Sunday, September 18, 2011

Something new to me.

When going to garage sales a couple weeks ago, we found this old chalkboard for free. It is in very good shape, there are no scratches on the writing surface. I thought about taking it to school, but was inspired by Mr. Kunnari. So, it is now hanging in my kitchen. I think it looks quite lovely there.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer Beauties

I have a flower bed in our front yard. It was put there by the previous owner, and I had now idea what anything in there was. It was so overgrown and needed some serious work. Since then I have been amazed at the various flowers growing out of there. This deep orange lily is one of the best surprises. It stands about 4' tall and has about 7 blooms on it.

The sunflowers I planted along our garage in the strawberry patch. I was really excited about these. They have taken a couple rough hits from the hard rain because our garage doesn't have a gutter and it is like a big waterfall. But I have rigged up a system to hold them up. I think they are doing fine. Next year they will go in a different spot... and there will be many many more.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

They do work!

This little egg is the first from our hens! Not sure which one it came from, but we are sure happy they finally laid. We were beginning to think we had 11 pet chickens instead of 11 working chickens. God is good!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Batters up!

My nephew turned 8 this year, and I was asked to make him some cookies! I love every chance I get to make these sugar cookies, so of course I said yes. My sister wanted a baseball theme, so I made baseballs and bats. The bats turned out to look more like chicken legs (and I was teased the whole night after the cookies came out) but that was ok because I didn't have a cookie cutter for that, I had to improvise. But I think the balls turned out great!

Also for the 4th, we had some family over for a picnic. I made some salads and we grilled burgers. For dessert I planned rootbeer floats. I also made some plain star sugar cookies to go with. When I was making the cookies, I tried to do something like this.... (again from bake@350)

but they wouldn't stay on the cups like I wanted. So, we just had plain star cookies, and I think everyone enjoyed them.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Garden Goodness

Here is the first ever broccoli and cauliflower I have grown! We ate it fresh with dip. So good! Also, some peas that we have been eating. I have a ton in the fridge that I am going to freeze very soon!

Saturday, July 09, 2011


It is fun having a husband who is willing to build you things. I think he did a pretty nice job too! This is the closet in our back entry way. It serves as major storage, laundry storage, and a pantry. I wanted Rob to build shelves to hold all of the jars of beautiful produce from our garden. We are going to need a lot of space! I am planning to can up a storm.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Snow Peas