Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Favorite!!

I think I just found one of my new favorite websites...

Make It & Love It

Make It And Love It

This gal has brightly colored pictures, easy to read tutorials and some Fabulous project ideas! Also, she has children so she's does do other things besides cut, sew and blog all day... or at least, I assume she does. I found her site due to a link on Dietel Days, featuring another S.A.H.M. (stay-at-home-mom) re-decorating her daughter's bathroom. Ah- I'm inspired.
Well okay, go have a look for yourself and don't be surprised when you ask me where I got the idea to make something or another. God Bless.

Monday, August 29, 2011

All Played Out

Our garden has weathered this hot, dry, summer very well; producing 4 varieties of tomato, white squash, bell peppers, anaheim peppers, cucumbers, a few baby corn, 5 juicy cantelope, 2 acorn squash and a pitiful butternut squash.
(Not to mention lots sticker burrs as well!)

But the time has come to dig it up- weeds and all & all the weeds- and get ready for fall. We will leave the okra, peppers and some tomatoes, since they are still producing, but the rest is getting ripped out... this weekend I hope!

(Pictured above are the 3 lg tomatoe varieties:
Old German- yellow/ orange
Purple Krem- deep red
Early Girl- bright red

and one of our delicious cantelope!)

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So long juicy, summer fruits-
it's time to make room for roots and gourds!
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

3 Things

1. I am excited about piano starting up again.
Suppose I should give Michael lessons?

2. The County Fair starts tomorrow- HURRAY! There are contest entries to be made, ribbons to be earned, a parade to watch (and sweat through), carnival rides to be ridden and ridiculously expensive, hot, sugary funnel cakes to be eaten!

3. I love my husband.
He is being such a hard worker and a diligent leader for our family.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Late Night Snack

OH, the guilt of it! Of course my hips won't slim down if I keep eating dessert late at night. And of course I'm busting most/all healthy eating rules but it just has to be this way sometimes......

Reasons why a Mommy HAS to eat ice cream late at night:

A. Because that's the soonest possible moment she has to sit down and ENJOY food at it's proper temperature.

B. Because there's no one around to beg for a bite of it or "their own bowl."

C. Because she finished the wine last night!


.... or at least, those are the reasons why I eat ice cream late at night.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A NOT So Glorious Sunday

11:30 am: load up kids and depart home to attend Mass
12:45 pm: stuck in slowed traffic on Hwy 281 near 1604
12:46 pm: disposing of 'grey water' from the portable potty chair because
3-year old said she HAD to go potty and can't hold it
1:00 pm: Mass begins and we aren't there
1:30 pm: 5 miles further than we were at 1:00
1:45 pm: no where near the church because the alternate route had road work too
2:00 pm: AC in suburban quits blowing cold air while we are driving across town
2:15 pm: happy family eating lunch together at delicious Mexican restaurant
WITH air conditioning!
3:45 pm: driving down yet ANOTHER city road stifled by construction
5:40 pm: depart friend's house after delightful visit

6:30 pm: Priest calls us out from the lectern pointing out that we should
use the cry room. ???????
"God , can next Sunday be a better one? Pretty please????"