Celebrate St Patty’s Day or any day with Peppermint Patties– this is a great recipe (makes a ton) from yummy website: www.shugarysweets.com Homemade Peppermint Patties – a treat from shurgarysweets.com Yield: 5-6 dozen Ingredients 1 jar (7oz) marshmallow cream (Fluff) 10 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract [...]
Glory be – the girls are THREE! This week the chickens turn three years old……to celebrate they had a bread and butter cake with corn frosting. Which lasted less than one minute – Dolly made off with the top of the three leaving the others to fight for what was left. Corn was spread for all to [...]
May your New Year be happy and bright…. May you try something new – even if you don’t like it….
There are always times when you need to give cash as a gift, my cousin Geri gave me the idea of gifting it in a candy box this year so I thought I might share what I did.
“Free from Want“ Norman Rockwell, 1943 I took this photo at the Normam Rockwell Museum in MA. The guard came over to see what I was doing posing Dan next to the painting….I did not have time to explain to him I needed it for my Thanksgiving photo! I am soooo THANKFUL for friends and family and [...]
I am so excited to announce a new book by my friend Cindy Blackberg! It is called “Sampler By Hand”, a wonderful collection of 63 quilt blocks to select from to make a quilt as shown on the cover or a tiny treasure using a few blocks. The reason I am excited is that some [...]
Our family has grown by two……both of our lovely niece- lings just had baby boys! Cristy’s had little “Brady” yesterday. Here he is just a few hours old with his sister Emory. Jamey’s had little “Avery” in June. These little guys are two month apart and we just love them to bits. We are so [...]
Wishing you all the wonders of a new Spring season- the Vernal Equinox! According to “The Old Farmers Almanac” The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” The spring and fall equinoxes are the only dates with equal daylight and dark as the Sun crosses the celestial equator. Question: According to [...]
I have been awarded the Liebster Blog Award! “Liebster” is a German word meaning dearest, beloved or favorite. The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to other bloggers – intended to showcase exceptional blogs. The Liebster Award is recognition from a peer, for which I feel quite honored. My “thank you” goes to Mary Stori, a fabulous quilt artist, [...]
Found this fun Chalk Board fabric to use as a tablecloth ! Purchased it from Fabrics.com, they sell it by the yard. I plan to use it for an upcoming party (stay tuned). Happy Valentines Day (our Anniversary too!) XOXOX
My Niece-ling Jamey and Matt who are expecting their first child decided to host a “Reveal Party”. Friday when they went to the doctor to find out if it was a girl or boy they decided not to find out - but to have the nurse call our bakery and tell them which color to frost [...]
Four Calling Birds…. Ring in the Holidays! (Mary, Emma, Agnes & Fran featured) Abigail opening up her gift from Melani early — the catnip just got the best of her!
We have wonderful news: Our niece-ling Jamey and Matt are expecting a baby in June! They shared the good news with the extended family during Thanksgiving……She will have to teach her little “prayer” to the young one now. We are over the moon with happiness for them.
At this time of giving thanks, I think this little children’s prayer truly says it all. Over the years it has been tradition to have our youngest niece bless our family meals with it. God we thank you for this food. For rest and home and all things good. For wind and rain and sun above, But [...]