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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

I hope everyone has a Great New Yr.
Thank you for your Friendship , comments, and visits.
I look forward to another Great year with ya'll!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Hello Kitty

Living in the country seems everyone who doesn't want their pets , think we want them all.
Use to be dogs set out , now cats. I can NOT imagine setting out the Family pet!!!!!!
We feed them and have 2 cat houses for them to sleep in, and we have cat therapy daily (pet them to get them use to people) so they want be so wild.
This group is great mousers.Altho I could do without them bringing them and laying on the porch for us to reward them .
Hope you have a Great wk. and Love your Furry Babies!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Looking Out My Back Door

We're getting more snow . A good day to nest in and enjoy Family !

Have a great Day!


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

From my Home to yours Merry Christmas.I wish you Love,Peace, Joy ,hope you have a day filled with those you Love!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thanks Mrs. Santa Linda

Late this afternoon when the mail man arrived ,he brought Little Shadow a pkg. from Mrs. Linda(Somewhere In Time) .Little Shadow was thrilled, it had one of her Favorites Hello Kitty items inside.

It didnt take long for her to get busy and started coloring. Thank You Mrs. Linda so very much.
Blessins',Little Shadow

Monday, December 20, 2010

From Santa and Little Shadow

MERRY CHRISTmas!!! Hope You have a Wonderful Christmas, surrounded by Family and Friends!
HO HO HO Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!
Blessins' Little Shadow and Santa

Thursday, December 16, 2010

In Loving Memory

Jason Scott Hatfield 12-25-1975- 2-14-2010
My heart breaks for Little Shadow .Her first Christmas without her Dad. She doesn't understand why her Daddy had to leave her.
Each Christmas eve my Family gathers at my Sisters for our Christmas eve supper. I dread it for her. I offered to have it here, and our Bro. offered to have it at his house, but she insist on having it at her house. It will be a double day for her, not only is it Christmas but it would of been Jason's Birthday.She was here last night , she broke down and she said thoe closer Christmas gets the harder it gets for her. He was her only child.
Little Shadow called not long ago they we baking cookies ,she was so excitied and singing Christmas songs. I'm just thankful Little Shadow is able to be excitied about Christmas.
We had an ice storm come through last night, it thawed today and will refreeze tonight . It was 44 today and 50s tomorrow I Welcome that!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Snow and cold

We have snow and more headed our way. Its been bitter cold.
Little Shadow has been here. Santa brought her Christmas gifts here Sun. he does this yrly. about 2 wks. before Christmas , then brings gifts to her home Christams eve. She spent the last 2 nights here, we had fun playing .
Hope ya'll have a great week! Stay warm !

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Its headed our way! 50s today, the bottom fall out tonight ans snow. 20 d teen N. BRRRR
Of course we had to rush out for bread and milk. lol
Have a Great week end!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Remembering My Family

I remember my Family daily, seems this time of year I miss them so much more.
I am so Thankful for the Sweet Memories.
I remember when this pic. was made yrs. ago at a park, it was cold and windy.
There was all 6 of us , now only 3 of us left.
Hope you have all your Family to cherish and enjoy making sweet memories with .
Pic. L-R back row Ed, Larry ,Lib
Front row Sharon, Mom and Dad

Friday, December 3, 2010

Santa Came

Santa came to visit. He brought this Beautiful Christmas runner. A Dear Friend Nancy made it for me. She also made the other table runner and place mats. Thanks Nancy!!!!!!!!!
We are enjoying the Peaceful,Simple side of Christmas.
Hope Your season is going great also!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Simple days.............

I hope everyone is enjoying a Simple Christmas season , filled with Faith, Family and Friends!!
We have been enjoying the simple side of Christmas Season.
We were hoping to get uptown to enjoy all the new Christmas Fest. they have going on. Our temps are Brrrr cold so may just nest in and enjoy the warmth and Friendship here.
Have a Great Day and Season!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thank You

Thank you so much for your prayers!
Things are working out:o)
Have a great day!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Urgent Prayer request

Hope everyone is having a Great day!

I have a very Urgent Prayer Request.
Thank You!
I will be back as soon as possible.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Old Fashion Apple Stack Cake

An old fashion apple stack cakes has to be part of our holidays, only because it has always been .
The cake disc is a cookie when they cool you put dried apples cooked smooth with sugar, cloves and cin. between the layers it softens the layers up. Its best when made ahead of time.
My Mother-N-Law made the best I have ever eaten , she is with us I ask if she wanted to join Little Shadow and I making this, she showed no interest. :o( Wicked Illness!!!!!
If anyone would like the recipe let me know in a comment.
Little Shadow had fun helping . She had to leave but will be back tomorrow to help me cook.
DH and Little Shadow took the turkey out of the freezer also a ham .
Our 1st Holidays without Little Shadows Dad. I always made him a green pea salad and pecan pie for the holidays (in between also) the wk. he passed away I made him a gr. pea salad. I want be making them this year. It will be so hard for my Sis. &Bro.-n-law he was their only child.
Little Shadow wants me to buy a balloon for her to release to her Dad. We do this from time to time she Loves sending messages to her Dad in Heaven. My sister told her when she finds a penny its Pennies from heaven from her Dad. Almost every time we go out she finds pennies. She was writing her list for Santa to bring to my house for her, Broke my heart she wanted a box of Pennies from her Dad in Heaven. Her wish will be Granted!
With the Sadness of losing a Loved one we must work hard to make Little Shadows Holidays Happy and Bright!
Happy Thanksgiving !

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving week. Hope your wk. is filled with Family and Friends and you can make sweet memories!
Little Shadow is going to spend Wed. and Thurs. with me and help me cook for Thursday evening. So I know I will have a fun and Blessed wk.
Have a Great Week!

Friday, November 19, 2010


I Love Simple things! I collect red/white handle items for the kitchen .Last yr. I found Little shadow this set of pots/pans etc. I thought it would make a good Kitchen tree, I does look better in person for some reason the colored lights didnt show in the pic.
This yr. Im going with smaller trees alot are dec. when I bought them . Makes dec. so much easier.
Hope everyoine has a great wk.end!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fun Busy

What a Fun Busy week .:o) It is so quite without our Callie! So it has been good to be so busy!
A cousin came home on a spur of the moment, she knew she couldn't make it for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year. We had to celebrate ,so got busy putting up trees and decs. We had our Holiday meal with my side of the Family cousins. Had a great time.
The pic is Little Shadows little tree , I found some sun catcher (Christmas) at Dollar Tree, she painted and we hung for decs. Thought it would be fun to give her when shes older.
I know its early for alot of folks to dec. so I will wait and show you the other trees.
Sat. we had Thanksgiving at DH Mom's .
Our Dear Friend will be here this coming week ,can't wait been about 5 yrs. since we've been able to visit other than phone calls or emails.
Hope you have a Great week!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

In Loving Memory

As of 8:18 a.m. today our Beloved Callie Boxer Girl ,went to Doggie Heaven. She will be Missed!!
She was almost 10 yrs. old.

Also 4 yrs. ago today one of my Best Friends Treasure Kay Passed away. Yes, her name was Treasure,her Dad named her said she was his Treasure. I miss her in so many ways . We gardened, had tea parties. She was so wonderful to my Mom durning her illness, she came to see her wkly. shes fix her hair or do her nails. She was so Loving and kind to everyone.
Thanks for the Loving Happy Memories Girls.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Me and My Shadow

My Little Shadow and I have been busy getting ready for Thanksgiving. We have all our grocery shopping finish and put away except last min. items.
We are cleaning house , all those favorite things to do washing walls, windows etc. lol
We are having fun and looking forward to our Special Guests!
HAve a Great wk.end. We may get flurries here.Smokies(mtn.) suppose to get 3-7 ins. I guess its that time of the yr.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Last night in pix

Even the Furry Kids dressed up.
Look who showed up SANTA , he said with the bad economy he had to take a 2nd job

Little Shadow getting treat from a Special Guy

Little Shadow's playmate and Family
Have a great day! Blessins',Lib

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween !!!!!!Hope ya'll have a great day!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mother Nature

We've had storms all around us, we we're Blessed no damage! We had 2 trees than was leaning toward our house. I was a nervous wreck! So Dh call a tree service. They came out today and cut them. We try to stay on top of cutting trees as needed ,these were just too big for us.
So Thankful its behind us now.
we had alot of wind blowing and quite a bit of rain , otherwise o.k.
I hope none of ya'll were hit by the storms!
Have a great day!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Nature Walk

We had T-storms all night ,and lots of rain.After it stopped Little Shadow and I went for a Nature walk.
The leaves are really starting to turn now.

Hope you can find time today to enjoy Nature.
Have a Great day!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Enjoying Autumn's Beauty and cooler temps! Hope you are too!
Have a great day!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Great GrandPa

My Great Grandpa made this pie safe . Thru the yrs. the drawers and doors were removed (unknown reason to me) I painted it red to match my other free standing cabinets. I keep Vintage items from Family in it. I keep wresting with the idea should I have drawers and doors made for it? Would it take away from his handy work ? Should I leave it as is? I've used it for different storage thru the yrs. the last ,I stored Family quilts in it.
For now I will enjoy it as is. I'm sure before its all said and done I'll know should I have it redone or leave as is. I cherish Family Treasure's but this is the only one I can't quite decide which way to go. 6 Generations here, I try to keep things as close as I can to the ways of the ones before me.
Hope ya'll have a Great day and wk.end!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Are You Ready?

Ready or Not , the Holidays will be here SOON!Are you ready for your Thanksgiving Meal? I have everything except the turkey and last min. items. This yr. will be Bitter Sweet. Our first yr. with out Little Shadows Dad. The Sweet part a Dear Friend(B.E.) will be up from Fl. to share Thanksgiving with us , and other friends we dont see wkly. I Love cooking for Thanksgiving.The yr. Mom passed , my Brother thought it would be good for us to go out and eat, no cooking , no dishes to wash etc. I told them from now on I'll do all the cooking lol if I have to , it just didnt seem like Tgiving. I did appreciate his concern though.Mom and I cooked for 2 days for Holidays .

Are you ready for Christmas? I buy or make things yr. around for gift giving, so I am finished.
We always have Tgiving here ,and Christmas eve supper at my sister's, she is Little Shadow's Dad's Mom, so we may have Christmas eve here also.She isnt sure yet what she want's to do.
My house hold always has a big country Breakfast on Christmas Morning .When My parents lived here we started the breakfast. The Dr. told My Dad not to eat Country Ham, we figured he'd be safe once a yr. on Christmas It was a hit ,and after they passed everyone wanted to keep it going. We have Country ham, sausage, bacon, bis. ,gravy,eggs,fruit,honey, homemade jellies and jams,cof,milk, juice. My Dad loved sliced toms. on bis. so does my Bro. and DH so we keep that going also.
What are something you do to make Holidays Special for your Loved ones, I Love making Happy Memories!!!!!!
Have a Great day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waste Not want not

Have the last of toms. cooking to can . Added garlic, bell peppers, celery ,and onions. Alot of folks I suppose wouldn't take time to cook this last sm. pot , but I tend to think waste not want not. With all the other canned toms. I made I'll have a good sulppy for the winter.
I hope to can pears, and apples also make pear and apple butter before I call it quits for the season.
Want to make Hot Tamales for the freezer. I like to make about 10-15 doz. Now days I have to take 2-3 days to make that many ,since I make them alone. I sure miss my Sweet Mom in so many ways!!!!!!!!!!
Hope everyone is having a Great week! we are Loving these fall temps:o)
Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Counting My Blessings

Today I am counting my BLESSINGS ,Naming them one by one!
Remember to count yours and have a Great day!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Man VS Food

Did anyone see Man Vs Food on the Travel Chanel?
He went to Ye Old Steak House
Dixion BBQ
And Sweet P's BBQ
He won 1st ever at Sweet P's .
I dont think a Tee shirt would be enough for me to try to eat 5lbs. of any
Have a Great day!

Sweet P's BBQ

Sweet P's BBQ

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Autum In The Smokies

We are Blessed to have the Smokies(mtn's.) in our back yard. I Love Autumns Beauty.
The cool down after summer's heat! The smells , colors, baking everything Autumn.
Hope y'all are enjoying a wonderful autumn !
Have a great wk.end!
Autumn Blessins',Lib

Friday, October 15, 2010

Vintage bedroom

The past three weeks has been Super Busy!!!!!!! We are having to bring DH Mom here more often, so we had to scramble to turn our 3rd bedroom from a Home Office to a bedroom. I went with a Vintage theme. We painted the walls maroon .You can't see the vintage dress clear.It's been in my Family for yrs.
Does anyone remember the white Potty? No, its not used ,just for looks. lolI have several of these vintage tables from Family members. I think they maybe called Half Moon tables.

The iron bed is from an Uncle and Aunt of mine. I Love Family Treasure's!
We had to rearrange most every room to make one small bedroom. I gave Family Treasure's to my sister for Little Shadow. Somethings went to the thrift store.
I hope now I can catch up and stay on top of posting .
Hope everyone has a Great wk.end!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Gonna be a Simple day

I finished 3 tea towels. Was so nice to stitch again!
Today will be a simple laid back fun day.Little Shadow is with us .
Tomorrow we start care taking again. So for today we will play and have fun.
Hope you have a fun day!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Sun. mornings finds us at church, today we are nesting in. DS car broke down ,so he had to use ours for work .
I look forward to a day of rest and nesting in. Seems these special days are rare these days.
It will be nice to rest, sip a cup a......... ,do more stitching, just relax enjoy each others company to the fullest ,relax enjoy a simple day.
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hope You ..............

Have a Great wk.end! I am still stitching here.Having lots of fun.
Soon it will be time to put up apples, I thought Id work some stitching in before then.
Hope ever one has a Great wk.end!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stitchin'and a Sippin'

We are enjoying some Beautiful weather . Really cool nights and mornings. Open windows no air, no fans.My Fav kind of weather!
Our summer has been filled with caretaking, putting up food., along with life's everyday stress.So for today I am taking a Break and stitchin' tea towels and sippin' tea.
My sister and Bro.-N-Law is sick ,so we have Little Shadow ,she is helping me stitch.She Loves doing Big Kid stuff.She calls me a Big Kid. lol
My Bro. is in the hoispital ,may come home today.
My Mother-N-law gets worse daily.
Please remember them in your prayers.
Trying to stay positive and Strong for everyone!
Life is stressful at times, but we still have so much to be THANKFUL for!
Hope you have a great day and Thanks for your prayers!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Rain ... And A Cold Front

We had rain and more rain today, now the sun is shining .A cold front is suppose to move in later today and bring more rain with it. I so welcome a cool down!
Hope everyone is having a great wk.end!

Monday, August 30, 2010

I can't wait for..........

Autumn's cool down and Beautiful colors, in these here mtns. :o)
I am so Thankful for this summer's harvest ,and all the food I've been able to put up, its been so hot and miserable! I try not to complain ,I just don't know how to get around it this summer! lol
Hope everyone has a Great week.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hot Pepper Chow-Chow

Do you find the days are flying by these days? I do!
I've been making jalapeno chow-chow. Its a basic chow-chow recipe and i chopped 6 peppers and put in. The sm. jar I will put in the fridge.
Our temps has cooled down.I welcome that! I look forward to putting up some fall crops, apples, pumpkins, squash ,sweet pots.,greens etc.Making hot tamales for the freezer.
Hope everyone is having a great wk.!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer time

I Love Summer's Fresh Veggies! So Yummy!
I will be in the kitchen putting up summers harvest. So good in the winter time.Sure helps on winter's grocery bill!
Hope ya'll have a great day!

Monday, August 16, 2010

One Day At A Time

I try to stay away from the news. Today there was something I wanted to watch.While waiting for what I wanted to watch, they interviewed a guy(an expert) who said he thinks the economy is going to double dip. I didn't think we really came out of the first one. What do you think?
We can only Hope and Pray for the best! And take one day at a time, just the way God gives them to us!
Hope you have a Great week!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Prayer's Needed

Please remember Diane over at Crafty Passions ,in your prayers.
Go by and visit her (see side bar) and show her some Bloggyland Love and support.

Monday, August 9, 2010

I know I said..........

We are retired now,but busier than ever.(caretaking & canning and freezing) I see I did not upload my pix. in order. I'm tired.
As you can see I've been Putting up food.

I froze corn, and made corn relish. Also blueberries in 1st pic.

If you read my blog, you know we can no longer raise corn, raccoons gets more than we do.
DS is Produce Manager at our local grocery (Food City), they buy their fruits and veggies as much as possible from local Farmers. Now that corn season is here ,he bought 3 bags of corn and brought by Sat.
The store is trying to be as earth friendly as possible.The store where he works won for saving the most money this quarter. Another thing I like about the store the Produce Managers goes on a field trip to all the local Farmers , tour the field ,go to a park and have a picnic from all local grown food. I think with all the hands on its good , if a customer has questions they can answer better. I'm not trying to promote the grocery store .
I can and freeze as much of our food as I can. I like to know what we're eating.
I like autumn foods also . Bobby Sue if youre reading this ,corn will be part of our Thanksgiving feast!Come on Up!:o)
Hope everyone has a Great week.