Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

"If you can't get rid of the skeleton
in your closet, you'd best teach it to
~George Bernard Shaw~

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Miss WC 2009......

Congrats to Miss WC Scholarship, Bliss Zechman, who captured the crown over 49 contestants this past Saturday night. Our event packed a full house, as over 500 people were in attendance to watch the lovely ladies take to the stage!!! Our own personal security guard, WCMS's Pam Kirby, even said there were people still buying tickets at 7p.m., an hour after the pageant had started!!!
Our "QueensforaCure" team did a wonderful job and worked very hard preparing for this event! This is one of our biggest fundraisers for the year, and for RELAY FOR LIFE:), not to mention the winner got a $500 scholarship to the college of her choice!
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the girls, and our team.
Also, a special THANK YOU, to Ms.Kathy Brewer, who puts her heart and soul into this presentation, and rarely gets the recognition that she most certainly deserves. YOU ROCK, and we couldn't do it without you---We love you:)
(Scroll down to see more pics from the pageant)

More Pageant Pics....

More Pageant Pics.....

Friday, October 23, 2009

Miss Warren County Scholarship Pageant

Come support the "QUEENS FOR A CURE" &
RELAY FOR LIFE tomorrow, Saturday October 24, 2009 at the 2009 Miss WC Scholarship Pageant.
This special event will be held at the Warren County Middle School auditorium at 6p.m.
"49" young ladies will be competing for the title, with the reigning 2008 Miss WC Olivia Majors crowning our new queen!!!
Tickets are limited, so hurry to Kathy's Bridal & Gifts in the Plaza Shopping Center and get yours before they're gone!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

"My Weekend Project"..... least one of them, anyways!!! A "mysterious diva" gave me the intuition to get this project off and running:)
I do have to say, since not growing any pumpkins this year, "white" ones are pretty scarce around these parts!!! I finally
found some at Lowes Saturday---and for a reasonable price too---$2.50. They were a little dingy looking, so I washed them
off with 1/2 parts water and bleach (this is also a helpful hint I got a few years ago from Buddy Patterson-who just happens to
be the "King of Pumpkins"---it keeps them from rotting!)
RAVENS are the "RAGE" this year, especially with it being the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allen Poe's death. Salem has been learning about "Gothic Literature" in Ms.Carol Neal's class, and he LOVES it! So, I thought my rendition of "The Raven" turned out quite cute---if I do say so myself:)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hilton Conger

Thank you for my "awareness cookie cutter" thoughtful of you to think of me:)
Hope you enjoy your special treats as a token of my appreciation:)

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Kara & Brandon Fuston asked me several weeks ago to make some special treats for a very special day! Kara is having a surprise birthday party for a very special person in her life(I would tell, but honestly can't remember what time the party was tonight).
She asked if I would make my homemade Carrot Cupcakes, then she couldn't decide if she wanted Vanilla or Chocolate---so she got all 3!!! I made two different icings for the Carrot Cupcakes---homemade Cream Cheese, & homemade MAPLE Buttercream..... OMGosh---IT IS THE BOMB!!! I think it compliments the Carrot Cupcakes perfectly:)
I hope everyone enjoys these, and I hope the "special someone" has a wonderful birthday! I know she is loved by so many---especially little Miss Harper:)
Thanks Kara & Brandon
Much love to you and your beautiful family.

"The only way to get through life is to laugh your
way through it. You either have to laugh or cry.
I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache!"
~~~Marjorie Ray Hinckley~~~

Friday, October 9, 2009


2008 Miss WC...Olivia Majors

2007 Miss WC...Lacy Pack(right) & "Queens for a Cure" beauty, Callie Durham(left)

2006 Miss WC...Hannah Taylor(right) and "Queens for a Cure" beauty, Kala Vance(left)


The pageant will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 6p.m. at WCMS Auditorium.

Girls, don't miss out---not only do you have a chance at the crown, but you also could win a $500 scholarship to the college of your choice!!! Not to mention all the other wonderful chances at prizes, such as Class Beauties, Prettiest Eyes-sponsored by Dr.Stan Martin, Prettiest Hair-sponsored by The Lemon Drop, Prettiest Smile-sponsored by Dr. Todd Noblin, Miss Photogenic, The Presidential Award, and many more!!!

Past winners include: Hannah Taylor, Lacy Pack, & Olivia Majors. WHO WILL BE THE NEXT "MISS WC SCHOLARSHIP"?????????????

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

2009 Autumn Street Fair

Saturday marked another Autumn Street Fair in lovely, downtown Mc Minnville. It was a beautiful sunny day, even the gushing winds couldn't have put a damper on the fun-filled event!

I got up bright and early, and made 2 batches of RiceKrispie Treats and a batch of Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies for the YouthAct Bake Sale Booth. This makes the 3rd year in a row, ALL my goodies SOLD OUT!!! ((Yeah, & for a great cause---now that makes me SMILE:))

Salem had to work in the Heritage Alliance booth from 9-1pm, then the WCMS YouthAct booth from 1-4pm, so he was definitely "pooped" when I went back to pick him up:)

I stopped by the lovely and talented, Ms. Brandie Mansfield's booth, to snatch up this adorable painting for the holidays. I have already picked out the perfect place in my kitchen to hang it---can't wait:)

Also, "QUEENS FOR A CURE" was blessed to have the Georgia Career Institute donate their proceeds from their booth, to our Relay for Life team:)

Ms. Tammy informed Kat Friday with the big news, so Darlene and I represented our team, with GCI rep, Trechia Grissom for a quick pic for the paper.

Friday, October 2, 2009


My nephew, Coty Keel & his band, HEED THE HUE, will be the opening band tomorrow at the Autumn Street Fair, in Downtown Mc Minnville, TN.

They are a Contemporary Christian band, and are scheduled to perform on Stage A at 9:00a.m..

Come out and support our local talent & artists, and enjoy a great day with family and friends.