Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday Freebeez


Amazon has partnered up with Give Back Boxes
to reuse their shipping boxes to donate to charities--
Just pack the box as full as you want, print the label, and donate!

Click on link below for more information.

click here

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday Treatz

Old Fashion Peanut Butter Potato Candy

I have fond memories of this candy from Granny Kelly
on the East Tennessee Mountain. She would always have this
when we were able to visit over the holidays.

The recipe exchange for the December Club Christmas Party
is Candy--so this is my recipe to share.

click here for recipe

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday Websitz


Color It is having 12 days of Christmas sales--great prices on their quality products. Starting Dec. 1, 2018
Stock up for yourself and/or gifts for all on your list.

click here

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday Make Itz


Decorate a box or basket.
Add the suggested product for each day of Advent. 
Donate to a local program.

click here for a printable Advent Calendar List

Another idea---each day put a set amount of money in the basket.
                         Give the donation to a local worthy cause.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday Make Itz


Safe travels, good food, great fun, and warm fellowships. 

Make some wonderful memories. 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday Treatz


Tennessee is getting an early and rare snow day.
Good day to watch it snow and drink a cup of Hot Chocolate,
or  Hot Cocoa as we called it growing up.
Here is an easy one cup at a time recipe from the
Hershey Cocoa website.
It reminds me of the treat mom would make for us
after a day of sledding on the nearby hills.
Snow days didn't happen often in Tennessee,
so we enjoyed each one that we did get.
I have vivid memories of the cocoa in the mid-sized
saucepan simmering on the stove.
This was the time before instant packets of hot chocolate.
Marshmallows would make it an even more special treat.


  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • Dash salt
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  • Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug.
  • Heat milk in microwave at HIGH (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.
  • Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended.
  • Stir in vanilla. 1 serving.
  • Rich and Adult: Increase cocoa to 2 tablespoons; follow recipe above.
  • Lower Fat: Use nonfat milk; follow recipe above.
  • Sugar Free: Omit sugar. Combine cocoa and salt. Proceed as above, using nonfat milk. Stir in vanilla and sugar substitute with sweetening equivalence of 2 tablespoons sugar.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday Websitz


I am new to podcasts, but I realized it is 
just like old time talk radio through a computer. 
Just go to the website, click on an episode,
press the start button and listen to the podcast!

Deck The Hallmark Podcast is one that
gives me a chuckle each time I listen. 
It reminds me of Mystery Science Theater
where the person and robot made fun of science fiction movies. 

Three gentlemen watch and give their impressions 
about Hallmark Holiday Movies--one loves them,
one likes them, and one despises them. 
Sometimes they have guests on the show. 
It is fun to hear their 'take' on each movie.
Click below to go to Deck The Hallmark. 

click here

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday Make Itz

The count is pushing 90!

(ok, I may have an addiction here! hahahaha)

Lots of Hats!

This is one of my favorites--it is a very soft yarn. 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday Freebeez

Image result for memes for veterans day

Since Veterans Day is on a Sunday this year, 
many businesses/restaurants are starting
the specials today-through Monday. 
Check out websites that list these specials and freebeez.
Many restaurants are offering free meals with a valid ID. 
Also call ahead to make sure the business in
your area is participating. 

Also check local ceremonies as some 
have been moved from the actual date. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Wednesday Websitz

Free Christmas Coloring Downloads

Color It is once again offering 12 free holiday downloads. 
If you missed last year or lost the downloads, 
here is another chance.

12 Free Christmas Printable Pages

Monday, November 5, 2018

Tuesday Tipz


The count is up to 80 beanies! 
I am taking a break from the Military Colors. 
It is fun to make new color combinations, 
or to just use the variegated yarn.  

Tipz--Comfort Gloves

To help with the hand stiffness after crocheting 
for a while, I purchased a pair of support gloves made
for crafting and quilting. I found these in the quilting
section at Joann's. (Even had a 60%off coupon!)
The gloves take some getting used to, 
but they do help with the soreness. 

These gloves add support for sore fingers. 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Monday Make Itz

Let's make a walking path...and we are walking...

Since we moved to the "Acres"  seven years ago
I have wished for a walking path.
Life got in the way of this wish for many years, 
but resident agronomist was finally able to 'get 'er done.'
There is now a mowed walking path around the property
that includes a million dollar view. 
Three times around the new path, including the area around 
the pine trees in the front yard, measures a mile. 
Sadly, we lost another Bradford Pear tree in the latest wind storm. 
However, the pine trees are growing to fill in the gaps. 

Start here!

Enjoy the view!

So sad to lose a tree. 

The Pine Trees are growing! 

Even our special visitors are enjoying the new path. We laugh at their quick visits. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday Treatz

An Apple Dip from Food Lion Grocery Stores

Caramel Apple Dip

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 By: 4 
5 minutes
5 minutes
80 apple slices
Dip fresh apple slices into this homemade, creamy caramel dip made in just a few simple steps.


Select ingredients:


  1. In an electric mixer, blend cream cheese, Cool Whip, and caramel sauce until well combined.
  2. Mix in white chocolate chips
  3. You can eat immediately, or refrigerate for about an hour to allow to firm up a bit. Serve with apple slices.
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