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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Birthday Girl


Today is my oldest daughter, Sarah's, birthday. The photo is from a party she shared with friend, Effie Miller, in Grass Valley back in about 1982. Such a pretty girl. That has not changed over the years, she is still pretty.
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving spread


Okay, here's what we had...Turkey, Ham, Yams, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Green Salad, Corn, Cranberry Chutney, Cranberry Jello Salad, Gravy, Rolls, and Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream. Boy, that's alot...but we gotta lot of leftovers. Tyler helps us out by taking home a doggie bag.
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Snow covered birdhouse

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Thankgiving -desert time


Here I am with son, Tyler, and husband, Tim. It was a small celebration, but good food and company.
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

CAKE at Farm Chicks


This large metal and wire cake was the center piece at the Farm Chicks Show last weekend. It was very cool and made me wanna do some metal creations myself! You can only get the jest of how large it was...I only had my hubby's small camera to use. I have lost my battery charger for my camera and had to go with the backup. But it is just not "my camera."
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Where Women Create founder & I


Yep, this is me with Jo Packman, the founder of Where Women Create. I bought the book when it came out and have bought every issue of the magazine ever since. I told her I was gonna be in her magazine someday...she said "Send me your information." So whenever I get settled and get to have a studio again I'm gonna do just that! I had to ordered the new book, "Inspiration" since she ran out at the show. But it will come in the mail to me signed by her. BTW, I am not towering over her in the photo, she is sitting down for the book signings.
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Carnation & I

Carnation truck that is...this beauty greet us at the front door of the building at Farm Chicks this year. Of course, I had to get my pic taken with it.
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Farmchick plate


This plate was on the Carnation truck at Farm Chicks...adoreable.
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Rolane from the Vintage Barn


Rolane sold some of my crowns...I forgot to get a picture of them in her booth. I only had a few left and with recently moving it was just not possible to get more made. Rolane's show is coming up in July in Rathdrum, Idaho. Great outdoor show at her farm there. My crowns will be there, providing I can get more made.
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Serena-The Farm Chick, and I


Serena is very sweet and personable. I finally bought her first cook book at the show and got her to sign it. I like that it has "stuff" other than just recipes in it. Pretty book. This photo was taken at the end of the day...I look pretty thrashed after all of that walking around and trying to get into booths. My bangs curled up as they tend to do at times. The show was very crowded, which is good, means they had good stuff there. I did manage to find some treasures; an old wood corn cob scraper (nice patina), a very old apple corer, a great old print that says "Christ is the Head of this House," -very Victorian, old jars lids (always looking for these), bone handled fork, and a few more smaller treasures. I had fun, as always even going alone. Thanks, Serena for all of your hard work.
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Birthday Pizza Party


In this photo Noah (in blue soccer uniform) sits with Ameen, Aneesah, Tim (grandpa), Pamela (grandma). The family pizza party was at Fargo's Pizza Company in Colorado Springs. Boy was this place great! The decor was right up my alley. All antiques and old pictures. It has a steam boat feeling inside with the white lights all around the ceiling. Noah got a free ice cream sundae...this kid had ice cream times on his birthday and then an ice cream cake his mom made after the pizza party. We do love ice cream in our family.
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Strong Kid


Noah holding up one of the large red rocks in Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
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Between Rocks


Noah and I pose on a large rock-appearing to be eating us up!
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Noah & I


Here we are on Noah's 13th birthday at The Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Noah is our first born grandson.
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Noah's Double Decker


This kid got spoiled on his birthday...one more treat...a double decker ice cream cone in the Trading Post.
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Our Little Cowboy


Tryin' on a hat in the Trading Post at The Garden of the Gods.
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Noah's 13th Birthday picnic


We took Noah and went on a drive around The Garden of the Gods, a rock formation park, on his 13th birthday. We got food at Subway fries at McDonald's and then a Blizzard for Noah and took it with us. Noah was a pleasure to spend time with. He loves the outdoors and guns. He misses the trees in Idaho.
But aren't two of my favorite men adorable? We had a lovely time together. Hard to believe Noah is 13.
This was part of our time spent in Colorado Springs.
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Little Garden Girl & Farm Chicks Give Away


This little gal is collecting flowers she has picked from her garden...statue left behind when Mother in law moved back to Florida.

Check out the Farm Chicks Blog and their fun give-away here:

http://thefarmchicks.typepad.com/farmchicks/2010/04/farm-chicks-show-giveaway-1.html

What fun it would be to write about this show...my favorite!
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Old Wood Rack


This was a piece a friend was tossing out. It was missing some slats, so we got creative to fix that issue. What did we do? Well, we started looking around this place for something to put in the space of missing slats.
Ahha! About two years ago I had an old trunk sitting around that was in really bad shape, torn metal and such. Tim wanted me throw it out..."what?" I said, "throw it out?" "you are kidding, right?" I never throw anything out, especially is it has anything old on it. I took that trunk apart and saved the metal and pieces of wood. Knowing someday it would come in handy for something...and it did. So Tim took those pieces from the old trunk and laid them out on the rack...they fit perfectly! Amazing!
Well, this rack had a purpose...to hold some of my baskets. So Tim hung it up in the back dining room above a Hoosier cabinet and out of the way. It's been up since Christmas. I did not have the right size hooks for the baskets, so it was never used. Then in January we began to talk about selling this house. Without ever being used, he took it down yesterday. It now sits outside of the house we are moving too waiting to be hung again and this time maybe it will get used. My ceilings in the new house are not very high, so not sure where it will go. It may have to wait until the next house...which I hope is a farmhouse! Still dreaming...of that farmhouse where grandchildren can run and play, I can have my chickens, grow a large garden, and have gatherings...lots of gatherings!
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Stove of Love


This great old stove was an anniversary gift to me from my sweet love, Tim. Thus the name 'stove of love.' We had been dating for two months as of February 2, 1995 when I saw this stove in a yard of one of his friends, loved it, so he bought it for me.
It has been sitting in the dining room for 15 years now and has never been hooked up to use. As time has gone by my tastes have gotten more primitive and I want a black cast iron (maybe with chrome detailing) wood burning stove, more late 1800's era. So the descision was made to sell this 'stove of love.' It is listed on craigslist for $200.00. Seems to have all of its parts, but we have never tried it out, so not sure how well it works. We have had to let go of a lot of things with the sale of our house and this is one of them. We are moving into a much smaller house. Hopefully, someone will love it and put it to good use. Goodbye, 'stove of love.'
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mama and three of her babies


Brennah, 26 (almost 27), Tyler, (almost 30), Pamela (old enough), Sarah, 31. Zach, 25, moved to California this past summer and could not get back for Christmas...this was very sad for me.
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The Gondos


Sarah, Ed and family.
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Family Photo


Here we are-Christmas 2009-pretty good lookin' group. Missin' my baby boy, Zach, though. He did not make it home, after all.
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Sugar Cookie Time


The advent for this day was to make sugar cookies for Santa (Papa). So Noah got it started off with his. The recipe I use is a really good one, the cookies are really soft-the only way to eat a sugar cookie!
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