Friday, November 30, 2012

Good Enough for Literary Friday!

OOOOOH! To my sweet reading friends.... THIS WAS SOOOOOO GOOD!
All the girls in the book club gave it 2 thumbs up. It was the perfect choice for our  October meeting.
All based on historical facts, this story read like the best suspense novel ever!
Just enough gore that you know what happened but a lot is left to the imagination, which I personally is a sign of a really good writer. 
If you end up reading it or have read it... Let me know. 
I would love to hear your thoughts! 

From the Back of the book:
Their fates were linked by the magical Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, nicknamed the “White City” for its majestic beauty. Architect Daniel Burnham built it; serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes used it to lure victims to his World’s Fair Hotel, designed for murder. Both men left behind them a powerful legacy, one of brilliance and energy, the other of sorrow and darkness.
Here, then, is your ticket to the greatest fair in history—a place where incredible dreams came to life alongside darkest nightmares.

I'm joining in for Literary Friday.  Go see Ricki Jill for more great reading selections!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Checking in!

Hola Sweet Friends!

Are you so busy loving the season? 
We are! 

We're winter gardening...  Look at those little roses! 

 Canning... I made homemade cranberry sauce... wonderfulness!
 I will be sharing that recipe with you.


 Crocheting! I can't wait to show you this fun project.

 ...more decorating!

... and MORE decorating! 

Monday, November 19, 2012


It's HERE! 
Can you believe it? Again I ask you! "Where did the year go?" 
I hope that you are having great week and that you are enjoying all that you have to be greatful for.
 I've been thinking... 
I'm greatful for so many things. But what am I greatful for this year that I wasn't greatful for last year? Thinking.... Thinking.... 
Another year of being married to my wonderful husband. 
Another year of good health.
Another year of wonderful Family and Friends.
Another year of blogging!

Sorry, that was a cop out. 
Thnking again.... pause...
I picked up crochet and I'm really greatful for the relaxation that that brings. 
Some old wonderful friends moved back to town. 
AND I got to be published! 

I'll leave you with the same question...
Can you list 3 things that you are greatful for this year, that you weren't greatful for last year? 

P.S. I have started a new project... more to come!

I'll be joining Marty for Table Top Tuesday!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

How Cute Is THIS!?

Hi Favorite Friends and Neighbors! 
I hope you are having a FABULOUS week! 

I just finished my latest little project and thought I would
pop in and show it off a little.

  I used this pattern from the Lion Brand Yarn web site. 
 But of course... I changed it a little.... 
I used a larger hook(J instead of G), 
2 yarns at the same time and my 
cast on was 28 instead of 38.
I even did a cute little lining and a covered button.

I am really loving the whole crochet thing. 
I'm not sure why, but it really relaxes me.

It just dawned on me...
I'm AM that crazy, crochet lady with the 3 cats! 

Oh well!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Views worth mentioning...

Hi Lovelies....

I'm a pretty lucky girl! I get to come home everyday for lunch. Today, as I look out at my back yard, I see balmy, palm trees, warm, sunshine and crisp, cool breezes. Sorry, I'm not trying to torture you, but it is the reason folks move here every year. Everyday this week I have been working (one yummy bowl at a time) on a pot of Beef Bourguignon that I made Sunday for dinner.  It is a little more work than making regular beef stew... but ooooooh! so worth it. It has seriously gotten better everyday. I linked the recipe for you from The Food Network. This is the recipe that I used. 

I also have finished another crochet project... I'll show you that later..... 

Any way, I hope you are having a fabulous Friday! 

Do you have a big weekend planned?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Scarf... A fun weekend project!

This was a fun little project. I still have a bunch of yarn leftover from the afghan that I made our daughter. 
So this didn't really cost anything.

If you would like the instructions on how to make this, just 
click on my Ravelry button that is on my side bar. 

I hope you are having a fabulous week!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012


Hi Lovelies! 

Just want to thank all you sweet gals who jumped in for Fresh-Cut Friday this weekend. We had lots of inspiration. Just in case you missed it... 

Here are a few highlights.

Ricki Jill's Pre-election Patriotic Arrangement.   
LOVE those vases!!

Shirley's gorgeous Maple tree...  so beautiful!

Laura's Adorable Halloween tablescape. 

Thank you again everyone! 
I created a little feature button if you would like to use it.... 
Please do! 

The next Fresh-Cut Friday will be December 7th and the Flower of the month is the Narcissus.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Did someone say NOVEMBER?
Holy Moly! October flew by! 
WELL, I sure am glad you are here! 


The Flower of the Month is the Chrysanthemum. 
But... I saw these sweet Gerbera Daisies and could not 
leave them.

We are having company for dinner Sunday night and I wanted to plan out the tablescape. 
I really wanted more of a French feel.... 
but I do like how this looks.

Maybe I'll take the Butter Slab away...

Any suggestions?
So now I'm anxious to come by and see your flowers... 

Just a friendly reminder:
 Make sure that you all try to visit each other. Fresh-Cut Friday is such a small little party that it really is easy to see and visit everyone. And that really is part of the fun.

I'm going to be joining: 
Honey for Potpourri Friday
And Sherry for Home Sweet Home