Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Happy Thanksgiving
 Hope each of you and your friends have had
a lovely day with your families. May God bless
each of you..
I am very thankful to have you as my blog friends.

This is my  grandkids.. So happy they spent the day
with us. They are [from left to right],  Amy, Ashlee, 
 Callie,  Emily, and Kenny.

Things I am thankful for:

 My Heavenly Father and  the love  and care He shows
each of us daily.

My family.. another blessing from God.

A very special husband..   So thankful for the little
things he does to help make these holidays special..

Have a  blessed day...

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fall Cleaning Finished-- Just in time For Thanksgiving

 I have never done fall cleaning [always spring 
cleaning].  I decided to give it a try  , after reading
on Pintrest  that It would make the  Thanksgiving
and Christmas busy schedule , so much better??
Now... all I have to do is "Maintain". 

How Do You Maintain Your Home? And Upkeep
the  Work You Have Already Done??
This is some of my routine tips.

1- Always make my bed as soon as I get up.
    Before  I leave the room..It takes 2-3 minutes.
   This is  the best  tip I have ever done.. If you 
don't get to go back in that room to tidy, it
still looks clean.

2- Empty the dishwasher first thing in the am.
This allows  you to put your dirty dishes in
it, during the day.[If you handwash dishes
during the day,, which I do ,on most days].
Be sure  to  put the dishes away. It keeps
your kitchen looking neat all day. Wipe
your counters and  applainces off when you
do the dishes.

3- Sweep or damp mop the floors each morning.

4- Laundry-  Wash  and dry  your laundry each day.
Or every other day . Never let the loads pile
up..Much easier to do 1-2 loads  than letting them
build up.

5-Dust  every other day [and daily if possible]

6-Menus -- Make a menu each week. Even if it
has to change some what.. This way, you know
what to take out of the freezer,  and what 
preparations are needed for the day.. NOTHING 
worse than supper time comes up, and you
have nothing planned, nothing thawed.. Eeeeh.

7-Nighttime routine--
When  I take a bath, before leaving the bath
room, I take lysol wipes and wipe off the
bathroom counter, commode, cabinets,etc.This
keeps the 
bathroom looking clean  , until I do the big
cleaning.. and honestly if you do this every day,
there is no big build up to clean. And it only
takes a  couple minutes.

Last but not Least... 10 minutes before going to bed, I do a quick pick up  and put everything in its place.
I do a quick sweep of the main living area [living
room and kitchen].

Thanksgiving is almost here.. I have made my menu.
I have  shopped and bought all the ingrediants, I will
need.  I have cornbread cooked for the stuffing, I am 
going to chop onions/celery ,etc and have in baggies.
I will bake the sweet potatoes for the casserole and
the sweet potato pie .[my son called today, to request
that. smile. All the little things we do ahead of time,
makes the  day go smoother.. And allows the  "Cook"
to enjoy some time with her visitors..

 I hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday
and  your plans go well..

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Small House Living...Finding a small Coat Closet ---Plus- Apple Pie

One of the things, I miss about my other
house--- coat closet.. My other one , was
small.. But, it  held our winter coats, and
several pairs of shoes, gloves, hats,etc.
I found a little solution.  Behind the front door,
I hung two coat hooks. I found a  small closet
shelf at Lowes. It fit exactly in the small spot.
I added some red baskets in the shelves. This
will hold the gloves/hats,etc. And we each have
a place to  hang one jacket. We have a place to

for each of us to put one pair of shoes..  I also
have a place to put my purse. Works

The front door stays open  all day , every day.
So most of the time, it won't be seen. smile.
I have  several rods in the bedroom closet,
and one was reserved for coats. Even though
we had  this coat rack, I wanted something
for  our every day jacket.. To throw on and
off quickly..  so. I am happy with my
make shift coat closet!!

Apple pie for  Hubby...  since he offered
to make a coat closet in the living room..
I declined his sweet offer,  The living room is
so small, we need every inch of space  we have.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Stool Finished & Fall Living Room Cleaning Done

            Fall Cleaning  is Continuing....Living Room Done
                      Plus ---  Finished the  Stool

I finished the stool [ blogged about earlier]. It has been
many colors in it's long life. ha I decided to paint
it white , and add to the living room, since the extra
seating is needed , when the kids visit. I was planning
on a red check  cushion, but it just didn't work. So ,
solid red wins!!

Fall cleaning.. has been going for awhile.. The
living room is done. I washed all the walls and

The curtains were washed.   

 I cleaned out from under the couch cushions.
[How does stuff get up under there??? ]
I washed the cushions with a damp cloth. Cleaned
the ceiling fan  and washed the globes.

Now... How does a sweet  15 yr old granddaughter
contribute to  your fall cleaning?????
1- Lay on the couch
 2- Play on her phone
3- Throw up that hand and say "Maw, don't
take a  photo of me!" ha
Callie Noelle- 15 yrs old.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Emily's Mission Becomes Reality Today

                                  Emily's Mission-- 

               Emily's Dream is coming true today-Oct.10- 2016
               Emily is taking her mission of  " Giving a new dress
               to each little girl at the Children's Home".. She is 
               taking  the dresses , that volunteers  made for her, to
               the children  today. She is beyond excited.. So thankful,
               and appreciative of each person who sewed for the

              One of the special people who made dresses was
             Vickie . She is a very sweet and caring person, who 
              volunteered to  help Emily with this project.. Thank
              You  Vickie from Me, Emily and the sweet little
               girls at the Children's Home. Please go and check
              out her blog.. She  shares such wonderful   tips/
              savings /recipes, etc. 

Emily with two of the dresses , that  Vickie made.
They are so cute.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall is Here !! A Little Decorating Around The House

Front Porch.. Nothing like  sitting on the
porch  with the golden leaves , falling all
around you.
NOTE: click on photos to enlarge,  you will
be able to see them  better. 

Kitchen table... I have had these pumpkin
place mats for several years.. I bought them
after Fall sale for 49 cents each.. Kenny
bought me the  Fall Blessings Pumpkin  this
year.. [I love it, so pretty, plus  I can use
it year after year.]

My  table cloth --aka.. a piece of fabric
laid on top of the table. ha   I had made
the pumpkins last fall.  And the Give Thanks
tin sign, I got it  at Wal mart . I think it was
around $4. The leaf shape sign [with burlap on
it ] And picture of pumpkins/acorns.. I got at
Dollar Tree.. Love those $1 finds.

I love my  new  pumpkin plate .. I found it at
Wal mart this year.. It is so pretty with my
little ceramic  pumpkin.. They just fit perfectly
on the corner of my tv table.

Sorry this photo is so blurry.. This
cabinet in my living room. I have  a ceramic
pumpkin candy jar, and the  wooden fall
angels with blessings on them, were given
to me, years ago by by Son and his family.. I
love them.  I have a pumpkin free printable
in the frame.. And to make this room smell
REALLY like fall... the  warmer is running
and everything smells like pumpkin cream
pie.  Oh my!!!

You saw my  cute glittery pumpkins in side
my new cake plate.. I just Love my cake plate.

Hope you and your family have a very blessed fall..

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Judy is Sewing.... Dresses for Emily's Mission -- " Dresses for Children in Need"

 Sewing Pillowcase Dresses for  Emily's
Mission..."Dresses for  Children in Need"

Note:  click on photo to enlarge..You 
will be able to see them better.

Emily [my  granddaughter]is a senior
in high school. She had to do a  project
for her honors program, the student is
to choose any type of program to  start
up and over see and to have a passion 
for. She  chose to do for a  children's home
in a town about 2 hours from her. She 
said, these little girls  had been through 
so much and  she wanted to give them a
new dress. She worked to find people
that would  donate [sew a dress] for

I enjoyed this sewing project, not only
did it help me get my sewing mojo going
again, but... it felt good to  sew for a
child who has been through so much.

 I would like to thank  Vickie from being such a  wonderful christian friend. She 
saw on my previous  blog post, that I had 
mentioned sewing these dresses, she emailed me
and offered to sew a dress for Emily's Mission.
Thank you Vickie... Every person that sews, 
ensures that Emily's vision for each girl to 
get a new dress will happen.. thank you so much.

I would also like to  thank my daughter in law,
Gina.  She sews these pillowcase dresses for
Africa and Hatti, she has a real love for
this mission of hers. She works  on it  constantly.
 She took time  out of her busy schedule to sew some
 dresses  for  Emily's mission.  She wants  Emily's
mission of every little girl  to have a new dress , to happen. Thank you Gina. Emily  loves you and appreciates you.

Hope you all have a blessed week.. Will post my
fall decorating  soon.