Saturday, December 29, 2012

SO MANY MEMORIES

I woke up this morning thinking of my parents and back when I was a wee thing.  Growning up in the country, remembering milking cows, planting the garden, sitting under the big oak tree shelling peas for the afternoon dinner.  I often think of how I wish the children today could have the experience of those good days.   I went to a little country school, Harold Elementary which went to the 8th grade.  Our class rooms was divided with one grade on the left and another on the right.  while the teacher would teach the one side we would be doing work that she or he had assigned us.  Recess would come and  we would either be playing sports or running around.  My goodness, those were the days for sure.
I also can say that I never one time heard a unkind work from my parents to each other.  Today, all you seemd to hear is yelling and cursing and such a unhappy world.  I do hope that 2013 will hold a better life for each and everyone. 
Until later, enjoy your day, stay warm and most of all be happy.

Monday, December 24, 2012

ITS A YUMMIE CHRISTMAS

Baked S'mores



Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (approximately 5 full graham crackers)
1 tsp baking powder
2 or 3 super-sized (5 oz.) chocolate bars (e.g. Hershey’s)
1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/fluff (or mini marshmallows if you must!)


Directions


Preheat oven to 350. Grease bottom of pan.



In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla.


In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt.

Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined.



Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place chocolate bars over dough. Two 5 oz. Hershey’s bars should fit perfectly [for 8 by 8] side by side, but break the chocolate (if necessary) to get it to fit in a single layer. [use 3 Hershey's for 12 by 8 pan]



Spread marshmallow fluff evenly over the chocolate layer.



Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the creme. This is most easily done by putting the second half of the dough in a gallon size freezer bag. Use your palms or rolling pin to flatten it out, and then use scissors to cut down both long sides of the bag, so it will open up book-style. Open it up carefully, and the dough will stick on one side of the bag. Then place the bag, dough side down, on the other three layers. From there peel the bag up and carefully spread the dough where it is uneven.



Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely or almost completely for the melty factor before cutting into bars.
 
Be sure to remember me when and if you decide to bake this.   Wow, makes my tummy roll.  Have a Wonderful day.
 
Barbara

Saturday, December 22, 2012

THE MIRACLE DRUG

Every woman should be taking --> Evening Primrose Oil. Great Anti-Aging supplement that you should start taking by age 30. Will see major improvement in skin tightening and preventing wrinkles. Helps with hormonal acne, PMS, weight control, chronic headaches, menopause, endometriosis, joint pain, diabetes, eczema, MS, infertility, hair, nails, and scalp.
 
Wow, I will surely get some of this when I go into town my next trip.  I have heard that it is good to take back a long time ago but really forgot about it. This is a must try for sure.   

Friday, December 21, 2012

JUST ONE SMILE

It only takes one smile to offer welcome...

and blessed be the person who will share it.

It only takes one moment to be helpful...

and blessed be the person who will spare it.

It only takes one joy to lift a spirit...

and blessed be the person who will give it.

It only takes one life to make a difference...

and blessed be the person who will live it.

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving...


make every day a holiday and celebrate just living.

-Amanda Bradley

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

AS LONG AS

As long as there are homes where families meet
And pray a little prayer before they eat;

As long as there are homes where children play
And echo forth their joy in childlike way;
As long as there are homes where parents care
And teach their children often how to share;
As long as there are homes with candle glow
That sends a shining beacon o'er the snow;
As long as there are homes built fast on love;
As long as there are those who look above;
As long as there are homes who let Christ in,
Who hear Him, heed Him, hold Him
through the earth's great din---
There will always be Christmas!"
~Esther L. Daliber

Saturday, December 15, 2012

SPECIAL PRAYER

My heart goes out to all the ones who lost friends, loved one and especially the Mothers of  those little children.  I just have such a ache in my heart  and words just want come ,Lord, they are with you now.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY

It is really a nice day here in sunny Florida today.  The sun is out, birds are3 singing and over all a great peacefull day.  Rain is to come in tomorrow with a cold front passing over.  Florida is like that, cold one week, warm the next.  gotta love it.
A friend sent this to me and I wanted to share with you, just click on the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln01p1M2cH0   and enjoy.

Wishing you a bless day.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS

well I can dream can't I. this was a couple of years ago.  I don't think many will have snow this year with this strange weather we are having.
 
 

Friday, December 7, 2012

FRIDAY HOWDY

Isn't this a beautiful picture ?  This looks like a bed of snow but it is cotton.  Since here in sunny Florida we don't get snow so hubby tells me when I speak of snow to take a drive and look at the cotton fields. 

I hope you are having a good day.  Today I will take it easy and lets just say, I want to be lazy today.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A CHRISTMAS GIFT

To your enemy, forgiveness.

To an opponent, tolerance.

To a friend, your heart.

To a customer, service.

To all, charity.

To every child, a good example.

To yourself, respect."

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A SUNDAY BLESSING

Morning, don't you wish we could have a jar that we could open that would make every one happy, keep them safe and warm and never any worries.  I hope you are enjoying your Holiday Season.  Today is my Anniversary and someone ask me oh my, how long, my answer, ALL MY LIFE.  Lol.  Oh to go back and be a little girl again with no worries and happy and safe in the old world we use to have.  Well, I can dream can't I?
All finished with all my Christams doings so now just sit back and enjoy all the lovely decorations and Holiday music.  I hope you will have a Bless day, stay warm and take time to say a Prayer for someone special.