Sunday, February 28, 2010

GoldieLoo's Mercantile Updates For March

I just added these sweet babies to my Mercantile page. Please check them out. :)

Friday, February 26, 2010

TDIPT Mercantile's Turning 3 !

Hey everyone, Us TDIPT'ers are having a PARTY ! Along with cyber cake and punch :) we are giving away PRIZES ! Just click *here* to find out all the details. You don't want to miss this party.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Old House Place On A Snowy Day

Snow, this word has become the new naughty four letter word for many and understandably so.So many have been hit so hard by it this winter.
My area of Arkansas got 14" in a 2 week period. That's a lot of snow for our area. Though I'm enjoying seeing this sun shine for a change, I know come August I'm going to be missing the beautiful snow we got in Arkansas.
The last snow we got I had hubby take me to this old house. I LOVE this old place. Its about 5 miles from me out in the Boonies.

I often wonder how old these Oak tree's are and the stories they could tell.

Usually I wont step on the porch for fear of bees or snakes this time for fear of it falling in with me. I was dying to peak inside.

This old cream/milk can has been hanging over the fence post for years.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New~On Ebay~

I just listed this one on eBay, you can check the auction out right ~here~.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Texas Brownies

I just can't seem to ever get enough of these Brownies. The coffee & buttermilk gives them a wonderful flavor.

2 c. flour

2 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. butter

1/2 c. shortening

1 c. strong coffee

1/2 c. buttermilk

2 eggs

1/4 c. Hersheys cocoa

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. vanilla
In large mixing bowl, combine flour and sugar. In heavy saucepan, combine butter, shortening, coffee and cocoa. Stir and heat to boiling. Pour boiling mixture over flour and sugar in bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Mix well, using wooden spoon or high speed on electric mixer. Pour into well buttered 17 1/2 x 11 inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. While brownies bake, prepare frosting.


1/2 c. butter

2 tbsp. Hersheys cocoa

1/4 c. milk

3 1/2 c. unsifted powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

In saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla until frosting is smooth. Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as you take them out of the oven. Cool. Cut into 48 bars.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snow in the Ozarks

The first thing I got excited about as the snow started falling was getting out to take pictures of the beautiful snow. But the with almost a foot of snow as well as snowdrifts our roads take awhile to get cleared. So we didn't want to risk it trying to get out. By Sunday morning the roads were pretty good so we ventured out and got a few pictures.
This is the old town of Hardy. Beautiful spring river runs along this old town. There are quite a few nice Antique shops here. A place my friends and I frequent often.
Over the river and through the woods...
...taking pictures as we go....

Keep looking ....

...they get better... I had pictures of this beautiful place back in the fall here on my blog. It's always a great place to stop and take pictures.
This picture is my very favorite.

May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door.

Back home the day before...
OK, just a couple more of Lucy :)