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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Apple Pie and A Gift from a Special Sister-in-Law

Hi everybody, Just thought I would drop in tonight and let all you who think I over work Mr. P know, I was a very good housewife today ( pat me on the back)  I was able to stay home all day as my cousin went to the nursing home for me.  One full day at home without having to go out sure does help rest this old soul.  Altho there was no rest for the weary.  I got a Santa completed and more crafts started, fixed Mr. P. a good home cooked meal, and tonight before he came in from the wood work shop, I made him an apple pie with apples from our tree.
It's just hot out of the oven, the coffee is on, so come on over while its cooling and we will share a piece with you. Now Mr. P. doesn't want ice cream, but will be glad to add a scoop to yours. So see ladies, I am good to him, (he, he) but I have to admit I found another great item I want him to make for me today.  This one might just call for a big cake... 

I have a wonderful sister-in-law that I am very close to.  Although she and her family live in another town, they are not too far away and we try to get together at lease once a month and go out to eat and spend time together. Maudie, Leonard, and their son Justin came to Holly's for fireworks on the 4th.  She told me when I walked in there was some goodies for me,

Don't we all love surprises?  Maudie has ALWAYS brought Darbee Rae a bag of goodies everytime we get together and more times than not something for Holly and myself.  She is such a giving person. I couldn't wait to open the box.

Can you guess the first thing I grabbed?  She had read on my blog that I had started collecting whisk brooms.  I was thrilled.  This is what I found in the box
There was a pair of old vintage gloves, my whisk broom, old wooden spoon and fork
An old vintage sewing basket......
It was full of old vintage spool, pattern, buttons, zippers, even some old dated sales reciepts and a set of old keys.  I had so much fun going thru all of it.
And last but not least there was a few new items also.  Love the little baskets and napkins.  Was always fun to get burger and fries out of those at a resturant. Now we have our own.  The Bath and Body hand soap so cute for the hoiday and last but very  much appreciated was coffee for staining. Did I tell you how thoughtful she is?  None of my family nor close friends here share  my love of old and prim items.  But even tho she doesn't decorate in that style, Maudie thinks of me and knows what I like.   Thank you so much for my goodies.  I love them all.  It was like Christmas instead of the 4th of July.

Okay you guys, the pie is cooled and I am going to have myself as well as Mr. P a big ole slice.  Hoping you have all had an "apple pie" kind of day.   A happy blogger bye bye.........


  1. Sure wish I was there to have a piece of apple pie. Looks yummy! Looking forward to our day tomorrow. Love ya!

  2. Wow! Your apple pie sure does look yummy!
    You are so lucky to have such a sweet sister in law.

    Prim Blessings,

  3. yummy...what do you put on your apple trees to keep the worms and bugs away?...my lil' apple trees get attacked...your pie looks awesome. great goodies from your SIL.

  4. Oooooo...Ahhhhh...that pie look so, so, yummy Angela!! I'll have mine with ice cream please!! (And a big ol' glass of cold milk!!) Fun goodies from your SIL - LOVE the whisk broom...I have a "thing" for them too!! She sounds like a real sweetheart....Know you'll enjoy! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  5. Hope you have a piece of pie left, sure looks good!! :-)

  6. Yummy ! That pie looks so good. Sweet of your SIL to think of you. Love the goodies she brought you,not everyone understands that you don't have to drink your coffee to enjoy it.LOL!Hugs,Jen

  7. I'm smellin that pie all the way up here in PA..!
    Enjoy all those goodies...and have a great Thursday:)

  8. Your pie looks yummy! Glad you could get a few things done around your house today. Your SIL sounds pretty darn sweet! Love the goodies!~ Have a great rest of your week!

  9. Oh I hope theirs a slice of pie left for me!!
    Great job Angela! Looks like heaven. My favorite pie of all.
    What a sweetie pie SIL you have..Love all your treasures friend.
    Hugs Trace

  10. What a wonderful sister-in-law! And what a great looking pie ... lol! I'll have to pass on the pie I'm afraid, & of course the ice cream, but would love to stop by for a cool drink : ) What fun going through that old sewing basket ... I always loved those. Reminds me of the ones I used to have when I was growing up : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  11. What lovely goodies... so prim... As you know the vintage stuff is right up my alley.. smile..
    Your pie looks so wonderful that it has me craving a piece..

  12. Wow. Now that is a great sister in law!!!!! Love all those goodies.

  13. The pie looks wonderful! Love all of your goodies, but..when I find an old sewing box like that, I am in heaven. I love to go through them and see what is in there and think of the person that left it behind. So interesting!


  14. I am on my way! Oh my goodness pie and coffee is just what I need. You have a wonderful s-i-l. I only have one sister in law and she too doesn't decorate like me, but appreciates what I do.Have a great day

  15. YUM! Wish I could run right over and share a slice of that pie, I can almost smell it. What a nice sister-in-law - wow! I have a whisk broom collection up north at our little house and just love them. I have them hanging across the mantle of our "fireplace". Have a great day and enjoy that pie, Dawn

  16. That pie looks delicious! How special that you have such a thoughtful SIL. I love those little whisk brooms! I have three of them now, so that counts as a collection! I found one yesterday cleaning the much dreaded garage project!
    Have a great day!

  17. What a great sister in law.

    She sure made your day . how generous she was to give you all those items.

    I can remember when I colloected sewing baskets for a sister

    I enjoyed reading your blog


  18. What a wonderful sister in law!!

    Your pie looks fabulous!!

    Enjoy your day~Becky

  19. Wonderful goodies from you sister in law~love the whisk!!
    I will take a piece of the homemade yummy apple pie!YUM!!!

  20. Angela,
    sorry guess Im too late for pie , but it sure was sweet of you to offer to share it, Id just be happy to sit and hear all about your new treasures , what a precious SIL you have she sure did fix ya up right! Enjoy your evening and Im glad Mr P is getting a much deserved reward! :0) hugs lil raggedy angie