Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Lots of preparations have been made for a party at our house tonight.
My High School Sunday School Class is coming for a Christmas Party.
We have been cooking and cleaning and decorating all evening.
I can't wait for them to get here; they are a great group of kids.

We have plenty of these Christmas cookies that have become a standard tradition at our house for every holiday.
I will share more pictures later in the week.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Teen Christmas Bedroom

My sixteen year old daughter needed to make a trip to town to purchase some things to make her room look more like Christmas.

 I am loving the results of her decorating extravaganza.
 She began her decorating with this Christmas quilt we purchased a few weeks ago. 
It is the exact colors of her room.

 Today she made this NOEL by glittering and then hot gluing the letters together.
She has her Christmas book waiting to be read and albums waiting to be played.

 I am especially liking the tube lights.
They look very vintage with all of her vintage stuff on top of the piano.

 She made these snow globes from fruit jars.
They added just the right touch. 
Thanks dear daughter for all of your Christmas inspiration.
I am especially enjoying writing this post while listening to my new Michael BublĂ© Christmas album that you and your brother suggested I get myself for Christmas. 
You were so right. 
It is the perfect thing to put me in the spirit of the holidays.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Barn Party

The weather in the Big Woods last weekend was perfect for hosting a Barn Party.
We had some friends over to shoot skeet and eat with us. 
My husband named the evening Skeets and Eats.
It was a great opportunity once again to set up the long table.
I love this shot with the big tree at the end.
This is my favorite tree down by the barn.
We grilled hot dogs, ate chili, sausage balls, and pecan pie.


Saturday, October 11, 2014


 It's fall in the Big Woods.
 That means, it is time for the dogwood trees to show out with their beautiful red berries.
The leaves on the soybeans are beginning to turn yellow.
And, the persimmon trees are loaded, and the persimmons are beginning to ripen.
Winter is not far behind.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cherry Fluff

This is a very simple and delicious dessert recipe.
It is a dessert that I have made often.
The recipe originally came from my Sewing Sister, and she often makes it using sugar free filling and fat free ingredients.
You will need:
1 large box vanilla instant pudding and pie filling
3 cups cold milk
12 ounces cool whip
graham crackers
cherry pie filling
Cover the bottom of a decorative bowl with graham crackers.  Don't worry about how they look...just completely cover the bottom.

Mix the box of pudding and pie filling with the 3 cups milk according to the package directions.
Stir the cool whip into the pie filling mixture.

 Cover the graham crackers with 1/3 of the mixture.
Cover with graham crackers.
Then continue layering with mixture, crackers, mixture.
Now open the pie filling.
(This is a very difficult recipe.)
Carefully spoon the pie filling onto the top of the pudding mixture.



I have also made this dessert with peach pie filling or blueberry pie filling.
Be sure to refrigerate!!!


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