Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pumpkin Brownies

Just thought I'd share this recipe :)

Pumpkin Brownies

1 15 oz can of pumpkin          1 tsp baking soda
1 cup vegetable oil                  1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs                                    1 tsp cinnamon
2 c sugar                                1/2 tsp salt
2 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350 deagrees. Beat together eggs, oil, pumpkin and sugar. Stir in remaining ingredients until evenly mixed. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until center springs back when touched.  It can be served with whipped topping or cream cheese frosting, if desired. Optional, toss chopped nuts on top of the frosting.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

No Bake Cookies-Easy Recipe

I have tried other recipes for these cookies but so far this is the best one. They turn out every time!


2 cups sugar
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp Cocoa (Heaping)
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp vanilla

Step 1: Bring sugar, buttter, and milk to a boil; cook one minute, remove from heat.

Step 2: Add cocoa, peanut butter, oats and vanilla.

Step 3: Working quickly, spoon mixture onto waxed paper and let cool.

* Tip: You can add more oats while your mixing this together to make the mixture firmer.

If you subscribe to my newsletter, you will find recipes like this and more to make and see if you like them! :) 

FREE Gift with Purchase

Everyone who places an order will receive a FREE gift with their purchase. If you would like to order one of the specials I have posted or if you'd like a catalog. You can call me at 479-220-9209 or e-mail me at  or you can send your order and payment to:

Lana Pearson
C/O Timeless Treasures
1410 Dallas ST SW
Gravette, AR  72736

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Instructions for Life

I'm not sure where I got this but I wanted to share it.

"Some wise sayings...Improve your life."

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three 'R's: Respect for self, Respect for others and Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don't let a little dispute injure great friendship.
7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

~ author unknown

2 Recipes Kids Might Enjoy :)

Peanut Butter/Marshmallow/Cracker Snack

INGREDIENTS:                                         ITEMS NEEDED:

Peanut Butter                                                Cookie sheet

Marshmallows (1 bag of mini or large)             Butter knife

Crackers (salted or unsalted tops)

PREP TIME: 10 to 15 minutes
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Spread peanut butter on tops of crackers. Place on cookie sheet.
Step 3: Top the crackers with 3-6 mini marshmallows or cut large marshmallows in half and place each half on top of crackers.
Step 4: Place crackers in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown. (Note: Marshmallows will puff up while in the oven).
Step 5: Carefully remove the cookie sheet from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before heating.
You can store any left over crackers in an air tight container for up to five days.


INGREDIENTS:                                     ITEMS NEEDED:

2 Boxes of Instant Chocolate pudding         2 large bowls

1 bag of Mini Marshmallows                        Hand mixer

1 box of Honey Teddy Grahams                   Spoon


PREP TIME: 10 to 15 minutes

Step 1: Mix instant chocolate pudding according to directions on box.
Step 2: Place a layer of Teddy Grahams and marshmallows on the bottom of a large bowl.
Pour some of the chocolate pudding over this layer. Repeat (can make however
many layers you desire). Top with a layer of Teddy Grahams and marshmallows.

*Variation for parents or teachers: Make up the pudding ahead of time, give each child a small bowl, a handful of Teddy Grahams and mini marshmallows and let them make their own individual smores pudding treat.

Any uneaten pudding can be stored three to five days in the fridge.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monthly Contests

I will be holding monthly contests for everyone who submits articles, recipes, tips, stories, or anything else they'd like to share. I will draw a name at the end of each month and one person will be a winner. The first contest will be held in October.

So, if you subscribe to my newsletter and submit something YOU may be a WINNER!!!

I will post what the prize will be in a future post.

Timeless Treasures Newsletter

I have just started publishing a newsletter. It is full of recipes, health and beauty tips, home decorating tips, classified ads section, my monthly sales specials plus lots more! If you would be interested in subscribing to it, you can order a sample copy for $3, 6 month subscription for $8 or 12 month subscription for $16.

You can send payments to:

Lana Pearson
C/O Timeless Treasures Newsletter
1410 Dallas ST SW
Gravette, AR 72736

or you can send paypal payments to

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Little About Me

I just thought I'd tell a little bit about me :) You already know my name is Lana as I have used it on most of my posts on here.

I was a divorced mom with two kids up until this year. I had been married to my high school sweetheart but after ten years and two kids, we divorced.

I dated off and on for the last ten years until I met my new husband in March of this year. We only dated a couple of months and then we married in May!

It was bit different from our first marriages (we both had been married just one time before) that were held in churches. We got married at a used car lot in the office. It was not a traditional wedding but it meant more to us than anything in the world!

I am so much happier now than I ever have been in my life. I know it is from meeting and marrying the man I was destined to be with.

We both feel like we have met our soulmates and we plan to be married forever. I think the fact both of us stayed single for 10 yrs after our divorces has taught us what we needed to know about ourselves and what we want out of life.

I worked at a school (the same one my kids attended) from August 2001 to May 2008. I then started working at a Wal-Mart. I am still there but only part time. I started selling Timeless Treasures again in my spare time a few months ago. I can work it around my schedule.

I started back to college last month. I had started back in 2001 and went until 2005 then quit going. I am ready to go now and finish getting my teaching degree. My husband supports me 100% and says he is proud of me for going back to school.

My wondeful and awesome husband, Pat, works for McKee, which if you don't know is the makers of Little Debbie Snack Cakes. He has been there for 12 yrs. He hopes once I get a teaching job, he can retire, plant a garden and take care of our home :)

My son, Keith, turned 20 in May. He works at a casino and is attending college by taking classes online. I am proud of him for wanting to get his degree.

My daughter, Holly, is 17 (will be 18 in October) and is a Junior in High school. She has decided she wants to attend cosmetology school. which I think would be a great career for her. She cut her own hair the other day and she did a wonderful job! I can't cut straight for nothing!!

Some of my hobbies are reading, writing (not that I've done much of that lately!), surfing the 'net, couponing (don't do as much refunding as I'd like),watching movies, collecting any and all kinds of frog items, love kitchen gadgets, collecting children's books, and I love to eat chocolate!!!

Well I hope this has helped you to get to know me better. I look forward to getting to know all of you :) I love adding new friends into my life.


Catalogs Available

Here's a list of the catalogs I have available:

Big Value Book-Everything in this book is $19.95 or less.

Simply For You- Has candles, candle holders, jewelry, bath and body items.

Christmas Collection- Everything Christmas! Snow globes, ornaments, kitchen accessories, plus lots more!

Wings of Devotion- This catalog features our inspirational items.

Bayberry Lane- This catalog features our most popular items.

If you'd like to order these catalogs, you can e-mail me the name(s) of the catalog(s) you want to or you can send it to me by mail to:

Lana Pearson
C/O Timeless Treasures
1410 Dallas ST SW
Gravette, AR 72736

Don't forget Christmas is coming soon and you can get a head start on your shopping. This way you can shop at home and not have to fight the crowds at the mall or stores! The best thing about it is you can have all your items delivered right to your door!!!

7 Steps to Having A Successful Party

If you are hosting a Timeless Treasures home party, here are seven easy steps to having a successful show.

1. Personally Invite (either by phone or in person) your guest. *Use the "Who Do You Know" sheet.

2. Over-Invite! Invite people that you may run into at the grocery store, beauty salon, veterinarian's office, gas station, favorite restaurant or fast food place, etc. Ask your guest to bring a friend or friends along with them to the party.

3. Be Enthusiastic!

4. Send a copy of your "Guest List" along with your "Wish List" to me within 3-days so that I can send out reminder cards. This will also secure your party on my calendar!

5. Obtain outside orders as well as bookings before your party. Tell everyone about the FREE "shopping spree" that they can take advantage of from the catalog!

6. Make 'reminder calls' the night before your party to EVERYONR in order to guarantee the best attendance.

7. Keep your refreshments simple! Coffee, tea, water and cookies are ample.

8. HAVE FUN! This is a party - time for friends, relatives and new friends to relax and have a good time.

* Remember that you and I are partners! Call me with any questions or for any advice. I want you to enjoy the largest "shopping spree" that you have ever been on!

Coloring Contest for Kids

I am holding a coloring contest for students and there are three categories:

Pre-K and Kindergarten. The winner will receive the DVD movie: Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo

1st and 2nd Grade. The winner will receive the DVD movie: Up

3rd and 4th Grade. The winner will receive the DVD movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox

The contest starts September 15, 2010 and ends on October 21, 2010. You can go to this website and help your child, grandchild, etc. pick out one of the fall pictures to color. The website address to go to is: There are three pages of leaves, pumpkins and scarecrows they can choose from.

When your child, grandchild, etc submits their coloring page they need to put the following on the back of their picture:

Their name, parent or guardian's name, address, grade they are in and the name of their school. Then you need to mail it to:

Lana Pearson
C/O Timeless Treasures
1410 Dallas ST SW
Gravette, AR 72736

If you have any questions about this contest, you can e-mail me at or call me at 479-220-9209

I will post the winners names on here on October 23, 2010. I will also announce the winners names in the November issue of the Timeless Treasures Newsletter.

Good luck!!!