Monday, July 23, 2012

~I'm still here~

I'm still here.
 Told ya.
It's been awhile.
Been busy living and all that stuff.
I have so many projects and recipes and 
book reviews and outfits and flowers to share with you.....
I just need to find the time.

The veggies in my garden have been busy too:
 It's such a sense of accomplishment and self
sufficiency for me to pick food in my yard
and prepare it. I think I missed my calling in life-
maybe I should have been a farmer.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

~toddler shoes from boy to girl~

 We bought these cute little Pediped shoes for 
our little guy when he was just a wee babe.
He wore them so much you can see his cute little
foot marks on the soles of the shoes. 

Pedipeds are not cheap and $40 for a pair
of shoes for a baby/toddler is insane to me.
However-let me remind you that we bought these shoes
PRE-poor days. Well-now our little lady needs
some sturdy little shoes and I pulled these out.
For $40 we've got to get our money's worth.  
I had to fem them up a bit.
I crossed the straps and sewed a big flower button
with embroidery thread to the straps.
 Still camo but a little better.
Now I'm thinking I should have used a big
black button instead. Maybe I'll switch them out.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

~i love a parade~

 To me, nothing says 4th of July 
like a good old-fashion parade.
We started our holiday celebrations yesterday
with our little town's parade.

The VFW carrying our colors.....
how sad was it that one of these veterans
was having to tell bystanders along the 
route to stand up....don't people just know that?
Makes my blood boil.
 Nothing says small town like the posse....
 ...or the school kids carrying the flag...
very serious about not letting it touch the ground. 
I wonder if they actually made it thru the whole
parade without letting it touch.
 The wonderful, happy sounds of a parade :)

 Loved this Chinese dragon.
 I had to take a picture of this for all my friends
reading.....when we were cheerleaders back in the day
we thought it was cool to ride in the back of my friends
Dad's new Chevy pick-up truck.....DAMN-these cheerleaders
are taking that up a notch or two or ten.
When my little guy saw this he said,
"WOW! An army truck full of girls! Cool."
Twenty years later I guess this is how
cheerleaders are rocking the parades.

But nothing was better than this:
"Mom! Mom! Fire trucks...finally! My favorite."
Whew...thank heavens-he had me worried with
that army truck full of girls comment. I'm 
not ready for that yet.

Yesterday was one of those Norman Rockwell days.....
-we barbecued with friends.
-we enjoyed the weather.
-we ate too much food.
-we drank cold beer.
-we lit fireworks.
-we oohed and awed at the magnificence 
and beauty of the big firework show in our area.
-we thanked God to live in America.

Lee Greenwood said it best,
"God Bless the U.S.A."

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

~summer days~

 Been spending lots of time doing this:
Staring at this:

Lazy summer days.
Aren't they the best?

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