Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Prayer Today

Mandy from Pennies and Blessings shared this picture and scriptures this morning.  Thank you Mandy for the reminder that I need a full cup from the Lord this morning and every morning.


Fill My Cup

by Mandy on October 29, 2011
Fill My Cup
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
II Corinthians 1:3-4 KJV
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ginormous Giveaway at Making the World Cuter

You really need to check out this GREAT giveaway of 2 gallons of Mythic Paint and a Wagner Power Painter Plus.  Actually, I really want to win so maybe you shouldn't enter.  LOL

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Modern Country Style

Emma Bridgewater Mugs are being given away by Modern Country Style.  Sign-up is this week ONLY.   
They are chunky and curvaceous and feel and look utterly Modern Country.

Monday, July 4, 2011

God Bless America

Ps. 33:12 "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD..."
Have a God Filled Day
Papi and Grammy

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July

When I think of Freedom I think of the Statue of Liberty.  One of my favorite Christian, patriotic songs is Statue of Liberty and I especially enjoyed the video with this recording.  Please listen and enjoy.
Have a God Filled Day
Papi and Grammy

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Publishing on Blogger

I have not been able to publish any of my blogger posts.  Thought I would try Live Writer.  Hope it works

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011


We could not have Easter without Christmas….Christmas would not be significant without Easter.




Have a God Filled Day

Papi and Grammy

Sunday, April 17, 2011

"Bethleham, Galilee, Gethsemane" By Russ Taff

We know the awe of being in "Bethleham, Galilee, Gethsemane" and so many other places where Jesus spent his days on this earth.


Listen to the words of this beautiful song on this Good Friday.

Have a God Filled Day

Papi and Grammy

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kool Beanz/Cotton Blossom Farm Fat Quarter Bundle Giveaway


April at Kool Beanz is introducing Cathy of Cotton Blossom Farm to the world of networking to help her business. Show Cathy some love by entering!

You must go to Kool Beanz in order to enter but you will also need to visit Cotton Blossom Farm to view her fabrics. They are wonderful.

Cotton Blossom Farm is giving away a 12 Fat Quarter bundle set of Michael Miller's Gypsy Bandana by Pillow & Maxfield.

Be sure to enter by Friday, April 15th, midnight EST

Have a God Filled Day


chalk paint and a giveaway!


Shaunna at perfectly imperfect is hosting a wonderful giveaway for Chalk Paint. If you haven’t heard of this wonderful paint, you will want to check out her blog to learn about it. If you already know about Chalk Paint, you will want to register to win some. Be sure to enter by Thursday, April 14th at midnight to win.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

HE LOVED me with the CROSS

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5: 6-8 NIV Have a God Filled Day

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Do-Re-Mi Pinafore pdf Pattern Giveaway


Melissa at Lilac Lane by Melissa Stramel is hosting a giveaway of the adorable Do-re-Mi Pinafore pdf Pattern by Brown Paper Packages. Be sure to enter by Friday, April 8th.

Have a God Filled Day


Saturday, April 2, 2011


In Indiana we LOVE our Butler Bull Dogs!! We are proud of you, good luck Monday night!!

Friday, April 1, 2011



This morning I had an appointment with my ophthalmologist to check my peripheral vision, which was perfect, so we made an outing of the day. Lunch at Texas Roadhouse and some supply shopping. . . like spray paint, E6000, burlap, jute twine, blackboard spray paint, Easter eggs, Arm and Hammer washing soda, etc. WELL, I had this coupon that was burning a hole in my pocket, you see, Baskin Robbins is my favorite ice cream parlor and there was one near our shopping. The coupon was buy 1 cone get 1 cone FREE!! That is a GOOD deal and it will expire 4/16/11. It needed to be used and used it was.

Jamoca Almond Fudge, apparently a BR flavor since 1959, has been my favorite ice cream flavor since 1973. We lived on the north side of Indianapolis and a Baskin Robbins came into the strip mall a few blocks from our home… within walking distance. Our young children soon learned that if they wanted ice cream all they needed to do was start quietly chanting, “Jamoca Almond Fudge, Jamoca Almond Fudge, Jamoca Almond Fudge,” gradually getting louder. Soon mom would give in and off to Baskin Robbins our little troop would go. It worked more times than I care to admit. It has almost been a year since I last savored my favorite ice cream so I think it was okay. Papi had Pralines ‘n Cream which has been a BR flavor since 1970.


We had a deliciously good day.

Have a God Filled Day...Papi & Grammy

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Part V - 1821 SESQUI - SAMPLINGS 1971

During the long winter months, to satisfy the need for something fruity and tart, early Indianapolis women baked vinegar pie, claimed to be an original Hoosier recipe. It was sweetened with molasses instead of sugar; modern variations have a slightly different taste because of the refinement in commercial sugar and vinegar.

Vinegar Pie

    • 2 eggs, separated

    • Lump of butter, size of walnut

    • 2 Tablespoons corn starch

    • 1 cup sugar

    • 1 cup boiling water

    • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar

    • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice

    • 9-inch pie shell, baked

Beat together well the egg yolks, butter, cornstarch and sugar. Add boiling water and vinegar. Cook until thick and add lemon juice. Pour into baked pie shell. Beat egg whites until stiff; cover pie with meringue and brown in a 300-degree oven for 20 minutes.

The return of warm weather brought fresh fruit and fresh fruit pies. Dr. Isaac Coe experimented with fruit trees in the rich, fertile soil and encouraged other to do the same. Cherries were picked right from the orchard and, with a little corn starch, a little butter and “all the sugar your conscience would allow, then turn your back and add another half cup”—cherry pie!

Quickie Cherry Pie

  • 2 frozen pie shells

  • 1-pound can sour cherries

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 3 Tablespoons flour

  • 1/4 Teaspoon red food coloring

  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Make lattice top from one of the pie shells. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine drained cherries, 1/4 cup of the cherry juice and remaining ingredients and pour mixture into pie shell. Cover with lattice top. Bake for 45 minutes until pie bubbles thoroughly.

Mrs. Gene McWilliams

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011



I decided it was time to change the mantle to something different. It was a changing scene for SEVERAL days. Papi never new what would be up there next. I believe this mirror was an auction find sometime ago. Not really sure, but I just shopped our collection, and there it was. Really like the shape.


While thrifting at Goodwill Outlet, recently, I spied this little Wedgwood vase. Of course, I grabbed it as quickly as I could. At .49 per pound, I figure it was worth the purchase. What do you think?


The doves have been stored for awhile and they told me they really wanted to be out where everyone could see them. I know that’s what they said.


The oil lamp belonged to my grandfather Wainscott. I was fortunate to purchase it at one of his auctions. I was told that he sold oil lamps before he and my grandmother were married. There was a hanging lamp that I REALLY wanted, but it was out of my price range. This lamp has already been promised to one of our grandchildren when we are finished with it.


I decided my grandfather Wainscott’s mantle clock should have a chance to actually be on a mantle for a change. My mother inherited the clock and for the past several years it has been on the top of a book shelf in her apartment. Soon my brothers and I will be dividing mothers things and I just thought the clock could have a place of honor on my mantle until that time.


The group of candles had been on the mantle, previously, and they just sort of stayed, giving some additional color. Everything has stayed the same for a few days now. Maybe I’m finished. Well, at least for a few days. Love the fact that I can always do something different if I feel like it.

Have a God filled Day


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Vintage Inspiration Friday

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Starting Seeds Indoors


A couple of weeks ago, while in the Dollar Store, I spotted herb starting kits for, guess what, $1. Well, I grabbed the chives, parsley, and sweet basil to start an indoor herb basket and here they are. Cute little beginning plants. I love to check them and see how they are progressing.


Sunday, I found a tutorial from Lindy, at Cottage Hill for Recycled Newspaper Pots that you might like to use. I was making another one that was a folded pot, very complicated, and have now switched to the Cottage Hill one. EASY!! I used a mushroom can and it’s perfect. She also shows her beautiful Peppermint Zinnias. I emailed her to find out where she bought the seeds and she actually has been saving them each year for some time. I Googled and found them on Amazon for a pretty good price. Need some!!


Here are some of my newspaper pots with Moon Flowers, Lavender, African Daisy’s, and Hollyhocks. Just started all these this week so nothing has sprouted yet, but I’m “expecting”.


Have a God Filled Day