Tuesday, December 16, 2014

more favorite things

Since the last post, I've been thinking of more of my favorite things, so here's just a few more I would add to the list:
1. Reading the Word of God! My favorite book of the Bible is Hebrews, I love the listing of all the saints and what they believed in to get them named into that book, wow!!!! My second favorite book would be Genesis, in the beginning, what a statement!
2. My crock pot. I'm pretty sure I'm getting a new one this Christmas. I really could have done without a new shiny one, but my old one is old, cracked, and old!!
3. I love cookbooks, not that I use most of them, but I love them! It's my "shoe fetish", just book style.
4. I really like/love my in laws. I love my daughter in law, she is such a great mom and wife!! She is so sweet to me.  My son in law is so good to me, he treats my daughter so well, that it makes me smile!
5. I have really great friends. I still miss having a "best" friend, but I have really close friends.
6. I love where I am right now in my life! It has taken a long time in getting here.
7. I love spring! It comes after one season I really don't like, WINTER!!! I love the newness of life, things popping out of the ground and the air smelling so fresh! The colors are so brilliant!
This is a small list of my favorite things! Give me a shout out about your list!! Blessings!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

10 of my favorite things

I was reading another blog this morning and she talked about 10 things you might not know about herself. So, I thought, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm maybe I should do something like that, I have in the past, but it's time for more, especially this time of year!!
1. I love Christmas trees! I have had 3 decorated ones and now I have one little table top tree, it looks         rather bare at the moment!
2. I hate hot cocoa! I know this is suppose to be favorite things, but there I threw this one in. I love eggnog!
3. I love driving around and looking at lights. We did it growing up and I still like today!
4. I love shiny things, more this time of year! I bought myself 2 faux Mercury glass trees just love the looks of    the antique glass, all shiny and imperfect!
5. I love making cookies, especially icebox cookies, maybe I should share my recipe at a later date??!!!
6. I love the movie "Scrooged" with Bill Murray. Also, love the some of the classics, like Home Alone 1 and     2, Love Actually with Hugh Grant, It's a Wonderful Life, and Christmas in Connecticut
7.  I love sending and receiving Christmas cards. It's probably old fashion to send out cards anymore with     ecards and such, but I love the tangible!
8. I love the smell of pine and love the candles by Febreze, the pine scented are fabulous!
9. I love good gingerbread cake. My friend Ellen makes the best, with real ginger in it, YUM!!!!
10. I love Santa! I have a few Santas hanging around my house and I love the story behind the tale!!
Well, here a few of favorite things, what are some of your favorites??? Let me know, Blessings!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thanksgiving in retrospect

We had a great Thanksgiving! It wasn't on the specific day, but we got together over the weekend and had a lot of fun! We were missing 2 people though, Alex 16(and working) and Shea(she went to a friends). But we had a good meal and lots of laughs! Talked about old times and the future. Hunting season was a bust for our guys, but that's okay!!  Erika brought desserts and I made the main meal of ham and sirloin tip roast. I took no pictures of anything that day, just didn't! Blessing beyond and back!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Merry Christmas to me

So, I was surfing the net the other day and fell on Pottery Barn website. I came across the 12 Days of Christmas table setting pieces. So, I waited and prayed and waited and prayed, finally I decided to buy two pieces. I bought the 8 maids a milking set which is a maid holding a bucket for the milk and the cow laying down for the sugar. The other one I got is 2 French hens which is a butter dish. They are pretty cute and I'm pretty excited to use them this weekend.Blessings beyond and back to you all!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014


I can't recall if I talked to you all about my microwave/ oven combo, but anyway, the microwave part of the built in died about 3 years ago. So the repairman aka the "hub" tried to repair the micro. Well, that didn't go well because it was too old, I mean 1992 old, so he went and bought a sit on the shelf type microwave at Shopko. It has served us well and probably a little more efficient than the old one. He also promised me a cabinet in the spot where the built in used to be. Well, here it is 3 years later and I finally took the bull by the horns and called my friend Kevin. He made me a cabinet that matches the cabinets from 1992. I love it. It has 2 slide out drawers that Gordon wanted and one shelf for my big pans, I wanted the doors. I really do appreciate the cabinet and the thought behind wanting to do it himself, but he's not a wood workers, he'd rather work with metal. So here are some pictures for you to see. Blessings!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Well, here I am 2 days after the BIG snow storm! It was a nightmare driving home from work where a 10 minute drive home took me 25 minutes. It was hard at times to see the highway lines, oh there wasn't any because the highway department hadn't got out soon enough to plow the highway. I survived and got home safely, that's all that matters to me! God was with me all the way!!! Plus a large iced Hazelnut coffee from McDonald's was there for me when I got home, I didn't drink and drive :). Blessings beyond and back! Oh yeah, 16 inches fell!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Snow coming

The weather channel is predicting about 6-12 inches of snow coming tomorrow for our area. Oh boy, I'm excited, NOT!!!!! But it's coming and there is no stopping the inevitable. We are as prepared as we can be, plow on truck and shovel is handy!!
Kurt and the twins came up for the weekend! It was fun even though I worked a few hours on Saturday. I got home in time to take the girls to lunch, a movie and drive thru at McDonald's for an ice cream cone. We got home in time to watch part of another movie and supper started.
I got a new cookbook for myself. It's Thomas Keller's book called "Bouchon Bakery". It a baking cookbook. I have quit doing a lot of baking. We just don't need to eat it and it goes to waste if I make a 9 x 13 pan of anything. A whole pie is a big mistake to make anymore, so I usually make small pies. I'm hoping to adjust these recipes and get baking again! I will give you an update in the next few weeks. It is also time to start making fudge for the annual craft show. Busy, busy!! Blessings beyond and back!!!