Wednesday, May 14, 2014

More Strawberries

We just can't get enough strawberries.
Make some strawberry ice cream. Of course. Once again I scour the internet to find a delicious recipe: Easy, Eggless Strawberry Ice Cream.
It lives up to it's name.
So easy. And so delicious!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

In a Jam

Strawberries as far as the eye can see calls for strawberry jam.
I scour the internet for recipes since I don't know what I'm doing.
Specifically recipes that didn't require a whole bag of sugar or other ingredients I didn't have on hand.
I find one.
And it just so happens to be the most delicious jam ever.

I wish this was a scratch and sniff photo. It smells like summer. It's unbelievable.

At first the jam didn't jell. Do I look like I know what I'm doing? It is my first time making jam. Ask the internet. Answer: boil again until it reaches 220℉. I can do that. And I did. Sure enough, it jelled.

Caleb asks, "Where's the jelly?"
"In the fridge door." I answer.
"Not THAT. The good stuff. The stuff you made."

I will be out of the good stuff in no time.
I need to make another batch.

Check out the recipe here.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Monday Bites

Anna and I went strawberry picking last week.
Strawberries as far as the eye can see.

So I fixed Strawberry Pie.

It was delicious.
Dessert sounded just like Bob.....

Friday, May 2, 2014

Touch Up

I love this little froggy.
He makes me smile.
But, his mat has seen better days.
It needs a little touch up.

water damage close-up

Can you spray paint a mat?
I don't know. But I'm willing to try.
I tape a piece of wax paper over the picture and the green part of the mat. I don't want any paint on those.

Then I use my flat white spray paint.
Yes, you can spray paint a mat. No more water damage!

Ok, the brass frame has to be the next thing to get spray painted. That frames just screams the 1980's doesn't it?

What have you spray painted lately?

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Anna loves 4-H.
She participates in any way she can.
She did a Herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians) project.
Poultry judging.
Wildlife Judging.
Consumer Judging.
Photography Contest.
Last year she went to 4-H Summer Camp.
She's going this summer too.
She's even growing a watermelon to be entered into the Watermelon Contest.
Anna loves 4-H
At this year's 4-H Awards ceremony Anna got a big surprise.
The Outstanding Cloverleaf 4-H'er Award.

She rocks!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pretty in Pink

Caleb and his girl went to her senior prom.
They were pretty in pink.

My Dog Ate It

I'm still working on the couch cushions. I told you it may take the rest of my life. It doesn't help that my dog tore a bunch of the batting out of the cushion.  My dog ate the couch.

She looks so innocent, doesn't she?

Maybe she was looking for bees? In the couch?

You might think that a ripped apart cushion would stop any procrastination on my part.
Not really. I just turned it over. I will deal with it later.
Later has almost come and gone. I'm running out of time. School will be out in 2 weeks. And time will NOT be on my side.
Oh the pressure! I'll deal with it later.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Busy Bee

Let's not talk springs today.
I'm mad at them. I am wrestling with fixing them or replacing them with foam. Is it worth it? Will my re-springing hold up? Am I out of my mind? Don't answer that question.

With no answer in sight, I find it way more exciting to watch Nikki try and catch a carpenter bee.

At first I wonder what in the world she's doing. Yes, I know the work table collapsed. But she doesn't have to try to eat it.
Then I see the bee.
She's chasing the bee.
It won't come out, so she's going in after it!

I think the bee decided to never return. Too much craziness at this place!