Jul 29, 2010

a trip to the airport

Today we went to the airport

Jul 28, 2010

Jul 27, 2010

learning to blog

I plan to work on my blog layout and design for the next few weeks.
This is all quite new to me and taking a little time to figure out.

Thanks for your patience and support!

self sufficient

Since I am trying to learn something new everyday about blogging, today I thought I would try adding a link.
Here I go...

Jul 26, 2010

county fair

Last week was the our local County Fair. We went twice - once during the week and again on Saturday with visiting grandparents. We saw animals, 4-H projects and many other things, but the carousel was the favorite. This was his second time riding one, and it took no time at all for him to feel comfortable on it. As you can see, he thoroughly enjoyed it (and so did Mom and Dad).

monday morning

Happy Monday!
We had a great weekend and look forward to another super busy and fun week ahead.

Jul 25, 2010


Towers of fabric are taking over.
This makes me happy and inspired to keep going with my dreams.

Jul 22, 2010


A friend gave us a huge box of peaches earlier this week. We hate to let food go to waste and there was no way to eat them all before they spoiled, so... I made a peach cobbler (with the cookbook pictured - it's awesome) and then we stayed up late blanching, peeling, slicing and freezing peaches. It always seems like extra work, but it is definitely worth it. They will be wonderful later this fall and winter.

Jul 21, 2010

solar power

When we bought our house two years ago, I was very excited about the existing clothesline - and I still am. It's wonderful! On a hot, windy day (this is easy to find during a summer in Kansas) our laundry is dry in no time. Not to mention that I love using a little less power, the clothes smell great and I get a little more exercise (our laundry room is in our basement).

Gotta love the simple things!
Hope you all find a few of them this summer.

Jul 20, 2010

Jul 19, 2010

we went to the zoo

I took Ben to the Zoo last Friday.
It was really hot, but we still had a great time.

Jul 14, 2010

you are my sunshine

I sure love this little guy!

Jul 13, 2010

press, pin, cut

these days I am working hard

to make lots of items

for my Etsy shop

the cotton tree

opening the week of August 1

I am really excited and working extra hard to make this happen. It has taken much more time than I ever expected, but it's all coming together.

Thanks to my great husband for all the support he gives me - he's the best.