Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Table Place Cards

I forgot to add this to my Turkey Toes blog, but I also made some Thanksgiving table place cards to sit on the table where each person will be sitting.  I added the same turkey (but without the candy corn toes) to the place cards that I added to my turkey toes candy bags.
Finding my idea on the internet (surprise, surprise), I headed to the cemetery to get some pine cones.  There is a place in the cemetery where this beautiful, large pine tree drops the most gorgeous pine cones to use for decorations.  I also have these pine cones placed along the mantle in our living room. 
I can feel it......awwwe.....the HOLIDAYS are beginning - YES!

Turkey Toes

I came across the idea of Turkey Toes from an internet site.  Being that I have a few turkey toe lovers in the family, it was a must that I make some of these to go with our Thanksgiving dinner.  Just for kicks, I even made my turkey with candy corn toes.
To assemble the bags, I made my baggie topper to fit on a snack-sized ziplock baggie. I filled each baggie with 1/3 cup candy corn, folded the turkey toe topper in half and stapled it to the top of the baggie.  Easy, cute and a fun Thanksgiving gift for everyone.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Hauling Leaves - Cattle Drive

I posted a little while ago about all the leaves on our front yard that needed to be raked up.  In the picture below, it shows the leaves on the ground plus lots of leaves still hanging to tree branches..
I'm thankful for the warmer weather that has been hanging on because it gave the tree time to drop all its leaves and it gave me time to get them all raked up.  On Friday evening (November 11th), I decided to tackle the chore.  It was wonderful raking the leaves because it was a cooler evening.  I raked all the leaves into the bar pit (a roadside borrow pit dug for drainage purposes. Expand. Also called bar pit, bar ditch) along the side of the road.  I was going to take my pictures on Friday evening but I thought pictures would look better in the morning with the sun than in the dull evening of the previous day.  By holding off though, the leaf piles settled quite a lot and the weren't nearly as big as the night before. 
Oh, and don't try adjusting your monitor screens......there is nothing wrong on your end.....our fence is really that crooked.
It was such a beautiful, crisp morning when I went out to take pictures....somewhere close to 9:30am.
And shortly after taking pictures, along came a cattle drive so my husband and I stood in the entry ways to our home to block the cattle from accessing our yard.
And right after the cattle drive, along came my knight in shining armor, on his trusty blue steed, to gather up all the leaves to till into our garden spot.

Later that day, I needed to go and check on a neighbors home and I took a few more photos.  It was just totally a beautiful day!

Monday, November 14, 2016


Have you been watching the "Super Moon" the past few days?  It is the biggest it has appeared in the last 68 years and we won't see another moon like this until the year 2034 (18 years).
I found the following photo on CNN.COM...........Wouldn't that have been awesome to have been a passenger on that flight.
The following information was also found on CNN.....

A "supermoon" occurs when the moon becomes full on the same day as its perigee, the point in the moon's orbit when it is closest to Earth.
The term is borrowed from the pseudoscience of astrology but has been adopted by popular culture and astronomers. Supermoons generally appear to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons. According to, the moon will turn precisely full on November 14 at 1:52 p.m. UTC, or 8:52 a.m. ET.
Last night, my husband was talking about how bright the moon was so I went outside to see.  It was another one of those awe moments for me.  The moon was behind clouds and yet it was still shining brightly through them and was casting an orange glow among the clouds surrounding it.  The clouds were moving swiftly past the moon giving different views with each second that passed.
I don't have a camera with the technology to get great photos of the moon but from the photos I did get, you can at least visualize the beauty of what I saw.