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Fresh Strawberry Cobbler!

Here in the south, we are all about cobblers.  Fresh peach, blackberry, dewberry, blueberry, even chocolate cobblers.   My all time favorite cobbler was a dewberry cobbler made by my grandma Mercer. Dewberries grow on trailing, bramble vines located close to the ground.  Grandma would always warn us to be careful while we were berry picking.  Not only from the brambles, but from dreaded snakes.  It seems snakes like to shade themselves under the vines.  Luckily for me, I never met a snake while dewberry picking!  We would gather our juicy berries in metal bowls until we could find no more or until our bowls were full.  Berry picking was a chore we happily accepted because we knew what was to come.  Later in the day, we would smell the delicious aromas wafting from the oven as a fresh dewberry cobbler bubbled away.  We eagerly awaited the moment when Grandma would place the dewberry cobbler on the table!  Grandma also made batches of dewberry jelly which we enjoyed year round.  Such a w

Let's Make Decoupage Easter Eggs!

Today I am joining the  Share It One More Time link up party.  This is my first time for the party and thought, what can I share?  My decoupage Easter eggs came to mind.  What a perfect time!  If you are having a rainy day like we did yesterday, it would be a perfect, fun project for the little hands in your house.  They would also make a terrific gift from your little ones to their grandparents.  Before we start, let me show you a vintage Easter egg from Germany.  Believe it or not, these are not that expensive. Now for our project!  Since they are already having Easter sales, head on down to your local craft store and buy all the paper mache eggs available, select some pretty scrapbook paper, a sponge brush, and a jar of Mod Podge.  If the Peeps are on sale, grab a pack of those.  A little sugar inspiration can do one wonders.  Now let's get crafting! Supplies Needed: Paper Mache eggs Scrapbook Paper Sponge Brush Bottle of  Mod Podge Gloss-Lustre  (dec

Irish Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

A coworker recently commented that "Still Woods certainly has been STILL".  What can I say, I have been in a blogging slump.  The last few weeks have been full of activity and travel.  I have lots to share, but haven't stopped to write anything down.  Yikes!  Since tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, I thought I would show you one of my new acquisitions.  I am a collector of milk glass, but at this point in my collection, I only purchase unusual pieces or pieces that speak to me.  These definitely spoke to me!  They are the perfect addition to my St. Patrick's Day decor.  We often serve desserts on the  Reading Room table.  I have these ready for after dinner coffee. Each St. Patrick's Day, our family celebrates our Irish heritage by sharing a meal of Irish food.  No green colored pasta allowed here (saw that yesterday at the grocery).  Contributions must have Irish roots.  We have put our thumbs down to a few choices over the years.  Did I mention that every