Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas is just around the corner.....

Are you ready? I know that I am not!! With thanksgiving done and over with, now starts the holiday rush. Buying for teenagers has to be the worst! If it doesn't cost a small fortune for most this year I will be surprised. Ipods, cell phones, and numerous other electronic gadgets are all the rage. Have been for some time, but they just keep getting more expensive and are only used for a short period of time. What happened to "Its the thought, that counts"? I am sure I am not alone in wondering where the "Spirit" went in having "The Christmas Spirit". I for one dread the holidays, because it seems everyone is out for what can I get, how much will they spend this year, or give you a faint smile saying I love it.....then mumbling under there breath what a cheapskate.

Holiday decorations seem to come out earlier and earlier each year. I think this spoils the some of the fun, or for me it does. I like to decorate and love seeing the lights as much as the next guy, but to see them out in full force before Thanksgiving just doesnt seem right to me. Somehow I get past this and am ready to take it all on, this year its just coming to me slower...lol

Oh the Joys of the Holidays!

Monday, November 24, 2008

YUMMY ~ Pumpkin Bread

With the holidays coming up quickly I thought what better to blog about then my favorite holiday treat!

Recipe:


3 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 cups canned pumpkin
1 cup salad oil

2/3 cup water

4 eggs

3 cups sugar

Nuts, raisins, or dates may be added.


Sift all dry ingredients. Combine all liquids and slowly add to dry ingredients stirring all the time until smooth. Add nuts, and/or raisions if desired. Grease 4 one pound coffee cans and fill half full. Bake at 350° for one hour. Each loaf serves 8 to 10 people.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Deer Season Open


What is it with men and hunting for sport? As I drove about yesterday all I seen was pickup trucks full of men in bright orange caps and camo clothes. Do they do this for the thrill of the hunt, or just as an excuse to get out of the house? I mean come on yesterday it was in the 30s with a absolutely chilling wind, and sleet-snow mix coming down. Why would anyone want to sit out in that for hours at a time, just hoping to see the "Big" one?
I'll tell you why, so they have bragging rights for the next year on what they believe they accomplished! Or so they have one of them ole' timers stories for years to come, on the "Big One" that got away....... Maybe its just me, but that sounds ridiculous. I would much rather be sitting at home in front of a cozy fire, doing something constructive.
But it could just be me...... Who knows?!?
Do you have a clue?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Makeover


Yesterday I went thru and did a complete makeover to my blog. In the process I found some great tips to increase traffic to your blog as well.

Make your blog look apealing:

The cutest blog on the block has some awesome backgrounds, with step by step instructions, easy peasy!!! Learned a few tips and tricks as well so will be dabling with those as well soon.

Post intersting content and pictures in your blog.

Post often.

Advertise your blog:

There is a site where you can ping your blog when new content is added, this is said to increase traffic. Here is the link:


Also make sure to add your blog to your facebook if you got one!

Comment on other blogs.
Exchange blog links with other bloggers.
Host a contest. Everyone loves free stuff.

I also added a few new members to my blog roll, make sure to check them out! I hope you all like the new look.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Ode to Fairies


By the moon we sport and play,
With the night begins our day;
As we dance the dew doth fall--
Trip it, little urchins all,
Lightly as the little bee,
Two by two and three by three;
And about we go, and about we go
Round about, round about, in a fine ring
Thus we dance, thus we dance, and thus we sing;
Trip and go, to and fro, over this green
All about, in and out, for our brave queen
We have danced round about, in a fine ring
We have danced lustily, and thus we sing
All about, in and out, over this green
To and fro, trip and go, to our brave queen

from-A Midsummer Night's Dream


Anyone who knows me, knows that I love fairies! So I decided to blog about them today. A fairy is a type of mythological being or legendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural. The word "fairy" derives from the fae of medieval Western European (Old French) folklore and romance. Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers.

Here are a few famous Fairies everyone knows: And these 3: