Friday, January 13, 2017


 It's Funny Friday
by Prudence 
RATATOUILLE:  the word is French and describes a stew or casserole which most frequently contains a well-seasoned combination of eggplant, zucchini, tomato, and green pepper.
1.   2 garlic cloves, minced
2.   1 onion, sliced thin
3.   ½ cup olive oil
4.   1 med. Eggplant, diced (unpeeled)
5.   3 med. Zucchinis, sliced
6.   1 *green (I use red pepper) pepper, sliced
7.   1 can 28 oz. Italian-style tomatoes
8.   1 tsp. oregano and basil
9.   Salt/Pepper to taste (I omit salt but use coarse ground pepper (about a tbs.)
Sauté’ garlic and onion in oil until clear.  Add eggplant and toss.  Add zucchini and pepper, cook for 10 mins.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer COVERED for 30 mins.  Uncover, simmer for 30 mins longer.  Serves 6
(Recipe from Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery, Vol. 10)

Friday, January 6, 2017

First It's Funny Friday in 2017

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

I just have to share this story just to tell you how goofy Mom and Dad really are.  Mom got a very generous Hobby Lobby Gift Card, and in the box was this card

Okay, so Mom "calls" to make a reservation to be driven to HL and also makes a reservation for one of the lunches.  Okay, not so funny, right?
The "SUV-sine"  is backed up our driveway, motor running and out jumps the driver - nicely dressed and very mannerly......he opens the passenger side for Mom to get in but instead she waits patiently by the passenger second row door.  Okay, the driver opens the door for her, she gets in and her favorite CD "Phantom Of The Opera" is playing and away they drive.
Okay guys, I mean - really?  Mom just has to take a joke one step further, and she did, she rode all the way to HL in the second row seat, to lunch and back home.  Giggle.

I live with a bunch of bananas, I really do.


Friday, December 30, 2016

Don't Forget...

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

(Hubby made a square base for the topper, it made it easy to work on and I just stained it and glued the "trunk" into the hole, now it has a permanent stand)

Well, it's almost time to take down the Christmas decorations and I wanted to remind you to keep an eye for a tossed artificial tree or a really cheap left over at one of the stores.  Hop over to our The Crafty Corner page and see what Mom did with the top section of our old tree.

It takes lots of time and isn't easy on the hands but when all is done you have a bee-u-tee-ful little prim tree for next year. We would love to "make" a nice 6' prim tree but we don't have an old one and Mom isn't that keen on all that cutting with scissors, but if one "fell" in our laps I'm sure she would make one.

Just an idea, just b-claws.....
Mom updated our "Wag of 2 Tails" and "Photo Gallery" pages with some Christmas pictures.

Heaps of Hugs

We wish you and your loved ones a very healthy and happy

Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Tour (continued)

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence
Welcome Everyone
Vlad and l would like to show you our craft room, which is upstairs over the garage,
worktable with wee little Christmas tree
Tony, Toby, and Daisy on their magical sleigh
Mr. Polar Bear pulls the sleigh

little woolly tree that we made a few weeks ago
grouping of 4 trees
main teddy bear tree
nothing escapes being decorated, this snowman is a wine bottle cover and he helps  vacuum up here, there are always threads on the carpet.  I'm always hoping that Santa will find me naughty and will insist that I "go to my room", I could spend a week up here and be very happy.  Giggle.

 entry from the garage into the house,

I love pine trees, not just at Christmas so when hubby designed the new kitchen we had this pine tree inlay (cut from a piece of granite) cut into a marble floor tile and mounted over the stove top.
kitchen counter tree
my Mom's oak hutch with my mouse collection by Carol Stuck.  Those cute "bloomers" were a gift,  they hold 2 bottles of wine.
opposite side of oak hutch

 laundry room

laundry room, my sweet prim tree with prim Santa's was a birthday gift from Carol several years ago and my little ceramic carolers on the laundry room counter I made a zillion years ago.

the den, which is downstairs, the basement wraps around this room and is where Dad is setting up his office, workshop, the rest is storage.
 kitty cat tree, all the ornaments are cats
(2 pups = 1,000 doggy beds and blankies)
Please feel free to wander around and look at all my ornaments on my Christmas trees.

Thank you for visiting, we loved seeing you and hearing about your Christmas decorations and traditions.
This is our little brother, Toby, he is very shy and he'll only peek out of my hot chocolate mug when we have company.  Toby is from Raleigh, NC, over at
by Miss Ginger.  She lives with a little teddy bear, Sebastian, and he is a worldwide traveler.
Heaps of Hugs,

Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Tour 2016 Part 1

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Welcome to our Christmas Tour Part 1
Today we will showing you the entryway, dining room, family room, and piano room.
Shall we begin.....
Dining Room

Piano Room
Family Room
Snowman Collection + Charlie the Penguin

Thank you for joining us, it's always wonderful when you visit and next week we will finish up on our tour.
Heaps of Hugs,

Friday, December 2, 2016

Making the November Ornament

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Peace and quiet on the home front.....
Well, almost until Vlad decided to act weird and took two pieces of our red fabric from our The Ornament Girl November kit, and called himself "vuldeer", now I ask you - is that weird or what?

Then, all of a sudden.....
I'm not sure if it happened because Vlad put on the Santa hat or it was just time for disaster to strike.
Heaps of Hugs

Here is the sweet little woolen tree that I made, the pattern/kit is offered by
1894 CottonwoodHouse
It is adorned with rusty jingle bells which I attached with coffee stained string.