Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Recipe - Every Day with Rachael Ray

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Recipe - Every Day with Rachael Ray


Homesteaders Heart: Here it is! Mini kitchen makeover and giveaway!

Homesteaders Heart: Here it is! My mini kitchen makeover and giveaway!

I'm not sure who all is gonna see this, other than Bloggers who are already friends of Kim's!....but none the less, if you haven't checked out this give-away, well GIT ON OVER THERE!!!!...IT ENDS TOMORROW!

(Well, better late than never, right?!)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Blog loser

I've come to the undeniable fact that I am, in the world of blog-dom, a loser.....*sigh* That's right, I"m one of "those" kids in high school. I just don't fit in anywhere. Once in a while a "cool" kid will talk to me, but I remain on the fray.

I'm as much to blame as anyone else. You know the old saying, "You've got to be a friend if you want to make a friend." I don't have lots of time to read other blogs and post comments, so really, how will anyone else even know I'm here?!!

But you know what else? I'm comfortable with my blog-loser-ness!!! I like this blog. No one in my circle of family/friends follows it (or even knows about it, for that matter) so it's my safe place to come blog, vent, dream, etc., without worrying that something too personal is gonna get out there. I have another blog that I keep specifically for the purpose of having family & friends far away keep up with our daily life here at camp. But this blog, is alllll mine!

So I will keep coming here, blogging about whatever, when I can. I love to read some of the other blogs I follow...some are side-splitting funny on a fairly regular basis, others are inspirational in terms of home decor. Others are located in parts of the country that I wish I could visit, so it's a good way to be there, virtually. I think maybe when I get scrap booking again (soon!!), I'll start posting some pages here, and maybe - MAYBE! - I'll provide inspiration for someone else!

Or not.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Funnies!

Well I don't know about you, but I think the mere fact that it's FRIDAY is reason enough to laugh!
But I do want to share my all-time favorite scene from the old show "Designing Women." I actually loved any episode that had Bernice in it....she was a hoot!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

And the winner is -----


For too many reasons to list here, hubby and I decided that this was the better choice. Maybe someday I'll get to Disney by myself, but in the meantime, we do have a reservation as a family for next Thanksgiving. I mean, you don't think I'd give that up entirely, do you?!!!

The horse is just one of those "don't find this every day" deals. He'd be the proverbial one that got away if I let him go. So we are feverishly working to close in the empty shed, fix the hole in the fence, and get his space all ready for him. It'll probably be another 2-3 weeks before I bring him here, but you can bet I'll be taking pictures and posting them!

A proud momma's got to show off her new baby, after all!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The battle in my head rages on....!

So I posted recently about a horse for sale that I'd stumbled upon. For better or for worse, I went to see him yesterday. He's perfect for us in every sense of the word.

But, I have a long-weekend birthday trip to Disney booked for January. It's a solo trip, which I have always wanted. I can cancel without penalty. But I can't buy a horse and take a trip. The trip and the horse cost about the same up front. The horse is a long-term deal, but obviously will require ongoing upkeep in feed, vet, farrier, etc.. The trip is only 3 days, but financially, once it's over, it's over. The trip benefits only me; the horse would also benefit at least my youngest son (who's also horse-crazy...he got to ride the horse yesterday and was absolutely thrilled!).

I've been to Disney 5 times in the last 6 years. I haven't had a horse since before my oldest was born, and he turns 13 in a month. It seems like a no-brainer, I guess. I think I'm waging this war in my head because of the long-term aspect of having a horse. And because I have that solo trip to WDW in my grasp. If I keep the trip, I'll lose the chance at this particular horse. Not that there aren't others out there to choose from. But he's SO perfect....

Oh help.....


Thursday, October 1, 2009

My new best friend.... a store.

LOL!...well, not really, but I've found a store that I absolutely LOVE!

Hobby Lobby!

Never heard of those back in New England! Can't say I ever really saw one in Florida, either, although that doesn't mean they aren't there. I just didn't see one where we were. But here in Texas, they have Hobby Lobby!

Best. Craft Store. EVER!

The scrapbooking section is to die for.... I saw it briefly while there with my kids the other day, but I must go back alone and really take it all in. I also like that on the entrance door they have posted this sign under the hours of operation:

"Hobby Lobby stores are closed on Sundays so that our employees may have time for family and worship."

HOW cool is that??! Sure don't see that much anymore.
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