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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fun Weekend Link Parties

The prompts for this SCAVENGER HUNT SUNDAY:

1. Paint
2. Pumpkin
3. Family
4. Looking Cute
5. Photographer’s Choice
This HAS to be the most FUN painting project I've ever done...
It turned out even better than I had dreamed and 
I AM HAPPY.....:>)
The Bermuda Bay paint color is just exactly what I had in mind.
As I've had TROUBLE with paint colors before, I am especially proud of choosing
a color that is neither too bold or too pale...
Do you have trouble choosing the right color paint
 from those micro  paint sample cards..?
PUMPKIN favorite little PUMPKIN in the world.
Thanks, Kitty  

and a favorite photo of mine of some LITTLE BOOS 
from my original blog.


....i just love all the cute ways you can present your pumpkins...
it's always fun to me to find ways that everyone else isn't using..

Little Boos are my favorite tiny pumpkins.

...and when it comes to CUTE...I just have to add this photo of


MY TOP SHOT for Saturday...

A favorite photo that I took of DEEDS last summer.

weekly top shot saturday
pink saturday'
scavenger hunt sunday

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cripple Creek and Fencing...

When we visited CRIPPLE CREEK, CO. on our summer vacation, we toured their museum. 

 This is an olden mining town...

"thar's GOLD in them
thar hills..."

We loved the pretty fencing around parts of the museum.

I was hoping to SEE a real gold mine...but no desire to go INSIDE one. 
*huge scaredy cat
 There is an olden mine beside the museum building and you have
to climb a hill to get to it.

On the grounds around the museum, this short rock fence separated the old mine
from the building.

I wanted that olden BEAUTIFUL GEAR but when I tried to pick it up,
it must have weighed a thousand pounds...
am pretty sure bells and whistles and horns would have sounded if  I HAD been able to pick it up.

The above fencing ran along side of the old mine.

".....follow the yellow brick road..."

I FINALLY got to the mine...
and not a whole lot to see up there.

Buckets and metal structures and things I didn't know WHAT they were.

The entrance to the gold mine has been filled in with dirt and rocks,

Speaking of ROCKS...

here's a recipe for the BEST

I have several different recipes for these cookies...
the following is a very good one...
and I wish I had 4 of them with a big cup of coffee....RIGHT NOW !


1 c. Crisco
1 c. white sugar
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 c. sweet milk
2 c. 1 minute oats
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. chopped nuts
1 c. raisins, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With a mixer, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs. Put baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and first cup flour in sifter and sift into creamed mixture and beat. Add rest of flour and beat. Add oats, nuts and only enough milk to make a stiff dough.Drop by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Bake about 14 minutes at 350 degrees. Cookies will be brown.
These are some of my favorite cookies....they are a little hard on the outside and soft in the middle...a perfect cookie.

If you like EXTRA SOFT cookies...these AREN'T FOR YOU !
Linking with GOOD FENCES