~♥Thank You♥~

Welcome to my Home Sweet Home!
♥ Kim - blogger since 2006

~♥Who I Am♥~

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Southwestern PA, United States
Turning 50 this year. I've been married to my HS sweetheart for 25 years. We have one daughter who is almost 22 years old. I love spending time with my family and closest friends, treasure hunting in thrift stores, and drawing.

Friday, March 20, 2015

~♥ Cherry Menlove's Peach Cobbler ♥~


Learn how to make the lovely Cherry Menlove's Peach Cobbler with this video.  I honestly could listen to her talk all day!


Cherry Menlove's Website
♥ Kim

Saturday, January 3, 2015

~♥Sweet Potato Casserole♥~

The first time I ever tried this dish was at my Inlaw's home.  My MIL, Daisy, made it for every holiday and it quickly became a favorite of mine.  It's almost like a dessert, if you ask me, and I'm all about dessert!  I made this recipe recently for a get together with friends.  I also shared this photo on my Instagram and had several requests for the recipe. 
29 oz. can Sweet Potatoes - drained
1/2 cup Sugar
2 Eggs - beaten
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 stick melted Butter
1/2 cup Milk
11/2 tsp. Vanilla

Mash potatoes, add sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla; mix well.
Pour into a greased 8 x 8 baking dish.

Topping:
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Flour
1 cup Pecans
1/2 stick melted Butter

Mix topping and spread over sweet potatoes.  Bake at 325 for 30 minutes.
♥ Kim
Clip Art from: Snogirl Graphics

Thursday, August 7, 2014

~♥ Treasures ♥~

Where has the time gone? Can't believe it's been two months since I posted that I was back.
Sorry about that...  

So what have I been up to?  
T H R I F T I N G

Pretty yellow and white bowls and plates: 
Royal Staffordshire - Windsong Ironstone
by J & G. Meakin
$3.00 for six plates and six bowls
I Found The Bowls on Ebay...Click Here to See
I Found The Plates on Ebay - Click Here to See

A set of Four Seasons plates by Currier and Ives
$1.00 for the set of four

Vintage Napcoware Victorian Bust of a Boy and Girl
$3.00/each
I found them on Ebay - Click Here to See

A Father Mug - on the back is says a Father Is Happiness.
I paid .25 cents
I Found A Similar One on Ebay - Click Here to See

A pretty rose covered pitcher.
Edwin M. Knowles China Co.
I believe I paid $2.00

No markings on this creamer.  
I thought the violets were so pretty!
I paid .25 cents

American China Company Bowl
I paid .25 cents

Vintage Crystal 3 Spout Measuring Cup
I paid .25 cents
I found one on Ebay - Click Here to See

A Young Girl Reading by Jean-Honore' Fragonard
I paid $3.99
I Found One on Art.com - Click Here to See

Framed Don Whitlatch Print
I paid $7.99
I did a lot of searching on the internet, 
but only found plates.
Click Here to Learn More About Don Whitlatch

A 1920's McCoy Buttermilk Pitcher
I paid $2.12
I Found It on Ebay - Click Here To See

It is always so much fun to search for treasures...you never know what you'll find!
♥ Kim

Sunday, June 1, 2014

~♥ I'm Back ♥~

Hello blogging friends...I'm sorry it has been such a long time between blog posts...but, I'm back, for now and thought I'd share with all of you some of my recent thrifting purchases...there's nothing better than going on a treasure hunt...Enjoy!
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A trinket dish...it's a little worn, but that is why I love it.
I am always on the lookout for things that say "Mother".  
I found this little cup to go with my Mother Plate.
 
A sweet little cherub...who can resist a cherub?  
A teeny tiny picture of a boy and his bunny.
A lovely scenery picture...
sure wish there wasn't a reflection.
This is hanging in my powder room and there isn't a lot of room to get a different
angle without a reflection.
Candle Holder - I actually bought two and have the other one hanging 
on the other side of the china cupboard.
And last, but not least, my favorite find...an Oak chair.  It was probably my best deal.  
I spent $4.14 on it...so happy I didn't pass it up, because I almost did!  My lovely friend,
Sue, talked me into it...so glad I listened to her.
That's it for now, friends...I'm hoping not to make so long in between visits!
Happy Sunday and Happy June 1st.
♥ Kim

Saturday, December 14, 2013

~♥Hello Blogging Friends♥~

I hope you all are doing well...I know that I have been MIA this past year, but I'm hoping that will all change with this upcoming new year.
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If you haven't noticed, I am now on Instagram and if you are as well, please follow me at:
kayshay65
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Just like many of you, I am trying to get ready for Christmas...for some reason this year it has been slow-going...the days are counting down so I'm trying my darndest to get moving.  I've been decorating the past couple of days.  I've changed some things up from what I've done in the past.  I'm hoping to get some pictures posted soon!  
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This picture is from my annual Christmas Cookie Exchange 2012.  It's so much fun to get together with friends.  This is the 4th year for the 
exchange at my home.  
My daughter and I will be baking cookies this week for the upcoming exchange on 
Saturday, December 21st!


Thanks for stopping by blogging friends!

♥ Kim

Graphic by: www.gooseberrypatch.com