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Thursday, December 20, 2012

What I Did Wednesday #32




  1. I finished the last of the gift basket Christmas orders from my little business!
  2. I received a sweet little package all the way from Chile!  I guess Gloria not only can cook and bake, but she can embroider and crochet!  Such nice handmade gifts and I love them.  Thank you, Gloria!  How sweet!
  3. Wrapped some presents.
  4. Enjoyed the roses The Mister gave me for our anniversary on Monday.
  5. Shipped off a few more things from my Etsy shop.
  6. Watched as the boys opened up a gift from Lauren's Nana.  Isn't that sweet?  A 2013 train calendar!  Thanks, Nana!
  7. They all took turns pouring over the train pictures. :)
  8. And...I doodled!  I was enjoying all of the chalkboard Christmas messages on Pinterest when I had to laugh.  I have a huge Pottery Barn chalkboard hanging in the living room!  I never write on it!  It's magnetic and I use it that way.  Duh.  lol.  So, I bought a chalk marker and doodled to my heart's content.  Very fun!


I hope you had a wonderful day, too!


59 comments:

  1. OH Betsy Im so happy you finally received so you can think in me when you will be in your kitchen :)))

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  2. what sweet llok the boys open the parcel, so the Christmas begin in your home LOL

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    1. yes! we were all opening presents today! ha.

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    2. I love open presents too!;)

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  3. of course beautiful roses and beautiful vase; I love roses are my favorites!

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    1. He did pretty good, didn't he? They are a beautiful color!

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    2. flowers in the winter are especially nice!

      So, it's almost summer there....what is blooming in your yard?

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    3. Ihave roses too snd..spricots tofay I made jam you know is really short the apricots season!

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  4. Oh I do remember tht vase from the auction. It's perfect for your roses. Happy Anniversary to you and the Mister. Love those little handmade gifts too. How special for the boys... more trains.

    You had a busy day...love your doodles...

    I did a little more baking...finished off the bananas in some little loaves of bread and I'm my Sandie cookie dough is chilling in the refrigerator...HaHa I wasn't going to make them until I saw Martha's powder sugar trouble...HaHa.

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    1. Sandies? Yum! Have you ever posted the recipe? They sound delicious!
      Make sure you have your camera handy...just in case something hilarious happens while you are baking. Hilarious to us, of course, not necessarily to you at that given moment! lol....but of course you will laugh later, too...in time. ha.

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    2. I will post a picture tomorrow of the cookies and the recipe, and hopfully I won't be posting a picure of a powdered sugar cook! Usually those moments don't get on the camera, as I have it cleaned up and then remember ~~ "I could have got a shot of that...." Made Shepherd Pie tonight, and it turned out so good ~ don't know what I did different, but it just tasted so good. Going caroling with the Church in a few minutes...LaLaLa..

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    3. It's wonderful to love your own cooking, isn't it? I know I love to eat my own! And I've never made Shepherd's Pie! I really should try that some time, too!

      Have fun caroling!

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  5. When we were at our neighbor's for an open house earlier in the month, I saw that they had a large framed chalkboard (with a selection of colored chalk underneath) hanging on her kitchen wall.

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    1. I'd love to have mine hanging in the kitchen but I don't have the wall space!

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  6. nice..those are my type presents...they look books size...smiles....woot a gift from gloria as well...that is awesome...dang your doodles are pretty nice as well...

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  7. I love your chalkboard. Maybe one day I will be so creative. :)

    I baked cookies and Boston Brown Bread today, and met Bethany for lunch at the Candy Kitchen.

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    1. that bread sounds wonderful...how very productive you were! Lunch sounds fun, too!...especially the name of the place where you ate!

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    2. Rocky went with us. She called it the "Candy Cane" Kitchen. I think she was disappointed. ;)

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  8. Looks like the train calendar was a hit
    And lots was writ
    I know not a word
    Don't flip me the bird haha
    Gloria sucking up too
    I guess much can be done from her zoo
    Especailly buried in the sand
    As she sends presents across the land
    A wrapped a present too
    In a small box, then a bigger box an a bigger box and so on at my zoo
    Took a good hour to wrap
    Oh how I love to pick on that brother chap
    Counted forms up the arse as well
    That truly was hell

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    1. writ? hahahahahahaha! Oh, you slipping cat, SLIPPING! lol...

      So, Gloria was a suckup?
      What does that make you?
      Still need to post that gift
      to me from you.
      It's already in draft!
      I know...don't laugh.
      It will get a post of it's own
      just to let it be known! ha.
      Everyone will need to see
      what a perfect thing it was for me! ha.

      Oh, you are a bad brother indeed
      doing the nesting wrapped boxes at your feed!
      Making him work for a gift
      that is surely to cause a rift
      in the family bond
      but he'll sing your song
      and payback can be hell
      just remember a warning I did tell.
      hahaha.

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    2. haha my very own post
      That will be fun for this host
      Does Santa get a view too?
      Or is he to scary to all at your zoo? hahaha
      All have to see
      As it fits you perfectly

      And he already has it done to be as well
      Each year we cause each other hell
      I used a few zipper bags too
      And put the packaging tape on backwards at my zoo
      It makes it really sticky that way
      And not easy to rip the 6 rolls of wrapping paper off its display hahahaha

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  9. OMY so I send the present across the land? still Im bury:(??

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    1. how talented you are...crocheting will buried! ha.

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    2. Yes ! Im sure nobody can make crochet buied LOL

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    3. except you....how talented you are! lol....

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    4. Betsy what is a suckup? sigh!

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    5. It's someone who does things just so people will like them.

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    6. aahhh he said Im a chupamedias hahaha! he is silly I dont make this:(

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    7. Im not a suckup Pat! pffftt!!!!

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    8. yes, that's the translation, ha. But he's just teasing, you know.

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    9. hahaha wow a whole conversation from suck up phrase
      From the ground you can surely gaze

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    10. Using a word she did not know,
      you taught her more of the English flow.

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  10. Well...that was a very busy productive day, Betsy
    I love those kind of days...when you actually feel like you got something done...finished...completed..
    We took a drive to the cottage today...
    Not much sun...but not windy, which made it feel warmer...
    Tomorrow will be a busy one for me...and then I plan to lock myself in until I finish everything!!!!
    Still have that stocking to finish...wrapping...YIKES!!!
    But....like most every Mom...I always pull it all together...

    Enjoy the rest of your evening..
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Yes, we always pull it off in the end! ha. Sounds like you're well on your way, though, with your scarves done, the house decorated, etc. Just need to bake that shortbread! ha.

      I need to sit down tomorrow and go over my lists...just to make sure I haven't forgotten anything. Might need to make a quick grocery trip out, probably Sunday. I always like to be in to stay before Christmas Eve. I should be able to finish the wrapping tomorrow, too.
      The countdown seems to be going amazingly fast! haha.

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    2. sure...you had to remind me about the shortbread!!!!
      Thanks....hahaha....
      I have already started my "reminder" list...
      Off to the grocery store in the morning...
      Perhaps I should make some squares as well...hmmmmmmmmm..

      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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    3. Well, whatever you make, I want to see it! :)

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    4. They are in the oven!!!!
      What delectable treat they are...
      SOOOOO fattening...
      JUST PERFECT!!!

      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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  11. your day sounds like fun ;) love the roses!

    I did the usual Wednesday laundry, baked a few small cheesecakes for gifts, made some progress on our basement remodel, did a little cleaning.

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    1. Nice day! I saw a little 6 inch pan yesterday while I was out and thought of you. I was looking for an 8" springform. I only have a 9". Want to make a cheesecake for Christmas.

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    2. I like the little 6 inch pans for gifts or for the ones I'm trying out. Just enough for everyone to taste but not so much left over that you're eating it for a week after :) someone ordered a 10 inch white chocolate truffle one for Saturday :)

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    3. Oooh...that's a nice big order! Wow! Good for you!

      I looked through your cheesecakes on your blog the other day. I think I'm going to make your
      basic one and add a raspberry marbeled top to it. Graham cracker crust. yum. :)

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    4. yes I was "tickled"! :)

      You picked a good one, that red raspberry one is one of our favorites! Can't go wrong there! Good luck and hope you enjoy it!

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    5. I found another recipe that used seedless raspberry jam, warmed enough to pour and I think I'll use that instead of the fresh ones. At least that will save me some time. It should be beautiful!

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  12. One of those presents is flying over to my place, yes, yes? Oh, how you made me happy, Betsy :)

    And Betsy dear, I expect you over at NO, REALLY, YOU CAN IT EAT, blog where DEZZY'S CHRISTMAS MAGIC is going on today with me sharing my festive cake recipes :)

    http://noreallyyoucaneatit.blogspot.com/2012/12/dezzys-christmas-magic-cinnamon-delight.html#comment-form

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    1. Christmas magic and recipes? Count me in! Thanks for the invite! :)

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    2. always, Betsy, and thanks for popping over :)

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  13. Another full fun-filled day. Love your doodles!

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  14. Love the roses in that little pitcher...perfection! Happy belated anniversary. And your chalkboard is so fun. I love "It's a wondeerful Life".
    The boys look like they are having a fun time. That is what it's all about : )

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  15. Very creative skills there on the chalkboard, Dear Betsy!!! Merry Christmas to you guys!!! xo Unks

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  16. I have a new link now... you can go thru LadyCat to my blog.... I forgot my password and was unable to retrieve.... duh!

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  17. Lovely idea for your chalkboard and beautifully executed, with all your usual flair.

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  18. Oh what lovely doodles you make!!! =D And how very sweet! of Lauren's nana to think of your boys and their love of trains. That is just precious. Thanks for sharing with us. Trust you and yours enjoy a delightful and wonderfully blessed CHRISTmas as we celebrate the birth of our Lord & Savior. Love to you all. XO

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  19. Happy Anniversary! The roses are beautiful. I love this masthead and the snow. How do you do it?

    Meanwhile, Merry Christmas to you and your awesome family.

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  20. I always enjoy the WIDWs. Don't you ever slow down?

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  21. WHOA! Two words popped out in this post to me...a CHALK MARKER!?!?!?!?!? I must HAVE one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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