Friday, December 27, 2013

Happy New Year~2014!

Thank you so much for spending another year with me!
It means so much that you did.

I have been blogging/journaling for nearly 6 years now and I have loved this experience!
I hope to continue this blogging journey for years to come.
Thanks for being a part of my life!
I share this hostesses gift idea with you each year.

Enjoy the graphics!
Copy & paste to use.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas!

We are ready for Christmas Day!

Wishing you and yours a warm and cozy Christmas!
~Merry Christmas~
xox

Monday, December 9, 2013

Santa is Coming!

Each year I put out this sweet Christmas scene of "Christmas Eve".
The scene surroundings change each year.
This year I added my bleached Christmas trees I made last year.
I used canning jars, salt shakers and teacups!
Isn't she adorable? She reminds me of my granddaughter Sadie.
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A tiny tree in a tiny salt shaker!
How did Santa know?!
It's like Winter in a jar for year~round!
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Even a tree on top of a jar!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot Chocolate Bar

For Thanksgiving Day I set up a Hot Chocolate Bar for the Holidays.
It was a huge success! 
At the end of the night, the 4 dozen cookies were almost gone, and pretty much everything else needed restocking. 
I will have this set up through New Years.
Hubby and I love to use it, especially in the evenings.
Mini chocolate chips for those who can't get enough chocolate!
Used my cherished vintage jars. 
Mini peppermint sticks for those who like a bit of minty.
Have to have marshmallows
COOKIES...
4 dozen...Chocolate Chip Mint & Heath Bar Chip.
Gotta have my favorite on hand, herbal tea.
Give a Hot Chocolate Bar a try. 
You will be the bee's knee's if you do!

If you like the free printable chalkboard words
you can find them HERE.
Have a warm & cozy day my friends!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Busy Getting Ready for Thanksgiving!

Busy week getting things ready for Thanksgiving & family!

Bet you are busy too!
What is your favorite item on your Thanksgiving dinner plate?

I love Mom's Succotash, stuffing, gravy and pumpkin pie!

Our family recipe for Succotash is here.
Do you make your own pies?

One of our favorite pies is Buttermilk Pie! Oh my!
My recipe is here, using my hens eggs!
Can't wait for my little pumpkin pies to get here! 
We have 13 Grandchildren.

Have a great week getting ready!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Need Some Christmas Stocking Stuffers?

Enjoying some extra time I have had recently to add some more goodies to my Etsy shop!

New pincushions!
I love making pincushions.

Roses & Gingham

These babies are as big as my hand!

Will hold lots of pins & needles.
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Polka Dots & a pinch of Roses
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Strawberries & Fairies
I also made several patchwork Tissue Holders!
Like a little quilt.
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And...some crocheted Soap Savers!

I use a soap saver everyday with rose soap.
The only way to be spoiled in the shower or bathtub!
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If you are looking for some sweet Christmas stocking stuffers
come take a peek in my shop!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Off To Grandma's House!


Off to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving this year?
Where will you be spending Thanksgiving?
Since I am Grandma, the family is coming our way!
We are so excited!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tailgating Time!

1953 Pontiac Station Wagon
Source of pictures: Maryjane's Pinterest

Oh, how I love this time of the year!

Have you ever had a tailgate picnic? They are so much fun.

For many years we would gather our family 
at the end of November to cut down our Christmas tree. 
We always had a tailgate picnic!
The colors...and the hunt for the perfect spot!

Cool and crisp. The excitement!
What to bring?

*Dad's Sunday Chicken Sandwiches*
*Mom's Potato Salad*
*Grammy's Baked Beans* 
*Maryjane's Cherry Cobbler*, oh my!
(cherry cobbler recipe here)

*Hot Chocolate*
&
*Hot Apple Cider*

Nothing like Fall...
You will be singing all the way home,
with a grateful heart!

Have a wonderful day!