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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Table

Halloween Greetings!

The table is set and ready for a Halloween Feast.  
The cauldrons are ready to serve piping hot Dead Sea Soup followed by Brain Cell Salad, and Cat Litter Casserole

Happy Halloween!


I'm linking up to 
Tablescape Thursday 



Monday, October 24, 2011

Getting Ready for the Three G's

Hello Friends!

We are getting ready for the 
annual visit from the three G's: 
Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls.  
The mumkins and scarecrows 
are in place outside.  
 They will be joined shortly by 
freshly carved Jack-o-Lanterns.
Inside, the house has been overtaken by...
 Wicked Witches, 
Rowdy Rodents, 
 and Scary Spiders.   

Are you ready for 
the little tricksters?


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Greetings Lords and Ladies.  

Recently, Jordan, Ashlee, and I ventured into Southern Ohio for the Ohio Renaissance Festival.  Jordan and I wanted to go to this festival for years, but something always got in the way.  

This year we planned ahead and made it happen.  We got up early in the morning and drove the two hours to Harveysburg, Ohio, which sets four miles (and four centuries) west of I-71. 

As we got out of the car, we saw many people dressed in Renaissance Period garb.  These were not people dressed up for a Halloween or masquerade party, these people are lovers of history and assume a new persona.  

We were there just prior to the opening and people were gathered outside the Castle's gate.  Standing above the grated gates, the queen greeted her people.
What lay before us inside the gate was much more than I anticipated.See for yourself...

Jordan decided he wanted to join in on the fun so we stopped in at Swan Lace to get him transformed.  There was so much to choose from and as Jordan was trying things on, Ashlee and I oohed and aahed over the pretty dresses and corsets.
Check out my handsome bard.  Jordan, who is shy by nature was being coached on how to pose by this interesting gentleman.
The day we went, the festival was celebrating Romance Weekend.  While we were eating our lunch, a flower vendor came by and asked Jordan if he wanted to buy his lady a flower.  She chose a beautiful rose.   
The festival offers many of the usual fair foods of chicken strips, fries, and pretzels.  However, we opted for the specialties.  Jordan and I enjoyed bread bowls filled with beef stew for Jordan and Ceasar Salad for me.  Then Jordan and Ashlee had THE festival specialty, smoked turkey legs. 
The festival boasts 11 stages with continuous entertainment.  We enjoyed several shows, but still left a lot unseen. 

We had a lot of fun and look forward to returning next year.  We are already making plans for OUR clothes.  If your area hosts a renaissance festival, we highly recommend you check it out.  It is unlike any other festival you've attended. 


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Sunday, October 16, 2011

We Have a Winner!

Since Blogger isn't allowing me to add a link, you may visit BJ at

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway.  If you didn't win and you are still interested in this fun and versatile software, you can still use my discount code to receive $10 off the regular price of $39.97.  This would make a fantastic birthday or holiday gift for your family and friends. 

Discount Code: STMMMS97883


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gift Idea

Hello Friends.

Need a unique gift for the holidays, birthday or wedding shower?  Why not make a fantastic cookbook for the recipient?   I know my family is always asking for one recipe or the other of mine or from Mom's collection.

You could personalize the cookbook with recipes based on the tastes of the person you are making it for.  Also, you could intersperse pictures of that person throughout the book.

While playing with the My Memories Version 2 Software, I put together this recipe card.  It only took me minutes to put it together.   The recipe is from Taste of Home (my photo).

You can make recipe cards and cookbooks, too.  Go HERE to enter to win My Memories Version 2 Software.  The winner will be drawn on October 15.  Within minutes, you will be making a family cookbook that will be treasured by all.   

I will be linking up to Foodie Friday and Potpourri Friday.  Hop on over and say hello to these wonderful ladies.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Fuzzy Friend

This post was designed using My Memories Version 2, a digital scrapbook program.  The generous folks at My Memories is sponsoring a giveaway HERE.  Be sure to enter to win this fabulously versatile and fun program.

I will be linking up to Blue Monday.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


This post was designed using My Memories Version 2, a digital scrapbook program.  The generous folks at My Memories is sponsoring a giveaway HERE.  Be sure to enter to win this fabulously versatile and fun program.

I will be linking up to Mosaic Monday and Outdoor Wednesday