Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SUGAR AND SPICE ( Winner announcement)

Sweeter than Granny Walden's Karo Pie, this little dancin' queen had her Grandma Muzzie's 'Happy Dance' perfected by her first birthday. Born October 14, 2005, little Miss Sarah Grace truly graced our family with her infectious smile and the energy of a Duracell battery.

One glance from those sparklin' chocolatey brown eyes as big as saucers can melt your heart faster than this Ozark Farm Chick can leap over a corral panel with a wild~eyed bovine breathin' down my knickers. This nectarous Fairy Princess is too darn stinkin' cute and knows how to use it baby. Honey Pie will roll those big browns when she's in trouble and say, "I love you Mommy (Daddy)!!!"

Miss Candy coated Pippi Longstockin' broke her little wing flyin' off the arm of the sofa a couple years ago and sported the cutest tiny purple cast. Her Mama, The Latin Lovin' Hillibilly, braided her pigtailed braids 'round a coat hanger for that year's Christmas program. The teen gals backstage had a blast and a half flippin' the braids up...then down each time Gracie was offstage.

Her spiraled curly Shirley Temple look gained her a flower girl position in my nephew's hitchin'. Sarah Grace was most enchanted with the chocolate fountain. It is the factor in most girls dreams isn't it??? I know, I need to hit more of those Chocoholic's Anonymous meetings.

"Oh, my dolly finally came," were the words squealed when she opened the present we handed her. See, Sarah asked for a Hearts for Hearts Nahji from India doll that arrived late the day before her birthday. We left for Texas before Sleepin' Beauty awoke on her big day so she didn't get her dolly 'till a week later. I must confess...Grandma's heart sank like a cement block. I felt baaaaaad!!!

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After her dolly came I think ya'll can tell that Miss Gracie had a very happy number six. I swear that smile could light up New York City at Christmastime! Folks, don't let all this syrupy sweetness fool ya though. If the need arises she can be tougher than a two dollar steak takin' both her big brothers down at the knees but most of the time Sarah is sweeter than Charlies Chocolate factory on it's best day.

It was 1963 when an English rock band sang "Sugar and spice and all things nice, Kisses sweeter than wine, Sugar and spice and everything nice, You know that little girl is mine." My little Sarah has a big old piece of my heart and just like The Searchers, I too can belt out how much I love my little" Sugar and Spice !!!"

Ya'll hop on over and congratulate Shug over at 'My Steps Of Faith' who's sweeter than a warm bath filled with decadent Belgian chocolate herself. She is the winner of a signed copy of "Social Climbers" written by that generous Beth over at ' Social Climbers'. Congratulations Shug and a big old Ozark 'thanks' to Beth. Woohoo!!!!


  1. Congratulations to Shug!
    And you have a lot of reasons to be happy, Nezzy.

  2. Congrats to Shug ! Lovely photos of such a sweet little lady ! Have a wonderful day !

  3. What a sweetheart! You are right about that smile melting just about anything. What an uplifting post! I am smiling myself... :-)

  4. I love the name "Sarah Grace" and it totally seems to fit your little Sweetie.
    She is so cute!!

  5. I am so glad your Sarah Grace has graced your life with so much sweetness. I loved seeing the pics of her growing up to be a dolly-lovin' six year old. Happy belated birthday to your sweet girl.

  6. Oh these sweet babies, I just want to scoop them all up and give them horsey kisses! My daughters little one just broke her little are doing the same thing! Merry Christmas! :D

  7. Nothing cuter or sweeter than a grandaughter....unless it's a grandson too :-)

  8. All of your Grands are grand just like you. How can they be anything else but awesome? :)

  9. That is one cute little gal. No wonder you're a proud Gramma.

  10. Cute little girl! Congrats to the winner!

  11. Little Cutie Pie!!!

    Guess what? I won the hoodie over at Nanny Goats in Panties! YIPPEE!!!

    Hope your week is going fantabulous!

    Merry Merry, Ho Ho and all that Rot! *giggle*


  12. Those are the sweetest little girls! Glad you had a moment to share them. ;)

  13. How I adore you, Nezzy. The love you have for your little ones is an example of the love of Jesus. PLAIN AND SIMPLE!

    Merry Christmas my dear! Anita

  14. Oh she is beautiful Nezzy! Loved that photo of her curly do..she must have been eating chocolate! Cute!
    Merry Christmas to you and everyone there at the Ponderosa! :)

  15. What a sweetheart of a young girl and what a loving family she has!
    I did not know about those dolls - - - they may be in my future with my grandkids - - right?!!!

  16. She is simply as cute as can be Nezzy! In that first pic she looks like a real life baby doll, adorable! And that toothless grin, oh I love those little grins!
    Merry Christmas my friend, enjoy your lovely family!

  17. You asren't too proud of this little cutie are you?? :)


  18. This post is sweeter than sweet tarts!
    Congratulations to Shug.

  19. She is a lovely little doll herself! Grandchildren make the world go around.

  20. What an adorable cutie...
    Sending you ooooodles of Christmas love dear one..may your heart be full of joy and love. xoxox

  21. I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date... My goodness, I need to check my emails in a more timely manner... Congrats to Shug, your winner!

    What adorable babies you have posted! May you have a joyous Christmas!

  22. Isn't being a Grandma wonderful? She is beautiful as all your Grands are. Makes you grin just to look at her!
    Merry Christmas, dear friend. You are someone to look up to in this life, as an example of what wife, mother, grandma and friend should be.
    Many hugs and tons of love,

  23. What a cutie pie she is!!!! And she's so lucky to have such an awesome Grandma too!!

  24. Aren't grandchildren the BEST thing ever!

  25. Your Sarah Grace is a sweetie pie. Happy Birthday. Bragging on her is easy, isn't it Grandma? LOL She is absolutely adorable in each stage of her life. Those photos were delightful. Glad her dolly finally came. She must LOVE it to pieces. Take care. Merry Christmas. And congrats to Shug.

  26. OMGosh! She is such a little heart breaker!
    I forgot about that song, too! 1964 I would have been 13. I became glued to my transistor radio at about ago 10. ;) Thanks for the memories. :)

  27. Your little Sugar and Spice girl is adorable and I love her SMILE. I love how you do their birthdays. Each one is so special and your description is one that should make them feel just that.

  28. Oh what a wonderful collection of CUTE pictures! Love the toothless one:) Congratulations SHUG, lucky lady! Have a blessed day dear Nezzy!

  29. So sweet, what an incredibly cute child, I love those curls.

  30. cutie pies!!!!! If I don't see ya .. have a merry christmas!!!!

  31. Congrats to winner but I have to comment on that cutie, Shirley Temple look-a-like. Really cutie with a irresistable smile.

  32. So stinkin' darling!!!!!
    How do you stand being around such cuteness without totally inhaling the yumminess?

    Have such a Merry Christmas!

  33. OMG....I am so thrilled! I mean it from my heart...Happpy Me, to be your winner!!

    Now, these are faces that will melt your heart! Each picture is adorable!!..You really captured some photos that memorable and will last forever!
    Thanks Nezzy and happy days to you through the Christmas season...
    P.O. Box 471...Chandler,Texas 75758

  34. Such a sweetie! Congrats to the winner!
    Just wanted to drop by and wish you and yours a very Merry and Blessed Christmas. Hugs.

  35. Sarah Grace. What a perfect name for a perfect little girl. Love the toothless grin!

    Congratulations to Shug!

    Hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas Nezzy. It looks like it won't be a white Christmas this year, but it will be a sparkling one as we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus.

    Deanna at My Loves, My Life

  36. Oh she's just too cute! What a face :)
    The first pic looks JUST like my littlest grandbaby who turns one TODAY! :)
    Merry Christmas!!
    Michelle G from undeservingyetoverblessed.blogspot.com

  37. what a cute little one...smiles...kids are awesome....i hope that you have a most incredible christmas

  38. Nothing beats the smile of little ones to make Christmas brighter and yours are so cute.
    Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas and a great holiday season.

  39. Nice to meet you, Nezzy. You do have some cutie pie grandkids. :)

  40. so, so CUTE ... and she LOVES her grandma :)

    Merry Christmas!

  41. My Christmas wish for you, my friend
    Is not a simple one
    For I wish you hope and joy and peace
    Days filled with warmth and sun

    I wish you love and friendship too
    Throughout the coming year
    Lots of laughter and happiness
    To fill your world with cheer

    May you count your blessings, one by one
    And when totaled by the lot
    May you find all you've been given
    To be more than what you sought

    May your journeys be short, your burdens light
    May your spirit never grow old
    May all your clouds have silver linings
    And your rainbows pots of gold

    I wish this all and so much more
    May all your dreams come true
    May you have a Merry Christmas friend
    And a happy New Year, too .. xoxo

  42. CHRISTmas Blessings from my mountain top to your home…May it be the best one ever..Hugs and Love Gloria.

  43. Oh Nezzy, Your Sarah Grace is a beautiful young lady and clearly warms your sweet heart. I love the way you write about your family. I can tell you are smiling as you write your posts.... and I smile reading them.

    Wishing you and your family a blessed and happy Christmas. xoxo jj

  44. I love that name. So beautiful and perfectly befitting that precious doll of a girl!

    Merry, merry Christmas, Nezzy, to you and all your sweet loved ones! Many many blessings to all of you!!

  45. Sarah Grace is one precious little angel :)
    Merry, merry!
    xo, misha

    Congrats, Shug!

  46. She is a gorgeous baby girl. Hope her birthday was every bit of fun and happiness!

  47. Gracie is a real cutie. Even a week late, a gift from grandma is mighty nice.

  48. Congrats to the winner!
    Precious photos indeed!! Pure sweetness ♥

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  49. Lots of sugar in this post! Very sweet photos of your little Princess! And congrats to your lucky winner! I hope your Christmas is blessed my friend! Enjoy your family and friends! Happy holidays dear one! Warm Southern hugs, Diane ♥♥♥

  50. absolutely adorable, in all of these, that first dancing queen is so precious. i know your heart is so full for the love of this little girl. thanks for sharing her smiles. Merry Christmas

  51. What living dollllllls!!!!!!! :-)

    Wishing a Merry and Lovely and Happy and Cozy and Family Filled Christmas to you and to yours!

    "Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; and transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!"
    ~~Charles Dickens,
    "The Pickwick Papers", 1836

  52. I think that my favorite picture is of Sarah Grace in her bouncing braids. Just too cute. The other pictures are also great. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Merry Christmas to you and yours Nezzy. JB

  53. Hey there, So glad you dropped by my place to say howdy, so I could come meet you. I loved seeing all your grands-such darlins! I'm a country girl at heart but live in a small town; living vicariously through my daughter who is on land, owning a cow with them and reading all my friends blogs about country life. I'll be back to visit but til then, Merry Christmas.

  54. Hi Nezzy,
    I've been a month away from my blog, to say nothing of my friends. Very cute creature that won your heart -- and knows it, ha, ha. Finally posted on my blog. It's a Christmas poem you might like.
    I wish you and your family a happy Christmas and New Year.

  55. What a little darlin' she is - love those curls. Your blog friendship is a blessing to me. May God richly bless you and yours this Christmas.

  56. I always smile when I visit here!

  57. Her eyes are beautiful! And that hair-I need it. Congrats to your winner.

  58. Love all the entries and congrats to the winner! I use to love Shirley Temple and every Sunday would watch one of her movies on the TV...I was in my glory! I wanted to be her but couldn't dance and didn't have curls...

  59. Hi Nezzy, What a little darling with those saucer eyes and curly top. I can see she would melt hearts with that sweet smile.
    Congrats to the winner of your giveaway.
    Hugs to you dear girl and thank you for such wonderful and fun posts. You are so talented!!!

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year.
    XO Celestina Marie

  60. She's just too cute for words! Merry Christmas!

  61. Nezzy, Merry Christmas to you and your family :-)

  62. She is adorable! Just love her toothless grin in that one pic!

    Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas, my sweet friend!!!!

  63. Nezzy honey how precious is your little darling.
    Always love when you share these pics of your babies.
    I came over to check on you and to wish you a very Merry Christmas
    Love ya

  64. Lovely post! What a cutie she is!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family****

  65. That child is absolutely adorable!!

    Happy Holidays, Nezzy!!


  66. What an adorable child! Merry Christmas!

  67. Nezzy, your finest specialty is ..the love for your grandkids. You're the only blogger I know that constantly brings to her help Songs, to make her point clearer. Your writing style is very special - it abounds in analogies.

    As for Gracie - sweet, cute, spicy; you name it ,she has it.
    Best wishes to the winner!
    Merry Christmas to you and Yours!

  68. Nezzy id like to wish you a merry Christmas to you and your family and a healthy and happy new years as well. I wanted to tell you this now because I've just posted my Christmas post which will be the last one for 2011. I thank you for your blog visits and for your home spun comments,lol. Your friend Richard

  69. Beautiful children! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, my dear ~

  70. What a cutie pie! What fun it must be to have you two together :)

    Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas and happy, healthy new year!


  71. Dear Nezzy, wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the New Year - thank you so much for your kind visits and words in the past year,

  72. Sweet Nezzy, I've been busy, busy, busy and not around blogland for the last few days. I just read your post and I want to send that sweet youngun' belated birthday wishes.

    If you have a minute today, please stop by my blog and vote for your favorite gingerbread house brought to you by our 2 oldest grandsons and their girlfriends. It's just a little Christmas fun that I baked up and they decorated. I hope you enjoy seeing them. Thanks!

    Wishing you and your family the very Merriest Christmas ever!

  73. There are a lot of yummy sweets around at this time of year but how could they compare to that little darlin'?

    Wishing you and yours a most beautiful Christmas.

  74. She is absolute sweetness! :)

    Have a very blessed Christmas, Nezzy!

  75. Well now, I had to drop in and wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and finding this delightful post was just like another present in my stocking!

    Hugs from Sunny Florida!

  76. She is super cute! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  77. Such sweet little ones! Glad you had a Merry Christmas! blessings,Kathleen

  78. I know I don't get out much lately, but I definitely wanted to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas (even if I am a bit late). Blessings and love to you!

  79. The pictures are sweet as can be. Wishing you days of joy in the year ahead and giving great thanks for your friendship.

  80. What a cutie! Merry Christmas, and hope you're enjoying the holidays!!

  81. omg Nezzy..these babes are adorable. I know they're making your Christmas totally special. :)

  82. You have a family full of December birthdays too! Your MIL is sweet as can be and this precious Miss is a darling girl.
    What a terrific family you have Nezzy


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