Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Why Do People Talk About You?

Why do people talk about you? I mean unless it's something good, but nooooooo-these people are saying small snippets about you behind your back. Then they must know that someone who cares about you in the crowd listening is going to tell you what they say. Why? I mean why? I looked out for you, always watching your back, defending you when someone says something bad about you. Why are you turning on me like that? I really don't understand. I don't remember doing anything wrong to you, if I did-trust me, it wasn't on purpose.

I don't know, sometimes I think people can change, and then maybe I see a little progress of change for the better. But that old habit comes back. I guess when someone has lived in a bad attitude, habit or behavior-they tend to fall back into it. They try to change, but the have a relapse. It hurts and it bothers me sometime when someone close to you talks about you. I really don't understand. Maybe they have a problem deep down that they really need some help.

I just had to get this off my chest.

Have a great New Year everybody. I'll be posting kinda slow from here on out. Things has gotten really busy for me. My business, and school has picked up. So I'll be chatting with you all when I can. Take care guys.

*Don't forget to make your New Years resolutions. One of mine of course is to loose at least 20 lbs. Hopefully I'll be moving within 3 years between now through 2011. I'm sure it'll be sooner than that, but I just gave myself a 3 year window.

What's your New Years resolutions? My hopes for you is that you can follow it through. I'm rooting for you all. You can do it.

Monday, December 29, 2008


Yay, today is my birthdday, and I'm going on a trip to celebrate it Friday.
Happy Birthday to me

Thursday, December 25, 2008

What I Got For Christmas

Hi everybody, and Merry Christmas!!! I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas day today. Enjoying your delicious dinner, family, friends, drinking egg nog, and unwrapping those nice Christmas presents. Here's what I unwrapped for my Christmas gifts: My mom & dad got me a nice outfit, very pretty and a gift card of a pretty nice amount on it. Yay, I love that. My son got me a bath & beauty set, which I love, he surprised me with that one. Oh yeah I almost forgot, my father got me a calligraphy kit, and some cookie decorating and baking things. My daddy loves me. Of course you may not know that I am a daddy's girl. He knows that I like trying new things, so that calligraphy set is right up my alley. I also got myself the movie "This Christmas", and "Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian", and my parents got the movie "Batman the Dark Night". We are going to have a pretty busy movie night watching all those movies. I can't wait, I'm so excited. So today I had a great time. My sister and brother and their families came over and it was a pretty full house. No snow was no where in sight. It was actually about 71 degrees today in S.C. My mother says that we probably will get snow sometime in January.
As always I'm going to miss Christmas, ever since I was a little girl. So now I console myself with the fact that I have a whole year to look forward to it again. I will begin getting my gifts together for Christmas 2009, starting after the 3rd week in January. That way, I'll difinitely have a head start on my gift giving. How smart is that, right?
My birthday Is this Monday coming, and I look forward to celebrating it. My one request, and there are others, but this particular one is really simple. I'd like to eat breakfast at IHOP. What a wonderful place, the food there is really great.
So that's what I got for Christmas, and I appreciate every bit of it. I can truly say this was a great day for me. In our daily life and daily living, rememer to have fun, don't worry about things we cannot change, but just go with the flow and live in freedom and peace, let's look forward to doing that for the coming year. That's what life is really all about. -For the soldiers who are away from their families this Christmas, I hope you have had a blessed Christmas.- "I am praying for you my soldiers, I am praying for you my brothers & sisters, I am praying for you my sons & daughters, I am praying for you my moms & dads: May the Lord protect you and comfort you throughout everyday of your life, I pray that the Lord will bring you home safely where you belong. We love you, and thank God for you and what you are sacraficing for your country. I can not repay you for eveything you have given up, but I can repay you with something-I can repay with a prayer. May God always be with you and His angels to protect you. God bless you men & women of honor-hurry home."

Everyone and may you all have a blessed and prosperous New Year. In everything we do, let us give thanks to God.
So that is everything I got for Christmas, including the most important gift of all, Jesus-the Son of God.

What did you get for Christmas? I hope you all had a Merry day.
Treasure Ann

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Thank You A Dozen Eggs

Thanks to L at A Dozen Eggs www.adozeneggs.com I won a cookie tin of a 1/2 dozen of snowman iced sugar cookies for being a runner up in her cookie give away. I was so excited to learn that I won. I read her blog daily and it is so interesting. Her cookies are delicious to. You should order someone for yourself or a love one. You'll really like them and them. Thanks again L.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all.

Love, Treasure Ann

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas Blogger Friends

Merry Christmas my blogger friends. You know what's up, it'll probably be a while before I post again so I just wanted to say: "May you all have a wonderful, blessed and fun Merry Christmas and New Year.
Happy Holidays to all. I will in just a few minutes start baking, wrapping Christmas gifts, and planning my Christmas dinner menu. Until then everybody take care and enjoy your love ones on this special Holiday season.

Happy Holidays,
Treasure Ann

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oh Yeah

I almost forgot, these are some of the baked goods that I will be baking to give as gifts. The baked goods will be the last of my Christmas gift giving. I will be baking some Fruit Cake Bars, and Pecan-Pie Cookies. I've been making these for the past 4 years and have giving them out for Christmas gifts. People seem to really love them, so I keep making them.

The Fruit Cake Bars will be a different recipe I'll be trying this year. A lot of people I know and in my family really loves Fruit Cake, so some of them will be getting those.

Oh yeah, let me say to my brother Happy Birthday, and may you have many blessed more. My brother loves dogs so this fitting for him.
O. K. back to the baking. The other baked goods that I may be baking, which is kinda of iffy. Gingerbread boys and girls or I may make some chocolate covered peanuts. I haven't decided yet which one I will do. These will be Christmas favors to give out to guests when they get ready to leave after visiting. So what are you all baking as Christmas gifts? Is it a traditional recipe, or a different one? Get those recipes ready though ladies, we only have 7 days until Christmas. enjoy your Holidays and have lots of fun baking, making, and buying your gifts while you take time with your family.

Here's a tidbit of information about me that you didn't know. I have lots to celebrate every year in December. My siblings will be getting a baked goods as a birthday gift from me. They always love it. Here's the tidbit:
My brother, sister and I were all born in December. What are the odds right? My birthday is December 29th, I'm planning on something special for it to. How exciting, I can't wait. I'll fill you in what happen and the all the fun festivities that took place.

Merry Christmas,
Treasure Ann

Christmas Prayer Requests

I want to pray for anyone who has a prayer request. Why? Well, because everyone can use the extra help. Plus it doesn't hurt a bit, it's actually pain free. How about that? I'm game for pain free, and as along as it doesn't hurt anyone else either, prayer has my vote.

My prayer request for this season is that I can be in good health. You see sometimes my left foot tends to hurt and I want to be pain free from that. So I'm believing God to heal me from that. Not much the doctors can do except prescribe pain medicine. So I'm believing that it is going to get better.

So is there anybody that would love for me to pray for them, I am so happy to do it. Just leave your prayer request in the comment. If you don't want to leave it there, I'd be happy to except your prayer request via e-mail. You can e-mail your prayer request to confide7@verizon.net.

There are other situations I am praying about that I can't really mention in my post, but I do desire your prayers that they will work out and things can be restored. Thank you so much. As I pray with you in agreement that God will move on your behalf of your prayer request, I'm having faith that God will come through for you. I also like to hear any testimonies or results of answered prayers. This will encourage others as well to believe and have faith that God can do it. By your faith, God can do it.

"...For truly I (Jesus) say to you, if you have faith [that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you."
Matthew 17:20 (Amplified Version)

What Jesus meant in that particular verse, is that if you have even a little faith in Him, He can work with that, and that nothing is impossible for Him if you believe that He can do that what you request. It doesn't mean literally mountains, but no matter how big your problem is-He can take care of it. We may not see our prayers answered right a way, but it will be answered, if we continue to have faith in Christ. Some people see their prayers answered right away, days later, weeks later, months or even sometimes it might be years. It depends on how strong our faith is. We must have hope, and even when it seems hard and we can't bare anymore struggles-we can't give up.

So if you have a prayer request, I would love to pray with you and for you. What's your request? Let's believe God together for the answer.

Have fun this Christmas, and keep hoping and have faith, 'for nothing is impossible for God, to those who trust Him.'

Treasure Ann

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bake Sale Results

The bake sale I think was a huge success. I mopped up at least $200.00. I would say that's pretty good for one day. I also wanted to do this bake sale to advertise my other products I make and sell. I want the community to know what I'm selling.
It was a cold day, but it turned out pretty good.

Well I'm almost finishing up my homemade Christmas gifts, and I will be also buying some and baking some. O.k. good people I'll chat with you later.

Don't forget to get those gifts wrapped and under the tree. Play some Christmas music and sip on some egg nog, while you do it-so much fun.
Happy Holidays,
Treasure Ann

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bake Sale Update Preparation

O.K. preparations for a Bake Sale is a lot of work. First thanks to all of you for your encouraging words, to keep going in my business venture. Also again thank you to all for wishing me the best on doing well with the bake sale.

I have been pretty busy preparing for this bake sale extravaganza. I expect and hope that a lot of people will be coming. I've passed out many flyers and told anybody I could think of. I've also used the advice that Lulu from "A Tale Of Two Sisters" (www.nixonsleeves.blogspot.com) gave me on Marketing my products more. Thanks Lulu, appreciate it girlfriend. Looks like it worked well to. Here are some pictures of what I wll be selling at my bake sale along with some of my home made products. My natural-chemical free soap, some earrings & charm bracelets I made. I also designed some tote bags. I hope that becomes a big seller.
I made some "Whoopie Pies",

Peanut Butter Cookies,

Christmas Cupcakes, which I think is going to sell really well. These really put you in the Christmas Spirit.

Snowball Cookies, is a recipe I got from a recipe book. I tweaked the recipe a little and made it my own. They are really good. There made with of course butter, all purpose flour, chopped walnuts and you roll them into bite size balls. When there cooled off, you roll the in powdered sugar. I like to add milk chocolate chips in them, and they taste great. Sometimes I experiment on them and roll them in cinnamon & powdered sugar. When I do that, I get sort of a spice ball cookie. Fun isn't it? Can you tell I love baking?

Last but not certainly not in the American least, chocolate chip cookies. Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies? This is an all-time favorite for everybody. I will be selling a lot of these. another thing that's festive to do for Christmas is add baking M & M chips. Some of you probably have tried that. It makes the cookie so colorful and fun.

I really hope I do well, and I will post about my progress. In the meantime, I'm back to preparing, baking, and producing attractive jewelry to sell. It's such a fun thing to do around the Holidays.
By the way, what are ya'll baking up for Christmas? and...Is anyone giving any baked goods away as a Christmas present? Tell me about it.
In the meantime, Happy Holidays!!!
Have fun during your holiday season.
Treasure Ann

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Alright, a bake sale yeah! I'm planning a bake sale, and Its a lot of work. I'm going to have a variety of cookies, but I want to bake something that's going to really attract customers. So if any of you have an idea of a great cookie recipe let me know. I'm really doing this bake sale for the fun and well for some extra cash to make. I need to build up my funds for my growing business. It's just sort of taking a while and it's been slow. I'm patient though, at one time I thought about giving up. I mean I even thought about turning in my Business Liscense. I'm just having a time trying to figure out the best way to advertise, and attract people to what I'm selling.
I even narrowed down my products and now I'm trying to only streamline my natural soaps, charm bracelets, and decorative totebags. These totebags are not handmade by me, I just only customize it and personalize it, and then sell it. The other products I'm going to work on is making business cards and brochures for businesses. We'll see how that goes, hopefully it will go well. I hope this bake sale will bring in revenues of potential loyal cutomers as well, when they see some of my products and use them. My goal for this bake sale is to raise enough money to open up a business bank account and get more supplies to make the products I'm offering.
So if you have any business advice (how to boost sells, advertising, etc.), breath-taking recipes (anything different, mouthwatering, etc.) it is much appreciated. I believe I'm going to give my self at least 2 years for my business Bountiful Treasures to get up off the ground. It'll be a certain financial goal I'll set to see if it gets there within that 2 years. If I don't see it happens , well I'll have to move on to something else. I will definitely be disappointed if it doesn't work, becasue having my own business was always a dream since I've been a little girl. Let's hope and pray it does work out. It's not easy starting a business, but I do like what I do making jewelry and soaps. It's really great and fun, maybe that's what has me to continue to keep going.
I do hope my bake sale comes through for the financial goal I have set. I am excited about it and can't wait to start baking. What I have so far to bake is everybody's favorite; chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter and oatmeal cookies. I will be doing whoopie pie sandwich cookies, and these cookies call snowball cookies. I tweaked the recipe a little, but everybody loves them who tried them. I will be baking brownies to. Oh yeah, I'm not sure, but I thought about doing cupcakes with Christmas decorations on top. What do you think? Should I do the cupcakes or leave them out. Your answer will determine whether I do it or not. Thank ya'll. I'll show you picks of them if the vote is yes, but I will still get some pics of the other baked goods I bake anyway. My Bake Sale is scheduled to be on December 13/Saturday. Hope it will be a success.
Don't forget girls, get those oven cranked up and those decorations flowing. Hey anybody out there doing a Christmas Cookie Exchange? I'm just interested. If you are let me know, I'd like to do a post about your get togethers and Christmas parties-dedicated to you. With your permission to copy your pictures along with the post I will do a themed Christmas Cookie and Party post. Exciting!!! So let me know whats up.
Until next time, I'm going to work on some more Christmas gifts.
Happy Holidays,
Treasure Ann