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Thursday, December 31, 2009

HappyNew Year!

I hope everyone has a Wonderful New Yr. I wish ya'll the Best in 2010!
I look forward to another year of Friendship with ya'll, thank you for your visits here, and you coments!
Happy New Year!
Have a warm and cozy day!

Monday, December 28, 2009


We are nesting in this afternoon with our Little Shadow, enjoying a slow, laid back day.
It is sunny but very cold here.May get snow this week. I am not a winter person!
Hope everyone is having a Great wk. and staying warm!
Have a warm and cozy day!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

1/2 Off Sales

Hope everyone had a Blessed Christmas! We did! Always Great to Gather with Family and Friends!
This morning we went to some 1/2 off sales. Of Course I had to check out the Junk store first Good Will was having a 1/2 off sale and I had seen a few items I wanted to buy.The Vintage creamer/sugar for one. I had the snowflake candle holder but found the other 2 they work great together. The green cup and saucer looks like a cof. cup in the pic. but they are soup bowls.Found a set of those. I love a pretty table setting I found the solid blue set of dishes last wk. I know one set of dishes is enough for anyone .I do have a set of china but for everyday dishes I mix and match . The rooster dishes I found at Dollar Tree this a.m. I only go with 4 when I buy odd dishes the solid blue will work fine with the rooster dishes. I found several other items at the junk store and Reg. stores.SO I have started on next yrs. list. I know everyone doesn't do this but I like to finish up my Christmas list as early as possible and when the season rolls around I can relax and enjoy the Season! I have some stitchin' patterns I want to make for gifts ,I was on the hunt to pic. frames and found several .
I like to dec. the table for each season/holiday. Right now is a good time to find items for that with 1/2 sales. New items at the reg. store . Junk stores I've been buying bunnies for Easter. As the holiday rolls around they up the prices so off season is a good time to buy. I'm making homespun Kitchen towels for each holiday . I will hand stitch hearts for Valentines, Bunny for Easter. etc. I guess us crafters are always Season's ahead of the times.Lol
Hope everyone has a Warm and Cozy Wk.end.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry CHRISTmas to everyone! Thank Ya'll for your Friendship and visits through out the yr.
I Look forward to another yr. of friendship!
I hope everyone has a Wonderful Christmas ,filled with Love and Wonderful Frellow ship!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I Did It

I love these dish clothes and use them all the time now. My Dear Friend Nancy made me some.
I do not knit. I really can't crochet I can chain and I can make a Granny square that's it!
I bought Peaches and Cream cotton yard and a crochet needle ,I was determined to make a dishcloth. SO here it is . I have a ways to go as you can see in the pix. but slowly I'll get there. Practice makes perfect.:o)
Have friends coming by later .Little Shadow is still with us. She wants to spend the night again tonight.We will take her home tomorrow evening when we go to our Christmas gathering at her house.
Have a warm cozy day!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Does anyone remember these Glasses from their childhood? I sure do! I was the Lucky customer at the Junk store today I saw these glasses for $2.99 As I checked out I was the luck star for the day and they were free.The yellow bowl was $1.99 and the tree was.50 .All the junk stores are having 50%-75% off this wk. Love those wks. I found other great buys I'll show you later.
It was so much fun Junkin' with Family today and Of Course we took our "Little Shadow" with us:o) She Loves to go Junkin' too.
I would Like to send out Happy Birthday wishes to a Dear Reader Eileen!
Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday Dear Eileen!Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!! Wish you Many more.Thanks for your faithfulness to my Blog!!!!
Hope everyone has a Great day. Its Beautiful here 60s and SUNSHINE!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Handmade with Love Country Christmas

We will have our first of the Family Gathering's here today.I hope everyone is ready for Christmas. I enjoy gatherings with Family and Friends so very much! Everyone gets to slow down and enjoy each others company and catch up on the latest happenings with Loved ones.
I Love an Old Fashion simple Christmas.
I know this is a busy week for everyone ,I hope you can take some time to set reflect, rejoice, in the true meaning of Christmas!
Hope everyone has a warm cozy day and make Sweet memories with Love ones!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Handmade hearts with Love

Baby It's "COLD" outside. We had a dusting of snow over night and black ice on the roads, so we are staying in where it's warm and cozy.I made a big pot of Veggie soup,DH made a pan of cornbread, so I will play in fabric and craft the day away.
I Love hearts. I lightly cof. stained some muslin ,cut heart shapes ,hand stitched words on ,put buttons on, and a small amount of fiberfill, stitched together. These can be used for ornies or just hanging yr. around, or Pkg. toppers.
I hope ya'll have a warm and cozy day.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Country Angel

I am playing in fabric today. The snow hit all around us but nothing here, which I am glad. Its cold out but warm and cozy inside.
I lightly cof. dyed this muslin fabric ,I need to put some blush on her cheeks.You can hang as a tree dec. or hang for an everyday dec.
At this Season in life I have more time to play in crafts ,in the past I had craft booths an entered craft shows ,I had to keep busy crafting to keep up the demand,altho I enjoyed it sometimes it seemed more like work than play as it feels now.
I hope everyone has a warm and cozy wk.end! What ever your work load ,I hope you enjoy it so much it feels like play!

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Spirit of Giving

I know in this economy times are hard. I also know if we take time to look around we can find others in worse shape that we are! I read a very touching post yesterday. I would like for you to visit Kris at QUILTED SIMPLE (see side bar) read down the post to what she shared about Jessie's Friend. You will be touched and see just how BLESSED you are! I've never met Kris but reading her blog is Uplifting ,Kris is a very Loving, Caring Person!
If you are feeling down today,reach out and touch someone's life and give them HOPE! And take time to count your Blessins' often its the Little things that are the GREATEST!!!!!!!!!
Hope you have a warm and cozy day!
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'm In Stitchin'Heaven

I am in Stitching Heaven!:o) A Dear Friend Ginger came to visit today. She brought all these stitching goodies. Emb. thread,Muslin, and light green cotton fabric.The little squares are vintage fabric. any idea's on what to make with them? Also the Vintage throw I love all the different colors. Also quilting mags. and Mary Jane's mags. I've found several patterns I want to try. Thanks so much Ginger!
The weatherman is calling for bitter cold temps.and snow ,so I can keep busy stitching! Once it snows there's no getting out of here.We are stocked for the winter , sure hope we don't lose electric if we do we lose,power, cable, phones and internet.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Handmade Ornies and a handmade Doll

Please meet Miz. Freda Belle .down here in the South we tend to name I love doll making .The sky is the limit with doll making. I collect a number of items to dress the dolls. I hunt yard sales, junk,antique shops for supplies. Old broken junk jewelry some not broken,lace,ribbon,little silk flowers, buttons table scarfs,,felt, fabric,anything fun to recycle into doll clothes.

I also Love making hearts ! I use them yr.around .When I use them for ornies I hang with fishing line. I like to set them around ,use as bowl fillers,hang them.
I like all shapes and sizes of hearts.
When I craft I feel as tho' I play the day away. I think when we do what we Love it is more like play then work. If I'm not in a crafting mood, I might as well forget trying to make anything.
I use to think it odd until I started entering craft shows and got to know crafters, I can NOT read directions, I can look at a pic. and make something. It happens more often that I would ever thought .
I hope everyone has a warm and cozy day!

Grubby Ornies

I've been playing in cotton quilt batting scraps. I made these grubby ornies yesterday.I cut the heart shapes stitch up with blanket stitch with 6 strands of emb.thread,I spray them with strong cof. stain , dry in the oven on the lowest heat, (have to keep areal close eye on them in the oven)you could air dry.I have several tins of buttons ,I hand sew buttons on , I cut strips of grocery bags and wrote sayings and glue to some of the hearts. Joy,Peace etc. Some I emb. snowflakes on.
I love hearts and use them in decorating yr. around some I hang , some I use as bowl fillers. These can be used on the Christmas tree or a valentine tree or just for decorating.
Hope everyone has a warm cozy day filled with Love.

Monday, December 14, 2009

O Christmas Tree

Yesterday we went to Our Little Shadow's Home and made pics. of her by the tree.She Loved it.
She is getting excitied about Christmas and enjoying all the Christmas parties and different events.
This yr. will be a fun Christmas with her .
Hope everyone has a warm cozy day!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Handmade Stockings by a Wonderful Artist

A Dear friend of mine Susan P. from Canada made these Beautiful Stockings. I Love the Santa.
Susan does lots of Penny rug items. She shops Thrift shops for alot of her supplies.:o) I Love the recycle idea.:o)
I Love snowmen!It's lots of fun to craft snowmen and bring them to life.:o)

I think this stocking is so cute Love the button snowmen, also the house,tree,and star.
Susan has made and shared some Beautiful crafts with me through the years.
Thanks again for all the Lovely crafts you've shared with me Susan.
Happy Crafting!
Hope everyone has a warm and cozy Week!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's Time to..........

Rise and Shine. The past few days has been so cold,all I wanted to do was nest in. To keep busy I've been stitching. Kids coloring pages are a great way of getting simple patterns. I found the rooster and printed off, I taped it to the storm door,traced the pattern onto my fabric and started stitch. You can use a light box or tracing paper but I go this route. Easy and simple to do.
I have several patterns to iron on I want to stitch after the holidays .
Hope everyone has a warm and cozy weekend.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Just Stitchin'

Yesterday Niki over at Pumpkin Country (see side bar) had a link to a free pattern. I checked it out ,it was for a pillow ,I make a tea towel . Thanks Niki!!!!!
It is cold out .We were 17 degree's this a.m. It is a great day to stitch the day away and be inside out of the cold Sipping a hot cup a.......
Our "Little Shadow" spent the night with us.She and DH are watching a Christmas Movie.
It's back to stitchin' for me ,I have a Rooster pattern I want to stitch on a tea towel.
I hope ya'll have a warm and cozy day .

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Nesting In

It is cold out! And suppose to get colder 17 degrees infact, so I am Nesting in today.
I am caught up on everything for the moment, so it will be a Simple Laid back Nest day for me.
No care taking for today or tomorrow so I will enjoy 2 free days.
Hope you have a warm cozy day!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

SimpleOld Fashion Handmade Christmas With Love

I Love a Simple Old Fashion Handmade With Love Christmas! No matter how well the economy is ,I still want an Old Fashion Christmas. I love to cook and I love to share. I try to make up items this time of the yr. and have for our Family and Friends each time they visit. I miss My Dear Friend "TREASURE" so much this time of the yr. she would could by and we'd have a tea party , she was Great to come visit when my Mom was so sick and we couldn't go anywhere. She Loved going through all the Goodies I had made and picking out something to take home with her. She was a Loving True Friend. She passed 3 yrs. ago .Her real name was "Treasure" he Dad named her. :o)

You can buy gifts and they are nice I'm not knocking that. To me there's just Something Special about Handmade with Love. I Love making Gift baskets with a theme. You can dress each item up or go simple such as this bread and tea mix. I save jars through out the yr. and fill with hot choc. mix, or Friendship Tea or any mix drink. I buy foil pans through out the year just for Christmas projects, plastic wrap etc. I have a good supply on hand and as the Season gets closer buy last min. items. After Christmas sales is a good time to buy ribbon or Christmas fabric to dress up your gift. You can Google for recipes for gifts in a jar, candy,cookie, etc. recipes.Or use your favorite recipe.

At this Season of our lives most of our Family and Friends are decluttering and downsizing . And enjoying a more Simple life. What are some gifts you make and give?

I have a Dear Friend Bob Ellen who had surgery please remember her in your prayers.Thanks!

I hope everyone has a warm and cozy day as well as Christmas.


Treasure's And Blessins'

A Dear Friend Nancy made this Beautiful Table runner for me as a Christmas Gift this year.I Love it ,Nancy does BEAUTIFUL work!!!!!!!!! Thanks again Nancy!

Another Treasure to me is this Vintage tablecloth,place mats from a Dear Friend Miss Lillie,and oil lamp from one of my dear Nephew's who is Miss Lillie's Grandson.
I am so BLESSED to have so many Treasures from Family and Friends!
As you know I Love the Simple side of life , I think our Home should reflect Us ,I tend to decorate to reflect our personalities not for the latest trend. I don't want to keep up with anyone,I want to make our House a Home, a Safe Loving place to return daily.Warm and cozy!
I am Blessed to have a Loving Christian Home, I know my Guys Loves me they shower me with Love daily.I have no problem with others wanting Material Things. That's just not me .DH was raised in a Home where you seek Bigger and Better and it took him awhile to Understand my ways of enjoying the Simple side of life. He couldn't understand when some new thing came out on the Market why I didn't want to be the first on the st. to want to buy it.I kept explaining to him THINGS can not hug me and tell me Every things going to be all right in the hard painful times of life. Now he Understands and enjoys living the Simple side of life.
I know its a tough economy these days ,and it makes me even more Thankful I Love the Simple side. We are so BLESSED in this Season of life we have a Home with no payments,we have a nice warm bed to sleep in ,clothes to wear,we have plenty of food to eat and share.All our needs met.Most important we have God and each other and Friends! Life is Good!
Hope you have a warm and cozy day, take time to count your Blessins' !

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Did I say...........

YELLOW...Lol We still have touch up painting to finish ,and more work to do before we put everything back together. Somedays I wonder will we ever be finished, but I know its part of remodeling, repairs etc.

We started these projects last summer.We remodeled the l.r. both baths ,and now the kitchen.

We do one room at a time until finished. After the kitchen is complete we need to start with the d.r. and painting bedrooms. Any other time we would of been finished long ago ,but with caretaking you have to pick and chose the days we can work on it.

The caketaker was my GrandMother's then my Mom's ,now mine.Theres been lots and lots of Homemade cakes shared from it.The cake server was theirs also.I Love Family Treasures!

One thing for sure we have a BRIGHT and CHEERY Kitchen.:o)

I wish you a Warm and cozy day with your Loved ones today!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Simple Christmas

I Love this time of year.And I Love a Simple Old Fashion Christmas.We try hard to focus on the True Meaning of Christmas. This time of year I turn the Hoosier Cabinet into a tea/Hot Choc. Bar.With remodeling and caretaking I am trying to go as simple as possible.We enjoy sharing a cup a....... just the 2 of us or with Family and Friends. I fill jars with hot choc.mix some I leave plain ,
Some I crush mints and put into the mixture ,some I put Marshmallows in ,I keep jars of flavored cof. creamer to mix into the hot choc. per cup. I make Friendship tea also known as Russian Tea. I keep different Boxes of flavored tea ,I make different flavors of tea mix.
The Blue Tea towel was a gift from a VERY SPECIAL FRIEND AMANDA,whom I Love and Miss Very Much! The Homespun towels draped across the doors I made.
Other than clear light I haven't dec. the garland yet. I have a few idea how I want to dec. it.
On a cold Night such as tonight ,a hot cupa.......sure warms us up.
Every Sun. we go to take my Mother-n-law to S.S. and church ,we want go in the morning the snow is gone the streets are wet and 20s tonight ,don't want to chance black ice as we have to go the next town over.I have dinner cooked ( lunch) for tomorrow ,after it warms up to where we can get out we will take lunch and stay with her until a Grandson comes to stay. As of now I want be able to post on Suns. but hope to be able to keep up most other days.
What do you enjoy and do Special to make Christmas special for you and your Family. I would Love to hear what you do.
I hope everyone has a Blessed Sunday and Christmas!

Snow In Private Paradise

We awoke to snow.It's still snowing. I don't rememeber a snow this early in the season in yrs.
It is nice to look out and see the snow falling. And be inside nice and Warm!!!!!
DS had to work ,when he left we only had a dusting. He works in a grocery store ,all you Friends in the South knows what his day will be like.LOL Wonder if their out of Bread and Milk yet?Lol
I made Hot Tamales not long ago I think this would be a good day to pull a bag out of the freezer and make a pot of chili.
This pic. is for Peggy over at Peggy's Mtn. Blessings. Hope you have snow my Friend!
Hope everyone has a Great wk.end! Stay warm and stay safe!

Friday, December 4, 2009

On Top Of Old Smoky

It's going to snow tonight! We are so blessed to have The Great Smoky Mtns. in our back door.
The Smokies are Beautiful anytime of the year. I Love to see snow on top of the mtns.
Its a little early for us to get snow, Yrs. ago we use to get big snows but now days a dusting to a couple ins. is about all we get. In the mtns. its a different story!
The temps are falling fast! It seems more like the Christmas Season with cold temps and snow.
When it snows there is no getting out of here.We are stocked for the winter, and very thankful for that.
I missed not posting. Its great to be back and able to visit all my Special Friends!
While I was away I was busy caretaking, canning, freezing food,gardening, crafting as time allowed. We had a BLESSED summer. Since DH is approaching Retirement Yrs. we are trying to get some remodeling as well as repairs behind us. Not sure what I was thinking to start back this time of the yr. LOL Right now we are painting the kitchen. I must of gotten a big sniff of paint when I picked it out LOL I love yellow once we got it on the walls it is "YELLOW"I've always heard yellow is cheery , so we should NOT have an down moments I do like bright colors but didn't realize I picked such a bright yellow.
I hope everyone has a Great week end!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tea Time

Hope Everyone is having a Blessed Christmas Season!
Want you have a cup a......with me? It has been so long since I've been able to blog ,I have missed it.Thanks for all your comments,emails,and calls!
At the moment the only care taking we're having to do is for my Mother-N-law. Of course she will only get worse ,never better.
Life is slowly getting back to the Simple side for us!:o)
So much has gone on in the last 6 months. I am so Happy things are slowing down and we can enjoy the Good life.
Our days are busy but we're able to stop and have a cup of tea and enjoy the moment.
Hope everyone has a great wk.

Pic. All Posters

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Thank you so much for your Love, Prayers, support, calls and emails!
My cousin is doing much better.
My Mother-n-law will never get better ,only worse.:o(
Now, my Brother is in the hospital.
I haven't been able to spend alot of time with "Little Shadow" seems there's never enough hrs. in the day. Gardening, chores, caretaking the list goes on. I will be taking a Blogging break uptil I can get back to posting daily or every few days! I will visit as I can!
Thanks for your understanding,Prayers and Love.Ya'll are the greatest!:o)
Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I Am............

I am still here.I'm having to help with a cousin just home from the hospital. And My Mother-n-law is sick having to help out with her.
Hope everyone is having a great wk.
I'll be back as soon as I can.
Have a Great day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


We are enjoying Family Time. My cousin will be here until Sat.
Every night we rock on the porch. We're having cook outs, picnics ,talking for hours, just making sweet Memories. Little Shadow has been spending some nights but here daily.:o)
As soon as I can I'll visit. Hope everyone is having a great wk.
This Family time has done wonders for us!:o)
HAve a great day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Try Trying !!!!

I like to fill my life with positive people.I know we all know someone who's neg. Not matter what they are always complaining! Some we can walk away from , some are Family member's and we can't walk away .
I am trying hard to see the pos. in everything!A dear Little Friend Hannah(4yrs.old) told me one day very excited,"Today is a New day,A new start for Everyone" I thought" Wow, I wish everyone could think that way!"
I am working very hard on when a neg. thought comes to mind chase it off quickly with a pos. thought, I am "Trying to Try "daily not to complain, worry, enjoy each day to the fullest.
What do you do to stay focused on Pos. things in Life?
Hope ya'll have a great day!

Monday, May 4, 2009

No Matter What............

Thanks again for your prayers , as always we always need prayers. Nothing has changed here.
We know we can never give up, we must keep pressing forward. Somehow ,someway God will allow things to work out. We try our best to live one day at a time, just as God gives them to us!
Peggy over at Hidden Haven Homestead has a wonderful post on "Time" makes you stop and think. Go over and visit her and read it.(See Blog roll)
We've had rain and more rain the past few days .More to come. So wet we can't do much outdoors, so trying to do extras inside. Next wk. at cousin from Oxford ,Oh. will be in town. They will come over one night for a pot luck gathering. Everyone looks forward to seeing her.
Hope everyone has a great wk.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Hi Friends,
Thank You so much for your Prayers, Love,Support, and encouraging words! It's a Wonderful feeling to know you have Bloggyland Friends who will pray when you need it.Thanks!

We are holding onto our Faith.We know God will see us through ! We are human and it if frightening to think of no income.

Thanks again for being there for me when I need a friend!
HAve a great wk.end!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Prayer Request

I have a prayer request . Dh had to call the unemployeement office today, to be told he can only draw a few more weeks. Please agree with us in prayer that a job will come through soon. He has resumes' send everywhere for the past yr. we believe in Miracles and with this economy seems it takes a miracle to find a job. I know ya'll have prayed with us before and I appreciate your prayers!
Thank You!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Cantilever barn

Has anyone ever seen one of these barns? I've been told East Tennessee is the only place you find them. It's not a real clear pic. they are common in this area. If you have ever been to Cades Cove in the Smokies you've seen one,or more.
This has been a very busy morning.I thought I had washed most of summer's clothes.WRONG!lol I have the line full and 2 more loads to go . A few chores left to do.
We're suppose to be 85 this afternoon . Tomorrow hot also ,then back to the 70s :o) I will do everything that needs to be done inside today and take a fun free day when it cools down some.
In a few weeks we are going to do some remodeling ,so trying to do some more decluttering altho I have to say I did declutter a couple yrs. ago and I have not brought much into the home to clutter up,It will mostly be more Family Treasure's I'll pass on to other Family members. I want things as simple and clutter free as possible .I don't want to spend all my time dusting, washing items,I want to make cleaning a breeze. :o)
Hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Count your Blessins',

From my neck of the woods to yours ,I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
Slow down and count your Blessins' ,name them one by one! Don't forget to count the small ones.Often they are the Best!
Please keep Sandi at Holding Patterns, Miss Rhea, and Nancy at Nancy's Nonsense in your prayers. (See Blog roll )
Have a great day!
Picture:May Apples

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Great Season of our Lives

The 11th of next month we will celebrate our 32nd anniversary, we have always tried to put God first in our marriage.For the past several yrs. DH worked from home , the past yr. he has been laid off ,we have been together 7x24 for several yrs. now. I know this is NOT for everyone, but we Love it!
It has worked well for us. We do everything together , which brings me to the pic. here, I started the laundry ,I was busy doing something else when the washer stopped DH took the laundry out took it out and hung on the line to dry.
When we first married DH didn't know how to do most chores, or cook much.He has come a long way! :o) When we 1st married ,I worked outside the home ,on my off day I would do deep cleaning and in between he would help me keep things picked up and organized.Thru the yrs. he has learned to do chores and cook.These days he doesn't wait for me to ask him to help if he sees something that needs to be done he does it.
When we kept Foster Children ,he helped with them no matter what the need was. When Our Birth Son was born he helped with him feeding, bathing, changing diapers no matter the need he helped.
Now that we're in our Sunset yrs. it is a wonderful Season of our lives. We work together to do the chores and have free time to enjoy our free time together to do thing we enjoy doing.
Every night before going to bed DH makes the cof. so it will be ready when we wake up, hes done this so long, if I make a pot of cof. I have to ask him how to do it. lol
Each morning he gets up and brings us cof. in bed.We drink our cof. talk , and enjoy waking up and enjoying each others co. and not having to worry about rushing our the door etc.
We get up at the same time , when we get out of bed we make the bed together. If theres chores to be done, we do them together. If not we do what we want to enjoy the day together.
No matter how busy our day maybe we make time for each other.
We Never Volunteer the other one to do something! We Love and respect each other.
We enjoy pretty the same things, hes a race car fan I am not , so when its on t.v. he watches and I do something I enjoy. We enjoy Nature , we Love going to Cades Cove in the Smokies, we enjoy picnics, and have several favorite spots we picnic, We enjoy renting a cabin in the Smokies and going for a little get away.Theres so much more we enjoy doing , but I want bore you to tears!lol
What Season of live are You in? What do Ya'll enjoy doing as a team?
Hope ya'll have a wonderful week end filled with those you Love.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Make Everyday Earth Day!

We celebrated Earth Day this wk.,we try hard to make everyday earth day. We do all we can right now to be Earth Friendly, in the next several months we are going to make our home as Earth Friendly as possible.With repairs, remodeling, etc.
If you'd like to join in the fun you can start Simple and a few steps at a time.
Line dry you clothes, change your light bulbs, use cloth bags at the grocery etc., unplug cell phone chargers, unplug items your not using, cook more from scratch so you don't have extra pkg. to throw in the trash, start a garden ,container garden works great if you don't have alot pf space,buy as much 2nd hand as possible,make your own cleaning supplies and laundry det. theres some great sites to Google, reuse paper you can cut it into note paper, recycle news papers, mags. we Live in the county which means we have to take our trash to dumpsters even there they have recyclable trash bins, Learn to mend your clothes, darn, I could go on and on ! Just start small a few steps at a time,so you don't overwhelm yourself and give up.
Before you know it Earth Friendly Ways will become a way of life and you want give it a second thought.
I hope everyone has a Great day!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tea Time

It's a Beautiful sunny day here, with more to come before rain sets in next wk.
I have all the chores finished .All I need to do today is cook,and I have the crockpot working for me:o)
Today will be a simple day to relax and sip a cup a.........
Want you join me for a cup a......... and a relaxing day? :o)
Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day !What are somethings you are doing to make a difference?
You don't have to do it all at once just a few steps at a time will make a difference.We all must do our part.
Using cloth bags , less water, less electric, walk more drive less, reuse,reduce, recycle.make do with what you have. Learn to darn. Shop thrift shops and yard sales ,2nd hand furniture stores whenever possible. these are only a very few things.Hang laundry to dry when possible, make your own cleaning supplies recycle bottles, cans, paper etc. .Theres many more things we can all do.
What are something you do to make a difference? I would love to hear about it!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Changing of the Season's

Never fails!Lol Last wk. I started changing out winter clothes for summer ,and washing them. We had warm nice temps day and night! It happened , the temps turned cold again.
Today I am washing summer clothes tonight we're suppose to be in the 30s and by Fri. 80.
Its a sunny day but it is windy.A great day to line dry clothes fast.
Hope everyone has a great day!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wilted lettuce and onions

Wilted lettuce and onions
2 bunches of leaf lettuce (or 1 head of lettuce) shredded1/2 c chopped green onions white and gr. part (or 1 large onion chopped)
1/4 c. vinegar
Mix together
cook 4 slices of bacon chop add to mix
pour hot bacon great over mixture
and serve
I like to use a head of ice burg lettuce ,to me leaf lettuce taste bitter. But I do like it both ways.
Around here the country folks calls it "Kilt Lettuce and Onions"
We like this with pinto beans, and cornbread.
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
It has rained all day here,more to come.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Poke Salad

Look what I discovered.Poke is coming up. Want be too much longer until we can have a mess of poke salad. I don't like to smell it cooking lol When you cook it ,forsure its a day to open the windows. After its boiled and done, I fry it up in bacon grease and scramble eggs in it. So yummy with a hunk of cornbread and onion.
A town about an hrs. drive from here has a Polk Salad Fest. around here we look for any reason to celebrate and have
Hope everyone has a great wk.end!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Six Generations

Six Generations living on the Homestead (that includes Little Shadow,she's here as much as her home),and it all began here. A one room cabin. Until the late 1950's there was a kitchen built separate from the cabin. They did this in case of a fire. My Grandparents then built another home 2 houses up ,later that property was sold and then house torn down. I remember it, 2 bedrooms,l.r. and a kitchen. Not sure why but the second bedroom you had to go out on the front porch to go into it. There was no door inside to get into it.
Then my Dad built the home I grew up in, and Our home .Funny how things turn out,at one time my Family owned all the property on our street, and 1/2 of the next st. And how Dh and I ended up owning what is most Important to me , we own the property where it all begin ,in the one room cabin and my Parents home and ours. My Family has always lived Green before we knew what green living was. The Simple Side of life has always been a way of life for me,DH thats another At first he wasn't so sure he'd enjoying living here, today we were talking and we both agreed ed Life doesn't get any better than this! Sure we have life's trails and troubles but we have so much freedom to do as we wish.
Its a joy to do as the Generations before me did teach the younger Generations our Simple ways .We Love when Our Little Shadow is here and teaching her about Nature, gardening, all the Simple side of life ways. This yr. she was old enough to help me pick "WILD FOOD" wild greens, violets, dandelion blooms to cook and can. I think she loved it as much as I did:o)
She Loves to help me cook from scratch, she even enjoys cleaning ! Hmmmm....Wonder how long that will last?lol
I love this time of yr. rebirth of everything ,I often think I was born 100 yrs. to late. I reflect back over Sweet memories of Family and wonder what they would think of how we are carrying on their ways.
I hope you have a lot of Happy,Sweet memories to reflect back on.:o)
Hope ya'll have a great wk.end!

Dogwood Fest

Our Dogwood Fest is in full swing. All sorts of things to do downtown, Dogwood trails in each section of town you can drive certain neighborhoods and looks at yards .Its a Beautiful time of the yr.

THis pink Dogwood is just started to bloom out. The Dogwoods grows under larger trees ,its really pretty to look out and see all the white blooms.
Hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dad's Garlic

Here is garlic my Dad planted yrs. ago. A Friend gave it to him . You pull it up and it reseeds itself under ground some how. I Love garlic and use it about everyday. This is one small patch ,we have a bigger patch. I like to use the gr. tops also. All my Herbs are coming up nicely.:o) I use lots of herbs.
Hope everyone is having a great wk.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mama's Flower's

Here's a few clumps of Hosta's ,the last flower my Mom bought and planted . I have shared them with the other kids, and with the Grandkids. I need to divide these up .
this time of yr. I really miss my parents ,we gardened together , we did alot of things together. It's always a nice treat to see plants come up that they planted.
Hope everyone has a great wk.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

I Hope everyone is having a great Easter! He Is Risen !!Hope everyone had a great Sunrise service. To me theres just something very special about a sunerise service.

We will have a small Family Gathering here for dinner(Lunch) I cooked all afternoon yesterday and again today. I am from a large Family , almost everyone has passed away now, I am so THANKFUL for the few of us thats left. This a.m. I reflected back over the Sweet Memories I have of Family.:o) Dh Family never gets together for holidays, no hard feelings etc. thats just his Family, it seems more a burden to gather, nobody wants to cook etc. I respect their beliefs,altho I don't understand the beliefs. Family Gatherings are so important to me! I can't imagine a Holiday or any day without Family.I Love to cook and there's a favorite dish for every Family member who gathers with us. We always invite friends who's parents has passed and have nobody to gather with. My Brother also knows anyone is Welcome here ,and he can bring anyone who has no Family to gather with.,and I really never know who all will come for our meal ,theres always more than enough food. Always left overs so everyone can take some with them.

I hope you and yours has a wonderful Easter and make tons of Happy Memories!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Good Fri. and Dandelion Jelly

Yesterday "Little Shadow" and I picked Dandelion blooms , washed and poured 2 c. boiling water over them,and let them set overnight.

This a.m. we strained the blooms,added 1/4c. lemon juice, and 4 c. sugar.

Then we boiled it to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred, added 3 oz. liquid Certo and boiled for 2 more mins.We put it in jars and sealed.

I like the amber color setting on the windowsill. Now for it to jell and have a tea party .:o) "L.S." went home last night, then called this a.m. to come back. I think she should just move in.Lol

I hope everyone has a Great Good Fri. and A Blessed Easter!