Tuesday, August 31, 2010


"The Devil's Necklace" by Kat Martin
Product Description(Amazon.com)
The necklace promised great happiness or great tragedy -- and nobody could elude its power . . .
To British privateer Ethan Sharpe, Grace Chastain was nothing but a pawn for vengeance against Harmon Jeffries, the traitor responsible for his brutal years in prison. Believing Grace to be Jeffries' mistress, he plans to humiliate his enemy by seducing her.
Grace fears her priceless heirloom necklace has begun to live up to its curse when Captain Sharpe makes her his prisoner aboard his schooner. Defiantly she resists his coarse advances, and suspects there is more to this complex sea captain than his brooding anger and silent accusations.
But Ethan quickly realizes that she is not the wicked woman he imagined her to be. Grace is as headstrong as she is lovely, and the battle of wills that ensues weakens his resolve. Now Ethan must decide: can he settle the demons of his past and follow the destiny his heart commands?
# Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
# Publisher: Mira (September 28, 2010)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0778328694
# ISBN-13: 978-0778328698

MY THOUGHTS: This is book 2 of 3. I started this series by Kat Martin last year. I wanted to finish it up. Grace is born on the wrong side of the bed and being raised by her mother and stepfather. Her real father is Marquises of the realm and has been tried and sentenced to hang for treason. Grace helps him break out of prison. The man who is hunting her father is Ethan is the man trying to hunt him down. Ethan kidnaps Grace from her ship and thinks she is the Marquises mistress. As Grace and Ethan are sailing they have a passionate night. Grace becomes pregnant and Ethan marries her. But can Ethan forgive Grace for being the daughter of a traitor? Does Grace's father get caught and hanged? You'll have to read the book to find out.


Monday, August 30, 2010

The weather in my neck of the woods:
We have been enjoying some wonderful weather the past week, fall like, but the hot and mug are back for the next few days at least. We need rain bad.

Things that make me happy:
My grandbabies, Bella and Luke

Book I'm reading:
The Devil's Necklace - Kat Martin

This is book 2 of 3, it's a series.

What's on my TV today:
Holms on Holms - HGTV
Criminal Minds - A & E

On the menu for dinner:
Left overs, Spaghetti

On my To Do List:
1) Load the dishwasher
2) Fold cloths
3) Sweep the kitchen
4) Pick up the living room
5) Clean the toilet bowl and the sink.

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:
Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes

• 8 chicken thighs
• 6 small red potatoes, quartered
• 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or as needed
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
• 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
• 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
• salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Place chicken and potatoes into a large bowl. Pour olive oil over them, and stir to coat. Scatter the chicken and potato pieces in a large baking dish, or cookie sheet with sides. Sprinkle with rosemary, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, uncovered. Baste during the last 15 minutes for extra crispness.

In the craft basket:
Baby Afghan for my Niece

Looking forward to this week:
Getting some scrapbook pages done and finishing my book.

Tips and Tricks:
Don't have any today.

My favorite blog post this week:
Back to School Book Week

Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers):
Not a new blog, but I love visiting Jan over at her place, Prytz Family.

No words needed (favorite photo or picture, yours or others you want to share):

Lesson learned the past few days:
Take a nap when the babies are asleep.

On my mind:
My family

Want to join in, head over to Sandra's place and check it out.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


You will have to guess this feeling as I don't know what they are trying to say.........well maybe I do.


They are my new grandbabies. They are twins and these pictures were taken when they were about 3 weeks old. They are now 7 weeks old. And as you can see by their expressions, they were leading up to a full cry.

Friday, August 27, 2010


Suzanne over at Living to Tell the Story is the host for Friday's Fave Five. Don't know what this is? Here's some info:

It's a place to come on Friday's and think back over your week and just post about 5 favorite things from your week. It can be anything that tickled your fancy over the week. Favorite quotes, posts, happenings, scriptures, recipes, pictures, great internet finds, etc., etc.


1) I finished a great book this week. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. You can see my review here.

2) I got 2 scrapbook pages done this week. They are Poppies and Shadows(of me). The Poppies page is pictures of my Poppies. It took me 3 years to get these started. And Shadows(of me) is me and my shadow pictures.

Shadows(of me)

3) I got some new pictures of the babies.


Bella and Daddy

4) I also started a baby afghan for my niece. She's having twin boys in December. Her baby shower is next month. So I've got to get crack'in on this one.

5) Really enjoying this beautiful fall like weather we are having. Highs in the low 80's with not humidity and lows at night in the 60's. Awesome!

Do you have five things to share? Head over to Suzanne's place to check it out.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I was just standing at the back door, watching my hubby mow the back yard. I snapped this picture, not thinking about the screen being there. This is what I got. Looks kind of funky, but I like the texture of the screen.

Later that same day I took a couple of Katie, she's our Miniature Dachshund, sitting in the sun. This was also taken through the screen door. Totally different picture because she's father away I guess.

This is Katie again, only I zoomed in on her, so the screen is almost gone.

Since all these pictures are outside, I thought I would link them up to Outdoor Wednesday over at Susan's place, A Southern Daydreamer.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


It's Tag Tuesday over at Kard Krazy. Here's what we have to do this week.

Create a tag as you would a scrapbook page -- use a photo, add a background, a title, journal on it. Basically tell a story with your tag. The theme can be anything you'd like it to be. And this week it can be on paper.

I am making a scrapbook album of my sister Cindy. She passed away 3 years ago from complications after surgery. She was only 52 at the time. We had a little family get together on her 50th birthday. I'm working on this page so this tag works great with it. Click on the picture to get a closer look.

Want to make a tag or just check them out? Hop over to Kard Krazy and see what everyone's making.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Misty Dawn is the host for Camera Critters. Hop over and check it out.

The critters were out the other day enjoying the cool down we were experiencing. It didn't last long. It's hot and muggy again. What are my critters? Miniature Dachshunds, Katie and Bubba. This is Katie, she is just sitting there enjoying the sunshine. Her ears are flipped inside out, it looks really funky when they do that. I got this picture after she had a nice roll in the grass. That's why her ears in inside out.

Don't forget to head over to Misty Dawn's place to check out all the critters everyone is sharing.

Friday, August 20, 2010


Suzanne over at Living To Tell The Story is the host for Friday's Fave Five. Don't know what that is? Here's some info:

It's a place to come on Friday's and think back over your week and just post about 5 favorite things from your week. It can be anything that tickled your fancy over the week. Favorite quotes, posts, happenings, scriptures, recipes, pictures, great internet finds, etc., etc.

1)Scarpbooks- I got several pages done this week that I'm pretty proud of. Yes, I'm bragging. I used glitter on one of my pages. I have never used glitter before and I like the way it came out. This is called Wings Cook. My son loves to cook.

2) Went to the doctor for my check-up. Everything was great! My blood pressure is 124 over 80 which is really good for me.

3) The twins went for their check-up. They went from 6lbs 5oz. to 7lbs 15oz. They are packing on the weight.



4) I finished a great book. The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg. Really great book.

5) My son is cooking supper tonight. YEA!!

That's my Fave Five. What's yours? Head over to Suzanne's place to check it out.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


A couple years ago my whole family got together for a barbecue at my house. This picture is of my baby sister, her son and daughter and our new Great Niece, Kammy. This picture looks so good in sepia. I love the way it came out.

Just click on the picture to get a closer look.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


"U2" by Kenneth McIntosh
Product Description(Amazon.com)
For three decades, U2 has achieved unbelievable success - and yet they are far from finished. Bono and the other members are at the forefront of the world's attention. From prayer breakfasts with the president of the United States to international relief efforts to some of the best rock music ever, U2 and Bono are making their voices heard.
# Reading level: Young Adult
# Paperback: 64 pages
# Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers (September 15, 2007)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 1422203220
# ISBN-13: 978-1422203224

MY THOUGHTS: I have been a fan of U2 for years. But I never knew about all their work with organizations for helping so many people. I of course knew about Live Aid. This book is jam packed with so much info on the band and the individuals that make up the band of U2. It is also geared toward the young adult. So if you kids want to know more about the group, you should pick this book up for them. It's full of stories all about how U2 got started and the hard work they have done.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010



It is thought that doing up the buttons of one's shirt incorrectly is a clear sign of bad luck. The recommended cure is quite simple though: Take off the garment and start again!

Black Cats & Four-Leaf Clovers by Harry Oliver

Monday, August 16, 2010


I thought I would put some of my recent scrapbook pages into a mosaic. Just click on the picture if you want to see it close up.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I went to town the other day to run some errands. I was so ready to go home after that trip. The traffic was awful and it was hot. Wouldn't you know it, a train. It seemed to go on forever. So I just took a few pictures to pass the time, yea I had my camera with me. You never know when you might find a great picture to snap.

This is going to take FOREVER!!

Then I just started taking pictures of the Graffiti on the sides of the train. Some of that stuff is really good.

Ok, maybe I got carried away. But that was a reallllllllly lonnnnnnnnng train.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Since it's been so darn hot and humid here all week, high 90's and the heat index yesterday was 104 degrees with a heat advisory, and practically the whole summer, I thought I'd dig out my WINTER pictures. Maybe that will cool things off.

Last WINTER was a really strange WINTER. We had one extreme after another. First snow was in October and it seemed to snow off and on clear up into April. We had snow, rain, freezing rain, freezing fog and bitter cold. You name it we had it! Our first big winter storm dumped 8 inches of the white stuff on us.

Then there was freezing rain that iced everything up. Then along came the freezing fog.

Look in the lower left hand side of the picture. You can just see the fog there.

The bitter cold was really bad. This is a shot I took coming home from work one night.

Then we would have a warm up and it would rain and melt all the snow.

Then the snow and cold would come back again. It would start as a nice gentle snow.

Then turn into this..................