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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

TWO FUN THINGS FOR TODAY...


I love to talk about the great talents we have here with us in Blogland...
This button is for the ETSY SHOP for the BUNNIES BUNGALOW, owned by DEBRAK..
I found this darling apron there at such a reasonable price, I could not resist..
She has VERY FAST SERVICE, too, ladies..

I'm trying here to show you my apron but there's no one here to take the picture, decided to try what SHEILA does so well and take my own picture in a mirror........
I flubbed !!!
Sorry !!

OK, here's a MUCH better picture .....here's the little pocket on this adorable cross-stitch, hand made apron...I've been wanting an apron for so long...what ever happened to the DRAWER FULL I USED to have??? I think they are with all those SOX I keep losing only ONE of......


I probably won't actually WEAR it while I'm cooking...I'm afraid something would happen to it...
.......like the Chicken Pot Pie I just put in the microwave...got it all done but....it needed BROWNING.....
Into the oven, under the BROILER...phone rang, smoke started coming out of oven, microwave pot pies are in a PAPER dish...paper dish caught fire......
ONE DONE CHICKEN POT PIE !!
I am not above having all kinds of accidents in my RED kitchen and I sure don't wanna distroy myNEW, OLD APRON !! I'll get a cute hook and hang the apron on it...then folks will think I cook EVERY DAY !! HA !!

DEBRAK has a lot of really neat things in her ETSY SHOP that you might want to take a look at.
Some really hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind items...I love that kind of shop !
MANY THANKS, DEBRAK
next......

Just seems like last week that I ordered some delicious sounding items from
BRENDA at COUNTRY ROMANCE FROM THE HEART.
SHE has started her very own ETSY SHOP..... be sure to go over and take a look around...it even SMELLS good with all the spices floating around her place.....


Well, I heard the postman ring my doorbell this morning and then saw him drive off..
SURE SIGN that I had something out there in my porch swing....
BRENDA had already filled my order, mailed it out and now, here it was...Now, that was FAST !!

Now, let's see what I ordered....
Oh, yummy....there's a BIG bag of FIRE SIDE MOCHA MIX.....
it says, "Warm up with the great taste of cocoa, coffee and spice."
I will fix a cup of it tonight and I can hardly wait...
I like coffee...
and I like cocoa....
and I LUV them TOGETHER !!.... note...just tried it last night and it is DELICIOUS!
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THEN, there's DILL DIP mix...
SESAME SEED DIP mix....
BACON DIP mix...

OOOO....HOLD ON A SECOND...
awhhh...she sent me two other SAMPLES..

INSTANT SPICE TEA (yum and double yum)
and
CHILI CHEESE DIP mix.....(oh honey)
AND
a ROOT BEER OLD FASHIONED CANDY STICK....(which i have stuck in the side of my mouth, as we speak !)
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Thank you so much for all the samples and the candy, BRENDA...that's so sweet of you.
And, thank you for sending my order out so quickly...in plenty of time for the holidays...
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I'll let ya'll know about the dips as I try them...gonna wait until the holidays so the family can enjoy, too.
THEY ARE GOING TO JUST LOVE THEM ALL, I KNOW.
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love, bj

41 comments:

sarah @ abeachcottage said...

oh and another will be on it's way from Australia...

I lurve the Apron, but nope I wouldn't want to wear it either!

Sarah

Chris said...

First BJ, I dearly love your blog, it gives me a happy feeling when I visit you. Also, I'll go to those shops you mentioned, you never can have to many dip mixes during the holidays. And love that apron.

Love Ya,
Chris

Marcela said...

Hi dear BJ
Lovely apron.... An congratulations again for your great-grandbaby!!!!!!This is wonderful and you are so young!!!
Kisses
Marcela

Bo said...

Morning BJ...you are so sweet to promote fellow bloggers businesses.
I will go over and shop around soon. You're one cute "cookie" in your new apron... ;-) Bo

Adrienne said...

Hi BJ -
Your new apron is darling! It looks so cute on you. And the goodies from Brenda sound y-u-m-m-y!
~Adrienne~

Stacey said...

You're just trying to make us spend money aren't you? :) Everything you got sounds just perfect. Chocolate and cocoa together is wonderful.

Chris is right..your blog is a very happy place and we all love ya!

Beverly said...

Thanks for the shopping tips, BJ. And, you look great in your pretty new apron. I guess this makes you the Apron Diva.

Brenda said...

Thanks BJ your post is awsome. I also feel so at home here. I have to know did you top it with good whipping cream and stream of chocolate syrup? While April was here I thought we would drink enough to float lol.Made us feel fancy like we were at a coffee shop.
As for the the stick you know how much I love Cracker Barrel?I found these old fashion sticks and I had to buy them up they just remind me of old times.
Your name is in for something special.

ksarra said...

Hi BJ just stopped in to say hello and let you know I'm thinking of you. I used to LOVE to go to craft shows to get those food mixes, how nice to know we don't have to leave home to get them!

jeanne said...

Good morning BJ, I do love that vintage apron. My aprons always have a top on them, I need extra protection. LOL Your pot pie is exactly what would happen to me ANY time I use the broiler. Broiler=burned in this kitchen. sigh.

I will be visiting the Etsy shops at Brenda's and Debrak today. Thanks for the info.

Love...Jeanne

Picket said...

Morning BJ..great post girl...I loved that apron!!! Now what you do is put on a pair of pearls and high heels and a dress with like 20 stand out slips under it ..you know like June Cleaver wore..put that gorgeous apron on and run to the front door when hubby gets home and throw your arms around him and say "Ward, I have missed you!" lol lol

Smilingsal said...

BJ, I'm crying because you aren't emailing me. Could you PLEASE send me your mailing information today so that I can mail off my book winners list to the publisher.

smilingsal55 (at) yahoo (dot) com

When you use this email address, just delete the spaces and put in the at @ and dot .

Linda said...

Love the apron! Very sweet...I collect aprons and this is just darling.

Oh what goodies you order from Brenda.....I love her shop. There sure are lots of talanted ladies and great Esty shops. I'm also in her Christmas swap....Christmas is coming so quickly, I can't believe it's nearly December. Hugs, Linda

Neabear said...

I so enjoyed your post today. Good to hear about others making mistakes in their cooking experiences. I have a funny jello story I may share sometime.

Baby Vagabond said...

Oh BJ, It's been so long since I had a chance to share a cup of coffee with you! I love Etsy and I know most of my Christmas gifts will come from the marvelous sellers there! I will definitely check out these shops and add them to my favorites :-)

((hugs)) Rosie

brettinsky said...

I will definitely have to check out her store! That mocha sounds just perfect!

Thanks for the comment on the new layout-I thought the turkeys were just too cute!

And thank you for posting my Trim the Tree Thursday pic! I think people will have alot of fun looking at everyones holiday decor-I know I will!

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
The apron is great!
Hugs, Rhondi

squawmama said...

Tis the season to go shopping... fa la la la laaaa lala la la,.... I'll be heading on over to those sweet little shops and see what I can get into... Love to buy the dip mixes...You look so cutsie in your apron... Loved it.. As usual your post makes me smile ear to ear... FUN FUN FUN!!!... have a good one my dear friend

(((HUGS)))
Donna

salmagundi said...

Fun products! I must check out these online shops. Sally

beddow said...

My Mom used to embroidery aprons, not sure what happened to those. All your goodies sounded good.

Have a great day!

Betty

Neas Nuttiness said...

Wow - I just mosied on over from smiling sally. Your picture is fantastic. If I looked half as good now (in my fifties) as you look now - would I be a happy woman.

As for the apron, I wouldn't wear it either, it's just toooooo pretty. I wear the ones that come 3 to a pack from my local "wholesale club". The kind with the "bib" on it, cause when I'm cooking the food flies.

I laughed at the description of your Pot Pie escapade. Sounds like something that would happen to me.

Enjoyed wandering through your blog!

Sweetie said...

Hi BJ - I love the apron. I think that after the holidays I will try to make a few. Yours is just too pretty to wear. It will look nice hanging on a hook. I really need to try the ETSY shop. I have heard nothing but good things about it. I love your story about the chicken pot pie. Have a great day.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Grandma Faith said...

Good morning, BJ. Enjoyed your blog, as I always do. It's good to be back in touch with my blog neighbors. Love, Faith

Kathleen Grace said...

Cute apron and the goodies from Brenda look delicious!

Ruthie said...

Hi, I tagged you for a Bookworm award. I think you'll enjoy doing it- only takes a minute.
I enjoyed you post!!! What fun.

Hugs. Ruthie

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love that apron! I will have to go check out both of these sites. Thanks for the links BJ!

I posted about an apron today too...
Hugs,
Penny

Anita said...

What a fun post! That apron is fabulous!
Did you see the link on my blog a few days ago for the apron give-away?

Miss Janice said...

This is such a nice post. I love the little sweet apron--wear it--life is too short! I need to go out and get some dip mixes. Loved the visit with you.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

I love the cute apron!!
Can't go wrong with dips during the Christmas season I always have a variety on hand.that chocolate sounds delish!
Diane

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey BJ,
What a precious apron! I love vintage aprons...and this one is a real treasure! I have my an etsy shop account set up and I've thought about selling in the vintage category...I have it up but haven't listed anything yet for sell...I've still been thinking about it and wondering if people are spending right now on vintage treasures. I will let you be the first to know if and when I ever open my shop and of course I'll have the button on my blog to get there too..... when I decide to open up. So glad you found some things that made you smile sweet lady!
xoxo,
Queenie

Andi said...

Your apron is wonderful but I think you should save it as a "hostess apron" and not cook in it...perhaps just serve. Love your self photo...I think you did a good job taking the picture.

Brenda includes candy with her orders!!! Okay...I'm placing my order tonight. I just know her things will be yummy! Both Brenda and Debra K are favorites of mine.

Charlotte said...

I love that apron. I just passed an award on to you at my At Home in Scottsdale blog.
Hugs,
Charlotte

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!
Your apron is so adorable! I always loved the sheer aprons that she wore when she had a bridal shower or baby shower and was serving the food. They looked so pretty and elegant to me. The cross stitch on your apron is so nicely done!
The blue Staffordshire dishes you have are incredible!! That flower basket design is the cutest thing ever. I've never seen any before, and I can understand why you love them!
Hugs, Sherry

windycorner said...

Thinking of all those mixes you got from Brenda is making me hungry. I love mocha, too. In fact this weekend I made a mocha cake that was to die for.
You're invited to a Great Gift Ideas party at windycorner. Come on over!
Holley

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Well.... I think you look mighty sexy in your little apron.... hummm you might wear that to cook up some romance..... heheh
HUgs
Linda

Cottage Rose said...

Hey BJ; You are just the prettiest thing in that very pretty apron, it is so cute. And what a yummy goody box, it all sounds so wonderfully yummy.

Have a great week

Hugs;
Alaura

Rue said...

Hi Bj :)

That apron is absolutely adorable!! Oh and I ordered something from Brenda too! :)

Have fun with all your new goodies!!

love,
ruzzer

nikkicrumpet said...

I could make a joke about someone I know being a "dip" lol but I would NEVER do that. YAY for Etsy shops! The apron is wonderful...I'm laughing that you're not gonna use it....ummmm BJ....it's an apron....you're SUPPOSED to use it! YOU NUT!

Susie Q said...

I just got my dips mixes from Brenda too! Can not wait to try them...
Love the sweet apron. To pretty to actually wipe messy hands on! : )
And Debra is so sweet too...as is brenda...as are you!

Love,
Sue

ann said...

MORNING LADY.I ADORE THE APRON.I LOVE EMBROIDERY AND CROSSTICHING. I COLLECT PILLOW CASE.I LOVE THEM.
I TRIED TO GO TO HER SITE,NO LUCK,NOTHING.WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?...ANN

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

HI BJ, Sorry it took me so long to get here & properly thank you for mentioning my little shop. I sure do appreciate it so much & the apron looks adorable on you. I'll be checking out some of the sites you mentioned.
THANK YOU!
Take care,
DebraK
ps, it's not a real etsy shop, just a little shop attached to my blog.:)