A Little Outdoor Easter Decor

Participating in
 Wordless Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday

Please be sure to go by and visit the other participants!

Happy Easter,


Pink Saturday and an Easter Countdown

Easter is just around the corner

Have you started your preparations?

What will you be serving?...

Enjoy your day!

Participating in Pink Saturday


Happy Spring!

Participating in

Be sure to stop by and visit the other participants for a little more eye candy ;)



Overwhelmed With Joy!

Thank you so VERY, very much for all the sweet comments I recieved on my 1 Year and 100th Post Celebration!

You all are the BEST!  And my sweetest treat was to find I surpassed my 100th Follower *sigh*  You guys sure know how to choke a girl up (wink)

The winner of my Giveaway

according to the random generator is


Lisa @ Another Day Today

 I so wish I had a little something special for all of you. Please accept my virtual hug and many blessings I send your way!



A Weekend with Girls!

What could be more fun than a weekend with your best girls? 
Oh I am sure there are a number of things that could fit in right up top but every once in awhile a good get together with girlfriends, letting your hair down and giggling till your belly hurts is always a sweet treat.

This weekend I had many reasons to celebrate but the one that deserved our attention the most was our dear friend Letitia (aka Outdoors Lady) joined hands in marriage with her best beau John at this beautiful Bed and Breakfast.

The wedding gathered by close family and friends, the blushing bride and the handsome groom made for a lovely day!

After we left our dear friend in the loving hands of her new husband we went on a BIG adventure.  We were brave and daring and a little wild and crazy....

C ~ A ~ S ~ I ~ N ~ O

Yep, pretty much a first for all of us and most likely a LAST!

As our eyes were widely opened to what was on the other side of our quilting world we learned very quickly that ten dollars goes very fast and that it would have bought a nice yard of fabric to last a life time of unfinished projects.

But the VERY best thing to the "new experience" portion of our weekend was our lunch at Paula Deen's restaurant.


Can you say "YUM"?

Oh it was so good and if we should ever be in the area again I am pretty positive you will find us there again ;)

How about a sweet Paula Deen recipe for some sweet blogging friends

Lemon Blossoms

4 large eggs
3 1/2 ounce package instant lemon pudding mix 18 1/2 ounce package yellow cake mix 3/4 cup vegetable oil

4 cups confectioner's suger
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
grated zest of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Spray miniature muffin tins with vegetable oil cooking spray. Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs and oil and blend well with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour a small amount of batter, filling each muffin tin half way. Bake for 12 minutes. Turn out onto a tea towel.
 To make the glaze, sift the sugar into a mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice, zest, oil, and 3 tablespoons water. Mix with a spoon until smooth.

With fingers, dip the cupcakes into the glaze while they’re still warm, covering as much of the cake as possible, or spoon the glaze over the warm cupcakes, turning them to completely coat. Place on wire racks with waxed paper underneath to catch any drips. Let the glaze set thoroughly, about one hour, before storing in containers with tight-fitting lids.

Servings: 5 dozen
Prep Time: 1 hour 12 min
Cook Time: 12 min

NOW can you say "YUM"?



Pink Saturday and a Celebration!

You are cordially invited to a Party

on this special day

In celebration of my ONE year Blogging Anniversary


my 100th post!

This has truly been an amazing journey

meeting amazing new friends

seeing amazing new places

and being inspired by some amazing talented people!

As a special thank you, I would love to give a special reader a handmade token of my appreciation for stopping by to visit and taking part in the whimsy's of my every day life!

Tomorrow I will draw a name from my comments

To the rest of my special friends,
whether you leave a comment or not
whether you stop by for a visit or two

Thank you for sharing your time with me and I do hope you will stop by again!

Many blessings to you!

Participating in Pink Saturday and Happy National Quilting Day to you all ;-)


Happy St Patricks Day!

Cookies anyone?

Participating in Wordless Wednesday

Have a Lucky Day ;)

cookies by fancyflours.com


I'm Home!

I'm finally back home!

It's been a week of unpacking, laundry, cleaning, laundry, going through mail, laundry, emails, laundry, grocery shopping ................you get the idea.  But it is so good to be back! 
I so missed my friends and my blog friends!!

Where have we been?  We went to Ohio to celebrate the life of my darling father-in-law who passed away.  And what an amazing life to celebrate!  He was the kindest, most loving and gentle man I have ever met and raised an incredible son I am so lucky to be married to ;)

He left behind his bride and girlfriend of sixty-three years, two wonderful sons, four beautiful grandaughters and one very honored daughter-in-law. 

Oh yes ~

and one very exhausted gran-puppy who wanted to make sure he didn't miss his ride home ;)

The funeral; well Pastor O'Donnell was definitely blessed by the holy spirit that day as his words could not have been more perfect and brought us so much comfort.  He truly depicted Dad's life and how he was as a friend, neighbor and christian. 
It was truly a celebration of his life!!

We love you Dad and you will be dearly missed!