I am an Amazon Influencer!!!

All my life, no one has ever really taken what I had to say into consideration.  No one.  Not that I was one to speak up all that often.  Most of my life, I have been very shy and scared of my own shadow.  Up until my recent years.  I have come out of my shell.  For the most part.  But now, when I am close to half a CENTURY old, someone finally heard me!  They read my email.  They mulled it over.  They discussed it with co-workers.  And, by gum, they DID what I suggested!!!!!  YES!!!  Finally!!!  I am so freakin’ psyched!!!  LOL

And what was this major accomplishment?  Who took my suggestion?  What’s all the hubbub???

Well, I’ll tell you.  It was Amazon!!!


I’m totally serious!!!  They read my email, and said, “Hey, that Shannon lady in West Virginia is really on to something!”  Honest.  They totally said that!

Ok, so here it is.  To make a long story longer, I’ll tell ya!  So, I wanted to get Amazon Prime, but didn’t feel like I could afford a big $100 pay out at one time.  So, after pouting about it for a while, I decided to send them an email suggesting they make a monthly payment option.  This was probably close to a year ago.  Then today, when I was doing some ordering of paint colors that my craft store doesn’t carry, I decided to click on the 1 month free trial of Prime.  Boy was I surprised when I got to the next page!  They had added a monthly payment plan!  Yes!  It’s about $10 a month, so you end up paying more per year, but it just works better for some people!

So, thank you Amazon for listening to your customers!  And for making me feel like a “big cheese”!  LOL

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Meet & Greet

Hi Everyone!! I’m Heaven! 
This is my first trip to the world of blog writing! I’m going through this process under the wing of my Mother (& blog owner!) Shannon! I’ll be posting under the category “Heaven’s Hijinx!!!”
So hopefully everyone will enjoy this ride with me!

I’m in my late twenties! I’m a wife and mother. I’m also a lover of yarn! That is what I will be mostly writing about! My experiences as a wife! This is my first time around! We’ll be married a year in September!
My experiences as a mother!
This is also my first time around! My little boy will be 3 in July!
My experiences with yarn and other crafty happenings! That’s my other baby! I’ve been crocheting for over 10 years now! I still cannot believe it has been that long!! I have my best friend to thank for showing me the way on that one!
My other interests include traveling, geocache, & cooking!
Stick around! I might surprise ya!
See Ya Soon!        -Heaven





Tomato Gravy Recipe (creamed tomatoes )

State fruit - Tomato

While discussing making my anniversary dinner with my oldest daughter,  I mentioned I was going to make creamed tomatoes and biscuits.   Well,  she jumped on that one and asked if her and her little family could come eat with us, which,  of course,  the answer was “Yes.”  She loves my creamed tomatoes,  but she calls it tomato gravy.  I had never heard that term (which sounds repulsive to me)until a few years ago,  even though I grew up eating it on a regular basis.   Isn’t that funny?   How many different names there are for things.   LOL

I grew up in a small West Virginia town, and when I moved to a bigger West Virginia town, I was astounded that most people who I mentioned it around had never heard of creamed tomatoes,  and thought it sounded gross.  But it is very delicious!  They taste very much like tomato soup,  but creamier and sweeter.  Having them the other day reminded me that they are a bit unusual,  so I thought I’d share the recipe for them!  Not that I use a recipe,  but I sat down and figured it out one time when that same daughter asked how to make them.  Of course,  nothing ever turns out as good as Mommy’s,  does it?  LOL   So here you go!  Let me know what you think of them. 

P.S.  I like to eat it over homemade biscuits,  but my hubby likes it over fried potatoes.   🙂


Creamed Tomatoes (tomato gravy)
Serves 6
Creamed tomatoes is a delicious down-home comfort food for me! It is similar to tomato soup, only creamier and sweeter. It can be eaten over biscuits (homemade, of course!), cornbread, or fried or mashed potatoes. It is my oldest daughter's favorite dish of Mommy's cooking. 🙂
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 1 quart diced tomatoes or juice (fresh or canned)
  2. 2 Tbsp butter or margarine
  3. 1 cup milk
  4. 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  5. 1/3 cup sugar (to taste)
  6. salt to taste
  7. pepper to taste
  1. Pour tomatoes in a saucepan or skillet.
  2. Add butter.
  3. Simmer over medium heat about 15 minutes, or until tomatoes are tender. (If using juice, then just bring it up to a simmer, and continue.).
  4. After tomatoes are tender, mix your flour and milk in a bowl until smooth, and add to tomatoes, stirring well.
  5. Add salt, pepper, and sugar to taste.
  6. If it's too thick, add a little more milk. If it's too thin, either simmer on low until it's the desired thickness, or mix up a bit more flour and milk and add to your tomatoes.
  7. That's it! Serve over homemade biscuits, cornbread, potatoes, or whatever you like!
Adapted from From my Mom's recipe
Adapted from From my Mom's recipe
Shan's Shenanigans http://www.shans-shenanigans.com/

Wordless Wednesday- My Little Mermaid

My Little Mermaid

The perfect Wordless Wednesday photo for a cold, snowy day!  This is my baby.  She’s graduating from high school this spring.  🙂




Blog themes make me Crazy!

Crazy?  Perturbed.  Grumpy.  Annoyed.  All of the above.  LOL

Ok, so I bought a domain name, installed WordPress, then started my search for a great theme. I mean, who doesn’t want their blog to look awesome? Right? Right. So, after searching, and trying about 20 different themes, I can’t seem to find one that I’m in love with.

I’m not asking that much really. Just one that will let me have my own big header image. One that lets you customize with lots of color choices. And, one that has 3 columns.

I thought I had one. But for some reason, my sidebars wouldn’t show up. Ugh. So, I have gone with a big header image, just one sidebar, and no color options that make me happy. I’m hoping there are some handmade themes out there on the web that will be more to my liking, but for right now, I’ll have to go with the freebies available on the WordPress themes area.

If any of you know of someone who makes cute, girly, maybe crafty looking themes, please leave me a link to their site!

My First Meet and Greet!

McLac2000 / Pixabay

Well, my new friend Janice, over at Mostly Blogging, is throwing a New Year’s Meet and Greet today!  I know I won’t be sending many people her way today, but she was very nice to me, and I want to repay the kindness by sharing her link!  I’m very excited to go visit the other bloggers who left their info in the comments.

She has a really nice site, and community that helps bloggers with their site, so go check it out no matter when you see this!

Here is the link to today’s Meet and Greet!  http://mostlyblogging.com/meet-greet-12-new-years-party/

Thanks for inviting me to participate Janice! <3

10 Things About Me!

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Who am I? Nobody really. Just a somebody who tries to good in this world, even if it’s a minuscule thing, like smiling at that homeless guy as I pass him. But we have to have some way of differentiating people, so we will know them apart. So, here are a few tidbits of information about me. 🙂

  1. I was born August 12, 1968
  2. I cry over commercials (Amazon now has me trying to talk my hubby into getting me a tiny pony!  LOL)
  3. I’m obese  (Revised for #6)  I am getting thinner every day!
  4. I believe in aliens
  5. I believe all things are connected on an atomic level (When broken down to our smallest parts, everything is made of energy)
  6. I believe in the Law of Attraction
  7. I’m a good speller (even without Spellcheck!)
  8. I consider myself to be an artist
  9. I’ve had 3 back surgeries and 6 herniated disks replaced
  10. I love the Harry Potter books!

Well, there they are! Important and not so important. Please feel free to share 10 things about yourself in the comments!

Welcome to Shan’s Shenanigans!

Ask Believe Receive

Hi!  My name is Shannon, and I welcome you with open arms to my site!  I am interested in many things, so you will see many different types of information here.  I will share things about my family.  My husband, daughters, grandbabies, and, of course, my pets.  I am the proud mama of one cranky kitty named Meow Meow, and a German Shepherd dog named Zeus.  I am also likely to share recipes, because, well, I love to eat!  LOL  Sometimes I will share arts and crafts I’m making, and maybe even a tutorial here and there.  Another thing you are likely to see a lot of, is information about the Law of Attraction, and Abraham Hicks.

If you’ve never heard of the Law of Attraction, I strongly encourage you to do some research on it.  Perhaps you’ve heard of the movie or book called The Secret, which was what got me started on this path.  There are also two newer books by the same author, Rhonda Byrne, called The Power and The Magic.  I watched the movie first, and it just had me entranced and excited!  I had never heard anything like it before, and the message it conveyed gave me such amazing hope for the future, that I can’t even explain!  It literally changed my life!  There are more changes I want to make though, and the only reason they haven’t already happened, is because I have not put my full effort into it, yet.  But this post, on Jan. 1 2016, is me stating my intention to really WORK it, and make things happen!  I would love it if you would start along with me, and message me or leave comments here or on other posts I make as I go along!

The first I plan to do is start meditating.  Second, I want to work on keeping my thoughts positive, and aimed at the way I WANT things to be, instead of how they are now.  Third, I want to be grateful more often.  You know, have an ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE!  That is just about THE most important thing in having the life you want.  Be grateful for what you already have.  TRULY grateful!

Here is a link to the first 20 minutes of The Secret movie.  You can’t find the whole movie on Youtube for free, but you can rent it there, or I think it is available on Netflix!  But this 20 minutes will let you decide if you want to learn more.  🙂  https://youtu.be/_b1GKGWJbE8

The main person I listen to is Esther Hicks, who is in contact with a spiritual entity referred to as Abraham.  You can search Google for Abraham Hicks and find all sorts of information.  But here is a link to a short playlist on Youtube with Esther talking (actually Abraham talking THROUGH her) about the Law of Attraction, and how to make it work properly.  I hope you enjoy all this, and are able to make your life exactly as you’ve always dreamed!  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7D95118A7AB7A3CD

And don’t forget to let me know what you think, what you’d like to change in your life, and any results you have from putting this exciting knowledge to work for you!

Peace and Love to you!