Petunia Bloom


Thanksgiving November 29, 2010

Filed under: Family,Holiday,House,Noemmy,Sophie — 3:50 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

I’m thinking I should just use the above picture as my Christmas picture!


My adorable sister, my two poodles, and my mom’s poodle

Filed under: Family,Holiday,House,Sophie,Travel — 3:41 pm


Poodles from right to left:  Sophie (my poodle), Chloe (my mom’s poodle – Sophie’s sister),
and Noemmy (our newest poodle who is a red head!!)


Pumpkin Cookies November 23, 2010

Filed under: Food,Holiday,Recipe — 1:35 pm

I made these pumpkin cookies last week. It is a good recipe, but the cookies were way too sweet. If I make them again, I will cut the sugar in half.


Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin….. November 17, 2010

Filed under: Holiday,Recipe — 5:12 pm

As soon as fall rolls around, I start eating massive amounts of pumpkin.  Here is one of my go-to pumpkin recipes that my mom used to make while I was growing up:

Buy a couple of cans of pumpkin—100% organic pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix), follow the directions on the can for pumpkin pie, put it in a casserole dish rather than a crust, bake 450 for 25 minutes, and then turn the oven down to 350 for 75 minutes longer, or until a knife comes out clean. It all depends on how much you put in the casserole dish as to how long it takes to get done.  I like mine brown on the top.

I never use the full amount of sugar.  Just depends on how much you want to cut calories.   Sometimes I use egg beaters rather than whole eggs too.

The last time I made it, here is how I made it:

2 cans pumpkin
1 can milk (just pour the milk into the emptied pumpkin cans to measure)
1 can evaporated milk (Sweeten Condensed milk for a more decadent treat)
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp.+ cinnamon (I always used several shakes – I like a lot)
2 tsp.+ pumpkin pie spice (I always used several shakes – I like a lot)
3-4 eggs

Serve with cool whip.

You really can’t mess it up. I make it different every time and it is always good.

Note – Another way to make your house smell the same way is to shake pumpkin pie spice and/or cinnamon onto a sheet of foil and put it in your oven at 200 degrees for 30-45 mins.

Stayed tuned for more pumpkin recipes!!


New Addition to the Family November 16, 2010

Filed under: Noemmy,Sophie — 11:20 am

This is Noemmy Michelle, the newest addition to our family.

She loves to eat and give kisses.  She has already been to Pet’s Mart to be groomed, and she got an A++ on her report card.  I was so surprised she did so well, as she wasn’t good for me when I tried to groom her.  We took her to Arkansas this past weekend, which is a six hour drive, and she did great in the car.  We had a bed for Sophie and a bed for Emmy in the back seat.  During the trip I noticed that Emmy had gotten in Sophie’s bed.  Ryan and I thought it was super sweet.  Then several minutes later, Emmy got back in her own bed.  When we stopped at the rest-stop, we realized that Emmy had gone over to Sophie’s bed, tinkled, and then went back and got in her own bed!!!!  So, we had to change the bedding in Sophie’s seat….  I couldn’t believe it; what a little stink Emmy is!!  But, she is cute and we are having fun with her.  Sophie likes her….the majority of the time….  :)