Monday, December 31, 2012

Farewell 2012

Last day to 2012 and plans are to stay home and chill. I think I will stay in my pj's all day and watch movies and work in my Word Search. Nothing exciting but no stress here.
I do need to get ready for Norms brother and SIL who are driving up from Texas and staying with us until Friday.
Simple dinner..easy to fix comfort food and filling.
Chicken and Dumplings

Looking forward to blogging this year and sharing and reading your stories.

Have a safe and Happy New Year 2013


Thursday, December 27, 2012

I can not believe Christmas has come and gone. It is so exciting planning all the celebrations with family and friends and is over. But we had a great time, great food and new memories.
Rachel, Lauren, Nathan, Madison growing so fast.
Wrapping paper everywhere
This was the sunrise Christmas beautiful. Well I have to admit today I spent all day reorganizing, cleaning and packed away all my decorations. I get tired of looking at all of it. I did leave some snowmen in my bay window but that is it. Yesterday morning I did manage to get to the grocery store before the storm hit. It snowed so hard that I could not see the barn across the driveway. I have cabin fever big time so tomorrow I am taking off to go shopping. Catch the after Christmas sales. It has been fun reading about your holiday celebrations. Now time for New Years planning. Happy New Year ~~Earlene~~

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Friday was my last day of work and starting my 2 week today I plan on working on my last minute shopping. It shouldn't be too bad since I have most of it done. Last night after work I did all my grocery shopping for Christmas Eve dinner. I expected it to be very busy but I got in and out...done! It must be people were in the malls and retail stores. We did finally get some snow on the ground so we will have a White Christmas. That is all I wanted and family to be together on Christmas Eve. Ham,potatoes,calico beans,brussel sprouts, sugersnap peas, veggie tray, rolls and variety of cheeses and crackers. My daughters will bring a dis to pass. The excitement and fun will soon be here. Enjoy your weekend blog friends and I want to catch up on all of you...not a lot of time to blog lately. ~~Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013~~ PS...I did move my cubby from my hubby on my porch:0( ~Earlene~

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Hump Day

Remember this? I need suggestions what to do. Should I keep it in, put outside, or take it back? I think it has wood bugs because I keep finding little piles of white dust mounds. Does spraying help? ~~Have a wondeful Wednesday~~ Earlene

Friday, December 14, 2012


This will be me this weekend.....LAZY!!!!!!! ~~Enjoy our Weekend~~ Earlene

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Exciting News for Spring 2013

I found out from A Primitive Place Magazine my screened in porch and Garden Shed will be in the Spring 2013 which is the next issue. Happy Hump Day on this 12-12-12. ~~Earlene~~

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Box in my how it turned out.
Kitchen window
Porch display
My husband gets question on this diplay in his shop everyday. ( I do it on purpose) *************************************************************************************** Saturday was a fun day spent with friends. Old Mother Hubbard had her Open House and the day was a blast. Wish you could come.
I picked Santa up first thing! Isn't he wonderful...on my table and need to find a good spot.
Great wax the cinnamon smell.
Snowman ornie...those sold fast...very cute.
Red Linen Christmas Towel
Goodies to munch on. ~~~~Merry Christmas~~~~ Earlene

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Weather/4 more Merry Christmas Pics

Can you believe this warm weather! You would not believe how nice it was started out fog, clouds but ended up sunny and warm. I was able to clean out around my garden shed and put a light in the window and was it ever cute last night. People driving by must have thought I was crazy, but I cut my grass yesterday. It helped mulch up all the leaves and does look a lot neater in the yard. I cleaned out more perennial beds, less work for me this Spring, and trimmed bushes. Looks much better. Back to work tomorrow after a week and a half off and enjoyed myself so much. Work till the 21st. and I am off for 2 weeks. Let me know if you want to get together..I am up for it. Enjoy pics for today!
I want to tell all my blog friends I have enjoyed looking at all your Christmas pics. So many talented wonderful people. ~~Merry Christmas~~ ~Earlene~

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Our New Tree

What do you think? I wanted to try a smaller tree this year so I would have more room in here. Room for more presents too:0) My decorating is done and I so enjoyed being able to take my time. I will show only 4 pictures at a time because i am still tweaking. How many times do you change things around.
I think it's really pretty. I used muted red and brown ornaments. ~~enjoy your evening~~ Earlene

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thank You and pics of my Saturday with my BFF

I appreciate you thoughtfulness and wishes for my birthday and so happy you stopped by! Now I would like to share what my BFF and I did ALL day on Saturday. If you have never been to these places let me tell ya it is worth the trip. Less than 100 miles for me but always tons of eye candy. First stop was The Homestead Shop in Findley Ohio and next to it is Jefrfries Antique Mall. I found a new artificial tree I would like and they are suppose to call me today to let me know if any still available.
My besty was very cold Saturday. This building was our would make an awsome cottage! It was all rough hewn boards inside and very cozy.
I hope you enjoyed my pictures! We have wonderful sunshine today so I am off to go do some Christmas shopping...hopefully I can get it all done today. ~~Merry Christmas~~ Earlene