On November 19th I shared a picture of a rose (as well as a couple rosebuds) that I was amazed was hanging on through the freezing nights. We had snow a couple days ago and yet when I looked at the bush today I saw that the buds had bloomed! Wow! Also there are a few more rosebuds. Here they are, hey I know they are not the greatest looking but they have some character don't you think?
Back on October 26th (my blogoversary!) I mentioned that I will be having a give-away. Well, I am afraid patience would be a good thing right about now because we have yet to go through the Christmas decorations and stuff (there is a lot, trust me). My husband built a shed so we would have a better place to store them. He was tired of almost killing (exaggerating a bit there) himself getting it down out of the rafters in our garage. (Yeah, why would they even put storage in a house built in 1847.)
Hopefully soon!! Keep an eye out for the give-away!
This show is soo funny! I wish they would have been around longer. In the beginning credits it tells you who the guest star is and then immediately you see him/her killed off. My favorite part was the epilogues although the whole show was funny. Here is what I am talking about.
We have been having freezing temperatures at night and yet this pretty, pink rose has hung on. I am also sharing the rosebuds that may never get the chance to bloom. These rosebuds remind me of something I heard once.
An elderly man, I had the pleasure to hear in person, told the story of when his daughter was little and she couldn't wait for the rose in the garden to bloom, she forced the petals and destroyed the rose. In God's time the rose would have bloomed beautifully, He has been doing it since the beginning of time.
Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a week away? Wow!! I'm excited aren't you!?
Here is my November Angel I got at one of the many auctions I have been to. She would have a friend, February Angel, but Miss February had a broken halo so I gave her to the Goodwill, I wish I hadn't done that. Oh well, at this point Miss November is an only child.
Yay, it's my blogoversary!!I started this blog 5 years ago and it has been wonderful! I have met some wonderful people in the blogging world. I am thinking I need to have a give-away but I think I will wait and do it after I go through my Christmas stuff so I can find something really special to give (Christmas isn't that far away, you know). I have a bunch of vintage-y Christmas surprises that I will share on my Christmas blog in a couple weeks and one of them will go for a give-away on here at Cheryl's Place.So you may want to check back once in a while or better yet check my Christmas blog once in a while so you don't miss a thing!
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Thanks for stopping by and 'listening' to my ramblings and I hope you didn't mind me singing to myself. :o) Cheryl
I love living where we have the four seasons. Each season has its own unique qualities.
Winter is snow and sledding, hot chocolate and Santa and did I say snow?
Spring is beautiful sunrises or sunsets and flowers, exciting thunderstorms and warmth.
Summer is long days of sunlight and no coats or sweaters, Popsicles and vacation.
I grow in anticipation of each season. Fall is in the air now. We will have pumpkins and fallen leaves, crisp mornings and hay rides.
In the Fall, plants and trees die or sleep making me appreciate the Spring when things come to life. In the Winter we have extreme cold making me appreciate the warmth of Summer. I try not to complain about heat or the cold because I know it is temporary and soon things will change again. It does every year with out fail.
About a week ago I received a package in the mail but needed to wait to open it. Mark was wondering what I had done this time, like I was Lucy Ricardo or somethin'. The return address said Dirty Dilemmas. Well, I finally opened it and I had won 3rd prize in a sweepstakes I had entered online. It was a bath towel from Axe with their logo on it. Cool! Something is better than nothing, right?
Today I made Chocolate Eclair Cake for the second time. Why? Why, you ask, well because it is soo good and cool for the hot weather (heat index 105-110). Oh yeah, and very easy to make and not use the oven (that's a plus right there). My whole family gobbled it up last time I made it and so it needed to be repeated. I found this recipe at Mommy's Kitchen
This is the recipe:
Chocolate Eclair' Cake
2 - (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla or french vanilla pudding mix
1 - (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping (cool whip), thawed
3 - cups milk
1 - (16 ounce) package graham crackers
1 - (16 ounce) tub prepared chocolate frosting
Pour the dry pudding mix into a medium size bowl and measure out 3 Cups of milk. Pour into the bowl and whisk the pudding until blended and begins to thicken. If you don't have a whisk a spoon works just as good. add the thawed cool whip and gently fold into the pudding mixture. Arrange a single layer of graham cracker squares in the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan. Evenly spread half of the pudding mixture over the crackers. Top with another layer of graham crackers, then the remaining pudding mixture. Top with a final layer of graham crackers. Now it is time for the frosting. I put my chocolate frosting in the microwave for just a bit on defrost!! don't choose cook or you will have a clumpy mess. Microwave it for about 20 -30 seconds just to get it nice, smooth and pourable. Pour the frosting over the whole cake and spread it all around up to the edges of the pan. Chill cake for 6-12 hours and then serve. You want it to be soft just like a true eclair.
Here are a few pictures as I made it.
First you put a layer of graham crackers on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
Next you fold whipped cream into vanilla pudding.
Then you put half of the pudding on the graham crackers.
Second layer of graham crackers.
Second layer of pudding.
Third layer of graham crackers.
Finished with the last layer of chocolate frosting. Yum!!
My friend Julie just started selling on Etsy! Go check it out! Googilys Gifts
I need to explain the name Googily. Julie has a 2 year old granddaughter who has a hard time saying grandma Julie, it comes out Googily. So cute to hear her say Googily when talking about her Grandma! :o)
I just wanted to make sure to say "Welcome to my blog!" I hope you will enjoy coming here and seeing what I have added. I call my style kinda hodge podge, kinda this and that. I would like to invite you to make comments. So, get yourself a cup o' tea , pull up a chair, and join me in a journey that could take us anywhere. . Who knows where we will go next.
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Take care. Cheryl
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I have homeschooled for about 12 years and now have sent my boys to the brick and mortar. I have 3 boys, ages 17, 16 and 13. We love to go to auctions and see what treasures we can find.
I am originally from Washington state (Wenatchee). Been in Ohio since July of 1999.