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Old 04-09-2013, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Seawaters View Post
About my package from Louanne, CM3: The title of this huge book is An Ideals Treasury of Christmas, a 2-in1 Christmas Collection. The first part is "Home for Christmas," and I want to share the first poem that introduces the first section.

Welcome Home

The snow is white and glistening;
The stars shine bright above.
I'm going home for Christmas
Home to those I love.

~~Gladys Billings Bratton

The second section is entitled "The Greatest Gift." One story from this section is entitled "A Gift from the Heart" by Norman Vincent Peale. With your permission (Can't you just hear Louanne saying that?) I want to share the last paragraph and insert CM3's name instead of the name of the person in the original story:

"Strange isn't it? A shy woman alone in a great impersonal city. You would think that nothing she could do would affect anyone. And yet, by trying to give away love, she brought the true Spirit of Christmas into our lives, the Spirit of selfless giving. That was Louanne's secret--and she shared it with us all."

Ryan, I think you and Sugar are right. She is right there with Saint Nicholas, drinking coffee after each glittery sip, saying, "Glitter! Drink up!"
Thank you so much for sharing. Misty eyes now, but such a fitting and moving tribute.
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Advice needed...
I have been using tap-a-talk for sometime now and it is great! My problem now is that I cannot post from there. I can read all the posts no problem, but for some reason it will not let me post anything.
Does anyone here know how I can fix this?
I can post from mine, but cannot find how to switch between threads (mine is always on this thread, which is where I'm at most of the time, but sometimes I want to see the other threads on MMC and can't figure out how).

Sounds like a glitch with yours, though. What tablet are you running it on?
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Hey Seawaters, Happy and Holly Noel here, saying thanks for the shoutout! And, sending much love to Heaven to CM3!

Last edited by Ryan; 04-09-2013 at 06:31 PM. Reason: forgot something
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Hey Seawaters, Happy and Holly Noel here, saying thanks for the shoutout! And, sending much love to Heaven to CM3!
what a nice picture, they are so cute!
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:40 PM
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As much cooking and baking as I have done, I never even thought to do a cake in a cookie pan. No more cutting into layers! Thanks, Star!


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awwwe, I have had disasters with cakes over the years too! I have had them fall apart, fall on the floor after I was done decorating, I have dropped whole trays of finished flowers, put the wrong flavoring in, under baked, over baked, had icing that was well, not good!

Want to bake a cake quick?
Spread batter on a cookie sheet lined with foil, bake for 15 min. When cool, cover with plastic,put in fridge for and hour. Then trim off the edges, cut in half for 2 layer, or 4ths for a 4 layer. Each is so easy to fill as there is no cut surface to worry about. Easy way to fill is put filling in large pastry bag and pipe on, no spreading required. Then ice the cake and it is ready for decorating.
I bake most of my cakes this way now as it is so quick and easy.

So glad your son was understanding, most likely will tease you about it when he is older! LOL
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:44 PM
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I am with Seth on this one! It really does not matter what it looks like. This happened to my SIL and we just made it into a trifle!
hmm, sounds like a great idea. yep, that's what it was...a trifle! A trifling mess! lol


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we spent the day on a trip to the lake and visits to numerous thrift stores. Found a couple of things, one of them a fun memory of canninemom! You can see why I just had to get this, an angel polar bear....

tears, I can just see Louann w/ her golden wings...


Originally Posted by Seawaters View Post
About my package from Louanne, CM3: The title of this huge book is An Ideals Treasury of Christmas, a 2-in1 Christmas Collection. The first part is "Home for Christmas," and I want to share the first poem that introduces the first section.

Welcome Home

The snow is white and glistening;
The stars shine bright above.
I'm going home for Christmas
Home to those I love.

~~Gladys Billings Bratton

The second section is entitled "The Greatest Gift." One story from this section is entitled "A Gift from the Heart" by Norman Vincent Peale. With your permission (Can't you just hear Louanne saying that?) I want to share the last paragraph and insert CM3's name instead of the name of the person in the original story:

"Strange isn't it? A shy woman alone in a great impersonal city. You would think that nothing she could do would affect anyone. And yet, by trying to give away love, she brought the true Spirit of Christmas into our lives, the Spirit of selfless giving. That was Louanne's secret--and she shared it with us all."

Ryan, I think you and Sugar are right. She is right there with Saint Nicholas, drinking coffee after each glittery sip, saying, "Glitter! Drink up!"
Oh my, I'm sure you were in awe as you were reading through it.
a beautiful gift. the story is precious. If only she knew what an impact she had on all of us.


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awwwe, I have had disasters with cakes over the years too! I have had them fall apart, fall on the floor after I was done decorating, I have dropped whole trays of finished flowers, put the wrong flavoring in, under baked, over baked, had icing that was well, not good!

Want to bake a cake quick?
Spread batter on a cookie sheet lined with foil, bake for 15 min. When cool, cover with plastic,put in fridge for and hour. Then trim off the edges, cut in half for 2 layer, or 4ths for a 4 layer. Each is so easy to fill as there is no cut surface to worry about. Easy way to fill is put filling in large pastry bag and pipe on, no spreading required. Then ice the cake and it is ready for decorating.
I bake most of my cakes this way now as it is so quick and easy.

So glad your son was understanding, most likely will tease you about it when he is older! LOL
well sir, that's a whole lot easier than the way I did it. thanks Star, I'll remember that next time.


Originally Posted by Ryan View Post


Hey Seawaters, Happy and Holly Noel here, saying thanks for the shoutout! And, sending much love to Heaven to CM3!
sweet little furbabies!
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LOVE it!!! Look at those cute faces! Hello from Heaven!


Originally Posted by Ryan View Post


Hey Seawaters, Happy and Holly Noel here, saying thanks for the shoutout! And, sending much love to Heaven to CM3!
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Only a true Southerner would call it a "trifling mess"! LOL! Yes, aren't those fur babies cute? They have the cutest expressions on their precious faces!


Originally Posted by merrymistletoe View Post
hmm, sounds like a great idea. yep, that's what it was...a trifle! A trifling mess! lol





tears, I can just see Louann w/ her golden wings...




Oh my, I'm sure you were in awe as you were reading through it.
a beautiful gift. the story is precious. If only she knew what an impact she had on all of us.




well sir, that's a whole lot easier than the way I did it. thanks Star, I'll remember that next time.




sweet little furbabies!
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Hey Seawaters, Happy and Holly Noel here, saying thanks for the shoutout! And, sending much love to Heaven to CM3!
They are so beautiful, Ryan!! Love their names!
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I just found out by email that I made an "A" on my big Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus capstone project! I am very excited! Thanks for all of you who have been encouraging me and asking me about the project. One step closer to graduation, which is one month from tomorrow!
Congratulations, Ryan!
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