Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Some Thanksgiving Vintage Postcards

As you may know, I collect vintage postcards occasionally and just love the old graphics. I thought I'd share a few with you today and wish you all a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving. 

As I type this, the turkey is thawing and I've checked to make sure we have everything for a nice meal on Thursday. I have two pies in the works, and have gathered everything to make them, probably tomorrow. A nice pumpkin and also an apple pie, both from scratch. On the menu is turkey of course, mashed potatoes, plenty of gravy (our oldest son's favorite), the class green bean casserole (also his favorite) candied sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts (our favorite), assorted relishes, rolls and of course, pie for dessert. 

I'm so thankful that the Lord has provided for us this year as its been a struggle at times. Actually, the last few years have been the same, and God has always come through for us. A life of faith isn't easy but very fulfilling on many levels. 

I also wanted to share this podcast on the first Thanksgiving. I found it very informative and interesting..


well, evidently you will have to paste the above address to listen to this...but again, well worth it!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

More Tags!

I love to see  how friends use my fabric tags in decorating. These tags were used to decorate a tree by her beautiful fireplace...
I finished two more sets of tags....the sale is still going on..$3.50 each or $9.00 for 3. Primitive fabric tags.

                               These glum little reindeer always crack me up a little, so serious!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Tags

I want to thank everyone who ordered tags and the sale is continuing until the end of November. I will mail out the orders shortly but today was a hold up because of the Veterans Holiday.  I got a new Snowman pattern to stitch so I'll show that to you another day. Its really cute. All tags are only $3.50 each or 3 for $9.00. I'm waiting for a new shipment of supplies but that should be coming any day so go ahead and order in confidence. This is so helping me have a better Christmas for my family.

There may be color variations on the ones  you receive but they'll all be traditional Christmas colors. If you'd like different non traditional colors, let me know when you order. To order, just comment what you'd like and I will get right back to you. Many of the tags are beaded also and always hand stitched. Done in the primitive style, the designs are from Primitive Stitches.

If you are interested, please email me at vargasondanielle@gmail.com or comment here and I'll get back to you.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Christmas Fabric Tags

I'm having a sale on my fabric tags...only $3.50 each or 3 for $9.00..just in time for the holidays. Be sure to order them early as the time is really flying by. You can contact me here by commenting or message me through Facebook on our selling page, Huggins Haven.. I don't have the above tags in stock yet, but will be stitching them this week.
I have a  large selection of tags and they're really nice to add to a gift basket, or as a bookmark gift. Great for the tree also as they won't break if you have pets or small children. I plan on tucking a few in Christmas cards this year. All  the patterns are from Primitive Stitches in case you'd rather stitch them yourself. They're rather fun to do.
I'm using the funds to have a better Christmas for my grandchildren and family. We're on a slim budget as seniors so it all helps!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Huggins Haven

Our group on Facebook has alot of cute things for sale now. Nancy Huggins just listed some darling little pillows like the one above. Very reasonably priced also as its on clearance. Only $3.50 plus shipping. She has others also so hope you will take a look.  Huggins Haven...
I just finished and listed another set of fabric stitched holiday tags also...and showed how to use them in various ways.

Christmas is coming so fast now, just a few short weeks until Thanksgiving and then POW!
We will be sure to get any orders out asap so you'll have them in plenty of time. Don't wait too long.

Monday, November 3, 2014


Oh! It's fall now here in Southern California and with it comes baking. At least in our house. I've been baking pies lately, two last week, one of which was this Sweet Potato Pie. Personally, I prefer sweet potato to pumpkin any day of the week,it seems to have a  richer flavor. The other pie I made was an apple raisin...
Earlier in the last week, I made a batch of pie crusts and have them in the freezer. Any time I feel like baking, its easy to thaw them out and get going on the fun part. If you need a good pie crust recipe, you'll find it here!
I used a sugar free apple pie filling for the apple pie and added raisins.. So I won't share any special recipe.
Here is the recipe for the Sweet Potato Pie and its a good one.

Sweet Potato Pie

1 lb of sweet potatoes
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 cup white sugar ( I used Splenda)
1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
1.2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla
1 9" unbaked pie crust
Boil sweet potato whole in skin for 40-50 minutes or until done. Run cold water over the sweet potato and remove the skin.
Break apart the sweet potato in a bowl. Add butter, and mix well with mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into a unbaked pie crust.
Baking at 350 for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Pie will puff up like a souffle, and then will sink as it cools. Serve with whipped cream.
The only thing I'd do differently would be to add a bit more spice..I'd up the nutmeg and cinnamon to a teaspoon each

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Emma Grace

Our grand daughter, Emma Grace came over on Halloween,,isn't she a doll? Her mama even put glitter in her hair and her shoes had glitter also..a little princess for sure.

She's 18 months and such a cutie!

She had alot of fun for her first Halloween and our grandson Jayden did also. I didn't get a photo of him in his costume, he went as a Medic. His dad took him around and was dressed as a giant yellow banana.

We weren't going to give out candy this year due to financial issues but our son came home from the grocery story with several bags so we went ahead and had fun ourselves giving out it out to all the kids. We had around 40 Trick or Treaters.  Jayden did the neighborhood early and then came home to help give out candy. I think he enjoyed doing that as much as he did trick or treating.

Today he sat sorting out his candy hoard and eating his fill. We both figured it was ok once a year to indulge and all the sugar didn't seem to effect him. His dad had to go to work right after he walked with Jayden and worked all night  as did his mom so we watched him today until they got their rest. We're both tired tonight after a full day of cartoons and running after a 3 year old! But its a good tired. 

Please remember!