Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

getting ready for
Posted by Picasawhat a joy & blessing the fall 2011
was for faithbook
can't wait to see what God has in store
for the ladies that come in
spring 2012!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Posted by Picasathis new door has been
calling my name
since it was installed two
days before Christmas
i've studied it, admired it
& now i can't wait to
paint it
it's taken alot of
"staying on track"
to not just get out the
paint & create
soo just as soon as i
get all the decorations
stored away
i'm so getting out
my paint brushes &
making this door even
more wonderful

out under the pergola
we swing & talk
& i think there is some
cigar smoking going on
out there
now there will be a fresh
view from the inside into
the world of garden magic
extraordinairely wonderful

Saturday, December 24, 2011


it is often said that
we might starve in a cute kitchen
as i often get carried away with
the decorations & forget about
the food
i found a few days ago
that i needed 5 timers to
make food!
only setting off
the smoke alarm twice

now don't forget that this
is what was going on  at
the back french doors
rip out old doors
install new ones
making them "fit"
is always a challenge
in an old castle
do you like the dishtowel
as the dead bolt??
oh, & the new stripped awnings
beatrix potter needed a christmas nap
after all the festivities

(ps - i am trying to not concentrate on the
painting of the interior of the doors
this eve
oh, it is so hard
but not to worry
i have a vision)
visions of sugarplums?

Merry Christmas to All!!
Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 23, 2011

the mushroom adventure

as seen on tv
pioneer women
burgandy mushroom
cooks for nine hours!!
home all day today
getting it all together

cook covered for 6 hours
uncover & cook 3 hours
cooking it down

smelling so very wonderful
will taste devine
served with beef
think I'll use these for
mixing paint
new year project
Posted by Picasa
i often cook with wine
sometimes i put it in
the food!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

little feet
first baptist church waco
walking the Christmas pageant

costumes waiting for their actors
big time organ fills the
evening with praise
good job everyone
children & adults together
for a
Blessed Christmas Program

Saturday, December 17, 2011

in honor of the men of the fam
(missing oldest son)-home soon!
going for a weekend of
high school playoff games
i made
my first friend that i made
when moving to houston
wonderful friend & cook
shared her special recipe
for texas trash - has
ingredients like no other!!

the first photo is the artful display
the second shot of the items is
what i call the "store shot"

everything must be big
big bowl & big spoon

big baking sheets
big scoop
big island
no wonderful items
on the top
(hum, that's hard to do)

big sink

big ovens

baking at 250 degrees for 1 hour
(stirring every 15 minutes)
big texas trash treasure
oh, it smells so good in
this ol' kitchen
packed up & ready for snacking
what a fun morning
bee oh, so merry & bright


Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 15, 2011

the angelgirls
 (that christmas there were 2)
now there's 4 angelgirls

pure joy
tears flowing even now
so thankful that their daddy
is home
(he was deployed that year)
to enjoy the magic
that only children can bring
to christmas