Friday, December 23, 2011


GO CHECK OUT MY SECRET SANTAs etsy site  COMMANDA13.ETSY.COM  arent these  gifts wonderful?? what a great surprise to get in the mail today.
its snowing here a bit today not a lot but enought to cover the ground.. still doesnt feel much like Christmas..
things im happy about today:  getting back in touch with my cousin patty
                                                 i had today off
                                                 im settting up a craft table in the spare room
                                                 recieved a cute secret santa gift today

etsy secret santa

how cute are these ?? this is my box from my secret santa on the etsy maine team... an absolutely darling little fairy girl so so cute a heart shaped bar of handmade soap. some paper star earrings, a lovely handmade card and a hot cocoa and a wonderful wire star ornament. and each of these gifts was inside a repurposed lttle pocket made from christmas cards. i will get back with more info soon. gotta go right now

Thursday, December 15, 2011


look at that fabulousness!!!! YUMMY. i decided to make cranberry apple jam sinse i love both flavors why not combine them.. so i made up a recipie of cranberries apples water sugar and cinamon and cooked and mashed and cooked and mashed a bit more and whhooolaaa... beautiful and may i say tasty cranberry apple jam... i have been making my own cranberry sauce for years and also homemade apple sauce. so i wanted to try this... fabulous!!! i will also still make some cranberry sauce and some apple sauce for gift giving.. cranberries are on sale at the market where i work and apples are 99 cents a pound for totes.. so i have more canning to do.  but i do not get flustered about getting things done for Christmas.. Christmas is a lovely time of year that we can all celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. think back at what they had for gifts then.. the poor precious baby our Lord was born in a manger... but what a wonderful gift he was. to think that he died on the cross for our sins!!!! wow you just cant top that... so i say pour yourself an eggnog (with a little something extra in it) say a prayer of thanks for our wonderful gift of forgiveness and everlasting life and enjoy your family and friends and have a great time.. so what if a few things dont get done.. they will eventually and i really feel we should keep the spirit of loving and giving all year long anyway, so dont fret and just enjoy this wonderful time of year.. ok ill get off my sopabox now... just wanted to show you all my yummy canned goodness..
MERRY CHRISTMAS.... talk soon

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


hi   mike (my husband) and i will be leaving friday for three days! we are going to brattleboro vt to see our dear friends.. not sure if we will stay sat night or head up the maine coast... will let you know.. i am having dinner with my dear friends maryellen and sally on firday night ... then we will take it from there for the rest of the time.. will be good to get away. and back to vermont... miss it very much and all my wonderfull friends there... im bringing some of the homemade blueberry and strawberry jam that my granddaughters and i made this summer... hope everyone likes it...  will try to remember to take some pics to post..
YIPPEE  i had an etsy sale tonight... a darling littel browm bag cookie art sheep mold....
watching top chef right now... gotta get some sleep another work day tommorwo,,,,,,