Sunday, January 15, 2017

First picture is of our tree on Christmas morning.
The Elf Names I used on Christmas Eve to make the handing out of gifts alittle more exciting.
The snowman is what Teigan and I made for her parents gift.  I am not a painter!
The last 2 are of Teigan with some gifts.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snowman Pillows and Teigan

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I made the snowman pillows for a few co-workers and the girls at the beauty shop. In the past I have made them smaller for ornaments too.

Teigan opening some of her presents.  Last one is a camera, case and card from Uncle Ryan.  Minnie Bowtique and she just got a couple more.  LOL! Red tote is full of dress up items.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Stuffin' Muffins

Use up the left overs.

Takes 40 minutes Makes 4 servings

2 cups cooked stuffing
1 cup cooked green beans
1 cup chopped cooked turkey
1 cup mashed potatoes
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup turkey gravy, optional
Preheat oven to 425. Press stuffing onto bottom of eight greased muffin cups. Layer with beans and turkey.
In a small bowl, combine the mashed potatoes and shredded cheddar cheese; spoon over turkey.
Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 350. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until potatoes begin to brown.  Let stand 10 minutes. Run a knife around sides of muffin cups to remove muffins.

Found this in a Country magazine.
By: Pauline Porterfield


These were pictures taken at the DuQuoin Expo Hall Saturday night.  The grounds have a light display on them and then the hall has a Santa and activities for kids, a train, food and vendors.
The last picture my mom is holding Teigan in line for Santa and I asked her what she was going to tell Santa.  She told me she wasn't talking to him and she didn't.  Was standing but wouldn't look at him at all and hid around mom.

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Not exactly sure why the look on picture 1.  Maybe cuz I asked her to smile.  The second picture was taken first and she saw the camera and said smile picture.  She was helping to put the tree up.
Here is a recipe that some of my family enjoy yearly at Christmas time.  I have never tried them but several of them LOVE them.  I found it years ago in a Country Woman Christmas hardback and my husband has made them ever since.

Snappy Horseradish Dill Pickles
1 jar (32 oz) whole dill pickles (we buy spears usually now)
1/3 cup prepared horseradish
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup cider vinegar
Drain and discard juice from pickles.  Slice pickles into spears and return to jar.  Add the horseradish. In a saucepan bring the sugar, water and vinegar to a boil.  Remove from the heat and cool slightly.  Pour over pickles.  Cool completely.  Cover jar and shake.  Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Yield: 1 quart

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The first 2 are rug mats I made for Christmas.  Teigan help ironing with her iron.  The vest I made for Teigans Halloween costume.  Sheriff Callie.  Grandpa and Teigan with a kite and then Teigan helping dig peanuts.
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