Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Super Pics".......

........even WSMV Ch.4 Meteorologist Dan Thomas agrees!
He showed these pics on the air, Friday at 10p.m. and again several times Saturday morning!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"I'm LOVIN' this cookie".....

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! Isn't it adorable???
I found this on Martha Stewart, as I was searching for a new cookie recipe:)
I would love to try and make these for a good friend of mine---she needs & would LOVE a good laugh. But, I honestly don't think I could ever get the icing to work out, because I have "shaky" hands, and I'm very nervous about how they would turn out. Someone might think I have Parkinson's (which my GrannyMa honestly has).
Oh well, just thought I'd share this cute cookie with all of you. Whoever did this, was VERY TALENTED:)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"MAKING WHOOPIE".....Whoopie Pies that is!!!

What is a "Whoopie Pie" you ask???
A whoopie pie is a baked confection made of two puffy mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, with cream frosting in the middle.
They are half-cake, half-cookie, that are soft, moist, and "DELISH-EE-OSO":)

I have been wanting to try this recipe for some time now and finally tried it out yesterday. OMGosh---I'm so glad I did, these are my new favorite thing to make.

This recipe is "RED VELVET" Whoopie Pies with "CREAM CHEESE FROSTING", but there are so many different varieties that you can make. Can't wait to make another batch, maybe I'll do "CHOCOLATE" Whoopies with "CHOCOLATE" frosting?????

Saturday, January 23, 2010


and a cool "THANK YOU" from the "Katwoman" to Salem, for helping her
with some computer probs last week:)
It's a great gift, plus it protects his new laptop from scratches---and it's

These are now available at Kathy's in the Plaza Shopping Center:)
Thanks Kat:)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

"I'm LOVIN' this letter".....

.....yep I painted my metal letter again-this makes like the ??? time I've painted it! This time it took a little cleaning up, since the birds had started trying to make a nest behind the wreath it was attached to at Christmas. Oh well, "IT'S NOTHING A LITTLE ELBOW GREASE CAN'T FIX" and besides, "IT WON'T KILL ME!"
I found this adorable heart tinsel wreath at BIGLOTS, and decided to paint it white, and accent with metalic red and pink polka-dots! I think it turned out quite cute once again---Don't you???

"The NEWPORT Men LOVE yellow".....

.....especially yellow cars:)

My dear friend, Tab, asked me to make her dad, Charles Newport,
some "yellow" sugar cookie cars yesterday for his birthday.
I hope he enjoyed:) Thanks TabMarie:)

I couldn't take cookies to Turner's, without bringing
Jason & Jared some too.....Happy "Late" birthday from me:)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

"We may not taste all that good.....but we ALWAYS look good!"

.....hahaheehee:) Just kidding, but We Do Rock!!!
Tonight at the 1st Annual Chili Cook off sponsored by State Senator Eric Stewart, my SIL, DARLENE BRYANT-WC TRUSTEE's booth won 3rd Place in the People's Choice category, & 1st Place in Best Presentation!!!
That's right baby---$500.00 for our "QUEENS FOR A CURE" Relay for Life team! WhooHoo:)

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us. Hope you enjoyed our chili, and cookies:)

Friday, January 8, 2010

CONGRATS Monti Hillis.....

On being the lucky winner from Brandie Mansfield's blog "10 Days of Giveaways".

I hope you enjoy your "Snow Day" gift pak from me, which includes:

*Snowflake & Snowman sugar cookies
*Gingerbread Hot cocoa mix with Snowman marshmallows
*A Snowman cookie cutter
*Snowflake napkins
*"cookiebyPaula" apron; free monogram from Kathy's
*collectible "SNOWBIRD" lunchbox with thermos

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Casey

Happy 18th Birthday to the beautiful--inside and out--Miss Casey Morris:)
We Love you!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

OMGosh.....190 total entries for my giveaway on Brandie's blog:)!!!

Congrats to Ms. Monti Hillis who won the prize. I'm sure she will find it most appropriate, since tomorrow is a "Snow Day" for her:) YIPPEE:)

Many thanks to EVERYONE who entered, and to Ms. Brandie Mansfield for allowing me to be a part of such an AMAZING giveaway:) I was just honored to even be asked, especially amongst such talented ladies who ROCK with such creativity:)

Please continue to support our local artisans and our community. Be sure to check back tomorrow on to see the next big giveaway Brandie has to offer:)

"Giveaway ends at 9pm instead of 8pm on Brandie's blog.....keep on trying & GoodLuck:)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010's a GIVEAWAY!

Don't forget to check out Brandie Mansfield's, DREAM CUSTOM ARTWORK blog for another great giveaway.......

the featured guest is...guess who???

Go to for your chance to win. Good Luck!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

"SWAMP CRACKERS" are great for chompin'......

My sissy, Alison, called me the other night, and said "You've got to try this recipe---it's so easy, and only takes 4 ingredients!" Alison said she had already made it several times over the holidays and it's great for snacking while watching the
ballgames! She got the recipe from my Uncle Danny & Aunt Bubbles when she was in Chattanooga a couple of weeks ago.
At first, I admit I was a little hesitant, but wanted to try it out---glad I did, between me and Terry, I honestly don't know who will "flounder" out first??? hahaheehee

Here's the recipe:

2 boxes of Mini's Premium crackers OR 1 box(4sleeves)
1 1/2 cups Canola oil (has to be Canola, because of the consistency)
1 pk. Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing Mix (DO NOT USE DIP MIX--WILL NOT TASTE THE SAME!)
2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes (more or less depending on your "buds")

Mix the oil, Hidden Valley Ranch mix, and crushed pepper in a medium bowl. Pour the crackers into a tall plastic container and pour the mixture on top of the crackers. (**The key to this recipe is the container you put the stuff in. It needs to be a tall, plastic container with a lid, rather than a flat one---because it is easier to flip and not crush the crackers!)
Flip the container every 30 minutes for 4 hours and enjoy:)
This stuff is a great, easy snack and will have you lickin' your fingers.....and running back for more:)

"The most IMPORTANT THING you can ever do to improve your looks is to put on a smile:)" ~~Paula Deen~~

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Years Eve

Happy New Year 2010

Another year has come and gone, and we had another great get-together at my brother & sister-in-laws,
Tommy & Darlene's on New Year's Eve.

Lots of food, fun, and more fun!!
Lots of games, and Rook tournaments, and lots of laughs:)