With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 6/7/09 - 6/14/09

Friday, June 12, 2009

Little People that Warm My Heart!

Little People

by: CJ Heck

Footsteps on the staircase
handprints on the walls
tiny fingers dripping things
up and down the halls.
Voices all in unison
calling out my name
arguing and pointing
and saying who’s to blame.
Dishes in the sink
couch cushions on the floor
clean and dust, then fall in bed
tomorrow will bring more.
Those times are etched in memory
the children now are grown
but I’ll gladly have it all again
when the grandkids all come home.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Giveaway Winner...

I could have simply filled a pretty bowl with each entry for my giveaway and had my daughter draw the slip of paper with the winners name and comment... but...

my simple mind (that is so easily entertained) wanted to try a...

and the winner is...Commenter # 6
Visit Ember at her sweet place The Painted Chair to meet a creative and enthusiastic girl who loves pretty vintage treasures!
(She also has the cutest little Superhero who just celebrated his birthday)
Ember, please email me your address so I get get your package off to you!
Thank you ALL for visiting and leaving your sweet comments! It was so nice to hear from folks I knew and also to meet new friends!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Precious Newborn Noggin

A few weeks ago I received an email from a photographer from Texas asking if I was interested in a trade. I would send her a hat I had made from my Noodle Noggin shop and she would photograph a child in it. Well I just received the fruit of her labor... a shot of a most precious little bundle straight from heaven! To see more of Courtney 's amazing work, visit

Your will love seeing her beautiful photographs! She specializes in on-location, natural light portraits of families, newborns, children, & expecting mothers. Also available for wedding photography, engagement, & bridal portraits.


Visit Noodle Noggin by clicking the Etsy Shop on my side bar or click here.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Poppy Seed Lemon Bread

From the kitchen today...
After mixing, first rise and shaping the dough...
(I used only 1 Tbs. poppy seeds and thought it plenty)after the second rise and ready for the oven... the loaf...
the rolls...
cooling on the Hoosier...
Poppy Seed Lemon Bread
3/4 cup water (70° to 80°)
1 egg
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

In bread machine pan, place the first 11 ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). In a small bowl, combine nutmeg butter ingredients; beat until blended. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices).
Taste of Home Claudine Moffatt May/June 2002

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Joining Cindy for a Giveaway!

I have decided to join Cindy from My Romantic Home as she hosts her monthly giveaway.

My giveaway is for this White and Robin's Egg Blue crocheted Brooch that I have embellished with a pearly button and tiny beads. I have sewn a pin to the back so the brooch can be worn on a jacket, sweater or attached to your purse.To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on THIS post by Thursday, June 11th, midnight Eastern Time. I will randomly pick a winner on Friday morning. If you don't have a blog, please be sure to leave your email address so I have a way to contact you if you win..

This giveaway is open for United States and Canadian addresses only.

Be sure to visit My Romantic Home for other giveaways!


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