It's not over yet?

This is where I have been since Thursday. This is where I will be till next Saturday afternoon. That's my excuse for not being around for the next few days.
I am sooooo tired already!
We don't have as many volunteers as we would like so we are having to most of the work.
You know the problem, more Chiefs then Indians!

Our first night, Thursday we received a lot of stuff!

By Saturday, we had gotten a lot more!

And don't think I am not already coming home with stuff too!

My friend Jan going through some stuff!

It's a lot of work, but we are having a lot of fun!


HEY! I'M 41 TODAY!!!!!


It's my birthday and I am going to go out in the garden and play in the dirt!
Our high school garage sale starts today! We are collecting donations till next Thursday, so you know where I will be! I will post pictures daily of the activities so you can either share in my boredom or excitement of what I find!


I must not have been that sick!

Really, I was sick!
Not enough to keep me from a few garage sales and a thrift store!

All of the white serving pieces was only $10.00! 7 apple plates were .45 each! A spice rack .75 and another afghan! I loved the colors in the afghan.



After feeling sick for he past few days, we are finally feeling better! I think everyone in the house is over it or at least I hope they are. I have had someone come to me in the past few days say they have a headache and a stomach ache. It was like the plague hit us! There was no cooking in this house for days! Everyone has been on their own since Tuesday or Wednesday?

And since everyone was feeling better I decided to make something that I knew everyone would like to eat! Hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries and potato salad!
No one could resist!
Sorry I haven't been around and now I ma off to visit everyone!


More of my thrift store finds!

Did you think I would forget to go to he thrift store last week?
Yea, right!

I bought a few things....
The wooden candle sconces above I am going to get rid of the green stuff and paint.

The spoons above are ceramic and I have no idea what to do with them.
I may just hang them in the kitchen.

I told a friend about the serving dish above and she asked me if I needed it.
I told her that I wanted it!
Love silver! Don't like polishing it, but I do love it!

I thought this serving piece was too pretty to pass up.
And, yes it was $1.25.

I also had to get the copper fish mold. Another collection!

And believe it or not I only paid $9 and change for the lot!
Still not feeling well and all of the kids are home. I will catch up with everyone through out the day.


Not feeling well!

Our middle daughter has been sick since Friday and has decided to share her disease with her Daddy and Mommy!
I will be back tomorrow!


I love Friday still!

Time does fly when you are having fun!!!

Foodie Friday!

Welcome to Foodie Friday hosted
by the very talented Gollum at Designs by Gollum.

Please visit everyone, they each have made something wonderful to share!

This week I made lamb! I found this already seasoned at an international market called Valli Produce. This market is alway crowed!

And of course I made mashed potatoes!

Here is Wizzie taking a picture of the food just like mommy! She wants to have her own blog so she can do Foodie Friday too!

It's almost time!!!!

Don't forget to come back later for Foodie Friday hosted by Gollum at Designs by Gollum!!!


Outdoor Wednesday!

Welcome to my first Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer! Please visit everyone, I am sure you won't be disappointed!

The strawberries are growing!

The peonies have started!

The rhubarb is leafing!!!!

It must be spring!!!!!!!!


Do I have enough pillows yet?

What do you think?
Yes, it's Humphrey making his way to the top of the mound of pillows!

I believe I fixed my issue with my bed!
Do I have enough pillows yet?;D

I love my bed now and so does Humphrey!

I may replace a few......

Humphrey is enjoying them and wants to go to bed!


My Thrift Store Finds....

A few things I found at the thrift store on Saturday.


A futon and a trifle!

Getting ready for everyone to show up in June means I had to put together my sons futon! My dad is sleeping on the futon and my in-laws are sleeping on the sleeper sofa in the den.
Lots of pieces!
The Husband came up to help me about halfway through. He was reloading our sons laptop.
But we got it done!

And I made a strawberry trifle!

Pretty isn't it?


A recipe I have been looking for!

For a few years now I have been looking for a recipe to cook Baked Beans. Finally found it when I was in the Dr.s office with one of the girls. Flipping through a magazine and there it was. Yes, I ripped a few pages out of the Dr.'s magazine, don't tell anyone!
Decided to try it!
This is one of those that has to cook in the oven for 5 hours and you have to check it every hour.

But it was worth it in the end!

Of course I tweaked it! I wouldn't be me if I didn't tweak it!

Started off with this....

and ended up with this!

I forgot to take a picture of it before the family got into it!
It was very yummy!

I found this award at Shirley's blog. Her blog is wonder and please visit her!

For this award there are no rules. You can just accept this award or you can nominate others! I am I sharing this with anyone who visits me because I think anyone who visits me deserves it!


Foodie Friday!

Don't you just love Friday's?

Foodie Friday!

Welcome to Foodie Friday hosted
by the very talented Gollum at Designs by Gollum.

Please visit everyone, they each have made something wonderful to share!

Sort of an easy dinner tonight!

BBQ Chicken!


And everyone ate everything!

Tracey from Tracey-Crafty Scraps
gave me this!
She is a wonderful and generous lady! Visit her!

I am sharing it with 6 people that I love to visit!

Tracey at Tracey-Crafty Scraps (have to give this one back!)
Barb at Bella Vista! (Beautiful blog and always has a sweet comment!)
Gollum at Designs by Gollum! (Beautiful blog, I don't know how she does it all! )
Susan at A Southern Daydreamer! (Susan puts up alot with me!)
Heidi Pocketbook at Bargain-Hunting in the Corn! (Beautiful blog and always has a sweet comment!)
Christine at Christine's Home and Travel Adventures! (Wonderful, sweet, kind and so much more!)

Visit them and you will see why I love them soooo much!!!!


We had such a mess in the house and it is still a mess!

Cant find anything right now!

I have had a very busy few day!
Friday I had to go shopping! It was stock up day, which meant I had to go to Valli Produce, Wal-Mart, Sams Club. I also had to go to Kohls, Target, Michael's (I will show that in another post), a thrift store (couldn't miss that!), 2 carpet places to get estimates and World Market. I was a very tired women by the end of the day! It didn't help that I had bought the first 2 books in the Twilight series and got hooked into them!

Saturday I had to go pick up some garage sale donations for the high school, the carpet place to place the order the carpet, go to Target again and Lowes! I got hooked into the books again.....

Sunday we had to move things out of the bedrooms for the carpet.

Monday my battery on my van wouldn't start. I had my last Dr.'s appt. for Bob, we had the carpet people putting in carpet and started putting everything back.

Tuesday my battery wouldn't start on my van again, so off to Wal-Mart to get it fixed. I also bought the last to books in the series while I was there and got hooked again! Anyway, after they put in a new battery I had to go over to the other Wal-Mart and get something my husband wanted. At home I was putting things back in the rooms and the kids had ice skating and tai kwon do in the evening. And got hooked into the books again!

Wednesday I was putting stuff away still from the carpet and I finished the last book in the series! I did enjoy the series too!

Today I have the girls home today. One doesn't have school and the other is tossing her cookies! Yuck! I will be cleaning and doing laundry today and I will catch up with everyone tonight for Foodie Friday and I received and award from Tracey which I will post tonight!

One very happy puppy!

Family Favorite!

Family Favorite!

Anyone for dessert?

Anyone for dessert?