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Sunday, July 20, 2014

The only one who can tell you 'you can't' is you. And you don't have to listen. - Nike

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

I was home alone all week, so did what I wanted, when I wanted to.

Ok, there were limits! The grass got mowed, the seldom used appliance cupboard got cleaned, I sold some stuff on a local Buy, Sell, Trade on Facebook, I went to Peace River for an evening, went to a retirement party, watched within the last half hour of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (then the cable lost signal), and Sunday supper was early so everyone could go to the Demolition Derby!
It's rodeo time!

I also made these.......

BROWNIE BOWL SUNDAES (a brilliant dessert hack!)

http://todaysmama.com/2014/07/brownie-bowl-sundaes/

Ingredients:
- Your favorite ice cream
- Your favorite brownie recipe
- Your favorite toppings

Spray cups of a muffin tin with cooking spray, and add brownie batter to each cup until they're about two-thirds full.

Spray the second muffin tin with cooking spray and place on top of the first tin of brownies.

Bake!

Brownie Bowl Sundaes

Epic Fail!

Vanessa Luck's photo.

But they were sure yummy!!!!

Vanessa Luck's photo.

Not sure what went wrong, but we usually eat our mistakes!!!

I needed a card to make up for skipping one for an occasion earlier this year!
It had to be awesome...............

I made a Never Ending Card!

OMG........I printed the instructions out in black & white.
Then in color.
And at Step 7, I had to watch the video.
3 nights of starting, and not getting anywhere; I. Got. It!
After that is was FUN!
Not sure how many I will make, but I finished it tonight.

I know the picture quality isn't great!

This is the front..........

 
Next.......

 
And then.........

 
Last one........

 
Hopefully I'll be forgiven!
 
I'd like to get in a few challenges this week; not sure how that will work out!
It's forest fire season..........
It was soooo hot last week, we didn't work on the House in town!
We're back to the grind tomorrow!
 
I DID get my firepit furniture painted!
 
Hope you're well!
Talk to ya later!
Ta ta for now!
 
PS:
This is turning into the "Never Ending Post",
and I'm sorry, but I forgot to welcome my latest follower!
It's Marianne, go say HI!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

HMFDMC#173

Alrighty, I had a minute!
Actually I need a retirement card for next (Firepit) Friday!


The House Mouse & Friends Challenge  is
***Anything Goes ***
I'd better hurry & link this up.

I'm cutting it pretty close!
I'm also going to link it up over at
Gruffies & Guests.

Talk to ya later!
Hope you're all well!
Ta ta for now!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

If you want to be happy, be. -Leo Tolstoy

Hello, thought I should get back into practice!

I made a Birthday card before I left, and haven't posted yet!
It's a 'guy' card, and was well received!


Been working in the yard, and at the house in town.
I'll have to find a 'before' Picture.
The deck on the house in town was 40' long, and 10' wide.
Faces south.
No one used it.
We're cutting almost half off, putting lattice around the bottom (darn cats!), and putting up a gazebo, for shade.
It will be lovely!!!
Hoping to finish it tomorrow, if it doesn't rain!
The gazebo comes Wednesday!

Our fireworks for Canada Day were a big hit!
Everyone brought a package.
We lined up spectator chairs; set the fireworks up by the dugout, and waited for dark.
Who knew there was so much smoke!
It was already foggy!
The only one who didn't enjoy them was Shadow, she turned into a large lap dog!!
We know for next time! She'll be going in the porch!

Better go, I came in here to make a couple cards!

Hope you're all well!
Talk to ya later!
Ta ta for now!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. -George Allen, Sr.

Good Day!

I've been home for a week!
Tomorrow's a holiday, Happy Canada Day my Canadian peeps!
I told them I'd be in to work if it was raining. It's not.
I want to finish the yard work I started yesterday after the rain, and get my gazebo up!

We had to change Firepit Friday to tonight, as I did Happy Hour at the Old Folks Home Friday night!
I'm cooking hamburgers, making a salad, and I made pies yesterday.
I'm running to town for some fireworks too!

This will be a ton of pictures, and not a crafty thing in sight, so I'll tell you what I've been up to and you can skip the pics!

I went to pick up my mom & we went to the Amish Auction Sale in Rexford, Montana.
Mom & I went to see Duane Steele.
We went to Crawford Bay. A friend from waaaaay back & her husband bought property there, and are setting up an RV park.
We hung out in Bonner's Ferry, and Ponderay in Idaho.
We learned how to play Pickle Ball.
Had lots of laughs, and a great time............I need a vacation from my vacation!

Some pictures from the sale.
 
Sheds & log cabins
 

 
Squirrell feeders

 
Stuff

 
Gazebo we all liked

 
I bought one of these, when it gets settled in it's spot I'll show you

 
Here it is plugged in at mom's garage.
It has a solar light on top
 
 
Cute planters

I wandered into the quilt barn and this one went for $100.00

 
Cool table, look at its legs

I think we were parked in their pasture!

 
Turkey family playing in traffic

 
My nephew showing off in moms yard
Then he couldn't get down

 
In Creston


 
That's a lot of Mary Kay!

 
Since I've been home............
I made a Dr. Suess cake!
Not intentionally......

 
The happy recipient
See, I straightened it out with Cool Whip!

 
Inside

 
The weather........
On the right side of 0 degrees!

 
We hung out a Family Rebellion on Rays side.

 
The women on the left & middle are 2 of Rays sisters

 
Too much beer & heat, need a nap on the golf cart

 
Shouldn't have let him nap,
got our butts kicked at horse shoes!

 
It's all been fun & games!
Not sure when I'll get to make anything!
I've also been painting the firepit furniture.
I got all the chairs done, just have 2 picnic tables left!
 
Better go,
gotta get my work done before it gets really hot!
 
Hope you're all well!
Talk to ya later!
Ta ta for now!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

I am grateful for........EVERYONE in my life.

Happy Sunday peeps!

It has been raining.EVERY.DAY!

In between there's been a lot of whippersnipping, weeding, and mowing!

I'm also packing my bags; it's that time of year for the Amish Auction Sale, and I leave Wednesday!
Gotta go pick up mom, then we're off for our sleepover at Eureka!
Last year we stayed in Libby!
Mom has some family coming, so should be a riot!

My vehicle's been to the shop 3 times in the last couple weeks!!
Needed calipers & something on the back end.
The air bag light was on..........broken wires..........
And yesterday I got a new wheel bearing on the back.......
Hopefully I'm set!

Thursday night when it rained, I was a cardmaking fool!
These were a package from SU, kinda a postcard thing.
There were 8, so I made 2 of each, and my mom will get 4,
and the aunt I stay with in my travels will get the other 4.

 
 
 
 I'm not sure where the fourth one went!!!! hahaha
I tried to find you a link, but they must have been on the 'Clearance Rack'!
 
I needed a birthday card to take on my travels......
a 'guy' card.

 
In other news,
work on the garbage stand in town continues........
 


 
Actually, it's painted,
has a lid,
just needs it not to rain so it can be put outside on its 4 X 4's & leveled!
I told Vanessa to call ALL her friends, cause it's heavy.
That way no one will steal it! hahahaha
 
This is what's going on at my house between rains!
I'm upping the property value of Shadows house,
seen here on the left!
 


 
It really is to keep my shoes from getting muddy when I go weed that flower bed.
This section will be done today!

 
When I get home, I'll tackle the areas around the gardens........
It looks 100% better!
 
Last week I had dinner with the gf's X 2 (different gf's)
I DID go to the wedding shower last Saturday.
I've been sick..............
not sure if it's just a cold or what.
Have a DR's appointment tomorrow for refills of my perscriptions, so will see what he says!
 
I need to make one more birthday card before I go!
When it rains today that's what I'll do!
 
Today sees a full day of weeding, and weed whacking, laundry, take everything out of my vehicle cause it's getting cleaned on Tuesday, etc.!
 
Better go; just want you to know that I'll be MIA for a couple weeks!
 
Hope you're all well!
Talk to ya later!
Ta ta for now!
 



Saturday, May 31, 2014

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.-Maya Angelou

Happy Saturday peeps!

It's all good, and I hate to repeat myself, but life is really getting in the way this year.
I'd say summer.......but.......... (insert maniacal laughter here!)

Since I posted last I have had

- Vanessa's birthday supper


 
She got her quilt from last years Amish Auction sale



 
We got a puppy at work....her name is Cardi, (short for Bacardi), no we didn't get to name her.
She likes to sleep in the boot tray, and yes, her face is in my shoe!
 
 
 
I got the lawn mower stuck..........hahahahaha
 
 
Made a card for a shower!!
 
 
I've also:
 
- Took the seniors at the home to the 2 local greenhouses to get their flowers
- Drove the handivan for the community run
- I DID get the lawn mowing & whipper snipping done
- Sprayed the dandelions/ I'll be doing that again....tis the season
- Been to Peace River with Ray for an appointment
- Went with Vanessa to the lawyer (twice) to sign Kalen's mortgage over to her
- Been on the phone trying to get my cracked window replaced before warranty is off
- Was on the phone with the satellite people, cause both receivers quit one week;
we had no TV for almost 2 weeks, which didn't affect me! 
- Planted the garden
- Wednesday dinners with the gf's
- Firepit Fridays
- Caught my fingers in a log when I was using the wood splitter
And a million other things too numerous to mention!
 
Today on the agenda is:
 
The shower I made the aforementioned card for
Building a garbage stand for the house in town
Shopping at the hardware store
Buying some peonies & strawberries.....mine winterkilled!
I'm sure there's a firepit in there somewhere.....with a beverage!
 
Better go, the laundry awaits!
 
Hope you're all well!
Talk to ya later!
Ta ta for now!
 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

If we want to achieve anything in this world, we have to get used to the idea that not everyone will like us. -Simon Sinek

Good Morning peeps!
Here in Canada it's a long weekend, so I AM getting my day between Saturday & Sunday this week.
Still won't be enough!

I'm going to show you the card I made for Vanessa's BIG 3-OH, then you can get on with your day!

 
It's blue, with the token dragonfly!

 
Her birthday's tomorrow.
She should be on her way home from Edmonton right now,
where she went for her 11th Backstreet Boys concert!
Happy Birthday to her!
I am making a Strawberry Angel Food Trifle sometime today,
(that should look EXACTLY like the link!)
and steaks will be marinating!
 
We had a blizzard 2 weeks ago tomorrow.
NO.KIDDING!
A full on howling winter blizzard.
 
This is what happened to the bottle tree.

 
And the swing.

 
The bottle tree has gone back for warranty,
and the swing has been moved to a more sheltered location,
after living in that spot every year for about 6 summers!
 
The moose that hung around the yard all winter tasted EVERYTHING!
 
Mountain Ash.......


 

 
And anything else it wanted to!
 
The renovations are coming along....
The kids were gone last weekend so I primed & painted the spare room...
 
Good bye hurtmyeyes orange!


 
This week I cut wood for the closet bars, they need to be painted,
Ray & I moved the sidewalk blocks to the sidewalk,
I picked up a tub surround, and new shower for the bathroom.....
Vanessa put her back out over a week ago....
so she's frustrated.......
 
The papers were signed for her to take over Kalen's mortgage payment....
I will not be the property manager anymore. YAY!
Kalen is being released from the Navy in August and will go to school...
Reclamation.......I'm sure it has another name, but it eludes me!
He says, "When going to college or university, you're punished if you own Property, a car, etc."
You aren't eligible for any grants, scholarships, or what have you.
 
It has been so cold here!
This morning was the first morning I could sit outside with my coffee
WITHOUT a coat on!
We are JUST getting leaves on the trees!
 
Firepit Friday has become a survival of the fittest!
Lined hoodies, with the hood up,
long pants WITH shoes & SOCKS.
Mittens, blankets, and a roaring fire!
Last night I started a fire, and it was wonderful,
til the sun went down, then we needed a coat,
but I DID have short pants on!
 
I got my potatoes planted,
the gladiola & dahlias are going in today.
The strawberries need to be moved to their new bed.
There's an awful pile of rocks on my lawn from the yard being cleaned out this winter.
We've all had turns raking them off;
and NOT complaining,
cause we need the snow removed.
 
Been cleaning the yard,
removing and cutting up fallen trees,
getting out the lawn mower,
putting away the snow blower!
Cleaning out sheds,
picking up crap that blew all over.......
The usual Springy stuff,
only we haven't had SPRING!
The farmers are complaining.....
that's a given.........
 
Better go, the sun is shining!!!
 
Hope you're all well!
Talk to ya later!
Ta ta for now!