Thursday, August 30, 2012


Don't you think this is the CUTEST thing EVER?  
I saw it on crafty crow but check it out here on Teawagontales cute blog, so fun!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen

I heard this 20 years ago and loved it.  My favorite part is, 'don't read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.'

Monday, August 27, 2012


These are my absolute favorite brownies.  They are so moist and I like them best warm out of the oven...with no frosting.  Yes, that is my taste sample from the corner, fresh out of the oven....I can't take it to the church social without tasting it can I?

Zucchini Brownies
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 1/2 c. white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 egg
2 cups shredded zucchini

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9 x 13 pan, or grease and flour
Mix oil, sugar, egg and vanilla together, add flour and cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Mix well. Fold in zucchini and spread in pan.
Bake 20-30 minutes till toothpick comes out clean.  I used a large cookie sheet and baked  15 minutes.

6 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Melt butter and add cocoa, stir and let set to cool.  When cool, mix in sugar and vanilla.  It is a thin frosting.  Frost brownies when they are cool.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


It's one of those mornings.....the air is "pre-autumn crisp" and I need something hearty for breakfast.  Thank goodness I have some blueberries, (I could have used huckleberries I have a few of those.)
I love this whole wheat pancake mix from my friend Beth Pocock Shirley.  I think you will too!

1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/3 cup milk
2 eggs
3 TB brown sugar
3 TB oil
1 TB baking powder
pinch of salt

I like to eat a few hot out of the pan with just butter, like a piece of toast, then a few with berries and maple syrup.  Just right for this kind of morning.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Cody and I met in High School, I was 15, he was 17.....

He is the kindest person I've ever met!

Monday, August 13, 2012


 Butterflies don't know the color of their wings but human eyes know how beautiful they are.
Likewise you don't know how good you are, but others can see that you are special.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

60's to the 70's?

 I remember in the 60's our kitchen having these aqua colors....our living room furniture was brown.  Back then, decorating was not the "THING" to do, people were just happy to be getting by with jobs, starting families and moving to the "burbs." Then when the 70's came along....
The colors started into the oranges, gold and green.....remember (those of you who are old enough) the harvest gold and green appliances?  When my husband and I bought our first house in the early 80's, it still had orange counter tops and carpet from the 70's. I think it even had a harvest gold stove.  I hope we don't go back to those colors, I may have to be stuck in a 2012 time warp with aqua and cream because I did EVERYTHING possible to get rid of  that orange back then. (Just between you and me and blog land, I decided not to sweep or clean up spills on the orange kitchen carpet in hopes it would get so bad that we would have to replace it....however, after a few weeks I couldn't stand it and had to vacuum! We had it 8 years...yes 8!  I still remember how happy I was to get wood floors!