Monday, November 29, 2010

More Flipping

While sipping my hot coco and flipping thru Blogland,
I came across  this cuddly wool bag and throw.
What can I say...I'm a sheepherder's daughter.
Loving the wool bag and throw.

I just love flipping,

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Flipping thru Blogland

No new Christmas magazines to flip thru this year, just Blog land.
Some how, 
I stumbled upon this site, John Lewis.
Its a cross between a Michael's and a Nordstrom's all wrapped up in one store.
Still trying to figure it out.

Happy flipping,

Saturday, November 20, 2010

All I Want for Christmas is A ...

I was watching Martha the other day and she made this incredible pancake on her show.
The recipe is a  NY Times old recipe.
I couldn't wait to try it this morning.
I am in LOVE...

Click on the link above for the recipe.
We tried it with the lemon juice and powdered sugar.
It was heavenly!

here is a link to an article about the pancake.


Monday, November 15, 2010

A Mock Thanksgiving Table

If I was hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, 
this is what my table would look like.

I found the garland at, Walmart for a dollar.
The vases with the apples were bought to use at my daughter's wedding this past summer.
We ended up not using them.
They were to fragile for the candy bar.

The salt and pepper shakers were an antique find many years ago.
The little clay pots were purchased from my favorite store in Phoenix, Sage.
And the dishes are some of my favorite thrift store finds.
Do you recognize the glasses?
Martha Stewart.
She sold these at Kmart, before she up and left to go to Macy's.
Martha should really call me for some business advice.
I don't think Macy's was a good move.

We will be traveling to my daughter's home in the southern part of the state for 
Thanksgiving this year.

To all of you out in blog land,
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 12, 2010


A little bit nippy this morning, so I pulled out the Uggs.
I know.
These are so not cool anymore.
But I love mine.

Proper attire for taking your daughter to school.
Pajames, frumpy sweater, and Uggs.
Minus a bra.
I always forget the bra.

Have a great Weekend!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

To Many or Not Enough?

Some of the best recipes I use are found in these magazines.  
I also love her food photography.
So yummy to look at.

Never Enough,

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

as spooky as i can get

My dad was throwing away this tin.
  When I told him I wanted it, he just laughed at me.
  I knew I would find a use for it.
  I can't stand to throw tin away.
 I just love it.
For some reason,
my Dad has decided that he needs to clean up the junk at his ranch.
He brings loads and loads of stuff down to take to the junk people.
When I saw what he was doing, I just about had a heart attack.
I told him to STOP it.
I even made him pull a few items off of the trailer,
 which was no easy task.

This barrel belonged to my Dad.  
The branches were used in the centerpieces at my daughter's wedding.
I bought the black bird's at Michael's.  
I wish I had bought more.
When I went back to buy more, they were out.

This frame is waiting for a picture of my daughter from her wedding.
So I added a paper crow.
Love it....

Another idea stolen from Martha.
Only she put the hands in punch.

You can't tell from this picture, 
but the urns were filled with dry ice which formed ice crystals on the outside of the urns.
  I loved the look of the ice on the outside of the urns.  
It gave the table a creepy element.

My jello face.

Homemade caramel corn.

Store bought cupcakes.
I had to draw the line some where.

Ali with Bella and Edward.

Ali with her prom queen cousin and her kitty cat best friend 
who looks as if she has horns coming out of her head.
Ali went as "Sandy"
from "Grease".
I think she was way "hotter" then Sandy.

Little Miss Super Hero!
Who fell asleep before the party even started and woke up when the
party ended at midnight.

This party was soooo much fun and soooo much work.

My favorite thing of the night was the jello face I made.
I found the recipe in a Martha Stewart magazine.  
Her recipe called for wine. I substituted the wine with "Pom" pomegranite juice.
The jello face was my creation.
I have seen her do this with juice for punch and I thought,
"Why not jello?"
I used blackberries for his collar. 
Nobody wanted to eat the face.

A big THANK YOU to my sister
for taking pictures and to my
brother and his family for the fog machine.
I love you guys... your the best!

Spooked out,