Friday, April 18, 2014

A Blessed Good Friday To You

I pray for peace for each and every one of you 
on this
GOOD FRIDAY.

I will be gone for the day
but hope to check in late.

ps.  If you didn't sign up for my 
GIVEAWAY yesterday please click here.
Giveaway is open to everyone and requires
just one quick comment.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WHAT TIME IS IT? IT'S GIVE AWAY TIME!

CAN YOU BAKE A 
CHERRY PIE
Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Anyone remember that old nursery rhyme-
or was it a poem?
Well, CAN YOU?
Can YOU bake a Cherry Pie
like the one above?
You MIGHT be able to if you win 
MY GIVEAWAY!!

This is a THANK YOU for honoring 
me by being a follower.

We live right at the 
Door County , Wisconsin line.
Do you know what 
is famous for?
Can you guess?
Yep!  Cherries!
NOPE- I am NOT sending the cherry branch!
SO....
WHAT do you need to make a pie?
Well, besides CHERRIES THAT IS!
You might need a
PIE PAN
Did I mention that it is RED? (like cherries)
Oh- Isn't it a beauty?

Now, before you start your pie you might want to
WASH YOUR HANDS with a 
DISHTOWEL.
A RED& WHITE DISHTOWEL

Lets, see-what else do we need (besides cherries)

You might want to slip this nifty little gadget into the pie
BEFORE YOU BAKE IT.
It makes removing that first piece of pie
a piece of cake-
(little play on baking terms there)
AND
You MIGHT need a CRUST SHIELD
 to keep your crust edges
from burning..
If you have never used one of these you will 
LOVE IT!
And you NEED A BIRD!
I'll flip you one!
Here he is!
Is he cute or what?
Hmmmmmm....
Well, AFTER the pie is baked you MIGHT want to
remove it from the oven with a
HOT PAD & AN OVEN MITT
Yes-Yes-
They are red!

And you don't want to set a hot pie on
 your countertop
so you need a
TRIVET.
Did you notice anything?
IT'S RED!
See a theme here do you?
Are you seeing red yet?

And, after all that hard work baking
you might want to sit down with a cuppa
DOOR COUNTY COFFEE!
How does Cherry Creme sound?
Well, here it is all massed together...
Sooooo..
Do you think YOU could 
BAKE A CHERRY PIE
if you won?
Now WHAT do you have to DO to win?
Ready?
There are only 
TWENTY ONE STEPS
and you, too, can
sign up to win.
Are you 'seeing red' when you 
read that about all those steps?
Okay- I might have lied about the
TWENTY ONE STEPS!

ALL you HAVE TO DO is 
BE A FOLLOWER and tell me you
WANT TO WIN!
That's it!
Easy-Peasy!
Leave me a comment and let me know
you want to win!
If you are new you are most welcome,too.
Sign up as a follower and throw your
name in the hat...or the pie pan~

You have SIX DAYS to sign up.
Entries will end Tuesday, April 22nd, noon.

Maybe you can get SweetCheeks to work her magic
and pick YOUR name!
She always gets dressed for the occasion...
See?
She MIGHT be missing a few teeth now though!

You will know by next Wednesday, April 23td
who the winner is.

This is open to anyone in the contiguous 
United States AND Canada.
Sorry- I can't ship out of the country.
Good Luck & THANK YOU ALL
so much for being part of my life here
in Blogland!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Romantic Homes- May 2014 Issue Review

Looking for BEAUTY?
Charlotte Ann Fidler has a 14 page spread!
OH MY-It's beautiful!

That is just one photo inside this month of
..
Sadly, still no blogger features in the front
but there is plenty of great content. 
Another little peek at the home of

The next three pictures are of 
the  beautiful home of 
Krasimir  & Neli Petrova Kireva
and is located in Bulgaria
&
&
Three photos above:Jo-Anne Coletti/Photos:Neli Petrova Kireva

White Chic not for you?
How about this elegant room?
This home belongs to a client of
and is classic Greenwich, Connecticut style.
She has a gorgeous website.

And-We must see at least one beautiful tea set.

As for me?
I'll take my tea in a setting like this:
Which brings us right back to the home of 

So, there you have it.
The May issue is full of beauty
and dreams-come-true.

Be back tomorrow to talk
about my giveaway!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The New Drama Queen In The Family & Old King Cole

It was just a simple request.
We simply said...
Baby Bright Eyes,
Say your prayers....
and this is what we got!
MyHero wonders how she can breathe.
We were wondering the same thing about him.
Oh- Wait!
I see his nose has been left out.
One of these days I am going to be
"done in".
Should I go missing please 
notify the authorities,
will ya?

Busy, busy day today.
I will check in as I can!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Do YOU Have Twins At YOUR House

So...
Are you one of those people that finds something
you love AND you love it
SO MUCH
that you buy TWO?
Please tell me I am not alone!
These are IDENTICAL TWINS...
Aren't they cute?

I had one in my hand when the 2nd one,
not wanting to be separated from his
IDENTICAL TWIN,
JUMPED into my basket.
I didn't have the heart to put him back on the shelf.

These are fraternal twins here.
They are huggers-
They have made friends with the identical twins.
See?
And these?
Well, these are 
SIAMESE TWINS.
Stuck together forever.
They are kind of like
MyHero and his best friend, Mikey....
Oh- Wait-
They are joined at the head.
They only separate at the movies
so that no one will think they are
a couple.
Nevertheless--
If you get one- you get them both!

How about you?
And DOUBLES at your house?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Prayer Request from Lynn-The Vintage Nest

You know it is really amazing how 
people have reached out to pray for others.
I don't know how it happened but I have
been getting lots of calls from people 
asking for prayer.
Sometimes! I make the outreach and 
offer to do that, 
other times people
 (that are usually very private about most matters) 
ask me to have my followers
PRAY for them.
What an honor and 
I am so glad to be able to do this.


She is asking for prayers for her hubby, Gar.
Yes. Gar.  I did NOT leave a letter off his name
It is GAR-rhymes with CARE-
not GAR-rhymes with CAR 
(so you can use the right name 
if you are praying or sending healing thoughts!;>)

I gotta say -he is one handsome man!
Anyway-here is what Lynn wrote to me-
she said I could share it here.

I am asking a favor.  My husband had complete renal failure back in January.  He had not been feeling himself for a year now and something was going on that the specialists were not able to pinpoint.  To make a long story short, they finally did find that a very serious blood vessel infection along with his lifelong type 1 diabetes has caused the kidney failure.  He was in the hospital for quite some time, but home now and he/we spent the last month going to the dialysis clinic to learn how to  use dialysis  at home, which started this week.  Things are going well.  He's been such a trooper thru all of this.  We are  now going thru the process of being put on a kidney transplant list which is an ordeal in itself.  Testing they did while he was in the hospital, (we think) makes him a good candidate for a kidney transplant.  More testing has to come yet and then we wait wait wait.   Prayers would be so appreciated.  I do believe in the power of all those thoughts.  Thank You Diana so much   xox 

I have said it before, and I will repeat it here,
 that when a spouse is ill
it is a family issue and like a pebble dropping 
in a pond it causes a ripple effect on 
family and friends.

Please pray for Gar AND Lynn.
Pray for strength and endurance to get 
them through all the tough times ahead.
We want to see that handsome face
glowing with good health!
Amen!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

From One Sleeping Baby To Another

I have been on a dead run since
yesterday morning.
We had a "well baby" checkup in the morning.
We came home and had lunch. 
I cleaned the whole upstairs
of my daughter's house.
We put the boys down for a nap and I 
loaded up my car to head home
for the weekend.
Mimi and boys and 
Baby Bright Eyes are following
me home on Sunday and will
stay through Easter.

Anyway-
Here is the sleeping baby I left.
Here is the one I came home to....
Thank goodness only the 
FIRST ONE 
needs to have a diaper changed
at this point in time.

I am supposed to go to a seminar today
plus I have to unpack
plus I have SweetCheeks
so I will visit as I can!
Happy Spring Saturday!

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Barrister In The Making-Or Practicing Law At AGE FOUR

How does a 
FOUR YEAR OLD 
get so smart?

Mom:  What's the matter with CharlesInCharge?
Big Boy E:  HUH?  What?
Mom: Why is CharlesInCharge crying?
Big Boy E:  HUH?  I dunno.
Mom:( looking around) 
Did you hit him with the golf club?
Big Boy E: You mean the one with the green handle and the purple head on it?
Mom:  Yes!  That's what I mean.  
          Did you hit him with that?
Big Boy E:  No! I didn't hit him with that, Mom!
Mom:  Well, did you hit him with
 another one then?
Big Boy E: What do you mean?  What one?
Mom (looking around and pointing).  
Did you hit him with that one?
Big Boy E:  Which one?
Mom: (pointing)Did you hit him with that one?
Big Boy E: (pointing)
You mean that one? 
The one with the silver handle 
and the green head?
Mom:  Yes!  That one!  
Did you hit him with that one?
Big Boy E:.  Yes!  I did ! 
 I hit him with that one!
Mom:  Ethan!!!!  WHAT DO YOU SAY?
Big Boy E:  Sorry, Chaw-lie

And that, my friends, is how Big Boy E
passed his entrance exam to law school
at AGE FOUR!

Hope you have a GREAT Friday!
I am headed home for the weekend. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Prayer Request Updates and An Annoucement

First off-
I want to give you an update on 
Teresa's hubby (Magazine Your Home)
You can read the post about his surgery here.
Here is the only picture I could find of him
and this is when he was a young serviceman.
Anyway, here is the post surgery update from Teresa.
 Toby is doing well, the doctor said the surgeries went as expected and they are optimistic they removed all the cancer. He looks pretty banged up but that evil cancer is gone. The next step will be to set the date for the reconstruction. We are tired, drained emotionally and mentally but so happy to have this first hurdle behind us. Please let everyone know that we thank them for their prayers and support. We are overwhelmed with the kindness shown by others. 

Thank ALL of you for your prayers.
I will keep you posted as I get more updates.

I also wanted to give you an update on Ken,
the Lutheran pastor I asked you to pray for here
Please continue to pray for him and his family.
Ken has remained hospitalized for weeks.
He has had very few good days and more days
that are NOT SO GOOD.  
Please continue to pray for them.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT!
I have reached 700 followers.
I didn't realize there were that many
OTHER CRAZY PEOPLE  in blogland!
So-that means I will be having a 
GIVEAWAY.
I will announce what it is later this week...
after I figure it out!
Many of you said you did NOT want an 8x10 of
one of these poses!
I guess I will have to find a
NEW PRIZE!

Oh- Sorry- That's not it- but you did get a
bit excited there, didn't you?
Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter In The Entry Hall

You might remember that I had THIS 
here in March.
That post is here and, if you remember,
 MyHero said that it looked like a
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT.

Well, maybe so, but at least this
banner says JOYFUL!
I don't know why these pictures are so blurry.
I think I REALLY need a new camera!
Anyway....maybe the pictures are blurry
because YOU have been drinking?
In which case I will post the picture
so YOU can see it better!
That would be best viewed from a
CRAWLING POSITION!
just sayin'~
Hope you have a wonderful day-
even if you ARE crawling!

ps.  I am ONE follower away
from a giveaway.
700 is the magic number.
If you want to follow and are having 
a hard time doing that 
here is the "fix" for it.  

I feel a giveaway coming on!!!!