Thursday, March 25, 2010

" Suzy’s Bloomers "

has relocated and is now

" Just Simple Somethings"
{click link below}

I exported this old blog into my
 new blog and gave it a new name
 but everything else stayed
exactly the same!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Everything changes...

Why the name change?
Back in 2007 when I started this blog, I wasn't even sure what a blog was. My main interest at that time was my flower garden, thus the name "Suzy's Bloomers".
I thought it was a catchy name for a blog about flowers...
what I didn't realize was that apparently in a lot of countries they still call underwear "bloomers" and when I check my site meter, that's what many of my visitors are looking for...fancy panties!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up, depends on us.”
L. Thomas Holdcroft

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


1 can (17.5 oz) Pillsbury Grands! refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing

2 Tablespoons butter

1 cup chopped pecans

¼ cup packed brown sugar

4 teaspoons water


Bake cinnamon rolls as directed on package.

To caramelize pecans, melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat; add pecans. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until butter just starts to brown. Pecans can burn easily, so don't walk away from the stove. Add brown sugar and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until the brown sugar melts and bubbles, about 2 minutes. Spoon over buns while they are hot out of the oven.
Remove cover from icing; microwave on Medium (50%) 5 to 10 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over warm buns. Serve warm.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The choices we make..

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings,
but shorter tempers;

We buy more,
but enjoy it less;

We have bigger houses,
and smaller families;

More conveniences,
but less time;

We have more degrees,
but less sense;

More knowledge,
but less judgment;

We drink too much,
smoke too much,
spend too recklessly,
laugh too little,
drive too fast,
get too angry too quickly,
stay up too late,
get up too tired,
read too little,
watch TV too much,
and pray too seldom;

We have multiplied our possessions,
but reduced our values;

We talk too much,
love too seldom,
and hate too often;

We've learned how to make a living,
but not a life;

We've added years to life,
not life to years;

We've been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor;

We've cleaned up the air,
but polluted the soul;

We plan more,
but accomplish less;

We have higher incomes,
but lower morals;

We've become long on quantity,
but short on quality;

These are the times of fast foods
and slow digestion;

More leisure,
but less fun;

More kinds of food,
but less nutrition;

These are days of two incomes,
but more divorce;

Of fancier houses,
but broken homes;

These are days of quick trips,
disposable diapers,
throw away morality,
one-night stands,
overweight bodies,
and pills that do everything from cheer
to quiet, to kill;

We are called to make many choices,
that affect many people
and we live with the consequences.

Let our choices be the type that lift up God
and bring glory to His name.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Words for Life's Journey

“Among the things you can give

and still keep

are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.”
—Zig Ziglar
(1926-); motivational author, speaker

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Words for Life's Journey

“When you do nothing,
you feel overwhelmed and powerless.
 But when you get involved, you feel
the sense of hope and accomplishment
 that comes from knowing you are
 working to make things better.”

Monday, February 22, 2010

~ On the lighter side ~

One day my mother was out and my dad was looking after me.

I was maybe 2 1/2 years old and had just recovered from a bad cold. Someone had given me a little tea set as a get-well gift and it was one of my favorite toys.

Dad was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought Daddy a little cup of "tea," which was just water. After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such good tea, my mom came home.

Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea. ("It's just the cutest thing!") My mom waited and sure enough, I came down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy. She watched him drink it, then said (as only a mother would)..."Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water is from the toilet?"

(true? I don't know...this was a recent e-mail !

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Words for life's journey

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”
—Kahlil Gibran
(1883-1931); Artist, Poet, And Writer

How you see yourself will determine what kind of life you live. If you’re going to be successful in life and in your Christian walk, you have to have a vision of victory and see yourself the way God sees you: as the head and not the tail, above and not beneath, a victor and not a victim. You will move toward the image that’s in your mind and eventually produce what you keep in front of you.
~ Joel Osteen ~

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Looks like this winter for most of the country. (Good Housekeeping - 1958)
For more here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

This is beautiful…..

Three things in life that, once gone, never come back –
Time, Words, Opportunity

Three things in life that may never be lost –
Peace, Hope, Honesty

Three things in life that are most valuable –
Love, Self-confidence, Friends

Three things in life that are never certain –
Dreams, Success, Fortune

Three things that make a man/woman –
Hard work, Sincerity, Commitment

Three things in life that can destroy a man/woman –
Alcohol, Pride, Anger

Three things in life that, once lost, hard to build-up -
Respect, Trust, Friendship

Three things in life that never fail -
True Love, Determination, Belief


Sunday, January 17, 2010

I'd Need A Savior

How many names
can I use to explain
the love of my Jesus
the life that He gave

And so many times
will I praise You today
I lift up my life
cuz' You're always the same

And my offering
to You I bring

Your name is Jesus
Your name is Jesus
You're the wonderful
Counselor, my friend
You're what I hold on to
I know that You've brought me through
All the days of loss
to the cross
you knew
That I'd need a Savior

How many songs
can I sing to proclaim
Your wondrous love
oh, and beauty so great
oh, and what would I say
If You brought down the rain
oh, and every day
I walked through the pain
my heart would still say, oh
You knew
that I'd need a Savior

“ I’d Need a Savior “ sung by ~ “Among the Thirsty”

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Useless stuff You Just Have to Know

Kind of interesting and definitely something different...
all have been verified to be essentially true.

- A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

- A snail can sleep for three years.

- A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

- Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

- Almonds are members of the peach family.

- An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

- "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

- Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

- The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

- There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

- There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and hazardous.

- Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

- There are more chickens than people in the world.

- Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars
passing a given point on a road.

- Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

- Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

- The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."

Monday, January 11, 2010

Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Spread

This year, I made an assortment of quick breads for the family when we met for the holidays... banana, pumpkin, and cranberry nut. I've always liked the flavored cream cheeses at Panara's and Bruegger's and I found this recipe on the internet. I mixed up a batch to give with the breads.

Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Spread

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 ounce crushed walnuts
Put all ingredients in a bowl, blend with hand mixer.


PS. it was every bit as good as the name brands, maybe better !
 Will keep in the fridge for two weeks in a rubbermaid - type container.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A little inspiration motivation.....

Start Over!

When you've trusted Jesus and walked His way,
When you've felt His hand lead you day by day,
But your steps now take you another way,
Start Over!

When you've made your plans and they've gone awry,
When you've tried your best and there's no more try,
When you've failed yourself and you don't know why,
Start Over!

When you've told your friends what you plan to do,
When you've trusted them and they didn't come through,
And now you're all alone and it's up to you,
Start Over!

When you've failed your kids and they're grown and gone,
When you've done your best but it's turned out wrong,
And now your grandchildren have come along,
Start Over!

When you've prayed to God so you'll know His will,
When you've prayed and prayed and you don't know still,
When you want to stop cause you've had your fill,
Start Over!

When you think you're finished and want to quit,
When you've bottomed out in life's deepest pit,
When you've tried and tried to get out of it,
Start Over!

When the year has been long and successes few,
When December comes and you're feeling blue,
God Gives a January just for you,
Start Over!

Starting Over means "Victories Won"
Starting Over means "A Race well run"
Starting Over means "The Lord's Will Done:
Don't just sit there . . .
Start Over!