Monday, August 29, 2011

They Were Mothers, Fathers, Sisters and Brothers...

Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandmas and grandpas.

It will be 10 years.

They are gone but never forgotten...


Somber Liberty is my very special TDIPT Mercantile offering for September 1st.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

"After Every Storm...


the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer." ~William R. Alger

To all my friends who may be in Hurricane Irene's path, it's better to be safe than sorry.
Please be prepared and be safe.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Breaking News...


News agencies are now reporting it was not an earthquake near our nation's capital, but our Founding Fathers collectively rolling over in their graves.
News at 11...

I didn't feel a thing but everyone else around here did.
:> )

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sorry I've Been MIA...

But I've been enjoying all the beauty around me.
Heck, can you blame me??




Apples are always so happy...


Remember to enjoy nature.
:> )

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Who Needs A Hug...


Sweet Niniveh is the perfect hug giver!

She's now available on my Countryfolk Keepsakes website.
Scoot on over. She's waiting for you...
:> )

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Quick!!! Somebody grab some smelling salts 'cause I'm gonna pass ou...


I can't believe it!!! I actually have a legit red tomato!!!

Steve the Chipmunk better not even THINK of messing with it.
He may be tiny, but I won't hesitate to use a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu move on him if I have to!

When it's ready, I shall have a huge "Plucking of the Tomato" ceremony!
I wonder if I can get a marching band on such short notice???
:> )

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Veggie Garden Is A Complete Freak Show...

I don't know if it's the dang heat and humidity, or GM crops or an invasion of corn obsessed garden gnomes, but you wouldn't believe what's been growing in my garden!

I've got zucchini and squash the size of watermelons and bitter curly-Q cukes. Giant sunflowers that barely grew knee cap high and lots of green, unripe tomatoes.

Then out of 12 stalks of corn, only one, puny stalk survived.
But I was happy to see two lovely ears on it. So I plucked 'em off, pulled down their husks and found this.

YIKES!!! Looks like this corn is for folks with what we call "sommer teeth." Some 'er here... Some 'er there...


My green tomatoes have been green for a month! Sure I can have fried green tomatoes but I want me a BLT with a red tomato.
I can't begin to tell you how frustrated this has made me!!


So frustrated that I took matters into my own hands...


THERE! Now I have a red tomato!!!
So what if I painted it. At least it's red.

Remember to enjoy nature. Even if it occasionally ticks you off.
:> )

What If The Mayans Were Just Pullin' Our Leg...


:> )

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sherry's Cabin Is Having A Give-Away...

Not only is she an extremely talented artist, she is one of the sweetest, God-lovin' gals I'm blessed to know. ♥

So be sure to stop by her blog and enter to win!

She also has awesome critters like Ima Jean and Gus McBray who even have their own Facebook pages! Man, the stories those two tell!!
Someday me and Steve the Chipmunk hope to visit them in Texas.
I wonder if they make wee chaps and spurs??
:> )

Saturday, August 6, 2011

New Skin Is My Friend...

After getting my glue gun back from Steve I was able to do a project I've been dying to try.

I love my rustic chandeliers but thought they were rather boring. I really love the dripped candle wax look, but when I looked around on the internet I couldn't find any sleeves I liked.
Enter my glue gun...


I was so pleased with the outcome, that I will actually admit it was worth all the burns I got on my fingers from that d*mn thing!

Who cares if I have permanently removed all my finger prints.
:> )

Friday, August 5, 2011

I'm On To Him Now...

The other day, I searched high and low for my glue gun.

Then it dawned on me where it could be...


Sure enough, "Sticky Fingers" Steve the Chipmunk struck again.

I think he needs an intervention.

Enjoy nature.
:> )

Monday, August 1, 2011

I'm Alright...

Really, I'm fine. I'm just a lil' nutty.

I've been kicking around the idea of painting our vaulted wood ceiling in the kitchen for years and I finally did it!

Believe me, I'm not one to paint over any wood. But after all the hard work I put into my kitchen cabinets, the early 80's wood ceiling was looking tired, dated and quite frankly, orange.



So off to the paint store I did go.

The biggest obstacle for me was dealing with my acrophobia.
But after clingin' to the step ladder for dear life and praying to the good Lord above not to take me just yet, I finished it in a few days.

A big "Thank You" to my dear, sweet hubs who cringes when I tackle projects like this and swears he won't help me but always does. ♥ He painted the tippy top after seeing my knees knock in fear after being on the third rung.


:> )

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