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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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Working, Baking, and Playing,, Shhhhh!

Hi Folks, goodness it has been almost a week since I have stopped and visited with all of you.  Last weekend got busy and so far this week it just hasn't slowed down.  Hoping all of you are having a great week thus far.

Well since it's been awhile let me catch you up on what I have been up to.  Last Thursday I had to get busy and fulfill an obligation .  I was going to donate a few pillows to our church for the adult games at the fall festival.  Yes, I have known all month I needed to get them stitched but waited until the day before to start them.  Do any of you put something off until the last minute?  So that was my two days in the craft room.  I haven't done much up there since my show in September. 

I took the church photo from the bullentin, used my freezer paper to transfer and print on the material and made these little pillows.  Thought they turned out right nice.  The older folks tried and tried to win one for themselves. 

Now on Saturday, I had a day of fun.  I know some of you will totally disagree with my actions so let's just not tell eveyone what I did.  I started decorating for Christmas.  Now,,, wait just a minute.  Only in the guest room upstairs and the guest bath.  No one ever goes upstairs unless we have company other than the mister and myself so I figured why not get a head start. The Christmas comforter is on the bed and a few items are on display, but NO there is no tree up there yet.  I know it's a little early but with Mother's health like it is, who knows when and what will happen later on.  And I enjoyed myself.  Didn't have to be in a hurry and rush so Saturday was a fun day.

Monday Holly's preK building went on a field trip around our town square trick or treating.  She got to take Darbee Rae along.  They let school out early so I was totally surprised when they called and told me to come and meet them in town.  They treated me to lunch and a trip to Hobby Lobby.  A day of doing chores at home turned into a fun day with my girls.

Today was spent taking down all the Halloween decor.  Why is it so much fun to put up but such a burden to put away?  But tonight all is done except for a few fall  vines and flowers I will keep out until time for the Christmas decor outside on the porch. And of course I kept the plain pumpkins out too. But I have to admit I will start my Christmas downstairs soon.  I just love Christmas and it comes and goes so fast.  I want to enjoy every minute of it I can.

I also did a little baking today.  A week or so ago, Marie at Primitives by Olde lady Morgan  posted a recipe for Pumpkin Bread. I was so impressed because it made 3 loaves or a 9x13 sheet .  I wanted to try it and let me tell you , it is a keeper for me.  You can find the recipe here

Don't you think it turned out pretty?  If you look closely you can see the middle loaf is a little shorter than the other two.  Yep, I had to have a slice while it was still warm.  Mr. P and I have a loaf to eat, there is a loaf to share, and one to freeze.  How much better does that get? Especially with the holidays coming up.  I will be baking it again I am sure.  Thank you Marie for the recipe.

Okay you didn't think I would invite you to visit with me and not share the bread with you did you?  I have it all ready so come on and let's sit and chat for awhile. So tell me do you wait until after Thanksgiving to start your decorating?  Is November going to be a busy one for you and do you have big plans for the holidays?  Yes, I can be quite noisy at times.  Just sit and enjoy your bread and we will chat later.

I you find it's too late for the bread, stop in early in the morning because I am sure this is what I will be having with my coffee for breakfast.

There are so many of our friends in blogland with sad and heavy
 hearts tonight.  Before we close our eyes in sleep lets all remember those who have ask for prayers for either themselves or loved ones and friends who are important in their lives.

Thanks for stopping by.  You are all an important part of my life.  Until next time.


  1. Angela, It's a yummy one isn't it!?!?!? Might be time for me to make some more! so glad you like! OLM

  2. Thanks for the lovely post Angela. I think its great that you started decorating for Christmas.


  3. Angela
    You have sure been busy with all that sewing and baking. Your industriousness is putting me to shame! I look forward to seeing what you come up with for Christmas.
    Take care-Kimberly

  4. Angela what a treat this post was my friend!You have been a busy lady.Love the pillows you made for the donation at church.The bread looks so yummy!I really need to get busy and start baking.Hugs,Jen

  5. HOney I dont care if you decorate in July I love Christmas , and all that goes with it ! And as long as you didnt feel rushed and enjoyed yourself by all means Im super happy for ya! Glad you are getting out and enjoying a lil you time ! And what I wouldnt give to sit and share that bread and some chit chat with you ! I will wait till after Thanksgiving to start decorating , thats my excuse to not deal with the black Friday chaos lol Have a great week ! hugs lilraggedyangie

  6. Hi Angela, Your bread looks yummy. I made pumpkin bars today and that's a keeper too. I took it for dessert to my daughter's tonight. I'll have to check out your recipe. I decorate the Monday after Thanksgiving. Don't get trees up till about 2 weeks before. Hubby's not a Christmas person!!!!


  7. What kind of ink is in your printer? Will this be washable now? Loved the idea, have heard of it, but when I tried it the ink ran out.
    Hope you have a lovely Christmas season, every single day!

  8. Hi Angie,
    That pumpkin bread sure looks yummy!!
    I used to do a big Christmas craft show every Thanksgiving weekend for years, so always started my decorating right after that. I don't do that show any more...so last year for the first time in many years, I started decorating a week or so before Thanksgiving. Not sure yet what I will do this year...guess it depends on my back and knee.

  9. Morning Adopted Family Member :)
    Im sure hoping you saved me a piece of that yummmy pumpkin bread. Did I ever tell you I love sweets? hehe Wow you really have been busy. I love to decorate for Fall and Most of all Christmas. I started on my christmas houses a few weeks ago. It is just such a happy feeling isn't it. Your pillows are so sweet.
    Hugs to you


  10. Good Morning, dear friend.. I so enjoyed our visit today.. Your pillows are darling and such a wonderful idea.. I made a couple for my Mom for her birthday and she loved them.. I love the look of the bread too and will check out the recipe as I have 2 huge pumpkins waiting to be done.. smile..
    You have another lovely day.. ok....

  11. Thank you for the lovely visit, dear friend! I wish I could've taken a bite of that pumpkin bread! I won't bake it now since John won't eat it, I can't eat it, & I have no one to share it with ... but I'll get that recipe for another day : ) Your pillows turned out beautiful & I am so excited that you have started your Christmas decorating! A bit of that will be on the horizon for me : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  12. Thank you for this lovely post. I would love to sit in your kitchen, sharing a piece of pumpkinbread and a cup of our pumpkin spice coffee.We would hold hands and pray for those with heavy hearts. That is what was done at my house last weekend. Thank you.

  13. Is there any pumpkin bread left??? Wow....that looks yummy!!! Will have to make some...Never did get around to making my pumpkin cheesecake muffins yet.... I think it's great you started decorating already. A week or so after Halloween, I start gradually taking the Halloween/fall stuff down, and usually put up at least part of the Christmas as I go....It's always a "process" and there's usually a strange mix of Halloween and Christmas going on until the first of December at least...but otherwise, it's just too overwhelming. It's gonna be a crazy couple of months, so I think I should try to get started early. Enjoy your Wednesday! (Loved the little church pillows...what a fun idea!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  14. You sure have a jump tart on the holiday decorating. I am about ready to start myself.
    Wish I could be there to share some of that pumpkin bread with you along with a cup of coffee.
    Country at heart

  15. The pumpkin bread looks so yummy! And those little pillows you made are just adorable :)

  16. Hi,

    Saw where you stopped by tonight. I will for sure enjoy time with my mom. Bless you and your mother. That is what frightens me that something will happen to her. OMG your Pumpkin
    bread looks good! Decorating..... I am starting Chrsitmas now and love it! Have to for my open house and then of course have to get the house done right? ha! Guess we are crazy huh? Blessings to you.....

  17. I love pumpkin bread! Yours turned out so pretty--truly a feast for the eyes as well! What a great idea for prizes! I'm sure the recipients will appreciate your keepsake pillows. I used to buy gifts for groups to take to the assisted living homes for bingo prizes and it was always hard to find something appropriate. I'll keep this idea in my back pocket. ~Roberta

  18. The pillows looks good-love the packaging! Pumpkin bread looks yummy too!