Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wizard of Oz Collection - Part 2

The other night I posted about what
my brother Mark and sis in law
Kim gave me for my birthday.

Tonight's post will show
you the rest of my 

A metal poster that my
brother Mark gave me
several years ago.

These little dolls came from 
Happy Meals. 

My mother picked this book
up at a yard sale.
And yes, I read it.

I have had this for over
20 years.
Holds Solo cups.

Unopened version of 
The Wizard of Oz.
My children gave
me this over 20 years ago
Christmas one year.

Even my friends jump in with gifts
of Oz.

Sink Strainer.
Thanks Theresa.

The top of the strainer.


Another magnet.

Toto in his basket!
On my 50th bday the 
fantastic group I worked
with gave me this...

and a great Oz birthday.

My niece Holly got me this.
I think it came from New York?
Thanks Holly.

Another book mom picked up
at a yard sale.

A cardboard frame.

These are plastic rings.
They were on my 50th birthday cake.

Another magnet.

A card.

My son got me this in Julian Calif. 
two years ago when I was out there
for a visit.

The card the group gave me for my
50th birthday.



Card from Holly.

About 30 years ago Krystal's offered
these with a large drink and $1.99.
Yep, I had to get them all.

My mom got me these one year for
either my birthday or Christmas.

Bradford Exchange plates that
play music.

A print.

TV Guide.
I did not manage to get them all.

Cute game. 
Find the hidden Oz objects.

The hidden objects game and
the sucker 
also came from the folks
I worked with.

From a sweet friend
Aren't they cute?

Sis in law Kim got me this

and this bobble head for
taking care of their dog
when they went out of town.

That is it!
Hope you enjoyed.

Thanks for stopping in,

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Wizard of Oz Collection - #1

My friends and family know that I love the Wizard of Oz.
My favorite movie of all times. 

My birthday was a couple of weeks ago but my brother
and sis in law were out of town so they took me to dinner
tonight for my birthday.

Dinner and company was great. I so enjoy spending time
with Mark and Kim. 

My gift makes a great added addition to my collection.

Wizard of Oz magnets. 

And I love this. They picked this up in an antique shop in Knoxville.
Two birthday cards - framed. 

Thanks Kim, Mark and Holly for my gift. They have now been added
to my collection.

I will show more of that in the next couple of post.

Thanks for stopping in,

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pumpkin Bread

I have been in a baking mood latley......
I hardly ever getting in a baking mood.....
and I NEVER get in a cooking mood....
But Saturday I wanted to bake something so
I decided on Pumpkin Bread.
The directions I have always gone by came off a can
of Del Monte Pumpkin mix years ago since Del Monte
does not make pumpkin mix anymore.
These directions will make to large loaves of bread.
Or in my case, 3 small and one large.

3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
4 eggs, beaten
1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Well grease and flour 2 (9x5-inch) loaf pans.

Cream sugar and oil together. Add eggs and pumpkin; mix well; set aside

Sift together dry ingredients; add dry ingredients alternating with 2/3 cup water to the wet ingredients. Pour into prepared pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours or until tests done. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cool.

Make 2 loaves
Source: Del Monte pumpkin can label, 1970's
And if you notice the pic above...I put cream cheese on mine!
Enjoy and thanks for stopping in,

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Yesterday it rained all day long
and melted a lot of the ice.

Except here

My porch steps!
Until today they were covered in ice.
And yesterday I experienced
right from the very top step
to the sidewalk....

on my rear!

Lucky to have not broken anything
but lower back, and hips
majorly sore today
along with upper back and neck. 

TODAY - pans of hot water
and a shovel..
Hope no black ice in the morning but
when I start down them, it 
will be very 

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

This Mornings Adventure

Monday I was off for President's Day.
We got hit by ICE in Nashville.
Tuesday we got snow on ice.
Wednesday I was still iced in.
Today, Thursday I was heading back to work.......but on the days
I was off it never dawned on me to clean off my car.
I got in and this is how it looked out the windows!

This is the passenger side window after I sweap the snow off.
And this is a chuck of ice off my trunk. Notice how thick?

And this is what I used to remove all the ice, all over the car
so that none would fly off and hit another car while heading
to work.
Tap it just the right way and it would crack up so that I
could sweep it off. Took over an hour.
Thanks for stopping in,

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Nashville Still Iced In - Feb 17, 2015

State Offices were closed
for President's Day yesterday,
but today
the Governor closed state offices.

So I had to go out early in the morning
for pics.

This is off the holly tree in my
front yard.

Filled this up for the birds on Saturday, 
seeds were frozen in the cup 
this morning. Poor

Monkey grass.

Dakota's prints in the 

No plants growing here.

Pretty thick on the branches.

And pretty thick coming off the shed.

Check out how thick it is here.

My bee catcher has seen it's better

In the garden.

I love the way the ice
sparkles on the trees when the
sun hits it.

It's melting!

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