Fiesta Friday #92

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  1. Kaila says:

    I can do next Friday! But, I can’t wait to check out everyone’s posts this week! Good luck picking out your first laptop. That’s so exciting. And, I loved all the features, but Domestic Gothess’ Chocolate Blackberry Elegantly Gothic Halloween Cake simply blew me away last week!

  2. nimmiafzal says:

    so all the best for your first ever laptop..happy FF#92..

  3. Good choices Angie for this week! I know you need the co-hosts and I am always happy to be one. It’s the least any of us can do to “thank you” for all the work you have done and to show our appreciation πŸ™‚ Happy Halloween!

  4. Did you have a nice birthday, Miss Angie?? Be wary with the airs, they get very hot, something to think about if you think you might actually be using the laptop on your lap! Lovely features this week, love that cake!

    • Angie says:

      That’s so good to know!! Thanks for letting me know. At this point, I’m leaning toward the Pro. I think it’s more functional. I had a wonderful birthday! Lots of love from everyone! πŸ™‚

  5. Jhuls says:

    The laptop hunt sounds exciting, Angie! Yay! πŸ˜€

    And another exciting news – we are all co-hosts and going to select our faves for this week’s FF. You know that I am just email away if you’d like me to co-host – you know I always love to be one of the co-hosts. πŸ˜‰

    Happy FF, Angie! Enjoy your weekend!

  6. Good luck with the new laptop hunt. I need to get a faster one myself. Have a great weekend. Happy FF!

    • Angie says:

      Thanks, Quinn! I have a pretty sleek 27 in iMac, but my problem is I can’t just sit on one spot for a long period of time. I need something portable to move around with me and iPad just doesn’t cut it anymore. We are all very spoiled, aren’t we? Never satisfied with what we have! πŸ™‚

  7. Suchitra says:

    I totally feel you Angie! That’s husbands.. A useful functional gift is something I would rather have than a diamond which ends up being in the locker! Happy FF. Will circulate and check out the posts.

  8. Happy laptop hunting! I bet once you have one you’ll never look back πŸ™‚ At least this way you’ll get something I am sure you’ll be really happy with for your birthday – my husband and I have kind of given up even bothering with birthday presents for each other (I did make him a cake this year, funnily enough that gesture wasn’t returned) so you are doing better than us! I can host again at some point but not immediately as we are a bit busy being away and then having my parents visit…maybe in December? I know it’s far off but it will come soon enough I’m sure!

    • Angie says:

      Most of the time really we give each other simple gifts. And my husband would never, ever make me a cake! I’m not even sure he knows what goes into one, lol! I used to make pretty elaborate cakes for the kids, but nowadays we just buy. I suppose one of these days I should resurrect my cake-making tools. They’re collecting dust in the basement πŸ™‚ I’ll put you down for December, thanks!

  9. Happy Birthday Angie!! New laptop – how exciting!
    I am coming to party this week yet again without having made anything – we’re knee deep in bathroom renos and food right now is functional, not experimental or beautiful πŸ™ Too busy and tired for anything else! But I brought my DIY lessons, just in case anyone is thinking of doing their own home renovations! Maybe it’ll help!
    Would also love to co-host but the next couple of months is crazy with work for me, but can you pencil me in for January time? x

    • Angie says:

      Got it, January! I appreciate DIY lessons very much. I’m actually shopping for bathroom reno ideas at the moment. There are leaks that need to be repaired and while at it, we might as well renovate πŸ™‚

      • That’s exactly what we are doing! I am currently in my ‘office’ in the dining room, because my old office is about to become a bathroom, sharing space with a bathtub, taos, shower bit’s, a toilet, tiles, a sink vanity unit…? It feels a little ‘plumber’s warehouse’ atm but we are hoping to pull down and rebuild the walls over the weekend and get some floor down so we can move some of this stuff in! Can’t wait til it is done – the country cottage bathroom of my dreams! ? Best of luck with yours! X

  10. Cris says:

    Hoping you had a wonderful birthday Angie!…ahahah what kind of funny thoughts do have men sometimes? ;D

  11. wow, ok so I nearly fainted when I saw that cake, how amazing is it? But I did actually faint when yo usaid you returned a diamond ring, omggggggggggg, omgggggggggggggggg did I say that loud enough? lol..are you craaaaazy..diamonds are a girls best after all. But most of all, I am completely bewildered, if you have not had a laptop before, how on earth are you creating these amazing posts and hosting this amazing website…..faints twice! haha xx

  12. I’m such a nerd, I would rather have a laptop over the ring any day πŸ˜€ Love the great tips with Parmesan rinds! Hope you had a fabulous birthday and Happy FF!

    • Angie says:

      Me, too, Sarah! I know I’ll get more use out of a laptop than a diamond πŸ™‚ I had a wonderful birthday, thanks so much! Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween! XOXO

  13. skd says:

    OMG!!!!!!! You returned a’ Diamond ring’. A diamond ring of all things. Ok that was your choice anyways.Happy Birthday to you Angie!!! But still……it was a diamond ring for god’s sake….boo hoo πŸ™
    Hands up for co-hosting your amazing party .
    …..ouch…it still hurts…

    • Angie says:

      Hahaha… I feel your pain! My sister would have said the same thing. My mom, too. They LOVE diamonds!! Me? Not so much. I mean, I wear them, but they’re not essential to me. I do love jewelry, and actually make my own, just not crazy about some small stones that cost so much. Now if they were huge, I’d keep them, LOL!

  14. Liz says:

    Wow Angie, thank you! And I am happy to volunteer to co-host again. It was an amazing group of posts last Friday, I’m honored to be chosen.

    • Angie says:

      Your post is very helpful and useful. We love that! Thanks for offering to co-host again. Just name me the week, and I’ll put you down. XOXO

  15. Thanks so much for featuring my post this week, Angie! With so many delicious looking creations, I honestly don’t know how you manage to narrow it down to just a few. Good luck with your laptop search and happy FF!

    • Angie says:

      Selecting features is THE hardest part of hosting FF! I actually have to think, lol! I would love for you to try co-hosting, Natalie. Keep it in mind and let me know if you feel up to it. Happy FF to you, too! XOXO

  16. Loretta says:

    I would probably do the same too Angie (return the diamond ring in favor of a sleek laptop). Happy belated birthday and best of luck in your search. We’ve traveled so much this year, and I’ve just returned from seeing my Mom and family in the UK. But I’m here to stay now….. I’ve prepared a post for today, but not so sure that it has anything to do with food, so I didn’t add it to the FF party. I’m happy to co-host too, perhaps the Friday before Thanksgiving? I do hope you get some additional volunteers, you’re right, it is good to share the load and the least we can do is help out.

    • Angie says:

      Friday before Thanksgiving sounds great, I’ll put you down, thanks! But we love hearing stories, too, maybe about your travels, etc. It doesn’t have to be about food only. I personally also enjoy garden posts. I’m TheNoviceGardener, after all πŸ™‚ I’m hoping to get the laptop soon, Loretta. I’m so excited! XOXO

      • Loretta says:

        OK done Angie, I’ve linked up, even though it is not food related. But I’m passionate about what I’ve just blogged about, so I hope you enjoy it, as will the readers. My blog does cover, travel, gardening and food. I’m excited for you too, I hope you get the laptop you deserve. πŸ™‚

        • Angie says:

          Thanks! I’m sure everybody would love it. If it’s something you’re passionate about, it will be well-received. I’ll mosey over in a minute πŸ™‚

  17. Mr Fitz says:

    Gotta be. MacBook Air in gold.. I want the gold one. I have the silver one.. I want the gold one ( did I mention that already?).. ?

    • Angie says:

      What?! You want TWO of them?! And I don’t even have one! The gold one does look pretty sleek, I have to say. My iPad is gold, so it’d be nice to have a matching laptop. I’m looking into the Pro, though. Seems more functional, but it is heavier. We’ll see πŸ™‚

  18. Hi Angie, thanks for the lovely party, I have linked my Halloween recipe of Pumpkin Halwa.

    • Angie says:

      Thanks, Sadhna! Pumpkin Halwa sounds very interesting! I’m actually not sure if I’ve had halwa before. I’m guessing I have, just can’t remember. πŸ™‚

  19. I think I would return the ring too, a laptop is just more practical πŸ™‚ I have been thinking of volunteering to co-host the past few weeks and I guess now is a good time to give it a go, but I have no idea what I am doing?? πŸ™‚

    • Angie says:

      Exactly my point! I mean, I appreciate the gesture, of course. Just can’t use a ring for much, that’s all πŸ™‚ Co-hosting is pretty easy, just a lot of work. Tell me what week is good for you, and I’ll send you the co-hosting guidelines.

  20. milkandbun says:

    Happy Birthday to you dearest Angie! I wish I could get both diamond ring and MacBook for my birthday! πŸ˜€ hahahaha Definitely I would prefer Mac over ring too! πŸ™‚ Whatever Mac you will choose, it’s gonna be the great PC anyway.. Good luck with decision!

  21. Ginger says:

    Happy Birthday, belatedly – what a wonderful husband you have, Angie (but I agree with you. MacBook Air would be my weapon of choice, though, because it’s so light and thin and it feels gorgeous)!
    I’m up to my eyeballs at the moment with new work, visitors and faily but I’ll get back to you as soon as I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, I promise!

    • Angie says:

      He can be wonderful, but not always. It’s the nature of the beast, I guess πŸ™‚ Just like I’m sure he thinks I can be quite a witch, lol! New work sounds exciting! Don’t worry about FF for now. You get used to your new schedule first; that’s more important! Thanks for the birthday wish, Steffi! XOXO

  22. Happy FF Angie and Happy belated birthday! I have a Macbook Pro and I just love it.

    • Angie says:

      Thanks, Julie! I’m almost sure now that I’ll get the MacBook Pro, since you recommend it πŸ™‚

      • I am not a techie girl Angie, but I have definitely turned into an Apple product girl. The reason I got the MacBook Pro is because I wanted the DVD drive. The Air doesn’t have that but you can get an external one to hook up to it if you want. It is lighter too. I’m sure if you walk into Apple, they can definitely help you get what is right for you. Happy Halloween Angie! Enjoy your weekend.

  23. Belated Happy Birthday dear Angie… hope you had a wonderful day!
    We have an earlier model MacBook Pro and love it. Pretty much all my blogging is done on this, rather than the iMac – easy to move around with it and take it on the go.
    Oh and that’s one amazing cake for Halloween. Happy Halloween! πŸ™‚

    • Angie says:

      Thank you so much, Margot! I have a feeling I’ll be more productive once I have the laptop, at least I hope so. And I think I’ll definitely get the MacBook Pro now that I know you, too, use it πŸ™‚ The iMac is nice but mine sits in the den, so far from all the actions, i.e., the cooking that goes on in the kitchen. Happy Halloween to you, too! I had my hair streaked white today. So fun! πŸ˜€

  24. Happy Birthday Angie! I hope you had (are having) a fun one. It runs right into Halloween doesn’t it? Lucky you to have to make a hard decision about a new laptop!
    Thank you very much for the recognition!

    • Angie says:

      Thanks, Gerard! It was last weekend, actually, but hey I’m still picking out my present so the celebration continues πŸ˜€ And now that you’ve mentioned it, it IS a nice problem to have. I know I’m very lucky! If I ever find mesquite flour, I will definitely try your bread. Probably have to order it online since I don’t think I’ve ever seen it in the stores around here.

  25. Happy Belated Birthday Angie! I smiled knowingly when reading your diamond ring story. My husband likes to say he’s the only guy who could get in trouble for buying his wife diamond earrings! I would be happy to host if I could be walked through the technicalities of the task….

  26. Arl's World says:

    Happy Birthday Angie! A guy I was dating wanted to buy me a diamond bracelet for my birthday once, I opted for a iPhone instead. Laptop is a great choice! Sounds like you and I think alike when it comes to gifts. πŸ™‚ Happy Fiesta Friday and Happy Halloween!

    • Angie says:

      Haha, good choice on the iPhone! I’m so glad you understand where I’m coming from, Arlene. We appreciate the gesture, of course, right? But a diamond can only do so much πŸ˜€ Thanks for the birthday wish! Happy FF and Halloween to you, too! I’m going to spray paint my hair! Halloween is about the only time I can get away with it. Any other day, my kids will complain! πŸ˜€

  27. Happy Birthday, Angie. Laptop is a perfect choice you will love it πŸ˜‰ Happy FF, Happy Halloween and have a wonderful weekend! πŸ™‚

    • Angie says:

      Thanks, Linda! And I’m glad you agree with me. Besides, it’s about time I have a laptop πŸ™‚ Happy FF and Halloween to you, too! It’s a dangerous day for me, lots of candy lying around! πŸ˜€

  28. He bought you a diamond ring?? What a crazy thoughtless gift….!!! ? I’d say lucky lady!
    Happy Birthday lovely lady xxx

  29. Happy Birthday! I got a Macbook Pro for my birthday in May. The screen is amazing! Unfortunately, I have an appointment tonight at the Genius Bar. Hopefully, they can fix my internet connection problems. Using my old Macbook right now. πŸ™

    • Angie says:

      Oh, no! But from my experience, Apple has great customer service so I’m sure they’ll take care of you. I’ll probably end up getting the MacBook Pro seeing that everybody seems to love it. Thanks for the birthday wish, Rena! πŸ™‚

  30. Happy Birthday Angie! And so sweet of your hubby to get you a diamond ring and that too because he thought you might be wanting that! Incidentally I watched Black Diamond for the first time and now I know why my husband has never bought me one! Anyways hope you have great year! XOXO

    • Angie says:

      Thanks, Indu! Oh yah, the husband is sweet…most of the time πŸ˜‰ but other times, so exasperating! He just bought me a rotten avocado! Pretty hilarious how he always manages to pick the worst from the veggie/fruit bins. But for better or for worse, right?! πŸ™‚ What is Black Diamond? Is it a show?

  31. I vote for a diamond-studded MacBook Pro. That sounds practical, doesn’t it?

  32. petra08 says:

    Happy birthday even if a bit late! A brilliant party as always! πŸ™‚

  33. I am with you on the diamonds, but as I get older and older, i started thinking that I won’t have anything to pass on to my kids. I just always seem to have other things to spend my money on – or maybe not enough guys that have bought me jewelry?? haha! πŸ™‚

    • Angie says:

      I was actually thinking somewhere along the line. That’s why I’ve started to collect cast iron cookware. Thay last forever and will become heirlooms someday, haha… Yeah, that’s all my kids will be getting πŸ˜€

  34. Happy belated Birthday Angie, it is better to be late than never :). I have already voted.
    Yes I am interested in hosting in the month of December. This month I am hosting MLLA alone. I hole you will understand. Please keep a space for me for december.

  35. Anjana says:

    Happy belated birthday, Angie!

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