Monday, January 31, 2011


As many of you know, Oklahoma is bracing for a major winter storm. We are under emergency conditions. Freezing rain moving in as we speak or type. Then it will turn to snow and we're expecting 8 to 10 inches. The worst part is the winds which can be fierce on a good day here in Oklahoma but they're saying 50 mph. We are ready, got the necessities today at the grocery store and firewood, in case our power goes out. Nearly everything in the house is electric so, we may be out of commission for awhile. Hopefully not, but just in case I am not playing hooky from my blog. It's just under the weather, pun intended.

Have a great week.

Easy Yummy Dessert

I haven't posted many recipes, however, this one is a keeper.  It is a cheesecake/like dessert, made with Crescent Rolls and Cream Cheese.

3 (8 oz.) packages softened  cream cheese (I used 1 fat free, 1 store brand , and            
     1 Philly, just what I had onhand.)

1 1/2 cups sugar (I used 3/4 c. sugar and 3/4 c. Splenda)

2 tsp. vanilla

2 cans Crescent Rolls

1 stick melted butter

1 tsp. cinnamon mixed with 1/2 c. sugar or Splenda

1 small pkg. sliced almonds

Beat the cream cheese with the sugar or sugar and Spenda with a mixer.  Add vanilla and continue beating until quite smooth.

Open one pkg. of rolls and spread them out  to fill the bottom of a glass baking dish.(9x13)

Spread the sugar mixture on the roll, covering completely to the edge. 

 (At this point you can leave the cheese mixture  as is or you can pour a can of cherry pie or blueberry filling and spread out to edges.)

Unroll the second can of rolls and spread out to cover top.

Drizzle the melted butter on top of the cheese cake and sprinkle cinnamon/sugar and almonds evenly over the top.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until puffed and golden about 35-40 minutes.

I am linking with Jen at

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your dessert.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Monday Again

Here are this weeks questions:

1. What do you put on your hotdog?

I am not a big hot dog fan, however, I do eat one at Sam's Club every now and then and just like mustard and a little ketchup on it.

2. Do you play Sudoku?

Oh my heavens no, no way.  My daughters play it, but it takes way too much patience for me.

3. What is your favorite vegetable?

Corn, has to be.  I just love it.  Could eat it everyday with a little butter and salt, oh my!

This is Children of the Corn, go figure!

4. Do you color your hair?

You have got to be kidding, I'm a redhead and that ain't changin.  I'll pay whatever it takes to remain so.

5. What is your favorite brand of clothing?

I am nothing without my Fruit of the Looms!

I am linking today with Java over at

Thanks Java for this fun blog hop!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Bit of Red Here and There

I have been working on some valentine decorations for the last couple of days.  I know better a little late than never.

This first thing is a wreath I began on Saturday.  I decided I could make it cheaper than I could buy one and wouldn't you know I didn't get enough roses.  They were 2 bunches for $3.00 on Sat.  On Monday when I went back to Michaels, they were back to $2.99 for each.  There went my so called bargain.

This is just some simple little items that I grouped for a centerpiece, but I am sure I'll change it up during the next few days.  I always do.

Here you can see the edge of the table with the wreath in progress when I ran out of roses.  I don't know why but I never remember or think to take before pictures.  About the time I finish a project, I think why didn't I take before pictures.  Oh well, maybe someday!

And now, here is a little vignette on the mantle, just some simple little candles, a tiny cloche and a bargain red decoration, tree, pyramid, whatever, from Big Lots for $.80.

And now, here is the finished wreath project, so sorry for the flash, however, it was too dark to take these photos without the flash.

I'm linking to Rednesday!

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Have a good one everyone and thanks so much for dropping by!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Pecan Waffles

I had several of you say that you have never had pecan waffles.  We southern belles have had them all our lives.  Pecan with anything is good to us.

The best way to make them is to use your favorite recipe for waffles, be it Bisquick or a regular pancake/waffle mix or if you want to show off, from scratch.  When your waffle iron is hot, put a handful of chopped pecans in the middle of the iron and then pour in your batter.  The pecans toast a little bit and your waffle will be absolutely delicious with butter and maple syrup or how you wish to eat it.

Have a great week everyone!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Monday so soon


1. What is your favorite kind of fudge?

Oh my word, it's chocolate, isn't it?

2. Is there snow outside your window?

A little tiny bit, hardly worth the effort.

3. What is your favorite meal of the day?

Just has to be dinner, save up all day for that.

4. Do you text on your cell phone?

Oh yes, but not too much!

5. Waffles or pancakes?

Lovem both, but gotta go with waffles, pecan, if you gottem!

Thanks so much for dropping by and thanks to Java for hosting this fun time every week!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pink Saturday

After not posting any pinks for simply ages, this was on facebook today, so I couldn't resist!

I wish I had a little pink house like this to just crawl into sometimes and not worry about the world outside of it.

And, since we haven't shown you any pictures of our GGranddaughter, Allie,  lately here she is enjoying her pink world.

Sorry this is so out of focus, but I didn't take it, her Mama did.

And, since I haven't posted a picture of these cuties today, here are Kyleigh and Kennedy in pink.  I am sure no one will frown upon that little bit of blue between them.

Have a great weekend everyone!

I am linking with Beverly at:

Thanks Beverly  for hosting Pink Saturdays.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What a Sale

I love to go to Kirklands, better known as a knick knack store, however, don't go often, because, the one closest to us, is quite a jaunt.  When I was in Clarksville, Tn earlier this month, there was a seemingly new one on the way to Walmart, so I ventured in.  Everything, it seemed was on
sale and it was difficult to decide what to buy.  Of course, everyone loves Hobby Lobby, so had to make a stop there too.  The dishes were from HL as was my vase find that is  below.

Here are some other items, I just couldn't pass up.

Is anyone obsessed with all things  fleur de leis besides me?  Of course, I know part of my obsession is because I am from Louisiana and even our football team uses the logo.
This is just a simple little candle holder but for $4.00, I couldn't resist.

Sorry for the out of focus look.  More of shooting without flash!

I bought the little dish towels, thought the monogram was so cute.  Everyone around here calls me Mama and not Mary Ann, so that fit too.  The pot holder plaque  was $1.20 so, how could I resist.  I am sure this won't be the only use over time for it.

If you have read my blog before, you know about my crosses on the dining room wall.  I found these in TN too, and really loved them.  The plaque only cost something less than $2.00  and the crosses in the same range.  I thought they were lovely, just haven't got hubs up to hang them as yet.

This is the container that I showed you at Christmas with poinsettias.  My brother made it for me and now it contains sunflowers, one of my favorites.  If you are wondering why so many of the same item, I was using different camera settings.  Someone told me to turn off my flash and this is the result, the ones above with flash and the one below without flash, what do you think!!!

This was my bargain of the day.  I saw it and wanted it  but went home without it.  Got to thinking and went back the next day.  It is the color of our newly painted walls and goes right with our sort of Tuscan theme.  Originally, it was $49.95, and I found it on the clearance aisle for $17.00.  It has one little chip off of the edge which you can see on one of the pictures.  The chip was in the bottom of the vase, so it was an easy fix and it wouldn't even show.  When I was checking out, I asked the man if he could give me another discount since it was chipped,  and he gave me another 10%, so I got this lovely vase for $15.00, proving it doesn't cost anything to ask.

This is a pretty little fleur de leis candle holder that was a steal at $3.00.  So many things were marked down and then if the sticker was green, there was another 25% off. 
I also bought several cute things for the garden but more about that later. 

Here's wishing you a great "rest of week" and some great bargains too.

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you leave a comment, many more thanks!