Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Prayers Needed

Hello my friends.  I will be away for a bit...I am going to the City House today to get settled in for a surgery..The female parts must go...Not sure if Chemo will be involved.

Please keep me in your prayers.

I will keep you updated.

Much love to you all.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Christmas Gift For $4.99

Good day to you my friends! Once again, a great price from

I probably should make it clear that I have 'no' connection to any of these magazines or this website, I make

no money or even receive any thanks from the companies. I just can't let a good deal like this go by without

sharing with you all.

I love getting my Bon Appetit in the mail each month and take advantage of these deals every time they

come up. With this one, I will now receive it through August 2014..Yay! Most everyone would just love to

get this every month and at $4.99 you can't beat the price for a great Christmas gift....that keeps on giving!

Here's the info: Go here and enter code 7387 in the box, it will show the discount at final checkout.  If it is a

renewal, make sure to mark that box.

Remember - This deal only lasts one day!!!!


May you all have a sweet day!  xo

Monday, October 22, 2012

Rainy Portland Day

Happy Monday friends, I hope you all had a great weekend. I know I have not been around much lately and will need to keep a low profile for awhile as the pesky shoulder/arm/hand issue is still giving me problems especially when I go to use the mouse and keyboard.

I was able to drive down to City House on Friday to attend a 3rd Birthday party for our little granddaughter Eden on's always a joy to see all of the Grands in one spot.

What's the best thing for a mom and daughter to do on a rainy Portland day?

Why that would be....go to Fabric Depot and add to the frilly stash and then off to Starbucks and get a Pumpkin Spice Latte!

See you soon, have a lovely Monday! xo

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Few Words Wednesday

Words of warning.....

When you really love popcorn and eat it at least 3 times a week........

Don't drop your Stir Crazy will crack in many, many places and when you go to order another, you

will find that it cost more after shipping and tax than it did on sale at Bi-Mart before Christmas...

Fingers crossed on the freezer tape.      xo

Monday, October 15, 2012

Oh Deer!

Happy Monday friends and I have some cheery photos to share with you to start your week off on a sweet note.

Friday afternoon I went in to Anacortes proper for my chiropractor appointment.and it just happens that his office is right next to Red Door Thrift and two blocks from Kiwanis Thrift.  I know what you are thinking...and no, I did not choose this Dr. because of location.

After only finding a tablecloth at the Kiwanis, I got into 'Big Blue' (our pickup), started to pull out and what should I see.... was two deer.  I scrambled into my purse to get my point and shoot camera all the while thinking that they would run off and I wouldn't be able to share this with you.

  As you can see this is a city neighborhood with businesses all around too, so this is very unusual indeed.

At this point, I thought they would bolt across the street to get away from me.

But no, they went back to the parking strip.  I slowly let the truck idle and got some more shots with each second thinking they would certainly run off.

At this point I started talking to them and they still didn't care.

My voice seemed to calm them enough to start doing a little grooming.

Never did they become fearful as they strolled along taking a taste or two in each yard.

Here they are at the end of the street where I bid them farewell and turned the corner...How fun it must have been for the children that would soon be coming home from school, to see these sweet visitors.


I hope you too have a happy surprise today, my friends.  xo

Friday, October 12, 2012

Chicken Fort

Happy Friday friends!  I hope this finds you all well and ready for an enjoyable weekend.  We are preparing

for our first storm of the season.  Living by the sea, acutally, inland waters, we have many stormy days

through the year but the first one always seems to take me by surprise...strange, I know.

After going to the salon yesterday to have my roots, ahem...I mean the blond highlights touched up, I came

home to fortify the fort that I have put together for the chickens in their run.  I hear you all laughing...

and you are right, those shutters will probably not stay in place forever.  Eventually I will figure a better

solution, but for now it will keep them dry and give them a bit more room under the little wood shelter.

I do hope the chickens appreciate the fresh straw also layed down...Not a good thing to do with a bad shoulder!!

Look how cozy it is in there, if I were a chicken I'd be very pleased....You'd think....

But, appearently, this is where they would rather seek refuge...under Mom's fort...go figure.


Hope you all find your special place this weekend too!  xo

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Few Words Wednesday

                                                            *  My Little Corner of the World  *

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hello my friends and happy Tuesday! I hope your week is going well so far.

This will be a very short post today as I seem to have developed, over time, a painful situation in my

shoulder/neck/arm area..something like a tennis elbow...Is there such a thing as Computer Shoulder?

I'm off to see the chiropractor this afternoon to see if he can't wrench me back into shape.

What are you all up to this week? Any fall decorating going on around your nest?

Whatever you are up to, I hope you have a good one! xo

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Thank You!

A quick post to say a big "Thank You" to all of you for leaving comments of help and encouragement. So

many of you reminded me, that blogger gets persnickety and wants us to sign out at times. That trick

worked and I am so grateful.

I also wanted to share the very first pears on one of the trees that I bought my hubby over a year ago.  They

are very small but oh so pretty...Hopefully we will have a bigger crop next year.

Speaking of the Mister....this is his delicious breakfast......and perhaps lunch and then for dinner he will be

having some gourmet Swanson's Chicken Stock and then, maybe some more jello for desert!

He has an early morning appointment, an 'intimate' date you might say..Just part of a routine physical but still,

not very pleasant.

I am thinking up a special menu for tomorrow night, something he can look forward to and perhaps keep his

mind off of  'The Special of the Day'.

Thank you again my friends and have a very Blessed Sunday!  xo

Friday, October 5, 2012


Is anyone else having problems with their blog list...It says I'm not following anyone.  I have tried everything. I can go to my blog and see that blogs that are shown there, but  I haven't updated that and don't have everyone on my main page..

This happened every once in awhile on the old computer but I could always trick it back to working...ugh.

Any one have this problem ever or an answer...Isn't very much fun to have things messing up with a brand new computer.

Have a lovely weekend.  xo

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Can I Do It? Yes I Can!

Well my friends, the time has come to take the ill computer to the hospital. We do not know yet, what the

diagnosis will be...I am hoping it is just a virus and that a good Tech Dr. can lay some hands on and a healing

will happen.

A new computer was purchased yesterday and it looks like I will need to be the one to set it up.  Of course

the young, tech savvy, fellow that assisted me says......"No problem, you just basically plug it in and you're

off and running."....I am laughing right now like I did at the store, and so he says..."You will be


"Really?" I say with one eyebrow raised and a slight curl to the lip.

So, off I go to put a fresh pot of coffee on, walk the dogs and gown down for the procedure.

See you soon...hopefully.    xo

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Love and Perfect Granola

   ***   Happy October my friends!   ***

And I am wishing for you a basket full of sweetness this month.


Another sweet thing you might want to add to your happy October 'basket', is this granola...

Daughter Kami, announced to me this morning that she has found "Theeee" best granola recipe.  After trying

one bazillion (is that a number) different versions, this one has finally been crowned the winner.  She wanted

to share with you also, so I will direct you over to her blog here so you can get all of the info.


Have a nice Monday!  xo