Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year to all my bloggerete friends. I can't believe another year has past. I wish you all a wonderful, happy healthy New Year! Looking forward to another wonderful year of sharing recipe's, decorating ideas, and fun!

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Weather Outside is Frightful!

Hello sweet bloggerettes! We had a whopper of a snowstorm here in central NJ, and I just thought I would share some pictures. It was nice to get some snow for the holidays, but this was a bit much! lol It actually was a blizzard, as you will see the snow drifts in the following pics. This picture was taken in the late afternoon on Dec 26th. So still and quiet, no one hardly on the roads.
This is our backyard.

The next morning! Our little bug is almost buried!

The wall in the backyard, wait what wall? It's completely covered.

Hubby is snow blowing.

The neighbors house next door. They haven't even begun to dig out. The weather channel said we got about 19". It is going to take a while to dig out. I am contented for now catching up on blogs, and laundry. Hope everyone is safe, and recuperating from a long holiday weekend. Thanks for coming by.

Snowdrift on neighbors roof!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to wish all of my blog friends a Merry Christmas, and a bright happy and healthy
New year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Vignettes

Hello, and happy holidays! I thought I would share some pictures of my vignettes around my home. I hope you all are enjoying the season so far. I'm linking up with Cindy of My Romantic Home for show and tell Friday. Here is my snowman collection. I put down red and white lights first, and then the batting over the top. You can't see the lights in these pics, because we used the big spotlight to take these pics.
You can click on any picture to make it bigger. The little sign I made in the front of the snowmen, says "Shaped by the cold, from the Warmth of Young Hearts." I usually leave them up til February. Some of them I had made a few yrs ago. They are the ones in the front with the little scarves on. There is a father, mother, and children.

This is my Christmas village, made with houses that my dear mother-in-law made in needlepoint. there are several others that I just didn't have room for. The red one in the front is a firehouse.

I love this part of the village where there are trees and wreaths for sale. My mother-in-law made the little tiny wreaths. Aren't' they just adorable? Next to the fence stands a mailbox for Santa's mail.

It takes quite awhile to assemble everything. I leave this up til Feb also. It looks so pretty at night with the white lights underneath it. Thanks for coming by, and may all your Christmas wishes come true! Don't forget to stop by Cindy's to see the other participants.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pink Saturday

Hello, welcome to another pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of Thanks Beverly! Today, I am sharing some random pink yumminess with you! Click on any photo to enlarge. Aren't these trees just adorable!
I had planned on making one of these, but I didn't complete it.

I purchased this adorable little wreath from Miss Rhea over at She is a sweet lady with lots of pink yumminess over there. Thanks Rhea!

I fell in love with this sweet vintage Christmas card. It has glitter on it, but didn't show up in the photo. They don't make them cute like this anymore.

Here is my little pink Christmas vignette on my coffee table. I love the little pink houses and trees!

I found this pretty ruffled pink milk glass bowl on sale in an antique shop last year. I loved how it looks with the pink and gold ornaments. On the left is a mercury glass votive holder from Micheals craft store. Hope you enjoyed your visit, and don't forget to visit Beverly for lots more pink goodies!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Vintage Things Thursday

Hello, and welcome to another Vintage Things Thursday, hosted by Suzanne of thanks Suzanne. I am sharing a vintage pair of little Lefton girls. Dressed in their Christmas finery, one carries a candy cane, the other a present.
This is a vintage Christmas card box, that my mom used to keep some sewing things in. I just love the fun graphics. Thanks for coming by to visit, and be sure to visit Suzanne for more vintage fun!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my blog friends! May the laughter and love flow as freely as the gravy on each and every one of your dinner tables!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pink Saturday

Hello, and welcome to another fun Pink Saturday! Our host is Beverly from Thanks Beverly! Isn't this Christmas card just darlingI found this gorgeous pink tree on someones blog, but I don't remember who it was. If anyone knows, please let me know so I can give them credit.

Don't these look yummy? I can't figure out how they made the layers.

Some more cute cards!

I love this Christmas ball wreath!

This pretty pink slipper is from e-bay seller jazzy1222. She has beautiful offerings, so pretty and feminine. Maybe you will find a Christmas present for someone special or even for yourself. She makes things in several different styles and colors also, so if you see something you like in lavender, ask, and she maybe can make it in pink or white. Thanks for coming by, and don't forget to visit Beverly's for more pink participants.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Easy Pumpkin Bread

I love pumpkin bread, and this recipe is sure to make people think you spent hours in the kitchen making it from scratch! You will need a box of Pillsbury pumpkin flavor quick bread. Raisins, walnuts (if desired)

butter, and a box of oatmeal (not instant) Follow directions on the pumpkin bread, and mix in 1/2 cup of raisins, and 1/2 cup of walnuts finely chopped. Grease and flour a 9x5 loaf pan, or use cooking spray like Pam. I pop it into the oven, and while it bakes for 20 min, I prepare this topping.

I use this topping for apple crumb pie, but discovered it tastes great on pumpkin bread too. Makes it taste more like homemade. In a medium bowl combine:

3/4 C brown sugar

1/2 C all purpose flour

1/2 C rolled oats (not instant)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 C butter

I cut the butter into small little pieces, and mix it all together with a fork until it resembles course crumbs. You will have enough mixture for 2 or three loaves of bread, depending how much topping you put on each one. If you only want to make one, you can cut the recipe in half, or save it in the fridge in a container. Mine has kept for several weeks. I find the topping works best by baking the bread for 20 min first, then spoon on your topping, and continue baking about another 20 min or until done. If you put the topping on first, it kind of sinks down, and doesn't come out as nice. I have made several of these for the holidays as well as given them for gifts. Pop them into the freezer, and you have a great homemade like dessert for company stopping by. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Autumn Tea Party

Hope you are having a good week. My bears decided they wanted to have a tea party when they discovered I bought cupcakes. Come sit, and have one with us. Happy Fall!! I'm linking up with Martha from for Teacup Tuesday. Please visit her for more teacup fun! Thanks Martha!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Pink Saturday

It's time once again for Pink Saturday! Thanks so much Beverly from How Sweet the Sound for hosting. This is one of my absolute favorite pictures of my youngest daughter, who is now 19. Where does the time go? I can't believe it. She always made this little face, and I am so glad she did while they were snapping her picture. I think she was about 9 months old. Just precious!

This next one, is a basket I found at the thrift store for 2.92! It has the sweetest roses on it, and you know I can't pass them up!

Next, is a gift from a sweet lady I met in blogland. We got together with some other friends, and went to a Victorian Day, in Belviedere NJ. She brought a little gift for each of us, beautifully wrapped in the prettiest pink bag. I just love it. Thanks Sandy!

Please don't forget to visit the other blogs for some more pink pretties. thanks for coming by!