Thursday, April 30, 2015

Got Me Some New Rain*Garden Shoes

Yesterday I was at our local Tractor & Feed Store and
found these adorable rain*garden shoes!
I paid $19.99 for them.

I will use them for gardening, caring for the chickens 
and even running errands in them.

Today I went to the movies with my friend Bonnie
and wore them! 
They are so comfortable and CUTE!
I love that they are made in the USA since the 1940's!
I had to show you the bottom of them. LOVE!
Very well made.
Can't go wrong with red & paisley
I love the ones I bought and …
below will be my next pair! 

You can find lots of styles on Amazon.

 Wishing you a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

30 Year Old Mixer Make~Over

 I have had this wonderful KitchenAid mixer for 30 years!

The motor has never burnt out and still mixes like new.
I love all the new colors and picked out my favorite,
but just making do with what I have!
So I thought a little mixer make~over would do the trick for now!
 Sweet blogger friend Kathy from 
Kathy's Cottage 
has a Etsy shop that sales kitchen mixer decals!
They are so cute and she has so many different styles!
 Since I have cream & white in my kitchen,
thought this choice would be perfect.
 Easy to apply and fun to do.
Love the little blue polka~dots too!
 I hear my mixer saying …  
"it's time to make some cookies!"

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Spread into prepared pan. BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. YUMMY!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Go Talk to the Chickens

 Recently I wrote on my kitchen chalkboard
"Go talk to the chickens" 
to remind myself to get outside more and
do something I love which is 
talk & tend to my chickens! 

The funny thing is
my husband thought I wrote it for him and 
thought I was being a little sarcastic! lol.
Never, never!

*I made this chalkboard out of a clipboard I already had. 
I painted on 2 coats of chalkboard paint.

I gave them to my daughters as gifts last Christmas.
They love them!
this isn't us but could be in a few!
Amazing pictures of chicken lovers.
Have a good day and remember … 
keep calm and go talk to the chickens!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Pincushion Madness

I am mad about pincushions! 

I am getting ready for an up~coming marketplace/quilt show
and adding wares to my ETSY shop.
 I never tire making these sweet 
Yo Yo Pincushions.

I love to mix & match fabrics.
The underside is just as pretty!
3 different size fabric yo yo's to be exact!
Roses & Gingham are a good thing, don't you think?

I always add a vintage button from my 
personal collection to top them off!

What will you be creating today?