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I can no longer link into link parties using
I have linked with LINKY TOOLS for years now and never had trouble. I've cleaned my browser (FireFox)
and I don't know what else to do.
If you have any idea what my problem is, please let me know.

FOLLOW ME..I'll give you CANDY..and if u let me know, I'll follow you right back. xoxo

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Well....you Cutie Pie, you...

Hi, everyone...

Hope your weekend was great...mine was :)

When I looked outside on this last Friday morning, I had a package...sitting right beside pumpkins and witches...

OOO, not much more fun in the world than getting a package in the mail.

I saw right away that it was from a sweet, sweet blogging friend,

*sucked in my breath so fast when I saw this,
I got so dizzy, I nearly fell down.

A beautiful, snow white, crocheted PUMPKIN...

 An "Eggceptional" Winter Tea...
how fun is that...
(and I love the little heart over the j)

 ummm...absolutely DELICIOUS.
Thank you, Kitty.

giveaway I hosted not long ago and she sent me a
THANK YOU box of all these wonderful things....

such a sweet thing....

such a sweet lady.

This adorable little white crocheted PUMPKIN
is so photogenic that I had a blast, posing her all around the house....
and she seemed to like the LIVING ROOM best.

She just shined when I propped her on top of

Yes, ma'am...she loved that color...and that color loved her. 

and she LOVED being included in all this texture...

the smoothness of leather,
crocheted pillow and linen-like fabric...

and she loved that SHE was the snow white ROCK STAR here...

 you cute little thang, you...

awww, baby doll....are you getting sleepy?

(I think a person tends to get really silly as they age..we love to PLAY...)

I'm getting off the subject here for just a second...

I wanted to add a touch of turquoise to my leather sofas
but loved the off-white throws over the backs...
I like the looks of turquoise on whites more than brown leather..

So, I bought a $12 smaller throw in turquoise at DOLLAR GENERAL...

and just layered  it over the off-white throw and LOVE IT.

The $12 dollar one is really a luscious color...deep and rich.

Getting back to the little STAR OF THIS POST....

I think she finally found her SPOT...
right up there on the mantel....

See how pretty she is around

...and as good as this pair looks together, you'd think they were both movie stars...

Just look at that yummy looking cotton, right out of the cotton field...

 O, and when you are at the dollar stores...
don't rush thru too quickly because you might miss something as cute as this
PARIS FLEA MARKET sign with little flowers, flag banners
and in the BEST color.
Dollar General for $4,
and I just love it.
hahhaaa...ain't life grand !...it's the little things, ya know.

"Kitty, I do love this and I appreciate you making it for me."

We do have some beautiful cotton out here in West Texas...and I love decorating with it so much...so pure white...so soft and natural...
the crops are late as we had a long, cold winter and farmers couldn't plant until
the ground thawed.

Thanks for coming by...
I'd invite you to stay for a cup of this new, delightful tea Kitty sent to me...
but I have only ONE left and it has MY NAME all over it.

I'll have my cup of tea now.
(I know...I'm a stingy gut...)
but I really do love you.

 joining in with:
OUTDOOR WED (that first photo is outside...does it count

I love adding cute comments to my posts...
BJ, I am laughing about you playing with that pumpkin, now put it down before you wear it out. LOL. Gosh that is the cutest thing. I loved it next to the sign. Good buys too . Your new throw looks very soft. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
"OK, Susie, I put her down for the night...No promises about tomorrow, tho." lol