Wednesday, August 31, 2011

mamie jane's

One of the most creative blogs that I read is Mamie Jane's
She is featured this week in Flea Market Style Magazine Fall 2011



Today when I was in Walmart I picked up a copy ($9.95 yikes!}
Feel free to borrow my copy or just check out her amazing blog for free.

garden tea cups

I have seen this craft on several blogs and with the
help of Mr. Corners we made a few for the garden.



Buy cups from your local thrift store



Glue a small plastic flange {from Lowes} to the bottom
of both cups and glue the cups to the saucers



Weigh down with a heavy book and let the glue dry.



Spray paint dowels {the right size to fit in the flange}
and glue them in the flange on the bottom of the cup saucer



Aren't they cute?



I was going to put birdseed in them but someone warned
me that the spilled seed would grow weeds in the garden
so they are empty - merely ornamental

Friday, August 26, 2011

twenty-eight

happy birthday to my first-born son


fish pedicure {with a free beer} in Siem Reap, Cambodia
what a way to celebrate for only $1!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

seven months

When I saw this photo on Amanda's facebook
I just couldn't resist sharing it with you . . .



Cedar {7 months old}
from far away Cambodia

Sunday, August 21, 2011

happy 1st anniversary

Blaine and Lindsay
August 21, 2010


These are two of my favorite photos from their wedding.
They were both taken at the exact same moment {notice how he is looking at her} one photo by our friend Emily and the other by the photographer.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

thirty

Happy birthday to my favorite son-in-law.
On his last visit to our home this is what he had for breakfast.
No kidding five.



How does he stay so skinny?!


Friday, August 19, 2011

fonts

Everyone seems to have a favorite font.
I usually play with different ones but am not sure which is my favorite.


google image

Do you have a favorite?

georgia
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Palatino Linotype
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tahoma
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ariel
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times new roman
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comic sans
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lucida handwriting
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helvetica
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garamond
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bradley hand
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kristen
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french script
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Tempus Sans ITC
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

roll cover

Looks pretty cute to me



Get your very own Cottonelle® Brand Roll Cover today.
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

tunes from the attic

woodstream campground

On Saturday night we ventured down to Woodstream Campground to visit my friend’s cousin Richard. Richard has a DJ gig he calls “Tunes From the Attic”. On this night he set up in the campground gazebo to entertain the camping folks both young and old. If you like music from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s you would have enjoyed his show. A very fun outing indeed.

Monday, August 8, 2011

veggie macaroni 'n' cheese

Veggie Macaroni 'n' Cheese
Serves: 6



Ingredients
12 ounces rotini pasta
1/2 pound small broccoli florets
3/4 pound small cauliflower florets
1 cup frozen peas
12 ounce reduced-fat extra-sharp Cheddar, shredded (about 3 cups)
8 ounce reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufch√Ętel)
2 tablespoon margarine or butter
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cayenne (ground red pepper)
coarse salt
3 cups no-fat milk

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Grease six 16-ounce casserole dishes.
3. Heat large covered saucepot of water to boiling on high. Add pasta; cook 3 minutes, uncovered. Add broccoli, cauliflower, and peas; cook 1 minute. Drain well.
4. Divide pasta and vegetables evenly among the 6 casserole dishes.
5. Meanwhile, in food processor with knife-blade attached, pulse 8 ounces Cheddar (about 2 cups), cream cheese, margarine, mustard, nutmeg, cayenne, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until well blended. With processor running, add milk. Puree until smooth.
5. Pour cheese mixture evenly over pasta and vegetables in the 6 casserole dishes. Top with remaining Cheddar.
6. Place dishes on jelly-roll pan and bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until just bubbling.


adapted from From Good Housekeeping Magazine

Just saying . . .

Friday, August 5, 2011

landline-less

It was a huge step leap for us but we finally did it - gave up our landline.



Two things that helped us make up our mind
1) we are saving over $40 a month
2) we could keep our home phone# and port it to Jim's cell phone



Approximately 25% of all adults live in households with only wireless telephones
{Source: National Health Institute Survey }



To begin the porting process you need to contact your cell phone provider. They will take care of everything to take the number over from the landline carrier. Do not cancel service to your landline until the porting process is complete, or that number will become unavailable. Porting can take several days but we got our confirmation phone call an hour after we got home from the cell phone office.

You could add a new line to your cell service for your home#
but we have all 5 lines we are allowed already in use by these kids.

{photo taken in 1990 - long before cell phones - just saying}

So now if you call our home phone Jim will cheerfully answer on his cell phone.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

twenty-six

Happy Birthday to son #2
{the young man with the camera}

Angkor Wat ~ a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia
{his wife, Lindsay is holding their nephew, Cedar
his sister's husband is chatting with the guide}