I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse with my Hubby Joe, work full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit, have a small Craft Business on the side and I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

Joan Rivers

My One Little Word for 2014 is ME!!
Please click HERE to read about why I chose this word!!

PLEASE CLICK HERE to read Why I Returned to Blogging after a Break.....

Friday, October 31, 2014


Eric Frein Captured, 48-day Manhunt Comes to an End


                                                                 Source WNEP

Ten Most Wanted
The FBI is offering rewards for information leading to the apprehension of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.


Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Criminal Homicide, Criminal Attempt to Commit Homicide in the First Degree, Criminal Homicide of a Law Enforcement Officer, Criminal Attempt to Commit Criminal Homicide of a Law...
REWARD: The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Eric Matthew Frein.
Eric Matthew Frein is wanted for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and the wounding of another outside the Blooming Grove Barracks in Pike County, Pennsylvania, on September 12, 2014.
Frein is known to be a heavy smoker, a weapons enthusiast, and a survivalist. He claims to have fought with Serbians in Africa, and he has studied Russian and Serbian languages. He may have shaved his head on both sides and have long hair on top. He was last seen with no facial hair and was wearing a brown and gold windbreaker, khaki shorts, and sneakers. He was carrying a dark green backpack with black trim. Frein has ties to the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, including the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.
Source- " FBI's Most Wanted Page"


NEPA can now return to a sense of normalcy now that Eric Frein has been captured and Thankfully, he was captured peacefully , without any more Blood Shed.

Halloween is back on for tonight for children in those areas where the Police have been searching for 6 weeks, the Pocono Mountains can now welcome back the tourist trade which was almost non-existent because of this Man Hunt and people living in those areas can sleep more soundly at night.

Fittingly so, Authorities placed Eric Frein in the handcuffs of slain Cpl. Bryon Dickson and put him in Dickson's squad car for the ride back to the Blooming Grove barracks.

The Families of the 2 State Troopers, one who was shot and killed and one who was wounded and is recovering, can maybe get some sense of Relief.

However , his capture will never  bring back Cpl. Bryon Dickson, the state trooper he is accused of fatally shooting on September 12, to his wife and 2 small children.

They continue to be in the thoughts and prayers of NEPA.......

Surprisingly, Eric Frein had made his way south through the Pocono Mountains  to an area in Tannersville which is a mere 40 minute drive from our house!!!  A bit unsettling because he was heading toward more populated areas including a huge Outlet Shopping Area called The Crossings!!

NEPA Remains PSP Strong!!
 We are very grateful to all the members of Law Enforcement who have worked tirelessly to bring this horrific change of events to an end!!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Kitchen Fall/ Halloween Decor 2014 & a Blog Break

 I want to Thank Charlene over at A Pinch of Joy for featuring my post, Harvest Tea , Part 1, from last week's Busy Monday Party!
Thanks so much, Charlene!!
And I also want to Thanks Kathryn over at The Dedicated House, for featuring my post, Harvest Tea, Part 1, from last week's Make It Pretty Party!!
Thanks so much , Kathryn!!

Please take some time to visit and link up to this great parties!!

 I also want to Thank Susan, over at Eclectric Shorebird, for featuring my Halloween Decor posted on Debbie-Dabble in her post, Halloweenie Picks of the Eek!!
 Thanks so much, Susan!!!

 Please take some time to stop by and visit Susan!! She has a lovely Blog!!

I did add a few touches of Fall and Halloween to the Kitchen......
I do like to decorate my Candy Bar for each Holiday......
And of course , I would do the same for  Fall and Halloween......
A Fall/ Halloween Tea and Candy Vignette , so to speak......
My Apothecary Jars are filled with different varieties of Candy Corn........
A little Scarecrow , resting comfortably in a Fall colored Tea Cup.....
Tea, anyone????
A little arrangement I put together in this cute Autumn Box.....
With a piece of apple pie.......
More Candy Corn......
Gourdes from Dollar Tree fill the Mason Jar Lamp.....
Makes this area look quite festive, don't you think?

A tin pocket filled with some fall flowers.....
Another Fall Floral arrangement that I put together over here in the corner by the stove.....
The Apple Pie sign is here all the time but I did buy it in Michaels during after Fall Season Clearance some years ago......
Fall Linens....

Some Halloween cute magnets.....
The pass thru where my Kitchen window used to be.....
I like to decorate this area because Joe can enjoy it when he is washing dishes.......


No, really, he is the dish washer!!
A few Halloween Ornaments hanging from the Tea Cup Chandy.....
Looking through out into the Den.....
I love the way the light hits those leaf bottles.....
And on top of the Refrigerator....
And that is it for my Fall/Halloween Kitchen Decor......

I do have a few things in the Powder Room for the Season but not much......

You may remember that I made a wreath like this for one Craft fair where I was a vendor at in September....

I liked it so much I made one for myself but added a few spiders to it......
 It is hanging on the Powder Room door....

On the sink......
 A Dollar Tree Pumpkin that I blinged up some years ago......
 On the toilet tank......
 Another Pumpkin that I dabbled with......

and 2 Halloween Snow Buddies......
 A hint of what is to come in the way of Winter and Christmas decorations in the Powder Room!!

And this post is my last post for the Fall/ Halloween season......

I hope you enjoyed seeing all my Fall Halloween decorations!!

I enjoyed sharing them with all of you because I do love decorating for this beautiful Season which is my favorite Season of the year.....

And I am sure you read the last words in the title of this post.....

A Blog Break

Yes, I need to take a bit of a Blog Break.

Too much going on right now with running the Craft Fair and Specialty Basket Raffle, trying to decorate my own house for the Christmas Holiday, Preparing to be a vendor at the Craft Fair I am running and working full time!!

I have dropped out of one Craft Fair that I was supposed to do this weekend just because there is not enough time in the day for me right now.

So I need to take the time to get my head back on straight and redefine how much time I want to spend blogging.

My friend Trish over at The Decoratoraholic just did a very interesting and heart felt post that pretty much echoes what I have been wrestling with for at least a year now...

If you want to read Trish's post, "Has Blogging Taken Over Your Life?", please Click  HERE !!

I will link up my current posts to my new and reduced Blog Party List, which is one change that I have made now......

I will be back to posting in about 1-2 weeks to share my Christmas Decorations here on this blog with a link over to my Christmas Blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas, where I will be posting for the Holidays.

I will be making some changes in how I Blog when I return.

I need to do this to keep my sanity.......

So I hope you will check back with me in a week or so........

Until then....Wishing all of you well!!

I am linking up to these parties:
2014 Harvest Hop
 Fabulous Fall Party
Fluster's Creative Muster Wednesday's
 Wow Us Wednesday
 Sizzle into Summer Party
What's It Wednesday
 Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop 
Wake Up Wednesdays 
  Before and After Party

Home and Garden Party Thursday
  Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
Share Your Cup Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
Grace at Home Party
 Simple and Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home Friday
 Show and Tell Friday
Friday Favorites
   Flaunt It Fridays
  What To Do Weekends
 Anything Goes Linky Party
Anything Blue  Fridays
Friday's Five Features Party 
Fabulous Fridays 

 Pink Saturday
Say G' Day Saturday 
Friday Features Linky Party
Welcome to the Weekend Blog Hop

Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
Sunday Brunch Party
 Snickerdoodle Sunday
Sunday's Best Partay! -monthly

 Busy Monday
Mod Vintage Mix Monday
 Make It Pretty Monday
 Monday Link Party 
Blue Monday

 Tuesdays At Our Home 
 History and Home Party
Trash 2 Treasure Linky Party 
Home Sweet Garden Party
 Lou Lou Girl's Linky Party
  Tea Time Tuesday

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit with me!


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