Sunday, November 30, 2008


SWEET!!! We went to get cigarettes (I know,bad me) had 2 1 dollar ticket winners traded them in for 2 more & I won 40 dollars!!! Yippiee!! DBIL is coming Wed. night or Thur. morning so I can get some extra grocery's!!
OK here's 2 of my Vintage Value finds the quilted stuff

And here's the dish towels found this great tutorial here

Wanna be dish towels LOL having a hard time finding black pot holders??

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I've been having back issues all day ughhhh!! It keeps shocking me?? I'm up for some wine!! Don't have any but been eating Advil??!
DH took me out for breakfast yummm was good. Then hit the Dollar Tree got one of my friend's hair stuff that's a brand name for Christmas gifts. She doesn't drive. Than hit Vintage Values got a cardigan sweater with tags still on it price was 62.00 for 3.99 a quilted table topper or wall hanging for 1.50 two unfinished runners for 50 cents each!! And a vintage tablecloth for 1.00!! I'm charging the batteries so will get the pictures tomorrow!

All my recipes turned out great for Thanksgiving!!Special thanks to Norma for sharing her tried & true recipe for pie crust!!!

I forgot to tell you my package from UPS was a scanner from ACnielson. I'm a home scanner of every thing I buy to get points & other stuff. It's fun right now LOL see how long that lasts!!

My niece Skylar helping her Daddy paint!! She's 3


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wild day!!

Busy what a day! I can't believe how busy we were?? Guess everyone was thinking they don't need their computer's tomorrow!! Susan didn't come in till about 2:15. She went & ran errands & was helping her Mom cook. She called an inpromptu meeting we all had to gather around her computer to watch something. Which we all thought was the commerical we did awhile back. But NO was about one of the Friendly computer guy's getting busted for child porn!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!
I had a haircut last night that cancelled cause he threw out his back. So made it for tonight around 7, he called me at 4 he had stayed home from work. So I went to him SWEET he paid me 30 bucks!! I was like dude that's too much?? Anyway he wouldn't let me leave without taking it!!

DH went to Raleigh this morning & is on his way home, should be here about 8.
I have my pumpkin pie in the oven. Shoot I forgot to get some kind of meat for breakfast!
I'm not going back out!!!
Then I found out thru one of the girls at the hair salon. The Little Debbie Man passed away he was the sweetest!! I met him at my Papa's bread store & used to see him everywhere delivering Little Debbie cakes! His wife goes to this girl to get her hair done. I started chatting with her one day awhile back & it's a small world! I want to go to the wake Friday night to pay my respects.
Then another friend called her Dad had a heart attack while driving plus an accident and is in ICU.
*Edited to add* Bummer my friend's Dad passed away
Whew deep breaths!! LOL it's been a wild day!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Good morning all!!

We are all moved into the new shop!! Got most of it all set up. Phone company was hooking up the phone when I got there yesterday & cable got there around 11:30. The landlord & general manager both came over & welcomed us in the hood! Both are really nice!!
DH wanted me to hook up his email with Craig's list on the laptop while he went & met his brother last night to get the rest of his pay. So I had to go thru the cable site & figure that all out!!
Also figured out how to change my password that they assigned me.
Was a kooky 12 letter number combo that I can never remember to save my life!
I want to look at all my recipes I making for Thanksgiving & make sure I have everything. So I don't have to run out at the last minute.

I also played around on here & borrowed Loralynn's background site her blog is really nice!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ready for Thanksgiving??

Going to my older brother & SIL's


Ginger-Cinnamon Glazed Carrots—

Add a twist to traditional carrots with fresh ginger, fragrant cinnamon and sweet honey.


1 small bunch fresh carrots, sliced thinly at an angle
1 one inch knob fresh ginger, sliced into five pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1/2 tablespoon butter, unsalted
3 sticks cinnamon
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, freshly chopped
Vegetable stock, as needed
Kosher salt, to taste
Black pepper, freshly ground to taste

1. Combine all the ingredients in a large sauté pan. Add just enough vegetable stock to cover the carrots.
2. Simmer over medium-high heat until stock is reduced and carrots are glazed, but not mushy. Add more stock if carrots are not cooked to desired tenderness.
Remove cinnamon sticks and ginger. Stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately

* Exported from MasterCook *

Italian Asparagus

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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cans Jolly Green Giant Asparagus -- (1 to 2)
1/2 stick butter
1/4 C. parmesan cheese -- (1/4 to 1/2)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Drain most of the liquid off of the asparagus. Lay in rows on the bottom of a 9" X 9" pan and cover with cheese. Dot the cheese with slices of cold butter. Bake for twenty minutes, or until the cheese starts to brown.

Got this recipe from our local news station it's yummy!!

Plus a pumpkin pie, I'm looking for the perfect pie dough recipe??!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I'm sad:(

Finally figured out why I'm having panic attacks this weekend!!
Tomorrow will be 1 year since we released my Papa's ashes into the ocean.
The long journey
Mom & SIL

Us kids

My older brother releasing the ashes
I miss him so much, we were so much alike!! He was my ROCK, I could talk to him about anything & everything!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

My Fall in to Fall prize has arrived!!

These are my treasure's from Kim !! She has out done herself!! Kim you ROCK!!
My DH has been out of town so been running amuck!! LOL My plans for this weekend have changed :( So I think I'll repaint my kitchen!! Last time I painted it I had 2 walls done & ran out of paint. So I took the label & had more mixed. Only it wasn't the same color :( This one is lighter & more pink. I have no idea where the orignial paint lid went!!?? I liked the other one better was a bit darker & gave the kitchen a warm glow. So I was going to go early this morning to get the paint only my paycheck hasn't been deposited???

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy November!!

Good morning!! I know it's really evening but I started this really early!
I've been bouncing off the walls already!! LOL I have no idea what time I really got up??? First time it was 3 so really 2?? But went & laid on the couch till I heard the coffee pot go on at 5 so really was 4??
I don't know?? LOL
DH & I have have spent the last 2 days doing stuff together, like a budget, food shopping, talking & just getting along!! We had "date night" Saturday morning stuffed our faces a Golden Corral!! We did go out last Wed. night too!! A sports bar at the beach has half price nights on Mon., Wed., Fri., & Sundays from 5 to 9. So DH had a ham & turkey club sandwich & I had a grilled steak with mushrooms, onions & cheese on a grilled pita with 2 sodas was less than 10 bucks!! Was good too!!
Looks like DH is going to Raleigh Tuesday morning for 2 weeks!! So I put 5 chicken thighs & legs in the crock pot last night. Took them out this morning & put the broth in 2 pot's. Put pastry(like fat noodles) in one & rice in the other. Than picked the chicken thru & wow have a huge pot of chicken & pastry & a huge pot of chicken & rice yummmm!! Put some in containers for him to take with him! Also have a pot of green beans going! After church I wanna make that apple cake again, this time in loaf pans. We went to a few yard sales looking for a tube pan but no luck:( I did the apple cake in a bundt pan last time it was good but didn't look like the picture!! So maybe the loafs will look more like the picture!! OK gotta move sitting still too long!!!

So it's after 5 now!! We are having the chicken & rice for supper with green beans.
I have the cake in the oven. yummm smelling good!!

Oh & it looks like we finally found a church to go to!!! Yipiee!!!

And I DID IT!! I finally got the mail merge to work for me!!! Yippieee