Just stopping in to say Hello and Happy New Year!!

My computer is sick right now...be back soon!!

Christmas Eve 2009 in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Merry Christmas to you my sweet bloggy friends.
See you in the New Year!

Flowers for You Today

Just had to share these pretty flowers in this adorable polka dotted pitcher. They make me smile.

Just In the Nick of Time

Delivering pound cakes to teachers today. They are wrapped in plastic wrap for safety then in Dollar Store cup towels and tied up with a bell. Aren't they cute?

Hope you all have a glorious weekend. We have company coming. :)

Happy Thursday

Good Morning! What does your day hold today? For me it's cleaning, baking, wrapping, lunch with a friend, grocery shopping, and probably more cooking. Wow! I will be loving every minute of it!
I have to share this...you know that universal dream where you have to be some place but no matter how hard you try you can't get there? I had that feeling yesterday. Actually mine was about cooking and gifting...I made pound cakes for my son's teachers...they stuck to the pan and fell apart. Made candy for teachers...it didn't set up. So I'm at it again today with new loaf pans! Yes I threw the others away! Wish me luck. :)
PS. Pound cake crumbs taste wonderful and are calorie free. I'm sure of it!

Friends, please go by and visit Melanie at Bella Mella. Her son Andrew passed away after his short battle with cancer. Please leave her family messages and send your prayers.

Doors of Welcome

Good Morning! Today I'm joining in with Karen's Doors of Welcome party. This is the point where I admit that I was taking these pictures just before 6 am therefore...they are sketchy because...it's 19 degrees outside. Never fear the coffee is made and the tree lights are on. :)

Would you like a cookie for breakfast?

It's Cookie Time Y'all!

Watching Paula Deen's Cookie Swap...

While I bake my own sugar cookies. It's a great day!

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Would you like a hot Snickerdoodle, right out of the oven?

I saved some just for you!

This recipe is from Just a Matter of Thyme-Among Friends:


1 cup margarine (I use butter)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

3 Tbsp. sugar and 3 tsp. cinnamon, mixed together in a bowl or plate.

Cream together sugar and margarine. Add eggs and belnd well. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Shape dough in 1" balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350.

Stealing the Show

You'll love this video of Tennessee Ernie Ford. Thanks Mama Linda!

Playing with Pretzels

Pretzel rods, chocolate chips melted, almond bark melted, and sprinkles. Yummy!

I'm Not Stressing

The Christmas holidays can be a little stressful...mostly because I am a perfectionist about some things. I always wish this weren't true but it is. I was just thinking of some ways that I could reduce our stress levels.

Here's what I've come up with:

-Snuggle with my husband in front of the Christmas tree.

-Watch Christmas Vacation again.

-Enjoy soft music and maybe go see Manheim Steamroller.

-Try not to eat too much but just the right amount of really good food.

-Make lists...check them twice....try not to lose them.

-Ring the Salvation Army bells with my Sunday School class.

-Hug my boys more than they want to be hugged.

-Enjoy the lights and decorations in our home and driving around.

-Call people and send cards.

Hmm...there's a few but I bet you can come up with more. What are your ideas to destress

Good Morning! Just wanted to drop in and say hi. I've been off visiting this weekend so there's much to catch up on. Have a great day.

Christmas Cloche Party

Welcome Friends. Today I'm joining Marty for the Christmas Cloche Party. I've been a busy bee decorating and cleaning here at home. I know you have too. It's just so much fun when the music is playing and a yummy candle is burning. Do you know what I mean? Nesting at it's best.

This is actually an apothecary jar on my dining room table. Filled it with snow and some ornaments. The plates on the tray are plates that my son's made at a pottery class when they were little. :)

Love this little sheep under glass. He's in the snow too. That pretty little plate was a gift from my friend Cynthia last Christmas.

And now a cloche...this is Santa holding a baby. Hubby gave me that Santa the first year after Spencer was born. It's very special to me.
Thanks for coming by and leaving sweet comments. Be sure to visit more participants by clicking over to Marty's blog.
Merry Christmas!

Poofing a New Pillow :)

Isn't this pillow a beauty?

Penny had a give away to celebrate her very own birthday. I got lucky again. Thank you so much Penny. This cutie is right at home on our family room couch.
If you haven't visited Penny and her North Carolina home you must jump over there right now. You'll love it!

Last Night

We had a little soup...

Put up our tree....

Wrestled with the lights...

Had chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies..

And now it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Happy December 1st

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm a little lax posting because we've been very busy. I won't lie and tell you that we are all decorated. What you see here is what we've done. :) That's ok...it will happen and we will enjoy the month.

Tonight's the night for us. We are putting the tree up and having a big bowl of hot soup. Guess what's for dessert...some of this fabulous hot chocolate that I won from Cathy at Mille Fleur. This is the best and most fattening hot chocolate ever! Worth it though.

Thank you very much Cathy for such a generous give away prize.

Doesn't it look yummy? I'll share. :)