Friday, December 30, 2011

Going out for New Years 2012?

Farewell Christmas 2011 and Welcome 2012! I spent the day yesterday taking down all of our decorations and cleaning and dusting. Sneezing all day because of the dust and glitter floating around. I did some changing around and I like how it turned out. I picked up a new cupboard yesterday for my guest bedroom and when I get it set up I will get some pics for you. I like it cause it is tall. I sold the small dresser that was in that room and wanted something taller and bigger.
This was my very first year blogging (and Christmas) and I have had so much fun looking and reading all of yours! So inspiring and such wonderful stories and the pictures have been amazing, but the best part is connecting and meeting new friends and I want to thank all of you!
Enjoy my following pictures.
This is Houdina.
I am watching her for our neice who is traveling this holiday with family.
She is so gentle and loves attention.
I think she is 5 years old.
Christine I would love to watch her anytime you need me!
We are not going out for New Years.
What are you doing.
Oh and before I forget I wish my friend Carmen at Primcats to get well soon and the best for 2012!
Love to everybody!
Buddy wants to play..I don't think so!

Can we be friends?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Is it working? Wednesday 2011

Making cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve before the grandkids went home.
I am having a great vacation. I had my 2 grankids overnight and having fun but have to go home today. i am off to do some shopping and hit some sales after they leave.
I hope blogger is working now!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Calico Beans/ Menu/ Pics

Ornaments on my tree.
I found this in Jeffries Antique Mall. (Ohio)
Great Old Butter Churn I have sitting next to my Dough Box in the kitchen.
Large Old Grain Scoop I found in Ohio a couple of weeks ago.
I put the greens and a flicker candle in it.

Recipe for you.
I finished my meal shopping today and wanted to share a recipe with you that tastes great with Ham. It is called Calico Beans and is very easy to make and the smells are wonderful ....and very tastey.
Plus I needed to sit down and take a break.
1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. bacon
1 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1 t. dry mustard
1 t. salt
2 t. vinegar
1/2 T. garlic salt
1 can pork and beans, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can lima beans, drained
Cook beef and bacon ( I cook together). Drain well. Mix all ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. ( I cook 60 minutes)
I doubled the recipe for Christmas and it is the first to go.
My menu is
2 Hams
Calico Beans
Baked Beans
Corn Casserole
Sweet Potatoe Souffle
Parmesan Potatoes
Kraut and Sausage
Michigan Salad
Raw Veggie Tray
Cheese Tray
Rolls and Butter
Pumpkin Pie
Oh I'm hungry!
"Blessings "

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Saturday

I have not been able to post or read much cause I am sure like the rest of you ' it has been busy'.
I have to work Monday and Tuesday and then I am off for 2 weeks so I plan on catching up with all of you.
So I am wishing you all now a 'Very Merry Christmas' !

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Grab a mug of eggnog and enjoy some more pics.

Who doesn't like eggnog right?
I wish it wasn't loaded with calories.
What is your favorite thing to drink this time of year?
Have a cozy evening!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Family Room Christmas

Oops! Sorry this is so dark.

This pic is on the top of my TV cabinet. One of my favorite Santas.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Pics at my house / Merry Christmas

~My Christmas Tree~
Love this prim Santa!
My friend Cindy gave me this cheese box on wheels a long time ago and I use it for so many things. I love the trees in it for now.
Table top in my dining room. A ptim tree is in the bucket and I still need to add filler in the bucket.

Little Tree very pretty at night with the small silicone lights.
This pantry cupboard sits to the left of my mustard cupboard in the corner.
Sorry about the glare.
Top of my mustard cupboard~simple~
Brown Crocks decked out for Christmas in my mustard cupboard.
I will show you some more later in the week.
Time to start Sunday supper.
Spagetti with salad and garlic bread.
What are you having for supper tonight?

Friday, December 2, 2011


Cheryls Sheep
Happy Early Friday morning everyone in Blogland. Here we are in December and it is snowing outside and glistening in the moonlight.
Tomorrow I will finally get my tree up and decorated so I will share my holiday decos with you. It sure has been fun looking at all of your wonderful decorations and I have gotten some new ideas this year. Isn't it fun!!!!
Buy American was on the news this week. I'm in!!!! Are you?
If you spend only 64.00 it is suppose to help boost our economy and create jobs. I bought this magnifying mirror (10x) last night at Sallys Beauty supply and I can see so much better. You know what I mean. And made in USA. Wasn't 64.00 but I will make that up tomorrow.