Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sweet Scents

A few weeks ago I found this new fragrance that I just LOVE... Kai.
I purchased the roll-on perfume oil. It smells so fresh with hints of gardenia. Next, I want to buy the body butter!

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Finally, the roof is being repaired from the fire. They worked all day yesterday and today and now we are ready for the metal! I can't wait to see the final product. We have so much going on. Brick work, new front porch, carpentry, cleaning, painting, it's great to see so many things getting knocked off the "TO DO" list! Next week our canopy will be on our patio and then it will be time to plant the flowers and set out all the things for our busy summer months!
Goodbye old, burnt cedar shingles

There's some good crab soup behind that blue tarp.

The plywood is going down

Thanks H.K. Griffith for the speedy work!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


The Bayard House Softball Team WON!!!! Tonight, those big smiles were showing after their game (8-6). Way to go girls!!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Soap Opera Star Sighting

On Saturday night, we were fairly busy. The weather was beautiful at night and people were all over our little town. I was chatting with the guests as they were walking inside when one of the servers, Alicia ran up and screamed...GUS was here! I had no idea who Gus was and why she was so excited. Gus Aituro from Guiding Light had dinner at The Bayard House. He didn't sit in her station, but as she was coming down the stairs and he was walking around...she spotted him right away and said..GUS!!! They chatted a few and she got a photo of them. He is Ricky Paull Goldin in "real life" and as of May we can see him on All My Children as Jake Martin. He was very sweet and I spoke to him before he was seated. Seems like he enjoyed Chesapeake City and The Bayard I hope he'll be back.

I don't know how she spotted him like that. Tom Cruise could walk right by me and I don't think I would notice. She also spotted an actress from another soap last year in the restaurant. Occasionally, we will have someone famous dine with us like a sports player or a news person.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


The rain held off for all the games to be played. I went back out to the little league field with the cupcakes for the girls. They didn't win, but they did really well. They played PNC Team. PNC had a lot of girls who have played before and are older. Our girls did great and Coach Hutton was really pleased! Everyone had a great time and learned a lot.
Here are some photos from the game...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Play Ball!!!!

Today is opening day for the Chesapeake City Little League. The restaurant is sponsoring a team...we call them The Bayard House Canal Diggers. My friend, Lisa coaches the team along with her sister, Glenda and cousin, Marlene. They all work or have worked at the restaurant. The players are 8,9, & 10 year olds.
This morning there was a parade to kick off the day's festivities. It was warm and beautiful out.

We paraded out to the ball fields. The girls chanted most of the way "Let's go Bayard House, let's go" *CLAP, CLAP*. It was fun.

They announced the teams on the field, and made a few presentations. All over by 9:45.

The game is at 2pm. The weather I type this.....dark grey clouds. I hope it doesn't rain. The girls are really excited.
Before the game I made cupcakes for the team to eat after the game. Hope it doesn't rain.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

It's HERE!

Today, Jennifer Weiner's new book,
Certain Girls
hits book stores! I should have preordered from Amazon...instead of driving to Borders...but I might find some other book or item that I can't resist. I have read all of Jennifer Weiner's books and I love them all.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The King Lives in TN

Here's my King, Landen.
Better late than is the photo from my nephew's homecoming from January. He was the pre-K King. The school he attends is small and they have a king and queen for every class. Basketball season is when they have their homecoming. He looks so handsome in his tux.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Peanut Butter Pie

My friend, Barbara gave me a recipe for Peanut Butter Pie. She and her daughter were raving about here it goes. It was very easy and delicious. I haven't had peanut butter pie in forever and I think every time I have eaten it, I ordered it from a restaurant.

1 c. graham cracker crums
1/4 c. suga
14 c. unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temp.

8 oz. cream cheese - room temp.
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 c. plus 2 tbls powdered sugar
2 Tbls. unsalted butter - room temp.
1/2 c. whipping cream
1 tbls. vanilla extract

1/2 c. whipping cream
6 oz. semisweet chocolate, choppped

For crust - generously butter 9 inch pie plate, mix all ingredients in bowl, press mixture evenly in prepared pan. Refridgerate 1 hour. ( I CHEATED AND USED A PREMADE CRUST)

Filling: Beat cream cheese and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1 c. powdered sugar and butter. Beat until fluffy. Beat cream in medium bowl until soft peaks form, gradually add remaining tbls of sugar and vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks. ( I BEAT IT WITH A WISK MYSELF...PHEW..MY ARM. WHERE WERE THE GUYS FROM THE KITCHEN AT WORK??? THEY CAN WISK IT SO FAST.) Fold 1/3 of cream into peanut butter mixture to lighten. Gently fold in remaining cream. Spoon into crust. Refridgerate until firm - about 3 hours.

Topping: Bring cream to simmer in small heavy sauce pan over low heat. Add chocolate and stir until smooth. Cool to lukewarm. Spread topping over pie, refriderate unitl firm (about 3 hours).

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


It's April's Fools. My mom loves to play April Fools jokes on me. I'll be waiting for one later on today. I won't fool you...just leave you with some beautiful flowers from our yard.

The hyacinths smell heavenly!