Saturday, April 30, 2011

Chick News!

An update on the chicks...they are growing! They are now 7 weeks old. Sweet, fun and a delight! 
Hubby is making the coop and wait till you see what this man is up to! A coop you have never seen before!
 These books very helpful. I love the author Ashley English~Keeping Chickens. She has other books out and the series is called~
Homemade Living.
 This book I bought at the feed store when I bought the chicks.
 I read this book to them just before I tuck them in their coop each night! ;)

 I LOVE my Hunter rubber boots! They fit like a glove and I could wear them all day.
They are eating their 2nd stage of food now, just like a baby. Starter~Grow Crumbles...yummy! 
 I love that they eat out of my hand. They went crazy when I fed them worms from the feed store. It was candy to them!

 I took this picture peeking through a window in their temporary coop. They sleep with a red heat lamp. The temperature needs to be between 75-80 degrees at their age now. I am such a good Mommy! :)
YES, I did buy this chicken purse and should be getting it this week! LOL!
I bought it through
It is quite large and I know the folks at the feed store will love it!
A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! ;)
Have a wonderful week!

Monday, April 25, 2011

What Are You Doing Today?

What are you doing today? I am in my craft room doing a special order for 5 sewing journals. I cannot show them because the order is for a darling fabric/pattern designer and this fabric line is not reveled yet! They are so cute & bright!  Fun, fun!

Guess what? This coming December we will have another blessing coming our way, our 13th grandbaby! Our 12th was born just last week! In December we will have a BAKER'S DOZEN! 
 Oh it is so wonderful being a Grandmother!
"Grandkids fill a place in our hearts we never knew was empty!" 
Thanks Darla for the quote.
Do you think my dress form has enough necklaces? 
Wishing you a wonderful week in all that you do!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Stocking the Shop(s)!

 Busy stocking my 2 Etsy shops! These items are for my 
Sassy Sadie Lee shop. Fun and so retro!

Have a great weekend & Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Ready for Easter!

This Easter Sunday we will be spending the day with family at our daughter Heidi's house! We are looking forward to this day with family and a time to remember our Savior Jesus Christ and for His atoning sacrifice.
I decided to set my dining table for hubby and I for the week anyway. I took all the leaves out of the table to make it more quaint. Sweet & cozy. 
Love Spring!
How is your Easter Sunday going to be spent?

I was asked what kind of china I used in my table setting.
China: Vernonware/Vernon Kilns made in CA in the late 40's and 50's.
Pattern: May Flower

Linking up to Pink Saturday with Beverly at
Come see more!
Wishing you a very Happy Easter!

P.S. The chicks are now 4 weeks old! 
They are cute as a button! I will post pics of them soon!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Easy Caramel Popcorn!

 This is a very easy recipe for a fast way to make Caramel Popcorn!
Just 3 ingredients! 
I pop my own popcorn in a big pot on the stove. I add popcorn kernels to cover the bottom of the pot then add canola oil halfway up to the kernels. I cook it on med/high until it's all popped. I do not shake, I just let it pop away! When done stir and add a little sea salt.   
The best homemade popcorn ev~er! We love it just like this too! You can also use microwave popcorn or air popped.
Follow recipe above for caramel corn.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Chick News!

I am in Love! Our little chicks are 2 weeks old today and they are growing fast! For sometime now, I have wanted a little brood of chickens for fresh organic eggs. Last week I decided to go for it! I talked with chicken owners, did some research on the Internet and bought a great book on raising backyard chickens! I am so excited. They live in a large box with a heat lamp in the house until they are old enough to go into a coop.
This weekend they had their first day out on the grass! They loved it!  
Sweet granddaughter Hailey came to help. She is becoming a true blue farm girl!
Hailey wearing a sweet pink dress is holding Sadie, while Flossie and Gracie are sunning posing.
I named the chicks after my grandmother and 2 of her sisters, plus 7 more siblings who grew up on a farm in Missouri. xox
Love our new babies!