Thursday, January 31, 2013

This & That

What a beautiful day.
Blue skies & a cool brisk wind.  

In case you were wondering . . .
I only ate one teeny, tiny bite of the apple pie I baked the other day.
Hubby enjoyed eating the entire pie!
I'm already thinking about what kind of plants I want to put in this basket for spring & summer.
My little reader elf is waiting for some color to appear.
I bought these items at Dollar Tree yesterday.
We're having a Super Bowl get together so I well do a little decorating for that before the Valentine's Day  bling goes up next week.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


I ordered this sweet little chocolate candle on Friday & received it Monday.
The creator of this & other hand poured soy candles is my bloggy friend, Becky @ Hospitality Lane.
Her candle company is 
Late afternoon on Friday I noticed she posted 2 of these chocolate heart candles on Facebook.
The moment I saw it I knew I had to order one.
I just checked Facebook & it looks like she has one left.
I'm tempted to buy another one.
It smells chocolaty & divine.
A very good substitute for eating chocolates.

I hope you'll visit Becky & check out all the fabulous candles she makes.
Just click on the red links above.
Tell her I sent you!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Green Goodness

I bought a bag of avocados at Sam's on Saturday.

reasons why avocados are so good for you

I'm experimenting with different avocado recipes.
Yesterday I made a grilled avocado, cheddar & salsa sandwich for lunch.
 Sorry, no picture.
I didn't follow a recipe, but I was inspired by this recipe on Pinterest.
Click on pictures for recipes.
Avocado grilled cheese - YUM!!! 

Today I'm using this idea, but I'm going to make it in the oven instead of the grill.
grilled avocado with melted Parmesan cheese & lime
Grilled avocado with melted Parmesan cheese & lime.

Here are a few more delicious ideas for avocados that I want to make.

cranberry and avocado Salad
I will omit the candied almonds & use a few chopped pecans.

spinach salad with chicken, avocado and goat feta cheese
I just can't do goat cheese!

avocado fries
Avocado Fries Recipe

I want to do this with an avocado pit . . . 
I think the grandkids might enjoy watching it sprout & grow.

I'm linking with . . .

Sunny Simple Life

Monday, January 28, 2013


Our Oklahoma weather is so weird!
It's like a roller coaster ride.
I checked some records on high temperatures in January from 1938 to 2012.
For 42 years during that time span,  the high temp for the month of January was at least 70.

Today is spring like.
Windy & humid with a possibility of thunderstorms.

I know I keep harping on the subject of  how much I like snow.
Let it snow, please!
I believe we'll get snow again.
Maybe not this winter, but sometime.
I promise not to mention snow again until it actually snows!

Hope you're having a marvelous Monday!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Words That Inspire

It is well with my soul, 8x10 print

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
 not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
 Let not your heart be troubled,
 neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27

HISTORY It Is Well With My Soul:  The Story Behind the Hymn

Wishing you a day of comfort & peace . . . 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lazy Saturday

Hello, friends!
Hubby & I enjoyed breakfast at Savoy this morning.
We delivered some of their delicious cinnamon rolls to a friend.
Then we shopped at Sam's, which always wears me out.
Now, I'm relaxing, checking out blogs & Pinterest.
Yes, I'm lazy today.
The crumbs I saw under the kitchen table during lunch will have to wait.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Thoughts

Friday Thoughts . . .

Remembering a classmate who passed away yesterday.
Too young.

Wish my sisters lived close so we could shop & have lunch.
Miss them.

Cold yesterday, much warmer today, 75 on Monday.
Not a fan.

Can't wait for Hubby to eat all the apple pie.
Too tempting.

Making a list in my head of things to accomplish  today.
Short list.

Thank you for visiting today.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Shh, Don't Tell Ree

Don't tell Ree that my attempt to make her
'Perfect Pie Crust'  was an epic fail.
Here is the picture from her blog showing her rolling out the dough.
Lovely isn't it?  Well, my dough was crumbly & a mess after I tried to roll it out.
It was so bad I didn't even take a picture.
I have made the crust for her 'Flat Apple Pie' & it was fairly successful.
Click on picture to see the 'Flat Apple Pie'
 post from last year.

Oh, I forgot to tell you I only had 1 cup of shortening & the recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups.
I added a 1/2 cup of cubed, cold butter hoping that would work.
I ended up smashing the pieces of dough into the pie plate.  
After adding the apples I laid the dough pieces on top.
The finished pie, not too bad.
Hubby ate a big piece after dinner last night.
He said it was very good.
I have to take him at his word because I can't eat any.
I'm trying to get my blood sugar numbers under control.
I'm surprised by my willpower.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pie Day

Are you going to celebrate National Pie Day by baking a pie?
Or, maybe you'll buy a pie or enjoy a big slice at your favorite cafe or restaurant.
What's your favorite pie?
Cream or fruit?
I like it all, but my #1 favorite is . . . 
pecan pie.

I want to make Hubby an apple pie today.
Hope I have the time  energy to bake.

Okay, what is your favorite?

Check out my Pie & Cobbler Pinterest board.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Gathering Heart Day Ideas

There are so many great ideas for Valentine's Day on Pinterest.
Here are a few of my favorites from my

Click on pictures for link . . . 
Red Hot Sugar Cookies
Valentine's Day - Marshmallow Treats (easy tutorial)
God's Conversation Hearts Favor Idea

Pretty Printables . . . 
{Freebie} Valentine's Day Art Prints! | Pizzazzerie
valentine banner

Heart Art
Sweet pillow
Valentines Hearts
Mason Jars  for valentines day

So many ideas, so little time energy!
Let's see what I can create in 22 days.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter Mantel Addition

I found this free printable on Pinterest.
It's on my I Love Snow board.
Let It Snow banner
click on picture to find link
The letter pendants were small so I added a larger pendant made with scrapbook paper.
I also added some snowflakes that I bought at Target before Christmas.
No snow or rain is in sight, but I'm still hoping for a little snow before spring arrives.
Let it snow!

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