Tuesday, November 30, 2010

NEW For December !

I just added 2 new items on TDIPT Mercantile.
If you have some time please stop by and check them out.


Saturday, November 27, 2010


 Noel,Noel,Noel,Noooeeeellll...I can't get this Chrsitmas tune out of my head now!
Looky here at my sa weet NOEL Banner I got recently from my pal Ivonne AKA The Crackling Crow.This is my second banner from Ivonne and if I can find room I'll have more ;) I have noticed there are a few more banner makers out there now but let me tell you Ivonnes attention to detail can not be beat,her work is outstanding.

You can see more of Ivonne's work *here* on her blog. Be sure to check out her slide hsow of past work, amazing!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Vermont Maple Cookies

I found this recipe in the new Gooseberry Patch Christmas magazine. I made them over the weekend,they were such a hit I thought I'd share with my readers.

*Vermont Maple Cookies*

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoons maple extract or flavoring (but not maple syrup, which isn’t potent enough)
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs thoroughly. Stir in sour cream and maple flavoring. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, soda, and salt; blend with wet ingredients. Mix in nuts.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough about 2” apart on greased baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes, or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly. When cooled, spread with maple butter glaze.
Maple Butter Glaze

Heat 1/2 cup butter until golden brown. Blend in 2 cups confectioner’s sugar and 2 teaspoons maple extract. Stir in 2 to 4 tablespoons hot water until icing spreads smoothly.


Friday, November 12, 2010

A shy Owl and pretty lady.

 I went to a friends house yesterday evening to try to get a picture of a Screech Owl that had been staying in a old tree next to his house. When I got there he had gotten a bit camera shy and went back into the log. Upon waiting I snapped a few pictures of my buddy Tessa. She wasn't ready to have her pictures made but kindly obliged me.

Finally about dark the Owl starts peeking out of the log enough I was able to get this shot. Not the best shot but he sure is cute.

Thanks Tess and Mr. Owl ;)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Can you say OH MY GAWSH ?

How would you like to have one of these under your Christmas tree?

I just got these pictures from Wannda Turner of North East Arkansans for Animals. These are 2 of the 6 puppies we took to them last week.
sadly one of them didn't make it. She had a genetic problem with her spine.
Don't they look like little teddy bears?
You can check out these links to see more adorable critters up for adoption and becoe a fan on thiers on facebook.

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Banner

Im so proud of my new banner, I wanted to tell everyone about it.
It was made by my dear friend Jan AKA Big Brown Dog. I emailed Jan a few days ago telling her what I was looking for and in no time she had this custom banner made for me. Isn't it sweet?

If you are looking for a new Banner,Auction Template,Blogger Backgrounds maybe a new Website,give Jan a holler, you won't be dissipointed.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A week of Dogs !

 It started last Thursday when I discovered a beautiful mix breed dog had been dropped off at some friends house. They asked me to help them with her, she had been there for about 4 days and they didn't want her. They were going to take her to the dog pound the next day.

So, after sleeping on it I decided I couldn't stand the thought of her going to a pound. So I went and got her Friday. I contacted the 3 humane society's that are closet to me which is around 45 miles always. All 3 were full so we were put on a waiting list. I sure dreaded the wait because this beauty was loaded with personality and was just the type I was going to become attached to fast. I sent out some pictures of her to friends and family and it wasn't long before I got a call from my sister-in-law who said she was sure she wanted her. She & her husband had lost their beloved Rottie to cancer earlier this spring and were ready for a new furry friend again. She has now been named "Maggie" and has a awesome home and loving family. In dog rescue so many times we don't get to see such happy endings so needless to say we were very happy.

I get a call from my hubby who was out in a pasture looking for his dads glove. His dad had a accident the day before and lost  it. Upon looking for the glove he discovered 6 puppies bundled together in the tall grass. Someone had left them there to die. They could  barely see or hear, still wobbly on their feet with pretty puppy blue eyes and my favorite smell, puppy breath.

How could anyone leave this to die ???

6 tiny Beagle/Basset mixes, 3 boys & 3 girls.

I get so very angry when I think about the people who do this, it never seems to end. One of my wishes is to have some sort of ESP so that I could be alerted when these kind of people are near me. I don't want to smile and be polite to them no more than I would a child molester or murders. They are all the same in my book. But sadly these kind of folks lead a double life and most of us have no clue who they are.

 This is my nephew,Spencer.He loved them all. Even after getting a little puppy poo on himself,lol. ;)
These pups have been taken in by Northeast Arkansans for Animals (NAFA) non-profit, tax-deductible rescue organization for animals. They have a very kind lady who fosters nothing but puppies. Lucky for these pups she was down to 4 so they got to go stay with her untill they can be put up for adoption.