Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Retreat

This is my little summer retreat. It is in the back yard in a little corner under a big maple tree. I love it! It is so pleasant and stays nice and cool.

I made a little cover for the hammock by sewing pieces of two sheets together and adding some ties to the edges so I could tie it in place on the hammock. The rope of the hammock can be a little uncomfortable on your skin, mainly on my arms. The cover is much softer and kinda cute I think!

I made a little bag to mach that I can tie on to hold my phone, sunglasses, or whatever. The cover fits inside when it is all folded up.

This is the "junk" my Love accused me of dragging into the yard, but I like it.

What is your favorite summer retreat???

Some galvanized tubs, an old shutter, an old fence post, watering can, and some flowers.

This is my view.

Along with this view of the barn!

As you can tell I have been enjoying my summer!
How have you been enjoying your summer?? Would love to know!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Easy Tortilla Pizza

So the other day I was home and it was getting close to lunch time...I was hungry. I go into the kitchen and open the fridge much to my dismay, nothing really stood out to me and I needed to go to the grocery store.

 I had one tortilla left in the package and so I made a pizza!
An easy cheese pizza.

1. Tortilla

2. Pizza sauce ( That I can every year. Love having this!)

3. Mozzerella. Cheese. Yummy.

4. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or so depending on your oven.

Enjoy this thin crust pizza!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This into That

My friend was given this for her son who never had the chance to wear it so she wanted her little girl to wear it and asked if I could do something about it.

So I turned it into this...

Pretty cute I think and very easy!!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Berry Picking

I picked 20 lbs. of strawberries this week.

Then I turned it into Jam! 48 1/2 pints (8oz.) to be exact.

The pint jars in the back are freezer jam and the smaller jars are old fashion jam.
Both are very easy to make and taste wonderful!! The freezer jam has a brighter color because it doesn't get cooked at all and has pectin. The old fashion jam has only sugar and strawberries.
This was the start of my canning season.
I am looking forward to putting up lots of yummy things this summer! 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Hello Friends. I hope you are all doing well this week. We are getting back to normal or as normal as can be for us! 
I wanted to share with you a special treat I received yesterday in the mail...

I entered a giveaway a few weeks ago and actually WON!!! I love giveaways!!!
 This is Flea Market Finds with Matthew Mead.
You can find his blog here.

I particularly like page 97.

How fun would it be to curl up in that bunk for a nap or good read....

If you get a chance check it out!!