Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sharing a little gift goodness with you!

I just love sharing gifts with you!
Mostly because you "get" me and love what I love
and then you can celebrate with me!!!

About a week or so ago a sweet friend on Facebook contacted me.
She sees all that I create because, believe me, I love using FB
as a marketing tool to sell my wares.

She knew how much I love old lace and how much I use in my sewing projects.
She kindly asked for my address and told me that she had some old lace
that she wasn't going to do a thing with and would I want it?
I gladly gave her my address and you have just got to see what she sent me!!
I have thanked her profusely and just can't believe it was a GIFT!

I truly am so very thankful to this sweet friend.
I can't imagine what it all would cost me at an antique store,
much more than I could ever, ever afford for sure!

Here it is all piled on top of each other...
you simply cannot see it all!!!

I can tell so much of it was handmade because there are pieces that are unfinished.
Beautiful though...

And what about the beautiful "E" ribbon??!

This large white linen piece is actually a pillowcase
with a flap on the end with lace trim and ties!!!
I had it folded in half for the photo but you get the idea ~
I want to wear it on my head it's so beautiful!!!!

GORGEOUS RIGHT??? Thank you so much dear friend...I will treasure it all!!!!

I can't remember if I've shared this recipe before but...
we've made it for years and our boys always LOVED it
and are now making it themselves!!!
Look below for the recipe ~

Gatlin Chicken


1 cup cheddar cheese cracker crumbs (such as Cheez-its)
2 tbsp taco seasoning mix
8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1-4 oz can chopped green chilies, drained


Combine cracker crumbs and seasoning mix in a large bowl, stir well.
Toss chicken pieces in crumb/seasoning mixture then place into a greased 9 x 13 casserole dish or pan. Mix together whipping cream and remaining ingredients in the same large bowl, then pour over chicken.

Bake uncovered 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until slightly brown on top and bubbly.

I only used four chicken breasts for us...it's just Noah, hubby and myself.
But I'm afraid I didn't cut any of the other ingredients in half!!!
Yes, it's so fattening, just don't make it very often, OK?

Happy Tuesday sweet friends!!!!

hugs and love,

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sometimes I lose my way, but it's OK ~

I mean it.
I really do lose my way...my spirit...AND my inspiration!
I just don't know what to create next, what will someone really love?

I did have a teeny order for one more pumpkin of mine.
She wanted it very Halloweeny to give as a swap gift...
Here's what she purchased from me!!!!

I just love how it turned out!!!

Now. What to create next ~
First, I have to share a precious angel with you!
My sweet grandson Murray....

Here he is playing in the back yard..
in this most wonderful mild fall weather
 we are having in Georgia right now!
Our highs have been in the 70's....
I do believe fall has arrived in Georgia!!!

Wishing you a wonderful Thursday my dear friends ~
hugs and love,

Monday, September 22, 2014

One precious little boy ~

Our sweet grandson Murray turned TWO Sept. 19th
and I just have to share a few birthday party photos
from this past weekend!!!

I had to use a flash as the room was dark but
you'll certainly see how very happy he was!

Here he is with his mama waiting to open gifts...

Murray loves cars, trains, trucks...all of them!!!

Clara had as much fun as he did!!!

Mama Emily is showing Murray how to operate the Thomas train ~

Murray loves trains so much...the Thomas cake was just perfect for his party!

I believe he's thinking to himself here..."man, I need a nap!!!"

Happy Birthday sweet grandbaby Murray!!! We love you so, so much ~

Plus, I found the most wonderful box to package my little art doll in!!!
She's heading to Texas tomorrow....

Happy Monday precious friends!!!

hugs and love,


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