Monday, December 20, 2010

Christas Crafts

I just couldn't get it together in time to participate in the home tours, so I thought I would post a couple of my crafts!

This is a cute little snowman that my parents made me out of a gourd. I love him!

This is subway art that I framed. It's not that close of a picture though. I can't remember which blog I got it from though. I thought it was a great idea and has inspired many more!

These are my sad and crooked Santa hats! Found the idea for these here, hers look sooo much better than mine though.

They were really fun to make. I may try to get better and make some for gifts next year.

I'm so far behind on wrapping, I better go get busy!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy

Today we celebrated my dad's 66th birthday! I bought him a Red Ryder BB gun. I hope he doesn't shoot his eye out!

And of course a bottle of his favorite wine.

I put lots of candles on the cake, secretly hoping to cover up how ugly it was. I was busy doing several things at once when I was baking it and it burned a little. Oops!

Hunter really wanted to light the candles but he couldn't strike a match to save his life. I think it was partly the old match box and partly him. I told him that maybe I should have reconsidered and put him in scouts after all. He told me he would have ended up with a lot more problems than not being able to light a match. Ha! He always has a funny comment up his sleeve.

The cake looks like a hamburger! I really need to sign up for those decorating classes at Michaels.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Oh Coffee Filter Christmas Tree

I saw on The Nester's blog where she made a coffee filter Christmas tree. I had to try it. After about 45 minutes and few hot glue gun burns I finally made one. I'm still not finished. I want to add a few more red balls to it. It looks a little more like a Christmas tree with the bulbs.

Does anyone know who is hosting the Holiday Home Tour this year?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Little Wooden Pig

We have this cute little antique shop on the Mcdonough square called The Plumtree. I went over the weekend and and saw this cute little pig.

I may have to go back and get him. He would be perfect on my Thanksgiving table!

Speaking of Thanksgiving, I really need to plan my menu. I really wanted to change things up a bit this year. I get really tired of the same ole sides. I guess I better get on the ball, it will be here soon!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Open House Images

Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? Our little town square had their Holiday open house this past weekend. It always makes me want to come home and put up the tree. I'm trying to hold out until Thanksgiving night though, we will see.....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Creative Son

I snapped a photo of my youngest sons work station last night. He is such a vintage soul. I can hear him late into the night typing away on this old typewriter. It lulls me to sleep.

He is so creative. His room is full of drawings. He will read a passage in a book and stop to paint what he envisioned.

I happen to think he's pretty awesome.

And did I mention that he looks a lot like Seth Rogan?

Diggin some Mumford and Sons today. Kinda fits my mood.

The One

Once again I am up way too late. Sleep just doesn't come easy for me. I decided to look through some old documents and see what I could get rid of and I came across the poem I gave my daughter in law at her bridal shower. It makes me weepy every time I read it.


You came to me
not after nine months of waiting...
No, I had to wait years
before you came into my life.
And then, there you were...
fresh-faced, hair swinging,
that marvelous smile enhanced
by the altogether lovely spirit
shining in your sparkling eyes.
He proudly presented you to me
and I knew you were THE ONE.
I'd often wondered how I would feel
when the first of my sons "got serious"
about a girl.
It's not that I thought she wouldn't be
"worthy" --
I worried that she wouldn't
love him enough
or believe in his dreams
or laugh at his jokes.
Would she support his decisions
yet stand up for her own?
Would she be strong through the bad times
and cherish the good times?
Would she like me?
Would I like HER?
And then I met you, and I knew...
Here was not a person I could call
because that sounds like a contract
and doesn't begin to describe our relationship.
Law has nothing to do with it... but LOVE does.
And so you are my Daughter-in-Love,
who grew not under my heart,
but certainly in it.

-Poem by Roberta Anne Hahn

Monday, November 8, 2010

She seemed to move everywhere dancing & music followed her like leaves on the wind. ~StoryPeople

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Building a fire and watching The Big Lebowski tonight. I'm going to channel my inner hippie!
By the way, I saw this bus on the side of the road and had to get a picture. Too cool.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sugar And Spice

"Little girls have a magic all their own."

Monday, November 1, 2010

Noahs Ark

Noah's Ark is a local animal rehabilitation center. They do wonderful things there and have expanded to include a childrens home. These are only a few of the animals that they house.

They also have monkeys, tigers, bears, cougars, just to name a few. Check them out if you're ever in Locust Grove.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

I tried The Pioneer Woman's Chicken Pot Pie. It was so good. Her recipe makes one large pie but I did individual ones. My family will never eat the frozen ones again! I don't think the recipe is on her website, but I do know that it is in her cookbook. If you don't already have Ree's cookbook, it's certainly worth buying. The recipes are wonderful and the her photos that are throughout the book are just an added bonus! Speaking of photos, I'm lucky if I get a half way decent shot of my boys. They hate to have their picture taken. So, I was very pleased with these, although he has that "I'd rather be anywhere else" smirk on his face!

This photo really captures my youngest child! From the smirk to the curly hair and wrinkled shirt. This is so Hunter!

He is just learning the guitar. My two older boys both play. Hunter is really into the keyboard, I should take it out to the wheat field for a photo!

I'm venturing out tomorrow to try to take more photos, let's hope he brings his patience!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It's Been Awhile

It has been too long since I've posted. I'm ready to get back into the swing of things. I've also regained a little of my mojo as far as taking pictures. This is from an engagement session I did over the weekend. Too fun!
I'm ready to dive head first into all the fall activities. I've already got the house decorated, time to find a pumpkin patch! Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Day With Emma

I had the pleasure of photographing my friends daughter. She is as sweet as her pictures make her out to be.