Sunday, July 31, 2005
Friday, July 29, 2005
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Tonight, didn't see that coming, but I certainly agree with the decision.
Glad it was at the $1 theatre and the kids loved it.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
I finished up my socks that are the current pattern for the Six Sox Knitalong. It is year two and we have two months per pattern. I LOVE this pattern and wish you could see the finished project better to get a full appreciation. That is what I get for using a dark yarn ;).
Got the carpets cleaned today so I am kneeling in soggy carpet to type. Not a lot of fun so I'm gone for now, LOL!
Monday, July 25, 2005
I have completed the gift outfit to mail to my Brother and SIL. I am trying to finish one more thing to go with it, but we shall see :). The pattern can be found in the Red Heart small booklet titled Crochet for Babies book 375 published in 1992. The pattern is actually done longer in more of a Christening Gown style, but my SIL has the one that both she and her Mom wore so there was no need for that. However, they do attend church every Sunday and little girls can never have enough dresses so I hope this is something they enjoy as much as I enjoyed making it for them.
Saturday, July 23, 2005
Friday, July 22, 2005
WOW! My hubby and I celebrate our 10 year anniversary today. That sounds like such a long time, but I can't believe it has been that long. It seems to have gone so quickly. He always laughs at me when I tell him I can't wait for us to be old together. I am really looking forward to having him to myself without the pressures of work and kids in our home. I love my children dearly and LOVE being a Mom, but I also look forward to being able to sit and read the paper with my hubby because no one has to be driven to any activity or helped with homework or have a costume made, etc.
Thanks Joe for the great years you have given me!!!
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Drew got it.........(anyone else with the Toyota jingle running through their head?)
Seriously, pictures of the kitchen :). Now keep in mind artificial light, no flash, etc., etc. and know that the walls really are white, Swiss Coffee to be exact :). Is that not the greatest paint job in the world?
I am also going to share some photos of the really neat border paper I found that goes perfectly with my new (only a couple of months old) floor and the existing cabinets. Found the paper in the DOLLAR STORE! This hallway I refer to as a kitchen is starting to look like it is my kitchen instead of the person who used to live here. About time since we bought the house nine years ago :).
I found this really neat list of ideas for alphabets uses at Scrapjazz. It is organized as an ABC list (cute) and has some things I had not thought of.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
It is a good thing I have been kept busy. Have you heard about the sale at Sizzix? I soooooooooooo want a Sizzix Sidekick (and some different sizzlits of course!) and they are having 40% off. RIGHT NOW until the end of the day or the item runs out. That means I could get the Sidekick and starter kit for, get this, $29.99!!!! There would be shipping added, but if I get enough sizzlets (also at 40% off) to bring my order to $100 then there is free shipping. Oh this is so tempting!!!!!
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Monday, July 18, 2005
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Friday, July 15, 2005
Last night I finished up another comfortghan. Have to get it washed, tagged and bagged (ready to mail in CSI speak) and then on it's way. I will take a pic of it for you all to see. This one is in greens and joined and edged with a lemon yellow. It turned out really pretty!!!
Hubby's friend is in town. He works as a painter and came to do his Mom's house. Since he brought all the equipment anyway, we convinced him to do our ceilings while he is here. We will pay him of course. Yesterday I went to select the paint. Did you know that there are 47 thousand shades of white? WHAT!?! I could hardly believe it! Then my needlework/ arts and crafts personality came out. I kept wanting to take the paint chips to the window or outside in natural light to compare them. That is all well and good, but for this instance I need to NOT do that and only see how they look in the light of my house since that is the only place I will see them. This is a hard habit to not do!!
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Oh well, this happens sometimes and is the risk of ordering online. Guess I better enjoy my stuff!!!
Speaking of online ordering, I just found this company. Has anyone ordered from them? Where you happy with your purchase and/or service?
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Friday, July 08, 2005
In the yahoo group LoveToScrap they do the monthly page goal and I got goodies from my partners for June. Kathy sent cute stickers, sunglasses charms, all sorts of fibers and quilled butterflies. Jeanette sent some really neat family themed ribbon and fuzzy red fiber. These are wonderful ladies! Thank you so much!!
On a sadder note, this attack in London breaks my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with them all. My mother is English and I worry about distant family at times like this. It is so sad that there are people with such little respect for other human beings.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Our neighborhood had our annual 4th of July BBQ and fireworks show. This just gets to be more fun every year! This year we moved the grills to a shaded driveway and Mike and Joe, with Cliff’s supervision, cooked up a feast! (Joe is my hubby and he is the one in the white T-shirtJ). I know the picture quality is not the best, but I really wanted to share this with you. Soon, it was time to eat!!
The next event was a game of street Badminton What is street Badminton you ask? Well, it means you all stand in the street volleying back and forth and pretend you have a net and that bounces are fine as long as you keep it going. We must be getting quite the reputation in the extended neighborhood and we had several people come walking down the street with chairs to watch the fireworks. One of them even commented that they were told this was the best show in the neighborhood. Of course, I am sure that when there are grown men who think they are still little kids doing the shopping it helps (as does the stand outside of city limits selling all the “illegal” fireworks). I hope you had a safe and fun 4th of July!!
Sunday, July 03, 2005
With the 4th of July holiday tomorrow; our neighborhood does an old fashioned get together. We block both ends of the street off and play badminton, eat food, be silly, etc. My DH looks forward to this every year. He really is quite the social butterfly so this puts him in his element. He is cooking up ribs and corn on the cob. I am going to make a cake that is super easy and perfect for summer.
1 pkg. white cake mix
3/4 c. water
1/3 c. oil
3 egg whites
2 containers yogurt (any flavor, but I get two of the same)
1 8 oz. container cool whip
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a 9x13 pan (I spray with nonstick cooking spray). Beat the cake mix, water, oil, egg whites and one of the containers of yogurt. Beat for at least 2 minutes. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Let cool COMPLETELY. Once cool, fold the remaining container of yogurt into the cool whip and spread it on the cake. Store the cake in the refrigerator.