Saturday, July 30, 2011

Brenda's Photo Challenge-ABC...

The challenge this time was challenging. I had to search my files to come up with these.
The letter V.

The letter C.
The letter O.

For more Photo's visit Brenda's Photo Challenge

Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Easy Five Minute Candy...

This candy is so quick and easy to make you will want to keep the ingredients on hand for emergencies. An emergency might be:

1. I need a chocolate fix.
2. I need to take something somewhere with absolutely no time to go to the store.
3. I need to take something somewhere and absolutely don't want to go to the store.
4. Unexpected company is on the way.

Other reasons:

1. It looks so good people will think I bought it at a candy store, so why would I want to go to the store.
2. It looks so good people will think if I made it I must have slaved all day, so why would I want to slave all day.
3. It's really good.


1. Bag of Rolos candy
2. Bag of Pretzels
3. Pecan halves or pieces

Turn oven on. Lay Rolo's in a single layer on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.

Set cookie sheet in warm oven for a few seconds.

 Take cookie sheet from oven when Rolos are soft and glossy. Lay a pretzel on top of Rolo and press down.

 Press pecan half or pieces into the top (I didn't have any). Place cookie sheet in refrigerator until candy is hard.
 Place on plate to take to event or leave in fridge and eat one every time you pass by.

These are great inexpensive treats to make with the kids or grandkids.

Happy snacking!!!!  

Friday, July 22, 2011

Movies, Munchies and Munchkins...

I have three grandkids staying with me this weekend. They came yesterday and will stay until Monday. This is the last week for them to get to stay before school starts back. It is "Moon Daisy's" turn, so when the boys are picked up on Monday she will stay until the following Saturday.

We went to the Movie Tavern last night and saw the last Harry Potter, ate pizza, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders and lots and lots and lots of popcorn. If you've never been to the Movie Tavern it is a fun place to go with the kiddos. You have a little red button to push anytime you need to order or get a refill. The waiter or waitress comes right to your seat. I love it.

Moon Daisy at 12 is pretty content laying on the couch talking on her cell phone, but the boys are wanting to go outside and shoot birds with the bb guns. That means I will have to poke my head out in this 100 plus temperature which I am dreading. I have so far held them off by saying, "Why don't we wait on Paw-Paw he loves to shoot BB guns." The natives are getting restless. I don't know how long that little trick is going to work.

I have put the order in for "Paw Paw" to bring the munchies when he comes home from work. I have a feeling this is going to be a weekend of movies, munchies and munchkins.

The wee munchkin!!!

Have a great weekend!!! 


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Workin' Man...

Isn't it amazing how kids love to do things they will probably hate in a few short years?

 Tall Feathers loves to wash dishes.

He does a pretty good job of it and if he continues he will be a great catch for somebody down the road.

Have a great day!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Midnight Snack...

Here's a little midnight snack I love. Popcorn with Hot Tamales. Sometimes I add some Reese's Pieces or Milk Duds.

And here's a little secret... I nearly always sneak a box of Tamales into the theatre.

I love to get a piece of salty popcorn mixed with warm melty sweetness.

Have a great week!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Blog Tag...

I am relatively new at the game of blogging, so I don't participate as much I suppose I should. Mainly because I am not very computer literate, but I will try. Thanks to McGuffy Ann at McGuffy's Reader for thinking of me. She has a great blog, so stop by and check it out.

I have to answer six questions and then pass it on to eight bloggers, so here goes: 

1. Do you think you're hot?

It has been above 100 degrees for sometime now, so yes. I am "hot".

2. Upload a picture or wallpaper that you are using at the moment.


3. When was the last time you ate chicken?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

 4. What was the last song you listened to.

 A great fiddle tune called "Sally Goodin'."

5. What were you thinking while doing this?

I was thinking I'm not to sure about this. LOL

6. Do you have any nicknames? What are they?

Kye- My baby sister gave it to me when she was two and couldn't say my name. It stuck.

I will have to think about the eight bloggers for a bit. 

Fruits and Veggies...

We passed a roadside fruit and vegetable stand today and absolutely could not resist.  

The cutest, friendliest little boy and girl were selling their produce in the brutal Texas heat.

We came straight home and made sandwiches with cantaloupe and tomatoes on the side.

Have a great day!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fiddle Camp 2011...

I just returned from an awesome time at the "Randy Elmore Fiddle Camp." There is something about spending a week immersed in the music I love that makes my summer. It wouldn't be complete without it.

As you can see it isn't just "old folks" who love to fiddle.
It's young, old, doctor's, teacher's, mom's, dad's, grandma's grandpa's...

Master musicians teach all day. They break long enough to rest, eat lunch and get back to class.

At 5pm it's time for supper.

 After supper the all night jams begin. In rooms, in buildings, under trees, in small groups, in large groups-take your pick.

There is music for everyone. Music is everywhere and anywhere you look.

Darkness falls.

Before sun-up the musicians lay down, catch a few winks and it's time to get up, get ready and get back to class.

Sister's reviewing their music.

Sometimes the unexpected happens.

It is an awesome experience, one I look forward to every year and as tired as everyone is at the end of the week no one is ready for it to end.

Have a great weekend!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Help...

"You is kind. You is smart. You is important."

The Help
takes place in pre-civil rights Mississippi during the early 1960's. A twenty-two-year-old writer and three maids embark on a risky project that could potentially put them and their families in danger.

                                                               Author: Kathryn Stockett
Published: 2009
Purchase at: Amazon


I enjoyed this book from start to finish. The characters were believable and endearing. There was plenty of humor mixed with sadness and nail biting suspense. I give this book five stars. I didn't want it to end. If you haven't read it yet be sure you put it at the top of your reading list. The movie is due to come out soon. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane...

"...You can have this whole entire life, with all your opinions, your loves, your fears. Eventually those parts of you disappear. And then the people who could remember those parts of you disappear, and before long, all that's left is your name in some ledger.''

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

tells the story of  Connie, a Harvard Graduate student who is preparing to put her deceased grandmother’s house on the market. In the process she finds a key and a note inside an old Bible. The note has a women's name on it, thus begins the mystery. The book shifts between 1991 Marblehead, Massachusetts and late 17th century Salem.
Author: Katherine Howe
Published: 2009
Purchase at: 

My Review:

I enjoyed the plot of this book, but the writing was weak. To tell you some of the things I didn't like about it would spoil it, so I will just say that it was predictable and contrived at times, but also very entertaining. I give it four stars for being a nice, easy, entertaining read. In spite of it's many flaws I couldn't put it down.
Happy Reading!!!   

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Delicious Homemade Lemonade...

I received a text along with this photo on July 4 from my youngest daughter that said, "I made (delicious) homemade lemonade!!!

Thought I would share her recipe. She said it's "rreaaalllyyy good. Not too sweet, not too tart."

10 lemons * 7 cups of water * 2 cups of sugar

She texted this picture later from her 4th of July get-together.

Have a blessed day!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July...

Saw some great fireworks tonight in Commanche, Texas and the weather actually cooperated. It was hot, but low humidity and breezy. It was very nice. The hotdogs were good and the watermelon was awesome. I love watermelon and this was deep red, ice cold, Black Diamond. I should have taken a picture.


Happy Independence Day!!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Blog Award...

Thanks to McGuffy Ann of "McGuffy's Reader"!!! 

Thank you for thinking of me.
She has a really great blog be sure to stop by and check it out!!!


1.Thank and link to the person
who nominated you.
2.Share seven random facts
about yourself.
3.Pass the award along to 5(I changed this from 15 to 5) 
deserving blogs.
4.Contact those blogs
to congratulate them.

Seven Random Facts About Me:

1. I consider myself a " free spirit".
2. My favorite food is "Texas made" Bar-B-Que.
3. I never untie my shoes.
4. I love to read mysteries and romantic suspense.
5. I don't care for romantic comedies.
6. Christmas is my favorite holiday.
7. I love snail mail.

My 15 nominees are:

1. Made in Heaven
2. Bossy Betty
3. A View From the Edge
4. Cottage Days and Journeys
5. Through Squirrel Eyes
6. What's Up Down South
7. Net on the Net
8. MDW's Love
9. Freda's Voice
10.Coffee, Tea, Books and Me
11.Socrates' Book Reviews
12.Crafty Sue 
13.Blueberry Craft and Hobby Time
14.Four Paws, Etc
15.Collectin' Texas Gal

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Harry, Harry, Harry...

I am back from a "series of unfortunate events" that have kept me from my computer and put me behind on my blogging. Thanks to Donna from Made in Heaven for checking on me. I am fine and glad to be home. Nothing has changed since I left. It is still blazing hot in Texas with staying cool being the name of the game.

I have been entertaining grandkids as part of their summer vacation and that means lots and lots of movies. This past week has been "Brown Hawk's" turn. We have had a "Harry Potter" marathon that is still going on even as I type. Grandkids are wonderful and I do so enjoy their visits, but it does limit some of the things I normally do, like sit with my computer and blog, so it may be after school starts before I get back completely. I still have two more waiting their turns.

I have read several books lately and will try to review them soon. The last one I read was especially good. I think you will enjoy it. I want reveal the name until I review it.

Time to get back to Brown Hawk and our marathon.
Have a great July 4!!!!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...