Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mirror, Mirror on the Floor....

Who's the fairest doggie of them all.......

Emily is!!
11years young, born on April Fools Day, the only female in the litter of 11
She does have a great sense of humor..
...her kids thought she needed a hat a the fiesta party....

She is quite the pampered pup:

She loves her "babies"

She hasn't met a pillow she doesn't like

She loves presents (what pampered pup doesn't)

it's so bad we have to have a special present for her
whenever we open presents on birthdays etc
or we hear abt it

and She is a big old momma's girl!

Please join Kelly at Kelly's Korner
for Show Us your Life - Pets

Saturday, September 26, 2009


I have a confession - I'm not big on pink
I like the color - especially paired with brown or black
I love to look at it.............. but it just isn't me
That having been said, I have been back at making jewelry
and these are 2 of of the sets I have made this week
Set 1

set 2

I have to admit the second set is my favorite one.
I think because it's the least fussy of the two.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Gingered Squash and Pear Soup

I adapted this recipe from this months Woman's Day Magazine:
Gingered Squash and Pear Soup Recipe
By Woman's Day Kitchen


1 chopped onion
1 Tbsp grated ginger
1 large butternut squash
2 ripe pears
4 cups low fat low salt chicken broth
Salt and pepper (to taste)

Garnish: Sour cream and toasted pumpkin seeds


Sauté chopped onion and grated ginger in a little oil in a large pot until onion is tender. I punctured the squash skin with a fork then microwaved the butternut for a 1 minute to soften the peel - I then peeled and chopped it up and put it in a crockpot. While it was microwaving I , peeled, cored and chopped the pears adding them also to the crockpot. Add the chicken broth and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the pears and squash is tender. Cool slightly, then purée until smooth. Garnish with sour cream and toasted pumpkin seeds. Makes 8 cups.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Has anyone else heard abt Free Cycle?

From their Website:
Welcome! The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,803 groups with 6,578,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on “Browse Groups” above the search box. Have fun!

This Freecycle group matches people who have things they need to get rid of with people who can use them. Our goal is to keep usable items out of the landfill. By using what we already have on this earth, we reduce consumerism, manufacture fewer goods, and lessen the impact on the earth. Another benefit of using Freecycle is that it encourages us to get rid of junk that we no longer need and promote community involvement in the process. Free your inner pack rat!

I would suggest if you decide to get an item or post an item that you meet the person at a populated place like a restaurant etc - never at your home or theirs.
My hsb recently got a air brush, model airplane parts and 3 rockets - all for free!
Please make sure you check their site out at

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Thrifty Treasure's

Please join Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures

My Thrifty Treasures this week were from Michael's
I got the following birds for $1.59 a piece

The beaded wreath was also on sale for $2.79

The candy dish was $2.39


This morning we went to the Springfield Flea Market/Antique Extravaganza
at The Clark County Fairgrounds
There were more than 1500 vendors - however since the weather was spitting rain a lot had closed up and left. There were still a lot of booths - in the Swine Barns, the Art and Craft Building not to mention outside on the grounds

The following booth is from two stores that are side by side in Washington Courthouse Ohio
One is Harry and Annie's
The other is Memory Gate

They have such nice merchandise. I discussed with one of the owners about blogging
I think their items would fit in perfectly!


Today we stopped at a Junk Shop - pictures and words can not even begin to show/tell you abt this place. t is a combination architectural salvage, flea market items and just pure junk! I believe he buys from house that are going to be demolished, estate sales etc and just plops them where ever. There is so much stuff that nothing is priced - you have to ask......

The people who work here are very helpful
Does anyone need a washer?
It is 2 levels and can be rather dusty/dirty but there are some finds
All kinds of corbels:
Claw Foot Tub Feet
Indoor, Outdoor Doors - there is 2 whole walls full!
Porcelain, Brass and Glass Knobs $5-$15 each knob
Door locks
The downstair shelves:
It is very difficult to see up here - minimal lighting
I would suggest bringing a flashlight
I used a flash on the pix as well as lightened them b/4 posting

There were chairs here and there:

There were mirrors just stuck in corners
Going back downstairs:
The place doesn't even have a name!
It is near the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield OH