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Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Time flies, doesn't it? It has been almost a year since I posted and I just can't believe it. I hope to revive this blog and do more posting about my family, my hobbies, and just life in general so stay tuned!

Friday, January 1, 2016


Today is January 1, 2016 and I have decided to make some necessary changes. 2015 was a very interesting year, and I am hoping that 2016 will be a happy, fun-filled and joyous year for my family! I want to re-design the blog, add some things and take away some things. I have really been testing recipes, knitting a lot and learning about knitting. I am trying to get my house ready to sell so that we can downsize and move to a smaller place. We had many things happen in 2015, some expected, some unexpected. Life has a way of doing that, doesn't it? When you least expect it....BOOM! Here is hoping that 2016 will be our best year ever!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Sadly, we begin 2015 with the passing of Randy's uncle, Carl. He was a wonderful, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, who lived to be 89 years old. He was well respected in his community and he will be missed. On a lighter note, we spent last Saturday with little Miss Ansley and it was a wonderful, fun day. She showed me all her toys and we played with most of them. We had such a good time, and since Monday was her Daddy's birthday, we all went out to dinner.
This is Poppy, Ansley and me at the restaurant. She was ready to go home. She was full and tired, as we were. It was a great tired though. The kind you really like. We also found out last week that we are having a new baby this summer. Colin is going to have a little brother in June and we are all so excited! This is Colin - making the announcement on Facebook!
Hope to be back tomorrow with a cooking post!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Beginning 2015

Wow! Life has a way of just taking over, doesn't it? Sometimes, I feel that I am on a ride at an amusement park that will not stop, or even slow down. 2014 has not been a good year for me, but I am sure that 2015 is going to be a great year! We had many changes and happenings this year, and it boggles my mind when I look back at all of it. I am going to start fresh in 2015, and really make some changes. Health, attitude, and most of all faith and family. These will be my focus for 2015. I hope to blog on a regular basis because I would like to share my progress, even though I know that no one actually reads my blog! I read it! Happy New Year! Let's make it our best!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful Dads! I am making my sweetie's favorite, Cinnamon Rolls! We have new family member, his name is Elvis(which I am hoping to change, but he has had it since birth). He is an adorable 9 year old Shih Tzu that we adopted from rescue. He is just so sweet and so loving. He will be such a good addition to our family. Randy says he will be my "Therapy Dog". I believe that could be true! I am still working on the Secret Garden Project, but it is slow, because I am taking out almost as much as I am putting in. I can't get some of the colors as I want them, and I can't get some of the stitches to look as smooth as I would like. This project is very special to me and it is definitely testing my abilities as an embroiderer. I am working on another project for my children for Christmas, but can't reveal that here. I have been cooking and baking a lot, and that is therapy for me also. I really love doing it and the food is so delicious! Anna will be here in another week. She is staying with us for a week while Brian is at camp. I am going to try and teach her to knit while she is here. I want to teach her all the sewing and needlework skills that I know. I did not have the Mother and Grandmother's who knitted and sewed, so I want to make sure that Anna and Addie have the opportunity to learn while they are young. Til tomorrow~~~

Sunday, June 8, 2014


It is amazing how much time you find when you aren't sitting in front of a computer staring at ecard sayings and recipes for a dish that you can't even pronounce. I wish that you could pick what you see on Facebook, but since you can't do that, the best thing is not to waste the time to look. I Love my family and my friends and I am very interested in their lives and what they are doing, but in order to see that, I have to go through all the other stupid stuff, so I just don't want to waste that time. I have been cleaning the garage with Randy and working on my Secret Embroidery Project. I am shocked at some of the things that I have found in the garage. Things I have been looking for upstairs, things that I forgot I even had and it is fun finding all these great surprises! Cleaning the garage is hard work, but I know that when it is finished, I will be better for it. Well my cinnamon rolls were a big success! Not only did they look and smell beautiful, they were delicious! I have decided that I might be forced to make more today. They are Randy's most favorite dessert and I like 'em pretty good myself.
Got lotsa stuff to do today~ Til tomorrow~~~~

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Time to take control

For those of you who do not know me, I am the world's biggest control freak! I think it developed in my childhood when I had to take care of my brothers and keep my Dad organized. So, over the years it just grew into a monster that I can't keep from rearing its ugly head more often than I care to admit. I have decided that in order to regain control of my life, I have to make some serious changes, and the first one is going to be social media. I have taken an indefinite break from all social media except this blog. I will post when I feel I have time, but that is the only thing I plan on doing. I will continue to have my iPhone, but will not have any social media apps on it. I want to go back to the person I used to be, who had a clean house, cooked lots of great food and spent many hours in the garden. I also want to spend more time with my sweet and wonderful family. The only way to do that is to free up my time. So, today is the beginning of a new lifestyle for me. Til tomorrow~~~