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Monday, November 21, 2022

More Festive Offerings!

 Another busy week here!  Creating and packing orders have kept me very busy.

Here are some of the most recent goodies I have created.  Most have sold, but a couple are still available.

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Have a lovely Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, November 11, 2022

The Holiday Offerings begin!

 Popping in to say hello and show you the newest items I have listed on my Facebook page.

Hoping you have a blessed weekend!

Monday, October 31, 2022

HaPpY hAlLoWeEn! A fUn CoLlEcTiOn Of ViNtAgE pHoToS

 Every year I love to look back at the costumes of yesteryear....I fondly recall many Halloweens with my brother and sister...what fun we had dressing up...one year a witch, another a gypsy, and the list goes on and on.  I don't have time this year to pour over the albums from my parents' collection, but here are some fun and freaky costumes from time gone by....

 Happy Haunting!

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Where did October go?

Hello dear friends!  Sorry it has taken so long for me to post once again.

October has, like the pretty autumn leaves, somehow fluttered away from me.  The weather, however, has been beautiful during most of the month...a well deserved  'Indian Summer' after a rainy and cool September.   The trees have been spectacular this Fall....such brilliant colors of red, orange and gold.  Our Gingko tree is particularly stunning with it's bright gold....but alas, the change is upon us, and the rain and wind have come at last, taking off what leaves are left on the maples, redbuds and oak.

We've had a full month of fun and chores.  I had to watch lil Grant for a week, when his sitter's child was sick.  It was fun but a little exhausting, chasing a 2 year old around for a week.  He is a real character though, so it was a pleasure.  During that week, we went on a 'field trip' with our other grandsons and their Mom, who home schools the boys.   We went to one of my all time favorite Fall hikes....Taughannock Falls State Park.  I snapped quite a few pictures while we were there.....

Joey, hamming it up

Exploring the pools of water on the bedrock

Lil Man, Grant

Peter, the wanderer...lol

When our hike was over, we prepped for a nice picnic, but before we could start eating, the bees came, and we had to high-tail it into the car to eat.  I took these pics right before we set up the picnic table for lunch.

L to R - Peter, Joey, Grant, Nicholas and Todd

I think they were hungry!

I've been renovating my chicken yard, moving the fencing and redoing supports...thanks to my hubby we are finally done, and it is oh so much better....pics another time, as it is rainy and windy today.

I did manage to fit in finishing this wool and cotton applique quilt...it's definitely one of my favorites!

Sunday, we took a walk with some of the family...it was another glorious day!  Now, to walk around our 'block' you can chose the 3.5 miles walk or the 5 mile walk...that's how big these country blocks are...lol.    I took a few snaps of the scenery....

That's all for today friends....I have a lot to do, and a bone density scan this afternoon....so I am off and running.  Take care and be blessed!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

 Good morning dear friends!

The sun is shining and finally, it promises to be a beautiful day!  Time to get the lawn mowed and pick the rest of the produce and put the garden to bed for the winter.  I'll be using some of my old cornstalks for Fall decorating as well.

There is nothing like a warm, yummy meal in the cool of Fall, and this one is one of our favorites.....


This is such an easy meal to throw together...whether you are just staying at home, planning a little dinner with friends, or a large family get-together, this meal is such to please and impress!

Here is what you will need 


(Of course, proportions are dependent on how many people you wish to feed, but for 4 servings, this is a good guideline)

*One chicken, skin on and cut up (breast, legs, wings, thighs)

*Olive oil

*2 sweet onions, sliced thinly 

*4-5 large lemons

*Several sprigs of fresh rosemary, chopped (you can use dried - 2 T- but fresh is so much better)

Salt & Pepper

Rinse chicken pieces and place in a 9 x 13 pan or large, with sides (don't crowd the pieces).  Spread onion slices around the pan.

Remove leaves from stems and finely chop the rosemary.

Drizzle chicken and onions with a generous amount of olive oil, and sprinkle with the salt, pepper and rosemary. Toss until all the chicken and onions are well coated with oil and herbs.


Now, juice one or two of your lemons and pour over the chicken.  Next slice a couple of the lemons thinly and place over the chicken pieces.

Place in 400 degree oven and bake, covered with foil, for one hour, basting with the juices occasionally.  Remove foil, and add a few more lemon slices, continue baking for another 1/2 hour and serve over white rice, spooning on some of the pan juices...oh so yummy.  

The onions caramelize and add so much to the dish, so don't skimp on them.  It may seem like a lot when you are prepping the dish, but they are delicious.  Add more or less lemon to your taste.  We love lemon and rosemary, so I tend to add quite a bit.

Let me know if you enjoy the recipe.  It's so simple yet so delicious!

 Happy Fall!

  “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”

Genesis 8:22 

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