Friday, December 31, 2010

Nature

I see deer all the time but still love looking at them.

Christmas Present



My baby sister (by 17 1/2 yrs.) made this for me. So cute. On a saucer size plastic plate. Really cute and so light weight to hang anywhere.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It was beautiful out this a.m.




On my way to work this a.m. I noticed how beautiful everything was with the frost on it. I talked to Allen and he even took some pictures for me.

Some of our sheep in where we keep them by town in a couple frames. Rest by our woods.

Can enlarge.

Our snow Christmas Eve/Christmas Day


We got 6". Finished snowwoman.

Christmas Day/Evening




Family at my house Christmas Eve. The last picture is my daughter, son and husband building a snowwoman for a couple of my daughters friends in Florida. My 2 nieces and nephew opening their hooded bath towels I made them.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas A.M.



The presents out in front of the tree are the ones us 5 opened this a.m.. The ones under the tree are for other family that normally come on Christmas Eve but with snow~~~ coming tonight.
Seems I like blue!!!! Which is my favorite color.

First picture Jaymee was coming in from giving Shorty his present.

Cats presents


Jaymee brought her cats a sun shelf for Christmas and they seem to enjoy it.
Pickles on bottom and Boomer on top.

We got about 6" of the white stuff yesterday a.m. thru the night.

Few pictures of indoor decorating




My inside is completely different this year due to a kitten in the house so I bet 3/4 ths of my stuff isn't up. Here is the front room. Some of my churches are my great grandparents and grandparents.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jaymee's I Spy quilt top

Jaymee made this top for her boyfriend. He will get it and then it will be quilted afterwards. She did really good with it on the seams.

Can click to enlarge.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Outside decorating




The bubble lights we made a few years back and I just love them on the post.

One picture is a repeat on bottom sorry.

Our Yard decorations for 2010






Seems the pictures don't show the coloring to good.

The blob on the roof is the blow up of the reindeer pushing Santa down the chimney.

Can click to enlarge.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wedding Ideals------All Appreciated!!!

My daughter Jaymee is getting married 5-21-11.

They have chosen the colors of Lime Green and Black. The theme is Old Time Hollywood Glamour. She has ideals but like I have said before more the better. Center pieces and all appreciated. We have 28 tables and 14 she thinks she knows them but want to change the other 14 to something else.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

quilt in progress

Jaymee working on an I spy quilt that she is doing. She is trying to decide a pattern.

Making fudge


Ryan stirring fudge. He use to like making it when younger so now I just draft him for all the stirring!


A small tray of cookies to be delivered. Had 3 bigger and 10 like this one. Have 4 more to make up and deliver.

Candies/cookies all out to be put together. Have 13 items.

Allen making Oreo Truffles.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Last One




This will be the last one. Had some friends that kept asking me to show some of the ones so....

Friday, December 10, 2010

Alittle windy day of pictures




Yes, they both have blue eyes but you couldn't tell that from this picture.

Posting a few miscellaneous engagement pictures of my daughter cutting off their names

Engagement Picture

Slow Cooker Creamy Potatoes

This recipe I got from my friend Julie. Her blog is in my side bar "The Harwards'". She has so many GREAT recipes and pictures of her area and her beautiful family. I am so glad I found her blog.

Slow Cooker Creamy Potatoes

Thinly slice 8-10 potatoes into a slow cooker. Sprinkles over potatoes 1/2 of a sliced onion, salt and pepper.
In a bowl mix:
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
8 ounce package of cream cheese softened
1 can cream of chicken soup ( I have used cream of mushroom)
1 envelope dry Italian Salad Dressing (or Ranch~~different taste with each. I like the Italian)
1 cup milk
Mix this up and pour over potatoes. Sprinkle the top with paprika if desired. Put lid on, cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4 hours. My crockpot takes about 3 hours on high.

I have taken it to a few potlucks and like Julie said, it always goes over well and people ask for the recipe.

Some gifts I made



This is the vanilla I did (started last year 1-17-10), seasoning salt (Paula Deen's) and then the cream that I posted the recipe for.

Boomer Always Sleeping

Amazing how and where cats can curl up and sleep.

Boomer Sleeping

This is my daughters kitten sleeping inside a wreath. The hole is just her size!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Miracle Cream Foot Lotion

I got this off of the HGTV craft sites 3 or 4 years ago. Everybody seems to love it. There are different recipes but all using the same ingredients. This is the one I always go back to, if I try another. I have tried the Lavender lotion but people prefer the regular baby lotion that I make it for. Some people put it on their feet and then use socks. They say it can be used on the face but we use it on the feet and hands at night.

Miracle Cream Foot Lotion

2~ 4 oz. jars Vitamin E Cream (I find it at Wal-Mart and Dollar General)
1~16 oz. bottle baby lotion
1~8 oz. jar vaseline (7.2 oz or whatever)

Mix all ingredients together~I use an electric mixer. Put into a container. I use the small glad containers normally but found these at Dollar General.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Our aunt


My great aunt holding her great, great, great nephew.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Flameless Candle


I put one on each side of my window. We all like the way it looks. If you enlarge it to look at it~~~~yes, my mirror needs cleaned where I smudged it. Okay, you don't have to enlarge to see the smudge that appeared when putting it up it is very apparent.

Mini Cupcake Ornaments



This past week-end I had a 4 and 5 yr. old help me roll the balls in snow to make these. I received one this summer in a swap from a friend at MHH and loved it.