Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall Garden

Planted my fall garden yesterday.   I was covered from head to toe in dirt!  I planted

Dusty Miller



 I also did a few container plants with marigolds and some other yellow/orange flowers that I found for only $1.  Will post pictures as soon as my garden starts to grow.  Although, my husband just informed me this evening that it could reach 90 degrees this week.  Ugh!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Friday, I took my sister and her kids to the Ms. Heather's Pumpkin  Patch
There was SO much to do...A few of the things we did:

Zip line
Jumping Pillow
Tunnel Slide - the fastest slide ever!
Farm Animals
Duck Racing
Cotton Growing
 Hay Maze 
Nature Trail 
Picnic Lunch

And a few of my favorite pictures.

Friday, October 15, 2010

2 Down, 3 to Go

I'm sewing aprons for our cooking class tomorrow.  Every year we dress up for our Gifts of Food cooking class.  In the past we've had Santa aprons and elf aprons.  This year, since our class is in October and no one could make a decision, we were not going to dress up.  But after seeing the scrapbook my aunt put together of all of our past classes, I knew we had to dress as something.  After I saw this wicked apron pattern, I knew I had to make these for everyone.

I'm pretty impressed that I've been able to get these done so quickly.  Monday, I shopped for fabric and washed/ironed it when I got home.  Tuesday, I cut all the fabric out.  Had a headache Wednesday, so didn't do much.  Last night I put one together and I just finished a 2nd one.  All of the pieces are sewn together, I just need to sew the pieces together.

I made a few changes - I used ribbon instead of making the ties from fabric.  So that changed how to attach the skirt to the bodice.  This is also the first time I've ever gathered. But now I'm a pro at gathering!  Gathering 5 skirts and 5 flounces will give you enough practice!

Take a look, but Shhhhh... they are surprises for everyone.

Etsy Finds (and Internet Finds) - Owls

I'm making this for my sister's Halloween costume this year.  Shouldn't take long to cut out feathers and sew them onto a tank style dress.

 From AlphaMom

I purchased this macrame owl necklace for my sister.  macraMe is in Argentina - took a few weeks to get the necklace here, but great prices on the necklace and shipping.  The detail in the necklace is amazing!

And a couple of blogs

The Eclectic Owl -  Not all about owls, just a cool blog about fashion, crafts, and design (even though she's an Alabama fan!)

My Owl Barn - for all owl lovers.  I especially love her freebie - Rainbow Owls

Thursday, October 14, 2010

House Remodel - Kitchen

My second installment about our house remodel - the Kitchen
Before Pictures: See the horrible red cabinets! Not sure if you can tell in the pictures, but the walls were a sponged yellow color.  Not even a good faux painting!  Hideous!  Some of these pictures are actually AFTER we did the floors, guess I didn't think about taking real Before pictures.

Remodeling Pictures:  One weekend we decided to scrape up the linoleum in the kitchen.  Once we started, we couldn't stop.  It was the longest, most disgusting, and most painful process.   

After Pictures: We used the same color for the walls and cabinets and changed the hardware.  This weekend, we are changing the ceiling fan over the dining nook to a "new" light (from my mother's house).  I still have some decorating to do - I just can't bring myself to hang anything on the walls or choose any colors

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I must be crazy!

OK, someone stop me.  I'm also signing up for an ultra-marathon relay race!  126 miles along the levee from Baton Rouge to New Orleans.

You know it's bad when they try to sell the relay with "Imagine you and a group of your closest friends (or new friends) running down the longest river in America, living in a van for a day, smelling each other’s funk, and partying it up in New Orleans. We have no doubt that it’s an experience you’ll never forget."

Each member of the 6 person team will run 5 legs averaging around 4 miles per leg. As one person is running, the others are partying it up in the van.

This ultramarathon is the brain child of my half marathon coach - Denver Benton.  Check out his website - in addition to running training classes, he offers bootcamps and bridal fitness.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I did it

I signed up for the half marathon again!  February 13, 2011.  This time I'm going to train.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Quilting Projects

Just a few pictures of quilts I've been working on.  I've decided to make quilts for the family for the holidays.  This colorful blocky one will be for my Aunt and Uncle in Mississippi.

 These are strips being sewn together for my mother's quilt.  This will be for the guest bedroom.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Just had dinner at Baton Rouge's newest fast food joint, Five Guys.  It was delicious!  The line was out the door the whole time we were there!  We brought the puppy, so we sat outside and ate.

Five Guys Facts

  • There are over 250,000 possible ways to order a burger at Five Guys.
  • We use only fresh ground beef.
  • There are no freezers in Five Guys locations, just coolers. Nothing is ever frozen.
  • We use only Peanut oil.
  • Our menu is trans-fat free

Etsy Finds - Unbelievable

I love etsy - look at some of the things I found

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Steampunk - this is one of the craziest themes!  It's growing on me though.