Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day #31

This is my favorite spot in the house............

I'd really like to spend more time here!!
It's the best seat in the house!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Day #30


This is the favorite {{TOY}} at our house.....

..enjoyed by young and old alike......

...probably the most expensive {{TOY}} too!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

If you decide to do the April challenge
you can do it any way you want~

You don't have to mention the word......
you don't have to choose a picture......
all you have to do is blog!
Remember, this is getting us blogging again~
my life is stupid sometimes and I don't have anything to blog about........
I promise you, I would never blog about feet, but these challenges have helped me take a look around and find something interesting in my otherwise {{DUMB}}life!
Some of you have darling kids (Em) or cute dogs (Jenny)
and some of the others of us just get to blog about feet!
But, I tell you my dear blogger family.......
I love getting to take a peek into your life and see what you're up to.......and I love leaving you a comment and I love hearing comments from you too........
So, come on......JUMP on the April challenge.

Yeah for Emily!!!

Day #29

I'm not wild about feet.....
but I do love shoes, I just don't like to wear them!

Here are a couple of my fav kind of shoes~

Nothing is cutier than a pair of "flops", especially is they have ribbons and bows! Ribbons make everything better!

When it's cold out there's nothing better than a pair of
"bunny slippers" to keep your piggies warms!

And, if I have to wear shoes......
just give me a cute pair of "flats"!

Here we go with APRIL......


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day #28


They're doing a remodel next door so this is what sits out in front of the house every day.......nothing but {{TRASH}}!

I'll be so glad when the house is sold and we have some nice CLEAN, lovely neighbors. I must admit, the house is looking better every day, but I just don't like the looks of things out by the road......and the garbage man doesn't come until Friday and it's been there all week.
Go figure!~

I'm a bit of a {{trash}} collector myself.....

just look at these little gems someone was going to throw away.

I already have some old windows decorating my house......
and when the mood strikes me....I'll get out there and decorate some of these beauties.

It is true what they say~
"One man's trash is another woman's treasure"!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day # 27


Yes, it's true.........
they (my parents) tell the story of them sitting at the kitchen table, trying to think of a name for their first child..........
and there was a jar of BEVERLY peanut butter sitting on the table......and they thought, hey, that's a great name for a little girl.
Gosh, my parents were deep, weren't they?

I'm just glad there wasn't a dish of "ROLO's", or a box of "CHEER", or a roll of "TP" or a can of "BUD"....well, you get the picture....who knows what they might have come up with.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Day #26


The word key reminds me of many things...... Yes, I think I would love a gold KEY from Tiffany's but what girl wouldn't~

I'd love to have the KEYS to the kingdom~

This is my all time favorite Broadway show.....EVER
and what I wouldn't do to have the Key to the Emerald City!!

There was a time I had a KEY to this magical building

...and I spent many hours decorating this huge place for different events~

These KEYS bring such sweet memories of my kids and my grands!!!

And then there is this guy named "Sweetiepie"
and he holds the KEY to my ..............

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Nice quiet Sunday evening.......
the doorbell rings........
I'm not dressed......I'm in jammies......
so, I go to the door and these little beauties were sitting on the bench.

I bet I know who brought them............
I love surprises!!

Day #25


We had guests for breakfast this morning
Kids (Hartley, Tammy) and GRANDS (Alisha, Bethany and Joseph)
Here's the cute notes we came home to after church today~

This is always their request when they come to Grandpa's house
Eggs (over easy), sausage, grits and cinnamon toast and juice.
Grandpa loves making a big breakfast for everyone~ so much....give me a diet soda and I'm fine!!

Breakfast is Sweetiepie's favorite meal of the day
and he especially loves it when his family is around him!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Day #24

Anyone that knows me knows I am NOT an animal kind of person..........

but, it never fails...I can go to someone's house that has a cat and the cat will immediately come over to me......just to annoy me because they know I hate cats!!
If I did have an animal......this would be what it would be like....yeah, I can picture me doing this!!

So, for now, this is the only {{ANIMAL}} we have at our house!!

PS...he's potty trained and doesn't shed!! I think I'll keep him!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Day #13


Hey, Diddle Diddle...............

I just couldn't resist.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day #22


Here's what's going on in the ole' KITCHEN SINK tonight~
I love this time of year when the strawberries are plentiful, good and cheap!!

Once the strawberries were cleaned and sliced
here's the kitchen sink, full of hot soapy water, getting ready to clean up the kitchen. My sinks are DEEP and I really appreciate that~
love the stainless steel too!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day #21


It had to include chocolate!!
The Pioneer Woman
is my fav lately and this is her recipe. It's to die for!!

I do think Diane's post is really way more DELICIOUS than this....
go check it out!


  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 whole Beaten Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • _____
  • 1/2 cup Finely Chopped Pecans
  • 1-3/4 stick Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  • 6 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 pound (minus 1/2 Cup) Powdered Sugar

Preparation Instructions

Note: I use an 18x13 sheet cake pan.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.

In a saucepan, melt butter. Add cocoa. Stir together.
Add boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.

In a measuring cup, pour the buttermilk and add beaten eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir buttermilk mixture into butter/chocolate mixture. Pour into sheet cake pan and bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes.

While cake is baking, make the icing. Chop pecans finely. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa, stir to combine, then turn off heat. Add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Stir together. Add the pecans, stir together, and pour over warm cake.

Cut into squares, eat, and totally wig out over the fact that you’ve just made the best chocolate sheet cake. Ever.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day #20


Ok, I'll be honest............
I had a hard time with this one.......

I'm famous for redoing a piece of furniture or a room
and not taking a before picture............

So, I remembered something I saw on Pinterest that stuck with me.........
I'll admit I haven't tried it yet, but it's on my list of some things to do!

I have a couple of these nasty cookie sheets.......
I'm ready to put this to the test. I'll try to take pictures and show you my

If you're not a fan of PINTEREST..........
you need to become one
I'm a PINTEREST stalker!~

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day #19


These are two of the funniest guys I know........
My baby brothers........

Ask anyone around....they'll tell you a Hoke story,
I promise!!

it's always a fun time when either of them are around.......
and if you get them both together......
watch out........
giggles for sure!!

('d never know it by these serious they are......)
what's up with that?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Day #18


Lately, this little corner of my kitchen has been my favorite and the most busy {{corner of my house.}}
My cousin Carol taught my cousin Paula and me how to make bread.
From start to finish~ about an hour.
Now that is the kind of bread I have time for ~ and since she taught us~I've made lots of bread.....and I'm having a blast!

Your house will never smell better than when you have a couple of loaves of bread baking in the oven. It's the smell of heaven.

“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” --Robert Browning

Friday, March 16, 2012

Day #16


"I'm not an elf and I'm not a dwarf, I'm a leprechaun."

Dancin' a {{GREEN}} Irish jig today cuz it's SATURDAY!!
Happy St. Patty's Day
Day #15


Just living is not enough.
One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Hans Christian Andersen

I need to try and live my life
"looking on the bright side" of everything.
So, next time you see me, if I'm wearing {{SUNGLASSES}}
you'll know I'm "looking on the bright side"!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Day # 15


I've had this car longer than any other car since I've been married to Sweetiepie~
He's tried a couple of times to "go trade it in"......
but I love it....and I'm not ready to get rid of it yet!

It runs great.....but if it didn't.......
I could always call

......this guy.....and he'd come and save me!

But if the truth be known..........
I think I'd really like this little cutie!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day #14


I see skies of blue and clouds of white

The bright blessed day, the dark secret night~

I am so blessed!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Day #13


I love signs....
I had a hard time deciding on one.....
but this one is the truth......I'm not gonna lie!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Day #12


I think I need a vacation or at the very least a "mental health" day.....
I would be perfectly happy to just stay home for a day or two......
for some reason "I'm pooped"!
(It wouldn't be because I'm old or anything)
personally, I think I'm just sick of working!!