Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Event coming soon....

So November 3rd is my official blogoversary... I feel like I should so something special.... any ideas?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Get Out Your Mugs!! Its Hot Chocolate Weather!

I broke out my mustache mug this morning and FH made us both some hot chocolate! YUM!

He got really excited about the multicolored marshmallows.... and they were great!




I also need an excuse to finally use my mug I made a craft night.... and it got me excited for the next one!

Junes world has been turned upside down this weekned.....

On Wednesday June traveled across the road to visit the new cows.... The new cows are wild and we got specific instructions to keep her away so they didnt go through the fence.

She got caught by FH and his brother cornering some calves in the corner... uh oh! She just wanted to play!

As a result FH went on a mission to keep her from going across the road........so we got an in ground invisible fence.

This is the result...


June got zapped.... and she is confused so she just runs to the house or barn and sits... poor girl :(
I hate it but I know its safer so she doesnt get lost or hit by a car.


She was a little better today she doesnt know where she can go I hope she figures it out soon so we get our naughty, spunky, silly dog back!


Glitter Pumpkins

I was pretty excited to make these... I got 4 pumpkins while I was at walmart the other day. I am using three for this I have other plans for my 4th on... that I am sure I will post when I finish it.

I coated each pumpkin in mod podge then sprinkled on the glitter.


They turned out pretty good! In the evening when the lights shine on them they look really neat! There were a few spots I missed but you cant tell too much I dont think....except the white one...opps..



Halloween Wreath update

I FINISHED..... I let this project drag out a bit I ended up spray painting several different time got snakes at 3 different stores and I added a J I hand painted some spider webs but it is finally done....
It ended up being a little small for our door... and I had to hang it wierd on the top of the window because it wouldnt stick to the glass...

FH and June both checked it out and it met approval!




Now to start my next halloween project.

Hair Stylist Therapy.....and feeling pretty


I have been slacking lately.... not wearing much makeup.... not feeling pretty so I got my hair did and actually put some makeup on ha ha and it was WONDERFUL. I think more than anything I needed a change and needed some therapy with a friend. I really going though some friend envy lately. Wishing I had some one close to hang out with ...ugh!




Dark brown for winter with some blonde peek-a-boos


Silver and black smokey eye


the sweetest thing.... I met FH at work to and he stop in his tracks... and smiled and said I was pretty it felt good... He is sweet!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Des Moines Renaissance Faire FAIL

For years I have been curious about the Des Moines Renaissance Fair..... I will no longer wonder..... it was not good..... First.........it cost WAY WAY WAY too much to get in...


2nd... It the way many people were dressed was disturbing... the period costumes were great... the half clothed women..... was icky.... (the people watching was at its finest.... WAY BETTER that the Iowa State Fair)

Yes that says ye old pizza... I should have turned around right there.....




Talk about weapons was ok FH enjoyed it

This is a scotch egg.... part of the reason I wanted to go... because it sounded very good..... turns out...... FAIL... it was gross ick


Now I dont want to sound too negitive there was a highlight of the faire. The jousting.

The horses were nice... one very nice.... and the acting was good and the jousting surprisingly really good.








FH wants to go back.... I am thinking no way!

Riding with FH

Its that time of year....FH is finishing in the fields mowing I work alot and so does he so we often spend our time together in the tractor.



Dring back and forth mowing ...raking..... and bailing.


I enjoy it I get to see what FH is good at and he teaches me to run some of the machinery. I truely enjoy driving the tractor and am learning to operate the mower...

Our job well done!


I drove my little aveo out to the field.... who knew it was an all terrian vehichle ha ha



FH in his tracor!


Not sure I like this....

In a previous post I made the canvus white on white it said " I have always known it was you" I tried to make a smiliar art piece for the kitchen ... but I dont think it works so well with other colors... granted it needs another coat of paint.... not sure what think of it yet.....



Early Halloween project ...thank you pinterest

Another pinterest find.... I have started the process of making this... SOOO easy and all for under 20 which I think is a good deal.




Here is part of what I started with brown wreath.... and plastic toy snakes I got some small ones later also.


I got everything spray painted now... just to figure out how to put them on...

As you can see Ms. June was sassy when I wouldnt let her help...


So I gave her an old pop bottle... she was happy as a clam!

Repurpose Pop Boxes

I got this idea from pinterst.. it was the first thing I made . I used old boxes from a 6-pack of pop. Super easy! These will go in our basement on our stock pile shelves to hold soup and canned food.


We dont drink alot of pop so it has taken me a while to get this many.

We have access to a label maker ...I LOVE THE LABELMAKER!! I have been labeling everything!




Monday, September 5, 2011

"I have Old Threshers Fever"

My labor day holiday weekend... did not exsist.. booo:( I worked saturday and then worked monday as well... ICK!! But sunday I did get the day off and FH and I spent the day with his brother and sister inlaw in Mount Pleasant.

Every year I guess they have an Old Threshers Reunion. A gathering of tractors and steam engines gas engines and all things related..... Can you contain your excitement?

It actually turned out to be a good time... minus the loud noises and my lack of sungalsses which caused an AWFUL headache ugh. I took a few pictures to document the day below is the entrance if you look ther is a woman dressed in period costume.. fun!

The 4 of us walked through all the exhibits. Here is W and E looking in the window.... They were sweet holding hands while walking... had to give FH a hard time about that...



W and FH watching the HUGE generator going....

Next we watched sorghum being pressed with a steam engine. It was neat to watch.


I love these old posted that were part of an exhibit I need to maybe find some of these...

When we got home FH and W set out on a mission to find part to restore thier own gas engine. I checked on them in the garage and they informed me they had "old threshers fever" ha ha



So I guess at some point this rusty thing with be a gas engine?!?!?!?


we shall see......