Sunday, September 16, 2012

A New Old Chair

I bought this chair...
this past summer and I
got around to painting it.

After a coat of white spray paint on the chair
and a couple layers of burlap on the seat,
I have a 'new' chair.  Now I have to
decide whether to keep it or sell it at
the patch next month.
I would like to add a little burlap
banner on the back of the chair
that says F A L L.

The five kiddos and Grant just
got done picking 500 gourds
and now the youngest and oldest
boys are cooling off with the
sprinkler under the trampoline.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

His Word

Yesterday, Hope and I quickly scanned all the school
supplies that are on clearance at Wal-Mart.

I found these great books of pre-printed
scripture.  There are 4 copies of 8
different verses in each book.
They tear out easily and I 'hid' one in
each of the kids' rooms.

Tate & Hart!




'You are gifted. 
God has given us
different gifts
for doing certain
Romans 12:8  NLT

Blessings on you today!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Few Treasures

Hope and I did a little garage saling today
and I found a rusty treasure.

$20 later and it's sitting in my front yard,
patiently waiting to see what color I paint it.
Red, white, turquoise?

It may have to wait while I do a little sewing.

I found this set of six tea towels at the
thrift store in Lindsborg.  They are big,
thick and so cute.  The Sunday towel
has vegetables singing from a hymnal.

Thursday is missing, but I think I'll sew the
remaining six together and make a blanket.
Maybe I can find some vintage fabric to
sew on for the backing.

Paige kept our lab puppy, Shelby busy
playing fetch while I took pictures.
See all the 'treasures' Shelby has found today
to drag into the front yard?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Best Cherry Limeades!

3 simple ingredients
1 minute (or less) of stirring
The Yummiest Cherry Limeades EVER!

1.  Lemon-Lime Soda
2.  Frozen Limeade
3.  Jar of Maraschino Cherries

For best results, chill the soda
and cherries before mixing together.

I like to scoop out 3 or 4 cherries with
a slotted spoon to top off each drink.

And THIS is what I like to serve these
yummy drinks in:
A glass jar topped with a cute lid and a straw.

These drinks were requested many times this summer,
especially when my kids had friends visiting.
They go great with popcorn and a movie.

If you want to be really fancy,
add a slice or two of lime.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hello Again!

The pumpkins are looking good out in the patch right now.
Here are a couple of prizewinners that are still growing.

It's nice to see some green grass around the
barns after a little rain.

I hope to start blogging more frequently now
that I have a "new" laptop that is less tired
and fussy than my last one.  I'm also trying
out instagram on my ipod touch to take and
load more pictures with a little more ease.