Healing Heating Pad…

I'm having a pity party...I have been sick for almost four weeks now!  I started out with pneumonia which was no picnic to deal with. It was like two elephants sitting on my chest and uncomfortable to breathe.  I was dutiful in taking all of my antibiotics, prednisone and used a nebulizer. I still have a cough and a bad case of laryngitis.  I haven't heard the sound of my own voice for two weeks now.  Which also means no one else has heard my ... read more

English Muffin Bread…

I'm sure most of us are getting ready for Thanksgiving and possibly hosting company.  When we have overnight guests in our home I like to be sure that I have food on hand that our guests can help themselves to in case they awake before me. I love this recipe for English Muffin Bread. Back in the dark ages, before I got married, I took a cooking class at a community school. That's where this recipe came from. The bread is easy to make and it ... read more

Jingle Bell Door Hanger…

It's almost hard to believe that Christmas is just five weeks away.  Where has the year gone? We are busy readying our homes, making baking lists, purchased tickets for a local tour of homes and have filled our calendars with party and dinner celebrations. I started thinking about hostess gifts and knew I wanted to make something different. Our first Christmas invite is Thanksgiving weekend so I knew I needed to get to work right away. I ... read more

Thrift Store Brass Tray…

I'm popping in today with a quick brag...umm, I mean post about another great thrift store find.  Now, don't be jealous...I found a hammered brass tray for 10 cents!  This tray is real brass and has some weight to it.  There was definitely a bit of tarnish and pitting, but I figured for 10 cents it was worth the purchase. Here you can see the pitting spots and tarnish. I had a bottle of Brasso brass cleaner on hand.  I didn't wear gloves with ... read more

Christmas Card Holder

Like most of us, each year we get so many Christmas cards and each year we don't really know what to do with them.  Do we put them on the fridge?  Do we set them out on the mantle?  I don't know about you, but I just never like how those options look. So this year I decided to do something a little different.  One of our good family friends gave us this door, which was original to a home built in 1908.  In our old house it served as our ... read more