine all ingredients, batter will still be somewhat lumpy. Pour batter into muffin cups. Bake 19 to 22 minutes, turning the pans halfway through baking. Remove to a rack and allow to cool completely.

In a large bowl combine frosting, extract and pink food coloring. When cupcakes are cool ice with pink cherry frosting and top each with maraschino cherry

Thursday, February 4, 2010

~Girl Power!

Yes! I did fix my own toilet. Armed with my info from the internet , a $10 toilet auger, & pink can-can panties. Hey if I have to show "plumber crack" I need to do it with some style. :D I went to work. 10 min. later I had the issue well in hand. So this started me thinking. What else does a girl need to be a stylish do-it-yourselfer?

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~ Julie Sussman
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

~I Go Girl

After a week of house sitting I got to come home to a clogged toilet. I live in an old 1950's home with well...issues. I was having a a great week before this. I have finally gotten rid of all my debt. I plan on keeping that for as along as I can . So I am attempting to deal with issues myself. I was just wondering if I have to show "plumbers crack " to fix it? Hmmmm...hope not. So wish me luck ladies. Plus I would love to hear from you & your do it yourself stories.