Thursday, October 31, 2013

patty playpal costumes

Just plain spooky don't you think?

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

crib sides

Mr. Corners has been cleaning out a store room
readying donations for our church rummage sale.
He came across a small crib but . . . 
with new standards we didn't feel it should be used 
for a baby as the slats are too far apart.

One idea we thought of is to use it for a magazine rack.

 I love how the covers add to our autumn decor.

Do you have any ideas for side number two?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


For my husband who tolerates the 
"processing" of my dreams each morning . . .

pickles free online by Brian Crane

Saturday, October 19, 2013

holding your breath

"You seem to me to be a women holding your breath.
I cannot tell if that is because 
you are waiting for something to end
 or something to begin."

{Lark Rise to Candleford: Season 1, Episode 8}
Mr. Delafield to Dorcus Lane

What are you waiting for . . . .

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Leisure House 06

Let me show you the kitchen and dining area in our Leisure House . . .

This is actually part of a great room that
includes the living room but
I'll show you that later.

The refrigerator has water and ice in the door.
A luxury indeed.

Two handmade baskets and a fun hot pad trivet . . . 
"Let the waves hit your feet
and the sand be your seat"

Wouldn't be complete with out a wine rack.

We try to keep the counters tidy
for a more relaxed feel.

One more luxury . . . 
our Keurig coffee maker.

The ever present pop-of-orange on the over-sized island.

The table will seat six by
pulling in the two fabric covered chairs

These also double as living room seating
when we have guests over.

The X's are found on furniture in each room . . .
a fun little theme that I love.

We didn't get to choose this light fixture
but it fits in quite nicely.

Once again a pop-of-orange with
my mom's seashell collection.
There is actually a battery operated light
{from the Dollar Tree}
in the bottom of the bowl for a evening glow.

Friday, October 11, 2013

guard your ID mini roller

My new favorite product
Guard Your ID Mini Roller 1" Wide 160"

 google images

I found mine at Walmart
near the paper shredders

sorry about the annoying music in the above video
you may want to mute it

Monday, October 7, 2013


Cooper is hanging out with Grandma Mary 
while Blaine and Lindsay 
are at a wedding. 
I think he misses them already. 
I tried to cheer him up by watching Daniel Tiger 
but he wasn't interested.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

beer cheese soup

Since autumn's arrival
we have returned to our Soup Sunday routine.
Here is our first of the season . . . .

Beer Cheese Soup

3 stalks celery chopped
1 small onion chopped
2 Tbls butter

2 cans cream of celery soup
12 oz beer
15 oz shredded cheddar cheese (4 cups)
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 tsp paprika

croutons (optional)

Pace butter, celery and onion in slow cooker. Cook on high for 2-3 hours stirring occasionally until soft.

Place rest of ingredients in slow cooker except croutons. Cover and cook on high 2 hours stirring occasionally.

Top with croutons before serving.