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Friday, October 31, 2008



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Happy Halloween~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~




************My kids want to wish you a Booooootiful day!************



!!!! Johnny says BOOOOO !!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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I am SO excited to invite my dolly buddies to share in my fun and enjoy my new blog!



I plan to post dolly pics at least once a week and would love everyone's comments!




Make yourself at home........look around.........let me know what you like and HAVE FUN!



I would like to share my love for 'paper dolls' on this first dolly day!


My wonderful friend, Pat made these paper dolls for me and I treasure her friendship AND my sweet little dollies! Thank you girlfriend!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We declared today a 'snow day' and went to the movies this afternoon!



We saw 'The Secret Life of Bees' and it was wonderful!

It is definitely best to have read the book first to develop the characters more fully.
I was so impressed with the book when I read it that I convinced my hubby to read it....
so we both knew the story well, from reading it AND discussing it!

A MUST SEE........can't wait to buy it in DVD to watch it again.....and again!
Perfect casting.....love each and every character!

What a great way to spend a cold and windy afternoon! Back to work now....... ; )



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What's missing?

I made this recipe today and it was delicious......but I ADDED 2 ingredients and it came out perfect! A very moist, sweet and delicious cake!

No one GUESSED the two missing ingredients and I just realized I better POST them QUICK! I added 2 EGGS! I don't remember ever making a cake without eggs and with all the ingredients AND 2 eggs......this was a wonderful flavorful cake!


Apple Cake

1/4 cup soft butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups apples, finely chopped

and 2 EGGS!!!


TOPPING:
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp chopped walnuts

In large bowl, combine butter and sugar using electric mixer. Beat in buttermilk.
Add flours, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and apples and mix to combine.
Spread evenly in lightly-greased Bundt pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

What do you think I added to make this cake perfect?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Help is on the WAY!!!


I received the sweetest gift from my cousin, Cindy! A PATTERN!
Just what I needed to keep going!

And of course a little something that she made and
one of her handmade cards!
THANK YOU, Cindy! You always give the best gifts!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I guess I was feeling a little shy.....




but today......I WENT PUBLIC!

My blog is now public and I have even started a list of blogs I think are altogether NEATO!!!

It will be fun to blog with all my 'old' friends and make some new ones with shared interests!

Thanks for the help, Lila! You've been my inspiration!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Retro Cafe Art is hosting a really neat giveaway! Thought some of you might like this link!
Check it out! I have enjoyed all of the creative websites I have found lately!
I am learning something new every day!

This is MY favorite new product! I am using 'green products' all through my house but this spray is good for everything! And it has a fresh smell, too!

Use the link in the comments for other favs!
I'll veer off the apron theme today and show another person's talent! SOCKS!
My sweet daughter in law makes socks......lots and lots of socks! And these are my favorites! I bought new shoes and so far these are the only socks that feel comfortable with them......
and that look cute! I love them!




My new Skechers!



For more of her beautiful creations, check out Jeannie's blog!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A new day.......a new design!



I made this one up myself......

which meant it was twice as hard to

make and took 10 times longer! lol

Monday, October 20, 2008

I'm seeing GREEN........another day........another apron! heehee!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

An Apron a day........

.......keeps the doldrums away! heehee!



I've had so much fun making aprons this week!

I got the pattern from the delightful blog, "One More Moore".

I found this site when I was parusing "Free Patterns"! What a COOL site!

I'm seeing ruffles......and how can you feel 'blue' wearing ruffles!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Now what do I do? I would love some of your suggestions!



This is vintage fabric and I'm not sure it is strong enough to make a full size quilt
(I would need to LEARN to quilt! heehee!)

So what are some of your ideas? I am anxious to get started!

I washed it all and I will need to press it and then.........???

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I went to a sale at Magpie's this weekend and picked up some treasures. They were having an anniversary sale and she had the store decorated for Fall. I wish I had taken pics of the cookies I brought home for hubby ( I just have the napkin for the photo!) There were black cat cookies and lots of cute designs!



I love shopping the clearance area of my favorite stores! I got some cute things and didn't pay a whole lot either! And everything smells so good!

Friday, October 10, 2008

I spent all my creative time today looking at creative blogs! I've found links on a friend's blog and then links on those sites and I've seen some amazing crafts! I am excited!

But necessity is the mother of invention.......and I wanted a creative way to wrap some small gifts this week and came up with 'gift pouches'!

I took a page from a Home Companion magazine....



Folded it, turned it over and taped it along the center, folded the bottom, taped.......
slipped a little necklace in the bag and taped the top.



And why make ONE......when you can make dozens! heehee!

Friday, October 3, 2008

I studied 'dolls' in school!



















Do I have an excuse for collecting dolls now? heehee!

This book is "The New Discovering Numbers" Grade 3 copyright 1959! PERFECT!

And one of the pages should help when I am 'convinced' I NEED a new doll!

I collect children's books, too and was thrilled to find this one for sale in the lobby of the library! What a great find! Maybe I should study the math! lol