Saturday, December 19, 2009

Needed Prayers

I wanted to check in with everyone and let everyone know I am going to have to take a break from the blogworld "Hopefully" for about a month to a month and a half.This economy has effected 3 family members and their families in a major way. I now not only have my Dil and grandchildren here with us while our son is deployed but now I have my sister and her family with us (6) This economy has left them homeless and there is no way they will be out on the streets! I will be checking in on everyone because visiting each of you will be my much needed break. Please keep my family in your prayers.This will be a major change in everyones lives.I love you all and wish each and everyone of you a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Like so many of you, I too will be starting my day off early tomorrow with baking. So I do know that I will be extremely busy until the end of the weekend. I will be having 32 people here for our Thanksgiving dinner so I have a lot to do and so many people to entertain. But I wanted to let you all know that I thank the Lord for all of His wonderful blessings He has bestowed in my life.
I also want to wish each and every one of you a joyous Thanksgiving and I hope that you all Love and enjoy those around you and may the Lord Bless each and everyone of you. Until next time...


Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Christmas Carol

My favorite Christmas movie has always been A Christmas Carol. I know there has been all kinds of ones made over the years but my favorite has always been the one from 1938

Well this year has brought a new one to us and so off we went...Robbie,me,Anna Rae, Samuel and Nikki.
I LOVED IT!! Now, mind you we did not go and see it in 3-D because we felt Samuel didn't have the patience to keep them on(the glasses).Hopefully Robbie will sneak me off some time soon and go see it in 3-D!!
I think the animation is awesome. If you liked Polar express then you will like this one.I have seen reviews where it said that it was scary for the children. Well, mine didn't have a problem with it. Now I will have to say that the last 5 minutes of the movie the kids started getting fidgety but they made it through. I would tell anyone to go check this movie out! And if you do let me know how you liked it!

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Colonial Recipe

I have been searching the web for some Colonial Customs on Christmas and have stumbled upon this recipe called The Twelfth Night Cake-So I wanted to share it with those of you who have not heard of it and give you a little background on it.

January 6th or Twelfth Night is the Feast of the Epiphany, celebrating the arrival of the three Kings from the Far East to worship the Christ Child in Bethlehem. They brought with them gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The Twelve Days of Christmas were typically a time of great merriment. Families were gathered together and balls and celebrations were held to mark important occasions. George Washington married Martha Custis on Twelfth Night. Shakespeare wrote a theatrical comedy called “Twelfth Night” to be performed for Queen Elizabeth I at the close of the Christmas holidays.

Just as important, there were sweets prepared to serve on this final night of feasting. The custom of Twelfth Night was practiced for years in England, where Victorian homemakers baked fancy, rich “Twelfth Night Cakes” flavored with candied fruits, citrus zest and liquor. Buried in this “Cake of Kings” was a bean, a tradition that dates back to Roman times. The guest who found the bean in his or her serving of cake would be named the king or queen of the revelry.

Twelfth Night Cake
Recipe for "Rich Cake" for Twelfth-Night Celebration
Recipe from "The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy" by Hanna Glasse


4 pounds flour, dried and sifted
7 pounds currents, washed and rubbed
6 pounds of the best fresh butter
2 pounds Jordan almonds, blanched and beaten with orange flour water
4 pounds eggs - put half of the whites away
3 pounds double refined sugar, beaten and sifted
1/4 ounce mace
1/4 ounce cloves
1/4 ounce cinnamon
3 large nutmegs, grated fine
A little ginger
1/2 pint "sack" or sherry wine
1/2 pint of right French brandy
Sweetmeats to your liking (candied lemon peel, orange peel, and citron, or melon)


Work butter into cream with hands; then add sugar and mix well together, well beat and strained through a sieve. Work in almonds first, and then put in eggs. Beat together with the set-aside egg whites until they look white and thick; then put in sack, brandy, and spices. Shake in flour by degrees, and when oven is ready, put in currents and sweet meats, as you put dough into your hoops.

Four hours baking in a quick oven (350°)

You must keep beating with hands, all the while you are mixing dough

Fills two large wooden baking hoops (probably 10 normal ring - or Bundt-type - baking pans)

Enjoy this recipe! And the next time you hear from me I will be posting some goodies that I received! Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wonderful Giveaways!

O.K. Everyone!! I have found so many wonderful giveaways! Please go by and check each and everyone of them out. I seen where someone had commented that they feel so honored to receive a giveaway from these wonderful artists. I believe that we all should feel that way because they put such hard work on these projects. I just want to personally thank each and everyone of these talented crafters. The hard work and love that goes into these are something very special. So not only sign up for these giveaways but visit these sites as much as possible and thank these wonderful artists for their work they put into these. I say THANK YOU and may you all have a blessed day!

The Travelling Crafter

the Olde Hollow Crow


The Country Shed

Prim Country Farms


Kindred Sisters Gathering Post

Aunt Mannys Creations

Colonial Christmas Eye candy

Good Morning all!
I hope everyone is well on this Glorious Morning!
I have been surfing around on the internet and found some beautiful homes that are decorated for Christmas and wanted to share a few of them.

I found this beautiful home of Leslie and Steven Powell in Conn.
Enjoy and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More giveaways!

O.K. everyone here is some more giveaways! Tell them Juanita sent ya!

Kimberly over at Sugar Creek Hollow
is having a wonderful giveaway! Some yummy smelling ones and she is giving 3 of thhese away so run on over there and visit her!

Amy over at Irish Corkies Primitives
She is offering 2 signs in her giveaway!
Whoo HOO ! I love signs!

Here is one from Terri over at White Sheep Primitive
This is so cute! Go on over and visit and sign up for this wonderful giveaway!
Have a blessed day!

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Day At The Farm!

We had a wonderful day last week at the farm with our grandchildren. And I wanted to take a moment and share a few pics with you all. Now, there are alot of pics so just sit back and enjoy!

This is a pic of the farmhouse itself. This is my DH boss's home. And it is a beautiful home. They have been asking Robbie to bring the grandchildren here to their home to see all their pets. So last week Thursday we decided to take them up on their offer. And here we go....

This is Pop Pop showing the children all the goats.
Whew! And there was alot of them!

Of course everywhere they went "Winnery" was right behind them! Winnery is one of the 15 dogs they have.

Here is Anna Rae trying to feed one of the goats.

And one of their sheep they have.

Here is Pop Pop holding Samuel while he fed the goats. He wanted him to warm up to them before he tried to feed them.

Here is Anna rae feeding them.

And it didn't take Samuel long before he was feeding them.

Here is Mr. Ziffel. their pig!

And one of their many horses.

And of course their ram!

And here we are making a pit stop at Dunkin Donuts getting some orange springled icing donuts. You know they enjoyed these! Of course me and mommy tried their Pumpkin Latte and it was yummy!
Well thanks to each and everyone of you who stop by and see my life. I know that you all have a busy life and I hope you all have a blessed day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


O.K everyone I wanted to share with you all some giveaways that you need to go sign up for. There are some wonderful ones out there so go visit these wonderful sites and tell them Juanita sent ya!
First is Leah over at
Cinnamon Berry Lane primitives
what a wonderful giveaway! She is celebrating the opening of her selling blog so go sign up for this giveaway and also check out her goodies!

Look at these beauties! Cindy over at
Our Primitive Heart -
is having a giveaway for her 100 post! And she is picking two names! HOW EXCITING!!!

Jenn over at Bittersweet Prims
Jenn has a very special place in my heart. She is one of the very first blogger I met and she has some wonderful creations.Isn't he just the cutest!

And looky looky looky what I found!
Brenda over at Pumpkin Patch Primitives QuAdd Imageilt Shoppe
is having this wonderful giveaway! Thanks Brenda! And when you sign up tell her Juanita sent ya!

Well, enjoy everyone and thanks for stopping by and visiting me.Have a blessed day!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Few Pics Of My Home

I know I have not shared any pics of my home since last year. So I wanted to take this opportunity to do so at this time. It has came a long way since the beginning and I owe that all to you all! Thank you all for being such inspirations to me. I love you all!

These are a few pics of my entry way into our home.We just installed a new door and am wanting to put hardwood floors through out our Entryway, LR, DR and kitchen. Right now we have carpeting. Also, we are contemplating on what color to paint our walls. So much to do with so little money!

These are a few items in my LR.
The hayrides sign was a swap I did with Char. Isn't it a wonderful sign!?
And the pic with the wool sheep sign is one I bought from Janae-I LOVE IT ALSO!! Sorry about the tissue box in the 3rd pic! Had some nose wiping to do around here! LOL!!

Here is a pic of my Breakfast Nook. And also a pic of China cabinet in my Dr that once belonged to my MIL.Sorry about the cord showing...I haven't accomplished those yet!

Well, I wanted to share a few with you today. I hope you all have a blessed day!