Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Leslie gives a new meaning to "bowling."

Everytime Leslie comes over she wants to play with anything plastic in my kitchen.  Guess what...I let her!  It is great being the grandmother.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Redneck Ice Cream

Posted by PicasaYou may be a redneck if you make ice cream in a bath tub
or it is 100 degrees outside.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sara Beth's Onesie

Brandi designed this onesie for Sara Beth.  She is growing so fast that she almost outgrew it before it was finished!Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom

Today is my mother's birthday.  I hope Heaven is celebrating it with her.  I recently found a tape (remember vhs?) of the church service that was her 75th birthday. I sang a special song for her that morning.  But no matter how many nice things I did for her in her lifetime...I could never catch up with all the wonderful things she did for me.  No tribute is grand enough for my wonderful mother.  I miss you Momma!  I love you!  Happy Birthday!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Two Ingredient Wonder

Take these two things...
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And make these.
If you've never tried a fried roll then you don't know what good is!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Bradley and Leslie having fun.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Magic Pan Salad

Posted by Picasababy spinach
toasted pine nuts
mandarin orange slices
poppy seed dressing


Friday, August 13, 2010

Who Me?

Carter is going to start school this month. I bet he'll teach the teacher something, :)
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Daddy Airplane - Flying High

I was looking through a bunch of my pictures and found these two which were taken several years apart.
Aren't they precious!
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Who is Scared?

Carter had lots of opportunities to learn about wildlife in our yard. In his own yard in Colorado he has seen a deer and a fox!
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Eye Candy

Olivia is so sweet...just like candy!  Love this baby!
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Selfish Me

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Look what
I made for myself!
(How does one take a picture of ones camera?)
I used this great tutorial!

Are you making fun of me?

On July 4th I injured my right calf muscle.  I managed to wobble my way around.  I was afraid of how I was going to get through the Atlanta Airport...but I made it.  Then the first afternoon on the beach I was greeted by this guy.  He wobbled around on one foot.  I thought maybe he was making fun of me.  Vickie and I got a good laugh about it.Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 6, 2010

Getting the kids ready for school to start...teachers too!

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Complete Organizing Solutions

I thought this was something all of you young moms need to be thinking about.

It’s that time of year again! As the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year approaches it is time to get organized so your children will have a full year of fun, learning and success! Here are a few ideas to help you get your school year of to a great start!

Stock up on school supplies.

Start watching the newspaper circulars to get the best deals on supplies. Get your school’s supply list ahead of time to find the best prices. 

Start your routines ahead of time.

Don’t wait until the first day of school to try out your new morning routine. Ease your children into their new schedule to make things less hectic for them, and you! During the week before school begins get back into the habit of a regular bedtime routine so that your child is getting plenty of sleep before the big day!

Hand over some of the responsibility to your child.

Create checklists to hang in the bathroom and each child’s room to remind them of tasks they should complete before gong to bed and when waking up in the morning. For example, brush teeth, comb hair, put on pajamas or get dressed. Around first or second grade start getting your child used to using an alarm clock. Don’t do everything for them!

Create a landing zone for incoming school stuff.

When your child walks through the door help him get in the habit of putting everything in its place! You will need a place to hang backpacks and jackets, store shoes, and process paperwork.

Set up a paper command center.

The easiest way to process school papers is by setting up a file for each child. When they come home they can unload graded papers and artwork in their file for you to look at later. Keep a separate file or clipboard for papers that need immediate attention or signatures. Homework that needs to be done should go in the designated homework area.

Last but never least… Label Everything!

The best organizational tool out there is the label! Label school supplies, outerwear, backpacks and lunch boxes! After investing all that money on supplies and new clothes a few labels will go a long way when something turns up missing. Make it easy for the finder to make a quick return!

What do you find is the hardest part for your family to get through in a new school year?

Picture Technique

This is how you have your picture made if you can't afford a neck lift!!!!!
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tall Surprise

Jackson is working on our sheetrock in the bedroom and sewing room addition.
He really surprised me with this "tall deer."  It shocked me and made me laugh.
I said, "Hold on! Let me grab my camera!"
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

For Sara Beth

Last time Brandi and Sara Beth came to "the country" Brandi designed this onesie for her little precious.  I finally finished it today by adding the ribbon and bow.  As fast as Sara Beth is growing I really needed to get it done.  Monday they are coming to spend the photos of Sara Beth in it will follow.
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sometimes in life you just have to go for it!

I have always prided myself as being sensible and practical...but every now and then I get out of that self-imposed box and do something not so practical...not so sensible.  Just 'cause I want to!!!!
I had a cute shoe attack!
But the practical me was there.
They were on sale and then it was buy one get one 1/2 cost...$8.75.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Carol's Collar Coolers (made in Macedonia)

With daytime temperatures of 102+ I've been worried about the hot men in my life.  So I made some of these...
Key ingredient is...

There is a great tutorial at
You just soak them in iced water for 10 minutes then wrap them around your neck.
Guys sure hope it helps!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

"Apple Dumplins"

Today I turned this...

into this!  Yummy!!!
You can find the recipe at