Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fall Colors on the Trails

I took a little spin on "the lady" this morning.  The trails are beautiful any time of the year.  Come with me....

A beautiful tree in our neighborhood...

Not many folks playing golf...

This is the Tennessee River back waters.....TVA pulls the water down during winter.

If you are on the trails, do your part and pick up litter.

We have a treasure in our city!  I hope you enjoyed your ride.

For those of you who don't know, "The Lady" is my golf cart aka  fishing cart.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


I don't do much baking for the holidays anymore.  This is one recipe that I still make.  
This is a very delicate sugar cookie that will melt in your mouth.


I always double the recipe so it takes a while.

 A precious lady from our church, (Polly Higginbotham) who went to heaven this past year, gave me this recipe.

  1c.powdered sugar
1 c. sugar
1 c. veg. oil
1 c. butter 
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla & touch of almond flav.
4 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 t. salt
1 t. soda
1 t. cream of tartar
sugar to roll
In large bowl, cream sugars, butter, and oil til fluffy.  Add eggs & flavorings.  Beat well.  Add flour, salt, soda, and cream of t.  Mix well.  Roll into small balls.  Place on ungreased cookie sheets.  (I use parchment paper.)  Dip bottom of juice glass into sugar and press.  Bake 400 degrees for approx. 8 min.

You will love them!

Monday, November 4, 2013

The "Entertainment Closet"

In the beginning……this was a very large upstairs closet.  My sweet brother-in-law installed all this extra strong, reinforced shelving.  It quickly became the “entertainment  closet” and I loved it!  All my “stuff” in one place.  When I made these pictures, many sets of china had already been moved.  You’ll see some empty shelves as you get the “tour”.

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All sorts and sizes of vases…
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I seldom use faux flowers but I do have a few favorites that I enjoy.
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I love my tablecloths!  My favorites are the old linen and lace ones.
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This is a collection of saris, sheers, etc. that are pretty to use to brighten up a table.
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The lavender punch bowl is hand-painted and has 12 matching cups.
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I know,  I’m crazy!

The metamorphous continues…stay  with me.
You will love it!
(First published at bcp.....my life)