“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Friday, July 24, 2009

There's pet hair in my soup! It must be Pink Saturday at Mimi's house!

Welcome to Pink Saturday at Our Family Attic! I have the grands here for the weekend so I guess you could say I couldn't get out of the kitchen☺ This week you get to see more of my kitchen goodies and two friends that hold a special place in my heart.

These cookbooks hold some of the sweetest (sorry for the pun) ideas for parties, gifts and goodies to make for the special people in your life. I'm including a photo of the recipe for Capri-cones because I think it's just so clever to use an egg carton to hold them upright as you make them! What a great idea.

Next, what in the world would I do without my KitchenAid? Heck, I honestly don't know. I was raised in a home where my mother used hers nearly daily for just about anything you could imagine. Baking, sausage making, meat grinding and oodles of concoctions that made tummies smile all over Saginaw. When I married one of these beauties was presented to me by my mom. I used it for many years until I spied this pink model and just couldn't resist...who could?

OK, you're wondering what I need three shakers for on the table, aren't you? One for salt, one for pepper and one for Mrs. Dash!
Pulling up the rear is another shot of my lovely Camille Suzanne. She asked me to show everyone her velvety, pink ears. She was in the middle of grooming so she's on her back and was just getting ready to clean one of her dainty, little feet.
Camille Suzanne has been taking up a lot of Pink Saturday space on my blog. Recently Scout mentioned to me that he'd like to make an appearance. When I took this shot I had just asked him if he was a good boy and wanted a cookie. Well, you can see what he answered, plain as day! Not only is this guy cute and sweet and kind, he has a great pink tongue that he's sharing with you today!

There you have it...my Pink Saturday for the week. Please be sure to visit Beverly over at HOW SWEET THE SOUND. She's a wonderful hostess and has a list of dozens of blogs who are celebrating that little bit of pinkness that is inside all of us.


Shopgirl said...

Love this Pink Kitchen Aid. Mine is green. Now that I have made some changes in my kitchen, I wish it were red. Oh well, it works like a dream.
Happy weekend! Mary

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mimi, you always have such fun posts for Pink Saturday! Loved this one. particularly the fur babies!

Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Just a beautiful post as usual. Great job. I love Camille Suzanne and Scout. Great lead in for them both. I need to start throwing Bruiser in mine. Please stop by and say hi. I love to have you visit. Great Pink Saturday. Country Hugs, Sherry

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

YUM to all the goodies, love the pink kitchenaid, and your furbaby is a sweetie!
♥ Teresa

Debby said...

What a fun post! Love all your pinks, but the puppy won my heart.
I have the same problem at my house, pet hair in the soup..LOL...from my sweet little golden girl "Zoie". Happy Pink Saturday.

heatherbelle said...

I've been eyeing off a pink kitchenaid for ages...seeing yours has reminded me of how lovely our cooking appliances are these days.

Elena said...

This is a gorgeous post for pink saturday. Kitchen things can look nice .... it feels good using nice things too.

Have a happy pink week.

ciao for now,
Elena :)

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Mimi,
Just had to come by and see beautiful Camille (love that name!) and photogenic Scout. Have a great weekend... You are so one of my favorite animal people out in blog land!

Anonymous said...

Your sweet Camille looks just like my precious Duke. He passed in 01'. He was 18 years old. A beautiful pure white Angora... Oh how I miss him. He was my heartbeat.

Mary said...

What fabulous pink goodies you have! Having that beautiful pink Kitchenaid mixer would make me want to bake, too! I would love to be one of your grandchildren!!!

AK said...

Hi!!Love your post, MIMI!! Those books are adorable! All the best to you from Norway! AK;)))

Light and Voices said...

Adorable fur babies! Have a wonderful week-end.
Joyce M

Claudia said...

I love my kitchen aid, too - mine is yellow! I'm glad to see Scout - you know I have a Scout, too! Yours is so cute! Happy Pink Saturday!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Love your Kitchen Aid! Cute post! Happy Pink Saturday, Mimi!


Lynn said...

I don't have a Kitchen Aide, but I DO have pet hair in my soup. Always.
Don't care!

Come by and tell me what you think of my "Macho Men vs Girly Men" if you haven't already!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Lovely pinks & beautiful fur babies! ☺ Diane

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Mimi! Love all the pinks here today! The ice cream cones look especially yummy! Your little furbabies are adorable! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Lisa said...

Super awesome PINKS!!! You always have such fun things for us!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Lori said...

I love my pink Kitchen Aid too! And P.S. I have those three cookbooks!!! Lori

Anonymous said...

KitchenAid - my wish someday. To think I don't bake LOL Oh but I promise myself one day, that mixer will be mine :-)

Happy Pink Saturday!


Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love the capri-cones idea!

~ Gabriela ~

KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy Pink Saturday, I loved all your pink treasures, and your dog is too wonderful! Have a wonderful pink weekend. Those ice cream cones remind me of the ones I had when I was little, and one for salt and one for pepper and one for dash...so clever.


suesueb said...

yummy pinks and i love the kitchen aid-i have one in blue! your dog must have been jealous all these weeks-he's too cute too. happy pink week!

She'sSewPretty said...

I hope you're enjoying your weekend with your grandkids Mimi! What a fun pink post! Scout has certainly stolen my heart!

caren said...

I'll take an ice cream cone, please! Love your pinks. Thanks for stopping by.

claudie said...

You had Grand kids I have had a house full o animals. Yesterday friends came over for Randy's Birhtday and brought their dog. Seven dogs were here along with the cats....fun fun Saturday.
Hope all is well Mimi.
We are floating with all this rain also. So much for summer.
Love Claudie

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Mimi; Happy Pink Saturday;;;
I know I am late in saying this,, but I was on a date with my Honey Bunny yesterday,,, had a great time...hehe.. smile;;;;;;;;;;;;

I just love you Pink Post,, your fur babies are so adorable, I could not bring out my fur baby Izzie, I miss her so much can't wait to go and get her... have a great day.


Martha said...

Delightful P.S. posts and such cute pets. I love the salt/pepper/dash shakers.
Thank you for your visit.

Bea said...

I have one of those cookbooks...the Princess one and a Pink Kitchen Aid! Love your pink goodies! :)
I'm hoping to find a pink toaster too! Glad you enjoyed your grandchildren!

Marsha said...

Hi Mimi! Thank you for stopping by!! I had to work yesterday so I too didn't get a chance to get around to too many PiNk SaTuRdAys and today we went out for a bit and I bought some PiNk goodies so I'm still celebrating a PiNk Weekend, LOL

LOVE that mixer! Ohhhhh, Scout is so cute!!!

Hugs, Marsha

Terri Morse said...

Mimi, your Pink Saturday post has brought me a great big smile. I too have a sweet golden retriever. Her name is Molly, and she's insulted that she hasn't been featured on my blog yet. I love the pink tongue too! They look like they're smiling when that tongue hangs out. Also, I've admired the pink Kitchen Aide mixer for years. Alas, I would have to get a red one, as my vintage enamelware and linens have red in them! Happy belated Pink Saturday to you.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi you darling thing!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. No wonder you were "slow" to hit the blogosphere... your lil ones would be my priority too! how cool.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Mimi, I enjoyed your post so much this week. The egg carton is a great idea but I have to say I love the trip down memory lane with your mom. I too remember long hours in the kitchen with my mom and grandmother. When the day came to make spagetti, it was up at 5:30 to grind the meat and make the sauce. I remembered it had to cook all day long. Fresh tomatoes too. Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for the memories, Char

Pat said...

I would love to have a Kitchen Aid. I really like those sweet pink shakers. It's so hot and humid here today but starting to cool down. I hate running the a/c 24/7. It's nice when it cools down. Have a great week.


Marina Capano said...

nice pink post!

just beautiful!

Happy pink saturday!!!


Gracie said...

Hello Mimi
No better reason to run late than ones grandchildren...thank you for your dear visit.
Boy, I would also love to have a kitchen aid mixer,I did have one along time ago,too young to know what a wonderful thing I had...I gave it away:(
HPS...enjoy your babies

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Mimi, Always fun to visit your pink goodies every Saturday. I am late but I made it. ~ :)

Rita said...

What a great tip. I will have to start saving my egg cartons to use at our family reunion next month. My BIL brings his home made ice cream and we scoop cones for about 125 family members. This will make it so much easier on us.

Thanks for visiting my site. it has been unseasonably cool here also.

So sorry to read about your friend and fellow blogger. I send my condolences to her family.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Mimi,

thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog! Nice to meet you. Such pretty pinks you have for us today. :)


Regina said...

Another cute pink!
Beautiful Camille and Scout.
Have a great week Mimi.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Happy Pink Saturday

Susie Jefferson said...

I'd kill for that KitchenAid mixer - I've always wanted one, but they're nearly the price of a 2nd-hand car in the UK! I love your pets - adorable expressions on their faces.

Happy Pink Saturday (I know I'm late, but I've been overwhelmed with deadlines and teaching Sat & Sun).

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday, Mimi! Such darling pinks! I am green with envy over your pink kitchen aid! I've always wanted one in pink (mine is white, best I could do at the time! ha!).

Your Camille Suzanne is adorable and Scout is so funny!


The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Mimi, I hope you had a wonderful with your grandchildren. Isn't the PINK PRINCESS COOKBOOK cute? My granddaughters want to eventually make every recipe.... or so they say. They love to drag it off the shelf and drool over the pictures.

Love your pink mixer and shakers....but your furry babies captured my heart.

Best Wishes,

Dreamgirl said...

Love your pink post!

Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment. Since I'm on vacation with friends, I don't get a chance to spend much time on the laptop. I'm reminding myself to enjoy the moment and not just figure out how I'm going to blog about it later;)

Have a wonderful week!

KBeau said...

I'm afraid that if I bought a Kitchen Aid it would have to be red, but I do like your pink one. I know what you mean about the grands keeping you busy. My blogging has been suffering lately from visits by the kids and the grands, but I wouldn't trade those visits for anything.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh Mimi I am soooooo excited to tell you that Nancy Lindmeyer has begun her own blog http://nancylindemeyer.blogspot.com/
I know you love Victoria magazine and this will be a nice way to connect to the genteel ways of the past...at least I hope it will be.
Hugs Karla

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What precious pets, Mimi! I'd rather see sweet animals than anything else!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents