Tuesday, November 17, 2009


 Today was gorgeous.   I actually kept my sweater on the entire day.
it feels like autumn
I love the change in seasons.  
(though small they may be here in Houston) 

Don't you just love to have the wonderful aroma of something simmering in your crock-pot when you've been away all day.  
Do you need some good crock-pot recipes?
Well, look no further!
My dad (aka Frog) sent these recipes to me today.
Go ahead click away.
I'd love to hear about which recipes you try.

Crock Pot - Beef

Crock Pot - Pork

Crock Pot - Fish & Seafood

Crock Pot - Soup, Stew & Chili

Need more Crock-pot inspiration.... 
visit here, here and here.

My Favorite Deja Vu

 I can't believe it is November already!
 Last Sunday we had a family get-together to celebrate my cute dad's birthday .
(aka Frog)  He chose Hansen Tacos for his birthday dinner. Yay!
Great-Frog and Preston
( Preston is wearing his little frog outfit for the celebration....so cute.)
 Marci ~ thanks for always letting me steal your pictures!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Thank You  to all of our VETERANS!
In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day.

My Favorite Veterans
My Dad, Del Partridge
Our son, Mark P. Miner
Mack will be going to Iraq again in January. 

"But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
~Thomas Dunn English

Flag-Patterned Fence Swag

via Martha Stewart Living
Tools and Materials:
8-inch-wide bunting, apolloflags.com or flagsexpress.com
Straight pins
Sewing machine Flag-Patterned Fence Swag How-To:
  1. Measure desired length of your swag. 
  2. Cut 1 3/4 times this length of bunting.
  3. Pleat the fabric: First, lay the fabric down, wrong side up. To make a single box pleat, crease both edges of a block of blue, and fold both creases so they meet in the middle, covering the blue; the red and white stripes will line up (H). Pin in place. Repeat along length of fabric. Remember to spray with starch and iron the folds as you go.
  4. Sew along the top using a straight stitch. Remove pins, and flip fabric

Great Links:
Mack - Mark Miner Military Blog

It was the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
It was the Veteran, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It was the Veteran, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to fair trial.
It was the Veteran, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to demonstrate.
It is the Veteran, who salutes the flag,
who served under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag.
Written by Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC
All Gave Some - Some Gave All

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thought for Today

"A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that your decisions cause your rewards and consequences. You are responsible for your life and your ult.imate success depends on the choices you make."

~Denis Waitley

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

If Only

If I lived in Utah I would be going to

and using this COUPON
Print the coupon, bring it in to the Bake Shop and get a
FREE Double Fudge Cake Bite

Sweet Tooth Fairy Gourmet Bake Shop
1227 S University Ave Provo, UT 84601

Offer Expires: November 31, 2009--one coupon per customer please.
I would definitely be tempted to disguise myself.
 After all, I DO wear a lot of different hats.

Would someone, anyone, please go there and have one for me?