Monday, November 24, 2008

Fun Turkey Trivia

1. The first Thanksgiving celebration was in 1621.
2. The first turkey was domesticated in Mexico & Central America.
3. A female turkey is called a hen.
4. A male turkey is called a tom.
5. Benjamin Franklin lobbied to make the turkey the national symbol.
6. The sound a female turkey makes is cluck.
7. The sound the male turkey makes is gobble.
8. A mature turkey has about 3,500 feathers.
9. Minnesota produces the most turkeys annually.
10. Wild turkeys can run up to 25 mph.
11. The Wampanoag Tribe was the Native American Indian tribe that celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the colonists.
12. Wild turkeys can fly up to 55mph.
13. Approximately 90% of all American homes eat turkey on Thanksgiving.
14. Approximately 50% eat turkey on Christmas.
15. The skin that hangs from the turkeys neck is called the wattle.
16. Abraham Lincoln specified that Thanksgiving would land on the last Thursday of November.
17. Israel consumes the most turkey per year per capita.
18. The best way to defrost a turkey is in the regrigerator.

"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action."

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanksgiving Thought

Thanksgiving day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow. --Edward Sandford Martin

Recipe to share: Cranberry Jello Salad
1-6 oz. pkg. raspberry jello
2 cups boiling water
1-16 oz can whole cranberry sauce
1-20 oz can crushed pineapple, in juice
1-15 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Boil water in saucepan. In 9 x 13 glass dish, mix boiling water and jello. Stir until dissolved. Break up cranberry sauce and add to gelatin mixture. Stir until cranberry sauce is dissolved. Add pineapple with juice and drained oranges. Stir. Stir in nuts if desired and refrigerate until firm. Very yummy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Misplaced a Halloween page....just found it! This beauty was done by Pat Blackwood-Condra. Love the vintage girls, the orange german scrap, the moon, etc.....just awesome!

Thought for the Day

Remember....happiness is a way of travel...
.....not a destination.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Today is Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day Tribute
When America had an urgent need
These Brave ones raised a hand;
No hesitation held them back;
They were proud to take a stand.

They left their friends and family:
They gave up normal life;
To serve their country and their God,
They plowed into the strife.

They fought for freedom and for peace
On strange and foreign shores;
Some lost new friends; some lost their lives
In long and brutal wars.

Other veterans answered a call
To support the ones who fought;
Their country had requirements for
The essential skills they brought.

We salute each and everyone of them,
The noble and the brave,
The ones still with us here today,
And those who rest in graves.

So here's to our country's heroes;
They're a cut above the rest;
Let's give the honor that is due
To our country's very best.

By Joanna Fuchs -

Monday, November 10, 2008

Haunted House Book Swap

The following are pages made in the "Haunted House Book Swap" organized by Heather Bloom in the Vintage Photo Images Group I'm in. They will be made into a book with rings to attach the pages and finished with a front and back cover created by me. I was totally blown away today when I received these pages in the mail. They are so creative.......such a talented bunch of ladies! This will be a one-of-a-kind book to be treasured for years to come. I just want to say thank you, Heather, for all the hard work you put into your page and organizing and carrying through with this swap. It was alot of hard work...and to all the ladies for all their wonderful pages. I will truly treasure this amazing work of art.
First page...and not in any particular order....was created by Carrie Rees.....
back of page.....

Created by Rosalie Ackerson.....

back of page......

Created by Carolyn Utter.....

back of page.....with one of my favorite sayings....Heebie Jeebies!

Created by Barbara Stapleton.....

back of page.....

Created by Heather Bloom.....our wonderful organizer of this project......

back of page.....

Created by Muriel Fulgione....

back of page.....

Created by Teri Chinen......

back of page....

Created by Heather Robinson.....

Created by April Dudko.....

back of page.....

Created by Vonda Roberts.....

back of page......

back page with door open.....

By JoAnne can see there's something attached at the top I could not's a skeleton as long as the page is tall! Awesome!

the back......

By Connie Anne Camp...

windows open....

Back page.....

This page was done by Laura Carson. The door opens up with her name and the saying...The 13th Hour, when anything can happen and things aren't always what they seem.

Page open.....

Page open with door open....she has skeletons in her closet!

The back.......

By yours truly....the front.....


Sunday, November 9, 2008

"Little Witches"

Received my latest swap in the mail....Little Witches, hosted by Teri Chinen. What a wonderful swap and so much fun. Wanted to share them with you.

Created by Muriel the colors and the cute witch image. The bat and the and Transylvania ephemera add a very nice touch!
Created by JoAnne the background image and what it adds to the card. Cute little witch and black cat!

Created by Pat Blackwood-Condra.....a gothic arch too! Definetly too cute to spook, although I am scared to death of spiders....but yet, they fascinate me!

Created by April Dudko....cute and spooky! Love the collage work!

Created by Heather Bloom...always love "bingo" backgrounds.....and did you notice? The little doll has a hat just like her cute little "owner"!

Created by Carolyn the purple and green together and the black wings on the little witch.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Today's Hug

I could go through this day oblivious to the miracles all around me, or I could tune in and "enjoy." -- Gloria Gaither

Each day God's handiwork is evident for all to see and experience. His miracles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so keep your eyes and your heart open. Be watchful, and you'll soon be amazed.

I love fall and all the beautiful colors....and I didn't even have to leave my yard for these wonderful pictures.....enjoy!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Where Is That Coffee Cup?

Still laughing......someone sent this to me with funnies about "old age" and it so reminded me of myself! Is any one else "feelin' it"? Where did I set down that coffee cup, anyway? If you find it, please send me a note!! LOL

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Today's Hug - The Value of Friendship

As I head out to meet friends at Archiver's and scrap all evening together.....I'm reminded of how much my friends mean to me. I hope I always show that to them!

Love one another earnestly from a pure heart. - 1 Peter 1:22

Emily Dickinson spoke for friends everywhere when she wrote, "My friends are my estate." She understood that friends are among our most treasured possessions. But unlike a bank account or a stock certificate, the value of a true friendship is beyond measure.
So today celebrate the joys of building and preserving your personal estate of lifelong friends. Give thanks for the laughter, the loyalty, the sharing, and the trust. Remember what it means to aid an ally, to be a backer, or to console a comrade. When you do, you will have increased two personal fortunes at once!
I plan on letting each one of them know today how much their friendship means to me!