It's been just over two years since Gramma Izzie died, but she just gave me a gift. Mystery gift from Gramma I was in her garage a couple of weeks before all this COVID-19 shutdown started, around the time I needed to plant those potato eyes, and I saw this ceramic pot of dirt setting … Continue reading A gift from Gramma
Sahara Reign, 20 years old Twenty years ago, I gave birth to a little girl with a full head of jet black hair (seriously! she wore pigtails the first week she was born!). Now she's rolling into the 20s as a 20 year old. I can't believe that little baby turned 20 years old in … Continue reading Happy 20th birthday, Sahara!
I love what I call my "kitchen days". Those are the times when I spend an entire day in the kitchen, cleaning and cooking/canning/freezing recipes, etc. My happy places are my kitchen, the barn, the local library, any beach by the ocean/sea, Christmas Eve/Morning (wherever the festivities take place), and Disneyworld. And today is a … Continue reading It’s a kitchen day today!
Thirteen years ago, my youngest was born upstairs in our bathroom. He has filled my life with funny jokes and hugs and always brutally honest truths about any and everything. He currently loves riddles, jokes, Sparta remixes, and YouTube videos. Jake - 13 years old He created his own YouTube channel (Yellowbross Productions), and he … Continue reading Happy 13th birthday, Jake!
Morgan and Teddy got this for me as part of my Christmas presents, and I absolutely am loving the scent! It makes the house smell wonderful all the way through the entire downstairs (72 feet long!). It's just right: not overpowering but definitely strong enough to smell it! I've used it all up this past … Continue reading Loving this scent right now!
I have tried multiple ways to store gift wrap over the years: on curtain rods mounted on a closet wall, in a plastic bag under the bed, in a shoe organizer on the back of the bedroom door, in a trashcan in the closet, etc. None of those ways satisfied me; somehow I always wound … Continue reading Gift wrap station
Ted took me to see Trans Siberian Orchestra and then Red Lobster today as an early birthday present! It. Was. AWESOME!!! I think this is the start of a new birthday tradition! I told Ted we should go to a concert and then dinner afterward every year for my birthday! It was so much fun!
Ted's boss sent a package from Omaha Steaks. We love it because it always comes packaged in a styrofoam cooler with DRY ICE!!Jake wanted to try to create a big bubble so we got the supplies:Plastic cupDry iceDish soap in a separate bowlClean dry washclothHere are our results!The bubbles kept coming and spilling over for … Continue reading Neat dry ice experiment
I hate that I can't credit the person who originally took this photo, but it's been shared online so many times that I couldn't track the original poster down. I saw it when Tina over at The Rusted Barn shared it on her Facebook page. I think this is such a great gift idea though … Continue reading Dresser to a dollhouse
Gramma wrote this on the chalkboard wall in the trampoline room when we visited David and Becky Britt seven years ago. It popped up in my Facebook memories just now. I've worked so hard on our house this summer. Every time I do something different, I always think how much I wish she could see … Continue reading Gramma’s message