November 24, 2012

View Through An Autumn Morning Windowpane

Tiny little snowflakes falling from sky;
Mother Nature imprints; nigh fall Goodbye!

"I don't mean to be alarmist, but these  things usually travel in groups." - New Yorker Cartoon


It has been awhile since I posted to the Six Word Saturday(6WS) blog hop, but the view this morning through my windowpane beckoned a bit of rhyme and a bit of fun so I gave you a 2-line-6-words-each-line description!
So, can you describe your life in six words?

November 23, 2012

Holiday Shop Online Link-Up

Those of us who are doing our best to avoid the hustle and bustle of the winter holiday season have found shopping online to be the best shopping idea around. And we all know Black Friday is the beginning of the shopping chaos!

Here at abitosunshine we like to support our fine feathered friends. Whether shopping online or selling online, you have our support and encouragement.

To that end, we have chosen Black Friday as the day to create a linky list for the holidays for buyers and sellers! From our Shop Online Link-Up, you can shop til you drop! This will be an ongoing linky list throughout the entire 2012 winter holiday shopping season, so...

  • SELLERS: Add your gift guides and shopping article links to the list!
  • SHOPPERS: Show your support for small business owners online and shop from the list!

Where do you do this, you ask? Get linked up for shopping online! Here is the link to the...


Will you be buying or selling or both this winter season?


November 17, 2012

Peachy Keen Giveaway Winner

Yes! We have a WINNER!

Chosen by, the winner of the Peachy Keen Kitchen Queen Apron Giveaway is:


You can congratulate OhMe in the official congratulations guestbook on My Mom's Peach Pie Recipe web page!

My appreciation to all who participated in this giveaway! Look for another giveaway for a new product by abitosunshine in December!

November 11, 2012

Sunday Morning Light

My son and grandson came for an overnight visit with me yesterday. We went out to dinner where I work at Roman's Pizza and Sub Shoppe. We laughed, we played, we loved ... What a wonderful time this Grandma had!

The most wonderful thing in the world—and yes, a precious moment which brought real tears to my eyes—was my son tucking his little one into bed for the night, folding hands and saying a bedtime prayer ending with "And God bless everybody!" followed by a shout of "Amen!" by my grandson. Yes, Grandma Ruthi cried tears of joy for both her little boys.

I am so proud of my son for the seeds of love he has sown. And I am ever so thankful to share in his harvest. Indeed, I awoke with happiness in my heart in this Sunday morning light.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (Prayer) Art Print Poster
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
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November 10, 2012

CLOSED Peachy Keen Kitchen Queen Apron Giveaway

If you are serving up a fresh fruit pie, any kind of pie, for your holiday dinner or special occasion I am sure you have a favorite pie recipe to share. Maybe your best pie recipe is an old family favorite such as mine.

Naturally, when you are baking this pie for your guests, you will want to wear a special apron for the occasion. I've created an apron for you that will add that just peachy feeling to your homemade pie filling.

I created the apron in tribute to my mom's peach pie recipe and the story behind her peach pie filling. You'll get to read all about it as part of this giveaway.

How to Enter the...

Peachy Keen Kitchen Queen Apron Giveaway!

Just peachy easy entry! All you have to do to enter the Peachy Keen Kitchen Queen Apron Giveaway is to visit my article about my Mom's Peach Pie Recipe. Go to the Win A Peachy Keen Apron section and leave me a comment in the Giveaway section answering the two questions asked there! Then, you must return here to this post telling me what name you used for your comment on the giveaway questions AND an email address where you can be contacted should you be the Winner!

Giveaway ends November 17th, 2012 and winner of the apron will be chosen by random selection. Winner will be announced here on abitosunshine and on my article on Squidoo. Once the winner has been confirmed and contacted, the apron will be on its way to a peachy keen kitchen queen!

NOTE: I regret that this giveaway is open only to those with a shipping address in the USA.

Share Your Pie Recipe

Be sure to share your favorite pie story in the comment section here on this blog post. In fact, if you have written an article about your pie recipe, you are more than welcome to share the link to your published pie article in your comment.

For those of you who are also Squidoo lensmasters, on my Squidoo article for my mom's peach pie recipe you will find a place where you can Share A Perfect Pie Lens, so be sure to do so!

If you are not yet a member of the Squidoo community, now is a good to to join squidoo and you can create and publish a pie recipe article too!