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more than just a tea towel…

more than just a tea towel…

Messages on products change the product.

How many tea towels do you have in your kitchen drawers?  Do you have some that dry well, but they don’t look very pretty, like me?  Do you have some that have been crocheted with love from someone special in your life?  I do!  Do you have tea towels that are specific to the fall season, and the Christmas season, and then on to winter and spring?

I know that I am always looking for gifts that are meaningful AND useful for the women in my life.  Our Mary & Martha guest specials for the month of December are timeless.  And meaningful.  And something every woman would love to receive.  And for December, you are getting a really great deal as well.  PLUS some extra for FREE.   Take a look…

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 As a guest, you can buy a set of 4 tea towels (your choice–either Love and Grace or Acts 2) for $68.  (Retail is $88)  So a $20 savings.  $17 per towel.  And they aren’t your ordinary everyday tea towels…remember the message?


And that’s not all.  Receive 6 of our large Christmas loaf pans for FREE with your tea towel purchase!!  What a sweet gift…a loaf of your favorite sweet bread with a tea towel.  I kind of like it.

If you do too, contact me to order.  Reduced shipping for local customers.


simple friday faves…

simple friday faves…


`1.)  Basketball.  Can’t beat it.  It’s in full swing for all four kids.  Thankfully half of our kids play on the same team and it will be that way for 3 years.  How sweet is that?

And finally we took advantage of last year’s Christmas gift and got Landon some personalized basketball shoes.  They are supposed to arrive December 22nd.  What I wouldn’t give for him to forget about them so I could wrap them up and put them underneath the tree for him this Christmas.  Think that will work?


20141120-232622-84382287.jpg2.)  The tribe surrounding my girls continues to bless them weekly.  Last week, it was supporting all three of them at the musical The Music Man.  Speaking of musicals, I loved it.  If I could watch a musical every weekend for the rest of my life, I would be ok with that.

20141120-232621-84381422.jpg3.)  My house is ready.  Bring it on.  Love the comfort, sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas.


20141120-232624-84384027.jpg4.)  Nothing quite as satisfying as having your dinner cooking away first thing in the morning.  And this crock pot?  I am in love with this appliance.  I polish it.  I’m not kidding.  It is a workhorse in my kitchen and will continue to be through these winter months.

s20141120-232623-84383173.jpg5.)  So these Mary & Martha square cups have been a favorite ever since they were first introduced this fall.  But I had never baked in them.  Until this week.  They are PERFECT for cornbread muffins.  And I have the PERFECT cornbread recipe.  It’s one of those recipes that I have in my head and my “go to” for cornbread.  It’s about 30% cornbread and 70% pure dessert.  And all you need is a yellow cake mix, jiffy cornbread mixes, eggs, oil, water and the Mary & Martha square baking cups.  I am linking this recipe to the Weekend Potluck because it’s just a great basic recipe.

Cornbread Muffins

Yellow Cake Mix

2 Jiffy Cornbread Mixes

4 eggs

1 cup water

2/3 cup milk

4 TBSP vegetable oil

Mix all together until just combined.  Fill your Mary & Martha square baking cups 2/3 full.  Place cups directly on baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 22-25 minutes or until middle of muffin cup is set.

Serve with butter, honey, or white corn syrup.  But honestly, they are good and perfectly sweet just on their own!

20141120-232626-84386051.jpg6.)  Mary & Martha has been a favorite this month for me and my hostesses.  The lanterns have been so much fun to decorate for fall and now Christmas.  And I can’t even tell you how much I LOVE to see this come across my facebook page…


You can’t beat that testimony.

FridayFavorites***Linking up with Andrea and friends!!

Bundt Cake Bonanza!!—Grandma Stella’s Favorite



With the arrival of Mary & Martha’s new paper bakeware, I’ve been dreaming of bundt cakes.  And bundt cakes that are made in these adorable little bundt pans.  Aren’t they cute?  And in such pretty spring colors!!

Thinking of bundt cakes, there is really one delicious bundt cake recipe that comes to mind.  From Grandma Stella.  And the most blessed thing about this recipe is that she wrote it out for me.  I really need to get it laminated.  Grandma Stella passed away a few years ago.  Such a blessing she was.  And this bundt cake brings back memories of her every single time I make it.  It’s delish.  And I think it’s even better when in a cute little bundt pan!



1 pkg. yellow cake mix (she used Duncan Hines)

1 pkg instant vanilla pudding

3/4 cup corn oil

3/4 cup water

4 eggs

1 tsp. butter flavoring

1 tsp. vanilla

Mix 1/2 cup ground nuts of choice, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tsp. cinnamon and set aside.

Grease pan well.  (But in the Mary & Martha pans there is NO greasing!!).  Sprinkle 1/4 cup nuts mixture in bottom of pan. being careful not to get too close to edge.  Combine cake mixture, pudding, oil, water—mix well.  Add 1 egg at a time, beating well.  Set timer and beat at high speed for 6 minutes.  Shortly before end of mixing, add extracts.  Layer batter and nut mixture, end with batter.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 35-50 minutes, depending on oven.  Test with broomstraw (what is a broomstraw??!!!).  Remove from oven on rack for 8 minutes.  Then remove from pan—glaze immediately with pastry brush.

Glaze—1 cup powdered sugar, 3 T. milk, 1/2 tsp butter flavoring, and 1 tsp vanilla all whisked together.

This is a super moist bundt cake that is perfect as a dessert OR a breakfast and brunch item.  I’ve used it for both.

Now…the fun part!!!!

Bundt Cake Bonanza!!!!

Friday, February 28th at 7:00 pm

My Home

Fellowship with yummy coffee, and all of your favorite bundt cakes!!!

I can hardly wait!

I’ve got LOTS of bundt pans, which means there can be LOTS of guests.

Bring your favorite bundt cake in our Mary & Martha bundt pans (get one from me!!!) and copies of your recipes.

I will provide Grandma Stella’s bundt cake and yummy coffee.


Contact me to pick yours up or I’ll deliver…to the locals, that is!

{sharing this recipe at Tonya’s Weekend Potluck!!}