Saturday, December 25, 2010
Please keep Edie and her family in your prayers.
God Bless Edie and her family.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
It literally almost felt like it was daytime. Living in the country, we don't have the street lights to light up our property so it is usually very dark around our house at night. But last night with the somewhat clear sky and the moon reflecting off of the snow....it was bright enough for us to see the shadow from the trees on the snow covered ground. I took a few pictures to share.
All of these photos were taken last night around 10:30 without the flash . That's why they are a little grainy and blurred.
That is how it looked last night.
I love how the sky looked above our barn.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Definitely the good......wonderful son shoveling the walk at
I had to dig out before I could drive anywhere.
12" of snow on top of my SUV & all the way up to the
bottom of my doors.
The ugly....this is my driveway.
Slippery, muddy, yucky dirty snow.
Of course part of this somehow
always finds it's way
into my house.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I am Thankful for my 3 sons, our health, my family and friends and all that God continues to bless us with.
Hope your holiday is as special as all of you are.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I love this tree! It's so big.
You can see there is not a lot of snow on the ground yet.
My blue metal roof is now white.
So, with the snow outside and really nowhere to go today.....I am going to finish painting my living room and hopefully start to put some holiday decorations out. I know a lot of you have already started....I know because I have been visiting your wonderful blogs and seeing wonderful ideas that I will be borrowing ;) Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
With the holidays just around the corner, I started to look around my house and decided I wanted to fluff it up a little bit. Get her ready for the holidays. So I went digging around in my junque pile, pulled out a few supplies and started fluffing. Digging around in my junque stashes started to make it feel like Christmas morning, with shiny new packages just waiting to be opened!
I Love this window, the glass is missing and it is chippy in all the right places. Since everyone else in blogland have made wonderful burlap wreaths, I had to have one.
(Note: I just picked up some wonderful paint that I will be painting my dining room and living room walls with. It's a soft linen color. No more white walls. I know.....I probably should have painted first, but that's how I roll)
So beautiful, I really love the door with a more natural look and
just a hint of chippy paint.
What do you think?
I really do love chippy paint, but this was seriously flaking/shedding/molting all
over my house.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
This is how I remember her
All I could think was .....3 Months!!!!! That is not enough time!!! Not enough time for me to have my mom! Not enough time for her to watch my children grow! How could I possibly put a lifetime into 3 months! How could I share all the things I needed to share with my mom in 3 months. I wanted her to teach me how to make her famous homemade bread and sweet rolls, so I could make them for my children. There wasn't enough time for all the things I wanted. What I did was spend every day with my mom, letting her know how much I loved her. And almost to the day, it was only 3 months that we had left.
Please, schedule a mammogram for yourself......Just Do It!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
While I was baking my thoughts drifted to when I was young and I would come home to the smell of my mom's homemade cinnamon rolls. In the country where we lived...she was famous for them and her homemade bread. There would be bowls of dough rising on the stove, always covered with a cloth. Trays of cinnamon rolls cooling, waiting to be frosted with mom's delicious frosting. Once she rolled out the dough on our kitchen table, us kids would be allowed to help spread the melted butter, cinnamon and sugar. With her recipe she would make cinnamon rolls, bear claws and during the holidays she would twist the dough into candy cane shapes and make the stripes out of strawberry jelly and frosting........oh they were mouth watering delicious! We lived in the country and us kids attended a little two room country school. Whenever we had a class party, both teachers and all my classmates begged for me to bring my mother's homemade cinnamon rolls. She would always oblige. I remember one such occasion, I promised my class that my mom would make her cinnamon rolls, only I forgot to tell her until bedtime, which at that time was 9:00. Because she used yeast and the dough had to rise a couple of times, my mom stayed up all night making those cinnamon rolls for me and my classmates.......frosting them as she drove me to school........never once did she complain.
She has been gone 14 years next month...I miss her terribly.....and I cherish the memories of mom's famous cinnamon rolls.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Gretchen is so very talented and makes beautiful jewelry, each are unique, created with her junk finds. Just look at the gorgeous necklace that I was lucky to win......Created from an old cash register price key, crown and charm. I LOVE IT!
I truly love the whimsy of this necklace, the cowboy boot reminds me of my never ending search for a Wrangler wearing, boot scootin' tall drink of water cowboy to sweep me away like a Harlequin romance novel!
Another favorite cash register tag necklace, Paris inspired......ooooh la la.....LOVE it!
She has many more beautiful treasures for sale on her blog Mimi-Toria's Designs, so stop by for a visit, I know you will fall in love with her beautiful vintage re-design jewelry like I have.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I haven't decided which room will be her's, but I'll be sure to share when she has settled in ;)