Friday, July 29, 2011

Rose of Sharron

One of my fvorite things about summer are all the flowers! This is my Rose Of Sharron bush right out the back door! I love it! It has big white and purple blooms!
It also attracts humming birds. I love to sit on the deck and watch the huming birds in the morning...before it reaches 100 degrees.

Well, I'm out to go pick more beans! I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


This time of the year the garden is going strong. We have been eating yellow squash and zuccihni like crazy! We have also had plenty of cucumbers, which I LOVE out of the garden. I had an abundance so I decided to make pickles!

The ones on the right are sweet pickles and the ones on the left are hot pickles. We don't eat that many so this amount should be perfect. I have never tried the hot pickles before its something new I thought I would try.
The sweet pickles are made using my grandmothers recipe.
I know you can't really see the recipe here but you can tell that this recipe is yellowed and old. I'm pretty sure this is my moms hand writing. At the top of the page it says "Moms Sweet Pickles". My mom asked me if I rewrote it on a card or something. I like it just the way it is. For some reason it seems like the condition of the recipe makes it better, more character or something.

Today I spent the day at the pool with my sissy, SIL, and their young'ens. Nice day! Then I came home and canned green beans! The corn will be ready by the end of the week and probably more beans. This is a busy time of year.

Did I mention that I am going back to work on August 8th for an 8 week position at stinks that my summer is getting cut short!!

Does anyone else can their food. Sometimes I feel like a loner in my circle of friends! 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

CoffeeTable is finished

Here is the before picture of my table.

Here is the table after...sorry the pictures are blurry for some reason.

I painted it, sanded the edges, then used a wax paste. My love cut the legs off for me to make it the right height with the couch. Now I have to find a rug to go under it. I really like it!!! 

I have this red wire basket with my favorite books in it and some old jars.

We finally got some rain and it cooled down the house....but only for about an hour or so.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Heat Advisory

I have come to the conclusion that the man who invented air conditioning was living in an old farm house that didn't have any....because old farm houses get HOT!!!
Ok, I'll get over it. It is a little warm but if you sit in one spot and don't move, position the box fan directly in front of you, and consistently sip on a cold beverage, you will not sweat to death.
Luckily some man did invent air conditioning and put it in these boxes that will fit in a window, the exact size of the one in my bedroom, so we are sleeping good. In fact thanks to wireless, we have been watching HGTV online from the comfort of our 68 degree bedroom. It's the only cool room in the house!
We are under a heat advisory this week, lovely....

Nothing too exciting has been going on here. I have been working on this little gem...

I started to paint it and then remembered to take a "before" picture. This is going to be my new coffee table. I'll share the "after" in a few days!

Stay cool everyone!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Here is a recipe for homemade pizza!!! It is easy and yummy!! Check the Farm Kitchen page.

Stay cool everyeone it is soooo hot here!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

better late than never

Last week I came down with a virus of some sort. I had like five different things going on. It was not fun. Now I have these nasty cough and the little grren guys that are on the Mucinex commercial have moved in to my head and chest, wonder if that stuff works I think I might get some. Anyways, that's what happened to last week. Which I hate because now i feel like I missed a whole week of summer! Summer is so short and I have so much i want to do! Oh well....pray this week goes better for me. I am not a good sick person.

These are a week late, but here are our 4th of July Pictures..

My sissy made these fun pom-poms

She is using this cool barrel for her trash can!

This one is always in a costume

Whats a party without some target practice..

....and of course watermelon!!
I will have another new recipe in the next day or so on the Farm Kitchen page so check back!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fruit Pizza

Hello all, I just put a ew recipe on the Farm Kitchen page. check it out and let me know what you think!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Weekend

Wow, this has been a busy week. We had kids camp this at church, I had to mow Grandma's which is like 5 acres, we had a funeral visitation, a baby shower, a leadership dinner, and FIL was in the hospital. I am ready for a weekend!!!

Today we are spending time with my loves family. Great aunts and uncles he hasn't seen in a while. Tomorrow we have a church picnic, the 4th we have a fish fry at my sissy's. Busy....

I made a few baby gifts this week. Blankets. Here is a picture of one of them...

I hope to have some new recipes for you Tuesday!!

Happy 4th everyone! Remember how blessed we are to live in a free country!!!