Saturday, December 26, 2009

Baking after Christmas who would have thought!

What does one do when one is bored to tears! Bake!!! I didn't bake at all this Christmas, I really missed it. I had 2 lonely apples begging to be made into something, I don't have any sweets here, so I made a homemade Apple pie! Sure is good, sorry you missed it!
Pie! yumo!

My niece's cat, Sadie trying to sleep. Silly cat opens drawers and climbs in and sleeps. Last Christmas we went to the animal shelter and got her.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dedication to my Dad at Christmas time!

I'm going to dedicate this post to my wonderful Dad! He has been gone since 1995. He really got into Christmas. He was like a big kid. He would open his presents and them sit them aside, we would all be wondering what he got that he didn't show us. He really made the most at Christmas for us kids. I think it's because he had it so hard when he was growing up and he didn't want his kids to be with out. What else can I say he was a wonderful man! I miss him everyday! His favorite Christmas song was Silent Night. And one of his favorite singers was Johnny Cash. As you can hear I did add that song to my playlist. It's for you Dad, I hope your looking down on us!
To all of you out there in blog land, I don't know any of you but I'm blessed that you visit my blog.
Merry Christmas!!!!!!Many blessings to you all!!!

This is mom and dad long ago. Not sure what year this was, but they sure did take a great photo together, except for the tree lite blurr.

Isn't this a great Christmas decorating item. It's a little large for my small tree, I just put it here until I figure out what to do with it. I think maybe next year I'll put it on a wreath.

I needed a give for a dear friend, so I decided to make not only a jewelry pouch, but also a tea and sugar packet holder and a purse size tissue holder. I thought the matching set was a great idea. She really loved it!

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Monday, December 21, 2009

This is going to be a really quick post. I didn't sell very many of my jewelry pouches, actually only 3. So I'm blessed and Thankful for that. I think it was just too late to be selling anything crafty. Hope everyone has a great Monday.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jewelry pouch bags, they make great gifts!!!

Howdy! I hope everyone is doing great. I've been busy as a one armed man in a fighting match! I had my part time work (Soma intimates) Christmas party on Sunday. So not having a full time job, I had to think of something to do with out spending much money. We could only spend $10. Well that was easy. so I went to TJ Maxx, got a really cute jewelry dish, ($3.99) So then I had a plan to make a jewelry pouch. I found the pattern online. so I made one. When Kellye opened up her gift from me, everyone really liked what I had made. Then they insisted that I make more of them so Diane could sell them at her jewelry shows. She said make some by Wednesday of this week and I'll see if I can sell some for you. So between working part time ( more hours because our stock person is gone) and trying to find a full time job, then having to make some of these bags. Well I did it! They turned out great. I took them to Diane today for her jewelry party tonight. Guess I'll find out how I did on Thursday.

All my jewelry pouch's. I was only able to make 9 of them. It was alot of work, but I did it. Whoo Hoo!!!

My Santa with his sleigh of toys. Painted by me. Another treasured thing. The class I took way back when was taught by Jackie Spell. She's a wonderful decorative artist and teacher.

My little tree. I've had this tree for years. Thought I would put it up again this year to save money. (instead of going and buying a real tree). After I look at this picture, it seems as though there is alot of ornaments on it, but there really isn't. One of my treasured Christmas thing is the elves climbing up the ladder. (see them at the bottom right) Sorry the picture isn't really good. Most things are hand crafted. Some painted by me.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cookie Cutter Swap Goodies!

A Good Day! Here is what I received from my Cookie Cutter swap partner. Thanks Tammy I love my goodies! And Thanks Sue for hosting the swap. It was fun. I received ginger bread cookie cutters, recipe cards, dish towels, ginger bread man pick, and a hand made greeting card.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Just wanted to post about my Pasta Fagioli soup I made last Friday. While I was trying to post the recipe I used, we had a power outage. So here is the recipe.
I received my package from my swap partner for the cookie cutter swap. I will be posting about it.

Pasta Fagioli
2 stalks of celery chopped
1 onion chopped
3 cloves of garlic minced
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
salt to taste
(I also added fresh ground black pepper)
1- 14.5 oz can chicken broth
2 medium tomatoes peeled and chopped
(I used 1 can of tomatoes)
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1/2 cup uncooked spinach pasta
(I used Whacky Mac veggie shaped pasta)
1 15 oz can cannellini beans with liquid
I added cut up chicked breast to mine.
I wanted some meat in my soup.
In large pan over medium heat cook celery, onion,
garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, Red pepper & salt
until onion is translucent, I then add,my cut up chicken
I put in my garlic at the last so that it wouldn't
get too brown. Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes,
tomato sauceand simmer low for 15 to 20 minutes.
Add pasta and cook 1o minutes.
( I cooked my pasta seperate then added in)
Add undrained beans and mix well.
Heat through, serve warm.
Sprinkle with Parmeasan cheese.
I served mine with toasted french bread and a salad
with Tuscan Italian dressing.
It was really good!

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Snow flurries in Texas?

Happy Friday! Yes it's true we have snow flurries in Texas. How bazzar is that! Well I'll take what we get. I will post more photos if I can get better ones. It's been doing this on and off all morning,but not enough to stick. As I look out my window it is really coming down. What a way to spend a Friday. And I think I will go and make some Pasta Fagiloi soup. With some good bread and maybe some salad. I'll have it for supper. YUMO!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Joy in Every Day!

Hello everyone! Hope all of you are doing great. I've been busy and sometimes it's hard to get a moment to post to this blog. I'm anxiously waiting for my package in the mail. I joined the Cookie cutter swap that Sue had going on at Country Pleasures. I got my package off, so it should be arriving to it's destination soon.

May the God of hope fill you with all the joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Dear Lord Jesus, let the joy within me touch others with Your Light. Amen

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