Author Archives: Denise

About Denise

Sundays after church, big dinners, sweet tea, eavesdropping on the older ladies, learning to make fried potatoes and homemade biscuits at Muca Mac's knee, making birdhouses in Daddy's cabinet shop, the smell of sawdust and cherry pipe tobacco, shopping trips with Mama, matching shoes, Easter ham and Christmas plays, brothers playing tricks, cousins, friends, neighborhood ball games, bird dogs, Tupperware parties and Girls Auxillary, azaleas, dogwoods, good times.

First Craft of 2012


I enjoy making my own wreaths for the front door instead of buying them.  You can buy some pretty ones but often they need a little something extra and they are overpriced.  I don’t want them to look like everyone elses … Continue reading

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My Grandchildren


Nothing I have ever done or could do could compare to being Andy’s Meecee or Laurie’s Meme. These are my two grandbabies and I adore them. For Christmas 2011, I made a “Happy Birthday Jesus” cake so they would learn the … Continue reading

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Shame on Me!!


My last post was in May 2011 for Mothers Day. Shame on me! Why haven’t I posted since then? I’ve been very busy working, helping take care of my mother and running a household. My mother and brother moved in … Continue reading

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What’s Special About Your Mother?


As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve been thinking about mother and how special she is to me.  My mother is a dedicated Christian woman who talked the talk and walked the walk.  She is caring, kind and has always been fair.  … Continue reading

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Guacamole 101


I love guacamole!  Not the soupy stuff that is served at all the Mexican restaurants.  I love chunky, colorful, guacamole.  So, I reviewed a few recipes and watched it made on a few of the food shows then I decided to try to make … Continue reading

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Flossie Matthews – York County’s Oldest Recycler


With Earth Day just around the corner, I thought it only proper that I introduce you to Florence Matthews, aka Flossie.  Flossie is 99 years old and she loves to crochet.  Flossie doesn’t go out and buy yarn, friends and … Continue reading

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Making the Nursery Unique


I love being a grandmother and it thrills me when my girls, now grown women, ask for advice or need help.  When my grandson Andy was born, his mom, Kelly, knew what she wanted to the nursery to look like.  … Continue reading

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