Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sorry Dell has had me off line Merry Christmas

I am having a terrible time
with my DELL desktop and
my new DELL laptop.
I tried to make a complaint and
 Dell wants $25 for a complaint. I kid you not.
I went on the internet to dell support, it was India and they wanted $$$$,no
support. Merry Christmas DELL. Think a long time before you spend  $700
for a desktop and $500 for a DELL LAPTOP. BEWARE!!!
Sorry I have been off line, Merry Christmas To my great bloggers.
It's Christmas in Maine and ::

I'd love to be in Venice

well, were are going on a sleigh ride
tomorrow, Merry Christmas to you
 Ima--Sandy,--Marsha,-- Julie,
Peggy,--Deb--Francine, Joanny--
Mumsy,-- Yvette, -Anne- and all my sweet bloggers.

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
 Comments are welcome

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas cooking that's fun

Sleigh bells Ring ...are ya Cooking??


  1. 1. Melt the chocolate almond bark according to the directions on the package.
  2. Break the mini twist pretzels in half and place them on waxed paper.
  3. Place a lollipop stick into one side of a large marshmallow. Dip the marshmallow into the melted almond bark, making sure that the marshmallow is completely covered. Place the chocolate dipped marshmallow on top of the pretzel halves on the waxed paper.
  4. Place the round pearl sprinkles onto the melted chocolate dipped marshmallow to form the eyes and a red chocolate covered candy to form the mouth. Allow time for the chocolate to set
Isn't that FUN!


Large/Jumbo Marshmallows
Mini Marshmallows Bits •
Chocolate Almond Bark, Melted •
Mini Candy Canes •
Large Cookies,
Store Bought Instructions
#1.Insert the hooked portion of a
candy cane into the side of a
 giant marshmallow to form the mug’s handle.
2.Dip one end of the marshmallow into the melted
chocolate and place on top of a cookie to form
the coaster.
3.Dip the other end of the marshmallow into the
 melted chocolate and place a few mini marshmallows on top of the melted chocolate.

And now a really big job too much for me.

1. This whole process will take you about 2 to 3 hours. Emphasis on 3 1/2.
2. The more organized/prepared you are ahead of time, the more smoothly it will go. Lay out mixing bowls, glass measuring cups, and fill up a tea kettle if you have one. You’ll need a continual stream of boiling water.
3. I did nine layers in total, but you can do as few as five or as many as 43,000…as long as the pan will hold them.
4. Be sure to spray your pan (9 x 13 inch) with cooking spray before you start. If you don’t, the bottom layer will definitely stick to the pan.
Next, there are only two elements you need to keep straight when you make this silly stuff:
The Colored Jello Layer and The Creamy Layer
We’ll start with the colored jello layer.
In a bowl pour one Pk of Knox 1/4 cup water stir Next add 1 cup boiling water and the red jello pour into a long flat pan. put in fridge for 15 min till firm Now layer 2 ::::::
pour in condensed milk in big bowl you will use several layers as you proceed.
Now add 1 cup boiling water to milk, now add Knox gel, now cool it and check on layer 1 to make sure it's firm, now pour or spoon the whit later on and so on and so on Got the idea??
Good bye and Good Luck!!

I am passing on this one.

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
Comments are welcome

Monday, December 9, 2013

Remembering Christmas in Moscow

    Christmas in Moscow

I loved it.

 We sat at the bottom right. It was a fabulous night.

After take a ride in the Park to Diner.

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
Comments are welcome

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Bring Joy in your life at Christmas

There is no better love or friend you will
ever have as a Dog you had for 14 years.
That's the way I feel. It's taken a year for
me to bond to my Daughters dog.
Maybe because I missed my dog so much.

I was alone at Christmas from 2002 till last year.
My Daughter moved to Maine.
During those lonely years, I only had My Dalmatian Thor.
He waited at the french door as I drove 2 hours
to Scarboro,Maine for Radiation treatments.
When I came home 6-7 hours later,
I could see him sitting at the French door.

As I got out in the garage,

I could hear him lapping the water.
He didn't drink all day.
I miss him so much I cry


Just like my dog, waiting.

They are Family.

How could you not
love this face.
Even if he knocked over the tree,

Hey MOM,
Believe me I don't know
how it happened.

Oh Gosh!
I hope that
stupid Poodle
doesn't look out her window.
I am humiliated


This silly
custom goes
on every time it gets cold.
I feel like a freak.
Get this junk off me.
I am an important part of this Family, I am a guard Dog.

I look silly.
We used to have a Lab, he was so smart. When my Husband started to lose his hearing,
that dog would pull his shirt when a car pulled up or the phone rang. Bugger was stolen.

Pugs are show offs.

Give your dog a hug or go get a dog
at the pound, save a life. You won't regret it.
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to all my bloggers

                                                                                                      THANKSGIVING TABLE PRAYER
O Gracious God, we give you thanks for your overflowing generosity to us. Thank you for the blessings of the food we eat and especially for this feast today. Thank you for our home and family and friends, especially for the presence of those gathered here. Thank you for our health, our work and our play. Please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick and suffering war and violence.
Open our hearts to your love. We ask your blessing through Christ your son. Amen.
 PS Dear God, bless all my Bloggers.

If you are in New England, and don't want to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner try this.
 Spend the Night at Plymouth Rock. Have a fantastic dinner there. 
It is beautiful, we went there about 10 years ago and the gift shop is great..

Just a thought!

Thanksgiving Dining

   Special Events at 

Plymouth Plantation

Turkey with fireplace
Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling,that so we might after a special manner rejoice together. And...by the goodness of God we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty. 
- Edward Winslow, 1621
Nothing compares with the rich tradition of gathering together at harvest time and celebrating the abundant joys of the season. Plimoth Plantation is a great place to share that special meal with your family and friends - and with people from around the country and the world. Join us for a wonderfully memorable holiday dining experience.

America's Thanksgiving Dinner - Seats available 1:00 pm Friday 

They are sold out this year
America's Thanksgiving Dinner features the classic roast turkey with all the traditional New England trimmings. While you enjoy the company of family and friends, Pilgrim role players and Native interpreters will be on hand to greet you and you'll learn about the 1621 feast that continues to inspire our modern celebration of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving dinner at Plimoth makes the holiday's history come alive for you.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet - Limited seating available. 

Leave all of the cooking and cleaning to us! Bring your family and enjoy all the traditional comfort foods of Thanksgiving in our modern function rooms served buffet style.

1627 Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims 

Join us in the year 1627 for an evening of entertainment and hospitality with the residents of the 
17th-Century English Village.  Discover the table manners and recipes that traveled across the Atlantic with the Pilgrims, and find out about the harvest celebration of 1621. During dinner, you will be entertained with psalms and songs and perhaps you will be convinced to join in singing a round or two.

Well, what ever you do have a great Thanksgiving Day.
Bon  Appetit
yvonne and Renee
We are going next year God Willing..
Looks like Fun.

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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Masquerade #88

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Abe # 91

Abe # 91

Teddy Roosevelt # 92

Teddy Roosevelt # 92
unfinished still working

FDR # 93

FDR  # 93
Franklyn D. Roosevelt

Duke Himself # 94

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Yorkie # 95

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Poodle dog # 96

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Boxer #97

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Boston Terrior #98

Boston Terrior #98

what's Cooking? # 99

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Cocker # 100

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Mr. Hobo # 101

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Mr. Pug # 102

Mr. Pug # 102

Where are You? # 103

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West Point # 105

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General Eisenhower #106

General Eisenhower #106

Rockland Strand #104

Rockland Strand #104

General Geo. Patton # 107

General Geo. Patton # 107
WW 11

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Abe #149

Abe  #149
Took it's toll

Russian Samovar # 150

Russian Samovar # 150
Russian Samovar # 150

sheep heading home #151

sheep heading home #151
sold to Dan and Liz Finberg

Liberty Belle Farm #152

Liberty Belle Farm #152
my old farm for sale

My Thor #153

My Thor #153
Thor at Christmas

Winston # 154

Winston   # 154
Bull dog blue ribbon

Penobscot Indians camp # 155

Penobscot Indians camp # 155
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After the ball # 156

After the ball # 156
oil in board framed for sale

Belted Galloway # 157

Belted Galloway    # 157

autumn in Maine # 158

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Autumn in Maine

October # 159

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Spruce head , in october

Maple Syrup #160 sold

Maple Syrup  #160 sold
Party in Maine- sold

Ravens sold #161

Ravens   sold  #161
Ravens are here

Some headache # 162

Some headache # 162
Why Me? Sold June 2016

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Cassa Blanca's sold #163
cassa blanca's sold Schupack

Albatross # 164

Albatross # 164

Southern Magnolia # 165

Harrington Cove # 166

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Harrington Cove

The Endeavor # 167 #167

The Endeavor # 167                           #167
The Endeavor On harrington cove

Russian Cossacks #168

Russian Cossacks  #168
Cossacks Three

Fishing boats # 169

Fishing boats # 169
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The Babe # 171
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