Friday, June 26, 2009
3. Quilting! Get the coin quilt top done
4. Water the side garden
5. Go to the bank
6. Fill out and file the quarterly 941 tax forms for business
7. Figure something out for dinner and get meat out of freezer
9. Make sure kids are properly fed and napped (and played with, read to, etc.)
10. Go to Wal-Mart
11. Order wool dryer balls
12. More laundry
13. Put dishes away
14. Attempt to nap while babies are napping
15. Figure out Wyatt's summer reading program
16. Probably some more laundry
And in the words of Daryl Worley, "Sounds like life to me."
Oh, I also did get my Civil War Crossing Quilt done and listed in the shop! Woohoo!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
These cookies taste just like the Girl Scout Thin Mints except there is no hydrogenated oils and no HFCS!! Yep, just normal ingredients. So please, do not try them. Because then you'll blame me for the extra 5 lbs around your waist! :)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Anyway, it's been good. And I even had time to shell peas today for dinner tonight. Woohoo!
Here are the two new listings:
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I so wish that we could keep the honey bees. A local bee farmer told me how I could get them into a box to keep but Gavin said, "Nope, not until we have more property." Bummer, I guess that will just have to wait.
Our first tomato
The little red house is inhabited by a sweet little bird family.
Baby with mouth open
Friday, June 12, 2009
But until then how about 2 really great recipes?
The first is for Pumpkin Bread. I don't think I've shared this one before and it is worth sharing. It won 1st place at our county fair last summer in the quick bread division.
Here we go. You'll need;
2 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 c sugar
1 c pumpkin
1/2 c milk
1/2 c butter, softened
Mix all dry ingredients first, in a bowl, then add pumpkin and milk. Add eggs one at a time, then add butter. Pour into 2 greased 9x5 pans and bake at 350 degrees for apx 45 minutes.
I usually use store bought pumpkin but I canned some this past fall and used it this morning in the bread that I made. My home canned pumpkin was more watery than the store bought stuff (that comes out of the can like a lump of cranberry) so I adjusted the milk a little.
This next recipe is for Lisa! :) It's my Ranch Chicken. I just kinda made this one up one evening when I really wanted some good chicken. Since it's really just thrown together there aren't exact measurements for anything. Sorry, if you're one of those people who needs exact on everything.
Some organic chicken, our family of 5 usually uses about 3 lbs for this recipe (but remember that we have 2 little ones included in that 5) I buy the chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) and then cut them up into breast tenders.
Sour cream, about 1 cup
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I think I'm going to try and get a new card today. It depends on how the day goes. Yesterday it was kind of last on my priority list. I actually had a super productive day yesterday. 1 jelly roll, 2 quilt tops, done! One trip to the park for the kids to play somewhere other than our property, done. Dinner, made. Bible study, attended. Not too bad of a Wednesday if I do say so myself!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
letting me know that this quilt was on the Front Page of Etsy this morning! A big 'ol thanks to Etsy Admin for not forgetting about me! tee hee
And in other news, my camera's memory card is not only not working but is now lost. I'd better go get a new one soon because I already wanted to take some shots this morning and couldn't. (OT: Do you know that it's hard to type with a 15mo on your lap?) Ooooh and I just found out in the last week that 2 girlies I know that have been trying to conceive for a LONG time are both pregnant! How cool is that?
Wow, this is almost turning into a Monday randomness post. Sorry 'bout that. Moving on.
So the real reason I was staring this post today was to talk about a sweet little blessing. Our ultrasound went well last night. It was neat to see the baby but not really as fascinating as it was with my first. Gavin and I talked for a while beforehand about whether we should find out the sex or not. Gavin still really did not want to. I had to agree to move the jungle gym for the kids to a different location if we found out. I'm laughing as I type this because that is just so silly. I really don't want to move the gym but o.k., whatever Gavin wants. :) I guess my main reason for wanting to know was that I was really wanting another little boy. If this baby was a girl then I'd want to have another child after this one. If it was a boy then we could be "done." So now we know- it's a boy! Gavin can go get some surgery and we can officially be done repopulating the earth. We're good with 4. But I'm not making any guarantees until surgery is complete if ya know what I mean. A few of you have heard the "we're done" line before.
Monday, June 8, 2009
-Thursday is Wyatt's last day of school- YAY!!!!!!!
-Tonight at 5pm is our ultrasound. I'll let you know who won out on the "should we find out the sex or not?"- Gavin or I.
-Our farmers market starts in 12 days.........yes, I am counting down.
-Today is sunny and I don't feel like sewing. The baby showers are done now so I'm thinking that the outside is calling my name. Much louder than my sewing machine at least.
-I'm making ranch chicken for dinner tonight and I can't wait- it is sooooooooooo yummy.
-Were you all aware that my husband is the greatest man in the whole wide world? Well, if you weren't, you are now! :)
-This post has no pictures because my camera card is acting up and erasing all the pictures that I take. Niiiiiiiiicccce. Good thing there are a few links.
-I found this neat little blurb about Crescent City today and loved how they said. "Life in the region is for a special breed..." hahahahahahaha
All right that's it. Sorry there was nothing interesting. I'll be back tomorrow hopefully with some baby news!