Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hi From Kansas!

Yep that's right I'm in Kansas. Dodge City to be precise. It's got a little old down town area we may explore tomorrow, any way I hope there are a few Antique stores I can check out.
Speaking of checking out, look at this movie theater we passed in La Junta CO. I made my husband turn around so I could take a picture of it. I think they are so cool, so that's what I'm going to be looking for in the little towns we visit. By the way it's a warm 79 degrees here this evening.
The next picture is of some Christmas goodies I took in the shop before I left. Look for more pictures of my travels in the next few weeks. Feel free to drop comment any time you'd like on this blog.
Hope you enjoy visiting it.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Another freebie for you

Here's a site that offers free Gooseberry Patch recipe booklets. Go here and fill out the form. I just did it and it was easy.
Isn't the Internet wonderful? Full of all kinds of fun stuff.
Don't forget to scroll down for all the lastest posts. And if your new to the blog scroll all the way to the bottom and click on older posts to see all the posts from the beginning.


Go here for some great Halloween crafts.
It's coming!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


As I've been telling you, I'm in CO. at my daughter's house visiting. We were checking out blogs on the web and came across this recipe. We ran to the store to get everything we needed to try it. All I can say is WOW! It's easy, and delicious. Thought I'd share it with all of you.

Apple Dewies

2 cans refr. crescent rolls
2 large apples
1.5 stick butter
1.5 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon
6 oz. Mt.Dew beverage
Peel and cut the apples into wedges.
Roll each wedge into a crescent dough triangle.
Arrange in a greased 9x13 dish.
Melt butter and add sugar. Don't stir too much.
Add vanilla.
Pour over apple crescents.
Sprinkle cinnamon and 1 tsp. sugar over top.
Pour Mt. Dew between apple crescents.
Bake @ 350 for 35-40 min.
It will seem soupy. It's supposed to!
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Drizzle 'soupy stuff'
over both.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Sorry the picture isn't that great, but it's a few things I have picked up so far.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I'm on vacation, after that great open house I need it!!
I'm in Colorado now and will head for Ark. and IL. before returning home.
I took lots of pictures of shop Christmas merchandise so I could keep posting while on my trip. These Santa's are just too cute.
We are going Antiqueing tomorrow and I will post pictures of my finds. I'm hoping that the shops I like here in CO. are still in business.
We stopped at some of my favorite places on the way here and unfortunatly all but one were closed and out of business. It's sad that so many people are finding it hard right now.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Open House

We'd like to thank each and every one of you who came to our 26th open house. If you missed it, we still have lots of Christmas. Our customers really have fun shopping the sale and here is a Mother and Daughter team who had a blast. Francis (the mom) has been coming in for years and has missed very few Open Houses. We hope you all had as much fun as they did!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Santa is coming to town!

Here's your first sneak preview picture. Everything is still messy, but coming together for Sat.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Open House

Boy, if you could see the shop today after we started decorating for the open house, you'd say "they are never going to be ready!"
It's a mess right now, but every year by Friday night we are done and ready to open the doors at 10:00 Sat. morning.
From what I could see of some of the stuff the girls are putting out, your not going to be disappointed. I will snap some pictures tomorrow and post some every day till the open house.
They will be a sneak preview of wonderful things to come.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Stuff, lots of stuff

This is just a little bit of what I've been getting ready for the Open House . This is our 26th!! I have boxes every where! I'm not alone, everyone in the shop is over -loaded with boxes too. We're so excited! This next Monday is when we close to get the shop ready. Hope your planning to come on Sat. the 18th or Sunday the 19th 10:00 to 6:00 both days. You won't be disappointed.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Smile for the Day

How's your Monday? Doesn't Maxine crack you up? Some Mondays are like this. Don't you love her? I think we all want to secretly be just like her when we grow up. HAVE A GOOD DAY!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The excitement is building

Now that Oct. is here we are really getting excited about our Open House on October 18 and 19. We're counting down the days till we close the store (13th thru the 17th) to get ready for the big event. If you've ever been to one of MY FRIENDS AND I open house's you know we really do the store up for the holidays. This year will be no exception.

Here is this month's calendar from Miss Mary's. Go to print it out. Remember to circle the 18th and 19th on it.