Friday, November 28, 2008

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I enjoyed everything that my sister and her family made. She sent leftovers home and I had a second go round of cornbread dressing. I love that stuff. I made a pot of Hazelnut coffee and enjoyed my dressing. I could eat that all day long. To me it is better cold than hot. As I was loading my plate up with a little of everything I asked if there was a wheelbarrow around to get me a Prissy to the car later. Prissy had a ball visiting. She loved wandering the yard and playing with the kids. But she was pooped when she got home. She went to sleep and hardly moved when I got into bed. Then just before daylight she got cold and burrowed under the covers. This morning I had showered, dressed, put on my makeup, fed Pokey, put her food out and she was still snoozing under the covers. I eased the covers back and like the little princess she is she stretched and asked to be rubbed. She finally stretched enough to get up and get going, but she is doing a lot of sleeping here at the store today.

Jane came by and played a little bit today and brought me some wonderful cookies. prissy keeps begging for a bite but they have chocolate in them so she doesn't get to try them.

My crazy sister and nieces got up to join the 4:00 A.M. crowd shopping today. When I saw them at breakfast they were still pretty high with energy but I'm sure they will be fading later. Been there, done that, don't need to do that again.

We have some new Webster's pages that came in Wednesday. So beautiful.

The festival of lights are downtown this weekend and the Christmas parade is Monday night.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Stampington magazines arrived today. The Stamper's Sampler, Take Ten, Somerset Studio Gallery, Artist's Cafe', and Sew Somerset. Miss Lucy Edson has an article in the Sew Somerset. Congratulations to her for being published in the magazine. We only have 6 copies and I imagine they will fly off the shelf.

We have Tim Holtz' new clocks mask, nature grundgeboard, snaps, long brads, sprockets, and charms. Heidi Swap clear stamps. New Bisous paper called 'Shabby' and Cosmo Cricket 'Chemistry'.

Here comes the cold for Turkey Day. Keep warm and cozy cooking for all those family members.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Easy Jello Cake

Well I am a bit behind in my posting. This is Christie Trout's recipe for:

Easy Jello Cake

1 Box of cake mix

2 - 3oz packs of your favorite jello

1 small container of cool whip

1 cup boiling water

Bake cake following package instructions.

While cake is very hot, poke holes over entire surface.

Mix boiling water with one pack of jello.

Pour over hot cake.

Cool cake for at least 3 hours.

Mix cool whip with 1 package of jello.

Spread cool whip mixture over the cooled cake.

Let chill in refrigerator for one hour.


Keep any leftover cake in refrigerator.

You can mix and match jello flavors. Christie likes cherry inside and on top!

Hope everyone is having a great week. I'm sure you have begun preparations for Thanksgiving.
Don't get so involved that you miss the enjoyment of what you are
Thankful for ---FAMILY. Then the day after Thanksgiving take some time to relax. Remember Friday we have our tables available so come and play.

As I was out feeding Pokey this morning, there was a little frost around. Pokey even had a little bit on his back. It was not too cool out because Prissy wanted to sit in the sun. I shooed her in and told her we had to load up. There were no warm beds to cuddle into this morning.

Have a great day!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Well get ready for the big chill again. It is supposed to be pretty cold by tomorrow night. I wish it would be tonight instead. Then Prissy and I would stay cosy at home all day Sunday instead of having to bundle and come to work in the cold. She does not like the cold. All I got from her today when I started to leave was a small tail wag. It was just enough to let me know I could go and leave her at home today she didn't want to come with me.

I received this e-mail and thought some of you who make cards would like to participate. The request is to send a Christmas card to a recovering soldier at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. If you are interested here is the address:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

Next week all of our Fall paper is on sale at 20% off. The sale starts Monday and runs through Saturday. Bring this e-mail to get your discount.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

No 'One Hour Layout' class for Friday morning at 10:30. No one signed up and Lucy will not be able to be here. Check in for future dates.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Club House Salad

This weeks recipe comes from Jackie.

Club House Salad

1 cup strawberries sliced
1/2 cup poppy seed dressing
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 lbs. mixed baby greens
1 cup feta cheese
1 cup slivered almonds, pecans, or walnuts

Combine ingredients and enjoy.

How simple but oh so delicious. Yum!!! Next weeks recipe comes from Christie. I is ''Easy Jello Cake'.

Friday is our one hour layout class with Lucy. The title is Bits & Pieces. The colors are deep red, browns, and teal. Friday is TGIF come by for an afternoon of fun. Starting at 2:00 there will be something going on until we close at 6:00 p.m.

Well, Prissy punted me today. She decided that being in bed with Belinda was better that loading up and coming to the shop. She loves being in a warm cozy bed.

Well I better get busy here in the store.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Just a quickie note to let you know that Scrap & Stamp just arrived.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My Favorite Mexican Casserole

Well the cooking club out did themselves again. Everything they made was wonderful. The theme today was casseroles. We had 'Hash Brown Casserole', 'Pineapple Casserole', 'Chocolate Nut Sundae', and 'My Favorite Mexican Casserole'.

So today I will share Maritza's recipe.

'My Favorite Mexican Casserole'

1 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips
1 pound shredded cooked chicken meat (from a small roasted chicken)
1 can ( 15 1/2 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained
1 can ( 15 1/2 ounces) kidney beans, drained
1 can ( 15 1/4 ounces) corn kernels, drained
1 can ( 8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 cup prepared salsa
1 cup chopped red onion
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
6 ounces grated Monterey Jack cheese
6 ounces grated sharp Cheddar cheese


2 cups diced (1/4-inch) ripe tomatoes
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a 13x9 inch baking dish
Then scatter the crushed tortillas on the bottom.
Combine all ingredients except the cheeses.
Place half the mixture in the baking dish over the tortilla chips.
Combine the cheeses and sprinkle half over the mixture.
Repeat the same again over the cheeses and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
Bake 30 minutes.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Serve the garnishes in bowls so guests can top their own portions.

This week in the card classes we are making little Christmas Boxes. They are just the right size for a gift card, candy, or something that sparkles. As the Holiday approaches I will be doing various gift ideas as well as cards.

The weather keeps looking like it might snow. I just wish we would get a little rain.

Well Miss Priss finally went to the groomers today. It sure was hard taking her by herself. When she just shivers and shakes I just about can't leave her. But when I went to pick her up I knew the groomers were ready for her to leave because she was just a barking. It was not the playful bark but the scolding bark like when she is mad. I'm sure she does not like being in a cage. Anyway she looks good. She does not look like the scraggly little lamb. Of course, in a few days she will look curly again and she will want to hide under the covers now that her hair is short.

Well enjoy your evening and we will see you later.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Basic Grey's Wassail came in yesterday. There is a calendar kit, card kit 6x6 pads, stamps, and four papers. One of the papers has Christmas packages and the rest are papers you can use for any theme. The calendar kits have papers on each page with an assortment of embellishments to add. If you don't feel creative there is an instruction sheet to go by.

I guess everyone is going to be by the TV today for the Florida/Georgia game. Or you may head on over to the fair that started yesterday. Whatever you do have a great day.

P.S. My dumpster was empty when I got to the store today!!!!! Yeah!!!!!

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