A Birthday Dinner


I have so many big things to share...in time. So much is happening over here at the Smith homestead that is keeping me away from the blog world and more fully engaged in pursuing life dreams. Not a bad thing at all.
I'll keep the big things at bay for a while longer and instead share a couple of recipes and a recent discovery.


Canaan turned 8 years old last week and he requested the Luau Salad (ala Cheesecake Factory) and a Malted Milk Ball Cake.
The recipes can be found here and here



My recent discovery was that of my grandmother's pocket watch necklace. I inherited a few pieces of her jewelry when she passed away over 20 years ago and most pieces I have kept tucked away. I was going through some things this week and found those precious pieces she left for me. One of them being this fantastic long necklace with an antique watch on it. I have been wearing it around everywhere lately and just love, love, love it.

9 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to Canaan! Malted Milk Ball Cake looks amazing, I love malted milk balls, haven't had one in at least a decade. That necklace is lovely and how special that it is from your grandmother.

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  2. Oh, but did you have any of the cake? I hope so.

    Gorgeous necklace!

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  3. The cake looks so delicious! Happy Birthday Canaan! And the necklace is a dream, I'm searching for a similar one.

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  4. Happy Birthday Canaan! I've made the cake too (Baked's version which looks pretty close?) Awesome. I'm so excited to hear what all has been happening. Love the necklace - especially since it is from family.

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  5. No fair to keep the big stuff secret! I excitedly headed to the end of the post expecting news and NONE! :-( Hurry and share!!

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  6. gasp...i love love love it too. glad good things are coming your way, and a happy birthday to canaan.

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  7. Happy Birthday to Canaan! Great ball cake. I mean it really looks awesome. I got the recipe and since my mom’s birthday is coming soon I guess I’m going to surprise her with this amazing cake. Thanks for the recipes.

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  8. Oh, happy birthday, little man! The salad and cake both sound divine.

    Eight's a good year. Oh, the fun ahead!

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  9. That cake looks amazing! My son saw it and said "yum" then he saw the last picture of you and thought it was me. :) I love antique jewlery...

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