Thursday, June 30, 2011

CIJ Swap

Kim A. here are yours!!!


Some material I brought.

Miscellaneous shots

Sunday night we had about 10 tree frogs on the front of the house.

Japanese Beetles are here. (have been for awhile)

My plants for the hummingbirds on the front porch

Sunday, June 26, 2011


I am hosting the annual CIJ Ornament Swap in July and here are 7 or the 9 I have so far. Suspense is almost getting the best of me. Will get the other 2 boxes soon and will turn around and mail them right out.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Here are the cookies I made. Recipe follows in the next post. I got about 50 from a double batch.

Peanut Butter Cookies

I have seen this recipe in books and on blogs and think I will try it later today. I shared it with a co-worker last week and she made them and said they were good. She got about a dozen from the recipe.

1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 egg
1 cup sugar
Mix all ingredients together, roll into balls, flatten with a fork dipped in sugar.
Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

Think I will roll in sugar and then flatten with a fork.

Goodwill Finds

Last night when we went grocery shopping we stopped into Goodwill, I was looking for pillows to recover for the patio chairs but instead I found 2 books 50 cents each and then the Christmas stickers $1.00 each. I always look for Christmas books at yard sales, flea markets and Goodwill stores.

The Christmas Cub book is a cute little story.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Rockers also Target Clearance

This rockers were $55 and going for 27.50. Normally we have this area decorated (gray chairs, flowers out) but with the rain we had earlier in spring and everything else it isn't done.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Patio Furniture~~~Target Clearance!!!

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It is nothing fancy but we have been looking for 4 or 5 years and could never find anything we liked at a price we liked. I wasn't even looking yesterday when shopping with my mom and daughter and found this. Around $116. I did also get an umbrella stand for $30 but not sure if I will keep it. Might eventually get cushions if I find some I like or just recover some if I find them at yard sales or thrift stores.

Have to get a planter yet or something for the top. I ate supper out there and looked at my new Gooseberry Patch Christmas Book I got in the mail today.

The yard is not in any shape this year. Keep getting rain. Beyond the dog (Shortcake) is our so called garden. The post behind it is the blackberries and then 1 of our CRP fields. We have woods on 3 sides of us. Well, actually to the east is a fence row with openings and a road in the front of the house. Other 2 sides and across road is woods.

The first picture the bush over to the left is a rose bush that we got a small start from my MIL's when she died. Electric fence when sheep are here. Some of our sweet corn patch showing. It got washed out.

It is sitting on top of our cistern. (concrete is either 12 or 18" thick. I can't remember such things.) We don't use it now~~have city water.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Our eggs

The first 2 pictures are of 4 Killdeer eggs that were laid out in the rocks. We have put a cone there and also a container of water. This is going on the 3rd week so hoping they start to hatch.

Last is of a rainbow that I saw this a.m. when going to work.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Jaymee's wedding 5-21-11

We had 14 tables with the tall vases with feathers and then 14 with the cylinders on top a glass block. The head on the display behind them were crystals like those haging on the lights.

I am done posting pictures. Sorry to bore you with so many.

Jaymee's wedding 5-21-11

She was so excited when they were announced husband and wife that she raised her left arm in the air and then grabbed his face to kiss. They had dated for 8 years and 3 months.

Pictures of Daughters (Jaymee) wedding 5-21-11

I can see by pulling these pictures from her they cut some off. Sorry but gives some insight. More I will post later. Her brother with her and her dad.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pecan Tree is gone

On Tuesday morning 6-14 about 6:45 our power went off. Thank goodness I was out of the shower and pretty well set for work.. When I got to the end of our road before turning onto the highway I saw why. This pecan tree sats on my moms property that was once my great grandparents land. Now it has a shed and a barn where we keep our sheep. But we had a wind come up about that time and it took the tree right down. We picked up gobs of pecans from there this past fall. :( Power came back on about 1:30 p.m.. That night we cleaned up the road and ditches but still have the mess in the yard where they dragged it all back up. That is how it broke off the stomp. This road leads into Ashley pass the grade school. School was out for the summer tho. People had to go around the highway to come in or out. Lucky it was just the tree. My great aunts say it was big when their parents moved there in the late 20's.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Some new recipes I tried this afternoon

Well, the first picture is of 2 baby toads that Allen saw outside. When he came to get me there was 6 but then by the time I got out there could only find 2.

The glaze cooling for a strawberry pie.

Blueberry muffins that I found on 1 of my followers blogs. Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes
Recipe says 16 I got 20 and 9 were snatched already.

Cinnamon Cake Roll that I found on a blog that is listed in my side bar. The Harwards
A piece cut before I got a picture.

Few more cicadas and Moth

I thought this moth was pretty.

1 weed with all the shells on it.

Up high in the tree showing the cicadas.

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