Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tiny Glimpses of Spring & Old People

This is what it looks like at my house.
The snow has melted except on the mountaintops.

It won't be long until everything is greened up.

She was about 10 feet from me when she froze.

I went through the orchard gate for a walk about an hour ago.

No signs of life here yet, but soon.

Yay! The irises are coming up strong.



Back inside for a cup of tea...

Sammi awaits on her perch on the back of the couch.

I don't have a cold, but I had to have this Gypsy Tea.

I printed out a picture for this oval matted frame.

I'm a lucky girl with or without the bamboo, but I thought I'd get it anyway.
Can't hurt.

I got some store-bought salsa in medium-hot, but it's hot as fire.
I thought I'd tame it with a can of tomatoes...

And extra cilantro.
It worked. Delicious.

And one last thing...

Do you know who these two fellas are?
OMG, I nearly died.
This pic was in my Star Magazine.







Starsky & Hutch!

That's right.

Peace and Love and all that Jazz,

Pammy Sue

Sunday, March 26, 2017


All I have to say is, "Meaty Bone," to get him to cock his head.

I slept with my tongue hanging out and now it's all dry, says Eli.

Ollie and me watching something on TV.
Probably something about ghosts, aliens, or murder.
I like to say murder like, Muhhh-duhhh, all spooky-like.

I posted this picture of Ollie on Instagram for Throwback Thursday.
What a little cutie he was. Still is.

Not my hair...Ken's!!

The novelty wore off and he got a proper man's haircut.
Where did my hippy husband go?
He really looks better with it cut like this. I love it.
I begged him not to get a flattop and he let me have my way.

You can't read the label on this because it's white like the polish.
I wanted to tell y'all that this is the longest-wearing polish I've found.
It's Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy.
I washed dishes and it still lasted at least 5 days before starting to wear off.

All I had thawed out was weiners so I raided the pantry and made this: Cut up hotdogs, rice, black beans, 1 can of tomatoes & green chilies, onion, green pepper, and garlic.

Champagne Salad (Frozen)


8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
16-oz pkg frozen strawberries, thawed and roughly chopped
20-oz can Crushed Pineapple, drained
2 medium Bananas
1 cup chopped pecans
8 oz Cool Whip (Frozen whipped topping)

Beat together cream cheese and sugar. (You may be tempted to cut the sugar down, but don't. It's not that sweet at all.) Add strawberries, pineapple, bananas, and pecans. Blend well with your electric mixer. Fold in Cool Whip.

Pour all into a 9" x 13" pan, cover and freeze overnight. Thaw for half an hour before slicing and serving.

I put mine in two smaller dishes and gave one to my neighbor after it was frozen. They me.

I also made this recipe:  Thai Peanut Chicken & Noodles (Click for recipe, but not before you leave me some love first!)

1.  I started on estrogen about a week ago. I'm curious to see how my body responds. Don't tell me it causes cancer. I've done my research and made a choice. I'll let you know if it helps or hurts anything.

2.  There's been nary of sign of spring around these parts...unless you count the fact that the snow is all gone and we can see the ground for the first time since December. All in good time.

3.  I wish I had a bathtub. I really miss my big-ass garden tub that we used to have.

4.  The older I get the messier I get. I look around my house and it's all my shit...everywhere. Can I not put anything away anymore? Books, yarn, thread, computers, papers, pads of paper, electronics cords, pillows, blankets, glasses, house shoes, nail polish, and on and on. My husband never says a word. I guess it doesn't bother him. I do eventually clean things up. I'm just sayin'.  I'm a messy, mess-making mess.

5.  I can't believe I can only think of 4 random things. If it was 2:00am and I was laying in bed trying to go to sleep, I could think of 40 things to make 40 entire posts about. Right now I can think of none. Ain't that the way?

I'm outta here.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TOOTHLESS! Vietnamese Coffee With Me

OMG...I was so pissed that I forgot to put in my partial (with one tooth) before filming this!  LOL.  I look like a homeless person.  WHATEVER!  I'm 56 and can be toothless if I want!  It took me all freakin' day to make this video and I was NOT going to do it over again.  Deal with it.  Be kind.

If you can't see this video here on my blog, go to YouTube to watch:

Y'all go leave me a thumbs up please!  And let me know in the comments here if you enjoyed this.

Peace, Sistahs.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Latest Doily, Perfume Mania, Auction Wins

Made with blood, sweat, and tears.

She was a lot of trouble. I kept having to remind myself how worth it she was and how much I love crocheting doilies. Definitely the most interesting doily I've ever made. It kept me interested with all the different stitches and bobbles and twists and texture. Yep...she was worth it.

Pattern:  Irene from the book Doilies with a Twist by Patricia Kristoffersen
Thread:  Cebelia DMC #10 in color #437
Hook:  1.75 mm (I'd use a 2.0 next time.)
Size:  16.5"

Soft Surroundings Catalog

For some reason we got this catalog in the mail recently. I browsed through it, but I knew I wouldn't order anything because everything was too least for me.  

Until I saw this and smelled it.

Here's what it said about the L. perfume:

Warm & Sensual; Tobacco & Black Honey
L. embodies feelings of romance and nostalgia. It triggers movies in the mind - glamorous, sexy, mysterious movies.

L. opens with the intoxicating scent of warm, earthy tobacco leaf and sweet black honey contrasted with smoky notes of exotic guaiac wood and a zesting of citrus. Patchouli and a whisper of ylang ylang compose its alluring heart. The seduction is complete with an enticing blend of black vanilla and golden amber undertones. An unforgettable fragrance.

I loved it. So I ordered the little one they called a "truffle" for $19.99. The big one was almost $80. It came like this...

Wrapped just like a truffle candy!
How sweet.

Here it is unwrapped.
It's just a little spray bottle about 4 inches high.

And then I went to their outlet website and saw this...

A little gift collection of two of their signature scents.
One is what I already ordered and one is different.

Is this not the prettiest packaging?
What a treat! And for $11 on clearance! Or was it $9?
I can't remember.

But I wasn't finished there. You know how I am. I get my attention on something and can't get away.

Abdul Kareem Egyptian Musk Oil.

I was looking through YouTube videos and came across a review of this perfume oil. I love musk. I mean, I really love it. She got me. I ordered some on Amazon, $16.99 free shipping (I'm a Prime member). It came in the mail yesterday and did not disappoint. I dabbed it on my wrists and behind each ear and I smelled it all day. I read some reviews on it and some people said it didn't last very long and they had to reapply. I didn't have that problem. 

An interesting side note on this perfume...It was Carolyn Bessette Kennedy's favorite.

An interesting side note on the other one I got...Ken said it smells like an old lady. Hmpf! Well, shit. What good is it if he doesn't like it? Whatever. I kind of am an old lady, aren't I? Hee-hee.

I still want to order some of Sarah Jessica Parker's new perfume, Stash. I haven't smelled it, but I've heard it described. If it smells like I think it does, I'll like it. I think I'll be over the perfume obsession for a while after that.

Chile, it's smellin' good up in herrah!
That was me mimicking a black accent for some reason.

We went to a charity dinner a week ago Friday for Dollars for Scholars (for the high school here).  It was so much fun! We met more new people that live here and saw lots of people we already know. Dinner was fantastic (Italian) and there was an auction afterwards. A wide variety of things were auctioned off. These were two of the things we got.

It looks like a giant butterfly attacking Ollie! Ha!
It'll go on the back porch when it gets warmer.

So will this wind chime.
At least until it starts bugging the hell out of me tinkling in the wind.
Which will probably be about 5 minutes.
What? YOU'RE easily irritated.

I couldn't keep Hen & Chicks alive down in Texas in the heat.

Now I couldn't kill one if I tried.
Which I nearly did by leaving it in the mudroom and not watering it all winter.
I killed all the rest of my succulents. Why? WHY?
All I had to do was water them! Out of sight, out of mind.

Have you tried these yet?

I have three recipes for you next time.
You're gonna love them!
Like I love you.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Have Tea With Me

Hi, friends! Let me know if you enjoy this video. I'm linking to it down below in case you can't watch it here. Maybe you can watch it on YouTube.

I'm just testing some things out and trying to grow and evolve over here. I've had this little blog for almost 11 years now and I feel like I need to reach a little further and get out of my comfort zone. I'm not ending the blog...just adding to.

Here's the link to the YouTube video:

I had fun doing it. Let me know what you think!

A big hug and lots of love from me to you,

Pammy Sue

Friday, March 03, 2017

Banana Pudding Bundt Cake

I dedicate this whole post to you, Banana Pudding Bundt Cake.
Because you deserve it!

Isn't she beautiful?

Blending the bananas into the batter.

Just out of the oven.

This is where I always hold my breath...
Turning it out of the pan onto a rack.
No need to hold my breath this time.
It slid right out perfectly. I love it when that happens.

Drizzle, drizzle, drizzle...

Drool, drool, drool...

You may now kiss the, eat the cake.

Oh, sweet baby Jesus, thank you for this food.
(See Fletch in the right-hand side with his eyeballs on it?)
Hee-hee. Don't feel sorry for him. He got to lick the beaters.

I can call this recipe mine because I changed a few things from the recipe I first saw on Pinterest. Because I love you, Sistahs, here is the recipe...

Banana Pudding Bundt Cake

2 very ripe medium-size bananas, mashed on a plate
1 box yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake)
1 box instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz)
4 large eggs
1 cup water
1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a Bundt pan. (I used Baker's Joy spray.)
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and instant pudding powder.
Using an electric mixer, add eggs, water, and oil until well-combined.
Fold in mashed bananas.
Pour into your prepared Bundt pan and lightly shake to even out the batter.
Bake 35-45 minutes or just until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Don't over-bake! Mine was ready at the shortest time so keep an eye on it and test with a toothpick every couple of minutes at the end.
Remove from oven and set on a rack to cool for 30 minutes, then invert cake onto a rack to cool completely before glazing.
Glaze:  I used about 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar mixed with 1-2 Tbsp of milk. I kept adding more powdered sugar until I got the consistency I wanted. Drizzle over cake.

Peace, Sistahs.