Category: Good Stuff

“Greater” – Great movie!

We (Travis, Erin and I as well as the athletes and families at Heritage School) had the opportunity to watch the movie, “Greater”, yesterday evening. Wow! What an inspiring story! Highly recommend this movie to teen youth and their families. It is based on the true story of Brandon Burlsworth. Amazing young man.

Thank-you to our Athletic Director, Dr. Tami Givens, for arranging this opportunity. And a HUGE thank-you to Tate Richburg and Cecil Atkission Motors for underwriting the tickets and snacks for us all! Also thank-you to Fritztown Cinema for the showing. Lovely evening.

The real Brandon Burlsworth (photo from Wikipedia):


Bacon, etc.

I just received a book I ordered: “Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking and Curing” by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn. I ordered this book to assist in my quest of learning how to make EXCELLENT, YUMMY, AMAZING bacon myself.


I just read the first part of the first line of the introduction and am liking it already! “A book devoted to animal fat and salt…”

How much more could one ask for?!!

Tie Dye Cupcakes

I made these today.


They are too cute. Used a Duncan Hines white cake mix (NOT yellow). Made it according to the package directions. Divided the batter into fourths. Dyed each fourth a different color. (I used the Americolor dyes). Then, using my smallest scooper, one color at a time, scooped some of each into each cupcake liner. Use white liners so you can see the colors. Do not stir them. Made exactly 18 cupcakes.

Then I iced them with vanilla buttercream and put festive sprinkles on the top. Easy and amazingly cute.

Another great shop hop!

My friend, Reidun, Erin and I visited all 12 quilt stores on the Blue Bonnet Shop Hop. Reidun’s first year. 🙂 Lots of great quilts and inspration! We also visited a fabulous native plant nursery in Medina. Absolutely beautiful!!!! Everything was in bloom and a little bluebird came out of its nest to show off for us. Loved it!! Thanks Ernesto!

Here is the link to the Bluebonnet Shop Hop site if you would like more info..

Serious Poultry

Wow!! Just picked up our turkeys from being processed. So, there are now seven jumbo (a couple are EXTRA-jumbo) guys in the freezer. YUM!! We have some serious poultry – all home grown. 🙂.