Monday, October 18, 2010

Will you help a child with cancer?

Hi everyone,

I just received this email from my friend Trish, and wanted to pass it along to all of you. Here's an opportunity for a RAK!

Hello ladies.
Hope you all are doing well. This email is to ask all of you for some help. Hopefully you can post this info on your blog or attach a link to my blog (

After working for my parents business for 10 years, you get to know your customers pretty well and over time they become more like friends. One of the customers had told me last year that he was thrilled that his niece, Madison, was in remission from Leukemia! Their family was over joyed that such a young girl had beat this vicious cancer (she's only 6 years old). However, just last week, their family was just hit with the most horrific news........Madison's cancer has returned.

Now I personally do not know Madison BUT i'm the type of person who wants to help whenever I can. I know that I cant cure her but I can help with making her day a little better by sending her a card to put a smile on her face. So, this is where i'm hoping to get your help.....i'm hoping to get a TON of cards to cheer up Madison. "Get well" cards and anything that is super girly would be perfect!!! And if you'd like to send a small gift, ex: a barbie or stuffed animal, im sure it would cheer her up and keep her company while she spends the next several weeks in the hospital. I know she loves pink, butterflies, and anything girly.

If your interested in helping please send your cards/packages to the following address by Friday, October 29th(please have it in the mail on or before that date):

Trisha Theo
Po Box 7806
North Port, Florida 34290

Thank you everyone in advance for spreading the word and helping this young girl get through such a hard time,

Ps....if you'd like to send a card to Madison's parents with words of encoragement or your prayers, their names are Bobby & Maria.

Friday, October 8, 2010

I WON!!!

Hi guys,

Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am! It's been a very long, busy week.

I found out from Ruthie, that I won the PK "Snow Cuties" stamps that she was giving as blog candy, during the Peachy Keen Blog Hop. I'm SO excited! Thank you so much, Ruthie!! You can check out Ruthie's fun, amazing blog by clicking HERE.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


Saturday, September 25, 2010

New Blog!

Hi everyone!

Thanks for stopping by today. I've decided to start a new blog devoted to just cooking videos...Simple Cooking with Mary. I'll be doing simple, everyday recipes that my family has enjoyed for years. Nothing complicated or fancy...just good, satisfying food. So, please join me in the kitchen for Simple Cooking with Mary!
Just click HERE


Monday, September 6, 2010

Simple Cooking with Mary ~ Pulled Pork

North Carolina Barbeque/Pulled Pork

2 tsps red pepper flakes
3 Tbsps Worcestershire sauce
3 Tbsps yellow mustard
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 1/2 - 3 lb pork loin roast

Place pork roast in crock pot. Mix first 4 ingredients and pour over pork roast. Place lid on crock pot and cook on high for approximately 5 hours, or low for 8 hours. Remove pork roast from crock pot and shred with 2 forks. Add sauce from crock pot to shredded pork and serve with cole slaw and hush puppies.
Serves 4-6
Thanks for watching!

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Friday, September 3, 2010

For Daddy

My Daddy's been gone 6 years today. I miss him so much and think about him everyday. Here's one of his favorite Hank Williams songs. I love you, Daddy!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Simple Cooking with Mary ~ Chili

1 lb lean ground beef
5 cups pureed tomatoes
1 & 1/2 tsps chili powder
1 & 1/2 tsps cumin
1 tsp salt
2 tsps beef bouillion powder
2 tsps dried minced onion
Thanks for watching!

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Good News from Krafty Katsy!

Kat's first consultation with the transplant team is today. We wish her God's blessing and a complete recovery! Thanks for your prayers, everyone!

Monday, July 26, 2010

A plea for help!

Hi guys,
Our friend and fellow crafter, Krafty Katsy needs our help. She is not doing well and has not been able to find a bone marrow donor. I'm posting her lastest video and plea for help. If you're under 50, please go to and see if you qualify to help Kat or one of the thousands of others looking for a donor match. You could save a life! God bless you!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Snowman Card for Christmas In July # 2

Hi guys!
Hope you're all having a fun summer! To help cool things off during this heat wave that we all seem to be having, we're having Christmas in July over at Cardz TV. This week's challenge is to make a Christmas card using a digital, hand stamped or Cricut cut snowman! This is the card I made for the challenge inspiration. The video for this card is posted at Cardz TV, but several of you have asked for a photo and cut sizes. I'm happy to oblige! Thanks for coming by...have a great weekend! Hope you'll come on over to Cardz TV and join us for this fun challenge!

Card size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

Card base 4 1/4 x 7 3/4 Score at 2 1/4 and fold to the right

Card inside flap 3 1/2 x 7 1/4 Score at 4 and fold to the left

Patterned paper card base 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 flap 2 x 4 (cut 2)

PP card inside flap 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 flap 3 x 3 1/4 (cut 2)

Scalloped circle cut at 1 3/4 Cricut "Mini Monograms" pg 129

Snowman and accessories cut at 3 Cricut "Snow Friends"

Snowflakes Martha Stewart punch

Font Boupee 26 pts

Patterned paper Colorbok

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Monday, June 7, 2010

For Mother

Hi guys,
Today would have been my Mother's 81st birthday. It's hard to believe Mother has been gone for 16 years. I miss her very much. She was only 65 when she passed away in 1994. Mother always smelled like roses, her favorite movie was "Mrs. Miniver", and one of her favorite songs was "I'll walk alone". I found this version by Jo Stafford. This is for you, Mother.