Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving...

I am so blessed! I just cannot put into words how thankful I am for the many blessings I've been given.
A wonderful husband, two great sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and a grandbaby on the way!
Lots of family and friends....And SO much can I list them all?!
I am SO thankful!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving....

Monday, November 22, 2010

Exciting News!...

Yep...that's right! Ely and Liz are expecting their first baby July 12th...John and I are gonna be GRANDparents! We are SO excited! Liz was by last night so I just had to scan one of the sonogram pics to show you!
Can you see him....or her?
Isn't medical technology amazing?!
Not even a full two months along and can already SEE a BABY....and HEAR the HEARTBEAT!  Both very clear!
That is my grandchild!
And while this year has flown by, I know these next 8 months are going to be THE longest!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Potlucks & Parties, Cheesecakes & More...

I'm really likin' these new cookbook magazines from Taste of Home! Like I really need anymore cookbooks, but I couldn't resist! Just look at that cheesecake!

Just thought I'd share!

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Productive Thursday...

I had a day off yesterday....a much needed one I might add...and I thought I'd work around the house for a bit then run some errands in town.  Halfway through the day, it felt so good to be working on what I was working on that I talked myself out of going to town.  I finally finished up a few little projects....

I finished the stitching up on this schoolgirl sampler pocket (a Primitive Betty design) weeks ago and finally sewed it into the little will be going to the mercantile later today.
I've had things sitting around in this work room just waiting to be made into lamps and plain shades to be covered and I managed to get a few put together...they will be going to the mercantile as well as a few other little things.
I'm so glad that's how I spent my yesterday as duty calls for today....Mr. Bill called with a stack of pants needing hemmed so will spend part of my day at Duval & Reid then run the errands that I'd put off.
I plan to be back at it when I get home this evening....I have a few works in progress that I hope to get finished up....they've been works in progress for quite some time and I'm determined to get them finished and to the mercantile within the next week!

Enjoy your day!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What a weekend....

Good Tuesday morning to you! Hope you had a nice weekend! I spent Friday and Saturday working the Randolph Mercantile holiday preview open house! The store was packed! With holiday goodies and people!
 If you need some inspiration or motivation....or both, to get into the holiday mood, this is the place to be! Over the next few weeks, I will be sneaking in a day or two each week to begin the decorating at my house.  I know it's early....I usually don't start it until after Thanksgiving but circumstances being what they are this year, I will need to start early to get it done in time to host our church womens Christmas party on December 1st! (and we all know that will be here before we know it!)
While blog-hopping the other day  (sorry I don't remember which blog), I came across a recipe for pumpkin I made some up and took them with me to the mercantile the other morning. Not only simple, but SO good!
Pumpkin Muffins
All you need is:   1 box spice cake mix and 1 can pumpkin.  Mix these together until thoroughly combined....DO NOT add anything else.....dry mix only and pumpkin....that's it. Spoon into muffin pans....I used the large muffin tins....bake at 350 until done.  I don't even remember the time but if you use the regular size, bake according to the time on the cake mix box.  You can frost with cream cheese frosting or not....good both ways! Enjoy!
Well, off to get ready for my work day! Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday Ramblin'...

I hope everyone had a ~fun & SpOokY~Halloween~weekend! 
Our Halloween was spent on the motorcycle for the annual
Trustee's Cycle Shop Toy Run. 
What an awesome ride!  Over 300 motorcycles....
Canned food items and new toys were also collected to benefit those less fortunate during this holiday season.
On Saturday, I popped out by Randolph Mercantile and snapped a few's a little something to entice you for the upcoming.....

November 5 - 6 - 7

A little sampling of Black Crow Candles...

Snowmen of all shapes and sizes....

Gingerbread galore....and SO much more!

Hope to see you there.....have a wonderful day!