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Sunday, January 31, 2010


We are snowed/iced in ,but.......the sun is shining. One day closer to Spring.:o)
Hope everyone has a warm and cozy day!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy Dance

We didn't get the foot of snow the weatherman thought we'd get. SO doing a Happy
It's melting fast and with the temps falling to the teens tonight ,it will be ice and back tomorrow morning!
Hope everyone has a warm and cozy day! Be Safe!

Friday, January 29, 2010

It's Snow Time

We are getting snow. I'm ready for Spring,but have to remember to take each day as God gives it to us and be content!
We are stockpiled for the winter. I just hope we don't lose electric ,if so we lose phones, cable,internet Everything! Have plenty to keep me busy while being a Hermit!
Hope everyone has a warm and cozy wk.end. Be Safe!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Time to stitch

Right now it is 60 degrees here.Tomorrow we may get up to a foot of snow. Its a sunny Beautiful day today!
I have all my stitching supplies together .If we get snow there's no getting out of here,so I will pass time stitching. I want to make more tea towels.I have several patterns I've collected.Its getting harder and harder to find embroidery thread and patterns here. So glad I have a good supply of both.
Hope everyone has awarm and cozy day!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I have Become My Mom

Could it be possible I have become my Mom?lol Everyone has always told me I look like her.Before her death she lived with us, I'd take her out and often we were told you all have to be Mother and daughter.
The color red has NEVER been a favorite of mine. I never set out to buy something red,unless it was for my Mom. Years ago she did her kitchen in Red,white and gold. I remember thinking to myself ,What was she thinking "RED" lol
I chose red but only because I wanted a 1940s style.Much to my surprise I have enjoyed it . Its Great for Valentine's day, Memorial day, 4th of July, and Christmas. :o)lol
Could it be True ?I have become my Mom? Do you ever feel that way when you do certain things you Mom does or did?
Have a warm and cozy day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Finished At Last

The Hoosier dried and I filled it . So happy to have that job behind me!I painted the bottom half red also.
I have been decluttering "BIG TIME" today! I'm downsizing with fabric and craft supplies, send 4 big boxes of fabric to my sister. Have 4 big contractor trash bags full to take to the Thrift Shop,a new one just opened, All monies goes for RECOVERY Program .
Speaking of Decluttering.Does anyone watch "Hoarders" on A&E ?Here it comes on Mon. nights,I had never seen it until a friend told me about it,we watched it last night. I can't imagine living like that! SAD!
Hope everyone has a warm and cozy day!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Seeing Red Today

I am seeing a good kind of RED today!lol I'm painting the Hoosier cabinet Bright red.
About to wrap up on Kitchen /d.r. redo's. Been putting out a few Valentine's dec's.
Our warm temps are turning colder and suppose to have snow tonight.
Hope everyone has a warm &cozy day!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I need Sunshine

Oh what a day! lol I need sunshine, so pulled up this pic. of Sunshine and Little Shadow ,we made at Cades Cove last Spring. We had a picnic and this rock looks like its smiling. :o) We've had over 2 ins. of rain today ,with rain all night tonight! All sorts of flooding!
Every Sun. we take lunch to my Mother-In-Law's , take her to S.S. and Church. A Grandson lives with her, the kids does day duty now . DH called to wake her up as he does every Sun. she didn't want to go to church,its raining and she didn't want to get out in the rain! He said fine we'll come bring lunch and spend time with you. So we dressed in Jeans, got there , she had dressed for church ,church had already started. So DH turned her t.v. on so we could watch her church service on t.v. she was MAD at him and refused to talk or be Kind all day! While her church service was on t.v. she set there and slept through it. lol You have to try hard to find humor,otherwise you'd cry your eyes out!
Onto updates!:
Little Shadow is home doing really well.:o)
So far the produce bags seems to be working well.
I hope everyone has a warm and cozy day!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Corn Casserole

Corn Casserole
2 eggs,beaten 1/2 stick butter or marg.
1(16oz.) can creamed corn 1(16.oz) whole kernel corn drained
8oz. sour cream 1 box Jiffy cornbread mix

Mix all ingredients,bake 35-40 mins. @ 350. enjoy!

Some recipes books calls this corn pudding , some calls it corn casserole

Friday, January 22, 2010

We're Home:o)

Our Little Shadow came home this evening. She's doing fine.Thanks so much for your Prayers!
I really appreciate them!
I cooked supper and took over, she was going full speed!lol And so Happy to be home!
Thanks Again!
Have a warm ,cozy wk.end!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Has anyone ever used these produce bags? I just bought them and last night put a head of lettuce in one. At $1.89 per head would be nice to keep it for awhile! I use the bread bags ,they do work well .But never used the produce.
With the Fl. freeze I've been buying frozen berries for the freezer.Come Spring there will be a shortage ,I'm sure. I really stay on top of food waste and try to be as frugal as possible.
Hope everyone has a warm and cozy day!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Winding down

Trying to get the house back in order. lol DH painted the hall ,he's hanging paintings etc. back up for me.. This window has mirrors in this pic. its picked up the other wall and looks white like nothings in it.
Have about 1/2 of the hoosier painted. Hope to finish up tomorrow, and all we will like is painting rooms. Want to finish before Spring gets here, Spring is a busy season around here .
Hope everyone's day has been warm and cozy!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank You so much for all your prayers! Our Little Shadow had surgery this morning. Doing really well now!;o)
When they brought her back to her room and she was waking up she was a Little Bear!!!!!!!!!Never seen her so Grumpy! lol Wasn't Long before she was back to her sweet ,Loving self!
I can't remember what its called that's wrong with her , how it works a small spot comes up and it can be the size of a marble or smaller and the next thing you know it can be the size of a fist. Its filled with infection and a hard core, the Dr. said this was a first for him ,with the core,it was a real Monster! He said he was able to remove it all . Its very painful until opened up and drained then the pain is not so bad.This is the 1st time this has happened to her.And hoping the last!
She's on an IV drip and she be home in a few days.
Thanks again for your Prayers!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Prayer's Please

Please remember Our Little Shadow (Jayce) in your prayers,she is in the hospital. She had a little spot that came up and the Drs. lanced it ,packed it,she had to go to the Dr. for the packing to be removed and another place had come up so the Dr. sent her straight to the hospital. Only 2 people can be with her, so we're waiting by the phone. Thanks!

About finished

We're about to finish up ,a few touch ups, and moving things back into place. I painted the china cabinet ,have it filled again.
This is a counter I use for an island.Putting towel racks on it to hold kitchen towels.

I wanted an open shelf so I could reach and get items as needed and not have to hunt in cabinets.
I need to do some more rearranging to get it how I want it.Also paint the base of this red top table white. I'll paint it in a few days when I paint the base of the d.r. table.

Put glass knobs on the island and get the other towel rack hung, and things moved back into place. Today we're putting things in place as then going back rearranging things I didn't like .Need to paint the hoosier cabinet and table base.
Yesterday DH painted the hall, need to hang paintings back . Then it will be time to paint other rooms and be finished .
Have a warm and cozy day!

Friday, January 15, 2010

We're Getting There

As you can see we still have more work to do. The sink cabinet was installed yesterday. Poor Plummer, he turned the water back on to test it, the hot water pipe came lose ,and he was hit all over with hot water!He worked on it again and now its fine ,he said he was also.

This is not an excititing pic. lol The painting has been completed since the pic. was made. A few months ago we had the bathrooms remodeled. This season in life ,we had the tub removed and went with a walk in shower.We Love it.We painted the walls Dark Marsh ( about like hunter green) I Love green .Not sure what it is,I've always been a pastel girl, I find the older I get I like brighter and more bold colors.
Hoping to get all the work finished up today. I have been able to but somethings back in place !:o)
We're having SUNSHINE :o) temps in the 50s today:o)
Have a warm and cozy day!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

While The Dust Is Flying

While the dust is flying ,I am playing in fabric. I decorate like I want,I don't follow I think our Home should reflect who we are not according to someone's rules. I'm going with my 1940's style theme I bought this table runner after Christmas on a75% off sale,its red on one side green on this side. I added the red and green hearts. I made red coasters with small green hearts in the center.The cof. dyed hearts I hand stitched words on.
I cof. dyed muslin traced off the chicken and did her in red work .I'm debated on painting the pic. frame red.What do you think?
Most of the remodeling has been done ,just a small amount to do today ,maybe tomorrow. Then we get to put everything in place and Paint walls and we will be finished. :o) It will take us a few wks. I'm guessing to paint each room, it's the age
Have a warm ans cozy day! I'll be back asap .

Monday, January 11, 2010

Time Out

I am taking a Blogging Break this week.We have a crew coming out tomorrow to do remodeling for a few days. So having to clear out and after their finished putting everything back in order .It will be a full week , but will be well worth it when putting everything back together .And decorating !
We are suppose to get more snow ! Its bitterly cold !
Hope everyone has a warm and cozy wk.!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Want be Long until.........

These will be blooming. They Bloom in Feb.
Until then we will stay Warm and cozy!

Friday, January 8, 2010

No Going Here!

We only have a small amount of snow ,its the ice under the snow ! So no getting out of here.
DS made it home last night but had to park his car down the road and walk in. We have snow trucks but they never make it out to the country roads.
We are stocked to the brim on everything , living here all my life I know we have to stockpile for winter weather !We will not be above freezing until Mon.
Hope everyone has a warm and cozy day!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cold and snow

It is so cold here.Warm and cozy inside. Snow is headed our way. We will be nesting in.
I sure hope we don't lose power. We are well stocked but don't want to lose power .
Hope everyone has a warm ,cozy day!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

In The Kitchen

I'm in the kitchen today, but not cooking. I am washing all the do-dads. Not one of my favorite jobs ,but has to be
I love a 1940's Style kitchen ans that's how I dec. my kitchen/d.r. I have several pieces of my Grandmother and My Mom's kitchen items. I use them ,but also dec. with them .As I clean ,I am also decluttering.
After caretaking for the past wk. its Wonderful to be home ,cleaning our home !
So what are you up to today?Whatever it is I hope you're having a warm and cozy day!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Looking ahead

It is Bitter cold here!Warm and cozy inside. I am not a winter person! So I am thinking Spring!I try to take one day at a time just like the Good Lord gives them to us, but days like today sure makes me want to rush Spring. Suppose to get 6ins. of snow by the end of the wk.
I bought these bunnies on 1/2 off sale at the Junk store they match the tea cup and saucers thought they would work well for a Spring tea party.
For now I will enjoy each day and dream of Spring. My Favorite Season!
Hope everyone has a warm ,and cozy day!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Simple Life

Hope everyone is having a Great new year! Did you eat your "New Year Foods?" lol We had pork chops, mixed greens, blackeyed peas, sliced toms. onions, and cornbread.
I am putting away Christmas Decs. etc. and trying to Simplify more and more. This is a good time of yr. to think whats important and whats not ,and weed out the" NOTS!"
Trying to organize each room as I go . Getting rid of clutter, which I have really been on top of the past few yrs.
I hit alot of 50-75% off sales after Christmas.I have next yrs. gifts bought and stored. I have a few things to craft. I shop and craft gifts yr. around ,but thought I'd try this route to see if it works better for me. Have some birthday gifts bought.
I did quite well stockpiling and now cooking from the pantry .There will be a few items to pick up milk etc. I'm not on to work from a list ,mostly mental list. I am thinking of a menu list each wk. to see if it works better for me. I tend to think ahead a few days for meal planning .
Of course there is always the budget to work on . I try hard to stick with a budget.
I want to Spring clean and organize each room. These bitter cold days are good days to stay in and clean!
What are you working on to make life more Simple for you?
Hope you have a warm ,cozy,Simple day!