Sunday, November 30, 2008

26 Days Till Christmas...

I can't believe how quickly time flies these days...Only 26 days till Christmas. I only just started my Christmas shopping this weekend and I really didn't get much done. We did however make our yearly trek to the Christmas tree farm. We take a long tractor ride out into the Christmas tree forest and search for the perfect tree. This year was unususal as we cut down the second tree we laid eyes on. Usually it's an hour long search...I think it's a good sign of a simple holiday this year.

Well I am off to decorate...stay tuned I will post some pics later when I am done.

Stay warm and dry everyone! :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Holiday Spoons...

This weekend it was so very rainy here so I decided to put my hands to work. Using Char's idea over at The Pickled Pepper Patch, I created these holiday spoons.





I just love the way these turned out and I am offering them up for sale. This is a set of three handpainted teaspoons. Embellishing each spoon is some wire with a rusty jingle bell and a small hang tag ready for you to personalize. This set is $12.95 plus $4.00 for shipping. If you are interested email us at

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Inspirational poem...

I recently read this poem and was inspired to share it with you all....

By James Patrick Kinney

Six humans trapped by happenstance
In dark and bitter cold
Each one possessed a stick of wood,
Or so the story's told.

Their dying fire in need of logs,
The first woman held hers back.
For on the faces around the fire,
She noticed one was black.

The next man looking cross the way,
Saw one not of his church,
And couldn't bring himself to give
The fire his stick of birch.

The third one sat in tattered clothes,
He gave his coat a hitch.
Why should his log be put to use,
To warm the idle rich?

The rich man just sat back and thought
Of the wealth he had in store.
And how to keep what he had earned
From the lazy, shiftless poor.

The black man's face bespoke revenge
As the fire passed from sight,
For all he saw in his stick of wood
Was a chance to spite the white.

The last man of this forlorn group
Did naught except for gain
Giving only to those who gave
Was how he played the game.

The logs held tight in death's still hands
Was proof of human sin.
They didn't die from the cold without,
They died from ---THE COLD WITHIN.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Weekend in Vermont...

This weekend I played hookey and spent the weekend admiring and photographing the beauty of Vermont. We hiked the Long Trail in the Killington area and spent the day covered in mud since it rained. But I think once you see some of the pictures you will agree it was worth it!!



This was a porch we passed and I just loved the display they had out...

I should thank my big Sis Donna who held down the prim fort and made sure we got some items listed for the KSGP Christmas Launch Sunday on ebay in spite of my romp through Vermont. Thanks Sis!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


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Monday, November 3, 2008

Election Day 2008

This is just a reminder to get out and declare yourself and vote tomorrow.
Please don't be discouraged by the predictions that the media is making and think that your vote does not matter. They could be wrong. You could make a difference. Besides there are usually other issues on the ballot that need to be voted on as well so please don't give up that right.
Only you can silence yourself...

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients: 1 (15 ounce) can canned pumpkin puree
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground clove
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix with pudding in the mix
1/4 cup vegtable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup butter, softened
12 ounce's cream scheese softened
2 cups confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt pan or 13x9 inch pan. Whisk together the pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and oil. Beat in the eggs, then fold in the pumpkin mixture. Stir in the vanilla.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 40 minutes or unitl toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool.

To make cream cheese frosting: cream together the butter, and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in the confectioner's sugar, mixing until smoooth. Stir in the cinnamon and vanilla. Spread frosting over colled cake.

Enjoy, hope you enjoy it as much as we do... :)

The Holiday Countdown Begins...

Well I awoke this morning early to begin with, but even earlier with the time change! I had so much motivation I got right down to the Christmas Countdown.... This evening I will list this Prim' Christmas Tree on Ebay... It was such a delight to make while listening to my Christmas music! I just wish the pictures would do it some justice!

Oh well, off to go bake a cake and hopefully pop back in later to post the recipe!

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the week end!