Friday, December 25, 2009


FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS!   December 23 013

We hope you have a blessed day with loved ones and remember the reason for the season!

Friday, December 18, 2009

My little Christmas gift

to the girls I work with.   I got each of them a Christmas pin, but then I had to make it more complicated by making a card to put it on.  So, 18 cards later, I am finished with that project.   It was fun, I must admit.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I’m getting close . . .

are you?

100_0862I just have a few hours of shopping left to do today and some more wrapping.   Then, I can just stay home and finish up a couple of little embroidery projects.   When I saw this in print, it doesn’t look so simple, but I’ll have it all done by the weekend.   How about you?   I hope you will have time to breathe before the Big Day.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pecan Pie Muffins

I love recipes that don’t require a lot of “equipment”.   For this one, all you need is the bowl, a few measuring cups and a spoon (and, of course, the muffin tins).

Melt the butter in the bowl that you will mix everything in and then just add all of the ingredients.  If you have three mini-muffin tin pans, you can do them all at once and, from start to finish, you have 3 dozen little muffins in less than 25 minutes.


2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup of finely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients with a wooden spoon.  Pour into greased muffin tins, filling 2/3 full.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.   Makes 3 dozen mini muffins.

100_0856 100_0857 I would try to get a better picture of the baked muffins, but they are gone already!!100_0860

Monday, December 7, 2009

Back in the saddle again . . .

images[1] Well, ladies, while I have been here physically lately, I have been emotionally distracted.   I have had several weeks of mammograms and a biopsy and am thrilled to say everything was okay.  I decorated for Christmas half-heartedly because, while I knew in my heart everything would be fine, I couldn’t help but play out the other scenario in my mind.  I am faithful about my mammograms and I hope you all are too – and let’s pray that the government doesn’t get in the way of our getting them young and yearly.  Now I am decorated and ready to let the holidays begin!!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

My Sign Arrived!

Several weeks ago I won the giveaway from Paula at Castle and Cottage Signs.   She paints beautiful signs in many styles and I received a custom-made sign as her gift.   After deciding what I wanted on the sign, she sent me pictures of several versions on different boards, with different lettering styles and the final product suits me and my house perfectly.   See what you think . . .


I can’t wait until I need to send someone a special gift and I can work with her again.   (She also has a blog and an etsy shop. – check them out.)   I’ve told Paula this in our emails, but I want to say again – Thank you and I love, love, love it!!!

Still in awe . . .

It’s been 60 years since this picture was taken of me with Santa and I still love to look at him!scan0002