Saturday, November 19, 2011

Secret Santa Swap!

Mary's Questionnaire...

What are your hobbies? Cooking, Reading, Crochet.
What are your favorite colors? Yellow, Blue, Pink.
Do you collect anything? Vintage Brooches, Vintage little pitchers, Little decorative shoes.
Are you allergic to any fibers or animals? No
Do you have any pets? No
Coffee, Tea, or Chocolate? Tea
What do you like to read? Inspirational, Romances.
Do you prefer Cookies or Candies as a sweet? Cookies
What is your favorite holiday treat? Lindt Truffles
Describe your favorite holiday tradition. Holiday Shopping.
Did you believe in Santa as a child? Yes
When do you open presents? Christmas Morning.
Do you put up a tree and when? If not, how do you celebrate? Yes..around Thanksgiving.
Does your tree have a theme? Old fashioned..traditional
What has been your favorite gift to give? to receive? I Love to buy Unusual gifts for people..LOVE to shop for my Grandchildren!! I am Pleased with Every gift I receive!

Laura's Questionnaire...

What are your hobbies? Sewing, Crochet, Reading.
What are your favorite colors? Pink, Teal, Lime, Polkadots;)
Do you collect anything? Milk Glass, Tea Cups, Turtles, Cookbooks.
Are you allergic to any fibers or animals? No
Do you have any pets? Two Weenie dogs.
Coffee, Tea, or Chocolate? Coffee & Chocolate!
What do you like to read? I love All books...I have a Nook Color & Love it!!
Do you prefer Cookies or Candies as a sweet? Candies
What is your favorite holiday treat? Almond Roca, Peppermint Bark
Describe your favorite holiday tradition. Every Christmas Season We take the kids driving to look at lights & I take a thermos full of Hot Chocolate & the kids wear their PJ's.
Did you believe in Santa as a child? Still do!
When do you open presents? Christmas Morning.
Do you put up a tree and when? If not, how do you celebrate? I put up a Tree in EVERY room!
Does your tree have a theme? Each tree has a different theme...Kitchen tree w/Vintage cookie cutters & cupcakes..
What has been your favorite gift to give? to receive? I Love giving more than receiving..but, I do LOVE my Nook Color I received!!(did I already mention that??)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Provider... 2006 SUV died on me!
Yep, the engine just went KerPlunk the other day.
I was Stranded on the side of the road
& my children were Stranded at school:(
I was Stressed, Worried, & Angry...
Once again..Gods Grace & Favor were Working in my Favor!!
 I Thank God for Protecting me(from buying a junker)
& Providing me with this little Jem!

I have the TITLE in my Hot little hands!
Woot Woot!!
Would you Believe this car is 15 years old??
It sure is..but it Looks like a New one:)
I'm so Excited & Proud..
I bought my New license plate yesterday,
it was $38.00!

Saturday, October 22, 2011


I believe that God knows when we
Need a friend to come into
become Our Rainbow in the storm of life!
This past year I have been Blessed
with a
Internet Friend,
We were originally paired together
in Aunt Pitty Pats
Sewing Accessories Swap...
Unfortunately & still to my embarrasement,
I was UNable to
fulfill my swap obligations!
But, Betty being the
Sweet person that she is..
understood & let me off the hook.
I was at a very desperate time in my life
& found it so Easy to confide in Betty!!
We are very Far apart in
miles..but I feel very close to her despite
those miles that seperate us!
We have since continued Our friendship
every once in awhile..
We send each other little
packages..just because!
Its Amazing that Betty's packages
always seem to arrive perfectly scheduled
remind me that I have a
Special friend
thinking of me:)

I just talked with Betty the other day & she mentioned
that her & her husband had
taken a little trip
to the border...

That little rascal failed to mention
she had put something in the mail
for me at the border...

Today I received a Halloween package!
So, Betty is quite the quilter
Guess what I got??
Not 1 but 2
Quilted Mug Rugs
a Pretty Fall card,
& Chocolate!
Not just Any chocolate...
My New addiction(thanks to Betty)
Canadian "Smarties"
Oh my!
They are Soooo yummy..
Kinda like M & M's but yummier:)
the Chocolate isn't as bitter as  M & M's.
I hope she knows she has Created
a Monster!
Here's a pic of my
Sweet Halloween gifts
Thank you Betty,
for Always keeping me in
Your thoughts & prayers!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween Idea...

I think this is
I want to create this
for my Porch!!
Wondering..where to get some Legs???
Going to Craigslist to check....
(stolen from on photo for link;)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Yarni Gras! Zombie Doll Swap..

I joined
Zombie Doll Swap..

It sounded like So much Fun,
I just couldn't resist!

Val partnered me with Jill because
we have very similar
Halloween decorating tastes:)
We don't do the
Scary, Gorey, Evil stuff!

This is a Peek into the box I received Yesterday...

I was So Excited to see my Zombie Doll!!
to my Delight
"Undead Fred"
pops his Cute, Brainless,
Head out to say Hello

Lots of other Goodies were nicely tucked in
with Undead Fred..
Black & Orange Crocheted washcloths!
Caramels(how did Jill know Caramel apples are my Fave??!!)
Halloween Crochet Pumpkin Pattern
Recipes for Pumpkin Dip & Pumpkin Bread(can't wait to try the dip!)
3 Halloween/Polkadot!!  Note Pads
1 Candy Corn Notebook

Here is a Close up of
Undead Fred..
I think he is just Too Cute!
I Love the creativity Jill used
Creating him:)
His "Will work for Brains"
cracks me Up!
& Jill even made a little pocket
on the back of his shirt
to hold the sign.
You can't see them
very well in the photo
Undead Fred has many
Cuts & Scrapes Too..
Poor Fred :(

Thank You, Jill
for bringing
Undead Fred into my life..
My Swap package
was just perfect!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Invitation to a Spooktacular Event!

I couldn't Not join all the Fun!!

A girl & her Coach

I Love this picture!
She thinks the World of him
He thinks the World of the
Whole Team!
He Worries, Watches over them
Protects them(sometimes even from themselves)
while Pushing them
to be
Best..On & Off the field!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I found this Idea on
Pancakes & Bacon, All in One!

These are Now my Childrens New Favorite :)
Just fry bacon as usual..
Pour Pancake batter over bacon..
Cook & flip as you normally would.
Easy Peasy!!

by the way...
Is anyone else TOTALLY addicted

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Go Dawgs!

It's Football season again
although my 15 year old DD needs no Excuse
to throw a Party...she asked to have
a football party.
I guess she gets that from her Mama;)
I would have people over every weekend if possible!
I Love to Decorate & Cook for parties...trying out new Yummy recipes,
some of them become favorites & some become..don't do that again! Lol

It wasn't a Huge Party
but it was a Fun get-together
for my daughters friends.
My Mom & I
fixed teen friendly food...
Hotdogs, Spicy Buffalo Chicken dip,
Chips, Cupcakes(daughter & friend decorated)
Popcorn, and various goodies!

Of course Nobody was Allowed in
unless they had their GA shirts on:)

Alittle swimming before game time!

Good Friends..Good Times!
I hope they all realize that these years
will become some of their
most Memorable times!
Have Fun & Enjoy Life!!!

P.S.  I Love our Home being the place where everyone wants to hang out at :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fall Crochet idea!

This Fall weather makes me want to
pull out the yarn & crochet hooks!

Found these Darling slippers on
Pinterest, with a link to the
pattern :) YaY!
These would make Great Christmas gifts
too....if I get started now;)

Pattern is available at

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Looking forward to Fall!

 Fall is my Favorite time of year!
I LOVE Everything about this season...
the colors,
the scents,
the leaves,
the pumpkins,
the apples,
the corn mazes,
the decorations,
the Friday night Football games,
the comfy clothing,
the yummy snacks & food,
the Holidays!

I Love it All & wanted to share
Fall drink recipe with you:)

Pumpkin Spice Hot White Chocolate!
4 Cups whole milk
1-15oz. Can of pumpkin
1-14oz. Sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
8 oz. White chocolate chips
Whip Cream

Combine milk, pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk & pumpkin pie spice in medium saucepan.
Whisk to mix.
Simmer until Hot.
Remove from heat, pour into cups, add a few white chocolate chips & top with whip cream & a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Wow....I have really been searching my heart lately
& I Still Don't know what I want to be
I Grow up!

Yes, I am in school, working toward receiving a Health Information Technology
when I really dig down deep & dream about what it is
I want to be..
Its NOT sitting behind a desk & computer everday!
I have so many things that interest me & spark a passion
in me!
What I REALLY Dream about doing is..

Opening a Darling
I live in a quaint little Southern town, with a quaint little square..
Perfect place for my Dream shop..except, it is a
Little town-with a small population.

I see a Darling lil shop with Bright colors on the walls,
The display cases would be thrifted furniture pieces,
Painted brightly & holding LOTS of
FUN stuff...
Purses, Bags, Hairbows, Keychains, Monogram Items, Ornaments,
Aprons, Jewelry, gifts...
Kind of a Boutique within a shop;)

In the Cupcake shop, I would offer
not only Cupcakes but,
Yummy Coffees, Teas, Lemonade
& Lots of Yummy desserts!
Maybe eventually serving
Soups & Sandwiches??

Now...back to Reality:(
Unfortunately-I don't have the
to follow my Dream.
back to school I go:)

For now this is My Dream
& although I can't bring it to Fruition
right now..
I won't stop

Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to School 2011

1st Day of School!
I sure am gonna Miss these 2 :(
the Summer went by way to
There was So much I would
have Liked to do with them..
Wish I could stop time.

I return to school on the 22nd.
This semester & one more..
then I can start looking for
Real job.. WooWoo!

New Beginnings!

 Ya know, sometimes you just need a
                New Beginning!

New Home,
New Hopes & Dreams,
New Goals,
New Job,
New School Year,
New Blog ;)

So here it is, my New blog... One of many new beginnings in my

The past few years of my life have been Quite the
Roller coaster ride! & guess what..
I DON'T like Roller coasters!
I'm Praying & Believing for a smoother ride...
maybe the "Fun slide" with Gentle ups & downs..Yea, that sounds
Why Polkadots, Pineapples, & Prayers??
Well..Polkadots..Just because I Love them!
Pineapples..because I asked God recently to
show me a sign that Everything was gonna
be all right..and when
we moved into this house, I found a metal luminaire
with a cutout shape of a pineapple..under one of
the steps leading down to the dock!
Prayer..because I have said many, many, many in recent
& because through prayer, I now enjoy a closer relationship
with JC!

I know we were Never promised a smooth ride in this life,
but I sure am Ready to put all these Trials & Tribulations behind
& Start living the Blessed life, He Has promised me :)