Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Karmen's Shabby Chic Vintage Trailer!

I just got back from a Sisters on the Fly trip! We stayed at Camp James, Kernville, CA right on the Kern River! This is a yearly trip that the CA sisters don't want to miss. I wanted to show you Karmen's DARLING shabby chic 1957 Jewel vintage travel trailer. Her trailer is my trailers TWIN but done up shabby! It's the sweetest! Karmen knows how to host a party at her little campsite! It's like a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" experience! So fun!
Thanks Karmen! xo

Thursday, September 25, 2008

More Pumpkin Bread, please!

If you want your home to smell like "pumpkin spice"
for a couple days, try this! The aroma lingers! Maryjane Bigler's Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Bread

(I won my blue ribbon at my hometown family festival!)
1 cup Crisco oil
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
2 cups pumpkin
3 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 t baking soda
1 t nutmeg
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
handful of raisins & chopped nuts-optional
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Blend together in mixer, oil, eggs, water, sugar and pumpkin.
*Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then slowly add to pumpkin mixture. Beat until well blended. Add raisins and nuts.
*Grease and flour 2 large loaf pans or several mini pans 2/3 full.
*Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes for large loafs and less for mini or until bread passes the clean toothpick test!

I have been making this yummy bread for 35+ years and it is always a big hit...more please!
Enjoy! Maryjane xo

Monday, September 22, 2008

Wishing you a Fall filled with love, laughter, memory making, and enjoying lots of pumpkin pie!

Maryjane xo

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rosy Inspiration!

Have you ever found a blog
that took your breath away?!
Well, "Rosy Inspiration" has done that to me!
Rosy lives in Australia and her blog is FILLED with the most gorgeous roses I have ever seen! Not only does she grow beautiful roses, she cooks up some of the yummiest recipes ever, a gifted photographer and decorates like an angel. I found myself going through her entire blog in one sitting. A breath of fresh air and a bit of heaven on earth! I asked her permission to use some of her photo's to give you a taste of what you will find when you visit her! You are in for a treat!
Say hello while you are there! XO

Monday, September 8, 2008

The best and most beauitful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller

Have a wonderful week! Maryjane xo

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Vintage Housewife & Her PINK Trailer!

If you haven't met Cat (Catiena) of "The Vintage Housewife" you are in luck now! She is the coolest Cat around and I adore her! We spent a day together this week and had a blast talking about our vintage trailers, decorating, family and our love for the Lord! Lunch was included! She is now our newest member of Sisters on the Fly and she is about to hitch her trailer and tow it to the Kern River with the sisters for some fun and flyfishing! Isn't her PINK trailer adorable?!!!!!! Cat and her hubby worked hard to get her trailer ready for her first trip! Go by and say hello to the Vintage Housewife! She would love to see ya! XO

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Friendship Pillow

My sweet friend Bev over at Sew on and Sew Forth made this darling pillow for me! She named it the "Friendship Pillow". What a wonderful surprise waiting for me in my mailbox this weekend! I have it in a very special place for all to see when they enter my home! Look at all the details! The pillow looks like a yummy frosted cake! Beverly is also the creator of the DARLING APRONS I have posted about a few posts below.
Thanks Dear Friend for making my day...week...year! XO
P.S. Bev is having a giveaway on her blog! Go sign up!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Wishing you a nice Labor Day!
We are having family over for a BBQ and swim.
We are keeping those affected by Hurricane Gustav in our thoughts & prayers. XO