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!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Blessing

I was sitting here thinking about the holiday we celebrate this month called Thanksgiving, not football game day or stuff your face with food day or just another day off day. God has given us this wonderful to celebrate giving thanks for all the Lord has given us even if you don't believe in God, it's important to given thanks. Giving thanks frees us from our own selfishness, it frees us to be grateful for all we have, even the non believers are grateful. Being selfish is being human and for one day we can share a meal with friends and families. We can put down our selfishness and enjoy each other. Jesus shared so many meals with friends and family, he's the model for Thanksgiving! Be blessed my friends and enjoy the days ahead!

update on the cake mess

So, we spent the afternoon with our daughter and son-in-law (yesterday). I took that hot mess of a cake to eat with them. Everyone loved it, even me, and no one minded that it looked weird!!! So, maybe I would make it again and tweak it again using peaches or blueberry pie filling. Just a thought??
Bless you all and bless your families, thank you always for reading this, I'm grateful!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

what a mess!!

So, I found this dump cake recipe on line this week. We are going to Erika's today for lunch, so I decided to make it. As you can see it looks horrible, but I'm hoping it tastes better than it looks! I'm in the process of making a pan of bars to take along! The guys are going to grouse hunting, love grouse! Have a great weekend! Blessings beyond and back!


So with our 4 legged baby gone to boot camp, I decided to take a week off of work! So, today being the first day that I could sleep later th...