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Velina
Favorite place: home
Tim and Kevin's mom.
Interests: Reading, sewing, cooking & baking, jounaling, and spending time with family, friends, and pets (including the grand-dogs.)
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all i really need to know. . . "all i really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be i learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sandpile at sunday school. these are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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monster soup. . . Ingredients: 1 large monster (2 if they are small)(cubed and cooked) 1 large can of whole tomatoes (squished with your hands) 6 potatoes cubed 2 cups green beans 1 large onion (diced) 1 cup chopped celery 1 large sweet potato (cubed) 2 cups cooked kidney beans... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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halloween treats. . Taking a little time out today to bag a few cookies for us girls at work to pass out to the residents of our local senior citizen's apartments on Halloween. After all Halloween isn't just for kids is it? made a little card to go with each... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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the party's over. . . Sorry for the lapse in posts, but I've had a busy week catching up after being away for a week with my parents on vacation in Branson, Missouri. We had a good time, the cabin was really nice, we saw alot of good shows, the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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raggedy quilt. . . i came across this in the closet this morning. i made it last year and used all autumn colors. it's just perfect for snuggling up on the couch. if you want to learn how to make one just go to http://www.lovetosew.com/makeragquilt.htm or http://greenappleorchard.blogspot.com/2009/05/easiest-quilt-ever-rag-quilt-tutorial.html Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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ernie . . My little ernie thought it was just too cold to get out of bed this morning. Isn't he just too cute for words? (well when he's sleeping anyway) Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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hoarding. . . does buying 24 boxes of granola bars and fruit roll-ups make me a hoarder? i hope not because i got them dirt cheap! in fact, all the stuff in the photo, was either discounted to dirt cheap or free!!! this couponing takes a lot of planning and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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fall decorations. . . Made this garland a couple of years ago. to make your own, just connect fall floral leaves together with floral wire, weave in some white twinkle lights, and add in some little scarecrows ( around a dollar each at WalMart.) while i was out tonight taking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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breakfast with the kids. . . had a house full of kids last night and tim cooked breakfast for the whole bunch of us (tim, mitch, meaghan and her new boyfriend, & crystal.) he made sausage, bacon, burnt scrambled eggs (mitch went back to the store and bought more and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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sunday. . . it's raining and chilly outside today. what a good day to curl up under a quilt in a big comfy chair, with a cup of coffee, a good book, and just listen to the rain. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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ham n' beans. . . cookin up a big ole pot of ham and beans and a pan of cornbread to go with it. sounds good doesn't it? hoping that this will be a do nothing day, while my beans simmer in the slow cooker... ham n' beans first rinse... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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sunday savings. . . ok so i had my first run in with walmart using coupons. i had 50 cents off tide detergent and they did not specify that they excluded trial sizes, but the computer would not accept them for the trial sizes. but the computer would accept the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
camp fire. . .(ok really a porch fire) since you couldn't be here with us last night for our first official camp fire of the year, thought i'd post a little video of what you missed. if you don't already know this about me, i'm a pyromaniac and can't wait... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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quilts. . . as i was closing my windows this evening to keep the chill out, i got to thinking about quilts. all the quilts that my grandmothers, and their grandmothers before them have made to keep our family warm. i know that my mama graddy made quilts too numerous... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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September. . . Try to remember the kind of september when life was slow and oh, so mellow. Try to remember the kind of september when grass was green and grain was yellow. Try to remember, and if you remember. Then follow. -Tom Jones may 3, 1960 I was thinking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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look what i got. . . got up bright and early this morning to go to walmart to buy a few things and hopefully save alot. just couldn't wait to get my hands on the sunday st louis post dispatch to see what good coupon finds were in there this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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what's for dinner. . . since we had a potluck lunch at work today, i probably shouldn't even have dinner, but who's kidding, the only way i'm missing a meal is if it's beyond my own control. so to even things out, i'm going to have a healthy dinner. and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
daily affirmations. . . i wish that i had just half of this little girl's energy and could be as positive. we should all watch this video for inspiration before we start the day. what are your daily affirmations? Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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clipping coupons. . . i go through spells of being frugal and i love to cut out coupons (even if i don't need a particular item, i will still cut it out.) The Sunday St Louis Post Dispatch is only $2.00 and is loaded with coupons. Last Sunday, there were... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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autumn. . . of all the seasons, fall is my favorite. can't wait to build a fire outside, cover up with a blanket, and roast marshmallows. And the smell of leaves burning, driving out in the country to see all the pretty trees turning red, gold, and orange, apple cider,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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good advice. . . "If the person you are talking to does not appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear." -Winnie the Pooh Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House
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"Every now and then, when the world sits just right, a gentle breath of heaven fills my soul with delight..." -Hazelmarie Elliot, A Breath of Heaven Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2011 at Annie's Gingerbread House