Wednesday, January 7, 2015

the pixie is in the house :)

today turned out to be many things!
a snowday
a no work day
a no school day
a no volunteer day
a baking day
a "lets set up a playstore in the living room" day

we've had the first winter storm of 2015
several inches of snow followed by single digit temperatures 

sounds like a good reason to stay home
so stay home we did & the pixie came by to spend her snowday with us...yeah!!!!!

we baked flourless peanut butter cookies with kisses
it's paula deens recipe....super easy, gluton free & makes less than 2 dozen, so quick i tell ya!

then we set up a playstore for shopping

complete with shopping baskets

a discounted holiday department

and of course a check out girl

it was the best kind of day :)

how do you spend your snow days?


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

welcome little one~


Reed Douglas was born to Douglas and Ashlie 
December twenty fifth, two thousand fourteen
seven pounds and ten ounces
nineteen and one half inches
at eight fifty seven am
he was greeted by his big sister Iris Grace


Sunday, December 7, 2014

happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday shelden & abbey!!!

christmas pictures of our birthday girl & her loves

thanks much to our neighbor sandy for the use of her beautiful barn

kissy faces :)


~be still my heart~

love our little christmas pixie !

oh that little face :) always so full of joy this little one is~

our little nose wrinkler :)

they all thought the falling snow was the best fun!

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

 birthday wishes to our grandson shelden

merry christmas to you and yours


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

in the house, on the needles & around the hill...

in the house was this little one for her very first overnight

we roasted marshmallows & hotdogs
nibbled on popcorn and m&m's 
and watched charlie brown thanksgiving

the next morning
the cousins & auntie joined us for
pancakes with chocolate chips & holiday bazaar shopping

oh those little faces  :)

on the needles
in the making is the softest ever little cocoon
waiting for the arrival of the newest little
due december 26th

baby alpaca

my make-do yarn swift when the hubs isn't home

yarn winder found at the flea market for $2.00!

and on the hill in november we are blessed with beautiful sunsets

what's making you happy?


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

it's that time....

we are having a beautiful fall here in ohio but

the dipping temps are a reminder that winter is just around the corner

our primary heat source is wood & while i love the coziness of a fire,

it is messy & loads of work for the hubs

we've had the same log carrier for 10 years

it serves the purpose of carrying in logs,
but it doesn't contain the mess
and wood is messy

soooo, i started searching online for something more efficient
i found several options but all expensive...$60 & up for a canvas bag plus shipping
i had an idea....
i used duck cloth & dowel,
 broke 5 needles & spent the better part of a day
making a pattern
i only spent $6.00 on fabric,( joanns had a 60%off coupon) $2.00 on dowel & $5.00 to replace needles
the thread i had : )

it is exactly what i had in mind!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

two post in one week???

i attribute it to over an indulgence of halloween treats :)

i've been reading about natural silver cleaners & since i'm out of my tube o chemicals
i thought i would give one of the mixtures a try...

hideous i know

the ingredients are vinegar, baking soda, salt, hot (boiling) water & foil

this is the result

the two knives on the right are uncleaned as is the fork on the right
big difference!

side by side

all in all this solution worked well!
i used a microfiber cloth as it suggest but still had a slight filmy look 
so after drying with the microfiber cloth, i used a jewelers cloth & that produced a nice shine
one other note....
as soon as the solution cooled down, it no longer worked :(

my daughter babs gifted the hubs & i with the coffee spoons for our anniversary
every morning i'm reminded of her sweetness :)
the teacup was a gift from my's my absolute favorite!
everything taste better out of a pretty cup don't you agree?

tea anyone?