7 Juicy {maybe not} Tidbits About Me


Sheila Wray Gregorie over at To Love, Honor and Vacuum put out an invitation this morning for anyone interested in participating in a post concerning 7 Juicy Tidbits about themselves....my hand flew up, figuratively, and I jumped at the chance.  Not sure why, because come to think of it, I am really not that interesting...skimming the bottom of my life's barrel for 7 things...fighting off mild depression realizing how … [Read more...]

Help for the Homeless

Footsteps in the Snow

I pray that I may not judge a man, until I have walked a mile in his shoes. I have been thinking a lot lately about how truly blessed I am.  I have people who love me and who I love, I have a roof over my head, I have a furnace, a soft bed,  running water, food in my refrigerator and so many more things~more than I can even begin to list.  I worry about the economy and I worry about the future.  I may be/possibly will … [Read more...]

Creative You New Year’s Resolutions


Resolutions can be something we dread.  We start out with good intentions:  I will lose 20 pounds, I will pay off all of my debt, I will, I will, I will....but then, shortly into the New Year {speaking for myself}, I fall off the resolution wagon.  This year, I wanted to make resolutions for myself that would feed my creative spirit and so, I present: Creative You {and me} New Year's Resolutions: Make a list of the … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve Get Together

Hot Spinach Dip

New Year's Eve is usually a quiet time for my family, just my husband, kids and me and sometimes my sister-unless she has somewhere more fun to go!  This year is no exception.  We usually opt to eat a late lunch on the 31st and then save ourselves for appetizers later in the evening. This year I am making Hot Spinach Dip, Spanish Potato Omelet Bites, Seven Layer Dip, and Strawberry Ice Cream Punch. Hot Spinach Dip Hot … [Read more...]

Sunday Thoughts


photo from Free Foto When someone does something good for you, never forget it. When you do something good for someone else, let it go immediately. God is in the Small Stuff and it All Matters~Bruce & Stan Thankful hugs, mb. … [Read more...]

Fast Easy Double Chocolate Truffles


I have never made truffles before but this year, I decided to give it a whirl.  These are very good {decadent} and so much easier than I thought.  These can be made as a last minute treat for guests, friends and neighbors and the taste can be altered using different flavored extracts. 6 1 ounce squares semi-sweet chocolate 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup whipping cream Melt the above in a heavy saucepan over low heat {this … [Read more...]

Christmas Clean~Best Glass Cleaner


I hate smudges and dust on glass.  I have had a glass gallery table in my family room for years...I like it, and it was a gift so it is not going anywhere.  Now, the dilemma arises that I have three boys...they like to eat, At The Table...leaving smudgy fingerprints...yuck.  To add to that, my house is forever dusty.  I literally dust almost every day, change the filter on my furnace regularly, and yet, dust.  Dust and … [Read more...]

Cards for Hannah


So many times I think of how blessed I am.  Blessed more than I even realize. Today, I was spending some time on Twitter and a link was posted along with a request to retwitter.  I was drawn to the link and when I clicked on it, I read the story below. One of the founders of Smart Girl Politics has a sad and tender request: Many of you may remember my dear friend, Chris Garman, who lost her battle with breast cancer … [Read more...]

Christmas Photography-Object Zoom

Christmas Photography ~ Object Zoom Joy

I know basically nothing about photography.  I bought an awesome camera, the Canon Digital Rebel XTi, while I still had my previous job.  It was my last splurge.  I had the camera, but never took the time to learn to use it.  I bought if for all of the endless creative possibilities and yet used the auto setting for every single picture.  The other day, I pulled out the Magic Lantern DVD  I bought when I bought the camera … [Read more...]