Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I wanted to share a picture of the Pashmina Wool Scarf/Shawl that I won in a giveaway at Barbara's blog. I'm afraid that the picture doesn't quite do it justice. Isn't it beautiful? Thank you so much for a great giveaway, Barbara!
Have a great day~and stay warm!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thank you, everyone, that participated. This has been a lot of fun for me and I hope to do it again soon!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
This is a vintage/thrift giveaway. All items were bought second hand at my favorite thrift shop.
Please register by Friday, December 12. I'll be drawing the winner's name on Saturday, December 13, and will get the package out to the winner as soon as you provide me with your address!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I finished my Thanksgiving shopping today!! It seems I dragged it out a little longer than I did last year, but I didn't want to buy the potatoes, butter, etc. and have them taking up what little extra space I have.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Please visit Peggy to meet other women participating in The Simple Woman's Daybook.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
I found this metal chicken/rooster basket at the flea market last week. I think he is so cute!! He is out on my porch right now, but I'll be bringing him in for the winter. I'm looking forward to using him to decorate with all year round. I can see him with pine cones or Christmas balls in December. Then, maybe some little cloth hearts, followed by pretty eggs, then shamrocks, and on to some red, white, and blue for next summer!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
1 pound of margarine (I use butter to avoid hydrogenated fat)
1 cup corn oil
1 cup buttermilk
Whip ingredients thoroughly in a food processor or with a hand mixer. Store in tightly covered container in the refrigerator. Will keep well for one month.
You can halve or quarter this recipe if you want to mix up less spread.
Since I use butter instead of margarine, I usually take it out of the fridge about 5 minutes before I want to spread it on toast, muffins, pancakes, etc.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
This is a picture of a Great Blue Heron that likes to hang out on the creek at the beginning of our road. We've been trying to get a good picture of one of them for a while. Hubby's effort last week is the best so far, as they are very camera shy.
Have a great weekend,
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
My friend Bebe has given me the Blogging Friends Forever award~thank you Bebe!!
There are rules for this award ~
1. There are only five people allowed.
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be a new follower of your blog, or live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to the one that gave you this award.
These are so difficult to choose because I love so many of your blogs!! But, rules are rules, so here are my picks
Well, the rules say only 5 people~but I want all of you to have it. I have met so many wonderful, sweet people here in blog land and I just can't choose!
Monday, September 22, 2008
1 15 oz can pumpkin
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
Combine pumpkin, 1 1/3 cup sugar, oil, & eggs, mixing well. Combine dry ingredients. Add to wet ingredients and blend well. Pour into 9x13 inch, greased baking pan.
Cream Cheese Swirl
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
Beat Cream cheese and 1/2 cup of sugar until creamy. Spoon 1 tbsp. at a time to top of pumpkin mixture, using all of it. Swirl cream cheese with a knife throughout cake for marbled effect. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool and enjoy!
Makes about 2 dozen
I had a picture to go with this post, but I guess Mr. Blogger doesn't like it, as I cannot get it to upload.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
1. When home alone, I prefer my house to be totally silent--no radio, television, or music.
2. I love to read mysteries. My favorite authors are Agatha Christie, Mary Roberts Rinehart, and Anne Perry.
3. Although from the South, I prefer my ice tea unsweetened.
4. I like garlic salt on my popcorn.
5. I like to write romance and mysteries.
6. My two favorite pies are pecan and buttermilk.
I am supposed to tag six more people, but I've seen this tag on several of your blogs--so, if you haven't been tagged-----you're it!
Monday, September 15, 2008
One thing that has bugged me for a long time is the stack of mail that is always on one of my kitchen counter spaces. It's not that everybody just chunks it there instead of putting it up. That's really the only place for it. But I still don't like to look at it.
So I am happy that my solution to this problem involves something that I've always wanted. Which, if you know me very well, you will guess is something old. I spotted it right away the last time I was at the flea market.
This old bread box, with it's rusty patches and fruit motif is the perfect solution for my stack of mail. At least for now. I'd love to have a real desk area for our bills and mail, but that will involve a little more creativity at some point in the future.
For now, my counter looks a little less messy. Do any of you have some tips for organizing small areas?
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
This is the tin punch sign that I am going to hang on my family 'picture' wall. I punched it last week, but it is not quite finished, as it still needs to be 'antiqued' to get the shine off.
I copied the letters from a free font sight on the Internet and the round design I put on the ends is from a punching book that I have. It's been a while since I did any punching, and I'd forgotten how much fun it is to see the finished product!
Hubby hasn't started on the frame just yet, but I'm hoping we might get to it this weekend, as we'll pretty much be trapped at home by the rain, if we get as much as they are saying. The little low water bridge at the beginning of our lane has water just below the top, so it won't take much to get it running over.Everyone have a great weekend.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
This morning, my daughters and I headed north a few miles and did a little bit of flea-marketing. After all the rain we've been having, I just couldn't resist this cute little folk art style Noah's ark. It was only $3! I also made a few other purchases that I don't have any pictures of yet~including a few fall decorations to put around the house that I'll share with you sometime next week.
Everyone have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Right now we're using hillbilly steps~the aluminum ladder you see in the picture!
The cats, of course, think that we built the porch for them.
Pumpkin is especially fond of the old swing hubby
brought out of storage. I'm not sure how much she'll like it once it's hung.
Poppy? He can't be bothered with silly things like swings.
Speaking of 'next steps'~do y'all think I ought to paint the swing? I can't decide. I'm thinking if I do, I'll paint it red or a very dark green.
Back to work,