Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Whatcha Workin on Wednesday

Hello everyone. Just want to share what I finished today. My Believe stitchery that I have been working on, seems like forever. Don't look too close cuz it's the first one I have ever finished. Usually I start stitching and it isn't coming out the way I want so I don't finish. This one was so simple. It's a pattern from Shelly Auen over at I love her patterns. Actually I started this on linen and boy was that hard to do. I couldn't even see the holes where I was suppose to be stitchin and it wasn't coming out to good. So i decided to go with aida cloth instead and glad I did. It was alot easier for me to see. I still have to do something with the back and not sure what to do or how but I will get it figured out.
Last night my DH finished the deck so now I have another place I can do some fall decorating,YIPPEE! I will probly put a bench some pumpkins and mums and not sure what else. I will post a couple pics as soon as I get it decorated.
That's it for today. Hope everyone is having a great week.
Until next time,

Friday, September 25, 2009

Recipe Pool

Hello again everyone. Want to share another recipe that I just tried this week and WOW what a hit with the guys. It was really very good and very easy.
One pot pork chop supper:
1T. butter
4 boneless pork chops, 1/2 inch thick
3 redskin potatoes, thick sliced or quartered
2 c. baby carrots( I cut these in half lengthwise)
1 onion quartered
1 can cream of mushroom soup or soup of choice
1/4 c. water
Melt butter in a large skillet. Add chops,3 minutes per side or until brown. Add vegetables. Mix soup and water in a small bowl and pour over chops. Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
I only had bone in chops on hand so I used these and it was still very good. I also used white potatoes. The recipe said to quarter the potatoes but thought it would cook faster if they were thickly sliced. I also cut the carrots in half for the same reason. Serve with bread of your choice and applesauce.
My dh is going to try and get some more done on the deck but I just heard that it is suppose to rain all weekend. Also, my DSIL is going to get another grandchild today. Her DIL is having a c-section today. They already know it is a little boy. I know my DSIL is very excited right now and very anxious. I will post when I know more.
Hope everyone has a great weekend, Until next time

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Whatcha Workin on Wednesday

Hello everyone. Just a quick post on what I have been doing today besides catching up on laundry. Found this tutorial today and thought why not try it. I had everything on hand to make them.
Here they are drying.

and here they are in a display. I think they look so real. Just like dried
up fall leaves. If you get time go on over and check out her website.
She has alot of great patterns. Need to go for now. Going out to dinner with the family. It's my mom's birthday and we
always do dinner with the family when somebody is celebrating a birthday. Have a great rest of the day and I will be
talking to you soon. Until next time,

Friday, September 18, 2009

Back to School Recipe Pool

Another weekend is upon us. Where does the time go? Oh I know, taking care of the house and family and if time allows, you get to sneak some time for yourself. As all of us wives and mothers know, that time is few and far between.
I am not complaining though, I love taking care of my family. Nothing gives me more pleasure than having my guys come home and making a nice dinner for them to enjoy after a long days work. So after saying that, I thought I would join in the recipe pool this week and share one of the recipes that they love.
So go on over to Colleen's blog and check out all the other yummo recipes when you get the time.
I am going to share an easy salisbury steak recipe. Sorry no pictures today :(
Quick and Easy Salisbury Steak
1 lb.hamburger
1 lb.turkey
1 pkg lipton onion soup mix
4 shakes worcestershire sauce
couple dashes garlic powder
1 1/2 c. milk
2 cans cream of mushroom or golden mushroom soup
Combine turkey, hamburger and 1/2 pkg onion soup mix, garlic and worc. sauce. Shape into patties and fry. Combine remaining onion soup mix, mushroom soup and milk and add to patties. Simmer 20 minutes. Make gravy with pan drippings. Serves 6.
I received my Country Sampler yesterday and just wanted to congratulate Janae over at Her home is one of the featured homes. Go on over and take a peak. Congrats Janae! Well deserved.
Hope everyone has a great weekend! Until next time,

Monday, September 14, 2009

Our trip to Amish country

Hello everyone.Hope all is well. I just wanted to post a few pictures of our little trip from last week to Shipshewana, Indiana. The amish have such a simple life. There homes are absolutely gorgeous and so simple and clean.The first day we got there we went to the flea market.What a dissappointment. It was all commercialized and only a couple booths that had handmade things and no antiques. However,downtown Shipshe was very nice. It was the quaintest little town.The best part was the food. I did find what I was looking for which I was very excited about. It was very nice to get away. Below are a few pictures that I took to give you an idea of what it looked like.

There was a horse and buggy just sitting there with no one around so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to get a picture.The amish do not like having there pictures taken which is understandable.They are people just like us except they happen to dress differently and have a very different way of life.The second picture is some landscaping.It was beautiful.This was at one of the bed and breakfasts.
The next three pics are of one of the best shops there.It had the most different things and OMG how it was decorated was totally awesome.
This is along the side of the building. Those birdhouses were amazing.I wanted so badly to get pictures of the inside but she had a sign posted "No Pictures"

Isn't this just the cutest quaintest little place you have ever seen? It's a little cafe.We sat out on the porch and ate our lunch.My Dh didn't like the way it was decorated on the inside.He said it looked like a nursery,haha.It kind of did but it was decorated with cottage decor.I guess I don't ever have to worry about him wanting our house decorated that way.Not that there is anything wrong with cottage,it just happens to not be the way I decorate.Although I know it is very popular right now. If you walk back in there to the right and left are other little shops.The little red building to the left was a sweet shop with homemade candies and fudge.

This is a picture of one of the shops on main street.

This is a picture of the front of another one of my favorites there. The lady here was so nice. I ended up buying a shelf here for my entry.Stay tuned for pictures. There was also this antique/vintage shop there.I didn't take any pictures of this but when I walked in I couldn't believe all of the vintage aprons.They had a peg rack that was probably 7 feet long filled with them.As soon as I seen them I immediately thought of Carey over at

Carey you would have gone crazy in this place.Wish I would have taken some pictures.


I have been a very busy little bee getting everything ready for fall. I am just about ready.Still have a little tweaking I need to do. I still have alot to do as far decorating but can't do everything so some of it will have to wait.
My youngest son moved out and now we have an empty bedroom that's just waiting for some attention.I have purchased some things but need to paint the room.Yes I said paint the room.I know we just moved in but a girl has a right to change her mind RIGHT? I also need to finish the main bathroom and put some decor in there.Right now it has empty walls. Which is kind of driving me crazy.That's it for today.I will be posting fall preview pictures very soon. Hope everyone is having a great Monday,Until next time,

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Busy weekend,flea market results and gathering jar

Hello all my bloggin buds,just wanted to pop in and let you all know that I will be gone for the next three days.MY DH and I are heading to Indiana to get away.I am wanting to find a couple things for the house and hoping the flea market and antique shoppes there will have what I am looking for.
In an earlier post I told you I was going to try and get rid of some of my things I had left over from the store.Well that turned out to be a great move.I sold alot of things and my DH is sooo happy.He can actually see part of the back wall in the shed and might be able to fit another vehicle in there now.
Yesterday we also attended our sister in laws mothers 80th birthday party.She had it all decked out for a hawaiian luau.I forgot my camera,of course, but Steve's brother did get a picture of us being silly.Just wanted to share that.
I told my DH that we had to do this cuz it's going to be the only time in our lives we will be perfect "10"'s,LOL!
I also wanted to share my prim gatherings jar that I made this week.I think it turned out pretty good and very easy to make.
Well I hope everyone had a great weekend and hope your week is even better.
I will check in when I get back and let you know how it went.I will have alot of catching up to do too.Until next time,

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Textures of my home Part 2

Good Morning everyone! Well here it is September 1st.The days are just flying by. Yesterday I bought my first mums of the season and I will be planting those later today.I will post when I get them in the ground and decorated.Have a great Tuesday everyone.

Until next time,