Monday, February 28, 2011
Look what came in the mail today. I don't remember requesting it, but gosh it is good eye candy.
I know Zoey would find all kinds of flowers she'd like.
Tammy would love some of the heirloom tomatoes.
Karen is into all vegetables for her first big garden.
They have beautiful sunflowers for Deanna.
So click on over to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and see for yourself. And if you're close to Mid-Mo they have a pioneer village with festivals several times a year. I'm going to put it on my to do list!
Friday, February 25, 2011
To recycle, and to visit the Habitat resell-it shop.
We first dropped off our two bins of plastics, 1 box of smashed cardboard, and one box of magazines.
Our next stop was at the Habitat resell-it shop. The blacksmith was looking for a small motor. However, we spied these beautiful copper light fixtures first. He told me to go get a shopping cart. When I returned he placed two in the cart. I begged for a third. What a steal at $15 a piece. They measured 16 inches across the bottom and stand 10 inches tall.
Across from the shelf holding at least 6 more lights were tables of beautiful western pictures, from little ones to great big ones. The was a shelf of old cowboy boots and cowboy hats. The clerk told us the local Longhorn restaurant was remodeling.
Last we stopped at the glass recycling bin. It's a free standing bin in town that has just recently been added. The local recycling center doesn't take glass. We were so glad when this was added, as this now makes us completely trash service free.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I don't know what ever happened to Mom's popper. I remember it was well seasoned and even on the sticky side. It popped so many pans of corn on Sunday night just before Bonanza was to start.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
It the first time I have used a backing that wasn't a solid color. I wanted to add a bit more of color splash so it has a pieced backing. Maybe I could even reverse it?!?!
Aren't these the cutest littlest boots you have seen? Just who do you think they belong to?
Why Ms E of course, it's was Tuesday at Grandma's!
Monday, February 21, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
It was then on the the Amish community of Excelsior Missouri to Weaver's Country Market.
The store was very busy, being it was a Saturday and they were featuring a 20% off coupon
We bought unbleached flour, popcorn, 24 dozen canning lids, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamon, sausage seasonings, chicken soup base, mustard seeds, noodles, sea salt, course black pepper, and oregano. We got $116 worth of goodies for $94. What a bargain.
It's always fun driving through the Amish country, the numerous buggies, the large clean farms, and friendly waves from everyone.
Deanne today blogged about the Amish too, check her post out here.
Friday, February 18, 2011
So I emailed the seller to see if they would mail them. They were located about 2 hours from my house. I got a quick response telling me she would. And so the emails went back and forth. Long story short, they came in the mail today, only 2 days later. AND she said just send me $$, no pre pay, no guarantee she would get her money. She said send me $4 and what ever the postage is on the box.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
So here are my reviews so far!!
#1 Mango Sorbetto . . . good!
#2 Raspberry almond Fudge Gelato . . .it's getting better
#3 Lemon Sorbetto . . .(Husband ate this one) He said it took him back to his teenage years when he use to get a lemon shake at the soda counter at the local drug store. He loved it!
#4 Dark Chocolate Chunk Gelatto . . . Oh can it really get any better than this???? I even wanted to lick the bowl. Okay so I did when no one was looking.
I still have several favors to review. Of course I'm trying to watch my weight before the upcoming wedding. But I will get around to it.
I've talked abut my BFF before. Here she is with her daughter at a shower last weekend. Her daughter is getting married just 7 days before my daughter. In fact the two brides are even sharing some of the same decorations!
Speaking of wedding, here are the two book covers I made for the little flower girls. The bride will be placing a sketch book, crayons, pencils and scissors in the pockets.
Monday, February 14, 2011
He gets these, burnt peanuts and maple nut goodies.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
My first Easter in the new to me house. My dad, Shorty, and I posed on the front porch.
My brother, Wesley, and I pose for our Easter picture.
In 1961 my baby sister Lona joined us. This was about the time Mom and Dad added a "great" room all the way across the back of the house. We used it as a family room. I remember it was shut off a lot in the cold winter months. "Too much to heat", Dad would say. The summer months would have all 6 windows open wide. It was the pre-AC days.
Neighbor kids would come to our yard to play, just to hang out in the Mimosa tree in the front yard. In early summer the tree would be full of bright pink and green hairy blooms. Late spring we'd all gather the seed pods to play with, pre Nintendo and Wii days.
We lived there until my brother graduated from high school and joined the Navy. I made some life long friends there. Today we reminisce on Facebook about the good old days.
I tell you about this cute little house because, last week, I saw in the local real estate guide. It's for sale. For $89,900 you can own this house. It's been spruced up and updated. However the yellow brick and green cedar siding stayed the same. I see it has had central AC added.
The kitchen is now red. Mom had it yellow for a few years and then it was painted with a pink enamel. "Easier to keep clean" she would say.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
As for the quilt, after this picture I rolled it for the last time. I have a 6 inch border to complete and then I am finished. I never thought I could hand quilt a queen size quilt all by myself! Amazing what you can do during a real blizzard! (Did you know that I am left-handed?)
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I made butter with my kitchenaid. I found the recipe at Life's Journey.
It took me more like 15 minutes.
Now I will go celebrate the first day of the last year of my 5th decade. Happy Birthday me! Nice of them to have that big party for me in Dallas! :)