Thursday, May 31, 2012

Stitch Simple and Swedish Forest

One of the benefits of reading other blogs is finding out about fun give-a-way opportunities and sales.
Now I did not get my name drawn in a give-a-way, but I did find out about an amazing sale...
which happens to be over now...
so I will not boast about how much money I saved. 
I will show you the fun fabrics though! 

I am going to keep my eye on Stitch Simple...
because you never know when another stash busting sale may happen!
(and she sent me a generous discount coupon to use on my next order)  :)

I stumbled upon some really fun organic cotton fabrics.
Anika by Monaluna.

I ordered these fun prints,
but was unable to get my hands on the Swedish Forest print...
which I really, really wanted.
Boo hoo.
If you know of anyone with some in their stash....
you know who to contact!  ;)

I ordered extra of this print.
I find it charming.
Although I doubt my friend, Gretchen, would agree....
she is currently restocking her chicken supply.

It seems I can't share what I am sewing these days.
Gifts you know.  ;)
What would you sew with the Fox In The Hen House fabric?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Some Peas and Some Thank You

Our calendar is full.
We are busy.
I am making lots of food.
Life is GOOD!

I want to thank Kathy for calling me and encouraging me in our Vegan adventure.
She gave me some great tips, including a great blog to check out!
I have been gratefully finding recipes from Mama Pea....
and enjoying a good chuckle along the way.

Tonight I need to take food to a Girl's Track Banquet...
why not a very large batch of Teriyaki Chickpea Stirfry!
Stop over and visit Sarah...
even if you aren't looking for a recipe,
you are sure to leave with a smile on your face.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fruits and Veggies

I sent Sister out the door with one of these this morning.
 I enjoyed one myself!
Then I had my morning coffee....
because I hate to mess with my morning routine.  :)

I thought I would make a healthy snack,
 so I mixed up a batch of salsa.
It needs some adjustments...
because it is so spicy I could only eat one bite!

Just trying to find new ways to enjoy our Fruits and Veggies!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sweet Sewing

The 'Birthday Girl' liked her gifts.

If she didn't like this one,
I would have kept it for myself!

A super sweet sewing chair!

I found it NEW at my favorite store...

They have some sweet sewing furniture on the Arrow Cabinets website.
If you are wondering how much I paid for this chair,
I will just tell you it was $200 less than what they sell for.  :)
Now that is sweet!

Friday, May 18, 2012

So Now What Did I Pick Up?

A quick stop at my favorite store (Goodwill) brought so much excitement!

So shiny and nice!

So fun!

So Sonola Accordion!!

So happy to make Emily happy on her 17th birthday!

So $25 well spent!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Proud Parent Moment

Now on to Graduate School.  :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Birthday Remembrance

Nine years ago our first Grandchild was born.
She filled our arms for 14 1/2 months...
and our hearts forever.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Blender Blessings

I have been wanting a Vitamix Blender.
I have been trying to buy a used one on eBay for months.
I have not been able to buy one in my desired $400 range.

I am picky.
I wanted silver.
I wanted the 64 ounce container...
AND the Dry container.

I wanted too much....
and it just wasn't going to happen.

On Sunday, after weeks of hearing my woes...
(and being tired of me crawling into bed with my computer),
my husband said, "Just buy yourself a new one."
I told him they were way too expensive...
but he gave me his blessing...
and I took the plunge!

I found a new silver Vitamix 5200 that was $40 cheaper because it wouldn't be including 2 flexible cutting mats. (Who needs those anyway). 
I bought it!
It arrived 2 days later!

It had some damage on one side.  :(

So, I contacted the seller.
He was skeptical.
I had to email him photos.
He felt bad.
Must have happened during shipping.
He offered to send me a return shipping label.
He did not have another silver machine.

I was bummed.
I really wanted to try it out while my Boy is home visiting.

He sent me another email.
If I wanted to keep the scratched machine, he would give me a partial refund.
His refund was VERY generous!
I ended up getting my new Vitamix Blender for $399!!!!
Now that is what I call a Blender Blessing!!!!!

This morning I enjoyed a spinach, cucumber and strawberry smoothie!
Oh the fun I will be having!!!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Vegan Cooking???

I am surviving.
My shopping list looks much different.

I have been making a lot of soup/stews...
they don't take much thought.  :)

I was relieved to find out he wants meat one day a week.
I plan it around his long runs....
like Saturday when he ran 19 miles...
for 'fun'....yea....right.

What about Me, you may ask?
I am sticking in there with him...
you know...the supportive wife.  ;)

I do 'cheat' on occasion.
Like when Friendie comes early Monday morning sharing a cup of "love"!!!

I daresay,
You would CHEAT too!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Stained Glass Rip Off

We have this local Buy, Sell, Swap Facebook thing going on.
I like to check it out once in a while.

I noticed a stained glass window for sale.
The photo was poor.
I asked a few questions and decided to buy it.

The sellers were late....
very late.
We met in front of Target...
that was good...
the husband kind of spooked me out.

I had cash.
He had the window.

He said, "Do you want it?"
I said, "Put it in my backseat...please."

I gave him the money...
One of us got ripped off....
but it wasn't ME!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day

I saw them drive up.
A mom and her 3 little ones.
They each took a house.
My doorbell rang.
I made sure I gave the cute little guy plenty of time. 
Then I smiled and waved as they made their "get away".
Happy May Day Friends!!!