Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Best Graham Cracker Pie Crust Ever

Check out this recipe for a quick and easy method to making a graham cracker pie crust. This pie crust can be used in many different kind of pies. Such as key lime, chocolate cream and even the bottom of your favorite lemon bars. It is also very economical. Try it and tell me what you think. Thanks. Happy New Year.

Graham crackers are very versatile and they taste great.  

Graham crackers are a good form of  whole grains and fiber. 
Just grind them up for this easy recipe. 
You can also use them in different sizes to make small cheesecake bites. 

This crust can be used for the base of a fruit tart. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Poinsettias The Best Loved Plant For Christmas

I love poinsettias. There I said it. Since I moved to Florida I can plant them and they will last the season.   I have seen them grow to 4 or 5 feet. This versatile plant can be used both inside and outside. By adding some greenery and candles to create a beautiful centerpiece. Adding them to the entryway of your home, with a big wreath , a red ribbon add some lights and you have a very welcoming doorway for everyone to enjoy. They come in many colors red, pink and white. I have seen them with sparkles and painted many colors. Below are some cool pics. Enjoy.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Buttons, Buttons Who's Got The Buttons

There are so many ways to use buttons. Besides keeping your shirt together and your pants from falling down, they can be used to make crafty items for the holidays. Design your own ornaments, cards or wreaths. These can be used as inexpensive gifts that will last forever. DIY projects that you can do with the kids. Making memories they can pass down to their own.  Enjoy these ideas that I have found. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Baby Its Cold Outside......I Need Some Hot Chocolate

It's cold and snowing like crazy. The kids are building snowmen and having snowball fights. Time to start making some Snow Flake Cocoa. I found this cool recipe on the website. Check it out. Enjoy. Oh and don't forget Santa. He likes cocoa too.

Simple Country Christmas

Some people like all the glitz and glamour of Christmas. I like to think of myself as a "simple country girl". On my farm things are pretty quite. The first snow has fallen. The barn has been cleaned out and the animals have enough hay and feed. The pond  hasn't frozen over yet so there are a few birds fluttering around. Living on a farm, the chores must come first. This way of life is not for everyone.  But at Christmastime it is easy to let things get away from us. We need to slow down,  spend time with your family and loved ones. Keep it simple. Read a good book.  Get the old sleds out.  Make hot chocolate. Sit in front of the fireplace. Make cookies. Visit a nursing home. Be kind. Go to church. Pick out your tree as a family. Find a little peace in your life. Enjoy these photos. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Choosing The Right Kind Of Christmas Tree

Choosing the right kind of Christmas tree depends on a variety of things. If you are going to be away for the holidays and can't water it every day, you may think about getting a fake one. Fires can be caused from trees that dry up. If you decide to go with a real tree check out this website that describes  the different styles and needs to keep it green and looking fresh for the season.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Antique Hand Crocheted 90 Inch Round Table Cloth

 The holidays are upon us and it is time to bring out all of your best linens. It is also time to start new family traditions by adding this amazing hand crocheted 90 inch round tablecloth to your linen collection. This may be passed down as a family heirloom to your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Don't Forget The Kids At Thanksgiving Dinner

Let The Kids Have Fun Too

 Don't forget the children at Thanksgiving.  While the adults are enjoying their grown up time, let the little guys have fun at a table of their very own. Let them feel special. They will carry on the traditions that you establish now.