My Family

My Family
What if you woke up tomorrow with only those you thankded God for tonight. Thank you God form my amazing family.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

quick craft

I guess I needed to go to my happy place tonight and create a craft.  Not perfect but really cute.

A week of a lot of ahmmmms

Wow it has been a week since I have had a chance to catch up here.  Last weekend we took off with camper in tow to Hiawassee and camped with my family.  We had a great time and of course without fail we had camper issues... the furnace decided to not work.  Luckily we had a portable heater that kept us all nice and toasty. 
Since returning home I feel like this has been a non stop week.  I don't even remember Monday, haha.  I probably washed clothes all day.  Tuesday, Abigail decided she wanted to be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz for halloween, and of course I had to drive all over the world looking for a costume... no luck.  Tanner had his football banquet that night and finally we landed at home about 8:45, whew.  I met a friend for breakfast Wednesday morning and guess what she knew someone with a Dorothy costume.  Yayyy.  Mission accomplished.  We had trunk or treat Wednesday night at our church ( I may get kicked out for my car decor... but it was fun).  (see picture)

Today I came across a great tip that I can't wait to try.  I am going to start tomorrow and will have it completed before Christmas.  I may even double up on one or two days since they are pretty simple.  I do have a head start because I cleaned out DH's closet Monday (oh that's what I did).  Note to self:  never do this again because all he has done is fussed that I removed items that he thinks he should keep. 

Yummy sounding recipe that I found today,  Can't wait to get my new oven to try it out. (found these on 3B's - Baseball, Baking and Books blog

Cookies & Cream Brownies
*One batch brownies with chopped up Oreos added.
*Cookies & Cream Frosting, doubled :)
2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbsp. butter, room temperature
1 Tbsp. heavy cream, plus a little extra
approx. 8 oreos, crushed well
Combine all frosting ingredients except the oreos and beat with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. You may need to add a bit more heavy cream to get a spreadable consistency. Mix in crushed oreos (more or less). Spread frosting evenly over cooled brownies.

You can fancy these up by topping each bar with an oreo cookie half like I did or you can top the whole thing with ganache thus smothering the “cream” between two layers of chocolate. 
 Pictures of Abi as Dorothy coming soon.  

See you hopefully sooner than later.  

:-)) Donna

Monday, October 17, 2011


Okay, so really sorry, but something happened and I didn't get the PINK pictures.  I thought more of the kids would have participated than they did.  Although great pink turnout for the Gilmer/Pickens game.  Way to go Bobcats. 

Today A friend of mine and I got our creativity on and put together a really cute scarecrow girl for Gilmer Middle School.  She turned out really cute.  Next year I see more kiddocrows hanging out by the school entrance. 

I really hoped to be posting a picture of the delicious Poppy Seed Cake I made myself for my birthday, but..... my oven decided to become evil and burn the mess out of everything I put in it.  So the picture was not so appealing.  Maybe in 14 days when I get my new oven.  Oh well I guess I will have to settle with a measly massage for my birthday tomorrow.  Can't wait. 

BEWARE:  when I get the new oven I hope to overwhelm you with easy DELICIOUS yummies. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Gilmer Pink Out

Check back tomorrow for pictures from Gilmer County's first pink out in support of Breast Cancer Support and Awareness.  I can't wait to see all of the kids in their pink tomorrow.  Now if we can just help the kids understand how serious cancer is and that we should not take our everyday life for granted. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Prayers for Lily Grace and her mommy and daddy

Today my sister and her husband lost their unborn baby girl.  What a sad loss, but we must remember in times like these that he wrote His story long ago and knew this was going to happen.  He did not do this because he is evil, he makes no mistakes and their are no accidents.  He will be by you and if you look and ask him "What his plans are for you" he will answer and show you how you can help others through your loss.

Is 41:10,13 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you

Heb 13:5
(Amp) He (God) Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support.  I will not, I will not, I will not, in any degree leave you helpless, nor forsake nor let you down, relax my hold on you - assuredly not!

Well I have been getting my craft on for the past few days.  My living room looks like it has been invaded by paints and ribbon. Maybe I will have enough ornaments finished by Christmas for teacher gifts.  I love the candy cane wreath and can't wait to see it on my front door.  Neighbors be ready to be jealous.  Taking orders also, saw one online for 85.00 plus shipping.  The santa glass I made last year and can't wait to make some more.  It turned out so cute.  I would like to make some short glasses to use as dipping containers for veggies. 

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Ornament Craft

Plan to add some cute dots or swirls and some really cute ribbon.. will post completed photos when done.  C could be for Cantlay, Candace, Cantrell, Caryl  hmmmm who should get this

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

party invites

These turned out really cute, if I say so myself.  Created for a friend. 

up and blogging again

Well I have decided that it is time to blog again and keep those of you that are following up to date on my adventures of a stay at home mom, you know a professional know it all.  Haha!!  Any hoo, School has been back for 6 or 8 weeks and I have still not found a job of any kind.  I did finally receive my Masters Degree diploma.  Not as rewarding as I thought the feeling would be.  To be honest I liked graduating with my bachelors best.  My parents even threw me a graduation party for that.  I did have some really great friends that gave me soem great gifts this time around but no big party.  Anyways, that was kind of the deciding factor on any more schooling for me.... whats the pointt if you don't get a fun party.

Tanner, my dear 7th grade son, decided he would try his hand at middle school football this year and it has been quite fun.  I like the fact that we are busy in the afternoons which eliminates the need to monitor the tv watching time! Most days by the time we get home and get dinner and homework done it is past bedtime.  This week he has his last game and I will kind of miss it.  He will be back at karate though.  Wonder if he remembers any of his forms? 

Abigail has once again decided to give dance a shot.  She wanput my foot down and say this save it for middle school.  I am just not the competition cheer mom needed for that sport.  She is taking hip hop, ballet, tap and jazz.  She makes a very cute dancer and will probably be very good at it.  We are hoping to find somewhere for her gymnastics teacher to giver her lessons again.  One of the bad things about living in a SMALL town.

I have recently decided to dedicate one day a week to crafts so I can get back to doing something that I really LOVE....  So far I have painted a christmas canvas and made a pretty cool pumpkin wreath.  I will post pictures tonight.  I am hoping to get a crucut machine soon and have some really cool ideas for gifts.  I have become addicted to the boards and love looking at all the diy projects. 

Until later....

" What if you woke up tomorrow morning with only the things (people) you thanked GOD for tonight"  -- unknown