Cheers to 2016!!!

Welcome to Butterscotch Lady and 2016 friends!

2015 just needed to slip quietly away and I am happy to ring in 2016 with all of you!!! I won’t get into why BL blog posts were sporadic in 2015 (hospital stays and major surgery for your’s truly!). But I am thrilled to be here and back to doing what I LOVE!!!!

my view posts are going CRAZY today and I am so thankful to White Walls and the military families that are finding our sweet little playhouse, error COTTAGE, as cute as we do!

I would love to hear from all of you! Comments and questions are really the icing on the cake of a post.

Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady

The Ol’ Drive-In

Growing up, my parents only ever took us to the Drive-in to see movies.  I saw all of the classics huddled in the back of my Mom’s 1970 Pontiac LeMans with my brother.

I can still hear the sound of the gravel as the car crept to the perfect spot.  We would be bundled up in our jammies and have a paper lunch bag full of buttered popcorn and Kool-Aid in our cups.  I saw Star Wars, The Goodbye Girl (twice), Blazing Saddles (twice-we howled at the fart scene!), Bad News Bears,Close Encounters of the Third Kind…Remember, I am a child of the ’70s!

If we were really good, between the double feature, we would get to walk to the concession stand (I always chose the ice cream Bon Bons!).

It was not until the early 1990’s that I went to a walk-in with my folks for the first time.  {I had gone with friends many times before}.  Mr. Cabana and I insisted they join us to go see “Twister” in the theater.  {The surround sound in that movie was amazing.  The story?  Not so much!}

The drive-in was not only a treasured past time for my family,  but it was also an indicator if we were almost home.  Our local drive-in was just off the off ramp of the 405 Freeway in Fountain Valley.  As a kid I really never knew how far something was, but I knew as soon as I could see a movie playing at the drive-in, I was almost home.  It was a wonderful landmark of my childhood and I was heartbroken when it closed and a hospital was built on the land.

We would talk nostalgically about that old drive-in, especially once we had Buddy.  Thinking how great it would have been to take the baby with us to see a movie instead of waiting forever for it to come out on disc (yes Laser Disc, not DVD!).

About 7 years ago, Mr. Cabana had a BRILLIANT idea.    We bought a projector that we could hook-up to a DVD player.  If you remembered from my early posts about my small (but mighty!) house, I mentioned that we have a large yard {by HB standards}.  At the back of our house we have a large wall that is just the perfect movie screen.  Ta Da!!!!  Our own Drive-In Movie Nights were born!

We have had an annual Memorial Drive-In Movie Night for  many years now.  It is how we “Stay-cationers” enjoy the weekend and spring into summer.

The kids always vote on the movie we are going to “Feature”.  We have played movies like “The Sandlot”, “Cars”, “Up” and this years choice, “Lilo and Stich“.

“Welcome Theater Goers!”

Just waiting for the yummy appetizers and desserts that friends will be bringing!

The concession stand

Baby Girl’s artwork. Her Brownie troop used some of their cookie money to take an art class with Timree in Newport Beach CA.

Everyone brings a blanket and chair to watch the movie.

During the summer you will more often than not, find us with friends in the backyard enjoying movies.  So if you happen to be in Surf City this summer, stop by the ol’ Drive-In at Butterscotch Lady’s house.  Bring a chair and blanket and we’ll serve piping hot popcorn and candy!

{We’ll be wearing jammies!}

Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady

PS.  Congratulations to Candy Thayer!!!

She commented on my last post and will be receiving a sweet gift as a “Thank you” for my Blog having 350 followers!

Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy

SWEET~ It is Monday!

Last week I met with Krista, owner of “Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy“. How ADORABLE is that cotton cart?!?!?!?

I have always loved cotton candy, not only because it is “sweet”, but because it is so darn pretty!  But Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy is not just your “run of the mill” fair fare, nope!  Their cotton candy comes in different flavors and colors.  I got to try the green apple and raspberry.  O.M.G.!  It was light, airy and delicious.

Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy can customize the sticks to coordinate for your party or event.  And you just know I LOVED that!

How about instead of sticks, cone cups with Bling!

You can also have Dolly’s pre-package the cotton candy flavor of your choice into tubs with a custom logo (orders over 50) for your next party or event.  I am ordering pre-packaged Green Apple 8 oz. tubs (tubs are 8 oz.,  16 oz., or 32 oz.) with our school logo to give away at our school tour next week.  It is the perfect color for our school~GREEN!  Dolly’s will also be at our school Carnival Friday, June 1st.

  If you have Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy cart at your next event, she can even rim your martini (margarita…) glasses with cotton candy! How SWEET is that? I can not wait to have a “Girl’s Night” with Martini’s!

Krista and her “Cotton Candy” Crew.  Impress your guests and have

Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy at your next event!

~Have a SWEET Monday!~

Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady

PS.  I need to ask if BUTTERSCOTCH cotton candy is available!!!!

“Butterscotch Lady”?

You might be wondering at this point (this point being my 3rd post) what kind of blog is Butterscotch Lady?

Lets start with the name…

My favorite hard candy is butterscotch and my Grandpa always had a dish of butterscotch candies on a table by his pipe (that is where I imagine him sitting, now that he is gone).  As some of you may know, I am not of much of a drinker.  I do occasionally like a mango mojito (Z-Teja’s has the BEST!), mudslide or pina colada by the pool or a glass of red wine with C. & J.P. (they know who they are!), and I save all tequila (blech!) for my Colombian husband.  But I have never had a “signature” drink of choice.  UNTIL, I was introduced to Butterscotch Schnapps by a couple of girlfriends (R & M).  It was a huge hit at our annual Christmas party and where I earned the nickname “Butterscotch Baby” . But since I am not doing a blog about babies and thought people would get the wrong idea, I choose Butterscotch Lady.

So yes, the almost non-drinker has named her blog for a really yummy, liquid gold, alcohol beverage!  Plus, butterscotch is a beautiful choice for a room’s color scheme.

My wish for the blog is to share my passions for design, entertaining, pinning (as in Pinterest) and life as a busy wife and mom.

I have loved decorating for as long as I can remember.  For Christmas one year, my dad painstakingly built a dollhouse for me in his garage.  After my initial disappointment of it not having a garage (he has never let me forget that those were my first words regarding the house.  In my defense, I thought Santa had given it to me and my dad was ALWAYS in his garage tinkering. He finally built a garage when my son asked him where it was!)  Growing up, I relished decorating all of the rooms in the 3 story house.  I don’t think I ever really bothered playing with the people in the house.

I have attached a few pictures of the house that is still in my old bedroom (my kids now play in there). My daughter was the Stylist for this photo shoot.  She would love to hear your feed back on her dollhouse decorating skills!

This house has seen a lot of playtime! The garage is off to the left side. It didn’t make it into the picture.

The kitchen. The wallpaper is very similar to the wallpaper we had in our bathroom growing up.

The chic dining room. Check out the foil wallpaper. The only thing the paper in the background is missing is the flocking!

The bonus room. I always dreamed of having a large room like this when I grew up. It didn’t come true (yet)!

Can you guess which decade I received the house?  You got it!  The very stylish 1970’s, the decade of foil and flocked wallpaper, shag carpets and olive-green appliances.  I was going to re-do the interior of the house when my daughter started to play with it; but I guess I waited just long enough because wallpaper is back in a big way and I see a lot of shag rugs in the stores.  Thank god I haven’t spotted any olive-green appliances yet.  That look needs to stay in the 70’s!  (Although, I did see a bright yellow range at Best Buy the other day.)


Bertazzoni Professional X365GGV 36″ Pro-Style Gas Range with 5 Sealed Burners, 3.6 cu. ft. European Convection Oven, Manual Clean and Storage Drawer $4,799

What do you think of this range?  I actually really like the yellow, it would definitely be a focal point in a kitchen.  Would you be daring enough to have one in your kitchen?  Perfect color for Butterscotch Lady, don’t you think?

Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady

PS.  After reading my draft of this blog to my daughter, she said, “And you DO have butterscotch colored hair!” And there you have it folks…!

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