Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bed Room Re-do & Wal mart finds

Bedroom/Sewing room Make over
When we moved into our little farmhouse,  I 
had this room painted blue with white trimming.
 I soon discovered that the blue was too 
much.. So, [with my husband letting me know
that we just paid men to paint this a year ago,ha] I 
went to Lowes and bought  a light gray for the
bottom and the same  Celery Root [cream white]
for  the top half. I am really pleased with, how 
open the room is now. So, I must tell hubby.. I won!!!
The red/white stripe throw at end of bed.. I found on for 8.99.. Love it..
[Note... click on photos to enlarge]

My sewing nook.. So much lighter and brighter
with the light colors. Organizing  my sewing stuff
helped also. My fabrics are still kept in the big
book shelf  with bins, in the living room. Works great.

 [not like having a big sewing room, But, I am adjusting.☺]
I  painted the stool white.. It was a light brown wood.
It already had a gray/cream cushion cover.

NOPE....I didn't redo the kitchen [hubby would kill] ☺Just wanted to show you the cute pillow
I found at walmart. It is an indoor/outdoor pillow. It
was $5.00.  

Close up of  pillow. It is flowers in a mason jar.
The jar is teal  and says, "Faith".  Love it.
This stool has moved all over the house.. It is not really
used.. [only when all the kids/grandkids are here,
and we need the extra chair]. But, I love
to hang pretty seasonal towels  or in this case,
a pretty pillow.

My computer area in hall.. My desk was so small, 
when I put the printer on it, it left no room for any
thing. So, I purchased another shelving unit at Lowes
for $13.00.  I  found these galvanized bins at
for $7.47. They are perfect.. they hold my copy paper, 
office supplies.etc.  The top holds my printer and gives
me more room on  my desk..

I have a new to me camera.. Mine died. It takes really
good photos.. Thank you to my sweet friend, Deedy..

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Emily's Dorm Room.. Sewing & Embroidering

Emily's First Year of College
 I  embroidered her initial on this pillow that I made for her.
 I actually did 2 of everything.. [One for her room mate...
so their room would match.☺

Initials on  the desk chair cover  [Two of these also]
Emily found this idea on Pintrest, and ask me to
 make it for them.

Bed skirts for both girls. [these beds are about 4 ft off
the floor, [so they can  store things under the beds]. It
took lots of time to make these tie on bed skirts.whew..
what we do, for those sweet grandkids.

Papa made   the head boards [two of them too] from plywood
and 1 x 4 's.  I covered them with cotton batting and  teal
fabric..    Her mom , painted the  letters above her bed.


                               Best wishes to my  sweet granddaughter,Emily..                                Wishing you the very best this year..

Monday, August 14, 2017

Farm Sweet Farm-- Fruit n More

Click on photo to enlarge

We have been living at our  "old- Farm House"
for a little over a year now.. Many changes have
been made..  Still lots of work to do. I found this
Farm Sweet Farm container at Hobby Lobby. My
Pioneer Woman fruit jars, fit in it perfectly..[Don't
you love when that happens?] Found the  galvanized
tray at hobby lobby too. [love that store]. It says,
"Thankful, Grateful, and Truly Blessed."  And it
is so true.

Our fruit trees have been giving us lots of fruit.. Figs
and Pears are coming in..
So I decided to make  some  Fig/Strawberry Preserves.

Figs and Strawberries are cut up , ready to began.I am sharing my  recipe.. It is a Paula Deen recipe..So easy and Delicious. Note , you can make just figs,
just strawberry or combine them..

Fig/Stawberry Preserves

10 cups of  combination of figs and Strawberrieswashed, stems removed and cut in half
3 1/3 cups sugar
1 cup water
2-3 teaspoon lemon juice

Combine ingrediants,  Stir and let sit for 30 minutes, until
sugar dissolves. Then put on  medium heat and cook for
30 minutes. Place in hot jars/lids.

All you need is  some hot buttered biscuits. yummy.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sewing Tops for a friend's Girls --& Grocery Store update

I have a friend in  Washington. I have sewed for
her girls for years.. They are now 9 and 14.. Such
sweet girls. They are away at camp for 3 weeks.
Grace ask me to make them some easy to wear
tops for Camp. I made them 6 tops each.. It was
fun sewing..  The photo above only show 3
different tops [  I  lost the photos of the other ones..sorry]

Embroidered yellow, tie top.
Sewing.... I have several blouses/skirts that I have made. I made
lots of items [pillows, bedskirts, chair covers  for  Emily's
new dorm room]Lots of embroidering too. Fun/fun
I will be blogging them soon.. It is nice to be sewing again.

Grocery Store Update Walmart [in our area] has stopped their comp ads. So, I am buying very little groceries there. I am doing the next bestthing......... Going to several different stores , for their sales.
 We did  have a new grocery chain open last week, about
10 miles from me.. Reeds Grocery.. It is alot like Kroger.
I was really impressed with their stock/ workers were
super nice. Lots of great sales this week.. Hope it
continues and is not just a  "new store gimmic" and
go back to the  high prices.ha

Things I purchased this week:
Hamburger meat [packaged in smaller packs.yea]- $1.77 lb
Kraft mayo- $1.99
Tuna- 47 cents
Can veggies [green beans, corn, mixed veggies]- 36 cents
Crisco oil- $1.99
Center cut pork chops- $1.77 lb
Doritos chips $2.00
Strawberries- 97 cents [pint]
Fresh Pineapple- 99 cents [it was small]
Lettuce - 89 cents
 Potatoes- 10 lb bag- $1.50
Can tomatoes- 49 cents
They also have a bakery.. and it smells wonderful// I bought a
fresh, from the oven, loaf of french bread.. delicious!! 99cents

Hope you have a nice upcoming weekend.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Judy has been MIA.. Life Happens

 Hi Friends,

Just wanted to thank each one of you, for checking in on me.  I am sorry I have
not blogged in such a long time..

I have had a really busy summer...

1- spending time with my sweet  grandchildren... as  Emily will be  going
off to college on Tuesday.. This is bittersweet. We are so proud of her.. She graduated
Valedictorian  of her class, and will be going into  a BioMedical Engineering degree.
We will miss her terribly.
Callie will be  a senior this year, with a very busy schedule. So, we know , our time with
her is  limited..
2- I have had some medical issues.. And am still battling them...  Stomach issues..[Have
dealt with nausea and weight loss-- GI doctor thinks my stomach is not emptying ,as
it should?  Working on medicines to correct this ?] Also,  knee troubles.. [climbed Kenny's
new hunting stand, as he was so proud of it, and wanted me to see]

Sewing.... I have done some sewing this summer and intend to share it  soon..
New skirts for me.. tops for me... Tops for my friend's girls to wear to camp.... Dorm stuff
for Emily---chair covers, bed skirts... pillows , etc.

 My camera I need to buy me a new one.. But soon and very soon.. I will begin
to share with you again..

thank you so much  for thinking about me.  Will be back soon.. hugs.

Flowers on  the front porch are doing well.
 Enjoying  the beautiful summer..