Saturday, July 31, 2021
This the day I share
On Tuesday night we decided to go to a concert in a park downtown.
It was really fun. Not crowded at all. But lots of locals and lots of dogs
We went to The Strand for a late snack . . .Some great fries. And they were hot. Unlike some we got at another popular restaurant.
Or Gumbo in my case. The waiter asked if I wanted extra Rice. I hadn't even taken a bite. I kind of reluctantly declined. I usually put lots of Rice in my Gumbo. But this was so good. Just the right amount of Rice.
I enjoyed my Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo . . .
Look at what we had for lunch!
We split a Burger. That was super yummy. And a good size.
My only negative; it was not served with Fries. I mean who serves a Milkshake like that and no Fries.
Chips hmm. Dumb.
Maybe next time we will stop at McDonald's on the way for the Fries!
The Cowboy snapped pics fast between diners.
We happened in a perfect parking space when we arrived . . .
But I forgot to change the calendar!
We had leftover Enchiladas and a Salad.
Happy Homemaker in Texas
Hello and Welcome
The summer is flying by. Soon we will be enjoying Fall. Followed by the bestest time of the year!
I enjoyed sharing a few Christmas in July posts. I have so many post ideas I want to share with you.
Hmm. Maybe August will be "The Month'.
Well it's is Saturday after all and time for . . .
The weather . . .
Here in Galveston it is 80 or just a few degrees hotter in the morning.
The mornings are gorgeous and pleasant as long as you get out there noon. Then it starts getting hot.
But the evenings are cool enough to sit on the porch.
What I am wearing . . .
I think I will change to What I Want To Wear... I'd like to get some skirts and sundresses.
Around the house it's boring shorts with pockets and tanks. For keeping house and puttering around my flower pots and walking dogs (pockets for ...you know what I mean)
On the breakfast plate . . .
I have been craving DoNuts but that would require going out.
So I guess I will cook some Bacon in the oven and Fry some Eggs. Maybe some Hash Browns.
On the To Do List . . .
Go to post office. Mail August bday cards and letters
Go to Home Depot to look for plants
Normal cleaning. Vacuum daily. I have taught Domino to let me vacuum her! Yea.
Take dogs to dog park
Go to a garden park
Go to library
My Ta Da moment . . . I got the last of the pictures unboxed and some hung ( we will have to rotate)
I got Christmas Dishes put in kitchen in back of lower cabinets.
Doesn't sound like much but this was a major accomplishment!
On the reading pile . . .
On the blogs this month . . .
I am excited to announce the 2nd Annual Dog Days of SummerFive different authors. Lots of puppy love!
You won't want to miss it!
On the menu . . .
I always try to do simple. Throw back to those days with kids and church activities!
Simply Frito Pie
Bratwurst/Kielbasa, Cabbage and Potatoes
Shrimp Tacos and Guacamole
Oven Baked Flounder, Green Beans, Baked Potatoes
Split Pea Soup, BLT's
Surprise me I am out of idea
I might have Cubed Steak in freezer for Chick Fry. Yum.
I am totally open to anything the Cowboy suggests. Especially if I don't have to cook. And clean up.
For lunches this week
I want to make a Tuna casserole
The Cowboy will have sandwiches. We went to store that has his Lebanon Bologna
I want to make some soup. Beef Vegetable or maybe Chicken and Rice.
Chef Salad. Need to boil some Eggs. Maybe Devil some for dinner one night. Hmm which night?
Maybe they will be a snack. I love Deviled Eggs. Do you?
From the camera
Thanks for coming by.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Hello. Welcome to my crafting table.
Today I am sharing two things I created for SWAPs.
A Red Junk Journal page and a Flowish Junk Journal.
First the Red theme J.J. Page. I almost didn't sign up for this SWAP. I didn't think I had enough Red . . .
When you sign up this group requires a Sneak Peek. Here's mine . . .
As soon as I saw these Adirondack Chairs I was on a roll. I made this picture the front or cover. I folded the bottom under to make a pocket on the inside . . .
When you open the page you find the fold up pocket. I made the with a napkin. Old fashioned decopauge.
The first page which the center is a wax paper sandwich bag.
Inside the bag I placed a sewn piece I made from paper and fabric scraps. I love making these.
I included a magnetic book mark
I am so sorry you can't see this pretty color. I dyed some paper using Raspberry Kool Aid.
Junk Journals contain Junk. This is a page from a Drivers Education handbook.
I love to include this paper I bought at Hobby Lobby. It came on a roll and was marked down to $2.00.
I folded it to make a pocket and added a Journaling card.
Interesting color and design. This paper is lined on the back.
A pretty little bag . . .
Cut from a cereal box. More Junk.
A paper I dyed and added a piece of ribbon.
A page from a Muffy Bear journal.
I made a Snipit roll and used it as a belly band to hold tags.
A nice piece of paper.
I made a pocket from the instruction page of a sewing pattern.
Stuffed into the pocket. The gold piece is from a Cigar. The paper is gorgeous.
A black and white photo
A coring page
A journaling card I made from a hymnal page.
The back is decoupage
A pretty floral page from the picture book
This page had lots of blank space for Journaling.
An Avocado dyed paper. I left the edges for texture.
And last a page from the picture book. I like to include some florals.
Everyone likes flowers don't they?
One of my favorite things to do I call Cut & Glue. Which translates to making Junk Journals.
I love SWAPs it is fun to receive things someone else made.
I hope you enjoyed visiting my little crafting table.
I'll be back soon sharing my next project.