Last Christmas Quilt & Pillow November 28, 2016

     It’s taken me a while to get this last set posted for Christmas, but here it is.  I may still make mine before next Christmas rolls in.  I think it turned out perfect for the family it went to. 🙂

Josh-Amanda Quilt_Pillow


Decorated Fall Bottles For The Wedding. October 23, 2016

       These beautiful Fall inspired bottles deserve another look for those who may have missed them 3 years ago.  We made them for our daughter’s wedding.  I still can’t believe it was 3 years ago!  If your looking for something simple to do, grab some empty wine bottles, the spray paint color of you choice, and then decorate them however you choose!


     I took the time today to get some of the bottles decorated for the wedding.  We’re thinking they may look nice on table, or mixed in with all the fall decor in the park.   I think I have 3 left to go.  So, I will give my highly scorched fingertips a break for tonight, and then get back at it tomorrow.  As of tonight, we have 28 days to complete all the projects we have in mind.  I’d say it seems to be going well.  🙂

Fall Bottle Decor 


Fall Fridge Magnets October 16, 2016

Filed under: Holiday Decor — Susan @ 1:00 pm

These fall magnets turned out so cute!


Prime Rib! October 13, 2016

Filed under: Main Dishes,Recipes — Susan @ 8:00 am
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     I wanted to share my recipe for Prime Rib with you.  It was always a mystery to me, and I could never quite figure out how to make it.  I have mastered it according to my family.  The funny part is that it’s so simple!  Enjoy!

Prime Rib

Best Prime Rib!

Preheat oven to 525 degrees. Make a rub of salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder. Place room temperature 5-7 pound prime rib roast (I prefer boneless) into a shallow pan with the fat side up. Rub your mixture all over the top of you roast & place in oven. Do not cover it.

Cooking Times:
5 minutes per pound for RARE
6 minutes per pound for MEDIUM
7 minutes per pound for WELL DONE

Turn off oven at the end of the cooking time, and DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN FOR TWO HOURS. At the end of the 2 hour period, remove from the oven to slice. It turns out perfect every time if you follow these simple directions.


Autumn Blessing’s Quilted Tree Skirt October 1, 2016

     This is my Fall tree skirt, and I love it!  Yes, I do leave a tree up year round in my foyer, and I decorate it for each holiday or season. This heirloom tree skirt will have a new dated leaf on it each year. I’m a little behind on my leaves, but I will catch up to them soon.  

Autumn Blessings Tree Skirt New1


Pumpkin Dish Towels September 30, 2016

     I’ve actually taken a little time out for some sewing for ME! Those who know me, already have it figured out that I’m addicted to Fall. I think these are the cutest towels I’ve ever owned! 

Pumpkin Towels


“Leaves & Vines” Embroidered/Appliqued Towel September 29, 2016

Another Fall set of towels is done! It's hard to choose which one's I want to display.  These are simply elegant!

leaves towel


Spring Chicken – My Way! August 6, 2016

Spring Chicken – My Way!

Spring Chicken

AKA:  Alice Spring’s Chicken From Outback Steak House I revised this recipe in an effort to save ton’s of dish washing later!  Here is a link to their recipe & method:


1 cup Dijon mustard 
1 cup honey 
1 tablespoon canola oil 
1 teaspoon lemon juice 
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts 
1 13 oz. can sliced mushrooms 
6 lg slices of bacon, cooked 
3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese 
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley 

Directions:  Combine the mustard, honey, and 1 Tbsp oil, and lemon juice in a bowl or shaker container. Pour 1/2 mixture over chicken in a gallon ziplock to marinate in fridge 2-24 hours.  Chill remaining marinade to serve with chicken.  After marinating chicken, preheat oven to 375°F. In one large pan (I use my large electric frying pan), fry your bacon.  Remove some of the bacon grease from the pan leaving enough to flash fry the chicken breast and mushrooms. Heat and sear chicken on both sides. Do the same with the mushrooms. Transfer chicken to oven safe pan and brush with marinade. I chose to wrap each chicken breast with a strip of cooked bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Spoon mushrooms on each breast and then sprinkle each one with the grated cheese.  Cover pan with foil and bake 10 – 15 minutes.  Remove file and let cook for another 5 minutes till lightly browned.  Serve with marinade on the side!