Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Okay -- I'm In!! Another Wordless Wednesday Post

One of our gorgeous photos of our recent Mexican trip!

I know I said "wordless" but because of my big mouth, it's hard to keep it at that. Stay warm and enjoy your day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

I've Got Coconut On My Mind!!

Ever since I talked to Deb of Wuglyees and The Wug's Backyard Blogspot last night and this morning, I've had coconut candy on my mind! You see I had a sweet tooth last night and dug into the coconut candy we brought back from Mexico! You can see what it looked like in the photo above!
Well, as is normal for me, I couldn't keep my big mouth shut about it, I had to talk about with Deb. Her mouth started to water to the point that her hubby had to run out and try to find some coconut candy for her!!! She got coconut M&M's which are a favorite of mine too! Last night she even dreamed about chocolate and candy!!! Did I start something or what!!!! TeeHee!! So, as promised, I am posting a photo for her and anyone else that finds it interesting, so you can see what it looks like! Look at all that gooey coconut!! Yummy!!

As you can see we bought one in white and one in yellow!! They taste exactly the same, just a different color. They taste a bit like a macaroon, but chewy like candy!

Well after bragging (a LOT) about it's tastiness, I promised I would share a wonderful recipe for Macaroon Tartlets! Here is the recipe! I hope you all enjoy it. It's one of my personal favorites! Please comment and let me know what you think.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I Made The Front Page And I Got An Award!!!

When I awoke this morning I was thrilled to receive the wonderful email from rachelheath, letting me know that the treasury she put me in made the front page on Etsy last night!!! The treasury is at the side of this post. The necklace is above!

Also when I awoke yesterday morning I had another nice surprise!! I received this award!! Cool! It was a busy day, so I was NOT able to respond before now....sorry Jo-anne, but thank you so much!!

has awarded me with this.

What a lovely surprise. Thank you.

Rules for accepting this award:
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post
Tell us seven things about yourself
Award 15 recently discovered new bloggers
Contact these bloggers and let them know they've received the award

I would like to pass this award onto:

A Little Piece of Me
botanicals and beginnings
By Your Side
Cheryl's Purple Cow - Raising Awareness One Bead At A Time
DeShawn Marie Handcrafted Soap
Finding Charm
From the Ash Tree Meadow
A Painting A Day By Kristen Stein
Krafty Max Originals
Linda B's Blog
Susan Hemann
{The Ardent Sparrow}

Now for the 7 things you may not know about me:

1. I'm one of Jehovah's Witnesses
2. I married my high school sweetheart almost 39 years ago!
3. I was a cheerleader in the 8th grade.
4. I have 2 sisters and 3 brothers by my father and 3 different women.
5. I get seasick watching a boat rock in the water. (Go figure! My dad used to have a cabin cruiser!)
6. I used to have a cocker spaniel named Brandon (aka "Braindead!")
7. I have 2 wonderful sons!! One is 34 and the other is 32! And I have 2 wonderful daughter in laws and 2 wonderful grandchildren!!

That's it!! Hope you aren't bored with this post!
Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Quiet Thursday

After being gone for 2 weeks, I've had some really busy days since I've been home. But today is going to be a quiet day for me, sort of soothing like my photo (I took on vacation) above. Take some quiet time today and reflect on the beauty of the earth and what a wonderful creator we have!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Beads And Surprises

As many of you know, I was on vacation the last 2 weeks in Mexico visiting my son. The first photo is a picture of a pretty little black cat sitting on a doorstep! I thought it would make a great photo!! The above photo is a picture of the beach. But oh, what I came home to!! I had a special gift waiting for me from my dear friend at Wuglylees! You see, Deb had a giveaway on her blog as she does on a regular basis (so check it out so you can enter), and I happened to win!! I never win anything, so you can just imagine how thrilled I was! Well this is the package I came home to.

Look at how pretty it was wrapped!!

What a pretty little card she added to it!

And this is the necklace I won! Yay! Pretty, isn't it!

Okay, now I'll quit bragging about my win! Oh, first though, I need to tell you that I won the next giveaway too! But I passed it on since I had just won this!

Back to the vacation! Of course I can't go anywhere without buying something! So I had a field day buying beads in 2 different towns!! Had a great time there as you can see from the photo below!

I know that a lot of these beads I can buy here. But the strands were much longer and cheaper than here, so I just couldn't resist!
Also, while walking on the beach I was able to pick up some Mexican beach stones. Amazing! They already have holes in them to use in jewelry making! Evidently the birds do that while pecking at them to get what's inside. What's inside a rock??? Ummm...

I was also able to get a lot of shells with holes to use in summer style bracelets. I'm sure looking forward to putting a few things together. Time......that's the difficult part! I'll be sure to show them off as they come together.

Have a great Wednesday!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Repeat After Me........."There Is No Snow...there is no snow!"

If you really put your mind to it, you can convince yourself that there IS not snow!! Look at these beautiful spring tulips....only a few short weeks from now and we'll be looking at the reality of the least here in Michigan. For the time being, just look at their beauty and imagine yourself picking them. And repeating...."there is no snow!"
Have a great weekend everyone!