Friday, September 16, 2016

Family Reunion and a Potluck Meal

Happy , Happy Friday to you!
I'm not as excited about the fact that it's Friday as I am about the family get-together tomorrow with the my family on my Mama's side. We don't call it a reunion but I suppose that's what it really is. It's really just Mama's brother's and the children and the grandchildren and great-grandchildren and so on!
My mother was the youngest of eleven. All the sisters and quite a few of the brothers have passed away. 
I think the reason we don't call it a reunion is because it is something that we have always done!

Our family is somewhat unique and close! 
When my Grandma was alive it was an every Saturday thing;
everyone showed up. 
I guess you could say we communed as a family as it had always been.

There was absolutely nothing fancy but beautiful it was.
It still is for us now. 
My Mama and Daddy live at the homeplace now and that's where we all continue to gather once or twice a year. It's kinda of amazing there's always a bitter sweetness for the ones that have gone and the looks on the faces of the ones that are left but oh man...has one family grown. 

Now use to Grandma did the cooking every Saturday!
I mean a electric and a wood cook stove and two tables full of prepared food.
Lol..even if it was 80 degrees outside that wood cook stove was cranking!
Grandma was amazing and there was nothing like her.
It takes all of us these days. Mama cooks up a mess of stuff and everyone brings a dish or two but if you don't have the time or just don't cook don't worry there is always plenty.

Now that leads me to figuring out what I'm bringing. That can get hard because we all know certain things get claimed quickly. Don't even think about deviled eggs or chicken. 
I'm thinking I'm going to dumpling up.

I think I'll take my Turkey Dumpling Casserole.

The dessert I've chosen will be Apple Dumplings. They are dumplings but completely different than the casserole. Lol..I don't think I even have a picture. I will try to get some pictures and a recipe for those. they are very good.
I also think I'm going to try this new little dish I had pinned on Pinterest. 

I think I had a version of it at a dinner at work one time
it was very, very good.
This is a recipe from Manila Spoon.
Check her site out. It's pretty awesome.

I'll definitely try to take some pics of what I come up with.
I am the worse to tweek and change a recipe so it's always a little different.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Be Blessed!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Well, It's time to announce the winner for the Dragnonfly brooch.
The winner is ..Nobody....Lol..I never imagined that absolutely no one would enter.
I guess I'll leave it there. Nothing more to say.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lingerings of Spring and Looking Towards Autumn

Hey Ya'll!
Are you feeling it like I am?
You know...the last days of summer fading fast 
as the reminders that the new approaching school year will soon be here.
For Us, it's only a week away. 
What becomes of the kids of summer?
I start feeling a bit melancholy. 
I know that apple cider's and fall festivities are just around the bend.

Summer ends
and school begins
Good-bye dirty feet and dirty faces,
Autumn arrives,leafy drives,
Hello apple cider and candy corn.
On to the new season!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

It's a Magnabilities Givaway!

Good Mornin!
I'm excited to feature a Magnabilities Giveaway!

This set includes: Dragonfly - Bittie Pin/Brooch - Antique Silver (MP1001), Bittie Ladybug- Silver (IN1834s) and Bittie Turquoise Twirl (IN1888s)

Item #: SP1176
This Giveaway begins TODAY!
It ENDS at 12:00 am on August 5, 2016!
I'm looking forward to seeing who all will join in the fun.

Be Blessed!

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Magnetic Monday

Good Monday Mornin'!

I hope everyone had an especially nice weekend. We did around here. We weren't up to anything very outrageous but it was sure nice to have the time off from work. We did enjoy a very nice family get-together at my sister house. She invited all the family down to a cookout especially for their son Ryan who had came in on leave from the Navy. 
You can't beat a good burger and a dog!

I also got off the fence and signed up to be a Magnabilities Consultant. A friend at work introduced me to this custom jewelry line. I started with a necklace/insert combo for my Mama for Mother's Day.
I'm often hooked with a gift I can add to later!

The brochure was full of all kind of necklace, bracelet and even ring combinations. Choices of several varieties of inserts, pendants, chain length's and styles. The options are totally endless.
I was wooed in with this necklace I'm showing here.
You know it!! 
Then I learned I could download any picture I wanted and make it into custom pieces.
How cool is that!

Well Mama's birthday is coming up so I thought I'd get her some to add on to her necklace; 
of course 

                    I wanted to add to mine, too...
So I figured I may as well join up with Magnabilites.
I could see I had already formed some kind of love affair...
           I did..

Now I've downloaded my barn picture. 
I photographed this barn a few years ago and it's been one of my favorite pictures I've ever taken. I have thought of having it framed or something to display in the house
nothing was ever quite right.
I think this was a great option.


Pretty cool I thought!

Now, I've shared what's had me fascinated this weekend.
What has been your attractions lately?

I thank you for stopping by.
Be Blessed!