Thursday, February 25, 2016

Throwback Thursday

A blast from the past!

 me~in 1984 or 85

In the 1960's
My Dad is facing camera in the dark suit.
Pic taken at my Great Grandpa Bates house.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Whatever Wednesday~grandchildren them,,,here are our grandboys who live in Florida. 

8 years old
August, 2015

6 years old
August, 2015

Colton at our cottage
July, 2015

Braedon at our cottage
July, 2015

Grandchildren Quotes 2015 | TATTOO PICTURES

Happy Wednesday
be blessed

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tasty Tuesday~Baked Doughnuts

Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts (Serves 12)

Baking spray with flour, such as Baker’s Joy 
2 cups all-purpose flour 
1½ cups sugar 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 
½ teaspoon kosher salt 
1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten 
1¼ cups whole milk 
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 

for the topping 
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter 
½ cup sugar 
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 doughnut pans well. Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined. Spoon the batter into the baking pans, filling each one a little more than three-quarters full. Bake for 17 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then tap the doughnuts out onto a sheet pan. For the topping, melt the 8 tablespoons of butter in an 8-inch sauté pan. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Dip each doughnut first in the butter and then in the cinnamon sugar, either on one side or both sides.

Happy Baking! 


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Soulful Sunday


Have a happy & blessed Sunday


Saturday Sweetness

I love this sweet show that I watch Saturday evenings on PBS

I hope you are able to watch this show sometime, if you haven't already.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Throwback Thursday~1963

1963 at my Grandparent's house in Temperance, Michigan
Harry and Wilma Newcombe

Seated at table is my cousin Mike and my sister Lori on  one side. Across from Mike is me with my cousin Tammy. 



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tasty Tuesday~Pie

Happy Tasty Tuesday!  
Today I am sharing a recipe I saw on Home & Family.  
It is actually a recipe for Valentine's Day,
 but pie can be celebrated anytime! 
Am I right? 

Valerie Gordon's Valentine Pie

Have a cozy, pie filled day!


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Soulful Sunday & Happy Valentine's Day

I read an awesome devotional this morning, so fitting for this day of love!
Click here to read on the power behind love. 

Be blessed...always

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saturday Sweetness

Saturday Sweetness

It is Monica Potter Home Store's 1st anniversary! Congrats to Monica and the whole team! They are having a big celebration today at the beautiful and cozy store, which is located in Garrettsville, Ohio. For various reasons, I wasn't able to make the trip down there for the festivities. 
 But I am there in spirit! 

Monica herself, is delightful...very sweet and is a kind soul. The shop and all of the team reflect this same sweetness and kindness.  You feel so at home and cozy at Monica Potter Home.
A few pics when Mom and I paid the store a visit in May, 2015.

Today Monica and the team are posting pics from today's event on their Facebook page.. 
Checkiit out!

If you ever have a chance to visit this sweet little shop, do it! 

Happy Saturday

Friday, February 12, 2016

Fun Day Friday!

Fun Day Friday

Happy Friday!  

I am going to try blogging more consistently, using a bit of a theme for each day that I blog.
 Here are some of my ideas..

Michigan Monday...sharing  about our awesome state!
Tasty post
Whatever Wednesday...posting "whatever" I want!
Throwback Thursday...a blast from the past
Fun Day Friday...something silly
Sweet Saturday...kind & sweet
Soulful Sunday...something inspirational

What do you  think?