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Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Saturday, July 30, 2011

What's That Noise?

Shh, I can barely hear it...

OMG! I think it's silence!
It's been so long, I wasn't sure what is was.

All three kiddos went to oldest kiddos
and all are tubing down the river today
along with more friends.
Then they are staying the night.

So I have 2 days and 1 night by myself.
(doing the happy dance)

Now don't get me wrong.
I LOVE all my children.
It's just once in a while....
it's kind of nice to be alone.

What to do, what to do?

Let's see I could....


watch tv

play on the computer



just sit




So many things,
so little time! LOL

Well, I'll tell you what I know I will be doing......

It's Margarita Time!

It's 5 o'clock somewhere!
(thank you JB)

Yep I have a bucket of Margaritas made.
Yes, I said BUCKET.

We stopped in at a fairly new party store a few months ago to check it out.
They had buckets of drink mixes.
My son grabbed the Margarita mix.

It's really cool.
It comes with the mix and all you add is the Tequila.
We've gone thru a couple buckets so far.
We've been using the bucket but adding our own
mix and adjusting the Tequila to our own taste.

The bucket has a spout on it so if you'd like your Margarita on the rocks you can.
Or if you like them frozen you pop it in the freezer.

We like them frozen...especially in this heat wave.
It doesn't freeze all the way due to the alcohol.
The ice is a little different from what we're used to.
It's more Snow Cone like than slushy like.

What I love the most is that if you just want one
you can open the freezer and scoop it out.
No more making a big blender full when it's not needed.

Ok got the Margaritas...

need something to eat, what goes with Margaritas...

mmmm Nachos!

Don't you just love the tea towel?
It's by Shirley of Shirley Stitches.
I was lucky enough to be her swap partner
awhile back but she has lovely items in her
Etsy Shop

♫ Heaven, I'm in Heaven ♫

singing fades into the Sunset.....

Friday, July 29, 2011

Farming...It's in Their Blood....

Last weekend  Brandon and Tanya got home from their Honeymoon
so we took Lily home and had a BBQ with Tanya's family.

The "back 40" needed to be mowed so C and T volunteered.

Yep, hat and all.

Looks like a pro, huh?



Yes, I know this isn't farming....

but it's as close as they'll get

now that my parents have passed.

mmm BBQ chicken

Lily is patiently waiting for something to drop ;)

We had a great time with great food and great company!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Apron

The History of 'APRONS'

(Notice that a "Medium" is a size 14 - 16)

Remember making an apron in Home Ec?

 I don't think our kids
know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's
apron was to protect the dress
underneath because she only
had a few. It was also because it
was easier to wash aprons than
dresses and aprons used less
material. But along with that,
it served as a potholder for removing
hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying
children's tears, and on occasion
was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron
was used for carrying eggs,
fussy chicks, and sometimes
half-hatched eggs to be finished
in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons
were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold
Grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped
many a perspiring brow,
bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were
brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried
all sorts of vegetables.
After the peas had been shelled,
it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to
bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove
up the road, it was surprising how
much furniture that old apron
could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready,
Grandma walked out onto the porch,
waved her apron,
and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something
that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.


Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.
Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now
trying to figure out how many
germs were on that apron.

I don't think I ever caught anything
from an apron - but love...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Etsy Cottage Style Colors Party

ECS Colors Party for July is Red, White and Blue!

When I saw it was Red, White and Blue I didn't have to go far to get to them.
I headed for one of my Grandmother's old radios where I have a little Patriotic Vignette.

It includes a twig & red berry wreath along with red, white and blue wooden star boxes and an old red candlestick. These were all from yard sales or thrifts.

The doily was made by my other Grandmother.
The vintage inspired star box I love! Inside are 5 smaller boxes.
It along with the handmade mirror and patriotic basket were also from thrifts or yard sales.
The little electric prim light I found on eBay years ago.
The red,white and blue mason jar I painted.
It was one of my Mothers and when I saw it had a star on it I knew it needed to be r,w,&b.
And, in my opinion, the pis de resistance is the red and white stripe half apron
that was my Mother's, which works beautifully as a "scarf".

Be sure to pop over and see everyone's colors!

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