Saturday, May 27, 2023

Likes? Loves?

? The homepage used to have several Likes but seems to have re-set :-/ 

Ever since I updated the Contact form, which updated beautifully, the Likes button reset and doesn’t accept new Likes :-/ 

I’ll try to fix or change it. In the meantime, feel free to Likes this blog and always eager to read comments! 



Saturday, May 20, 2023

Toys Galore!

 There are candy vending machines that are solid metal, heavy, and colorful. 

They can either vend gumballs, candies or toys, which vend in capsules so they can move easily thru the machines. 

There’s no mistaking they are toys, mostly because the capsules will have bracelets, fuzzy toys, small spinners, or bouncy balls in them and are never mixed with candy so there’s no confusion. 

Since I’ve moved away from vending machines over to honor boxes, I have a backlog of toys which virtually last forever, and although vending candies usually have an incredible shelf-life, they aren’t imperishable like toys are, so I’ll either be donating my remaining toys stock, tossing previous favorites, or will specify on the honor boxes that the items are either toys or candies. 

Thanku for your patience. 



Saturday, May 13, 2023

Happy Mother’s Day weekend!


For my dear mother in heaven, I wish you’d stuck around a little longer, okay, a lot longer. 

Until I see u again, my thoughts are specifically with u this weekend. 

I went bluebonnet hunting and was told they could be found at a nearby park. 

I didn’t see them and will have to find out when and where they might be. 

Although I didn’t find bluebonnets, I found some fun critters on a lovely walk. 

For my Mama on Mother’s Day; 

These tiny white flowers were everywhere on bushes over 12 feet tall! Very lush place!  


A friendly squirrel 🐿 going about his business. 


A tiny, tiny bunny waiting for his mom to return… 


A beautiful family of ducks :-)  
The drake immediately swam over to his hen, who was eyeballing me with caution. 
They both watched over their brood who were happily oblivious during their meal. I guess they feed on algae and seed…


Random patches of these light pink flowers can be found just about anywhere there’s greenery.  

Happy Mother’s Day  



Saturday, May 6, 2023

Coco beans, sugar, vanilla

That’s it!  

After that, it’s a matter of preferred flavoring, oils or lecithin for viscosity. 

Of course, my beloved M&Ms will have their candy shells, peanuts, crisps, marshmallows, etc. 

Chocolate is one of the many foods that has plant-protein only, and except for milk chocolate, it contains no animal proteins. Even pollination of the cacao plants can be done by birds, winds, or manual touch. 

Don’t be fooled by imitators anywhere! The reliable original is best. 

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Train tracks


It was oddly satisfying to see this train go by. 

There is a 20-minute video of this looooong train on a beautiful evening. 

The video wouldn’t upload so I’ll try later. 

It helped that I wasn’t in a hurry to be anywhere and it was so amazing because I realized I hadn’t seen a live train in years (?!)  

Maybe it’s bringing those sweet-tarts that’s been so hard to find, or the red hots that were so popular…


May 8, 2023, here's the video of the supply train going by I promised.  
It doesn't seem to want to show up yet, tho...



Saturday, April 22, 2023

What an odd month

 Happy Everything Day; 

To Passover, 

Good Friday, 


Tax Day, 

and Earth Day. 


Saturday, April 15, 2023

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Happy Easter! Spring has sprung


Spring is here and u can see it when wildflowers started to bloom by roadways and in fields. 

I’m not putting out my own flowers just yet because there is always one last gasp freeze right before summer when it’s least expected, never fails, every year, it’s just a matter of when. 

Can last 3-5 days, then that’s it for the year.  

In the meantime, the worst of the storms is over for the year, and a few places were hit hard, please feel free to support Becky’s Hope; 

  Becky’s Hope Rescue  

Happy Easter  🐣 





Sunday, April 2, 2023

Whew! Got thru April 1st! Not so fast…

 Happy April Fool’s Day (?!?) 

     I made it thru April Fool’s Day, and hope all is okay with u! 

I enjoy celebrating any and every holiday that I can, preferably with chocolate, except that April Fool’s Day isn’t technically a formal holiday, it’s on every calendar, but like many modern holidays, it’s a day for fun. 





Sunday, March 26, 2023

Pennsylvania Chocolate

 There’s plenty of chocolate in Pennsylvania. 

   There’s the Bradford Factory, the Wilbur store, the Rocky Mountain Factory in Pennsylvania and many other states.