Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sneak Peek, A Act Of Kindness, And A Giveaway!

Good Evening Friends, I hope everyone is enjoying there evening. I have so much to share with you tonight!
I just finished up taking all the pictures for my new creations that I will be offering on the Early Works Mercantile tomorrow and thought I would give all my sweet friends a little sneak peek at a couple of things that I will be offering for my Grand Debut..

 This is just a little I have two other creations that I am saving for tomorrow. Hey I have to have something to keep as a surprise.....LOL I hope my new creations have sparked your interest and you will be visiting me and the other wonderful artist tomorrow (Friday, March 1st) at the Early Works Mercantile. We will be all looking forward to your visit.

Now onto a very awesome gift and special gift that I would love to show off  that is from a very special friend. Last week when I was having a one of those days where everything could and did go wrong, I went to the mailbox and look what I  found waiting for me. This wonderful Gooseberry Patch Cookbook that my sweet dear friend Lecia from "Farm House Prims" sent Act Of Kindness. She hit the nail right on the head sorta' speak as this book is just what I needed to make my day! She knows how I love to cook and how I love to entertain and spend time with my grandchildren and this gift couldn't have been any better! Look at that title "Sunday Dinners At Grandma's" how AWESOME is that! I LOVE IT! Lecia's sweet generosity and kindness has touched my heart in a big way....and I cannot begin to thank her enough for thinking of me. Lecia if you read this..... Thank you so much again my sweet friend. 
If you had not had the pleasure to visit Lecia and her blog "Farm House Prims", you a really missing out. She is one of the sweetest gals you ever wanted to meet. She is also making her debut on the Early Works Mercantile along with my other sweet friend Carol from "Buttermilk Creek Farms". I hope you will add them to your list to check out there new creations, as they are both very talented gals!

Now onto my last little surprise In honor of making my Debut at the Mercantile, I thought I would have a little surprise giveaway. The giveaway will be for one of the two bunnies standing that I will be offering on the Mercantile......winner will have there choice of either the white bunny with brown spots of the brown bunny with darker brown spots.....just leave me your preference color in your comment post and let me know that you would like to be entered. Easy peasy......I will announce the winner next Friday March 8th and ship it right out to the winner, this way you will have a little time to enjoy it before Easter. 
Until next time friends,
Big Hugs 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sharing A Little Sunshine By Pay It Forward From A Sweet Friend

Just had to stop in and share show off  my little bit of sunshine (Kitty Tuck) that I received in the mail from our sweet friend Mandy from "Bittersweet Folk Art Primitives" blog. Isn't he the most prim perfect Kitty you ever saw! I was one of the five people to sign up on Mandy's blog To Pay It Forward. If you are not familiar with what Pay It Forward is all about, you can read about it her previous post.
Mandy not only being such a generous soul that she is, is also a wonderful, talented doll artist and a awesome pattern designer. If you have not had the chance to visit with her, or have never seen her really are missing out friends. Her work is amazing, and her patterns are just prim perfect and so easy to follow. If you have a few free minutes why not stop by and check out both her blog and her selling website..You will not be disappointed, I can guarantee your going to LOVE her work!
Thank you Mandy for sending a little bit of sunshine my way.
I just love my new Little Kitty!
And thank you sweet friends for stopping by......your visits and comments always warms my heart!
Until next time,
Big Hugs,

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Easy And Very Yummy Recipe For Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Good Evening Friends, 
I hope everyone is well and enjoying there evening. Tonight I thought I would share with you a very Yummy and easy recipe for "Pineapple Upside Down Cake". It is one of my favorite go to recipes when I am wanting something sweet and yummy, and do not want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

The recipe is very simple to throw together and takes very little ingredients. Just look at that yummy goodness! :)
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
1 box of Yellow Cake Mix any brand is fine.
1 Stick of melted Butter
1 and 1/2 cups of packed Brown Sugar
1 can of whole Pineapple (drained)
1 jar of Maraschino Cherries
Whipped Cream for garnish

1). Prepare  Cake Mix according to package direction.

     2). Melt 1 stick of Butter and pour into a 9x13 bake pan.

3). Mix the 1 and 1/2 cups of Brown Sugar into the melted in baking pan.

4). Lay the rings of Pineapple down over the Brown Sugar and Butter.

5). Arrange the Maraschino Cherries in the center of the Pineapple and anywhere else you would like to add them.

6). Pour the Batter over everything and smooth out evenly.

7). Bake in a pre-heated oven 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into cake.

8). Let cool for approx. 15-30 minutes and then invert onto either a cake plate or any flat surface your going to serve it from. (I either use a foil lined baking sheet or just cover my baking cooling rack in foil and invert).
Serve with a big dollop of Whipped Cream.......and ENJOY!

I hope you have enjoyed the recipe and if you get around to trying the recipe out, I would love to know how you liked it?
Until next time friends....
Big Hugs 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentines Day Sweet Friends!

New Treasures From Special Friends With Big Hearts

Good Afternoon dear friends,
Today I thought I would stop in and show you my new treasures that I was blessed with winning from two very special and generous friends. 

(The tree is made from Burlap, with rusty bells, hearts, tulle and even a sweet heart cookie cutter for the topper, my picture really does not due this awesome tree justis)

First is this wonderful Valentine's tree. Joyce and Prudence from "The Bear's Blog" was celebrating Joyce's Birthday this month and in honor of her special day was hosting a special giveaway for this awesome Valentine Tree. From what I understand Prudence did all the creating and her Momma Joyce did the hosting *smiling* I was so excited to hear I had been chosen as the lucky winner, whoohoo!
If you have not had the opportunity to visit Joyce's blog yet, you really need to stop by for a visit. She is such a sweetheart with a huge heart and all her little bear kin's and there antic's will surly make you smile! While your visiting make you check out her Bear's Gift Shoppe as there are more of these wonderful trees for different occasions for sale.  Thank you so much Joyce and Prudence I am so beary blessed to have you both as my friends!

Next friends is this prim perfect little Angel tuck that I received from our dear friend Jean of "Prim Crafts blog" Jean is another wonderful talented artist with a heart of gold. She recently posted that she was having a giveaway for the first 12 followers that left a comment on her blog. I was among the first 12 followers to do so and if that wasn't generous enough......she ended up giving to everyone that left a comment a little Angel. Now how awesome and generous is that! If you have not met Jean yet, please stop by and say hi when you have a free moment. Jean is always creating something new and her work is so outstanding!
I can not thank you enough Jean for making me smile with your warm and generous heart!
And to you my friends...... I thank you for stopping by 
and for all your wonderful comments, and love and support! You mean the world to me and I cannot begin to tell you all what your friendship and support mean to me and how it brings me great joy in knowing that I have so many special friends.......
Until next time,
Big Big Hugs!