Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nightstands, Scenery, Food, Muh-duh!

Ken made these nightstands made out of old wood and the dog kennels. I had seen the idea on Pinterest a long time ago. The wood came from an old playhouse that was in the orchard when we moved in. Ken has it nearly torn down now and is repurposing a lot of the wood. Janie and Eli sleep in these two at night.

They turned out so well. It's a great idea, don't you think?
No more dog kennels all over the bedroom.

So I had to get new matching lamps for either side of the bed, of course. Any excuse will do. I love how these lampshades look with the curtains...not too matchy-matchy, but they still tie in nicely with the print. They had some that matched exactly, but I'm glad I didn't get those after seeing how these look.

I finally found some ivy to replace some that we left behind at the old house. It was surprisingly hard to find around here. I've already trimmed it and have the stems in jars of water to propagate some new ones. I've always had luck with Philodendron ivy in the house.

While I'm on the subject of plants...

Susie asked what kind of flowers these blue ones are that I showed in my last post...

Here's the tag that came in them.

I finally got all my flowers and succulents planted in pots and potted a couple of pepper plants too. All the planting is done except for the garden. We'll get that done probably mid-May.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pasta

I made this delicious recipe last week. You can find it HERE. We had it for dinner one night and ate every bite as leftovers during the week.

We drove just outside of town to some friends' house yesterday...

This guy had big 'ol clodhopper feet.

We were greeted by my new best friend, Patches.

She was so funny and SO SWEET!

They live about a mile off the main highway.
The scenery as we were leaving...

Those snow-capped mountains are in British Columbia.

A little closer look.


We drove by "The Murder House" as we came back into town.
I'm pretty sure I've told y'all that story? Didn't I?

I saw the story on some TV show like Dateline or 20/20 or something about a few months before we moved here. I was shocked when they started the intro to the show and said it had happened here. (Portions of it were shot right from our driveway!) I thought it was quite coincidental that it was set in this little-bitty town we were considering on moving to. A lady lived in this house by herself and was found stabbed to death in her bathroom a few days after Thanksgiving 2011. It was a real who-dunnit.

Okay, so I looked it up and it was on a show called Murder C*mes to Town, Season 2, Epis*de 3. The episode name is "Who K*lled Thanksgiving?" You can find it if you google it. You have to pay $1.99 to watch it unless you catch it on a rerun. (I put those asterisks in there so hopefully nobody around here can find my blog by googling that. I couldn't talk about everything and everybody if folks around here knew I had this here blog and was blabbing about them.)

The guy that lives there now comes to our poker parties. I don't know how he lives there. I'd be skeered!

Okay, I have to go mop the kitchen and clean the bathroom.
Poker tonight!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Faking you Out and Some New Stuff


If you can't see this video here, go to YouTube via this link: HERE

Whose bad idea was it for me to wear horizontal stripes?  New purchases...make-up, hair waving wand, shelf. Obviously I haven't learned to edit STILL. 


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Animals, Food, and Plants

Is there something in my teeth?

Some friends I talk to regularly.
They live behind our house.

Our property on the right.
The horses live on the left.

Some food I've made recently...

Fried chicken...

Crab & Avocado Sushi Rolls...

Easter Lemonade Pie...

Taco Lineup...


Easter Dinner in the Park.  Heh-heh.

Iced Coffee on the Back Porch.
Finally...Porch Weather!

And planting weather...(Mosquito Plant/Citronella Plant above)


I don't know on the left, another Citronella on the right.
I was so happy to find some citronella this year.
It gets so big and beautiful and smells divine!

Flowers still left to plant.

Not pictured, but planted: 2 Rhododendrun, 2 Hydrangeas, 12 red Geraniums, 3 Snapdragons, and some ground cover. Potatoes were planted in the garden. It's still too early here for the rest of the veggies.

I'm cleaning house today. I rearranged the furniture in our bedroom and cleaned that room last night. I sure do collect a lot of crap in there. Today is the living room vacuuming, kitchen, bathroom, and dining room floors to sweep and mop, and the dusting.

And I'm also trying to learn a new video editing program so I can edit my videos for YouTube. It's hard. My brain hurts.

Are you sure there's nothing in my teeth?
Cuz it sure feels like it.


Friday, April 14, 2017

Ipsy Bag, Oils, Meet Sammi, and More

My camera shut off at the end and I didn't get to say goodbye (total amateur!), but thanks for watching!  My neighbor's grandkids are visiting and they were running around the outside of our house upsetting the dogs.  I was totally distracted filming this wondering what all the noise was.  It's usually so quiet around here!  Thumbs-up on YouTube and say hi in the comments!  Love you!

I gave links to all the stuff I talked about on my YouTube page:  Go there if you're interested in any of it.  I'm not being paid by any of them or anything like that in case you're wondering.  

Peace and love and all that stuff. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hey Haters

To those who childishly decided they didn't like me anymore because you decided you didn't like what I said about saying you're ashamed to be an American (you girls know who you are)...

Yes, I see you still here reading.
You have no pride left to swallow, so chew on this a while.
And then fuck right off, okay dolls?



Monday, April 10, 2017

Compassion, Cool Pictures, Sammi Girl

These are not my pictures and I haven't made this doily yet, but I have purchased the pattern. I'm posting this so that hopefully y'all will go read about it and decide to help in a very small way. This is Grace Fearon's newest pattern, Francisco. The story is HERE on Grace's blog, and you can also read about it HERE on Ravelry. The framed doily I showed in my last YouTube video was one written by Grace Fearon. 

I hope we can all help in this very small way.
Small things can mean something very big to those who have little.


Out my back door a few days ago, fog set in just before sunset...

And looking out the front door...

And looking towards town from the front door...

One minute it was clear as a bell, and within a very short few minutes, the fog had descended from the mountains and shrouded everything. It was kind of a spooky thing, but I loved it. 

Milky tea.

Snuggled down in the covers.

Momma holding my paw.

Can I have a treat?
You can have whatever you want, Sammi Girl.