So this 2016 is coming to an end quickly! Amen and good bye! 2016 was a tough year for us! I had pneumonia/bronchitis, CT scan on my back, flu and finally a shot in my back, this was just the highlights! The best of 2016 was the grand girls visiting us 2 times! We always enjoy their time with us, I hope they enjoy coming!

So with all that happened this last year! 2017 promises to be better, I know that ! God hasn’t given me a word yet, 2016 word from the Lord was joy and it was at times very hard to find! But the Lord is my joy! Amen and Amen!!

There’s a few new things I am planning for this blog.  I  joined Young Living Essential Oil and I will give you ideas for using essentials oils. How they can benefit you and your family! More recipes and some money saving ideas!

We had a wonderful Christmas with some friends and they gave me a beautiful homemade salad bowl! It was a great day!img_0276


beautiful salad bowl



img_0256Last week I went to a painting class. It was at one of the local bars, I know weird right?!!! But it was fun, I took my Thermo mug of coffee and really had a lot of fun. We painted the letter B and then added some things to it! I have a little touch up to do on mine, but otherwise it was a great time. I got  out of the house and visited with other ladies! A good time was had by all!!!


I made my first batch of Christmas cookies and of course, they are my favorite! These are Icebox Cookies from the local Catholic cookbook from back in the day (1977, to be exact). They are simple and are a slice/ bake kind of cookie.


2 eggs                               2 sticks of softened butter

2 cups of brown sugar               3 1/2 cups of flour

1 tsp of baking soda                 1 cup of walnuts

So add the butter and sugar together in the mixer till creamed together, then add the eggs and baking soda. Add the flour a little at a time till mixed. Don’t over mix. Then get 2 sheets of waxed paper about the size of 9 x 13 pan ready, dump half the dough on each sheet. Form a brick shape with the dough and refrigerate at least for 4 hours or overnight. Slice about 1/4 inch slices and place on cookie sheet, bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Cool and enjoy!!! They didn’t make it to the plate, we ate them off the pan! Blessings!img_0257