Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One of my favorite blogs & a give away~

Sherri, author of  two of my favorite blogs

Little House in Paradise
is having a book give away

all you are required to do is submit

your favorite soup recipe

it doesn't get much easier than that


the bonus to this give away ...

tried & true favorite soup recipes

are yours for trying


Thursday, January 20, 2011

he's here!

Grayson Thomas Deppen

arrived this morning around 7:00 am

weighing 1/10 of an ounce less than 8 pounds

length I am uncertain of


from the time Abbey & Adam

arrived at the hospital,

7 minutes passed before he was born

talk about cutting it close!

mother, father & baby boy

are doing fine

he is adorable!

he has black hair

a perfect little round head

and the cutest little chin ever!

he has already enjoyed nursing

let them know he did not like his diaper changed
he's perfect in every way


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

happy birthday my friends!

*~wishing you both a very happy birthday~*

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

my granny's biscuits~

my granny made the best biscuits ever!

there were so many ways i enjoyed their goodness...

 hot from the oven with
(similiar to molasses but not nearly as good)
with homemade apple butter
(the store bought stuff isn't real apple butter)
blackberry jelly
 (the kind with seeds)

and of course

smothered with her gravy

a few days ago, babs called meto report she had tried a new biscuit recipe

she brought several biscuits

 over the next day


the first bite took me back to a very happy place

it was the first time since my gran passed that

 i have tasted biscuits with the

 the same flavor & texture of her's

what a sweet treat!

p.s.  babs, if you're reading this.....i'm almost out of biscuits!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

happy birthday hayden~

wishing you a very happy birthday


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

snowy day brisket~

i find few things as comforting

as coming home after

being out in the snow & cold

(or any weather for that matter)

as a meal that's been cooking

all day in the crock pot

when i walk in the door

the smell makes contact with my nose

and there is an instant calm

as i know

dinner is done

this recipe for corned beef brisket

is super simple


pre-packaged brisket



1 can of beer

1 can of water

clean & chop 6 carrots into thirds

peel & quarter 6 potatoes

*here's the part the hubs likes*

he did give me a rather odd look

when i ask him if he could get me a can of beer

*at 8:00 am*

add one can of any kind of beer

and 1 beer can of water


a little seasoning packet that comes with the brisket

(i have no idea what is in the little packet, seeds, spices & stuff)

set your crockpot to low


let it work it's magic for 8-10 hours

thanks to Norma for sharing this recipe with

my mom & i

we love it and think of you everytime we make it

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

she remembered when~

remember back when the hubs gifted me with
this adorable piece


just in case you forgot
you can click on the link below


well, babs... aka abbey
also known as shelden's mom, addy's mom, douglas & shannons sister
doug & kate's daughter

remembered me saying
i would love to have the freshwater pearl earrings
from lisa leonard


she surprised me with these on christmas eve

she's such a thoughtful child

thanks babs!

i love them & wear them every chance i get


Saturday, January 1, 2011

so long sad toaster

this is my "car wreck" of a toaster

it's a sad little appliance

it has stuff burned on it,
i've dropped it twice and one side is falling off
the crumb tray is bent & won't stay closed
so everytime i pick it up
crumbs fall out the bottom onto the counter
the floor
but the darn thing just keeps on toasting!
i dislike throwing anything away that works
so i keep using it and then hide it away in
the cabinet

this year for Christmas
my son & daughter in law
gifted me with this shiny new toaster

i love whole grain toast with a smear of peanut butter,
(this honey is exceptional, picked up on our trip to Savannah from the Savannah Bee Company)
and a sprinkling of sunflower seeds
pair that with a cup of constant comment tea with honey
it's one of my favorite snacks

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looking back~

~*wishing everyone a happy new year*~

my intent was to post pictures from the
past year

blogger had other intentions

for some reason

the past week

i have not been able to post any pictures

the week before

everytime i opened my blog

i could hear fireworks...*L*

(thanks to the hubs, that mystery was solved)

sooooooo.....no pictures (stupid blogger)


well wishes for 2011


if you made resolutions

goodluck with those