Saturday, July 31, 2010

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's late...

It's after midnight, and I'm just now posting to my blog...where did this evening go??? Thanks to everyone who posted comments about my friend Mike and sent me well wishes. Tomorrow is his funeral...still doesn't seem real. I was talking to my mom about it tonight, and how this feels like another stage of life...and just how fast life goes. I can remember be'n a kid and lose'n my it's people my parents age. It's definately true what my grandma always told me, the older you get, the faster time goes...yet I never really feel totally grown

Monday, July 26, 2010

Heaven got a new angel...

My very dear friend Mike went home to be with Jesus lastnight, after battling cancer for several years...he was 69. I knew him most of my life, and I will miss him greatly. He was always like a second dad to me, and someone I was proud to call my friend. Even though there is an empty spot in my heart that is sad, I also feel very blessed to have had such a compassionate & kind person be a part of my childhood and adult life as well. Even when I got married, Mike always treated my hubby as if he'd known him all his life as well...hubs was always amazed because he had never met anyone like that before.

To Mike...I love you and miss you...see you on the other side my friend. You were a true blessing in my life and I will always cherish our time together, our talks, and your bear hugs :-)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

It's Sunday...

The day started with the dog jumping up in bed with us this morning. We cuddled her for awhile...she's such a snuggle bug...then decided it was probably a good idea if we got out of bed sometime Kinda bummed around the house for a bit...did a few things here and there and got orders done. Decided on salads for dinner, then mowed the was still really hot out there today. I need to go back out and water flowers, then I have some goodies I need to work on for my booth. I've got a piece of cake wait'n on me when I get back in from water'n the flowers...yummy!!!

Have a GREAT Sunday evening :-)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hotter than hot... this heat wave ever gonna end??? It was up over 90 degrees again today, and I'm totally look'n forward to the Fall and cooler temps. We had planned on mow'n grass today, but I didn't think I could take it. They're say'n only in the 80's cross'n my fingers we'll be able to cut grass.

Yesterday hubby and I took a ride out to Cambridge and Zanesville. I just love look'n at crafts and antiques...wish I had the budget to buy everything I liked...heeeheee!!! Stopped at Hobby Lobby while in Zanesville...they already have their Christmas stuff out...seems like it gets earlier and earlier every year. Ate dinner at the Golden Corral, then headed home.

Today I made a cake for my parent's anniversary...yellow with chocolate icing. I had planned on get'n them a leaf blower, but Sears couldn't get the one we wanted. So hubs and I wound up at Lowe's and got them a whiskey barrel planter they had mentioned they'd like for the yard. Guess the leaf blower will have to wait for Christmas.

Tonight it's finishing up a doll, and work'n on a pattern.
Enjoy your evening :-)

Friday, July 23, 2010

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Thursday, July 22, 2010


Didn't get my walk'n in today...bad me...heeeheee. Slept in, then went and straigtened up my booth at the antique was soooooooo hot in there today. Either that, or the menopause is set'n in and the hot flashes are start'

Hubs and I ordered pizza for dinner today, then took it to the park to eat. If you haven't figured it out yet, I don't cook too much anymore. There's just the two of kiddos...and it's just a whole lot easier for us to go out to eat...less expensive too. I do a WalMart trip once or twice a week and pick up things like fresh fruit, crackers, granola bars and basic the other household things like soap, detergent, tp and toiletries. But as far as big food shopping and planning meals, we don't it anymore.

We spent a few hours out in the yard tonight. I trimmed the hedges across the back of the yard, and hubby worked on the lawn mower. We bought a new mower last week, cuz the old one conked out on us. Hubby got the old one run'n again tonight though, so now we have 2 lawn mowers. Ok with me...we can both be out there mow'n at the same time and get the lawn done a whole lot faster.

I have some dolls I need to finish up before I go to bed, then get the final coat of paint on my cupboard. I've gotten both of my thrifted cupboards painted now...woohoo!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Homemade cookies...yum

Just got done make'n a batch of homemade cookies...yummy!!! More than just plain ole chocolate chip cookies...I added walnuts and coconut too...mmm mmm good. I'm not one to eat warm cookies, so these will have to cool off a bit for my liking...however...hubby has already "sampled" several, and they seem to have passed the test :-) I don't have any wire racks, so I put my cookies on paper towels on the kitchen table to cool off.

Started my day with my walk at the mall. Had some normal errands to run like the post office and bank. We went to dinner at Mehlman's...a local cafeteria style restaurant...then to Lowe's for a board to put a shelf in my red cupboard we thrifted yesterday. Came home and whipped up my cookies, while hubby worked on my cupboard. Got some work done, processed orders, and will try to get my cupboard painted this evening. Other than that, not much go'n on :-)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cupboard finds...

Check out these 2 cupboard pieces we thrifted today. Only 8 bucks for both. I'm gonna paint the bottom one black, and will problably paint the top one a more primitive shade of red. The top one needs a shelf, so hubby is gonna do that for me. Can't wait to get them painted, sanded & primmed up and added to the rest of my prim

As you can see from the pic, Miss Dottie dog liked today's finds too :-)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Down At The Creek...

Made another trip down to the creek to get rocks today. We're using stones to accent and border our garden, so what better place to go then the creek to get rocks...and they're FREE...woooohoooo!!! Hubby and I take our WalMart bags...doubled of course...and peruse the bank for the perfect stones to fill our sacks. We've made quite a few trips this summer, and will probably make several more. It's actually quite peaceful to go on our little rock hunts...I love the sound of the bubbling relaxing.

We got my hoosier cupboard moved lastnight, and I'm still trying to move things around today. Not sure about you, but I like to rearrange things...mostly my prim least once a year. Gives me a little change of scenery, and sometimes makes me feel like I got something new even though I didn' I found a couple of electric window candles that I forgot I had, so I put one on top of a prim shelf I have, and I really like the way it looks...warm & cozy.

It's Monday, so I think the Bachelorette is on tonight. If I don't catch that, I'll probably work on my jigsaw puzzle and do some more straightening up around here.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I'm pooped...

Busy day. Got the trim'n done around the yard, then hubby and I mowed. None to soon I tell ya, cuz there's a storm brew'n up out there. Got dark all of a sudden, the wind is really pick'n up, and I can hear the thunder get'n closer.

I think I'm gonna try to move some pieces of furniture around tomorrow. I put one of my old cupboards in my booth at the antique mall, so now I have a bare spot I need to fill. I have a another cupboard...a hoosier that was my grandma's...that I think I'll move there. Where the hoosier is now, I can put my year round tree and fill in with some little things. I need to change the lights on my tree anyway...half of them went out over a week

Not much else go'n on this evening. Design Star is on HGTV tonight, so I'll probably sit and watch that and work on a stitchery. I have a few dolls I need to work on too, but I'm so pooped out from be'n in the yard and sun today, that I'd just rather sit on the couch and stitch.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Being thankful...

I like to be thankful for the little things in life. I'm not rich, I'm not in perfect health, but I'm thankful for what I do have. My aunt is battling cancer right now, as well as a close family friend, and another close family friend has lost the majority of his eye sight. I'm thankful today that I can walk, that I can see, and that I'm blessed with a wonderful hubby in my life who is my best friend.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tried something new today...

We have a new Chinese buffet in town, so hubby and I thought we'd give it a try today. Service was excellent, but the food wasn't the best. It was good, but not great, and I wouldn't be rushing to get back there soon. The one entertaining part of it all was the owner...I'm tell'n ya, it was Bobby Trendy. If you don't know who designer Bobby Trendy is, ya gotta go Google him...he's a character.

After dinner we made a trip to Lowe's to look at leaf blowers. My parents wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of the month, and this year we're all pitching in and get'n them a leaf blower. They're always borrowing the neighbor's so we figured it's time they had one of their own.

Need to straighten up around here and dust. Hubby was a darlin and got the vacuuming I need to get things finished up. Off to clean...ick :-P

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Eat'n crackers

Not much go'n on this evening. Just sit'n here at my computer munch'n on some saltine crackers. I finished up a Halloween pillow earlier this evening, and might try to get some things listed on Etsy before I go to bed.

Got the oil changed in the car today, then checked my booth at the antique mall and went to JoAnn's for some fabric...had my 40% off coupon with me...yay. Hubby and I then went to Panera's for dinner...salads...and to the DQ afterwards for a cone...yummers. We both figure if we eat a salad, it's only right that we splurge with the ice cream...heeeheee!!!

Pretty good day today. Still hotter than poo out there, but better than be'n the middle of Winter and not be'n able to be outside at all :-)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Off to the mall...

No...not to shop...dern it. I'm off to the mall to walk...I confess...I'm a mall!!! It's too hot outside...over 80 degrees it's to the mall I go. Jamboree week though...lots of peeps to oogle and awe I won't be bored...heeeheeee!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jamboree In The Hills

Once a year...every July...our little city turns into the host of the biggest country music festival in the country. Jamboree In The Hills...also known as the "Super Bowl" of country music...brings in thousands and thousands of people. For one week in July every year, the residents here brace themselves and ready for the hustle and bustle that ensues. The 4 day music festival and the people it brings in, is wonderful for our local economy.'s also a bit crazy with so many people in such a small area, who aren't used to so much traffic and long lines at the super market and mall. To locals, it's a bit funny as well, that during this one week in July every year, ALL the local stores now carry coolers, lawn chairs, spray bottles, suntan lotion, sunglasses and marde gras beads...which will be on sale and marked down 50% next week...haaaa!!!!!! Once nice thing though, is that the festival IS televised here we local yocals can sit at home in the cool air conditioning and enjoy the music and entertainment for free :-)

Monday, July 12, 2010

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Friday, July 9, 2010

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

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Friday, July 2, 2010

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