Thanksgiving is next week!

Oh my, oh my, how time doth fly!!
It's almost Thanksgiving!

What are your plans for next week?
Who's doing the cooking?
My sweet chef/hubby does pretty much 
ALL the cooking.
Thank you, dear.

One of my very favorite sites, 
has a yummy recipe for sweet potatoes.
Check out all the other goodness when you visit their site.

Now, my specialty is Cookie baking and Candy making!
Toll House Cookies, & Kraft Microwave Fudge
are a must at every get together my family has!

 I like to keep it simple & follow the recipe 
on the bag of Nestles Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips, 
or just click on the link above
 to go directly to their online recipe.

The only change that I make is that I use 
Crisco Sticks instead of butter.
 I think they taste better!
It also helps to preheat the cookie sheets. 
The first batch turns out better that way.

Ok, on to the Fantasy Fudge!

It's super-easy if you make it in the Microwave!
Microwaves vary, so make sure 
that you don't overcook it.
I stop the Microwave and give the mixture
a good stir about every 3 minutes, 
no more than 11 minutes total.
Then I use the old-fashioned
cold water test to see if it's done. 
Just drop about a teaspoonful of the mixture
in a cup of COLD water, if it makes
a soft ball, then it's done!
Then toss in the rest of the ingredients!
I can still see my Mom making "Karo" Fudge at her stove.
Back then, it was a lot hotter 
standing over the stove and stirring forever!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Here's a little Bing & Rosemary!

Remember to "Count Your Blessings"
on Thanksgiving and every day.

Have a great week!


Painting With Friends new Etsy shop!

Hello All! Happy Friday!
There's a new cool Etsy shop in town!
If you enjoy painting, or Primitive style painted creations, check it out!
Painting Patterns designed by Terrye French and painted by
 .. who else .. but her friends! 

There are tons of great e-patterns from Terrye French's Painting With Friends! 
There will also be some hand crafted items.

Happy Fall!
Have fun painting!


Tulsa Trip and Ellis Paul concert

Hello All! Happy Sunday! 
It was just last Sunday that the hubby and I traveled to Tulsa, OK for a much needed day of fun. We checked out the Flea Market...didn't find a thing that we  had to have. So, we went on over to Affair of the Heart at the Tulsa Fairgrounds. I've never been, so I was happy to finally get there. They had about 850 booths, in a giant Air-conditioned building! There was SO much to see: big letters, vintage windows, kinda reminds me of Pinterest in Person!  The Prim creations of Polka Dot Pig Primitives, aka Julie Miller, was a must see. I have a little collection going on of her stuff.

It was folk singer,Woody Guthrie's 101st Birthday! 
Celebrations going on in Downtown Tulsa! The "Guthrie Green" was alive with music, craft vendors, lots of folks enjoying the afternoon on the lawn. 
We went to the Woody Guthrie Center just across the street. 
It's a wonderful tribute to the man and his legacy of music. 
I didn't realize that he was an artist, too! 
I especially enjoyed  seeing his sketches.

 This wall of screens greets you near the entrance. 
It switches to different photos, words, etc.

Love the mural on the outside wall.

 My very favorite part of our trip was the Ellis Paul concert
It was originally scheduled to be in the garden venue beside the building.
Rain and some loud thunder changed that to an indoor concert.
Ellis Paul has been, and IS one of my favorite singer/songwriters for many years.
He sang lots of his new music for the upcoming album. 
They are GREAT!
Kick Out The Lights/Johnny Cash is a FUN "audience participation" song.
My hubby even sang! 
You can hear "Chasing Beauty" on his website....or HERE!

 It's a beautiful song.

 This is Ellis and I taken after the show. It was so nice of him to sign autographs and take photos. I'm sure he was tired after playing on OKC on Friday, and then Woodyfest in Okemah on Saturday.
Thank You to Ellis for sharing your talent!
Also, thanks to Scott Aycock for putting on the show!

Yes, that is a McCartney shirt that I'm wearing! LoL!

 Here's the Art Center.
They had an amazing Fiber Arts exhibit going on.

Check out Tulsa, OK if you are ever in Oklahoma!
We had a super nice time! 
Now to get some painting done!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Christmas In July!

Hello All!
Here's a reminder for all the painters out there!
Terrye French Designs
There are lots of wonderful new e-patterns for Christmas, Halloween, and some FUN extras!
This is PWF's 3rd Anniversary!
Go check it out!


Painting With Friends

Hello all!
It's Sunday evening. I am recuperating with a cold/sinus thing. Ick!  What better time to catch up on my blogging. 

I hope that Y'all will check out the latest e-patterns from the artists at "Painting With Friends."

I had to buy this one from Deb Antonick. 
Handpainted keys are all the rage! 
I will be painting up lots for the Holidays.
 The Santa's Magic Keys will be terrific as ornaments for your tree.
Click on the photos to see these cute designs.
There are patterns for all seasons. 
Lots of new Spring ones too.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great week!