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Sunday, January 11, 2015

This And That









  1. Dessert choices...healthy or not so healthy.
  2. Sweet pin in the shop today.  Love the curled beak!
  3. Finished jar tags.  
  4. Samantha.
  5. WWII military-issued sewing kit.  Thought this was so cool.
  6. Another tag.  Love the pewter spoons.
  7. A light supper.


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  1. Hi Betsy, Happy Weekend. Great photos as always. Your salad in that last photo makes me hungry! I saw your jar tags earlier in your shop; they are really cute. My brother is working on our family history and I have been scanning photos of WWII photos of family members so the sewing kit is especially interesting to me. Have a good evening. MIldred (love Samantha too)

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    1. Hi Mildred! That sewing kit is really neat. They didn't waste any space, of course...it has two spools of thread..khaki and green... and a cylinder with needles in it fits down the center of the spools. One needle was still threaded with the green! I know this particular soldier was on the USS Bunker Hill and it just made me wonder where he was when he sewed on that button....or split in his pants. :)

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  2. Sweet pictures. One of my favorite desserts lately is to whip up 4 oz of softened cream cheese and then beat in a 6 oz strawberry yogurt. It makes great dip for apple slices or maybe pretzels, though I haven't tried anything other than apples.
    My cats think being inside asleep on the couch or by the fire is good, or sitting by me and patting my arm. That's the golden cat, as Simon calls her.
    :0)

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    1. I'll have to try your dip! It's a little healthier than mine (cream cheese, powdered sugar and cool whip). I do think we ate more strawberries with the dip than we would have without, though.

      Cats are good for finding cozy spots. With this bitter cold, more of ours are hanging around inside...I keep stumbling across them in the funniest locations. ha.

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  3. I love your jar tags, the pewter spoon, and the sewing kit. Your life story is inspiring to me.

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    1. Well, thanks, lissabeth...I appreciate that. I don't believe we've met, so I'm glad you stopped by!

      I'm loving that little spoon, too...just the finishing touch on that tag!

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    2. Actually, I used to post here a couple of years ago, and just started back to blogging. As an SLP, I have worked with many students with autism. I admire your tenacity of living with three guys that have autism and the challenges the autism probably creates.

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    3. I knew who you were as soon as I visited your blog last night! Sorry about all the health struggles.....I hope you feel much better in 2015...

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  4. Good thing you had dessert to offer after your light supper...or did you need to make your supper light because you ruined your appetite by eating dessert first?

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    1. haha...I didn't eat dessert first...although I have been guilty of that before!

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  5. Samantha is beautiful! I love her picture!

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    1. She's a pretty girl, that's for sure! I love her slanted eyes!

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  6. oh i would be down with the strawberries....and the sandwich...ha...
    was thinking that might have been a military canteen for a second...

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    1. haha...well, the photo is deceiving...it's only 3" tall!

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  7. Question. Do you ever just do nothing? I cleaned out the refrig today. I felt very accomplished until I saw this post! LOL!

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    1. lol...well, probably not....I don't do well just doing nothing. I don't even sit and watch tv. But....I'm trying to do something about that since I've been feeling so stressed lately! I think I need to try to do nothing! I have been a little successful this week...two long soaks in a hot bath and I've gone to bed earlier. I should take a clue from Samantha, right? ha.

      My fridge is dirty....want to come clean it? ha.

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  8. Interesting lot of this and thats ~ strawberries look like they want eating ~ I could help you out there.
    Nice shot of Samantha. Have you got your full complement of cats ~ bet you sometimes have a roll call each morning . . . . :)

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    1. haha...well, since they are free to come and go, I don't take roll call. But on really cold nights like we've had, if there seems to be a lot of cats in the kitchen, I'll do a head count. It isn't very often that they are all here...but they have been all week this week! But who can blame them with the wicked cold that we have! brr!

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  9. Every photo has something really neat, love the pin and the sewing kit with the thimble as part of the lid and the neat jar tags. The strawberries look delish with the cream and those cookies. Cute little Samantha. Love your this and thats.

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    1. I love the little pin, too....there's just something about it. :)

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  10. Didn't even know what the sewing kit was at my sea
    Now I guess I do thanks to thee
    Samantha looks a bit miffed
    Like with the vacuum she's been whiffed haha

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    1. I wouldn't have known either what that was
      but I think it's cool, just because!
      Samantha might be little be mighty she is
      and doesn't scare with that vacuum biz.
      She likes to follow it around.
      She really is a clown!

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  11. Samantha looks larger than what I remember in other photos... or maybe she just came in from outside and is fluffed up! She is so pretty. I love those wee spoons - too cute. Looks like something the Borrowers would use! Is that a Waldorf salad? Looks so good. I see there are some new things in the shop... must go have a peek.

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    1. I think it's just the camera angle. She's a tiny little girl.

      That is kind of like a waldorf slaw. haha...my own concoction....slaw with a lime juice dressing and then add apples and poppy seeds. yummy and a nice change!

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  12. Slaw - what a good idea for a Waldorf! I will have to remember this.

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    1. We have this a lot...a very nice change for a salad!

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  13. Your strawberries look especially yummy today! Also, I love those jar tags, so cute!

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    1. I think everybody was ready for something light and fresh and those strawberries fit the bill! Yum...

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  14. Hi Betsy .. the bad, good and bad - but delicious. Love the supper too ... The tags, spoons and filled jars are great ... while the little brooch is delightful .. and Samantha .. looks too cute and cuddly ... wonderful shots .. cheers Hilary

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    1. I love suppers like that...easy and yummy!

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  15. Strawberries. Yum, can't get enough of them in the summer and we get Spanish and Moroccan ones in the winter.

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    1. I think they are just about everyone's favorite! We love the summer ones, too!

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  16. Every single image brought a smile! The little hummingbird pin reminds me of the windchime I found last year. Like the crow... I'm attracted to shiny objects. LOL. ;)

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    1. Or magpie...let's call you a magpie...you don't remind me of a crow at all. hahaha....

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  17. Betsy, what is in the dessert cup that looks like whipped cream?

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    1. It's fruit dip.....cream cheese, powdered sugar and cool whip. yum.

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  18. You find the neatest "stuff"! I guess I am going to have to find a job in an auction..because when I go to flea markets all I seen to find is junk. I love your mason jars- that is a wonderful idea for gifts.

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    1. I would highly recommend the auctions...if you can't work at one, then just go and bid! So much fun!

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  19. ho ho ho great this and that ho ho ho

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    1. Santa, you always make me smile when you visit! :)

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  20. Your this and thats are always so interesting and creative. I love that pin.

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  21. Yummy pictures. I love the treats in the Mason jars. What is the pink stuff (for lack of a better word...lol!).

    Thanks for the advice on the cookies. You can't beat how quick and easy they are. Plus, they came from a really great food blog.

    Jane x

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    1. It's fruit dip.

      You should try that cookie recipe again just to see....seems like she would have told you they would look raw when you take them out of the oven, though!

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  22. Just come home and seen your healthy salad - now I'm hungry!

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