Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sweet & Sour chicken

I found a recipe for Sweet & Sour chicken that sounded delicious at this blog,, So I decided I wanted to try it out last night since I already had everything to fix it.. but then I remembered the American Idol finale was coming on last night and after stopping at mama/daddys and by sisters there just wasnt a lot of time left before it started and I didnt want to miss any of the show.. which by the way was really good, I'm mad that Crystal didnt win but I liked Lee too so I guess its okay.. Its not like I voted or anything so I cant complain.   But anyway,, I didnt go exactly by the recipe since I didnt have a lot of time,, So I dipped my chicken strips in buttermilk/egg mixture and then in flour, deep fried and tore some of them into little chunks and tossed in the thickened sauce,, and that sauce is reallly good!  Mel didnt care for it but Tyler liked it so we'll definitely be having it again.  Thanks for the recipe Santas Gift Shoppe
I wish the picture was better but it was taken on my phone. 

Daddy in the cucumber patch..
Some of the first cucumbers from this years garden.. freshly picked.  Heavenly!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mary Kay..Its a giveaway

This week while looking at some of the linky parties I ran across this one from Jennifer that she posted about these super cute book thongs  she made.  The quote on the card is so funny to me.  They would make great gifts.  While I was looking around her blog I saw her picture and thought she looked VERY familiar and was sure I knew her.  Come to find out I was right,  she worked at the Elementary school my kids attended while I was substituting.  Neither of us live in that town anymore, and in fact, she's in a different state so I thought it was kinda cool that I stumbled upon someone that I knew.

And about the giveaway,, She is having a  Mary Kay giveaway over on her blog  ,, All Things Pink and Crafty.. (such a cute blog name too).  It is a great prize package and its really easy to enter.  I hope you'll hop right over there and tell her "Hi" and of course enter to win a great prize.    Good Luck. 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

So much to share..

you just might get bored, but I hope you'll hang in there.  This past weekend was soooo long,, It rained, I mean poured down here!!  I think I only left the once on Saturday for just a minute and for just a little while Sunday morning.  I didnt get a lot of housework done but I messed around with some other stuff and other than just being kinda long it was a GREAT weekend doing things that I love to do.

* Started the weekend by stopping by and seeing Mama and Daddy and the beautiful garden they are so proud of.. as they should be!   God has really blessed their garden this year.  They've already gotten radishes and a few baby squash. 

* I worked on organizing some of my magazine cutouts.. still not finished. 

* I painted  a little sign to go outside..
* I tried a Fried Dill Pickle recipe from All Things Southern website ,, and yes I'm not ashamed to say, well maybe a little ashamed,, I .. of .. them with Mel's homemade buttermilk dressing.  Better than Bumpers fried dill pickles. hmmm hmmm good!  Shellie shares lots of southern recipes this is just one of the few I have tried over the past couple years.  I dont always take pictures of food but they are pretty, huh? 

* I sewed key chains for Lethea and Shelle, the winners of my giveaway that I had last week ..  they are in the mail girls!! 

* I baked a cake in my new to me Pampered Chef fluted stoneware cake pan(almost brand new) which by the way I paid 3 bucks for, woo hooo,,  and priced it online for $33.. now thats a deal.  Anyone have directions for this thing?  The cake stuck!  My cakes never stick.  Didnt take a picture of the ugly cake. I also found those greenish glass things at the same sale. 

*  And helped Jeff and Judy pile up a bunch of limbs and stuff to burn.. and the dog ran away with his shoe,, that was funny, but we found it,,,, lucky dog!!  He loves his crocs. 

I participated in a Spring Supply Swap a couple weeks back over at The Shabby Chic Cottage and I was lucky enough to be paired up with Gina herself.. and I rec'd all these goodies in my box.. She even made a cute little handmade notecard .  Now I have to try and figure out something to do with them...???  Thanks Gina,, this was fun.  I forgot to take a picture of what I sent her but I hope she can use it all. 



And that was my weekend in a nutshell.. Hope everyone has a great week and finds lots of inspiration here in blogland.. I know I do

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Giveaway winner.. oh yeah

Well I declare  I won another giveaway,, from Jen over here.. She makes and does some of the cutest things.. She recently had a giveaway for some earrings and I got to choose which pair I'd like. 

She is very clever and makes and does lots of cool things.  Like this dresser she turned into an island.. I really want to do something like that one day. 

I sure hope you'll go over and say Hi and look around.  You won't regret it and you'll
leave her site so inspired.    Have a great weekend. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cowgirl up !

I made a baby shower cake for my girls for a shower they were hosting for a friend this past weekend. .. It was a cowgirl theme for a little girl whose name will be "River Grace".. So many people are going with odd and unique names these days.  When I was pregnant with my son, uhmm 15 years ago,, Jeff wanted to name him "Brick" which at the time I thought was crazy but I actually think its kinda cool  now, but,  I love the name Tyler, which is what we chose.  

Linking up with Gina for Transformation Thursday over at The Shabby Chic Cottage.  Please go over and see all the talent on display,, so  many creative projects.  Gotta get busy now,, Have a good one! 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

1st giveaway winners

Well for my very first giveaway I think we can call it a success.. I've decided to pull two names for the winners.. And since i'm not all that techno savvy and dont know how to use random generator, I put all the names (numbered) in a bowl and let my husband choose the numbers.  And the winners are ....

Luvdaylilies said...
I'm here & I now follow=)
Love they keychains, crossing my fingers!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net


Shel at Dreamy Nest said
Hi Debilou! I saw a comment you made on another blog and saw "Mississippi" and had to come check you out. I'm from/live in MS, too!
I love your blog!! Very creative! I'm a new follower. Have to keep up with the MS peeps.

Winners email me your address and I'll get these in the mail later in the week. Don't forget to tell me your choice of initial(s). Thanks for entering my giveaway! This was fun .  Have a great week! 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Undone projects and a giveaway..

Hello everybody and Happy Wednesday ..

As promised, I am having a GIVEAWAY ,, Why? Because I am extremely lucky and feel very blessed and want to share the love and because my sweet husband always ask when I am going to give something away. Will anybody come?? Who knows, but it'll be fun to do anyway. All you have to do to enter is be or become a follower and leave a comment on this post letting me know. What am I giving away?

One winner will receive not one but two of these keychains that i've been making recently.. with your choice of initial on them.

So come on, be a follower, go find some friends and invite them too. And if you spread the word through your blog or however you choose,, let me know and I'll enter your name twice.

Giveaway will close Monday May 10th and a winner will be announced on Tuesday. Good luck!

One of my favorite bloggers is also getting ready for an awesome giveaway
party once she hits 2000 followers,,
and believe me it sure won't be long. Donna has an amazing blog and is very generous sharing her talents with us all. So hop on over there and become a follower if you're not already and see what she has planned in the next few days or so. In fact I'm almost certain that her first giveaway is up. So go now! and good luck on that one too.

And to make one post even longer,, here are a few things I'VE been putting off for .. awhile. One of them is a dresser that i got from my brother,, I'm turning it into a TV stand with space for the DVD, stereo and all that stuff..

Another is a bench that i rescued from the dump, (yep,, I like trash, and I cannot lie,, ha ha) anyway,, I've had this for probably over a year,, Jeff recently bought me the boards and I've sanded and stained them and now have to seal them and put it all back together,, and I won't even tell ya how long that could take me,, I get sooo distracted by other things. You see the half painted plastic eggs in the background?? They've been there since before Easter. 'Nuf said!

DON'T FORGET ,,, Giveaway will close Monday May 10th and a winner will be announced on Tuesday. Good luck


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