Sunday, December 11, 2011


I have decided this year I am not going to get in to the holiday rush for Christmas gifts. Step children are too old to buy for anyway. They always return what we get them. So sending them money which they can always  use.

Will buy for Brandon who is 7 and for Blake who does not even know there is such a thing as Christmas anyway. Poor baby will probably get diapers, powder and baby wipes LOL. Mom will love that. I have started him a piggy bank that I got from a seller at OLA.COM. And I am making him a blankie to match the booties I bought from another seller at OLA.COM.

This year all my Christmas shopping was done on line. So easy to do. Just get up, have coffee and sit around in my fuzzy warm robe and get on line and shop away. I found all but one gift on OLA.COM. Now that's pretty good that everything I was looking for was on one site.

If you are still looking for gift items the sellers on OLA.COM have great ideas to help you buy for the hard to buy for person. If you have friends or family who love home made items you will find lots of sellers here who make such nice gifts that will not be found in the malls. One of a kind items also. Unique items for the home.

So take off your shoes, put your feet up, get on line and go to and have a leisure shopping experience. 

Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine

Fruits & Veggies In The Same Salad? HUH?

I never realized it, but I used to be a salad purist. My fruit salads had nothing but fruit and my "regular" salads had nothing but veggies (don't tell me tomatoes are a fruit -- my mind is closed on that topic).

Last year, Daughter discovered "Christmas Salad" and completely shattered my peaceful rut. That salad has kiwi, strawberries, mandarin oranges, and (shudder) SPINACH!

"You can't do that!," I screeched.

"Try it," she purred.

It was wonderful! Hubby, never to be outdone in the kitchen, started experimenting. Last night we had a salad with regular greens, cucumber, tomato, apple, tropical fruit mix, and mandarin oranges (call them the "secret ingredient"). It was AWESOME!

The moral of this story is that we're never too old to try something new.

Christmas is approaching FAST!

Christmas is fast approaching! And if you are looking for that last decorating piece or something special for the holidays, NOW is the time to order it!!

Christmas Charm Platter is new in the box from Angelonthewind, perfect for Santa's Cookies!Darling Hillbilly Christmas Doorstop from Yogibear66! How cute is this?Musical Christmas Story Book from Yawningdawg! Come on, Grandma, you know you want it for those grandbabies! Snowman Wall Pocket Handpainted Christmas from Jenbanna88 will give a homespun look! And the Mikasa Winter Basket Christmas from our store, Kornkountrytreasures, will be beautiful as a centerpiece!

So, whatever it is that you still need (or think you need!), check out for great deals, great sellers and great prices!! Thank you!!

(Only 14 days left!!)