Italian Market Festival 2019 – Day Two

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Italian Market Festival 2019

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Feline Friday

Plywood waking up from an early afternoon nap.
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Tiled Entryways on 4th Street

More tiled entryways in Philadelphia’s fabric district.

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Lemon Yogurt Cake

This lemon yogurt cake is a one pan/no frost wonder. It’s a moist cake with a lemon syrup brushed on top while the cake is still warm from the oven, resulting with a delicious citrus glazed crust. It was the perfect finale for our Mother’s Day dinner!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

In my opinion, Mother’s Day is for all of the women in my life – moms, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, sister-in-laws, neighbors, and friends – anyone who has lent a hand, an ear, or advice when needed on this journey called motherhood.

This is my eleventh Mother’s Day without my mom, who was kind, and funny, and just amazing. When we were in a store, I’d go to grab something and come back to find her in an animated conversation with a person I didn’t recognize. When I’d ask who that was, she’d say, “Oh I don’t know, just someone I met.” I used to tease her that she made friends wherever she went. In honor of my mother, I spend the week talking to people I don’t know – this morning was a lady at the deli counter in the grocery store, and an elderly man at Golden Donuts. You never know someone’s story, and your conversation may have brightened their day. My mom made the world a little kinder, and I miss her all of the time. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Blister Pack of Mayhem


Tina made this find in a junk store in Philadelphia’s Italian Market. It cost all of 50¢.

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Feline Friday

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Another One Bites the Dust

I finally finished off the juvenile sketchbook that I hoped would have the same magic as the Sketchbook from Heaven, but sadly, it did not. It wasn’t the worst sketchbook I ever carried, but at $3.00 for 150 sheets, you get what you pay for. The paper was thinner than some of the other cheap sketchbooks I’ve used up, and pages started to fall out towards the end of it’s use. Markers bled like crazy, and the water soluble ink wash pencils just were not going to happen.

BUT it was the right size for having close at hand to jot down some notes or scribble out a doodle. It wasn’t magical, but it did what it was manufactured to do.

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Passyunk Market

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