Thursday, August 27, 2009

brace yourself

...for some SERIOUS color!

those of the words of Abbasgirl.
Once again, she has created an
..yeah, there really aren't any other words to describe it...! Check it out!

thanks daffy!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

nice things cheer you up on a grey day!

a huge thank you to KNEESUP for adding our pumpkin hat to her lovely treasury!
be sure to head on over and give it some love!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


earlier this evening i got a VERY brilliant idea (see, this is where the trouble already began) i decided that it was time for me to make some of that ooey gooey jello popcorn stuff...actually, i've been dreaming about it for the last few days. its super easy and cooks up pretty quickly.
so,  i got the littlest one asleep, and i called my big sis to get the recipe, as my computer was occupied...
well, by the time i actually got to talk to her (we get interrupted quite often...believe me) i had changed my mind completely and decided to use my all time favorite secret carmel popcorn recipe. so, i started popping my popcorn while we chatted (between the calls of my children who were supposed to be sleeping and her 7 who were supposed to be eating dinner)... and my big boys (who stole my computer) munched on the plain popcorn that they really liked better.( oh, if you could only understand the joy of this beautiful chaos) everything was coming together splendidly!
i decided that this would be perfect blog material! well, it was...only not your normal, oh i made this glorious bowl of amazing popcorn and the dishes all washed themselves, type of blog material, but a  terry style blog material....
just look at that...
picture perfect, i tell you
see, i even used my cute orange pot...what could go wrong?
um, don't ask.
this is where it gets a little hairy...
um, yeah, its broken...VERY broken, and it broke at the last second.
now of course at this point...
netlflix movie...over
should be sleeping toddlers.....are in desperate need of their 28th drink of the evening
sound asleep baby...not anymore
oh, and somewhere in there my sister and i had hung up the phones, due to another phone call....
so, where does this leave my bowl of fluffy white already popped and half eaten popcorn?
waiting....yes, just standing there lonely and waiting...sigh.
i must say that this story really does have a happy ending, ...
 i started back at square one, and only dropped the digital thermometer in the pot once...
now, i'm sitting here and blogging about my beautiful bowl of carmel popcorn....
 and trying not to pull out any fillings
oh, wow. its good.

Monday, August 24, 2009

feast your eyes


Sunday, August 23, 2009

that's odd

.....and that's odd two.

what's that? and what's that two?

well, click here and click here two. you'll see!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

knit happens!

....just ask elanknits! She created this awesome treasury... and included one of our totally loveable hats...

be sure to check it out and click and comment!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

we've been featured!

Sending a HUGE thank you to
at her

Be sure to stop by and give her blog a little bit of love!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


i found them! my wedding photos!
its been nearly 4 years since i've seen them, they were burried in my basement!
i found my senior year scrapbook...
i also found photos of baby #3 that have been missing along with baptism cards and hospital bracelets...
the beginning of baby #2's scrapbook...
and a lock of baby #1's hair...aww...
hey, i even found twenty bucks!
hmmmm.... i wonder what else is in the box?

Monday, August 17, 2009

i dare you try and find a tomato plant in this!
how about some purple beans?

yeah, i'm a little behind on my weeding, but i am SOO pleased with how my garden is actually doing!
i picked my first zucchini today, and i'm sure there are about a million more to come! any ideas for zucch use will be greatly appreciated ;o)

im not sure if it was meant as a cruel trick or not,
but i do get a little fright every time i glance out at my little jungle...
my dh and sons strategically place their practice target RIGHT next to it...

oh, and practice MUST be done from a tree stand, so guess who got to climb up in the tree stand to secure it?....

Thursday, August 13, 2009


...already?oh...please NOOOO....i refuse to think about it.
A nice man in a big dump truck came and dropped off 5TONS of this black stuff today :)
yes, its coal.
its how we heat our house in the winter.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

red, white and blue

its so EYE POPPIN' beautiful,
i just had to share!

thanks jacjewelry, we love it!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

raspberry lemonade

...oh how i could use an ice cold glass of that right now! thanks to TBSCreations i can sit here and dream while i check out this beautiful treasury, which happens to include one of our softest, sweetest little hats.....
join me in a virtual glass of raspberry lemonade, and be sure to cruise on over to the treasury to click and comment!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

just a little note

...i've removed my playlist from my blog.

this is for all of my followers who have dial-up. i don't want you all to miss out on the fun :)

yoo hooo....

...i'm baaaackk!

ah, no...that's NOT me...are you KIDDING?

(is that you gramma harv?)

We did just return from an amazing vacation...

but ours was more like this.....

and i wouldn't want it any other way... i'll keep my feet planted firmly on the ground, thank you!

maybe next year we'll let gramma try her hand at sailing, wha da ya think?