Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Irish Saying

My kiddos are out of school for spring break this week. We are planning a trip to the zoo (picking the coldest day, so we're not there with everybody else in KC), also visiting a friends farm and few other fun things. Kaitlyn is home for spring break but is working most of the week at the rec center.


Irish Blessing

I couldn't find my St. Patrick's day prims this year. I think they were stuck in with something else or somebody moved the boxes around. I'll probably find them when I unpack the Easter prims.  On my list of projects was to make a big shamrock out of muslin and paint it green, stuff it, and hang it on the door, maybe I'll do that today.


Ah, the luck of the Irish
Picture from

Look at this poor cat isn't he cute. We had Ruben sandwiches yesterday and they were wonderful! I'm going to make some Irish soda bread today. What are you doing for St. Paddy's day?

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Sunday, March 2, 2014


just watching the snow fall ...

This is what we did yesterday and last night. We were suppose to have a big snow storm 5-9 inches, we didn't get anywhere near that, I was trying to find out how much we did get and apparently we still might be getting more. They cancelled church last night, anticipating that it would be worse. This morning we had sleet coming down and so far our street has not been plowed, which is unusual because ours is always done early. It's about 2 degrees out and we aren't going anywhere.

I think everybody is tired of snow and ready for spring. I wanted this last snow, don't tell anyone!

I'm still working on getting my pictures on the computer. Hopefully soon.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!! :-)  Our computer crashed in December and I've had a hard time getting Picasa to load on the new computer, I'm still working on it. I've been sick since Christmas, coughing and hacking and just laying around. Last week I decided to go to the Dr. and found out I have bronchitis. So now I'm finally feeling better, I'm behind on blog reading so I'm off to catch up.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Everyday Ruralty

1. If you are celebrating Thanksgiving, what are you looking most forward to on Thursday?
The chocolate pie, and spending time with family. We'll probably play cards after cleaning up from dinner but I think KU is playing so not sure how that will work out for the KU crazies in our family.
 2. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is___________.
I have more then one favorite dish--- I love the apple salad I make, it's one my mom use to make. I also love stuffing, I need to make a gluten free one but I haven't yet.
3. Do you ever go through periods of time when you're hooked on one specific food?
Not really
4.What's the best stuffing for a turkey?
I tried many different ones but I just use day old bread from Panera (or whatever I have on hand) pour chicken broth with seasonings and spices over my bread let it dry and then make my stuffing adding sauteed celery and onions and everything else.
5.When you were a child were you ever in a Thanksgiving play, pageant, mock pilgrim dinner or anything else to different to celebrate?
Never in a play or pageant but we always had a fun time making Thanksgiving crafts and learning about Thanksgiving.  I remember a Brady Bunch sow that did a Thanksgiving play and other movies where they also do something  for Thanksgiving.

These are all the chats I've missed from having computer problems.

1. Do you have any special plans for this week?
Enjoying Thanksgiving with family, making ornaments and working on other Christmas presents.
2.What is the most relaxing thing you do?
Read, sew (as long as I'm not ripping stitches)
3. Have you ever worn a wig? (play, dress-up or for real)
4.Do you have an office or a special place to use your computer?
We have a breakfast nook, that also has my sewing stuff, I need to figure out a way to make the room more workable.
5.What are your favorite kind of socks?
 Wool-- I love my wool socks!

1. Have you ever gotten a pet from a rescue?
No- we always have stray cats show up at our door
2.What pumpkin goodies have you had this fall?
Chocolate chip pumpkin oatmeal cookies
3.What are the best and worst rooms in your house?
Good question- no answer
4. If you could have a real"brick and mortar" type business, what would it be?
I would love to have a primitive store, with wonderful smells filled with all sorts of prim goodies and a work room for people to try their hand at making their own. I also think a coffee store would be fun with room for groups to meet and hangout.
5.What's your favorite tropical fruit?
None are my favorite--I'll eat fresh pineapple.

1.Would you rather sit in front of a  fireplace with a roaring fire, bubble bath or spend free time on the computer?
If I could combine them it would be a roaring fire on the computer or reading.
2.Milk chocolate or dark chocolate?
Dark chocolate and if there is none milk chocolate
3. Have you ever tried a recipe from a blog or Pinterest?
Yes all the time! I've found some I really like and also some duds.
4. Do you have a guest room? If not, do you have a spare room that use other than a bedroom( sewing room, office, craft room, etc)
No guest room or spare room
5. Is your hair curly, straight or somewhere in between?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Pinned It, Made It! Monday

Photo courtesy of Do It Yourself.

Amy wanted a broom and I remembered seeing a couple of witches brooms on Pinterest. So I headed to the back yard and found some branches and grabbed a longer one for the handle and with some jute I had this one made in no time. My child wan't as impressed with it as other people were. She tied a Halloween contest at the library because of her broom.

Photo courtesy of Fishstick Designs
I've had trick or treat bags on my list of things to make for years. I thought I would really like this one. After reading and taking this bag apart three times I finally got it right. This one was a present for a friend of Amy's, for her birthday.  I never pay attention to the size and thought it was going to be bigger.
 Someday I'll learn. :-)
I've had computer problems so that's why I'm posting this Halloween Pinned It, Made It! now.