Thursday, December 20, 2012

Kissing Booth Surprise!!!! :)

Is there anything more fun than a surprise gift???

Yes! A surprise gift that is a soft bundle of quilting fabric called KISSING BOOTH!

It’s no secret that kissing and hugging are two faves of mine, and a kissing booth is not necessary!!!! 

And now that there’s mistletoe…

Anyhoo, for the past four? five? Decembers, UPS has snuck up to my door and pretended to be Santa, hand delivering this sweet surprise to me. For all I know, it really is from the North Pole!!!

Anyhoo, Secret Santa Darling, if you are reading this THANK YOU!!!!!!  kiss kiss kiss

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The only reason I put up this picture of a too-diet-y patty melt is because…

I’m hungry! 

Like a bear! Well, maybe not a bear, but for sure one of her cubs!

Really, that picture is perfect, because I killed some minutes of my break time by tromping through Pioneer Woman’s fun blog. Love that humor and wit she shares on her pages!!!


Look at her Patty Melt. Yes, hers deserves capital letters at the head of her recipe!

Ummmmm… yeah.

Or, maybe, Yummmmm… yeah!!!

Heck, even her picture is clearer... a clear winner!

Anyhoo, I got on here to chat about Thanksgiving, giving thanks, and other pilgrim talk. But, as you can see, I got distracted with stomach rumblings!

Thus... time to slurp some Tortilla Soup and chips and cheese and green onions from my darling garden (onions, not tortilla soup. If you EVER find those seeds, send them to me at once!!!!!).

Give thanks for diet-y and fattening patty melts!!! Amen and pass the grease!


Friday, September 14, 2012

Hurry for Blog Hop Giveaway!

This is the very last day to leave comments on a ton of blogs involved in the Blog Hop Giveaway! My fanny aches from sitting on it so long, trying to visit each site and leave the required comment. It's a good thing I will be on my feet for hours doing yard work, right after this!!!

I used this site's list of all the sites to hop to.... French General . Her list is at the end of the post.

Have fun! They announce the winners tomorrow, Sept. 15th!

Hope we all win something!!!!!  :)

Friday, September 07, 2012

A Little FALL Coziness! :)

FALL spells coziness! 

 Spiced caramel lattes
 3/4-sleeved polka dotted sweaters
 Chatting with a friend over breakfast
 Maple syrup pools atop pumpkin pancakes
 and, oh, sooo much more! …

 … What does FALL spell to you? …

One of my fall favorites (out of ten billion) is

My mom used to make it all the time during holidays.
Hers was a little dry, but still yummy.

mine is not

Eons ago, I got this little book free from mailing in flour bags (empty, of course); it's so much FUN finding surprises in the mailbox!

                    Anyhoo, here's my beloved, splattered page, just 
in case you have a hankerin' for a taste of FALL coziness, too! 

hugs & kisses!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

GIVEAWAY!!! yay! :)

Hi ! Happy September, everyone!!! The giveaway is now closed... BECAUSE WE HAVE A WINNER!!! It is YOU, ALAINE88!!!! Please email your address to me, so I can get this book and Starbucks card into your hands!!! Congrats! Thanks for joining me in this giveaway!  :)

 Yes, a GIVEAWAY!!!  yay
Once again, I got to review a new book; this is a privilege, expanding my horizon of authors. Love it!

GIVEAWAY: This book by John Hagee and a $5 gift card to Starbucks. One of my favorite things to do while reading is sipping a cappuccino, so I thought I bet someone else finds that special too! These are just two of life's simple joys! 

To enter, leave me the title of your favorite book.  :) The winner will be announced September 1, this coming Saturday, in the afternoon. Hope YOU win!

Since I feel the exact same as I did when I wrote my review for Amazon, I am just going to cut and paste it here...

Anytime a title/subtitle has the words 'new' and 'revelation' in it, I am a bit leary; couple that with a friend telling me that this author, John Hagee, is a "name-it and claim-it" pastor, well, I proceeded with extra caution.

I'm just glad I proceeded!

For me, the book is a trove of information, all leading to God and encouraging our walks with Jesus. Never have I learned so many details about the blessing in Numbers 6:22-27 and the blessings that Jacob (Israel) said to his sons, upon his deathbed.

It was captivating! John Hagee definitely writes with flair, honesty, and a deep love for God and His people.

As far as the blessings we pass onto our children and others, I do not believe we can just say, "You will be the best salesman" and God will bring it to pass. Since our days were written by God while we were still in the womb, I think that God may not have planned for that person to be a salesman, the best or the worst.

Still, he only mentions this kind of thing a couple of times, and it is a mere drop in the ocean of God's Word, which John abundantly shares. 

Even though I finished it days ago, it's often that I find my mind pondering what I read... and smiling.

I'm happy I read this book!

hugs & kisses!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

SOS !!! :)

There are still 26 more days till FALL!!!
I’m getting a jump-start and  beginning my autumn decorating this week!

So, SOS!

Send (link) me all your favorite Ol’ blogs that are Stuffed with inspiring
 ideas and pictures for this upcoming season!

Please!!!!!!  :)

Ooooo, can’t wait!

Thank YOU!!!!!!  :)

hugs & kisses!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Now That I'm Blogging Again...

... I'm scanning the blog horizon for all your sunny posts, with gorgeous pictures, charming chats, and inspiring projects that have me longing for home, where I could lock myself in my kitchen or sewing room and become a Rembrant of creativity!

But, if I were home, chances are most likely that I would be doing 50-yard dashes from one to-do to the next. Don't you feel like this sometimes? My hope is that it is only sometimes because without those little cherries on top of our days, like browsing sites, then hopping up and getting our minds and hands immersed in the fun of turning what we see into our own cute design, life would merely be work. And that is not the way to live.

So, now that I'm blogging again, I've noticed that my juices for sewing and baking are flowing swiftly through my veins again, thanks to being landed in the middle of nowhere, while my husband goes on site for a job, leaving me alone with time in a hotel room ilde my time away with fun! I love your blogs!

!hugs & kisses!