Thursday, October 29, 2009

Friday Fill-ins we go!

1. It was a dark and stormy night, and I curled up with a good book.

2. She didn't make it to the library so I offered to take the books myself.

3. Rushing out, I always forget something.

4. Ohhh...I think I heard a howl!

5. Shhhh... I am trying to sleep.

6. I am hungry so give me something good to eat!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going shopping, tomorrow my plans include trick or treat and Sunday, I want to watch racing and football.

57 Days til Christmas

Can you believe Christmas eve is 8 weeks from today?

We aren't having a Christmas get together this year. All the kids are scattered and most have their own family units plus in-laws to see. But I hope the ones who are closest can drop in for a few hours, just don't think we can all make it at the same time.

So I am planning a Christmas dinner for about 6 to 8 people instead of 25. I probably will overcook we will be eating left overs til new year's!

I have been working on Christmas items for my Etsy shop. I added new items today. Today's blog picture is one of the ornaments I have made. Checkout the shop at .

Don't forget to enter our street team giveaway.

Enter now for your chance to win 12 items from South Carolina artisans. A value of at least $75.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I went to the grocery store today and found a large bag of bananas on clearance for $1.49. I love bananas. This bag had 20 bananas in it. Usually when I buy them like this there are overripe and I use them to make banana bread. But these were still firm. So I shared a few with my mom and then I made Banana Pudding for supper. The remainder I will make bread with tomorrow. Here is the recipe for the Yummiest Banana Pudding.

3/4 cup sugar,divided

1/3 cup flour

1/8 tsp salt

2 cups milk

3 eggs,separated

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 package vanilla wafers

5 bananas,sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix 1/2 cup sugar,flour and salt in 3 quart pot. Blend in 3 egg yolks and milk. Cook over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring constantly. When mixture has thickened remove from heat and add vanilla.

Layer wafers,bananas, and pudding in an oven proof dish.

Beat egg whites on high until soft peaks form while gradually adding 1/4 cup of sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over the pudding mixture. Bake for 15 minutes.

Monday, October 19, 2009

SCTeam Giveaway!

The South Carolina Etsy Street Team is proud to announce their Sample Box Giveaway just in time for the Christmas shopping season!Various artisans from around the state of South Carolina have donated their time and talent to build this fantastic assortment of gorgeous items. This sample box contains items that are worth at least $75.00 and is up to a $120.00 value!! By winning this sample box, you could take care of all of your Christmas shopping at once (or if you want, keep it all for yourself!)The winner in this giveaway will win all of the items shown in the photo above:
Music CD- Nascarnana
Bookmark- Prisspatch
Crown Earrings- Hawleywood
15% off coupon- Citydetails
Tissueholder- Brownbagboutique
Greeting Card- Kwinkelerphotos
Earrings- Brittanyh
Key chain and Notepad- CurlyfrySC
Stone Pendant- Roagom
Earrings- JewelrybyPatricia
Pig Patterned Bag- MinnieMaes
Christmas Earrings- Bethwicker
Wondering how you can get the chance to win this fantastic sample box? Entering is easy, just leave a comment here - it's that easy!
Be sure to leave us a way to contact you if you are chosen (blog address, email, Etsy shop name, etc). Only one entry (comment) per person.
Comments can be left today through November 30th. A winner of this sample box will be chosen December 1st and notified.Worried that you might not be chosen the winner and you really, really want these gorgeous items? Don't panic! Click on over to the Team SC shop on Etsy and purchase your own sample box similar to the one pictured above.
And don't forget to visit the individual shops for some beautiful items.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Friday Fill-ins we go!
1. So are we going to ever see the sun agian?
2. Halloween is what's up ahead.
3. I love to watch birds.
4. I want a vacation of some sort.
5. I walk a rocky path of life.
6. Love is the true elixir of life!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a quite night, tomorrow my plans include watching the Charlotte race and Sunday, I want to watch football with Randy!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Remember Our Troops

I talked to my oldest daughter yesterday. She is a MSgt in the USAF deployed to Kuwait. I realized while talking to her how much we as Americans go about our daily lives never thinking about the men and women who are defending our way of life. We spending time almost everyday on our computers,watch tv(and complain there is nothing on our 200+ channels),eat what every we want and hug our family.

So many of our men and women are deployed to dangerous places missing their families,missing that cookie or chips we are eating and would be happy to watch reruns. And would be very happy to have to deal with homework and ball practice.

Lets all try to take a moment each day and pray for these brave men and women and the ones at home who are anxiously awaiting their return.