Monday, April 22, 2019

Musical Monday: The Wood's Tea Co. "Daughters & Sons"

We got to hear The Wood's Tea Co, 2 times when they came to Greenville over the years-- I've always liked this song of theirs- "Daughters & Sons", and over the years it has meant different things to me.  Now it means more to me than ever.  I hope you enjoy it.

Listen below or HERE

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Movie: "If You Could Only Cook" (1935)

I first watched this super fun black & white film several years ago with Grandma Hale-- we both loved it, and I made a note of the title, so I could share it with Mom sometime.

Sadly, that never happened, because every time I looked for it, it seemed to be unavailable!!!  Until this week.

I found Jean Arthur's "If You Could Only Cook" on YouTube this week!   Please enjoy it while you can!  =)

(The funny thing is, for me- it was like watching a whole new movie- I did not remember A SINGLE THING about it, lol!)

Watch below or HERE

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Whatever Wednesday: Maya Angelou Quotes- part 1

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
 but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
~ Maya Angelou 

  “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.
In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are,
what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
~ Maya Angelou

 “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,
but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
~ Maya Angelou 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Psalm 121

From the Scottish Metrical Psalter.  You can sing it to the tune of "The Lord is My Sheppard" or the tune of "Auld Lang Syne".

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Order Party Truffles!

 Want to make a statement at your next party?  Add Birthday Candles to the Truffles of your choice for just a dollar extra!  (Party Truffles are available any time of the year)

2 kinds to choose from:
~Chocolate 'oreo' Truffles
~Peanut Butter Chocolate 'oreo' Truffles

$20 for a whole batch, add a dollar if you want candles.

These truffles would look great standing around a cake or dessert, on top of a cake, or in lieu of a cake!

Whatever Wednesday: C.S. Lewis quote

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”

C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Music: Taylor Swift's "Mean"

You, with your words like knives
And swords and weapons that you use against me
You have knocked me off my feet again
Got me feeling like I'm nothing
You, with your voice like nails on a chalkboard
Calling me out when I'm wounded
You, picking on the weaker man....

...Well, you can take me down
With just one single blow
But you don't know what you don't know...
...Someday, I'll be living in a big old city
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
Someday, I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
Why you gotta be so mean?...

...You, with your switching sides
And your wildfire lies and your humiliation
You have pointed out my flaws again
As if I don't already see them
I walk with my head down, trying to block you out
'Cause I'll never impress you
I just want to feel okay again...
Listen below or click HERE...

Saturday, March 23, 2019

When in doubt about life...

...bake cake. Eat cake. Share cake.   =)

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Whatever Wednesday: Mark Twain quote


"Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. 
But this wrongs the jackass."   
~Mark Twain

Friday, March 01, 2019

First Mystery Gift of the year:

I'm now the parent of 6 "Plant Pets" that came in the mail this week! 
Thank you, friend or relative~ you made me smile & laugh! =)
(The package was not marked "plants", so it was a real surprise!)
NOTE: Uncle Clint sent them!!! =)

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Valentine ideas

A Few Facts on Valentine Gift-Giving

Did you know that to give a thoughtful gift, you need not spend a lot?

First you'll need to answer a few questions:

1)  Who is the gift for? 
2)   How well do you know them?
3)  What makes them smile?
4)  What do they like?

Did you know that if you put some thought into a gift, it will be remembered for a long time? (and hopefully fondly)  Below I have listed a few ideas, but there are many more- coffee, ice cream, name it.  
(I have even found vintage Valentine's for MILK!)
You will find more Punny Food ideas HERE!  If you are looking for more vintage Valentine's just do an internet search "vintage pun valentines" or "vintage valentines"....  =)

 Nuts anyone???  One year my brothers bought me a can of Cashews for a Valentine--- what a nice treat! (For modern nut valentine ideas visit HERE!) you know what kind she/he likes?  While some people want ANY chocolate, some of us are more particular...or actually allergic to the fillings/flavorings, colors or sugar free sweeteners.

Dark, Milk, Candy Coated, with or without Nuts?  Organic, Fair Trade, Practical (think chips), FUN (think "Pound Plus" bars from Trader Joe's), Sugar or Sugar-Free?  American, European, Filling/Flavors or NO filling/Flavors?
Hint: Did you know the best Milk Chocolate is from Europe, NOT America.  Aldi & Trader Joe's are the best.

A Juicy Valentine?  I don't know about you, but I think that I the Grapefruit Juice & Pineapple Juice found in the REFRIGERATOR section makes a LOVELY gift, no matter the occasion! (Aldi has some VERY nice Pineapple juice right now.

 Balloons are ALWAYS wonderful-- no matter the occasion....or maybe that's just me...hmmm...
(Dollar Tree is a very good place to get one. Or more...they are only $1!)

And last of all, I just HAD to share these rather Funny Valentine's with you!  I hope you enjoyed this post, and maybe it helped you???  =)

(If you are looking for more vintage Valentine's just do an internet search "vintage pun valentines" or "vintage valentines"....)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


 I just had to share this with you.  AND with me.  I can always use a friendly reminder.  =)