Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Using The Right Ingredients

I love to BAKE. I am not a great cook but I am so happy when I can bake something special for my family, and they always praise my creations. I learned early on, that you must use good ingredients and take your time or it just won't taste "special". I remember as a kid, my mother would make cookies with margarine because the cost of butter wasn't in the budget, we ate them cuz we were kids and didn't know any better........

When I got older and started my own adventures in baking, I used butter in my recipes and my dad would always tell me how good they taste. I think the same holds true for a marriage, if you don't use "good " ingredients and you don't take your time (lots of patience), you will not produce a quality product. I am so thankful to The Lord for guiding us in our marriage.........after all, He is what holds it all together.

What are you baking this fall? I am going to make my husband a "Custard Pie" this weekend. It isnt exactly on the list of "Labor Day" recipes but he really wants one and I have never made one so I will let you know how it turns out.

Lots of love,


Saturday, August 27, 2011

God is working in my life....I just couldn't see it

Sometimes it takes the smallest things to open our eyes. I was struggling with some issues and God stopped me dead in my tracks and opened my eyes to things I could not see and opened my heart to things I could not accept. I was trying so hard to "find Him" and He was holding my hand the entire time. I realized I am not just a "fan" of Jesus........I am a "follower".

Thank you dear friends for your prayer and support of me, so very often I feel so inadequate but when I receive special comments and precious emails and coveted prayers from you, it fills my heart with a feeling that is impossible to describe.

With Love,


Monday, August 22, 2011


Don't want to say what for just want to ask for prayer......

Thank you and love you all.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sick + Me = Misery

Came down with the flu last week. Hit me Thursday night and I was in bed....... are you ready? " Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, got up Tuesday morning to go into work to prepare payroll, went to the doctors then went back to bed". Whew, what a blur it all was. I guess I contracted a virus so the doctor tells me to go home and go to bed and let it run its course........I needed one of these............
Well BEFORE I got sick, I had an opportunity to hit up the local Salvation Army. Now if you read my blog you might think that's all I do is " Thrift Shop" but I don't. I seize the opportunity when I have an hour here or there or most often on my lunch hour. I work full time and I am a mother to a very sweet and busy 10 year old boy. Karate lessons start for him in a few weeks so I will be rushing from work to get him to his lessons on time. In addition, I am wife to the best man whom I love with all my heart and I must be home to make dinner and clean up the kitchen. He works so hard for our family, I want him to ALWAYS feel valued beyond measure.
Here are some of my sweet little treasures. I just couldn't pass up the Tea Pot dry erase memo board. It was $4.00 and it has a little chip in it at the bottom on the right side but I didn't notice it right away, and I am hoping nobody else does........lol
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE these vintage cook booklets. I started collecting them and will share my little stash in another post. My husband and I have agreed that we are going to remodel the kitchen after the holidays are over and it is going to be all vintage. Now I don't really like the 1950's malt shop theme, I mean more like 1950's housewife-stay-at-home-June Cleaver type kitchen. I will fill it with love and with my touches and of course with lots and lots of homemade baked goods. I love to bake and my husband just can't get enough of my cakes, cookies, pies and treats. I already have a lot of vintage items we have bought along the way put away for our remodel.
These sweet little linen napkins were $1.00 and I just couldn't pass them up. The seafoam green wicker basket was $.50 and will probably be painted white at the first chance I get.
That sums it up for me!

This Cherub Duo will become one with white also. Last but not least is this little number I found at the Swap Meet. I was not really in the mood for it, my husband wanted to go a couple of weeks ago and it was so hot outside but I said "Ok just for a little while". Well just a little while and $10.00 later, I was the happy happy owner of this little vintage overnight bag. Its sooooooo sweet and so very very ME!

When I got it home, I found this little guy inside. Maybe he was placed in there by mistake or maybe it was "just my luck"! Either way, I consider it a good good day!

Have a great rest of the week and of course a beautiful weekend.

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