Saturday, December 31, 2011

31 Days of Slow Cooker Cooking

I have heard the challenge (or at least read about it)  :)
and I have accepted!!!!

Stephanie O'Dea does a blog: You can read it here!

In 2008 she made a new year's resolution to use her crockpot every day for a year!!! 

Randy LOVES crock pot food!! So I decided to have a month of crock pot cooking. A year is too long for me. And realistically a month is too much too. There are only 3 of us most of the time and we would NEVER eat that much food. 

Soooo, I am going to make 31 crock pot meals in the next 2 months. As I try recipes, I'll share them here on my blog.

Do any of you want to share this challenge with me???

Friday, December 30, 2011

WEDNESDAY WISDOM (a day late... because....)

Wednesday Wisdom is 2 days late this week because I took my parent's to Fort Scott, KS for a funeral.

Wednesday Wisdom this week comes from my January, 2012 Real Simple magazine.

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2 to 4 
The approximate number of cups of coffee that you can safely drink each day, according to the Mayo Clinic...... A new study in Archives of Internal Medicine shows that a morning (and midday and afternoon) cup of joe could stave off the blues: Of more than 50,000 women followed over 10 years, those who downed two to three cups each day were 15 percent less likely to get depressed, and those who consumed four cups lowered their risk by 20 percent. Truly buzz-worthy.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Continued wisdom from last Wednesday! 

"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."
Roy L. Smith


Wednesday, December 14, 2011


There is an excitement in the air that you can't feel any other time of year. 

Sometimes, depending on what is happening in your life - it's hard to feel Christmas.

It comes from within.
Each one of us has the power to embrace it.

Or to ignore it and bury it deep within so we don't feel.

The celebration happens with or without us.

Because God's Son did come.

He does live.

He knows that whether you or I feel Christmas or not -
It is real.


This picture I found on Pinterest and it came from:

Monday, December 12, 2011

Curly Girl Bags at Craft Show!!

I used to live in Wichita. Years ago. :)  It was 1986 through 1990. - or sometime around then. I made some very dear friends at Glenn Park Christian Church. Now that I'm back in Wichita, we've had the wonderful opportunity of reconnecting. 

My friend Linda is now the Pre-school Director at West Heights United Methodist Church and this week she is having a craft show for the pre-school parents and church members.  She asked me if I would like to bring my phone pockets. I had such a good time there this morning and I get to go back tomorrow. 

 This is my friend Linda on the left. 
The couple she is visiting with have sold Premier Jewelry for 25 years
and they also have a display.

This is my other friend Deb, looking in her book for a customer. 
She is a successful 20 year salesperson with Tupperware.
(the picture may be blurry because Deb NEVER slows down & is always on the go!)

This is Rita Jones and she sells Usborne books.
I took this picture because I have a place in my heart for Usborne.
I used to sell these books and I love them.

This is my table with the Phone Pockets.

Also represented are Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Avon, Children's wings, tutus, hair bows etc,  a bakery, a lady that does children's face painting at parties and a lady that travels all over taking pictures that look like letters and then sells them to be framed.

A nice selection of goods and displays, a very nice selection of people to meet and get acquainted with. I had an enjoyable day and I'm looking forward to tomorrow!

If you live in the Wichita area, this show is at West Heights United Methodist Church, 745 N. Westlink, from 8:30 - 12:30 Tuesday morning. We would love to see you there.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Happy Holidays"

I love this post from "The Path Less Taken". Please read this post and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!

Thank you Jennifer!


"You don't have to put your whole life in your purse."

Judith Leiber

This picture is  a Crossbody purse at Macy's