Saturday, June 23, 2012


I am always looking for something new,
something different to make. I love different.

I found something like this on PINTEREST.
One 8x10 frame, I left it the wooden
dark brown. I took olive good knitting
yarn and a blue color knitting yarn.

Wrapped the sides in the green and the blue
on the top and bottom.

I had a wooden "J". I mixed up the
color so that the "J" matched the
blue color yarn.

Attached to the frame and hung on
the front door....I
love it. I had been looking for the
right wreath to hang there but I thought
this was neat..different.

For fun, I take pics with my cell of license plates
that are different, have a meaning, have a message...
etc. and I post then in my License Plate
album on facebook. People love seeing different
things like that and they really enjoy it.

Yesterday I was behind this car and although there
was not a neat, different license plate, there
were bumper stickers. They caught my attention...

One said, my daughter is in the US ARMY,
another one read that the driver was a proud
parent of a US MARINE, and then one said
that they had a son in the AIR FORCE.

I pulled up beside her and she had her windown
down. I spoke to her about her bumper stickers and
she said that her husband had also been in the
NAVY. Now if that is not supporting your
country, I don't know what is!
I thanked her, and went on my way.
Bless her heart, that can't be easy.

After that I will continue to post bumper stickers in
my license plate album on facebook.

Meet Red. Red has so much hair that she sheds.
Red belongs to my youngest brother but she moved
in with my Mom in 2006. She became a house dog
then. But with hardwood floors Red's hair becomes
a mess esp. in the spring.

My brother shaves her every summer....last year
she had a mohawk!

Holding her still must be hard to shave her.....I noticed
that the back legs and under the neck must have
been hard to get to....

But check out the TAIL....I
love it. A lion's tail.

It has to be cooler for her and I know it makes
life easier for mom.

Thanks for stopping in,

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Kentucky Trip - Mennonite Community

Over the weekend I went to Kentucky with
my friend Theresa.

We actually went for her families reunion.
Her name is Montgomery and my maiden
name is Montgomery. I went to school
with a Montgomery but other than that,
I have never ran across anymore.

Theresa and I compared our family
history but could not find a connection but
she felt it would be fun if I went to the
reunion with her....
I know both her sister's also so I
thought it would be fun.

We met with her sister, her husband and
their son at the Bread of Life.

This place was started by a couple that
at one time lived in the Mennonite
community of Russell County Ky.
They started to adopt special needs
children and found that was their calling.
They started the Bread of Life to support
themselves and the kids they raised.

Great food.

All the food comes from the Mennonite farmers
in the area...along with some of the
best watermelon I have ever had.
It was fantastic. Started to get
one to bring home but I was not
sure what type I had ate and I did not
want to get home with the wrong kind.

After lunch, we went to a Mennonite store, like
a general store. Check this out....


We also went into another store....Theresa and
her sisters call this the Mennonite Walmart..
They sell everything.

I had to get a pic of this, I have one
like this that my mom mad me years ago.
It is a clothes pin holder.

This was a neat object. An opening cut
into the wood with a marble in it.
Hang it up and place a towel in it...the
marble holds it but allows you to pull
it out easily.

What a big stove.

I thought these were just adorable. I have seen
kids high top walking shoes all my life...
but not in black.

We also visited a shop that carried flowers and
things like that. Out front there were three of

Amazing. The basket part is made of fishing line.
Moss and dirt.

Such a pretty color.

Passion pretty.

This is some of what I brought home from the
general store....

Really enjoyed my day.
Thanks for stopping in,

Cake Plate - Goodwill

The other day I stopped in Goodwill during
my lunch break.
As I was walking around looking, I ran
across this baby.

Amber color, heavy, large and not a chip at all.

I really did not need this but I figured that it
would be nice to have on hand.

Loved the work around the edge, thought it would
look great with a ribbon weaved in it...and
cookies, cake or cupcakes on the top....should
look great.

And the top view.

Now the price that I gave for it.
Figured I was getting a great buy.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Hello fellow bloggers!

Just wanted to throw something out there to you, if you facebook, which I am sure most if not all of you do, there might be a facebook page for your community (city) that you live in. I stumbled across mine by accident. Ours is called HIP HERMITAGE. So with that I joined that page. It allows you to know what type of things that are going on in your area, like I was unaware that there was a "food truck" from farmers that would set up at a certain place to sell crops. Then I got to thinking, I live next to two other communities (cities) that I am in a lot, so I looked them up…yes, they had a HIP community also. But to my surprise there is also a trading post that includes two of those communities. On that side you can post yard sales, things you wish to sell, things you are looking to buy and even items you make….its really cool, so if you are a facebooker, check it out, your community might have a page also.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The BITE and the BIRD

I like most animals. Not afraid of many. But there is one animal that I have taken a total dislike to….(sorry Ray)… That would be my brother's bird, TJ.

TJ and I have had our issues when I would house sit for my brother and sis in law but as of last night, all TJ has done was to outsmart me and talk back to me (loudly), but last night….he BIT ME! Yes, he did.

He started squawking when Mom and I went in and would not stop. I spoke to the dogs, I spoke to Ms. Lola (sis in law's bird) and I went to speak to TJ. He was sitting on top of his cage and he walked around to the front like he was coming to see me. He jumped down on top of the opened cage door and acted like he wanted to come to me. I put my arm out so he could jump on and he leaned over and BITE ME! Freak'n bird! Thinking be might be good fried with gravy! LOL…he is a one person bird and he loves my brother.

If you are interested in reading how TJ outsmarted me and talked back to me you need to read these post…..

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Family at Mark's Party

If you read the two post before this you will
have already met my youngest brother Mark.

This is him when he realized he had been gotten
with the surprise of the party!

The dark haired lady being hugged is my sis in law
and Mark's wife, Kim.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know
that this is my sweet niece, Holly.
She belongs to Mark and Kim.

Now this woman is my other sis in law, Lori and
her grandson, Coleman...I call
him Cole.

And Cole got around, this is him with his great
grandmother, mine and Mark's mom.

There is Cole again....and his dad, Chase.
Chase is my nephew but it appears that
I got NO good pics of Chase...

Cole was loving the cake for sure.

Meet Chase's wife, Susan, and Coles
mom. See, he went from one person to the

Once again, Cole was in someone elses arms.
This of course is my grandson Caleb holding
Cole. They enjoyed each other so much.

And here Cole was not at all happy.

But with the cake....he was happier.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Markie

This is the shot.....the shot where Mark
realizes that he has been gotten!

My sis in law, Kim, Mark's wife planned a
small get together with some of
Mark's special friends and
close family at Longhorn's
Steak House for a SURPRISE B-day

LOL.....this next shot is my youngest brother
Mark AKA Markie being himself!
I love it.

Mark's birthday was actually on Friday
but since he had to work that day Mom had
the normal B-day dinner at her house
the night before. Mark being comical
said all bithday boys should have a b-day hat.
So........he got a bowl out and wore it.

So....I decided that Mark needed a hat for the
party on Sat. This is what I came up

And like I knew he would, he has no problems
putting it on and wearing it for everyone
to see. I love it.

Mark has this thing about messing with the
little ones in the family. He picks and carrys
on with them..with that said, most of them when
they are little just don't know how to take him.
That has not changed with this newer generation.
That is our great nephew crying at Mark!

Then there was the cake. I decided he had
to have An Over the Hill, I baked
a chocolate (his fav) sheet cake....but what to
so for a hill. I baked a yellow bundt cake and
cut it in half for the hill. Using one of my grandsons
car's for the top of the hill and purchasing candles-50
I managed to turn out with this.

Being silly as he is about to blow out his candles.

I think everyone had a great time....except
maybe Cole, our great nehpew! LOL....
Mark told Kim (wife) that we really got
him, he had no idea.

I also want to throw in here that Mark is one
of my followers to my blog. He never leaves
a comment but he views and reads my blog
at least several times a week. Thank you Mark.
I hope you had a great b-day and I love you.

Thanks for stopping in,

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Brothers Cake

Yesterday my youngest brother turned

But tonight my sister in law
sat up a surprise party for
him at Longhorn's
steak house.

There were friends of Mark's and
some family members. It was

I wanted to make his cake for him....

So what do you think?
I will share more tomorrow...
not only did I make him a cake, I
made him a Birthday hat!

Thanks for stopping in,

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Boy's Wall

Months ago I told my two youngest
grandboys that I would paint a mural
on their bedroom wall.

One of them loves tractors and the
other one loves trains.

To start with....
A tractor.

My helper always wants to help.
He has been this way since he was a
small child.

Caleb painting on the barn.

This is a pic of the train after I had it
painted part of the way.

And this is the train once I finished it.

The barn once it was done.

The house.

And the whole thing.


I have included the train and the
tractor so both boys
have what they like.

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