Sunday, December 17, 2017

Visions of Sugar Plums...

I don't think I have ever eaten a sugar plum before.  I've always liked the vision that I've conjured up of "visions of sugar plums" in my head though.  However, for these following Christmas goodies, I don't have to conjure anything up....I already know how yummy these treats are...and I look forward to them each Christmas...

Cherry Date Nut Balls...
oh these are my very favorite!!!
Peanut Butter Blossoms...
my Mom always made these and they are so delicious!

Potato Candy...
Now, this tastes NOTHING like potatoes...but it is a necessary ingredient!  These are my oldest son's favorite!

Reese Bars...
and if you love the taste of chocolate meeting peanut butter...just like Reese's cups, then this one is for you.  It's my youngest son's favorite!

Mexican Wedding Cookies....you don't have to have a wedding to make these yummy cookies!  Oh my!  You can't eat just one!

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies...
these are the easiest cookies of all time...and delicious!

Cherry Coke Fudge...
Yum-O!!!
So what kinds of visions of goodies do you have dancing around your head this Christmas?

Cottage Blessings,



Saturday, December 9, 2017

My Christmas Home Tour

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Oh how I have waited and anticipated decorating my cottage for Christmas.  I can't even begin to put into words the feeling I have for the first Christmas in my cottage!  I am beyond giddy.  It's been a long two years after the divorce, but I am stronger and happier than I have ever been!  I've hung in there when times got tough, relied on God, and here I am...in my very own home that I got all by myself...with God's hand in it all the way.  Boy, it feels GOOD!
This was the first thing I put up this year....the vintage ornament wreath that I made a couple of years ago.  It makes me *HAPPY*
And I even have one on the inside of the same door.  :)
So without further delay, let's get to the tour of my cottage all decked out for Christmas!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

I Love Lucy

I grew up watching Lucy...and yes, I love Lucy!  However, that's not the Lucy I mean.  The Lucy that I'm talking about is my furbaby, Lucy Lou.  She's a cutie!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cottage Sweet Cottage

After two long years, have my own home again.  One year in an apartment and one year in a rental house was enough for me.  God has truly blessed me with this cottage.  His timing is perfect, and getting this precious cottage when I did was no different.

After several months of looking at houses, I am in a dream cottage! 
I had looked online almost every day until it got close to July when I'd be able to buy a home.  Around June, I began to go see homes with my realtor.  My cottage came on the market before I was able to buy and was pending one week after it was placed on the market.  However, I just knew this was my house.  As July approached, after looking at a few homes in person, the cottage came back on the market due to the people's finance falling through. 

I will remember the day I first saw my cottage in person for the first time.  I literally squealed as I walked into the place.  I KNEW it was mine...and it WAS!I thank God for opening and shutting doors as He saw fit....because now, I have the perfect home for my two pups and me!

Thanks for stopping by.  Please do come back again soon...and maybe even leave me a little comment!

Counting my Cottage Blessings,


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spring Break: Week One

I love having TWO weeks for Spring Break!  This year, my first week coincided with my grangirl's spring break.  So, I rented a cabin in Pigeon Forge.  After riding up curvy, swervy roads, we found our wonderful cabin complete with game room, loft, and hot tub.  With just being minutes from town, we would travel into Pigeon Forge each morning, and spend the day eating, shopping, going to shows, and super fun attractions!  At night, we played dress up, dolls, etc.  It was the best time together!  If you ever find yourself in East Tennessee, you need to spend sometime in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area!

Friday, March 24, 2017

A "Two Seater" Spruced Up For Spring

So the other day, my bestie and I did lunch and then prowled around some antique shops.  We chose to do both in a small neighboring town.  It was a nice little outing...even though we had to drive back home in a torrential rainstorm!