We are found in the Country... so if you are looking for that Quaint Time away, Stroll on over to Visit with Us... The Tea will be Brewing & Homemade Cookies will be Served. You will Truly Enjoy the drive over the Hills and through the Woods to Scenic Western Marion County.

Monday, February 28, 2011


Much has occured since I last blogged! Oh my goodness, really needed to update this last year!
We no longer have our shop! I pretty much have decided to quit the show circuit as well. This all do to health reasons. BUT!! there always has to be one! Our business license is still open and I am willing to assist others with shows and such.
Update: I am feeling so much better. The right med's and a better attitude in general and now am feeling like a brand new person. With that said ....

New Intrests, coupled with my Old Intrests are: Couponing (thanks to my dear daughter in law Kristie Gilliland! She has been introducing me to a whole new world of couponing thanks to the coupon mom. Now I am adding coupons to my collecting!!

I am enjoying visiting with old friends and new friends. I love helping others, it has been my life work formally as a Police Officer. So, perhaps I will find new ways to help others in many different ways!

So until then, I will blog some, visit some, read more and continue enjoying my life in a renewed adventure.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Summer Harvest

Gosh, it has been awhile since I have posted. So much going on this summer! Unseasonably cool weather for Kentucky with allot of rain. Garden did fair, had a large green pepper harvest and tomatos. Corn did not turn out, potatos did. Sorta a difficult year for the garden.
We have been working hard at the shop, reorganizing things and have had quite a bit of business. Still trying to get the cabin up and going.
Here is one of our fav recipies that is easy as pie! Tomato Pie that is.

Preheat oven to 400. One pie shell, not pricked, bake for 5 minutes. Lower oven temp to 350.
3 or 4 small to medium tomatos, peeled and sliced into rounds
1 small onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 can small drained mushrooms, or can subsitute 4 slices of chopped baccon
salt & pepper to taste
Layer tomatos in pie shell, sprinkle on onions, peppers, and mushrooms untill pie shell is filled.
1 3/4 cup mayo
2 cups of shredded cheese your choice! Swiss, Mozz. Pepper Jack or mixture
Combine cheese and mayo throughly and spread evenly across the pie, seal around the edges so juice does not seep out.
Place on cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes.
Let cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into serving slices.

Love this recipie cause it is so versitale! You can do just about anything with it and it will be good. For those of us watching or weight you can use the lite mayo and light cheese.

Next time I may make a Pizza Pie using veggies and some pepporoni, pizza sauce and the topping. Yum.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, and will try to get back on track with my sites! Need to get some things on ebay too. Lately have been addicted to Face Book and find myself on there allot playing those "stupid" games that get you hung up on them.

Warm hugs and blessings to all!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer is for Family

We have had a great summer so far with family. My cousins came in from Corpus Christie TX. for a week and we had a nice family reunion last Sunday. More cousins came from Rhinneyville Ky. along with my Dad from Lancaster. We are a small family and do not get to see each other often. My son and his family got to meet relatives they had never seen before. Great company, Great Food and a Great Time.

This week our son from Jacksonville NC will be in with his family. He is in the Marines and will be headed for Japan (for 3 years) the fist of the year. So we are excited to see them. Another family reunion this Sunday!

The next week will be spent mostly in Lexington with Doctore appointments with specialiasts for my eyes, then my ENT Doc. I do not have anything listed on ebay at this time, but starting in August I will have time to post again! Plan on doing quite a bit as I now pay monthly to have my store front thru Auctiva.

Hope everyone is having a great summer! Stay Safe!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Original 1960's Chatty Cathy's

Hello from Chatty Cathy Land!

These two darlings are up for sale on ebay. Follow my link to the online store.
I have collected so many dolls over the past 5 years that I need to downsize some. My husband says he is tired of looking at them! Not long ago I purchased an entire lot of Chatty Cathy Dolls (16 dolls in all) plus there was extra clothing and a couple of other cute old dolls. So, I have been going thru what I owned and what I purchased and found some I could part with.
I have Singing Chatty Cathys, Tiny Baby Chattys, Baby Chatty and Tiny Baby Brother Chatty as well as several Charmin Chatty's. For some reason the Charmin Chatty's are not selling like they used to! Still think they are a cute doll, the last one I sold very cheap so will probably hold on to the rest of them. I have found that just about everything goes up and down and back up again in allot of area's. Especially Doll's and Vintage Jewerly.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and come visit me in Chatty Cathy Land!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Blessed Easter Sunday

Every year at our small church we bring the cross to life with a mixtue of flowers.
The end result is quite beautiful and unique each year. After services the cross is delivered to the Nursing Home for the residents to enjoy for a few days. It is really nice that everyone brings some flowers (real & silk) to help bring the cross to life.
This year we had alot of fragrant Apple Blossoms!
Hope everyone enjoyed their Easter Sunday in whatever way makes them happy.

Blessings to you and yours.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

Welcome! Happy Easter!

Well, it has been awhile since I've had the time to blog! So much has happened.
Have been working hard on our online shop (see sidebar) it takes allot of time to post for me! The Home and Garden Show was success! Had such a wonderful time meeting other vendors and guests to our booth. I will try to get some pictures up soon. A friend of mine, Barbara, helped me get the booth set up and we did a botique theme. There was a Derby Table, Angel Table, Pitcher & Wares Table, the front end of the booth housed all the concrete items I felt like taking. I pretty much sold out of Harley Davidson Concrete Wings and Bunnies! We had a wonderful time and look forward to participating next year.
My surgury went very well, will be going back for check up this Tuesday. I can breathe and sleep so much better it is amazing!
We took our grandkids for a short vacation for spring break this past week and enjoyed the time we had with them. So, allot going on but looking forward to things setteling down some.
Hope all of you enjoy your Easter and have a blessed day!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Hello to all my Frugal Friends!

This falls under the category of "I wish I had known sooner."
I just found out that January 17 to 24 was "National Thrift
Week." Originally started in 1916 and sponsored by the YMCA,
it fell out of favor and disappeared in 1966. The Templeton
Foundation (think John Templeton of mutual fund fame) is
trying to bring it back with a site called "Bring Back Thrift
Week" . Not only are they
trying to raise interest, but they also have some very good
policy proposals (i.e. matched savings accounts for the low
income and children, a product safety commission for financial
products, increased financial education, etc.) This looks like
something that you'll want to check out.
All the Best!