Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lollipop Skies

The sky this weekend looked like it was filled with floating lollipops. Floating, colorful, dreamy lollipops of all different flavors.

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Over the weekend, a Hot Air Balloon Festival was held at my husband's work. The Ballunar Liftoff Festival is an annual event sponsored by different Houston companies in conjunction with NASA to celebrate human flight. Brian and I headed over there Saturday afternoon to watch the lovely sight and were really surprised by how fast these things can go!
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Watching these lovely aircraft made me think back to what it would have been like to be a hot air balloon pioneer back in France - what an exciting idea to see come to life! It seems like a little child's fantasy brought to reality! When I was little, I would imagine jumping on clouds. I know that's not possible, but it's nice to imagine!

All these symbols of childhood (the balloons and the candy) made me feel like a good old caramel apple. So of course, that's the very next thing I did - made some yummy caramel apples.
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What was one of your childhood fantasies?

(The winner of the Honey Press Giveaway is The Lost Earring! Woo hoo!)

27 comments:

Kaye Prince said...

I used to imagine that I was a famous author, and that everyone wanted to read my books. I also used to imagine that I was a detective, and I had a little notebook where I would keep the observations I made about people.

miss moose said...

Those candy apples look delicious :) I also used to think that you could jump on clouds! I also liked to pretend that eating cottage cheese gave me magical powers :P

Simply Mel said...

I've always wanted to go up in a Hot Air Balloon! Love these photos!

Hmmm...I used to pretend that my bed was like a magic carpet and when I fell asleep at night, it would take me all over the world to discover new adventures. I guess dreaming has always played a big part in my life.

Carol said...

To be on Full House! I wanted to be friends with the Tanner girls so bad, haha!

Little Miss Tiara said...

omg, loving that hot air balloon... ah, I've always wanted to ride on one, ha! ALthough kind of scary, I think...

And omg *drools* that caramel apple... *drools again*

rubyandjoy said...

ooh! I wanted to be a florist, but thats happened(ing) so thats a bit boring ;) before that, well, it's a bit embarrassiing, but all I can remember dreaming about is my knight in shining armour. a romantic from waaaay back. still waiting... OH and I wanted to be a checkout chick. still do a little. self serve at ikea seriously excites me.

Inspiration in Italy said...

The carmel apples look amazing and I am now wanting one! :) What a fun post!

xoxo
Rachel

Anna Ander said...

I wanted to work in a Chinese restaurant! It was my idea of the perfect life for a very long time. I guess I've always been pretty food focused...

Jennifer Rose said...

my childhood fantasy was to travel which I've done but now I have the traveling bug lol

Hilary Leister said...

i just wanted magic powers... to do everything! (mostly to make that cute boy in 3rd grade like me haha...)

-Hilary

Kotori said...

What fun! I've never made caramel apples, but I'm inspired to give it a whirl with my kids... I think they'd love it!

Missed reading your blog while I've been so crazy busy!

Michele said...

Those look heavenly! This reminds me of the favors we had made for my dad's bday party one year. They were apples dipped in caramel, then chocolate and then drizzled with white chocolate. They were absolutely delicious!

the Lost Earring said...

What beautiful images! Sounds like a dreamy day you had :) When I was little I wished I could shrink down and play inside my dollhouse. I dreamt about that a lot.

PS I sent you an e-mail regarding the giveaway. Just wanted to let you know because sometimes my e-mails go straight to the ole spam bin :) Thanks!

Jaime said...

Those caramel apples look so yummy! Love your illustration too :)

Kristin said...

I always fantasized about being a designer. At least my love for style has lived on. : ) Those caramel apples look soooooooooo good!

Toothfairy said...

I love hot air balloons, they used to fly above my house in summer. Somehow nowadays, I don't see them that much anymore... I did purchase a lovely pair of hot air balloon earrings... nostalgic... :P


Have a great week ahead!
*loves*

Phoenix said...

Love this post! So incredibly colorful and uplifting (yep, balloons and all!)

Would you ever consider posting your recipe for your caramel apples? They look amazing :)

aubrey said...

ohh lollipops!and delicous candy apples!

Carissa said...

after reading Melanie's post (at you are my fave) and now this post, I SO want to go to a hot air balloon show!! I need to find one near me, asap :)

and I am not usually a huge caramel apple fan, but those ones look delicious! do I spy cinnamon on those? yum! I need a recipe!

simplesong said...

SO fun and those apples!!! yum.

Hello, darling said...

Literally, the first thing I thought when I saw this was YUM! Favourite childhood fantasy, that I would grow up and find a nice guy, just like in the fairytales...

olivia rae said...

omg... those look absolutely heavenly!! my mouth is watering!

Chelsea said...

Ummm HELLO! Your husband works at NASA?? You're a Houston blogger?? I was raised in Nassau Bay, my husband and I live there now. So I grew up watching the balloons go over our house. LOVE it!

Come to our meet up on Friday. For real!

Nomad said...

this looks amazing...

Nicole Marie said...

your candy and lollipop drawings re adorable!! i imagine the print in a little girls room! so cute!

Lindsey said...

I love the drawing Dionne. And those caramel apples look delish! I may have to try my hand at making my own.

{ Lindsey }

Pamela said...

floating lollipops...i love it!

your carmel apples look sooo yummy! tis' the season! hooray!