Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Another Easy Breezy Cherry Cobbler!

We had the family over Memorial Day for a BBQ, swim and dessert! I made this easy dessert that has been around for a long time. If you have never had it, you have to try it! It's a family favorite here. 
(I make another kind of cherry cobber with recipe on my sidebar).

EASY Cherry Pie Cobbler!

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2 cans cherry pie filling
1 white cake mix
3/4 c. butter, melted
handful of chopped nuts~optional

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter. Open pie filling and pour into 9 x 13 inch oblong cake pan, ungreased. Pour in cake mix over top of filling; spread evenly but DO NOT MIX with cherry filling. Pour melted butter over cake mix. Bake in oven for 30-40+ minutes until crust is mostly done. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
 Remember to kiss the cook!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Back By Popular Demand!

My laundry detergent recipe is in popular demand, so I thought I would post it again! 
The recipe link is on my sidebar below my drying rack picture!
Here are 2 recent testimonials from my Facebook Fan Page!
Heather: This is my favorite homemade laundry powder recipe. It looks pretty, gets my clothes clean and lasts a LONG time :-)

Julie: Wouldn't use anything else! My family LOVES it!
 I have made this 4 years now and it is so easy to make. Love, love, love it!
You might too!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Chick News!

Chick update...they are 10 weeks today!
I am amazed how fast they have grown. I have some shocking news! Do you see one is quite larger than the other two with a large tail? Well it turns out Sadie is a rooster! Some very loud, strange sounds have been coming out of her (him) this week?! Yes, a rooster and a very sweet one too. They were suppose to be all hens but picking 3 out of 100+ chicks, the odds were low but a little rooster could be among them! The sad :( part is I cannot have a rooster where I live. Sadie (now Sam) will be heading to a big ranch to live with lots of "chicks"...LOL! He will be very happy there even tho he was sure loving his 2 girls here. Someone said roosters are mighty tasty! I could never eat him!!! Actually I do not eat chicken anymore but looking forward to some fresh eggs for baking. I will miss Sadie/Sam.
Look how big Gracie is. Love her markings. She is a Barred Rock. Flossie is a Red New Hampshire. Both great layers. I plan on getting 2 more chickens.
Below are some sneak peeks at the chicken coop hubby is building! I was going to wait and unveil it after it was done but I couldn't wait! Bet you will never guess ;) what the front of it is...
that's where the nesting boxes will be.
The piece is over 100 years old.

 I will keep you posted on the Chick News! 
Have a wonderful week!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Oh Mr. Postman!

I love when the postman has brought a nice surprise! 
It sure can make your day! This sweet package is from 
Aunt Ruthie at
I just love darling Aunt Ruthie (Ruthann)! She is a inspiration to thousands.
She loves my crocheted dishcloths so I sent her a few. As a thank you she sent me this...
Look how cute this card is and the pie has "sugar" glitter on it! Get it? "Sugar Pie Farmhouse"
So sweet.
I am oohing over these clothespins!
Oh, and how I love to fly, dream, imagine, love & hopefully inspire... 
She gave me a apron from her personal collection! 
On her blog this is one of the many aprons she has worn. 
I know my cooking will improve wearing it!
My dress form is styling now!
And true to (form) Aunt Ruthie, pearls are a must!
My heart be still!
Sweet detail.
Thank you Aunt Ruthie,
you are my Sugar Pie Sista too! xox
Now off to tie the apron on and make a Buttermilk Pie!  
I got the recipe from Aunt Ruthie a couple years ago. 
The recipe is on the top of my sidebar! 
Soooo yummy!

Friday, May 13, 2011

What Did You Want To Be?

 Domestic: relating to the family and household
As a young child we were asked 
"what do you want to be when you grow up?" Well...
I wanted to be a pilot like Amelia Earhart and a wife and mommy! My dreams came true, well in a kinda~ round~about~way! My son Nathan became a pilot and I his co~pilot ;)! I love flying with him! It's heaven! 
I get emotional when I think he can fly.
My love for wanting to be a wife and mommy came from the wonderful examples of my Mother and Grandmothers. They were always doing & serving! I now have a empty nest but I am still doing & serving and lots of fluffing! Just a natural thing.
My crafting even has a domestic look to it! LOL!

What did you want to be? Did your dreams come true?

 Now turn up my music (my Playlist is at the bottom of this page) and make sure you play:
Que Sera Sera by Doris Day! 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thinking of Motherhood & Hankies!

My hankie garland reminds me of...
my Mother, Grandmothers, Sisters and my daughters Shelli, Heidi, Tiffani and Stephanie. I am grateful to be a Mommy and a Grandmother!
This post is in honor of Mother's and those women who are beautiful examples of womanhood everywhere.

I am never without a hankie or two! Just something that I have always done since my childhood. I remember fondly my Mother always knotting a nickle in a hankie and tieing it to my little belt on my dress for milk at school...
Do you have memories of sweet hankies?
Do you use them?

Have a wonderful week!