Monday, February 28, 2011

Scentsy Winner

I wish I could give a Scentsy warmer and bar to all of you. Unfortunately there can only be one winner and after using the Random Generator thingie this is the number it chose.

The winner is lucky number 11.
Laura said......
liked on facebook

Congratulations Laura! Please email me with your address so the warmer and your choice of Scentsy bar can be mailed to you.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Scentsy Giveaway

I love candles, all types of candles. Every shape, size, and color. Scents are important though and when I heard about Scentsy wickless candles I was immediately interested. Safer than an open flame and the scents they have to offer are really great.

So today I'm giving away this Scentsy plug-in warmer.

And one Scentsy bar of your choice of scent. 

To enter all you have to do is go here and choose which Scentsy bar you would like to have if you would happen to be the winner and then come back and leave a comment telling me which one you like best.

For two more entries put a link to this giveaway on your blog or Facebook and come back to and leave a comment for each entry.

For an additional five entries like this Scentsy Facebook page. Then come back and leave five comments, one for each entry.

That gives you a total eight entries. But please make sure you leave a seperate comment for each entry in order for it to count.

I will be choosing the winner on Monday February 28th using

Giveaway is now closed and a winner chosen.

Disclaimer: Scentsy has no clue I exist but my cousin and I would love for you to have a chance to experience the pleasure of these candles.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Giveaway Winner

My favorite color has been blue for a long time, and it appears that I'm not the only one. With over half of the entries choosing blue as their favorite as well.  The Random Generator didn't know anything about color preferences and chose comment number .........

47 .....

Nimble Nancy said ........
Blue is my favorite color as well.

Congratulations Nancy! Please send me your address so your book can be mailed to you.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Last summer when I looked out the kitchen window this is what I saw.

We enjoyed watching a pair of Canada geese raise their family. When fall came they didn't bother flying south and have been around all winter. I admired their bravery since there has been plenty of snow and cold weather. They didn't seem to mind though since they had each other.

This morning that changed. After hearing a gun really close to the house we looked out the window just in time to see one of the geese tumble out of the sky. The hunter stood there triumphantly while his dog went to pick it up and carry it to him.

If he had only asked for permission to hunt we could have told him that we liked having a pair of geese and looked forward to seeing them raise another family this summer. That won't be possible now, and how do you comfort a bereaved goose? 

Monday, February 7, 2011


Reading about all your favorite pie made me hungry! Many of the ones I really enjoy were mentioned. It's great to know I'm in such good company. I may now have to see if I can bake a few this afternoon.

Using the random generator thingie the winner has been chosen. Congratulations go to:
Number 24

Gina said .............
My favorite pie is Coconut Cream.

Congratulations Gina! Please email me with your address and I will get the book shipped to you. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Ah, The Pineapple Quilt.  The one book that I used to read several times a year. I still enjoy sitting down and spending time with Nancy Martin as she spends a year working for a family in a neighboring church district. The lady she works for doesn't make things very easy at times but at the other end of the house lives Mommy (Grandma) and her Pineapple Quilt. Join Nancy as she grows in her faith and learns some very valuable life lessons.

Reading this book also introduced me to the yummy Montgomery Pie that I had to try after reading about Nancy's efforts in baking them. They are good and I will share that recipe in a future post.

This is a true to life story in an Old Order Mennonite setting. Or what we used to call the horse and buggy Mennonites. Very similar to the Amish.

If you would like to have a copy of this book leave a comment telling me your favorite kind of pie.

If you would like a second entry blog about this giveaway then come back and leave another comment telling me you did.

I will choose a winner on Monday February 7 using Random generator.

Giveaway is now closed and the winner announced.  Thanks to everyone who entered!

Disclaimer:  The only compensation I receive from doing this giveaway is the warm happy feeling I get from knowing someone else will get to read one of my all time favorite books.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Corn Bread

I am not a huge fan of corn bread at all. That is until I found this recipe. It isn't really like bread at all being more cake"y"  and solid and filled with things that more bland and boring corn bread is often missing.

Mexican Corn Bread

3 eggs
1 cup milk
1½ cup corn meal
½ cup vegetable oil
1-10 oz can Southwestern style corn
1 pod hot pepper (optional, can substitute with ½ tsp black pepper)
½ sweet green pepper chopped (again, optional)
1 tsp salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Mix in order given, pour into 8x8 pan and bake at 425ยบ for 30-35 minutes.

I like serving it with refried beans. Simple, filling, and delicious!