Category Archives: Recipes

New Year’s Tasks, The Pioneer Woman, and Wal Mart Beauty

So it’s another year…2016 has officially begun. It seems like 2015 just sped by; wasn’t it just yesterday that I was blogging about the new year? As long as I’m talking about time passing by, I’ll go ahead and ‘fess … Continue reading

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Happy New Year at the Friendly Village {Plus More Lists}

David and I made a deliberate decision to make New Year’s Day calm and quiet, to stay in and get some rest, and to do just a minimum of chores. I am pleased to report that we have been very … Continue reading

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New China Cabinet, New Recipe, and New Tablescape

My last post had gotten very long, so I did not finish telling you about the new china cabinet or show my tablescape. My parents came by to look at my new purchase and my mother wanted to know what … Continue reading

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The Fourth of July, More Bargains, and My Busy Week

I have mentioned previously that my son works at a camp. He works almost every weekend, and his summers are slammed. Therefore, when he called to say to come up for a brief visit this past Sunday, we jumped at … Continue reading

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Old Country Roses, New Sofa Vignette, and New Recipe

When I was trying to think of something new for the dining table this week, I realized that I haven’t used the Old Country Roses in a while. I also thought that I had not used all three sizes of … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Table and Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

Those of you who know me are probably surprised that I did not do a Valentine’s tablescape this year with pink. I’m a little surprised myself. If you missed the kitchen Valentine’s table, it is here. I finally finished the … Continue reading

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Soup, Poppers, and Friendly Village, Part Two

I told you a few days ago that I would be thankful for this soup tablescape by Monday. Guess What: it’s Monday, and I’m thankful! The temp dropped suddenly yesterday afternoon, and today is rainy and very cold. I put … Continue reading

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Have some soup and poppers at the Friendly Village

It is certainly not uncommon to have unusually warm weather during the winter in central Mississippi. We’ve had rain for days on end, but it’s a sunny day today with a pleasant 75 degrees outside. However, the rain is supposed … Continue reading

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Pre Thanksgiving Meal and Danube Debut

Because we will travel to have Thanksgiving Day with my husband’s parents, I do not have to do a lot of cooking, cleaning, etc. around here. My sister-in-law and I try to bring a dish or two with us, although … Continue reading

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Ladies who Lunch, Part Two

Thanks to all of your for your prayers and best wishes for our mini-reunion! It was great, and we all had a good time catching up and visiting. I served broccoli-cheese soup, Lynn brought corn muffins, and I had cookie … Continue reading

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