Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Today's photo is of the brunch I served on Christmas morning, I didn't really get any photos later in the day when we entertained about 12.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
That’s right, I’m thinking about all that has to be done before the holidays and I’m getting it organized in my head and on paper and have actually begun to check some items off the “to do” list already.
Yesterday I purchased this picture that I have already hung in the kitchen to replace one that I had of autumn pumpkins. I’ve decided that in an effort to make this easier I am putting away all signs of fall so I will be ready to decorate the day after Thanksgiving (after I get home from shopping). I have always kept all my fall decorations out until after Thanksgiving because I have the Thanksgiving meal at my house. However, Thanksgiving seems to be late this year and so I may go with a different plan.
Ok fellow bloggers, when do you all get out your Christmas decorations? Would the Thanksgiving dinner be ruined by a few signs of Christmas? I’m getting anxious to get the Christmas stuff out, are you?
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Today is the first day of November already and I am hoping that this is the year I am ready for Christmas in time to sit down and enjoy it. I am off to a good start, Molly and I did some Christmas shopping yesterday and I was able to check a couple names off my list. Of course most of what I bought was for her! But she promises to forget about everything she picked out and be surprised come Christmas morning.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
What do you enjoy that you consider one of life’s luxuries?
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Anyhow, now that I have it hung, do you think it should be a black frame to match the furniture in the kitchen? I'm guessing I'll only use it in the summer and I'll hang something else there later but right now since I have been thinking red in the kitchen, I will be keeping the print, just not sure about changing the frame. What do ya all think?
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Last night Molly text messaged me to let me know she would be coming home to visit today. I had something planned that I knew she would be excited about and sure enough when she said "what can we do?" I was ready with an activity and I suggested that we go pick black raspberries.
From the time she was a little girl we have had a secret black raspberry patch that we can walk to and pick from. We don't get a lot of berries but it has always been an activity that we have done together and have done every year.
The night before on my evening walk with the dogs I discovered that they were ripe and I picked a few and thought to myself that I'd be picking raspberries with the dogs this year. So as it turned out I was as glad as she was that we could pick raspberries together again one more year.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
As an avid blog reader I am surprised at the number of women out there who blog about the beautiful food they prepare. I'm not one of them. I've got an idea that the world is divided into two groups of women, those who love to cook and those who cook to survive! I would be a member of the "cook to survive" group on most days.
I do enjoy sitting down to a beautiful table and beautiful food, but believe me the effort is wasted at my house. I have good intentions and have a small garden with lettuce and basil and other veggies growing and today I actually remembered to use them. Just for me, I picked some lettuce and basil and added it to my hamburger roll along with a couple pickles. I used more of the lettuce for a bed to put a dab of potato salad on and then cut up a strawberry to add a bit of color to the plate and I ate in the dining room and felt quite special.
Ok, so if you are not a member of the "love to cook" group, I have a challenge for you to go the extra mile this week with your food presentation and see if your family isn't impressed!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
My computer is not feeling well.... the M fell off and has been glued back on, it seems to be running slow and the battery is about dead. I ordered a newer, faster one and as soon as it comes, about July 2.... I'll be blogging again.
In the meantime since my computer is only working sporadically, blogging is not working well for me... till later....
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Ok, she says he isn't her boyfriend but they have been dating since about January and tonight I finally got to meet him. He graduated from the college Molly goes to in May and is back home looking for a job in Pittsburgh. Anyhow he is visiting with Molly and I met them both for supper before she had to go to her evening class. So I took the opportunity to take a quick photo.
The reason I was in Selinsgrove was to take the dogs to the PetSmart spa. Pardon me if I upgrade it to a spa in my mind, it was over $1oo to get a haircut for two dogs. Rusty did get his teeth brushed and had special shampoo. Here is a photo of Rusty while he was getting clipped. The girl did a great job and they look and smell great! And Stewart relaxing at home.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
This week I took a day off work so that Molly and I could go shopping. We both love TJ Maxx and she loves the Olive Garden We are great together at TJ Maxx she heads off to the clothing and I go to the home goods section and am rarely disappointed with their selection. This week one of my purchases was this cute little cup cake plate. We had a pot luck dinner at our church this week so as soon as I saw the plate I knew what I'd be taking as my contribution!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
My project is one of those face lifts that really didn’t cost much at all but made a big difference in the look of the room. All I did was paint the walls and the chandelier and added shades to the chandelier, making a big difference with very little money.
One more project for that room is to paint Molly’s high chair that has been stored in the attic. The finish has baked off, I want to bring it down and paint it white and put it in one of the corners. My nephew’s son Tucker will be happy for it the next time he’s here for a meal.