It sounds gross, but it’s not! I’ll take one with an extra cherry on top, please! “Shake One in the Hay and Spit on It” is soda jerk lingo for a strawberry shake with raspberries on top. These guys had a slang all their own for calling out orders. Soda fountains had handbooks of recipes… Continue reading Shake One in the Hay and Spit on It!
I like my coffee, but I love when someone makes a cup for me in the morning! I’m impatient and will make a quick cup in the morning using an electric coffee maker. However, my husband and sons prepare their coffee using an Aeropress. That thing will make coffee that will cause your heart to… Continue reading WANTED! Morning Coffee!
I have a stash of favorite recipes that I’ve collected over the years. Some of them are cherished family recipes, but the vast majority are my tried and true favorites. I have them written on note cards, old envelopes, pieces of paper and printed from the internet. I needed a recipe book for easy access… Continue reading Flippin’ Recipe Stand
Christmas is my favorite time of year! I just love the smell of Christmas…cookies baking, a REAL Christmas tree in the house, cinnamon and spices, and hot chocolate on the stove! But, one of my favorite traditions is sending and receiving Christmas cards. My first letter ever written was addressed to Santa! I’m not really… Continue reading Santa’s Workshop
Many years ago I taught scrapbooking classes and “make and takes” as a Club Scrap Crafter (demonstrator) at scrapbooking crops and events. This was one of my favorite projects to teach. (shared with permission from Club Scrap) I like making projects that are not only fun to look at, but are functional as well. This… Continue reading Ringling Gift Basket
I’m not decorating for Halloween this year. My bathrooms are being remodeled and I will have a claustrophobic meltdown if I get out the Halloween decor. I did mix up a fun fall scent in my essential oil diffuser this morning though! We haven’t had “trick or treaters” in a long time, so I don’t… Continue reading Trick or Treat!
witches’ brew (noun) : a potent or fearsome mixture Merriam-Webster Dictionary MANY years ago I imbibed in a glass (or two or three…🙄) of “Howl-o-green” punch at a Halloween party. The punch was spiked with Jagermeister causing some disturbing hallucinations and a massively painful hangover the next morning. I thought my dad was wearing a… Continue reading Witches’ Brew
September 29 is National Coffee Day, but everyday is coffee day around here! This morning I’m hopping through the “Super Sponsor” links on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop. There are 29 “Super Sponsors” and all you have to do is leave a comment on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to be eligible to win… Continue reading Keep Calm and Drink Coffee
One of my favorite books as a little girl was Goops and How to be Them. It is a book of nonsense verse written for children and I thought the poems were hilarious! The Goops make wonderful examples of how not to behave by cleverly illustrating proper manners from improper manners. The Goops they lick… Continue reading Good Advice and Other Nonsense
I love fall… and school supplies! My favorite part of fall was “back to school” shopping. New clothes, shoes, haircut, and school supplies! When I was in elementary school in the early 80’s, we had to cover our text books. It was a creative process using brown paper bags that mom saved after grocery shopping.… Continue reading Back to School!