October 23, 2010

My Saturday Bounty...

Some "Saturday Sale" Treasures to Share with you!
A darling vintage Baby Dish...

Some wonderful Old Greeting Cards...

This fab Movie Magazine, circa 1956!

A Whitman Scrapbook...

This Hilarious Celebrity Cookbook!

Beautiful Vintage Tablecloths!

 Copper Jell-O Molds...

A huge grouping of Doillies....

...and these collectible Tupperware Coaster Sets!

It was a fun hunt!
How was your Saturday morning?


October 20, 2010

My First Game of Tag...

My friend Cindy at Letters from Midlife tapped me on the shoulder...
and asked me to play along!  Here goes...

1. Who would you like to see in concert and have a backstage pass to meet?
Well...a year before her death I had the privilege of seeing the sensational Eartha Kitt in concert and had the honor of meeting her briefly after the show.  I have always adored her...so that was a very special treat.  In her 80's she was simply gorgeous,  sexy and regal at the same time! Her voice and musical styling was impeccable!

2. What one skill would you like to possess that you can't already do?

For sure ~I would love to be able to play the piano~
But it is never too late right?
3. What fictional character (from books or movies) would you like to meet?

Clark Kent comes to mind... or perhaps Rhett Butler!

4. Where would your dream home be located?

I love living here in Oregon...
... but a view of the river would be lovely!

5. If you could switch careers or start one for the first time, what would you like to do? 

A professional singer would be fantastic. 
I have had the opportunity to perform in quite a few musicals in recent years...it was wonderful...
but to sing with a small jazz band
...now that would be a dream come true!

6. If money, responsibility and fear weren't considerations, what one great adventurous thing would you attempt?
I would buy a huge property with many acres
and many houses so my large extended family could 
all live close by!
I did say many acres right?

7. What Biblical event would you like to witness? 

Oh there are so many...
The parting of the Red Sea comes to mind....the mightyness of it all!
To have sat by and listened to Jesus speak would have been awesome 
or to have been there to offer Him a cool glass of water at the well. 

October 19, 2010

~I hope you enjoy your new goodies girls~

 The winner of the "Sweet Little Bake Set" is...

and the "Simply Enchanting Crafts" book goes to...

Take a moment to click on their links and visit their darling blogs...

Thanks to everyone that joined the fun...
you are all the best and make "Blogland" 
such a fun place to play!

October 18, 2010

Stay tuned...

 Thanks to everyone who joined my 
double-the-fun giveaway....
I will be announcing the winners tomorrow!
I loved all of your wonderful comments!

October 16, 2010

Bake 'n Play Giveaway!

Don't forget to get your ticket in for my drawing...
just scroll down or...
click here to sign up and see the 
"double-the-fun" giveaway prizes!
~good luck~


October 15, 2010

Don't miss my giveaway!

Don't miss my
"double-the-fun" giveaway...just click here or scroll down

to join in the fun!

October 12, 2010

Two Gifts for you...a pair of giveaways!

I was overwhelmed to see that I received my 400th follower on my blog today!
It is so lovely to see that someone somewhere has made the choice to
add my blog as a place they take notice of and would like to visit again!
I am humbled by this kind gesture of acknowledgement!

I would like to offer two gifts
to show a small token of my gratitude & delight!

~Just add your name to my follow link on the right sidebar (if you are not there already)~
~leave me a comment~
~and I will put your name in the drawing for both of the gifts!~

Please let me know if you have already been following my blog
and I will put in an extra ticket for you!

This first gift is a little something for a little someone in your life...
A sweet baking set with a cookbook, chef's hat, oven mitt and glove
and some mini cupcake liners!
Isn't it darling?

The second gift is for you...so get creative!
"Simply...Enchanting Crafts"... by Lilas Force
This 95 page D&C book has stunning color photos for every project,
which includes over 30 decorative ideas for any occasion.
A touch of magic in each design!
It's just beautiful.

I will draw the winning names this Sunday October 17th...until then... 
pass it along...I look forward to meeting many new friends in "blogland"!


October 8, 2010

Pass it On!

While shopping at the grocery store today and pushing my cart down the aisle.... 
I noticed a woman who was trying to balance several items in her arms.
You know those days when you're just going in for milk and don't need a cart! 
Just when they were all about to fall... I offered her my cart
 ... and told her I could get another one.
Her face lit up with a beautiful smile of gratitude
and in that moment my heart felt full.

Later as I was walking to my car with my purchases
....a young man who worked at the store came out to collect the carts
...as I opened my trunk he came over
and asked if he could help unload my bags.
Once again my heart felt warm...
but this time I was the one feeling gratitude!
Don't you just love how that happens?

October 6, 2010

Pumpkin Delight!

This easy-to make treat just screams "Fall"!

It's a cross between a "pie" and a "cake"!
If you serve it warm use a spoon....as it cools you can cut it into pieces!

 I used a white cake mix (that's what I had on hand)
 ... and I added the walnuts on top!

P.S. I brought this to my  ladies Bible Study...they ate it up!

October 1, 2010

Paper Bag Popcorn...enjoy!

Just in case you missed this post from last year....
Did You Know...
that you can pop popcorn in an ordinary paper bag?

Use a regular lunch size brown paper bag...
...pour in popcorn kernels to cover the bottom of the bag
...white or yellow...your choice!

You don't need to add anything else!
Just fold down the top of the bag a couple of times and lay it down in your microwave.
I use the popcorn setting.
You may need to add some extra time depending on your microwave oven.
Just listen for it to stop popping.
And Voila!
Microwave popcorn without any chemicals or artificial preservatives.
I never buy microwave popcorn from the market anymore!

It pops perfectly!

You can add whatever you would like for seasoning...
I use the spray Olive Oil or Canola Oil and some salt!
That makes it even healthier and more low-fat!

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