my yellow teacup

my yellow teacup

Saturday, October 23, 2010

little people

so these are the kids i spend my days with. they are
sweet and terrible
cute and horrendous
funny and maddening
lovable and WAHHHHHHH!
making my days
filled with good and bad

Saturday, October 9, 2010

i've been dying to knit.....

so i headed down to hobby lobby with my sister.
i knew i wanted to make these
yoga socks
cause i love socks with no toes
and gloves with no
i picked out my yarn and it was all pretty and soft, and
went home to watch youtube videos for a
refresher course in knitting.
after watching i thought to myself " i can do this"
and i looked around and said "where's my yarn?"
i looked all around and started thinking i was crazy....
and then i saw HIM!

MR. DARCY !!!!!!

and i went in my bedroom to his favorite spot
to take things he shouldn't have.
there it was all over the floor by my bed.
i picked it up and couldn't even find
an end to begin on.

so now instead of beginning my socks i get to spend my time
rolling up my yarn into balls.
i'm not happy.
and he's not sorry.

Friday, October 8, 2010

the state fair

Corey went to the fair tonight. Which makes me
want some taffy.
I also miss the smells, the food, the animals, the hay.....
I just wish
they still had the cranes
that i used to spend all my money on,
winning small worthless goodies.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

before & after

poor mr. darcy. i let his hair get out of control this time.
i can't believe it's the same dog.
i bet the groomer
i'm terrible.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

and life goes on

Corey finally got out of the hospital. after almost 6 weeks. He was home for a
few weeks getting
iv antibiotics, but everything got back to normal soon. I went back to work then
he went back to
And life goes on here with all its

Friday, July 9, 2010

flowers around the hospital

Yes my son is still in the hospital. this will be week 3.
he ended up having to have surgery
and is recovering well.
the hospital is beautiful, flowers everywhere so i had to take some

Thursday, July 8, 2010

recycled fountain

I saw an article in Family Fun magazine that showed
how to make a hand washing
station at your
So i used it to make a fountain
for my bird bath.
And it works.
So it's just an empty milk jug hung on a tree
with a nail hole in the front.
Fill it with water and it falls perfectly in the birdbath
making a nice little sound
inviting all the birds to cool off.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

fever and a rash

My son is in the hospital. What started out as
a rash and fever
has turned into a week long stay.
At least the hospital
knows how to entertain kids.
He has a flat screen t.v. and xbox 360. The remote is the screen by his bed with
a selection of movies to watch, cameras to see
what's going on around
the hospital, internet access and more.
He has a menu that he can order anything on it between the
hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Not knowing what is wrong with him sucks.
I hope they figure it out soon.
And we can go home.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

the beginning

so i've started a little bird oasis
i realize that it may
not look exactly
this picture,
but in my head it does. . . .

a gift in the mailbox

I got home late after a movie to find a surprise
in the mailbox.
All rolled up and tied with a ribbon.
I opened it to find a
beautiful edward t-shirt.
I wish i was young enough to
wear it.
Had a good laugh when i tried it on.
My sister
always knows what i will love.

a new book

Stephanie Meyer is giving all her fans the option to read her new book online for free. If you are interested
go to and click on bree tanner at the bottom.
I think this is only for a month so don't delay.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

sweet lil roli

This is a sweet little boy
until he
gets mad
and bangs his head on the floor.
sigh. . . .

little fig tree

I dug up a piece of a fig tree from my aunts house.
It came from my grandparents farm
originally and it's growing
slowly but surely.
I love the smell of the leaves when i disturb them.
Nothing is better than
eating figs
picked fresh from the tree.
Patience is a hard thing.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

saturday candy

I had some dental work done so i tried these instead of skittles and yum!
now i just need a substitute for
milk duds.

Friday, June 4, 2010

estate sale

I stopped at an estate sale on my way home from work and

picked up a few cute things.

A vintage table cloth and a couple of table runners....

....some crocheted potholders in pastel colors.
Just perfect for me.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

new projects

I went to Barnes&Noble and looked through some
magazines this weekend.
I found a few things i would really like to do
1.mason jars half way filled with sand, put a white candle in them to make lanterns, hang with wire.
2.make a large painting of cabbage roses for over my couch using the colors in the room.
3.use old chipped plates for a garden edging.
4.make a bird feeder out of a small milk carton, put a stick in the front for a perch, cover it with peanut butter then birdseed.
5.plant a pot of flowers to attract hummingbirds, then put up hummingbird feeder.

I think i will start with the bird feeders.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

heart rocks

I was remembering things i like to do, and collecting heart-shaped rocks came
to mind.
When my kids were young and i took them to playgrounds, i would
spend my time looking for heart rocks.
I have quite a collection from large ones found in creek beds
to tiny ones found in pea gravel.
Just thinkin. . . .

Sunday, May 23, 2010


i've been waiting all winter for these


While looking for pictures of my favorite candy i came across its history ,which i think i will share.
In 1928 , the defunct F. Hoffman and Company, of Chicago, one of the original
inventors of chocolate covered caramels was purchased by an entrepreneur
named Milton J. Holloway who had an idea
to create a round piece
of candy which was nothing more
than caramel enrobed with high quality chocolate.
Despite numerous tries and due to manufacturing limitations, it
was impossible to create a round candy
and thus all their tries produced nothing except
irregular shaped pieces called
Despite best intentions , they were never able to produce their dream,
but they realized their product was delicious nonethelesss......


I'm mowing the yard again, sigh. . . . But it's really hot today and i get really tired so
I'm pretending i'm on The Biggest Loser and i'm tryin not to give up.
The only difference is i get milk duds when i'm done. I love pretending.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Stop it mr. darcy!
When i get busy he spends his time
getting into
things he shouldn't!
I guess i better go play with him a bit.

little duck

This little guy spoke to me at the bookstore a while back.
Now he watches as i work.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


I will be working in the backyard this weekend. There's lot's to do! Grass to mow, vines to cut back, little trees to remove , etc. These are one of those times that i wish i was a man and could be completely finished in a short period of time. Instead i have to work til i get tired then go back when i get rested.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

another favorite

I need this as a reminder of what my kitchen looks like

when i keep it clean.

sigh. . .

around the house

It's been a really stormy weekend! I spent two nights in front of the t.v. watching
tornadoes heading our way. Pretty stressful!
So this morning i just took it easy.
I took some pictures of things around the house, some of my favorite things.
Then went on and made them cool.
That's also one of my favorite things
to do.

Oh and the bird isn't real.

I love my little people house and so do my


I'm working on a new bouquet of mostly pink&purple flowers.
I'm gonna add some tiny flowers for a change
and see how that works.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

back to normal

I'm done. I worked for like 4 hours, but i worked for 45 minutes then a 15 minute break. And that includes getting stuff out and putting it all back up. I read during my breaks and drank lots of water. I just started the 2nd Fablehaven book and it's good!

It was a beautiful day. The wind was blowing and the sound was calming
blowing through the trees. I really couldn't have had a
better day.

the meadow

Today's the Day! Time to tackle my front yard , which is the meadow. My lawnmower belt fell off and i finally got around to asking my son to put it back on for me. My neighbor asked if i've been sick and a random family came by this morning to ask if i needed help with my lawn. oops. Sometimes i forget i live in a neighborhood that looks at my lawn everyday.

Well it's a wonderfully cool morning for yardwork. I have to run to Walmart for a few things and then i can start. oh dang i have to eat something first. And i want to take some pictures of it. See i'll be lucky if i get started by noon. And my hopes are high for a pretty yard. Would like to move my bird bath and put up some bird feeders. But for now just get it mowed. Then there is the back yard, sigh. . . . . .

Saturday, April 24, 2010

So my sister said "you need to start a blog". I decided to try it , who knows. . .