Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
And the winner is Allison Marie!
Alison Marie said...
How funny - I just wandered over to finally say thanks for the fabric from Rosy Little Things' vintage sheet swap (but not sure which was yours b/c I unwrapped them all right away, I was so excited), and you just so happen to be doing a give-away!
My favorite part of spring cleaning is when you find something special you'd forgotten about, like a card you'd been given, or even a lost button from a favorite sweater. My least fave is that chaotic time in the middle where it looks even worse than when you started, and you just have to muscle through it!
April 8, 2010 12:41 AM
Amen girlfriend! I'm currently still in that state of "where it looks even worse than when you started". I guess I gotta get those muscles out and get working : )
Monday, April 12, 2010
Casseroles & Divided dishes:
Smaller Casseroles & bowls:
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
You know the drill. Post a comment here if you'd like to be entered for the giveaway. How about you tell me your most favorite part and your least favorite part of Spring Cleaning! And if you want a second entry, go ahead and mention it on your blog. But come back and leave a second comment telling me you've done so. Let's see. Its Thursday afternoon here. I'll leave this open until Sunday evening. Then I can get it out in the mail early next week. Ready, Set, GO!!!!!
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Instead of postponing today's Clean A Thon, though I'm going to post the things I was planning to do today so you can all still play along. If I feel better this afternoon, I may try to tackle some of these chores.
Junk Drawers: We all have them. Some are junkier than others. Some have more than one. I have three. Two in my kitchen (you know, those small tiny drawers that just take up space but have no real purprose.) They just seem to collect junk. I also have one in my bathroom. Well, that's more of a whole junk space! LOL!! So today's first assignment is to go through your junk drawers and clean out all of the junk and reorganize the essentials. That means tossing out that electric blue mascara circa 1987. What? I'm the only one? Rubbish!
Pantry: I know I'm not the only one that has obscure random ingredients hiding in my pantry, scratching my head trying to remember why I bought them in the first place. Right? RIGHT? Let's cull those ingredients and put them in a bag or box heading for our local food bank. For those of us that are still thriving in this downturned economy, let's do a little sharing while we're doing a little Spring Cleaning, shall we?
Oh, and while your pantry is empty, let's wipe down those shelves, too. There you have it. Easy Peasy, right? If I get this stuff done this afternoon I'll let ya know. Stay tuned tomorrow. We're diving into our world of plastic containers! You know, the ones who eat their own lids and multiply when we aren't looking? Yea, their days are numbered!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
This boy has loved to swing since the day he was born. He cried when we finally took his baby swing out to the garage. When I found him standing up in it, looking over the back of the swing, I knew it was time. He still loves to swing, though.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
In other news, Ben made this sewing machine for me out of legos. Isn't it cute? He actually made it for me last month. One the day my camera died. And I've kept it safe until I got my new camera because I loved it so much and wanted to share it with you here on my blog.
Happy Valentine's everyone!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I didn't get the quilt top done that year as I had hoped and then (as mentioned above) Ami stopped accepting large quilts. I wasn't sure what to do with it at that time, so I did nothing. I thought about selling it and donating the money to Ami's project, but that just didn't feel right. In the end, I decided to gift the finished quilt to my husband and send a donation to Ami. And it became a permanent UFO. Well, its on the top of my list for 2010.
So what's with the twitching? Remember I said I didn't know what I was doing, right? I pulled this quilt top out the other day, pieced the back and went about to press & baste it. I'm not sure I pressed a single seam in the entire top when I made this thing. So many seams have been flipped and turned by cross seams, its all homespun fabric, so they are unravelling at the speed of light. This quilt top had more strings than a piece of wilty celery. So, I spent several hours trimming up the strings and pressing each block and each seam individually. Then I was sick of looking at it so I folded it up and set in on my sewing table. Which means when I pull it out this afternoon, I'll probably have to repress it. AGAIN! (I'm thinking just a quick quilt in the ditch, the top is so busy anything else would be lost, what do you think?) But I want it finished for my husband. It means a lot to him as he was very close to his grandfather growing up. My only regret is that I didnt' meet this amazing man until the disease had already taken control of his mind and body. The stories my father in law tell about his father could fill volumes. This one's for you, Barney.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Imagine him saying that line, but with my face. And my voice. And with the words "I collect bed sheets." *shivers* I KNOW! Its totally creepy, right? It gives me nightmares.
Oh, and here's a funny story with which to leave you. Its no secret that we're cheap. We prefer frugal, but come on. Its time to call a duck a duck, right? We're cheap. Anyhoo, my family totally thinks we're all of bunch of crazy people. They do. Its true. My brother even commented about it on my very first blog post. So anyway, we don't have cable because we don't want to spend the money and I know if we did, I'd sit and watch Food Network all day and make everything Paula Deen can dream up. And we all know that's not a good idea! We also happen to have DSL for our internet service. We're on a desktop because the dog killed the laptop a few years ago. We just haven't gotten around to upgrading yet. So how did you like my funny story? Just kidding. I haven't gotten to the funny part yet. My mom comes out to visit for each of the boys' birthdays. Its very convenient that they are exactly six months apart. A co worker asked her if she was going to bring her laptop so she could answer work emails and my mom said "No, I'm visiting my daughter and they don't have cable, they don't have wireless, they don't get a newspaper and they homeschool their children!!!" Jason says "Wow, that's when I realized we were 'those people'!!" Ok, that's the funny part. I'm sorry, but I just think that's hilarious. Is it only me? Maybe. Humor me, ok? ; )
Sunday, January 3, 2010
- they taste awesome
- its not really a "weightloss drink"
- its spinach and fruit and other good stuff blended up
- I've challenged myself to drink one quart of it. Everyday. For 365 days.
I have a whole other blog to journal that adventure. I know, I know. But its all about my smoothies. Life happens here. Smoothies happen there. If you are interested, click here to read all about The Year of Green Smoothies Challenge. You can also become a fan on Facebook.
So there you have it. Sorry I didn't get back to any of you about your comments. I'm usually really good about answering them.