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Calendar Today by Lois
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Flowers are food for the soul

The continued viewing of
The Christmas Rooms
Several of the rooms now all
cleaned up & all put away!

This will be the last post
for the rooms. I would like to thank the
home owner again for allowing me
to share his home.

Get Ready for the New Year!

Information obtained from The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Ruler of new beginnings, gates and doors, the first hour of the day,

the first day of the month, and the first month of the year,

the Roman god Janus gave January its name.

He was pictured as two-headed and situated so that one

head looked forward into the new year while the other took a retrospective view.

Janus also presided over the temple of peace,

where the doors were opened only during wartime.

It was a place of safety, where new beginnings and renewed

commitments could be forged, just as the new year is a time for us to reflect.

  In the words of our founder, Robert B. Thomas, “Begin the new year square with every man.“

Quick Clicks

See how to make New Year’s resolutions.
Ring in 2012 with one of these New Year traditions.
Try Hoppin' John (black-eyed peas and rice), the dish for good luck on New Year’s Day.
Raise a toast! Make one of our holiday drink recipes.

I quote others to better express myself

Getting things accomplished isn't nearly as
important as taking time for love.
~ Janette Oke

A cheerful giver does not count the cost of what she
gives. Her heart is set on pleasing and cheering
the one to whom the gift is given.
~ Julian Of Norwich

My friends are an oasis to me, encouraging
me to go on. They are essential
to my well-being.
~ Dee Brestin

I have loved the stars too fondly to be
fearful of the night.
~ Sarah Williams

Let us give all that lies within us .... to pure praise,
to pure loving adoration, and to worship from a
grateful heart - a heart that is trained
to look up.
~ Amy Carmichael

Bacon Cocktail wieners

1 pound sliced bacon, cut into thirds
1 (14 ounce) package beef cocktail wieners
3/4 cup brown sugar, or to taste

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F
Refrigerate 2/3 of the bacon until needed.
It is easier to wrap the wieners with cold bacon.
Wrap each cocktail wiener with a piece of bacon
and secure with a toothpick. Place on a large baking sheet.
Sprinkle brown sugar generously over all.

Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until the
sugar is bubbly. To serve, place the wieners in a slow
cooker and keep on the low setting.

       CARAMELS AND       

Homemade goodness by
myself and my mother.

If you have any
questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
These two goodies
make excellent gift-giving and we
will ship to anywhere
in the United States
year-round -- complete with homemade cards that
we recycle
for special messages and such.
We require two to three
days to prepare as our
product is made to order.

Always fresh!

The link to our site is always in the
menu at the top of my
pages or just click above
to visit our website.

What a wonderful Christmas and I am glad to be back
creating. First off I want to thank all

of you that sent me a Christmas message by email and
in my guest book. How blessed am I to have so many friends! Such
awesome messages! WOW! Thank you all again and I do
hope everyone had a Merry
Christmas. Mine was filled with
everything a Christmas should be.

It is now hard to believe we are counting down the final
days of this year - 2011. Please do join me again tomorrow
as I continue to decorate for the New Year and remember to keep that
Christmas spirit alive, I plan too! Now - be safe, be
always aware of everything and everyone around you.
Thanks for joining me today.

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