Sunday, June 17, 2018

Simple Sunday-The Fabulous Party

Happy Fathers Day
Let's party!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

In The Sewing Room Today

I'll be back Monday for Happy Homemaker in Texas. 
 I am in the sewing room trying to finish this one to get on the wall 
I am doing simple straight line quilting on most of it outlining the 
flags, tree sections and buildings. 

I am doing wavy quilting lines on the larger flags 
Hopefully it will look like a flag blowing in the breeze.  We'll see!

Have a good day 
Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads!
Enjoy your family!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Thankful Thursday on Friday

Hello and Welcome to my late post!  I planned this post for Thursday and go so behind with my day I didn't get it finished. 
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For cameras and photos.  This week I shared a photo I took last January it wasn't a post filled with words about the photo.  I posted for Wordless Wednesday. 
It's a bit of a silly photo.  But there is a story behind it.  In a couple of days I'll be sharing that story! 

Today I shared this photo
This is Rascal.  He was a sweet kitty every loved him.  
I am thankful for photo's.  I am thankful we can have our memories saved!

And I am thankful that I thought to look for a Photo Collage app
for my phone.  A few years ago I made Mosaics or Collages for a link party but my computer decided it wouldn't let me do it anymore so I have been unable to.   But with the new app I can make Collages again!
One I made a few years ago.  I love these memories.

 What a smile!  Sometimes he is so fun and so silly!
 Another favorite memory.  He seems so small.  He's 10 now!
Back when I made this one I was able to make more changes to the blog and put photo's on my header.  I can't seem to make it work anymore.  These were photo's that I had on my header. 

Photo's, cameras & Apps just a few of the things I am thankful for!

What are you Thankful for today?
Linking with Thankful Thursday  @ It's A Small Town Life
Linking with The Fabulous Party
Click here to link your post(s)
And I might link at a few other parties. 
My list is below.

Friendly Fill-In's A New Party

Joining a new party today and meeting some new friends.  I found this over at Comedy Plus when I went to link my Wednesday post.   Over at Comedy Plus you can join the Feline Friday party and 
Friendly Fill-ins.  Here's my sweet kitty pic from my archives.
There are some you never forget.  This photo was on this 

Each Thursday Ellen of 15andmeowing and Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs, provide Friendly Fill-in questions. Ellen came up with the first two questions and Lorianne came up with the last two questions. If you need help, please let either Ellen or Lorianne know. Annie of McGuffy’s Reader is taking a blogging break, please keep her in your prayers.
Here are this weeks questions:
1.My favorite Disney character Dumbo I love elephants.
2.If I could stay any age for life, I would choose to be age 25 because I was figuring things out raising a family and there were no aches and pains.
3. Hmm don't know if I have one so I guess that is the secet is my secret talent.
4.Life is like a  Roller Coaster, twists, turns and a fast ride .

Thanks for visiting.  I hope your day is filled with warm kitty or puppy kisses!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wordless Wednesday-Add A Caption

Welcome to my Wordless post.  I love to suggest you add a caption it's fun to see what everyone comes up with

Add a caption
Come back tomorrow for the story.
Linking today with the Wordless Parties 
Click here to link your posts at the Fabulous Party
The Wordless parties are listed below the post.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

My Favorite Room- The Summer Look

Welcome today I thought it would be fun to share what I have done to my favorite room.  This room sold us on the house!
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I've shared our room before when it was decorated for Fall and at Christmas  but now it is all ready for summer.
The Sailboat sculpture behind the little couch came from one of
my favorite places Hobby Lobby.  It was 90% off.  I paid a whopping $8.00 for it.  In the foreground you can see the little 
sailboat my DIL made me a few years ago.  It fits perfectly in the room.
This is what the pillows look like in Fall.  I flipped them around 
to their solid backs for summer.  All the colors go together. 
This is my favorite chair.  We almost tossed it but I love sitting in it.  I need to paint the bamboo.  The cushion is faded but is so comfy.  After the summer I recover the chair with a khaki fabric for the Fall.  The throw used to be on our bed for the summer.
The colors are perfect for the Sun Room so I moved it there. 
This is a photo of when I first got it and laid it on the bed deciding what to do with it.  It's just a piece of Vintage Fabric I just hemmed it and it became a throw. 
My favorite room.  We need to get a rug.  Yes that is a cord. 
There is only electrical on that one wall.  The other side of the 
room is where we have the electric smoker.  
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So this is what my favorite looked like last week.  Tomorrow I'll share what it looks like now.  HeHe.  I made a huge change. I'll give you a hint.
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Remember the Mantle that was in my sewing room?  It found a 
new home.  

Monday, June 11, 2018

Happy Homemaker In Texas

Welcome to Happy Homemaker.  I normally post on Saturday  but I took a day off the computer because I had a book I had to finish.
So today I am back on Monday
with Sandra for Happy Homemaker Monday
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Sandra at Family Corner provides the prompts and the photo.
I add a few prompts of my own
Here's a look at my plans for the week and a peak at last week

The weather 
It's creeping up to the upper 90's almost at the triple digits. 
We did get a good rain shower last Thursday so that helped the 
garden.  No more rain in sight till next Sunday.  I hope we get some!

Right now I am 
I am being watched . . . 

She's thinking 'Mom you need to dust this chair.'
I am thinking what is up with the watermark.  I had the hardest time getting this pic to upload.  Finally tweeted it and snatched it from twitter.  Ain't technology grand!

On the breakfast plate
I am trying to do better with breakfast.  Today I will scramble an egg before work. 

On my reading pile
Falling for You (A Bradford Sisters Romance Book #2) by [Wade, Becky]

This one is still on my pile.  I have a print copy.  I hope to get to it this week. 
I have a few for the next few weeks on my phone 


In the kitchen 
Looking for a good baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe.

In the kitchen
Trying this recipe Thursday
This recipe for homemade mac and cheese has been featured on several top mac and cheese lists. It is the perfect base recipe for classic mac and cheese. ( Make with pepperjack)
Click here to try.

On the menu
Monday Chicken Tortilla Soup-Tamales
Tuesday Bar B Que Ribs, One Potato Salad, Pinto's
Wednesday Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread
Thursday Rotisserie Chicken, Homemade Mac/Cheese, Salad
Friday Tuna Casserole, Salad, Bread

On the To Do List
Dust the chair in my room.  Did you notice it in the above pic?
Finish putting out some July 4th decor. 
More fabric folding and organizing

Something fun to share
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I put the Pic Monkey app on my phone.  I used to use it to apply text to my pics but my computer stopped letting me do it. So now
I can do it and make some editing changes to my pics again!  Dawng I wish you can erase the dust of the pics!
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I also added Pic Collage now I can make some cool collages again. 
Both of these are free and easy to use! See below!

In the garden 
My Ta Da Moment
Realizing that there were probably the above mentioned apps for use on my phone.  Maybe it was really more of a 'Duh' moment!

Precious to me
My Photo Journey
From a few years ago.  Still precious.

Fabulous Features
From the Fabulous Party at Our Holiday Journey

Gorgeous Peonies found here
Linen Closet Organization Ideas: 7 Perfectly organized linen closets and how to get the look for yourself.
Leslie always has some great ideas.  Click here

In the craft basket
I finally figured out how to quilt my Black Cats quilt.
I have my pumpkin patch quilt ready to quilt also. 
Maybe this week I'll get the sewing machine out!  I need to get them quilted so I can bind them which is my least favorite part!

From the camera
Last of the Romaine.  The Kale is still hanging on!


So that's a few plans for the week.
And a little of This/That.
Linking with 
Happy Happy Homemaker Monday 
and The Fabulous Party 
And a few others the list is below this post. 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Family Supper-Any Day Special Meals

Welcome to Family Supper.  
Today let's talk about making meals fun.
 And maybe a little more special than usual.
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I can't help wondering why do we wait until the holidays to do something special.  

When it would be so simple to celebrate something as simple as 
a Sunflower we've grown in the garden.
Sunflowers are super simple to grow.  Toss the seeds in the ground around April or May and then watch them grow. 
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Sunflowers are easy to find at your grocers.  Did you know you can ask the attendant to purchase 1 stem.  They will gladly sell you just 1.  

Maybe you don't want to do a big bouquet.  One or two stems make a nice addition to the table.  
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There are tons of crafty ideas to find.    Gather some paints and paper or card stock and have the kids make a painting while dinner is on the stove.  
Or go an even easier and cleaner route; provide paper and glue
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Kids love to create.  Making some creative decorations for your super simple family dinner is fun for everyone. 

Having a creative fun Supper Time with the family
is a simple as 
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These days the kids are so busy with electronics that sometimes it's hard to drag them away.  I deal with that on the days my grandson visits us.  
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It's super easy to just allow them to babysit themselves with their games and videos.  And then hand them a frozen pizza on a paper plate. 
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Taking an extra step and planning a craft project or making a simple meal fun . . . 

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Is a simple way to bring the family together and start a new tradition of Family Supper.