Patty Jo

I'm a silly person and love a good chuckle! I believe I am a bit on the ditsy side but who's keeping score?! ha On a more serious note: I love the Lord with all my heart, mind and soul! And my husband and children (family) are the most important things in my life! Hope I can be a blessing to those of you willing to torture yourselves and read this blog! LOL

Silly blogspot has issues with comments. If you can't comment on my blog don't worry "YOU're not alone"!!! haha It's nothing personal or not that I know of. Because I can't comment either! BUT... If you choose the option: "Name/URL" and enter your name and if you have a website or blog you "can" but don't have to enter it. THEN you CAN comment. This is a just so you know. I don't wanting anyone going away without sharing their thoughts! Or thinking that we have something against them! We LOVE you! :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Baby Boy

My neighbor had a Baby Boy a few days ago!

I have spoke to them a few times but we really haven't
been able to get to know one another.  People are busy and it's
hard to throw yourself at someone like you are needy for friends
or something!  LOL  Can't you see me doing that?  eeek! ha

Well I wanted to give them something and well I have some fabric
from some time ago I was making all kinds of things. 

And with my recent "bag" making I felt compelled to make
a bag and blanket.  How fun!  On Sunday afternoon I cut the
bag and blanket out and then last night I sewed it all together!

I love to SEW!!! 

Well here is my creation.  Now all I have to do it is feel better
from this miserable headache and shower so I can give it to her!  ha

By the way, the babies name is: Jackson!  How cute is that!!

Now I'm off to hopefully get rid of the headache, tummy ache and
find something else to make!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Guess What? Photo Answer

My last post included a photo to see if you could "Guess What" it is??

This one was not that hard!  LOL

Here is the entire pic:

Morning Coffee to be exact!  LOL

It's fun to do these.  I am going to incorporate them at least weekly!

Thanks for participating!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"W"ambling Wednesday

Forgive me for the ridiculous title.  LOL  But for some reason it's all that came to mind!

I am off to a busy morning.  Attempting a new recipe for
Oatmeal Raisin Muffins.

I'm excited and concerned all at the same time.  You know when things
just don't seem right? haha  Well part of the batter was very clumpy and
part was runny.  eeek!  But I'm hoping for the best!

Here they are in the oven:

Oh and while making these I had a thought.  You know the muffin cups
you buy that are "FOIL" and in between each one there is a paper cup.
For years I threw those away.  But guess what?  You can "USE" them. ha
If you'd prefer not to mix and match just set them aside in a stack and
place them back in the container to use another time.  As you can see in the
muffin photo above I mixed them up.  You get twice as many cups for your money.

I'm just all about Not wasting!  :)

I have a friend that sells Scentsy.  I decided to try some of their scents.  I sneeze so
much I am always afraid to try too many scented things in the house.  But I love a
house that smells good.  haha  So I got two scents and this adorable plug in:

It's just gorgeous!!  And I love how easy it is to turn on and off and the scent
I chose is perfect!!  It's "Luna".  LOVE!
It looks great in our hall bathroom!

Oh and I also wanted to share a sign I've had for quite a few yrs.  Makes
me laugh everytime I read it:

I might also add that my morning coffee might have a lot to do with it too!  LOL

Oh and I have a fun photo to share!
Another one of those "Guess what it is"
This time it's just for fun!

What Is It?? :

Comment below and share what you think it is.
Don't look at anyone else's guess first.  :)

Oh and don't forget if the comments are giving you a hard time,
select "Name/URL or Anonymous" and type your name in.

I do have a few GiveAways coming!!!  YAY!
But trying not to pile them on top of each other!

God Bless and Have a Great Day!
Patty Jo

Saturday, October 15, 2011

We have a Home for the bracelet!!!

I first want to thank my sweet friend!
What a blessing she is to have donated the bracelet
and want to share the "Heart of the Bride"
ministry with others!

So, thank you!!!!!

Thank you to everyone that participated
in the GiveAway!
We couldn't do it without you!  :)

Thank you for sharing these GiveAways with
your family and friends!

Ok, so let me announce our WINNER!

Some photos:

My sweet helper!!

What's that say???



Here's a photo of the actual bracelet.  I never got around to making a nice pic!
But wanted to share so everyone could see it!

Thank you all again!
Be sure to go to "Heart of the Bride" and get you a beautiful piece of jewelry.
Make a difference!!

God Bless

Back to Africa GiveAway has ended!

I will have a winner posted asap!  Thanks for participating!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


We have another AWESOME GiveAway!!!

This one truly touches my heart!

A very thoughtful and caring, anonymous person made
a donation to purchase this beautiful
piece for me to GIVE one of you!!

Have you ever heard of:

(borrowed from the website)


If you have, then you already know about what a great work they are doing
for Orphans internationally.

And even so, it's always great to be reminded so we
don't forget those in need.

Here is a bit of information from the website:
Over a decade ago, our family began taking small steps to share directly with others who were helping the needy in struggling places around the world. We had no idea where those small steps would lead. Today Heart of the Bride is providing for hundreds of orphans, street kids, and vulnerable women through personal relationships. We are an international family, and we continue to grow through relationships. We meet new partners through missionaries and through our existing global partners. We meet new contributors through those who are already participating in this work. We want to continue to grow, but we are committed to expand with a focus on relationship. You are welcomed to join our family. So take a look around and get to know the people we are helping. HOB Ministries at a Glance would be the best place to take your first step, and if you want to know more, feel free to contact us directly.  Tony Gibson  -  Founder
HOB At A Glance -
Heart of the Bride was established in 1998 as a non-profit organization dedicated to helping provide for the needs of orphans around the world. Our primary mission is to Share From Our Abundance With Those In Greatest Need.
We provide Loving Homes, Education, Discipleship, and Economic Opportunities for over 400 orphans in Haiti, Kenya, Uganda, Ukraine, and Zambia.
What a mission, right?  That is why getting the news out about their ministry to so important.  We can support them many ways but the one I am pointing out today is the Back to Africa Jewelry they sell to support this mission.
Simply Gorgeous

And plenty more styles to choose from!
Prices are unbelievably affordable and with every purchase
you are helping others for such a small price.
Today's GiveAway  is:
Rafiki Wrap Bracelet

Comes in a nice netted bag with satin drawstring.

Ok, now you ask how do I WIN??
Well, I really want to make an impact for this ministry.

1. So, First you need to click on this link:
and then click "LIKE" this page.

2. Show them some love by posting on their page!

3. Comment here on my blog and let us know if you've ever bought a jewelry piece from them.

4. Be sure to share this with ALL your friends!  The more comments from friends you get and they mention your name, the more chances you'll have to win!!
(you will be entered for your own comment and once for every "friend" comment that mentions your name in the comments area)
You can click the little Facebook icon below this post to share on your Facebook!

5. Make sure you visit the two websites I shared to begin with and get to know them better!  :)

6. Pray for this ministry that God has placed on their hearts!!!

** Commenting on the blog can be a bit difficult at times.  It's not my fault.  Blogger has a set of it's own issues.  I do aplogize!  I find that if I choose:  Name/URL or Anonymous and then type my name either into the "Name" box or into the "comment" area I can post a comment.  I will be honest.  I've had to try more than once.  I am not happy about it but for now I can't fix it.  So please be patient and give it a try!!  Thank you for participating!!!

You can comment and invite friends until
Saturday, October 15th, 8p.m.
At that time we will tally all the comments and
use one of our super drawing specialists to find our winner!
I am super excited about this opportunity and hope we can help make a difference in this world!
God Bless!
Over a decade ago, our fami

Monday, October 10, 2011


I'm sorry it seems I've abandoned the blog.  I've been struggling with internal issues and it's made me not feel like blogging lately.  But I am trying to leap over this obstacle and find myself again.

Thank you for your patience!  :)  I plan to have a sweet GiveAway soon!  I am time constrained with Dr. Appts. this week for my son.  So we shall see what I am capable of getting done.

We also have our Taekwondo Belt Testing Graduation Tuesday night.  Can't wait!  But I also might throw up or pass out at the thought of it.  hahaha  I've never been an out in front person.  I can see where my son gets his trouble from.  I am excited to finally NOT be a white belt any longer!  LOL

Missing all of you!  Stay tooned this week for the new GiveAway in the works!  I might have to share a sneak peek photo one day!  :)

Hope you all have a great week!
Patty Jo