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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Craft Camp

Our crafting camp had a minor adjust on Thursday and Friday. Rather than going to Marilyn's lake house, we needed to stay at home to do it. So we set up everything and worked at my house. We had a full day yesterday working like little bees. All four of us had a productive day. We had muffins for breakfast, and I had made tortilla soup for lunch.

I got so busy during the day I forgot to take any additional pictures. These I had taken early in the morning while getting things out.  

More later.......

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ready for Wreaths?

We recently attended a craft show. Not really sure why I didn't take a boat load of pics. Probably because the vendors highly discourage it, and I totally get that. But this guy gave people permission to do it. So naturally, I whipped out the phone.

Does anyone besides me think this Santa looks frightened from that angle?!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Counting Sheep Blessings

This was me this morning at 2:30 a.m. Seems as if a couple of infections were stalking me! (Then today the doctor said Jonah and Glory both have ear infections.)

But hey....there's so much to be thankful for!

Like antibiotics.

Like this beautiful scene on Saturday.

Like a dinner with my family last night.

So....count those blessings. It makes such a difference!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Waiting is Weaving

You may remember that In my ladies’ bible study group we are studying “Women of the Bible.” Each week we study a different one. We have learned so much through our fellowship and studying together.

Our next lady to study is Elizabeth. I wanted to share something that has already jumped off the page. It is in reference to Christians having to WAIT. Yes, we sometimes don’t like to do that.  But we have to remember that God sometimes has awesome surprises awaiting us! Our challenge is to faithfully follow and trust Him as we do so.

Read what the author says.

“Are you waiting on God about something now? Remember, He cares about the smallest thing and is working all within the big picture of His redemptive plan that includes you. Trust His timing, and His goodness….God is never late; nor is He ever too early. He is always on time, working according to His timing that is always perfect.

With God, waiting is weaving----weaving the full beautiful tapestry of His will.

Don’t you just love that?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Are Cinnabons Sinful?? 

Well, I sure hope not. I so recommend these. I got the bakery mix at Sam's. The box comes complete with everything to make these wonderful little things twice. (Each one will make 18!!)

What a great thing to keep on hand when you get caught and need something quickly.

Take my word for it.....you won't regret the purchase.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

1956--A Good Year!

Love this car. Saw it yesterday at the Whitesboro Peanut Festival.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hoopla...Tiger Style!

What's homecoming in small town USA without a parade?! Yeah, I'm talking the kind with tractors, golf carts, four wheelers, and dune buggies. We took the "vintage" mustang that Rick is restoring. Jonah threw out the candy. Marilyn and Jenna rode with us, too. It was a beautiful day for a parade!

Go Tigers!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Quiche Lorraine and Tailgating

4 eggs
1 ½ cans Milnot
1 T. flour
½ t. salt
¼ t. pepper
¼ t. nutmeg
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 ½ c. Swiss cheese
¾ lb. cooked bacon
2 pie shells

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend eggs, milk, flour, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add onions and cheese.

Sprinkle cooked meat in bottom of uncooked pie shells. Pour in egg mixture and bake for 45-55 minutes.

My side notes:

I used a mixture of cooked bacon and real bacon bits.
I used evaporated milk instead of Milnot.
I used onion flakes/salt as I forgot to buy an onion.
You could use sausage or ham instead of bacon.

So good!!!

Jonah and Jenna ....... waiting for the fireworks show at the Tigers homecoming tailgate party. Greg did another super show this year.

Monday, October 11, 2010

 Cows, Fish, and Mighty Beanz

Jonah came yesterday afternoon to spend the night. We went non-stop. Let's see....we rode around in the pasture with Papa. We went fishing at Marilyn's and rode in their Gator. We also bought a few more Mighty Beanz and had races with them. What more could Nanna have needed on a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Lovin' the Weekend!

The weekend is only half over, and it's already been such a blessing!!

First...family time yesterday afternoon sitting out on the patio. Oh and Glory spent the night with us last night. Yes, she slept 12 hours again.

Second.....a ladies' ministry breakfast and kick-off event. We had such a great time. The speaker was awesome!

Third....helped provide lunch for the workers at the house-building project of our Sunday School class (and other church volunteers as well---praise the Lord!).

Fourth....sis time.

Fifth...hub time and Mexican food.

Sixth...this beautiful scene at dusk coming home.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Easy Cheesy!

Try these Cheesy Pinwheels with Italian Dip.

1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

1/2 tsp garlic powder

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 egg, beaten

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

1/2 cup tomato pasta sauce

Heat oven to 350 degrees. 

Unroll dough and separate into 2 long rectangles; press each into a 12x4 inch rectangle. Firmly press perforations to seal. Sprinkle garlic powder and cheese over rectangles; gently press into dough.

Starting with one short side, roll up each rectangle, press edges to seal. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 slices, place cut side down on ungreased cookie sheet. 

Brush tops with beaten egg; sprinkle with Italian seasoning.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. 

In small saucepan, heat pasta sauce over medium heat until hot, stirring occasionally. Serve warm pinwheels with pasta sauce.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Weekend and a Winner

This was a fun, busy weekend. It included a trip to Canton's First Monday Trades Day on Friday and "Christmas in Cowtown" in Fort Worth on Saturday. I am pumped.  I've got lots of new ideas for "Crafting Camp" coming up later this month.

Then yesterday we went to church and had fun time with the family.

And now.....

The winner of the "Pink, Brown and Blingie" giveaway is # 18........ Brenda (a Texas gal). Congratulations and email me; I'll get your package to you ASAP!

Have a great Monday!

Friday, October 1, 2010

How To Get A Day Off 
(And a Giveaway Reminder)
I urgently needed a few days off work, but, I knew the Boss would not allow me to take leave.

I thought that maybe if I acted 'Weird' then he would tell me to take a few days off.

So I hung upside-down on the ceiling and made funny noises.

My co-worker (who's blonde) asked me what I was doing.

I told her that I was pretending to be a light bulb so that the Boss might think I was 'Losing It' and give me a few days off.

A few minutes later the Boss came into the office and asked, 'What for Pete's sake are you doing?'

I told him I was a light bulb.

He said, 'You are clearly stressed out.'
Go home and recuperate for a couple of days.'

I jumped down and walked out of the office...

When my co-worker (the blonde) followed me, the Boss asked her, '..And where do you think you're going?!'

(You're gonna love this....)
 She said, "I'm going home, too.  I can't work in the dark."

P.S. I have many blonde friends! This was in no way meant to offend anyone. Just wanted to give you a good laugh this Friday morning.

You still have time to get in on my giveaway. Enter here!