Saturday, December 31, 2011

For You

I am wishing for you a New Year filled with 
cherished friends,
hot chocolate,
sweet tea,
warm fires,
cozy slippers,
and lots and lots of family
and LOVE!



Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year...New Look...

Lee and I have spent the last two days
"playing store".
Hopefully we got it right!
Take a peak inside

We hope you enjoyed your visit.

New merchandise will be arriving soon I hope.
Holiday shipping is always slower!

Have a blessed night.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Only 364 More Days!!

The boxes, ribbons and bows,
The mounds of used wrapping paper,
receipts stuffed every where....
for now anyway.

Sooooo, was Santa good to you this year?
Did you get all you asked for?

We had a very blessed and pretty quiet day.
Breakfast at my parents was wonderful!
I feel so blessed to have them,
and both in wonderful health.

Nieces, sisters and brother-in-laws,
Lee and Justin all sat down to a wonderful breakfast
prepared by Mom Virginia and my Dad.

Dinner was Justin, Lee and myself  feasting on...
grilled hamburgers and macaroni and cheese.
Wonderful and EASY!!

And then it was cuddle with the blanket time,
like fools Lee and I stayed up till 2 a.m. watching
movies and it was an early rise this
NO not for shopping,
but to re-do the store...again!
Stop by and say Hello if you are out and about on
Wednesday when we will resume our
regular hours.

Until then, happy after Holiday shopping!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve Eve

Just a quick note to you all....

Thank you for all of your kind comments 
and e-mails of good wishes.

I truly appreciate each and every one of you.

I hope that Santa is good to you all.

Many many blessings to you and your family,


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Come And Get It!!!

Breakfast, dinner, lunch or brunch is now served.
The One and Only Breakfast Casserole is waiting
for Lee to eat.
Yep, his very own, personal one...he loves this stuff.
Sorry about the picture, I am not a fancy photographer!!

I thought that I would give you the recipe...if you do not have it.

Breakfast Casserole

2-3 slices of bread, cubed (I tear mine)
1 pound sausage, cooked and drained (hot/mild...your choice)
6 large eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 t. mustard
1/2 t. your taste
1/4 t. your taste
8 ounces shredded sharp cheese...we LOVE cheese, so I use more

Grease (I use Pam) 9x12 pan. Cover bottom of pan with bread.
Sprinkle cooked sausage over top. Add (lots) cheese.
Beat eggs, milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over sausage
Cover with foil and place in frig. over night.

Preheat oven to 350, remove foil and bake 45 min.
Serve with english muffins.

I have added bacon, mushrooms, green and red pepper, onions
and it is really good also.  Always start with the basic and just play with it.

This is good and a super easy breakfast...this way you can enjoy SANTA!!

Have a blessed day,

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Have You Heard.....

That Target has elves???
Welllll, where pray tell are MINE????

Hi folks how are you all doing?
Yep Target has elves that decorate and trim everything in the snap of
a finger....or so the commercials say...Come On
Ya know YOU want one!

I am so far behind...for those that know me you can ask
them...only ONE tree?...NO OUTSIDE lights?,  NO COOKIES?
NO white trash?
Who moved in....
actually I think even HE had more of a start
than I am managing to do this year.

The's WARM!  I have flowers that still have
blooms for pete sake.
Where is the cold, the hush in the air right before the snow,
the NEED for hot chocolate???  mittens...scarves
and ear muffs.
OHHHH NOOOO I moved to Florida and NO one told me!!!!

Have a blessed matter the temp. outside


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Special Christmas...

It's that time of year...when all of the boxes and bows
and "special" treasures come out again.
When my son was small he would make some of the most beautiful ornaments in know the wreaths of tissue paper, and angels with their picture as the face.
Then there was the stocking with a seedling tree and who could forget
the Santa face with the cotton ball beard!!
Those are special and wonderful memories to me.
Olde Lady Morgan wants to know what makes my Christmas special...
Well you see in a tattered and torn box with aging yellow tape are the
memories that I have of Christmas with my son.
When I am placing them on the tree I can still hear him laugh
and feel him beside me.  I can hear him saying "Mom you have it upside down",
and his favorite..."do I have to go to bed NOW". and better yet...
"Just ONE more cookie, the last one broke".

The tree is decorated and a light shines brighter because
of Brett...
Rest In Peace My Child...

Your smile is with me always and your love is always in my heart.

Blessings to you all for a Merry Christmas Season.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

What's Your Sign???

This is my NEW sign...

and what I asked Santa for this year for Christmas!!
I guess I was a good girl...huh?
I do like the "New" other sign was just to "busy"
for me...and a little there is such a word?

It was so good to see everyone this week...
WOW!! This was a hustle bustle week and so much fun and
I will be OPEN regular hours next week...however the week of
Christmas we will be
OPEN everyday...
yep Monday-Saturday until 7 p.m.and that does include
Christmas Eve.
I do so hope that you can get a chance to come by and
see us.

Hope everyone has a good weekend, going to check the
pork roast...the menu you may wonder is
pulled pork b-que
home made cole slaw
au gratin potatoes
(Tomorrows dinner)


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

And The Winner Is....

Terri from Michigan.
The answer was a burial would have been used to
lock down the coffin before internment.
I hope you enjoy your Christmas Package Terri,
it's on the way!

These are the trees that I made for the shows and shop.
I used Buffalo Snow to top the cans off...
speaking of Buffalo Snow,
have you all tried that for stuffing?
Run, do not walk to your nearest Big Lots for a bag!!
It is the best in my book...although I do not have a very big
I can only get it at this time of year and have only been able to find it
at our Big Lots...and I buy BAGS!!!!
It has NO slick feeling and when you place it in the beak
of a STAYS!!! It allows you to get a good heavy feeling
to your "creations".
Just thought I would pass this along.

The shop is OPEN regular hours for a while, it was so
good to see everyone today...thanks for swimming on over.

Lee and I have decided that the closer it gets to Christmas
 we will be open everyday!!

The NEW sign is in and hopefully they (Justin & Lee)
will install it on Friday. Will show you when that project is complete.

Well folks I am going to head down to the home shop and see
what I can get into...I am thinking I probably clean up the
HUGE mess.

Have a blessed evening,

Monday, December 5, 2011

It's Play Time!!!

What am I?
Guess correctly and win a Christmas Package
of banners, dirty linen and some grungy candy canes.

you must be a follower; old or new!
That is it

Thanks to everyone who left such kind comments
about the Christmas Show.

Lets see...I put my tree up today...just ONE!!!
No decorations yet but at least it is a start.
Eli could care less about it...YEAHHHH!!!
Tinsley on the other hand thought that it needed to be watered! : (
But I love him.

Do your "fake" trees shed...mine do.  Wasn't that the reason to buy them
I spend just as much time sweeping up fake stuff as I did
the real stuff.

Well folks, gonna run and get some burlap!!

Happy guessing and I will let you guys know
as soon as the correct answer is given.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Pardon Me...Excuse Me...Do You...

Remember me??? (small grin)

So, I just finished the wonderful Christmas Show
and it was wonderful!!....
Just look below...

Well, did you see anything that you liked?
This was just a small portion of it.

It has been almost a week since last we chatted,
what going on in your world?
Are you ready for Christmas yet?
Is your meal planned and guest list ready?

This will be the first year since we have been in this house that I
am not having a rather large open house, nor am I putting up
more than one tree.  It will be very simple this year
and I think I am liking it!!

Please keep checking back because I have a contest coming...
let's see how well you know your stuff!!
(I did not know what it was!)

Have a great night and keep checking to see
what I am planning.