"Monday is baaack..."

Boink*~OUCH !!!
[ Yup, Monday sure hurts ! ]
...Well...going to be another busssy week once again. You know~ still working on my 'Christmas Bonus' and have to travel out of town for work again...but this time passport isn't required at all. Be back soon~ I have prepared a few simple posts, so do enjoy them okie* Forgive me for not being able to reply any emails & comments while I am on the road with my conservative boss ...better behave myself! errr...??? ~XOXO*
-Pics via GettyImages.Com


Sunday Best*

Genesis 3: 1 Now the snake was wiser than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, Has God truly said that you may not take of the fruit of any tree in the garden? 2 And the woman said, We may take of the fruit of the trees in the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God has said, If you take of it or put your hands on it, death will come to you. 4 And the snake said, Death will not certainly come to you: 5 For God sees that on the day when you take of its fruit, your eyes will be open, and you will be as gods, having knowledge of good and evil. [-for complete chapter click here ]

" Eve... !!! "
[ ...that girl just can't help it! ]
-Pic via Wikipedia & Christian Louboutin boots via Bergdorf Goodman.Com


The day After*

" Ready for Black Friday Darrrlingsss..."
[ 'what-black-day?' -for those who live
across the pond, click here to find out more ]
Hope most of you had a lovely Thanksgiving feast?!
My family had a good reunion~no fight!
hmmm...perhaps everyone has all grown-up,
including my parents! It's about time~Finally!!
I was going to post some Thanksgiving photos, but
simply can't handle another "Turkey/Thanksgiving' post
at the moment~ seen too much around the blogsphere lately
No more turkey for now at least. Anywayyy...
In honor of the Black Friday, I have chosen
what else, something black! O'dear, I'm getting so predictable!

100% handmade a.k.a No machines!
How? simply, very-very-very sharp knife & scissor on thin rice paper.
Amazzzzzing...I can't even cut a proper straight line!
~Huge salute to the great talent, set of eyes...& lots of patience!
[click here* to visit her shop-gallery]
Well...anyone brave enough to start the Holiday shopping today?
I'm staying away from the shopping madness.
errr...being trampled by mob of shoppers is not my thing!
I'm going to start decorating the house for Christmas very soon...
which means time to go back up to the attic once again.
Opening boxes marked 'Christmas'...no spiders please-EEECK!!!
"Have a safe weekend Everyone!"
-Pics: Bag by Atelier Blink & artwork via PaperCutDieCut


~Give Thanks*

This 'Miniature table' measures 115mm x 70mm x 60mm height
...so just imagine the size of those cornbread muffins!
"...so cuuuuute! "
... All I know, most people (including me!) will not be eating 'miniature style' this Holiday Season! The news today said that the average person consumes about 4500 calories on Thanksgiving Day! errr...who's counting right?! "...yummm" ~Shall continue to be thankful of how truly blessed we all are! We are blessed so that we can bless others...~Amen! I am going to sign off, but did not want to do so without Giving THANKs* to all of you dear fellow bloggers & loyal LENORENEVERMORE readers! Sharing my thoughts & inspirations (& also my errr...'random-silliness?') has certainly been so much MORE FUN!
" Happy Thanksgiving Everyone in the U.S !!! "
- Miniatures by Sarah Maloney & Vintage photo via DRX

Horse Whisperer~

... Lurrrve the city life, but the busy Holiday traffic & noise can be quite annoying sometimes... The latest Dace Fall/Winter fashion campaign makes me want to move to the country and hang out on haystacks with these beautiful creatures... Well everyone, some lovely~ peaceful & calming photos before the mad rush towards this coming Thanksgiving Day... Are you guys all ready to start this Holiday Season? ...errr-errr I need to dust-off my holiday survival guide book ASAP! ~XOXO*

-Photo copyright & courtesy of Dace



.... Hellooooo...~Take a look at what I made over the weekend! It was a cold rainy day, perfect time to create something in the kitchen~ My dear friend always says, "Why don't you just buy it from the cake shop, less mess to clean afterwards...no?". Well, for me I have always enjoyed the whole process...from buying the ingredients from the favorite grocery store, even peeping through the oven window while I wait for the cake to rise & start to crack a little... and now as a blogger(ehem), clicking some photos and be able to share my passion with all of you. Moreover, I simply lurrrrve the delicious smell that travels throughout the house...so warm & cozzzy! But my friend is right about one thing, the mess afterwards...errrrr not so much fun! Anyway, here you are darrrlingsss...

...tempted to try?!

*Le Marquis~Chocolate Cake with Blackberries*

~Here are what we need = ~8 inches in diameter and 1½ inches deep cake pan ~3½ ounces semisweet baking chocolate ~2 tablespoons brewed coffee(optional) ~3½ tablespoons softened butter ~3 egg yolks ~1/2 cup granulated sugar ~3 egg whites ~Pinch of salt ~1 tablespoon granulated sugar ~2/3 cup sifted cake flour ~about 2 cups of fresh blackberries or other fruits...next time I want to try using kiwis...oooh would be very pretty!

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter & flour the cake pan. Measure out the ingredients. Stir chocolate & coffee in the saucepan over boiling water until chocolate is melted, beat in butter by spoonfuls to make a creamy mass. Let it cool to tepid while proceeding with recipe.

2. Beat egg yolks in the mixing bowl, gradually adding sugar, until thick & forms a ribbon.

3. Beat egg whites & salt together in a separate bowl until soft peaks are formed; sprinkle on sugar & beat until stiff peaks are formed.

4. Fold tepid chocolate & butter into egg yolk mixture, then fold in one-fourth of the egg whites. When partially blended, sift on one-fourth of the flour & continue folding, alternating rapidly with more egg whites & more flour until all egg whites & flour are incorporated.

5. Immediately turn into prepared cake pan and run the batter up to the rim all around. Bake in the middle level of preheated oven for about 30 minutes

6. Remove cake from oven and cool in pan 5 minutes. Cake will sink slightly & top will wrinkle. Allow to cool for at least 1-2 hours before icing. You can use any icing/frosting...for me I used dark chocolate ~frosting recipe click here*


D e l i c i o u s
simple...with food we make people happy!



~Do you know:
about 46 million turkeysssss...
are cooked & eaten in the U.S at Thanksgiving!
[source abcNews.com]
[~via CrowBiz*]
" WHO's your Daddy!!! " ~whahhhh...
PS: Lurrrve Etsy for adding *smiles* back to my Monday!

SMILE...it's Monday!

" errr...excuse me Mr Brad Pitt,
NOT this scarrry-crazzzy smile! "

" alright-alright...must force myself!
~BIG SMILE...errr-errr ??? "
[ someone needs a quick change of diaper here! ]
Yup! Certainly nice to know that I'm not the only one
who do NOT like to ~smile*~ on Mondays...
Anywayyy...Hope everyone had a good weekend?!
I had a marvelousss time! Hope to share more
pictures this week okie* ~Until then Darrrlingsss...
-Pics via Flikr, ffffound, weheartit & pixadaus.com