Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

The memories and happening in the everyday life of a country girl

Monday, November 30, 2009

Now you see it, now you don' you do...we hope...

Friday night I posted a nice blog about my great Thanksgiving Day with my 2 younger boys. But for some reason it disappeared, so now I'm reposting another one...
We all traveled to Madison to Baby Boy's house for a great get together with BB and TT, her Mom and Step-dad and little brother joined us. We really missed Our oldest and his family, but unfortunately he had to work so Lori took the kids to her parents who lives here in Brookhaven...we also missed Keifer who spent the day in Brookhaven with his Mom and other Grandparents....

Thurs. was such a beautiful day, that we enjoyed the 1 1/2 hr drive to Madison...

Our 4 legged grands..Buddy Lee and Belle, Buddy Lee is so Belle acts just like a rebellious teen...

our lovely DIL TT had the kitchen smelling like Heaven...and food every where

TT and my Bad Boy, he cooked the turkey the best cajun fried turkey I've had

TT and her baby brother Josh...

Ronnie, Mindy and Baby Girl...

My beautiful DIL and her Mom Ann

The 2 Daddies, my DH and Sam TT's Step-Dad..

Everyone eat where ever they could find a space...

Lance grabbed his favorite chair...

3 men and 1 lady in the dining room...

Mindy ate in the living room and them DH decided to take a nap...
even the bad kids wanted some human food, but got a doggie treat instead...

Lance just curled up in his chair after he ate...

Ronnie curled up on Mindy's shoulder, the only place he could get his arm comfortable, bless her heart she sit there for over 3 1/2 hrs and read while he slept...

Buddy Lee loves posing for the camera....

such a beautiful little lady...oops...where did she

the tomboy always comes
We had such a great Thanksgiving and we had so much to be thankful for....
Don't forget the drawing ends at midnight tonight..will draw winner first thing tomorrow....

I was just wondering...

Good morning ladies, I was wondering what is going on with Blogger lately, I had  put up a nice post Sat about our great Thanksgiving, it posted..I checked it out and left for the day, when I came back it was GONE, deleted, no where to be found...Am I losing my mind, did anyone else see it or have had this problem?...
Will try to redo it later today but got alot to do right now. Taking DH back to DR.
Talk to y'all later..hope this one doesn't disappear. Byeeee

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Snowman wine glasses Give-A-Way...just because..

Good Morning, goodness I'm actually posting 3 days in a row....WOO-HOO...I just wanted to pop in and tell y'all about the big give away I'm having, it's called just because...just because I love my blogger friends and wanted to do something for you.
I am giving 4 champagne glasses (I use mine for Puddings or Ice Cream) that I have painted, snowman faces on. All 4 have different facial features..and cute little snow flakes doting the top. These would make such a cute gift for someone or keep them yourself. Also I will be adding 1 little brandy sniffer that I've painted with a Gingerbread man face on the stem, I use mine on the Holiday table to hold tooth picks....

I will be letting my Chi-Chi pull a name on Dec all you have to do to enter is leave a comment to any post from now till the 1st....if you tell others about it on your blog be sure and come back and leave a comment saying you have and you will be entered for 3 times.

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Good morning dear friends, It is such a beautiful day here in Mississippi the sun is shining and the few remaining red and gold leaves are sparkling.
I know I haven't been by as much as I should lately but have had a lot going on, some good, some bad, such is life. I have so much to be Thankful for this year, sure there have been bad times, but I must say I am even thankful for the bad times, because without them, I wouldn't appreciate the good.
Just a little up date, I was so surprised 2 weeks ago when a Gentlemen came to my front door and wanted to show me a Rainbow vacumn system, Seems my Baby Boy and his wife had bought one and just loved it, so BB talked to DH who agreed to let this gentleman show it to us, well no way was I going to buying it, they are too much, but to my surprise DH had already purchased it for me. How great is that, needless to say I fell in love, being the clean freak I have used it everyday and on everything...even poor little Chi-Chi got to nosy while I was vacuuming her bed and got when I fire it up she runs under the bed. Poor baby.
Also BB and TT gave me a late Birthday present since they were in Mexico on my Birthday...the gave me a trip to a day spa as a reward for lossing 50 lbs..they said I deserved to be had a massage before....loved it I so enjoyed the day, facial, pedicure, manicure the whole works. I was so relaxed when I got home I slept for 14 joke ...just zonked out.
Ronnie is doing much better, accepting what he can't change and just waiting for his arm to heal so he can return to work and start trying to catch up with his bills. BB and TT bought 2 extra tickets to the Egg Bowl Sat after Thanksgiving for Ronnie and Min Min, so he could get out a little and do something he has always wanted to do. They are going to make the week-end out of it. And just relax and have a fun brother's week-end. So I get to kept Baby Girl for 3 whole days...yey...
Did I tell you how Thankful we are for BB, he is such a gift to us, his wife is so perfect for him and us, they are both so loving and caring, he and TT are fortunate in having good jobs and they love to share with family, not to say, see how good I'm doing, but lovingly wanting everyone to enjoy life.
I could start a list of all I have to be thankful for, but would take the next 100 post to list them all, so I will simple say God has been good to me and I am totally Blessed.
We will be going to Madison tomorrow night to spend Thanksgiving with BB, he and TT will be cooking for all of us and her Mom and Dad and little brother. I will be sad cause Chuck and his family won't be able to come, he has to work Thanksgiving, so she will be taking the kids to her parents for Dinner.
But with the Economy the way it is can't refuse to work when you are told too.
Don't know how much I'll be on for the rest of the week so I want to wish all my friend.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Blue Monday

Good Morning fellow bloggers and dear friends...
It is time for Blue Monday over at Sally's house. Please visit Smiling Sally by clicking here
Thurs. night I went to Richland to watch Baby Girl cheer in the City Super Bowl..It was the last game of the year and the team that the Rebels were playing had been undefeated all year and had won the Super Bowl 2 years in a row..Baby Girl didn't have much hope that their team would win, but they gave it a good try...guess what? THEY WON...22-21 in over time...yea Rebels....
I call my pictures today the face of love..Baby Girl loves her big Bubba more than anything in this world..he has worked all year and hasn't been able to attend one of the games, well Thurs he made sure he could get off early enough to surprise her..and was she surprised and so happy...she had to run up to the stands and hug her Bubba....

I just love this picture, I think it will end up in a frame....

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sunday Favorite Re-runs

It's time again for Sunday Favorite Re-runs, a new Meme hosted by Chari over @ happytodesign
Since we are getting close to the Holidays and some of us will be needing some little but special gift for Friends, Teacher, Mailman, Etc; etc; I am reposting a post I did on March 25, I have used this before as a Sunday re-post, but though that right now would be a good time to redo it, incase anyone missed it...It shows how to make the little hats for the snowmen glasses that I posted last week...I posted this in March right after I posted the glass how-to. You can see those here
Making these little hats are so simple but they really dress up a lot of different things, Baseball make-do snowmen, wine glass snowmen and light bulb snowmen ornies....

You will need
a sock...any color or texture
14" narrow ribbon of your choice. I have even used twine

These are the items you will need....

Using the scissors cut just above the heel line, making sure to cut above the heel.

This is how it should look, straight

On the end that you cut, cut into the sock in little narrow strips up to the cuff line....

lay ribbon under sock at the bottom of the little slits

And tie into a bow,

Now you've made a hat, so very very simple. But it sure does dress up our little snowmen...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Blue Monday

Good rainy Monday Evening to all my blogging friends. I am running late today posting my posts...been so busy, DH bought me a Rainbow Vacuum system last Thursday and I have really had fun cleaning everything in my house with son said it's sad when a Vacuum can excite someone as much as this has excited can I say... More about it in a later post....
It is time for Blue Monday over at Sally's house. Please visit Smiling Sally by clicking here
My blue Monday item today is a cute little bear with a 30 on it, this 30 represents a little of my hard work on Nutrasystems...every time you lose 10 lbs you receive another bear with a different color and number on it, with your next food supply. Right now I have 3 and one on the way with this month's food order, repesenting 40, missed getting the 50 by 1 lb...yes that's right 1 of this morning I an down 49 lbs and, Me...Hope you all have a great Blue Monday....

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Reason for the Season...

I received this Poem in an E-mail this morning and it hit home so hard, that I had to passed it on,
I am so tired of the PC Police taking my freedoms, on the grounds that we don't want to offend others. Christians saying Merry Christmas is offensive.. I am not offended by saying Happy Ramadan, Happy Hanukkah or Happy Kwanzaa to you, so why should you be offended by saying Merry Christmas to me. If everyone should be tolerant to others religion then what happened to being tolerant of the Christian Faith... I believe we all have the right to worship our own God and celebrate our own Faith and Holidays...

*Twas the month before Christmas*
*When all through our land,*
*Not a Christian was praying*
*Nor taking a stand.*
*See the PC Police had taken away,*
*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*
*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*
* December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.*
*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*
*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*
*Something was changing, something quite odd! *
*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
*In hopes to sell books by Franken &; Fonda.*
*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
* At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*
*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*
*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*
*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*
*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*
*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !*
*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*
*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*
*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*
*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*
*So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'*
*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
not Happy Holiday !*

Please, all Christians join together and
wish everyone you meet

Christ is The Reason' for the Christ-mas Season!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sunday Favorite Re-run

It's time again for Sunday Favorite Re-runs, a new Meme hosted by Chari over @ happytodesign
Since we are getting close to the Holidays and some of us will be needing some little but special gift for Friends, Teacher, Mailman, Etc; etc; I am reposting a post I did on March 25, I have used this before as a Sunday repost, but though that right now would be a good time to redo it, incase anyone missed it...It shows how to take a simple wine glass and make it a special treasure for someone...I made several of these last year as Christmas gifts, for couples I would make a his and hers, and then would fill them with silver bells or other Christmas candy. Next week I will post how to make the cute, but simple hats for them to wear.....
How to A wine glass Snowman ....
I had planned to make a video of this but then I realized my camera is in Madison over 2 hrs much for videos, so I'm going to try to show you the best I only need 4 colors of paint and we will mix to make the colors we need...

You will need

1 stem wine glass

a small section of sponge ( just a small kitchen sponge is fine)

a small stencil brush,

a thin point black marker

a small liner brush and a #2 round brush

1 bottle of red acrylic paint

black acrylic paint

yellow acrylic paint

white acrylic paint.

a paper plate

water, you can use a pint jar

paper towels

Thanks Terry for reminding me to add....wash glass in warm soapy water, dry... and then before you start, wipe with alcohol to remove any oil from your hands or any soap residue. Next cut a small square from the sponge and wet it in the water make sure to squeeze as much water out as possible, then dip the sponge into the white paint
Just started dabbing the glass with the white paint, do not paint all the way to the top, you need to leave an area to drink from where there is no paint. It will take about 3 coats to cover it good. Be sure and let it dry for about an hour between each coat. Cover the stem and the foot of the glass also
Just a few ideas, but you can make any face you like on these.. use your imagination.

Once the base coat is dry, completely, totally dry, draw a face on the glass, I usually use the thin point black marker, that way I already have my black outline and all I have to do is fill in the color. Don't worry if your lines aren't exactly where you want them to be, like my left eye, I can straighten it up with a little white paint and redrawing the line.

On the paper plate put out a puddle of black and a puddle of white. Put out red and yellow. Use just a drop of the red in the yellow to make orange, mix and add colors untill you get desired orange, in another spot add a drop of red to the white to form pink. Using the round brush color book the eyes and mouth black..
Then using the round paint the nose orange.....
Pick up some of the pink on a dry stencil brush, wiping most of it off on a paper towel. Using a circular motion lightly touching the glass add the not rub hard or you'll lift the white off.
I took the liner brush and some black paint and straighten the messed up left eye and then filled in the upper eye section with white covering up the first line...wa-la..the mess up is gone...I used the liner brush and some white to draw a high lite line on the nose, added a comma stroke of white to the eyes and mouth and just a dot of white to the cheeks, add hat and he's done.You can add pine or holly leaves around the base if you like or add a ribbon. I filled mine with silver bells.
After your glass completely dries spray with a clear acrylic spray being care not to spray the rim of your glass. I usually cover the top part with masking tape while I spray the whole painted area.
Do not wash your glass in the dish washer or in hot soapy water, wipe the painted area with a damp cloth, the inside and rim can be washed with a hot soapy dish cloth..
I hope I didn't confuse anybody and you enjoyed my little how - to...