"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Vacation! Part 1- Getting There

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing right? They are supposed to help you recoup from the stressful day to day things right?  Well then we must be doing something dreadfully wrong.

It started out fine. I had gone to the store to get snacks for the road trip and thought out some quick and easy dinners to prepare while we were there etc.

So the day arrives for us to leave. I’m the first one up because I had gotten a full 8 hours sleep and my poor hubby had only got about 5.  It’s around 5 am and I find a note near the coffee maker from my oldest son (13) saying he’s sick and to cancel the vacation. What? Noooooo……That’s not how this is supposed to start. I’m basically ready to call it off because I know what’s going to happen next. My youngest will come down with it and we’ll just be 600 miles away tending to sick kids without all my comforts of home. And not only that I’ll be stressing about US catching it and the whole week will be about us traveling 10 hours to be sick somewhere else. *sigh* (Stress Level? 10)

BUT……hubby was ready to press on. After all it was only a head cold. Okay, you da boss. So we pressed on. We grabbed some tissues, got everyone fed and packed and were on the road by 6:15am.

I started out driving since, I had mentioned before, hubby only got 5 hours sleep. The drive went smoothly but because of my varicose veins and not being able to sit for very long periods of time, we had to stop every 2-3 hours. It was a long long drive………

To be continued……..

And there will be pictures in the next post.

Stay tuned.



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Vacation! The Intro

Yes, there is so much to talk about in regards to this vacation that I needed an intro to set the stage.

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing but as relaxing as this one was meant to be, it wasn’t so much. So with that  in mind I’m going to have to break it up into sections. They’ll go something like this.

  • Part 1 Getting Ready to Leave
  • Part 2 The Destination- Boyd Mountain
  • Part 3 Soco Falls- the trip that almost wasn’t.
  • Part 4 The Fun Parts
  • Part 5 The Not So Fun Parts
  • Part 6 Coming Home

I think breaking it up into sections will be better. I’ll be able to do each thing justice, because I want to be able to look back at this later and maybe see the humor in some of it. Winking smile

And with that, I’ll leave you with a teaser picture.

This was our home away from home for a week.





Saturday, April 9, 2016

Upcycle that Crib Skirt!

First you might be asking, “Why do I have a crib skirt?” To which I would answer, “I have no idea!” And then we would probably stare at each other awkwardly for a while and change the subject. But we are going to stay focused here and move on. Smile

Most of you know I LOVE hanging my clothes out to dry. It’s therapy man. Cheap therapy. But unfortunately my clothespin apron had seen better days. You might also know that I only sew when I have to and it has to be quick and easy. I used to sew more back in the day but I realized quickly that I wasn’t in love with it and now only sew out of necessity. Winking smile

So I started out with this.


And ended up with this.


I felt like adding a little contrast to the apron so I used some scrap fabric I had to make the pocket.

I think it came out pretty cute and best of all it only took about 20 minutes to make.

What was the last thing you upcycled?



Friday, April 8, 2016

Because You Need to Laugh Today!

I had posted this on my personal FB page quite a while ago, but I think I’m brave enough to share it with the world.

One evening we had friends over and we were playing with an app and then this happened. No we didn’t think about what we were going to say. It just kinda happened. Smile with tongue out


Here’s the link in case the video doesn’t show up. I’ve been having trouble getting it to post.



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