Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Wildflower Neighborhood Nights"

Join us Thursday, Sept. 1st at Wildflower for "Neighborhood Nights"!
They are donating 15% to our Team as we "bus" tables and hold a raffle for some of our famous "goodies".
All to help in the fight against Breast Cancer.
Thanks for looking and as always, your support.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Do I "Smell Fall" ?

When you want it to rain you wash your car right?
Well, I thought that after numerous days of 112 degrees... I would bake something "pumkin~ish" to help usher in a little bit of fall.
The forecast is still HOT but next week is hopeful!
So, come on... Let's get cookin'!
Bake & share some of your favorite fall recipes and see what happens ;)
Here's my pumpkin bread/muffin recipe:

Pumpkin Bread

1 C. dark brown sugar
1/2 C. granulated sugar
1 C. canned pumpkin
1/2 C. vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4  C. water
1 C. Craisins
Beat sugars eggs and oil together then mix dry ingredients in . Add water and Craisins and mix until well blended. Pour into greased cupcake tin.

Bake in 350 degree oven about 18 minutes or until knife comes out clean. Cool
Frost with following:

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 8oz. pkg cream cheese
1/2 C. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
1 & 1/2 C. of  powdered sugar or until desired thickness.
 Let me know if you make these & if you like them ;)

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot

Sunday, August 28, 2011

More Notebooks

So here are my other notebooks that I did. They were easy peasy. Just a little time consuming and not much room for error once you start cutting.9You can see the bit of green on the bottom of this one.  I'm going to touch it up with a little grey acrylic paint ;) 
Use Royal Coat Decoupage, craft paper & your favorite picture to use as the cover.
This is from a picture of me and my hubby that Heather took ;)

Thanks to Graphics Fairy and Domestic Anarchy for their inspiration on this one

Oh Marilyn!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Summer Sleep Over Part 3

GT's turn!  Ok, so we eeeked over into the school year.  And, a school night even!! Sacrilege! That's ok, it's pre-school!
Poppy read one of his & GT's fav's.
A much loved (bet ya can't tell by looking at it!) Green Eggs and Ham. It's on it's 2nd generation now.
Oh that Sam I am!
MMMM.....Love those kisses
Good morning!
Can't get any "Bed-Head" out this guy ;/
Ready for school ;)
Check out the "Cool Dude Hair-Do"

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What to Do, What to Do...

Look what I found at Savers!! Guess how much? It was priced at $17.99 with another 20% off. Ok, I know it looks bad but I know it has potential.  I can't decide what to do with it though.  I will definitely be taking off all of the upholstery, but I'm no upholsterer. That part scares me.  Should I paint or re-stain?
I would love to hear your ideas! What would you do?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Melissa's Party Prep

OK!! I can finally post my projects for Melissa's party! I wanted it all to be a surprise so I couldn't post anything cause she's a faithful follower ;)
She asked for a "Retro Glamour Girl Beach Party".
This was not going to be at my house so it was a little more of a challenge doing it at someone elses home and having only been there once, even more chancy.
Well...needless to say, I felt this was going to be fun but maybe not cheap.  I unleashed my "Chipper Chicken" side of me and got started.
I went online and bought posters from, to Loew's and bought lumber cut to size, spray paint in various colors, rope, ring screws, and to of all places... (Barnes & Noble) for the decoupage. It's called Royal Coat Decoupage. I was totally disappointed in every other product. I'm not naming names ;)
Here are the posters I made for outside by the pool:

I'll be posting more on the creations from the party soon.
Thanks for looking!

Yummy Easy Granola

1/2 c. peach or pineapple preserves
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. vegetable shortening (I used Crisco's Butter Flavored Sticks)
Remove from heat and stir in:
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cinnamon
dash of salt

4 c. oatmeal (quick or old fashioned)
1/2 c. craisins (optional)
  1/2 c. coconut
   Stir oats into liquid mixture. 
Pour onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350°F for approximately 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Edges will brown quickly.
Cool for about 10-15 minutes and use a spatula to remove granola from pan.
Store in ziplock or something fancier like a cute Mason Jar
This is also a "Galactosemia Friendly Recipe"

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bobbie's Boy is 9!!

This boy melts my heart.  Today is his 9th birthday ;)
He is a cool kid with a kind and loving heart.
I'm so proud of you Clayton.  I love you with all my heart.
Happy birthday! xoxoxo

Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Honey Bee!

Today is my sweet  Melissa's 30th birthday!  She is a delight to my heart.
My son chose wisely. Thank you again Tommy!
I love you Min! Praying your new decade is blessed. XOXOX

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"My Dynamic Duo"

Today was my first official "Bobbie Day" with Scouty.  Now that the others are in school we get a whole morning together.  Then we pick up his best buddy,  Bobbie's other big boy,  Greggy from preschool and it turns into "Bobbie's Duo Afternoon".  MMMM......
lovin' it!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Note Book Goes From Boring to Adorable

I have found a darling new blog that I'm following AND already copying (isn't imitation the sincerest form of flatery?) one of her projects.
Domestic Anarchy
Thank you to The Graphics Fairy for the free clip art.

I used an inexpensive theme notebook, scrapbooking paper, a little paint to cover the edges on the front & decoupage.
I'm working on a few others too. I'll post them when I'm through.
Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer Sleepovers Last Hurrah Part 2

 Bubble Bath Time
 Poppy brushes out her beautiful locks
                                                   Poppy's Turn :)
Remember how I love the morning "Bed Head" look?
I think the purple boots are the cherry on top!
GT is next!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer Sleepovers Last Hurrah

I'm only sad to see summer end for this reason.....

                         Sleepovers with "bed head" all day :)

Getting a lesson in building "Hero Factory Guys"

Filling him up on "nutritious" cereal

Smarty Pants success! "$11?? Charge it to my mom's account please" ;)
Kyle's turn tomorrow!

Friday, August 5, 2011


So here we are....fighting the fight, raising the funds, walking the miles, building up a callous layer (gross) on our tender feet (no more pedicures for awhile) & SWEATING!!!!
Don't feel sorry for us but feel free to join in the fight by ordering a cute tye-dye tank for you, a friend or a little girl.  They are getting popular and this is our last call.
ONLY $10 for the little ones and $20 for the ladies.
You can respond to me on this blog or go to
and respond there to order.
As always your kind thoughts and prayers sent out for us are more than enough.
Thanks for reading ;)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Kyle!

Happiest of Days Our "Little Bird"
You bring so much joy to Poppy and me. God has blessed you with a kind, nurturing spirit that makes our whole family just beam ;)
         Gobs and Gobs of kisses to you.  We love you too much!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Scout Davy

Happy Birthday Scouty!
Bobbie and Poppy love you so much.
You are like candy to our souls ;)

"Grandchildren are the crown of grandparents,
and parents are the glory of their children".
Proverbs 17:6