Friday, September 26, 2008

Fun Idea

I saw this idea not long ago. So when I found this lantern on sale, of course I had to get it. Someday it will be full of earings.

Beautiful Autumn Sunset

Out for a Sunday Stroll

Getting her baby tucked in for the ride.

Free Fabric Friday!!!

Say that 5 times fast. :) I found this site awhile back from another blog. Its true, they have free fabric on Fridays. Check it out:
There are also helpful tutorials and other fun stuff, if you enjoy sewing.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Captured Expressions

I love these pics my friend, Michele just took when we were over for a visit. Jocelynne's expressions are so great! By the way...Michele has more great photography and cute stuff on her blog:
Check it out.

Friday, September 19, 2008


I like the quote that says - "You don't know what you've got til its gone"
Every time I get sick, (like yesterday) I realize how much I am thankful to be healthy.
Although I am not totally better today...I will be all the more thankful when I am completely well.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Grand Opening Giveaway!!!

Aunt Mimi's Creations has opened her shop on Etsy. Check it out! In celebration of her grand opening she is giving away an awesome Autumn banner. So cute. Visit her website to see the giveaway details.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Nutmeg Blueberry Muffins

Not a very good pic, but they tasted good. Ok, last recipe for awhile. I have been trying not to eat what I make, but its so hard.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar (1 tablespoon sugar to be sprinkled over top, later)
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all purposed flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (don't defrost if frozen)
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition.
Stir in milk and vanilla.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture just until moist.
Fold in blueberries.
Fill muffin cups and sprinkle sugar & nutmeg mixture.
Bake at 375 for 25-30 min. or until toothpick comes out clean. Yeild: 3 dozen

Bacon Quiche

Here are a few more recipes I found that I liked.

1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 tablespoon butter
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup apple juice
1/2 lb bacon cooked and crumbled
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 cups shredded cheese (any kind)

Line pie plate with pastry, flute edges.
In a smal pan saute green onions in butter until tender.
In a large bowl wisk eggs, cream and juice.
Stir in bacon, salt, pepper and green onions.
Pout into pastry, sprinkle with cheese.
Bake at 350 for 40-45 min. or until knife comes out clean. (it may still be a little jiggly in center)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dilly Vegetable Medley

I am trying out a few new recipes. This one was quick and tasty.

1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons minced frest basil
2 tsp. dill weed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
7 small yellow squash, cut into slices
1 lb. yukon gold potatoes, cut into cubes
5 small carrots, cut into slices

Combine first five ingredients. Add vegetables and toss.
Place in heavy duty foil, seal tightly. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 20-25 min or until potatoes are tender.

Monday, September 8, 2008


How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I could count them, they are more than the sand.~ Psalm 139:17, 18


I decided to post a few things that inspire me throughout the week. Here are a few from last week.

My little girl mothering her lamb. She inspires me to be a better mother every day.

Delicious fruit that makes your mouth water.

Some colorful floats resting on the sandy beach.

Steamboat Rock with the beautiful sky above.

What inspires you?

Camping at Steamboat Rock

Our campsite was very close to the beach and Jocelynne had so much fun playing in the sand and water.

Fun with Cousins

Uncle Scott read to me.

My cousins and I played in the hot tub.

Grass in the Back Yard!!!

Labor Day weekend was busy. Jay and I got all the weeds out and he laid down the sod. I love it. We spend much more time in our backyard now.