Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Christmas Eve Punch
1 bottle (12 ounces) Lime Juice
1 can (46 ounces) Pineapple Juice
1 fifth of Rum
3 small cans frozen Limeade, defrosted
1 Lime, thinly sliced
1 bottle Champagne, chilled
Combine lime juice and pineapple juice and freeze in an ice ring.
In a tall container, combine rum, limeade, and lime slices. Chill for several hours.
When its time to serve, place the ice ring in a large punch bowl and add the chilled rum mixture. Slowly add chilled champagne, stir and serve.
Makes approx. 25 servings.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Yes Antonio, there is a Christmas toad.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard that over the last year. Anyone reading this who knows Antonio is laughing right now because they've heard it 100 or so times also. My nephew is Hooked on Frognics. (Did I just say that?? I'm really here just to amuse myself). The kid loves amphibians. And I finally made the toad that he was suppose to get LAST Christmas. He is a Soft in the Head pattern and what a joy to create! Never thought I would make a primitive toad.....kind of cute ~ he's got that Beatrix Potter thing going on.
Well I'm off to start some Christmas shopping. Have a happy day! xoxo Jenn
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Don't forget that on December 9th I'll be updating my site for a Country Farmhouse Christmas. Send me over an email if you'd like to be notified for updates. firstname.lastname@example.org
Time to get back to sewing. Hope your weekend is wonderful!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I am so grateful that you take time to stop by every now and then and leave such warm hearted comments...it makes my day extra special, thank you!
Enjoy your family and friends today. Its a time to be thankful for all our blessings. Gather around the table, eat good food and laugh. Then eat more food!!
Wishing you all Thankgiving Blessings and Smiles!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The day before the Simple Goods show my friends from 1824 Antiques drove us to their friends' Linda and Ralph Miller's homestead. Oh my oh my! It is beautiful.
I only took these outside photos (with Linda's permission). We didn't have a lot of time so I just snapped away as fast as I could. I wish you could see the inside! The Miller's are the kindest people you ever want to meet. I hope you enjoy!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
While there don't miss the chance to win one of the wonderful generous Christmas giveaways that are being offered.
This Early Style Little Santa is my giveaway.
Thanks always for visiting and have a wonderful relaxing Sunday!
Monday, November 9, 2009
This was the line when we came in at 8:00 a.m. Some got there at 5:00 a.m.!
Ivy Hill Primitives ~ I loved everything in this booth...especially that early bear dressed in a velvet!
"To Far Gone" Set-up on the porch ~ they had the best snowmen and reindeer ~ life size! That photo was too blurry to add but I also loved their mantel.
Thanks to everyone who visited us! And to Candy and Max from Simple Goods for their kindness. We appreciate all your support and had a fun day.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I just loved these little pumpkin mushrooms and snails and so wanted to make them this year, but here we are Halloween evening and not a pumpkin mushroom to be found.
I've only got a few moments to spare because I've got to get Lydia ready for trick or treating and then we are off to a Halloween party. I'm sporting my spider earrings and Dino is going as an Italian guy (we're so lame).
Lydia decided to dress up 1980's style ~ aka Desperately Seeking Susan. Creating her costume has been so much fun. We've been looking back at some of my old photos (being a teen from the 80's) she keeps asking me questions like "What time did you have to get up to do your hair?" "Were you hot wearing all those accessories?" And the best "Did you dress like this everyday?" We did...the funkier the better. I was even able to find one of my old jackets....I believe its "vintage" now hee hee! What do you think???
Time for me to go tease some big hair on my girl. Wishing you all a safe and happy Halloween.
Have like a totally spooky evening.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
As I've been busy as a bee sewing in my new studio in our back yard, to pass the time, as I have yet to have a tv put in, I've been watching old and classic movies on my computer. My techie hubby bought some kind of sound system with a woofer(??) to plug into my computer and the sound is fantastic. He's always hooking me up with all that cool stuff.
I have to tell you that I just finished watching Cranford. If you haven't seen it it's an absolutely lovely movie. The series is set in an English village in the 1840s, just before the Industrial Revolution, and is based on a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. The setting, the clothes, the homes and furniture, everything about it is just wonderful. The plots are full of unpredictable turns...some parts funny and sweet while others are truly sad, it is a must see especially if you like classics.
Watch part one here and get hooked. You can see the whole series on youtube.com or rent the DVD.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
One of my favorite Fall things to do is going to our local orchard for apples. Brown's Orchard also makes the best cider. Last year they lost there cider man and I hope upon hope that this year they have someone. Please Please Please!
If you've read my blogs before you may know that I have a sweet tooth (just a little one ~ hah!) My favorite pie is apple....or anything mixed with apples. I just read this interesting article about the history of pie dating back to medieval England. They were called coffyns, the crusts were tall and straight, like pots to hold the meats. The filling was served and the pie crust was thrown away...can you imagine! In America, the top crust was a disposable lid. In hard times, many households reverted to baking just a lower crust. Only the wealthy could afford an upper crust; hence the phrase "Upper Crust". I love finding things out like that.
Next week Lydia and I are planning our trip to Brown's Orchard. We'll be making apple butter and applesauce. I'd love to try canning apples for apple pie filling...I just have to figure out how to do that. I also found a recipe for apple cider donuts that I'm hoping to make, doesn't that sound lovely with a cup of tea? Of course, I'll be sharing recipes and pictures!
Sending happy thoughts today.....Jenn
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Enjoy the week and thank you for stopping by. Sending warm thoughts your way.....Jenn
Monday, September 28, 2009
Lord help me I can't do third grade homework! Normally I am the most patient person in the world but between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. I am some crazed lunatic (as in suffering loss of emotional control). Thank goodness for the Internet....what did our parents do??? I really don't think they were as involved as we have to be but since I've had a child I am slowing losing brain cells and can't remember.
Although all of the above is true, I hate to say it but I am learning new things. For instance tonight Lydia had to write sentences from her vocabulary words. One of the words is "records" as in the best performance in a competition. I want to tell her examples but that will make it easy (it is so tempting) and she needs to make up her own.
Stay with me for a minute I am going somewhere with this. I had her look up the word "records" (again thank you Internet). She noticed a crazy picture from the Guinness Book of World Records. I can't believe I never told her about these? We looked up everything from the fastest time to carve a pumpkin ~ 24.03 seconds, to a boy balancing 16 spoons on his face. We are learning good stuff tonight!!
I thought you all would get a kick out of what she decided upon....
"In the book of world records the smallest teddy bear is 0.17 inches."
Just for the record he is fully jointed with hand sewn eyes, nose and mouth. Can you see him below the coin??
I'm going back to my happy place now.
*Photo copyright Guinness World Records.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
It's been a crazy few weeks getting ready for the Country Farmers Fall Gathering this weekend at 1824 Antiques. Keep your fingers crossed for no rain!
I found a few treasures and some presents. I particularly love old books especially childrens books. I also collect anything with little rabbits. So happy when I found this...."Timothy Crunchit the Calico Bunny" I haven't read it yet so I don't know why he is the calico bunny but I love the title and the sweet illustrations inside.
It was a good day...a well needed day away.
That's it. I'm headed back to work and....
Friday, September 11, 2009
“Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend–even a friend whose name it never knew. “
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
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