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Look What I Got In The Mail…..

In June I participated in the Mad Tea Party and enjoyed bog hopping to all the blog tea parties!  Everyone’s so creative and it’s just a good time to see everyone’s tea parties!

I got lucky too!  I won a giveaway from Inge at PinkePinke.  What a wonderful surprise.  I recieved this lovely package from Belgium (love the bunnies!)…IMG_7172Inside that package was the cutest bag with tag…….IMG_7176 Inside were these most wonderful Artist Trading Cards…IMG_7183IMG_7184

and this lovely pendant….IMG_7181

Inge is quite a talented paper artist and I just adore the ATC’s and pendant!

It has been a real summer around here with all the super hot weather but I am already looking forward to the Halloween Blog Party!  I do love Halloween!   I just don’t want the summer to fly by any quicker than it is!!!  It’s hard to believe that it is the end of July already.

Off To The Zoo

Dane and I went to my parent’s last Tuesday and from there we went to the Erie Zoo.  We  have never been there before and didn’t know what to expect.  I was really impressed.  It is a small zoo but it is very nice.  I enjoyed the variety of animals.   They had these Sand Cats……

Sand Cat

Sand Cat

Sand Cat

Sand Cat

I haven’t seen sand cats at any other zoo.  My pictures of them are a bit blurry because they do not stay still for more than a second!

They have Meerkats….

Meerkat

Meerkat

Then they had this cute baby monkey with these super long arms!…..

Baby Monkey

Baby Monkey

They have orangutans like most zoos but I was impressed with the one.  She was chewing gum and she can even blow bubbles!  How neat is that!  I took a video but can’t upload it :-(

They have a nice carousel …….  Dane and his grandma rode and I took pictures.

Erie Zoo Carousel

Erie Zoo Carousel

Erie Zoo Carousel

Erie Zoo Carousel

Erie Zoo Carousel

Erie Zoo Carousel

There is a small train that takes you to an area you can’t get to by walking where they had deer, big horn sheep…..train

We had a very nice visit at the Erie zoo.  I think we will go again sometime in the future.

Mmmmm…..Tiramisu

For the Fourth of July I made Tiramisu for our dessert.  I have been wanting tiramisu for months.  I am, however, trying to lose some weight so it just didn’t seem to be part of my plan.  Well, Dane started asking when we could go and have tiramisu……so I figured I would make a low fat, low calorie version.

I searched on the internet for a recipe that would be like what I wanted.  What I wanted was the tiramisu from Tony’s Town Square Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom.  Their version is so light and fluffy and yummy but I can’t just jump on a plane and go eat at Tony’s though, darn it.

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This recipe came very close.  It was light and fluffy like Tony’s and I cut down some of the fat even more by using fat free cream cheese.  Here is a picture of the results…..

Cooking Light's Tiramisu Recipe

Cooking Light's Tiramisu Recipe

If you want the recipe or you are looking for any recipe for tiramisu click this link for  Heavenly Tiramisu where you can find this recipe for Cooking Light’s Recipe.

Time for the Winners! Drumroll……………

Leo decided to come by and help me pick the winners…….

Can I Pick The Winners?

Can I Pick The Winners?

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The First Winner is……

Winner #1

Winner #1

Winner Number Two…..

Winner #2

Winner #2

Congratulations to the winners!

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