Sunday, December 30, 2007
Have a Happy Weekend!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
I have no gifts under the tree, because my hubby has not done any of his shopping. It is just a week until Christmas, He has this idea that I will hunt, search and sniff out my presents. I don't know why he thinks this. I never open them, but I might shake em.
I have him a wish list all ready and waiting for him to take on his one and only shopping trip. Oh how I wish I could only go shopping once and have it all done.
What's on your wish list?
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
decorating for Christmas. Do you have your tree up and the whole house decorated? No, me either. Took a day off to put up my trees and grandson #1 came home from school with a virus. So this is all I got done. I love this tree, simple and gets a lot of the stuff off the porch. See the old coffee pot to your right, I found it in the old barn. Mama said it was what they had when they got married. I love it. It will happen, it always comes together. Hope you relax and enjoy the next 2 weeks. And don't forget to Believe!
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
3 quarts popped popcorn
1/2 cup melted butter
3 Tablespoons Oregano
Parmesan Cheese, shredded
In a large bowl, mix the pop corn with melted butter.
Sprinkle with oregano and Parmesan cheese.
Mix ingredients gently together.
3 quarts popped popcorn
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2½teaspoon onion salt
2 cups grated cheese
3 Tablespoons oregano
In a large bowl, mix the popcorn with melted butter.
Sprinkle on garlic powder and onion salt. Spread popcorn
out onto a cookie sheet and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
Bake in a conventional oven at 325 degrees for 5 to 10
minutes until cheese had melted.
White Chocolate Popcorn
3 quarts (hot) popped popcorn
1 bag white chocolate morsels
Nuts, of choice
Place popcorn in a bowl. While the popcorn is still
hot toss with white chocolate morsels and nuts
until popcorn is thoroughly coated.
Yummy! Dig in!
3 quarts popped popcorn
Butter for bowl
1 1/2 cup light corn syrup
Fruit flavored gelatin of choice
Place popcorn in a large, buttered bowl. In a sauce pan,
Combine sugar and light corn syrup. Heat to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in gelatin. Pour mixture over popcorn and lightly toss. Best if served immediately.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Man oh Man.......
What a weekend.....
Our 2nd Annual Jerri's Jingling Jubilee was a success!
We had so much fun! And completed 11 projects.
I would like to thank all that came , I know we had a good time. We started at 11:30 or so, and finished by 5 p.m. Stopping for food and chocolate. We laughed, we ate and created items with antique unique item. What was your favorite? I like the wall hanging made with the old Victorian photo album page. But the butterfly made with the old Cotton gin spool was a close second. I hope all of you have your items in a place of honor, they are all different and unique in their own way. As promised I will try and get the pop corn recipes on my blog by in the morning. Have a great week.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Okay, it is Iron Bowl Weekend and Hubby is not happy. Apparently Alabama did not come to play ball, he said this in the first quarter. I on the other hand, enjoy this ball game for the cheese dip. I have had my cheese dip and sausage balls, looked at my new Creating Keepsakes, so now what do I do? This is going to be a long night. I try to act interested, by sitting in the same room with hubby. Because I am not a sports lover, I also learned not to ask questions. I think he likes that I sit quietly and don't ask questions. I cheer for Alabama, but now I have a niece in Auburn, so I have to cheer for them too. So may the best team win.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Preacher ask Sunday for us to think of 5 things each day this week that we are thankful for. Can you? It is harder than you think.
We started yesterday.
1. family, friends
3. jessica working, trying
4. stayed in good mood while shopping
5. my mom is hosting Thanksgiving
9 year old grandson
3. school, and learning
4. books, i like to read
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
I am planning on using chip board.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
This morning as I was surfing the many blogs I read, I noticed what an assortment( for the lack of a better word) they are. I read scrapbooking blogs, Inspirational blogs, organizing blogs, junkin or antique blogs, altered art blogs and Dubya the tumor blog. This is a blog of a man than had a brain tumor and started a blog and his journey. Although I may never meet these people, I feel as though we are friends. So when a friend asks for prayers for a loved one or just because they are facing a difficult week, I pray. I agree the computer has brought challenges for many families, but this is just one of the good things, I feel the computer has brought to our lives. So I am here to ask for your prayer for my niece, Elizabeth. She has juvenile diabetes. She has had a difficult couple of years. She graduated last May and has gone to school to become a nurse. She has been in and out of the hospital alot lately. November is National Diabetes Month and if you are ask to donate, please do.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I just got a disturbing phone call......let me start at the beginning.
Over the weekend the #2 grandson has been sick, and not eating. But the doctor said as long as we get him to drink, it will be okay. So on the way to get his mom from work yesterday , he wanted Tea. So I pulled into McDonald's (first mistake) and got this sick, sweet thing a big tea. We had to wait on Mom for a few minutes and he wanted out of his seat. I let him out ( this was my second mistake). When Mom started toward the car, he accidentally stepped on the Styrofoam cup and busted it. The tea filled up the cup holders and flowed all over everything and me. Sticky sweet tea. All at once I realize, my phone was floating in the cup holder. It is time for a new phone and I have looked. But I don't want to make a decision on a split second. So we dried it with a blow dryer and recharged it. But this morning it was dead, so I ask hubby to just go by and pick me up a new phone after work. I have been saying I wanted an i phone....but only if they reduce the price a little more, like less than $150.00 . yeah, right. So I have been looking all morning @ new phones on-line. And just now the phone rang, caller ID said it was me. Can you believe hubby has got this phone to work. blank screen but working. So will I get a new phone, or accidentally drop it in the toilet? Update: Hubby came in with a new phone this afternoon, he is a sweetheart.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
I saw the 2 year old hug his brother after I had gotten on to him for snatching a toy away. He did not give him the toy but he did hug him, without me asking.
I saw a red a white striped tent in a field yesterday, old fashion tent revival. It was beautiful.
I got a new book on Sunday afternoon, Ali Edwards- Life Artist. I recommend it. She makes you look at things in a different way. And I think I like it. Stay Tuned for more inspired post.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
And by the way I halved the recipe and it still made 2- 8x 8 pans.
I love to pass along new recipes , enjoy!
1 loaf of white bread
2 cans cherry pie filling
2 blocks cream cheese
1 cup sugar- divided
2 tsp almond extract- divided
1/2 loaf french bread ( I used left over hamburger buns)
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cup half and half
1/4 cup powered sugar
1 cup sliced almonds
Cut white bread into one inch cubes and place into a greased 9x13 inch pan.
Spread cherries over the cubed bread.
Microwave cream cheese and mix well with 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon almond extract. Spread over cherries.
Cut French bread into one inch cubes and place on cream cheese mixture.
Beat eggs, add sugar and remaining extract and milk and cream. mix well.
Pour over french bread and cover.
Place in the fridge overnight.
Preheat oven @ 350 degrees
Bake covered with foil for 40 minutes, remove foil and bake for 10 more minutes.
Remove from oven and let set for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle with powered sugar and almonds.
I might try it with apples next.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I know, I know, I have been a bad blogger the last few weeks. Well, last weekend was the Crop 2 Help Retreat , and it was great. I love hosting this event but I love more visiting with all my buddies. I talked, laughed, cried and hugged. Some of us have drama, in our lives, but for one weekend we forget or we talk about it. It is like therapy. We renew old friendships and discover new ones. I never complete alot on these retreats. I think it is the fellowship that brings many of us together again each year. We did have one funny event this year. We had a few new ladies to join us this year. One, had a 4 month baby at home and when someone dropped a plate, she slid in on her knees with a paper towel ready to clean up the mess. Almost like sliding into home plate, see there was two of us standing there trying to take care of it but Mrs Mommy is always ready. I wanted her and everyone else to relax and enjoy there time together. Leaving all the cooking and cleaning at home. Mommies need a weekend off every once in a while. And on Sunday afternoon, we said our goodbyes, back to our children, grandchildren, husbands, and work. They survived a weekend without us, my daughter had dinner started, house didn't look too bad and hubby was glad to see me. Oh, and I was maybe a little calmer, not so stressed, ready to take charge, maybe after a nap.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
Days Gone By
Do you remember watching the telethons?
Watching the children and adults that was brought on to share their story.
The way families would sit for hours watching and not wanting to miss each tote board tally.
It was, in our family, a family event. We sat in our living room
watching every minute. The whole family watched.
We didn't contribute every year, but we watched and cheered for each and every penny that was given.
Children that went door to door, or had lemonade stands to raise money for Jerry's kids.
THEN, we had time, time to sit as a family and watch.
Time to go door to door, time to have a lemonade stand.
Today I am going to watch, if only for awhile to Jerry's Kids.
So take the time, on this Labor Day to Celebrate with Jerry.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
1. Mama's homemade mac and cheese
2. My Potato soup
3. Ice cream
4. Warm chocolate chip cookie
5. This homemade bread ( cheese and onion) ,
Cecelia, A friend makes it for me every once in a while.
What is your top 5????
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
I found this little diddy on e-bay ( I think) made out of coin wrapper. Nice little album for Quotes or Journaling a special event.
As many of you know I also took off Tuesdays during the Summer, along with my usual Sunday and Mondays, to get caught up and relax. Well, all good things must come to a end. And yesterday was my last Tuesday. I don't think I accomplished alot on my days off but I was always ready to go back to the shop on Wednesday.
Well, the supplies are bought, new school clothes have been purchased, shoes too. We met the teacher, took all the supplies, seen his desk and had a hair cut. Forms are still to be filled out, but tomorrow is the day. And nothing will keep grandson#1 from starting 4th grade tomorrow.
I will make sure of that !!!!!!
Busy ! Busy! Busy! I am hosting a Baby Shower/ Ice Cream Social on Sunday afternoon. The new mom is having contraction, I have bought everything you can think of to top ice cream. Ready and waiting.
Decorations are simple and fun, check out Martha's web site for folded paper bowls. I found lot's of ideas there.
All that colored vellum, I bought and have not used, I have cut into circles and will lay them on the white table cloth for a polka-dot effect. I will take pictures.
So I promised her a scrapbook, hope to get started on it today at the shop. Let's see today is Wednesday and shower is Sunday. (5 days)
Wish me luck, it wouldn't hurt to ask the man upstairs to give me energy, and ideas....