Friday, June 29, 2007

Auction finds!! Bean crocks

Got these bean crocks at an auction a couple of weeks ago. They are in excellent condition. I can't make up my mind if I want to sell them on ebay or keep em. I may keep the larger one, I can just picture it with some of those great primitive hand made sunflowers and some coffee stained flags sticking out of it. Oh so prim.

Yummy chocolate chip cookies!!

Okay, I have decided to share my highly guarded top secret recipe for the Chocolate Chip. These cookies have earned me the nickname "Cookie Queen".

Cookie Queen Chocolate Chip cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
1 stick of Blue Bonnet spread
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
2 cups real semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 365 degrees. In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt, set aside. In large mixing bowl, combine shortening, spread, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy. Beat in the egg. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes until edges are golden brown.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

My soldier!!

Here is our son Sgt. Kurt, I snapped this picture on the morning we had to take him to the airport to fly back to Iraq, hence the sad look on his face.
He was home for his two week leave, he came home to enjoy his 21st birthday at the end of May.
We are so proud of him, he is so brave, smart and hard working.
We really miss him, but we are am so glad that we can email, message and call each other often. Keeping in touch helps me not to worry so much. I try to remind myself that each day he is away makes it one less day until he comes home and that is how I do this one day at a time.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

My new jelly cabinet!

Look what Steve made for me! It's a jelly cabinet.
After I picked out the paint, he told me he wouldn't have made it for me if he would have known what color I was going to paint it, but I have always loved this warm mustard yellow color, so my thinking is paint it the color I love and to heck with what others think. The color is called Dark Amber and I have used a Antique Walnut stain over top of the paint.
Wouldn't you know after I finished it Steve said "well it looks pretty good after you did all that to it." When will he learn, he builds and I paint, I know what I'm doing (sometimes).
This was actually a trade off job for Steve and I No not that kinda trade, get your minds out of the gutter. LOL See I had this old have door setting around here for a year or more that I was suppose to paint and take to the shop to sell, Steve was tired of seeing it and told me if I would paint it, he would make me this cabinet. So I painted the door up and on the three panels stenciled "Faith, Family and Friends", it turned out nice, sorry I took it to the shop before taking any pick of it. Anywho I think I came out pretty good on this trade. He He I just realized my cabinet matches my blog background.

Home Sweet Helmet

This is what happens when you don't use your helmet for a while, the birds move in. Hubby found this in our garage this morning, the birds have moved in and built a nest in my son's helmet.
Kurt didn't like his brother using his helmet, I don't know what he will have to say about this. Hubby says these birdies are quick builders because they must have built in a day or so.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Neat oh!

Had to get one of these after seeing Steph's at Sunshine and Ravioli
You can get your own at

Sunday, June 24, 2007

My ebay items.


Good ole Summertime!!!
Found this cute graphic and others at:
Sheryl's Original Primitive Graphics

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Doo baby!

This is my little Doo baby, he is such a sweet heart. He is my constant companion, laying at my feet as I type this.
He is the first small house dog we have ever had and he has just stolen our hearts.
His registered name is Sir Doolittle of Nothington, hubby and I thought it a cleaver name, our boys thought it was dumb.
He just fits into our family perfectly, he is laid back most often, but does enjoy a little game of fetch usually every evening, and he is so easy going, he is just happy and content doing whatever, just as long as he is with us. Although he is not too much on going for long walks, he tires to easy and prefers the comfort of the air-conditioning.
Of course none of my friends or family will believe that he is all laid back and easy going, because he goes nuts when we have company. He loves visitors and believes in his mind that they love him too.
My boys say that I treat Doo better than I do them, I tell them it is because he listens and behaves better than they do. LOL

Gotta give blogging a try!!

Okay, I just had to try my hand at this, as if I don't have enough to keep me busy. I have read some great blogs and this just looks like to much fun to pass up.
So now I am setting here wondering what in the world am I going to post about. Well hopefully I will share my auction finds with you all and some of my primitive paintin's.