Monday, October 31, 2011

Papa Is Here

Papa has been here for 3 days and we still have 2 left. Like always, we have been treated to dinner at some awesome restaurants and have had lots of fun playing.

Bishop's Pumpkin Farn is the neatest and prettiest pumpkin patch I have been to.

They make their own cider. They sell cider slushies.

Steve and the kids went through the corn maze.

This was such a neat place, I am already looking for forward to next year.

Friday, October 28, 2011

California Girls

It's official! I have always wanted one of these. It's hard to believe we actually live in California.

Oh my goodness...we had been driving around with no license plate, just a big piece of paper taped to our back window that read: US Forces Korea - exp. 11/11. You would not believe how many CHP's road my butt trying to look at that paper. When we left Germany they at least let us keep the German plate. I don't know why Korea didn't.

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Laundry Can And A New Hat

I needed a laundry basket. I have been looking. They are all so expensive and I never found one I liked either. My hair salon in Georgia had painted a metal trash can white for their trash inside and I thought it was the cutest idea. Then last week I saw the same idea online so I knew it was meant to be. The cans are $24 but I like it painted red in my laundry room. I am having so much fun decorating my new house.

For years I wanted to crochet a hat but I thought it was hard...NOT. Now I can't understand patterns well so I just started crocheting and it worked. I am so excited! I have already started another.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Zucchini Crisps/H4

These zucchini crisps are soooo good I have made them as a part of our dinner the last two nights. I found the recipe here. You just slice your zucchini, toss it in olive oil, then toss in a mixture of 50/50 panko and parmesan cheese. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes. Even Ben and Madi love them.

My friend Amber made the cutest trick or treat pillows the other day. Instead of holiday themed, I wanted to try something 'H' and a '4'. I remember Pottery Barn selling these for more than I would pay...these were practically free.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Herman Cain's Ode to Pizza

There is a debate tonight. I love all this stuff. I love America!

Hey GA people. Did you know he is from right by our house on Eagles Landing...just a fun FYI.

Monday, October 17, 2011

In The Kitchen

Steve and I have lived in 10 different homes since we married almost 15 years ago and finally we moved into a house that has a kitchen I love. See that little desk way back there. I can keep my own laptop and other office type supplies I use daily.

Decorating the counter tops.

Some Halloween things in the kitchen. Look at that bowl of candy corn...remember I made that a few years back.

I had a friend who had framed bulletin board and thought it was a great idea. So glad I tried that. And my little, old, white mailbox I use for my an in/out box.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sewing Hometown

Another set of placemats. Last Christmas I made beautiful christmas placemats. It was also last winter when the ladies over at sweetwater debuted their Hometown line. Well this Hometown was not available for sale until July...right in the middle of my big move from Korea to California. So as soon as I got to California I had a one track mind to get some of this fabric. That fabric with all the names of cities on it is my FAVORITE. All along I knew I wanted to make placemats. So here I am, I made it to California, I have my new house and all my household goods, Hometown fabric and my placemats are finished. Phew I had looked forward to all this for a long time.

No pattern was needed. I just thought up four different designs and went for it.

I can not get enough of this Hometown so I also chose it for my quilt along. Block two came out this past Tuesday and I woke up that morning so excited.

These are two baby quilts I made in Korea for the Stork's Nest. So somewhere in Korea there are two babies snuggling with these. I miss that quilting club over there.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


My new "Jack".

The pattern was in the fall Create And Decorate. As soon as I saw Jack I new I had to make him.

Madi in her new spooky skirt. I got the fabric for 3,000 won in Korea, so about $2.75 a local quilt shop is selling this new Micheal Miller line for $10.50 a yard. I love when I score a good deal. I am glad I bought the 3 yards I did while I was in Korea.

Madi and her friends all stitching up some Halloween designs.

This week I have been diligently working on my Christmas cards. My goal is to be done by this weekend.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Family Room

It was 11 days ago our household goods were delivered and I have been unpacking non-stop. I am not done but can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our new house here in California has a living room and a family room...we have always just had one room not two but I think I like this. I LOVE our family room and the way it's connected to the kitchen.

I really like old wooden pieces and put a few in here...the table and pie-safe. I also love the look of crates so there are some holding magazines under the table.

And then these little French beauties. On one of our trips to France while living in Germany I snatched them up. I also really enjoy displaying all the many crafty things I have made over the years.

Of course Steve likes his big tv. I like looking at my quilts in the piece under the tv. This is the view sitting on the can see on the left out to the front door. Home sweet home!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Quilt Along Block One

The Quilt Along over at mooseontheporch has me so excited. I finished my first block and can't wait until next Tuesday, when block two comes out.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Crow

I had the best time making some cards this weekend. Steve was so nice, he cooked dinner Saturday night for and chips. And frozen pizza for our late snack. Since I didn't have to cook I made a bunch of cards.

Fall/Autumn is my favorite time of year. I enjoy decorating for fall and Halloween more than any other. When I was in the Air Force and single I would decorate even then...before the hubby and kids came along. Check out my new centerpiece. Kinda spooky...I LOVE it!!!

Ha! Ladies and Gents I have a little crafter living in my house. I am so proud. Madi is a good little stitcher.