Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Monday

Granddog Bear posing as Flat Stanley

Hi there,
It's a lovely Monday morning, especially lovely because I have the day off. We get Easter Monday as the holiday off instead of Good Friday. It's a weird North Carolina thing, and I've heard all sorts of explanations, but in my situation it has mostly to do with the academic schedule. We had a very low-key weekend, the best kind! Bear, our one and only granddog, spent the weekend with us.

Two things today:


Have you ever made Paula Deen's Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies? It's one of our favorites! I like to make them with a chocolate fudge cake mix. But Ravelry BFF Sharon tried using a LEMON cake mix, and wow does that make a delicious spring cookie! (And note to Sharon, I ordered these baking racks from Amazon, love them!) 

Avon calling

I have rarely used any cosmetic or skin care product other than Avon. My mom was an Avon representative from the early 70's until she passed away in 1987. She was a top-ten seller in the state of Wyoming for most of her career, earning many awards and prizes. Everyone in our hometown knew to call 'Dot' for Avon. That was back in the day when she would make appointments with her customers to call on them in their homes, mostly the wives of doctors, lawyers, and business men. Her customers would have a pot of coffee brewed and usually a special baked treat waiting for her and would spend an hour or more going through the brochure and looking at her latest demo items. Those days are gone! My local representative recently quit, so I have started ordering from Avon online. And to my delight, the products come wrapped extra special, like a gift. The only other online retailer that I've seen do this to such an extent is Churchmouse Yarns.  

Have a great week! 

xoxo Tammy 


  1. Avon ladies are few and far between anymore, but there is one that occasionally brings brochures by my house.

    I haven't made cookies in ages.

  2. so happy you had a vacation day around Easter. Up here there is no days off. However my son has a spring vacation coinciding with Easter so he's here with us for a bit!! I'm happy :)


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