September 29, 2014

Sept. 26th-29th...

Random....... lil' ray of Sunshine!

List Making and Starbucks Swaps

Canning Cupboard and Sewing Dresser

Shelf my Pop built awhile ago

Bread I baked

Crocheted Cowls

September 25, 2014

C is for COOKIE....

Brig is going to be making these MONSTER COOKIES today. The recipe makes 18 HUGE cookies. I'll just have to enjoy smelling them as the cookie scent wafts in the house...
I can smell 'em....just can't eat 'em.
by Laura Ames

• 2 cups of flour
• 2¼ Teaspoons of baking soda
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
• 1 cup peanut butter
• 1 cup sugar
• ⅔ cup brown sugar
• 2 large eggs, room temperature
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• ½ cup rolled oats
• ½ cup peanut butter chips
• ½ cup chocolate chips
• 1 bag Reese's Pieces mini candy

1. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl cream together the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix well.
3. Slowly add dry ingredients mixing until just combined. Stir in oats, peanut butter chips, and chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes, meanwhile preheat oven to 350 degrees.
4. Prepare cookie sheet with parchment paper. Pour reese's pieces onto a plate or a shallow, flat bowl.
5. Using a large scoop, drop cookie dough into the candies.
6. Gently use your hand to flatten the dough down into the candies flattening into a disc.Then transfer to prepared cookie sheet.
7. Bake 6 at a time 12-15 minutes or until edges turn brown.
8. Allow to cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes before transferring to wire cooling rack. If you skip this step, they might break up.

September 24th...

Canned Apple Butter...

Crocheted a Fall Themed Dishcloth
for a Ravelry Swap...

September 24, 2014

September 22nd and 23rd....

Working on Cowls...

Prissy is relaxed...

My FREEBIE at 'Bucks'...

Fun Wreath I Made...

Vintage Hankies on a .78 cents spoon rack...

FALL is HERE!!!!

A 'pick-me-up'...

Hanging out in my room...

Wanting this new CD.........

Carsy pics she took of herself...

September 21, 2014

September 21st...Happy Birthday Mila!!!!

Today my grand baby girl is '1'.
Happy 1st Birthday Mila Rose. Love you to the moon and back!

September 20th...

Got some distressed frames for cheap!

Lauren Face Timed all of us as a Family and we sang Happy Birthday to Mila before she had her cake and pressies. She was looking mighty tired, but adorable. They took her to the Zoo. Nick put in for leave in October for 10 days. Hoping we get to see them. Missing my daughter, son-in-law, and grand daughter!!! — feeling hopeful.

Photo Album
(click on above link)

Mila's First Birthday Outing and Party

September 19, 2014

September 19th....

Dehydrating apple slices, crock potting apple butter to can, and baking protein bars. 
Time to knit!

September 17, 2014

herbs and produce...

Thanks to Sharon Jackson for the wonderful
smelling herbs and flowers for the chicken coop!

I paid $5 and got about $25 worth of a variety of herbs and flowers
I cut up to sprinkle in the nesting box and around the coop.
It smells great, relaxes the hens, and wards off flies. Awesome!

Can't wait for tonight's Produce Auction! Although....I might NOT find what I am looking for: Onions, Green Beans, Zucchini (all to slice and freeze), possibly Figs (to make a wonderful vinaigrette), and a Pumpkin (for the chickens to nibble on the inside). We shall see what is available.

Photo from:
(a really cute and simple blog about chickens)

September 16, 2014

books, knitting and chicken cards...

 My friend, Nancy loaned me the second book from Call the Midwife series:
'Shadows of the Workhouse' by Jennifer Worth.

I haven't started reading it yet, but will start tonight. 

I am also knitting a hat for Nancy-
'Cloudy Day' by Never Not Knitting.

and I made Chicken cards too..

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September 15th...

So, last night I was walking downstairs in the dark and face planted the floor,
knocking the wind out of me, banging up my left side. 
I swear it felt like I was pushed,
but nobody else was there, so I said it must have been a ghost! 
James heard me and
frantically came running to see if I was ok.

Today...I plan to stay in bed and take it easy.

I finished knitting this...

September 14, 2014

Foraging Class...

Photos from the Foraging Class I took today at
New Earth Farm w/ Vickie Shufer

Join Vickie Shufer on a stroll through the gardens at New Earth Farm in search of herbs that can be made into tinctures and/or combined to make herbal vinegars. Learn how to make simple syrups to use as sweeteners for teas and cordials.
New Earth Farm is a 21-acre working, sustainable and educational farm in an area known as the “Pungo Ridge” in southern Virginia Beach, just east of the intersection of Princess Anne and Indian River Road.