Saturday, October 12, 2013


Some Coconut Ice
The Bronze Star

Coconut Ice

Hello everyone, I am so happy to be back blogging again.  I hope this post finds everyone doing well and in good health.   As promised I finally got around to making my coconut ice.   I had been wanting to make this so that I could share it on my blog for some time.   I love coconut ice and by making it yourself you cut out all those processed additives that are not so good for us.  

Here is what you need

1 Cup of Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Cups of Powdered (Icing) Sugar - Sifted
2 Cups of Dessicated (Dried) Coconut
Red Food Coloring (I used 3 drops)

Sift the powder sugar into a large mixing bowl.   Add the can of sweetened condensed milk and mix.   Next add the coconut and mix well.   Spread wax paper inside square pan and layer half the mix into the pan.   Then add food coloring to the remaining mixture and mix the color evenly into the mixture.   Then spread the rest of this mixture on top of the white layer in your square pan.   Place in the refrigerator for several hours until it sets up.   Slice into pieces and serve. 

I used cookie cutters to cut mine into hearts and stars. 

If you want to make it without the milk, here is a great recipe from AllRecipes.Com

The Bronze Star

As many of you know my Eric (husband) was deployed and serving in another country for the last year.  He has been home now for almost three weeks and I must tell you I am a happy girl.  It is so nice to have our family back together and we have been enjoying our time together.  Deployments are never an easy thing but somehow the pain of separation fades away once your loved one returns home to you.   For Eric and I it is always like new love all over again.   We want to be around each other all the time, we go everywhere together, we date, we cook together, and just laugh and talk and have so much fun getting to know each other again.  Okay so we are really like that all the time anyway but it is so good to have him back home. 

My Eric is not one to brag about himself.   He is a very humble person in that respect.   Matter of fact he was awarded The Bronze Star for his service while deployed.   I knew about this when it happened and I asked him to be sure to bring it home with him.   Once he got home I had to ask him to let me see it.   He got it for me and he gave me The Bronze Star.   I was so excited that he gave it to me.  He said, "you know sweetheart, I can buy those and as many as I want any day" and I said, "yes but it would not be the one you were awarded while there and it would not have traveled with you from there to here".   I am so proud of him that I wanted to brag (just a little) for him because he never will.   So here is my Eric's Bronze Star and in the last picture you can see were I pinned it onto my British Lulu handbag.  Hey, it matches....

Remember October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Here is a recent photo of me and my Eric.   Everyone always picks on us because they say they can never get a good photo of us because Eric is always kissing me.  Something about having a camera pointed at us makes him want to kiss me.  

I will try to get more photos soon. 

I hope to be back soon to show you my new skirt.  I want to make a tulle skirt in blue for me and a purple one for Tiffany.   If everything goes well, we will share our new skirts with everyone.   If I never mention it again, well you will know it did not work.  :) 

See you very soon,

Tea Cottage Pretties


  1. That is unequivocally something to brag about. What a wonderful honour!

    Your recipe for coconut ice sounds so, so tasty! I love that all the ingredients are standard store cupboard staples. One doesn't see that with all that many recipes any more these days.

    Big hugs & tons of happy weekend wishes to you and your honey!
    ♥ Jessica

  2. What a sweet post. Congratulations to your spouse and you.

    The coconut ice is so pretty!!!

    Thank you for you kind comment.

  3. How sweet!! What pretty things you make. Just lovely...

  4. Oh yum...this looks delicious! This would be a great post to link up to Create It Thursday #24…it's live now! Hope to see you there!

    1. Thank you ever so kindly for the invite. I did visit and I linked 2 post. I enjoyed my visit. Thank you, Beverly

  5. Oh my teeth are on edge and I'm wanting something pink really bad.....
    but the pic of you two is just awesome!! LOVE IT!! And Congratulations to you deserve every bit of heroism you get because you served for US! Many thanks to you!
    Hugs to you Beverly!

  6. The cookies look amazing and the kiss with the hubby even better! So glad he returned safely home to you and I know you both are loving every minute of it.


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