Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Book Review ~ Murder On The Orient Express

I thought that I would give a quick update on the Book Club. I have been a little busy lately and I have not updated our books. Well here goes!

Our November Book Selection:
Left To Tell

by Immaculee Ilibagiza

I am really looking forward to this one! It has been on my reading list for some time. It is an Autobiography of a young woman that survives the Rwandan Holocaust. If you want to join in, I will review the book the week of Thanksgiving. I would love to hear what you have to say.


Our October Book Selection:
Murder On The Orient Express
by Agatha Christie

This was a fun read for the month of Halloween. Gruesome murder, intrigue, mystery...
I enjoyed this book. It was a fast read. I am not usually one to pick a book up like this, but we do try to read things that are out of the norm. I would recommend it. Only slightly predictable. 7 out of 8 girlfriends would recommend this book.
I think I will try to rent the 1974 movie for Halloween night.



This was the book selection for September...
Sorry! Didn't like it! Wouldn't recommend it. Only one girlfriend out of 8 liked this one.

I felt that the author failed to develop the characters, story line and also made broad generalizations about groups of people.


So that brings you up to date on what the Girlfriends Book Club has been reading. As always let me know what you think. I love to hear what you have to say!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Little More Fall...

Apple pie, snicker doodles, caramel apples, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin roll, pumpkin spice latte, candy corn, spice cake, hot chocolate, mulled cider, fudge, apple butter...

Sweet Fall

What will you be making your family this fall?

If you are planning your Christmas decor... Checkout my giveaway!! See the button in my sidebar for information.

Hardly anyone has signed up so your chances are really good...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Silly Kitty!

Mama says I pretty... hers smart!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Heart of the Home Party!

Welcome to my Kozy Kountry Kitchen!

Wednesday the 13th is the Heart of the Home party at Shelia's blog NoteSongs. I will be joining her for all the fun tours. Make sure you head over and see all of the beautiful kitchens.


Tuesday is always Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.
Make sure you check all the lovely vignettes out. Lots of wonderful ideas.

No fancy, schmancy counter tops or appliances. Just simple.

See the backsplash? Looks like tile right? It's not... It is a faux finish... One of the things that I love about my little kitchen...
These cabinets are one of the things that sold me on the kitchen 7 years ago when I bought the home.
The house was built over 15 years ago and the kitchen definitely needs some updates, but I still love it the way it is. I know that some of the pros out there will say that there is to much on top of my cabinets ... but I have collected these family items over decades.

If I had all the money in the world what would I change?

I would have white cabinets and a mix of marble and wood counter tops. An apron skirt sink. That's it. Oh, maybe a little bigger foot print and more cabinet space.

I would still have all the clutter... I can't help it... I love it! It reminds me of all the wonderful cooks in my family. All the wonderful holidays and family dinners...
And YES! I would still have all white appliances! How OLD FASHION!

What's on the range? A big pot of Chili! Perfect for a cooler day.

I even keep a glass right by the sink. We still drink sink water every now and then (gasp!)

It is so true! Your kitchen really is the heart of the home. Make sure your kitchen reflects you more than a magazine or "style". Give it more heart than style.

Make sure you check out my giveaway for Fresh Cut Friday on November the 5th!

Info is in the post below...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Here's The Give Away!

You could win this...

OR This... your choice of one or the other... Delivered to your home for the holidays.
Both are fresh evergreen arrangements from QVC. I have given these to family and friends in the past and they really are beautiful.

I would like to let more people know about Fresh Cut Fridays and I'm hoping that you will help me. SOOOO I am going to having a give away!

You can win your choice of the either one of the 2 Holiday arrangements above.

You can win several different ways. Do any or all of the following. For each item you will get your name in the hat another time. That increases your chances. Just let me know. But don't feel like you have to do all of the following.

  1. Participate in the next Fresh Cut Friday on November 5th
  2. Add my new Fresh Cut Friday Image to your Side Bar with a link to my blog promoting the party.
  3. Do a post on your blog with a link to my blog promoting the party.
  4. Leave a comment on this post.
  5. Become a follower.

I will announce the winner on November 8th.

Good Luck!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Just popping in to show you this fall wreath that I made! I'm so tickled with the way it turned out. It's hanging on the front door.

This is the wreath hanging in the kitchen. I didn't make this one, but it was on sale last year at Michaels.

Is anyone else having issues with blogger not uploading images tonight?

Very irritating!

ANY HOO! Come by tomorrow and I will be announcing my give away

Enjoy your Sunday evening.

Monday, October 4, 2010

A "Feather Your Nest" Shower

Would you like to join me for a Bridal Shower?
Well, I couldn't really invite everyone, now could I?
But you can join me in a virtual shower.

Well Come On in!

Make sure you drop your gift on the gift table!

A cool cup of Sparkling Cranberry Punch?

There seems to be a bird theme!?

Tasty birdie treats! Chocolate bird nests with vanilla jelly bean eggs!

Miniature cheese cakes...

  • Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches,
  • Spinach, Strawberry and Pecan Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Fruit Salad
  • Various cheeses

Make sure you take a party favor!

Thank you for coming and helping to celebrate Tiffiny and Eric's wedding!

AWE! Sweet Little Love Birds!

I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday!

Make sure you stop by and see all the lovely vignettes and table tops!