Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Posting from phone: Happy Tuesday!

Hello and happy Tuesday!! The new/old monitor isn't working. Using my phone to post, hope it works. Rich and I had a great birthday! My dear sweet friend, Nancy got me PL goodies, yay!! I made a mandala yesterday, love!! Look at this beautiful sunflower burst, naming her Sunshine. 
Hope you are doing good. Elizabeth if you see this and want to link me go ahead please. I will use library computer to make my visits. Take care and have a good week. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

T stands for Tuesday with picTures !!!

Hello, I'm back!! YIPPEE!!! So glad to be posting pictures again!!  Good news on the computer, it was only the monitor that blew, not the whole computer. Rich brought home a spare monitor from work and tested it and it's working, so we will shop for a new one after school things are settled. The monitor he brought home is super small though and I can barely see the words I'm typing or the picture, lol.  But, it's WORKING, YIPPEEE!!!
Today is a post that I took back in July and wanted to share for a T Time post. The image above is from the tv show Tree House Masters, it's on Friday nights and Sam likes to watch it. This episode was about a tree house for a couple who loves drinking tea. He actually made them a little T stove, just for making T on. I forget all that he said now, it's been too long but they were VERY happy about it. I was thinking how neat it would have been if all of us had gotten to see it, Sam told me at the end of it what they were doing so I only got a few pictures of the inside and not the whole tree house. It looked pretty, hard to tell in this picture but it was.
here is two other pictures. Thought it was pretty cool that someone wanted a special place to enjoy Tea time together. I'm sure it will be a rerun on this one day in the future if you want to look for it.
Thanks so much for your visits and prayers for my dad. He is doing good and is at home resting up, for once we are helping him like he always does for everybody he knows. The poor guy has so many friends they keep coming by and he doesn't get any good naps in. Thankfully they've slowed their visits and calls so he can get the real rest he needs. I just went there yesterday and he had baby deer and a mama one in his back yard. They are friendly and feel safe in his neighborhood, so neat to see them this way. Rich would love to have that in our yard.
Hope you've all had a good week and enjoying the last of summer, can you believe it's August already. The summer flew by so fast this time, it was the most craziest one we've had.
I posted a picture below in a test and it worked and I did a post below that from the library last week. Please read them if you can, it's all I had to show you for now. I haven't taken much pictures since I knew I couldn't upload them here. Will have more fun pictures next week, the kids will be back to school then and it's my birthday next Monday, YAY!!!
I made this mandala last month too, don't think I got share it with you.
Thanks again Elizabeth for linking me up last Tuesday, so nice of you. I won't be able to visit anyone till Wednesday morning, sorry will be gone tomorrow and Tuesday. Didn't want to miss out again and I'm soooo excited to have my computer working again.
Have a great week! HUGS!!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

T stands for Tuesday.... no compuTer still

Hello! Thanks so much for your comments on my T time post! Thank you so much Elizabeth for linking me up for T Time. Feel free to link me up this week too. I only have a short time on computer so making it short and sweet, like me, lol.

I am VERY frustrated not having a working computer, it just started bothering me yesterday and still is today. I'm hoping to wake up tomorrow feeling better about it. We haven't had it checked yet, but computer guy says a red screen isn't a good sign. Costs $25 for them to check it, I don't have that extra right now with school right around the corner. VERY frustrating, sorry had to get it out.

My dad is doing GOOD and is at home resting and recovering from surgery. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for him. It's been a long week for him and will be for some time now. Keep your get well soon thoughts coming please.

around here....

my birthday is in 11 days, YAY
school starts on my bday, weird!
the weather has been cool and hot all week, I change 3x a day and wear jackets some days
the garden is full of the cutest watermelons and baby pumpkins and big pumpkins and tomatoes and sunflowers are opening up, YAY!!

the girls did their own back to school clothes shopping with their own money, so proud of them!
Sam has been playing all day with the neighbors, all summer they barely played and now they can't get enough of each other. So happy to see this!

Summer just got back from church camp and enjoyed it and already misses it.
Renee is busy busy at DQ, we will be going there for our tradition back to school ice cream soon

I am making zentangles for a ATC swap, very tricky these are to make.
My one journal isn't getting much attention, I want to write in it but never get to it.

The kids went to Cedar Point with Rich last week and had fun

I am actually starting to get a little excited for FALL!! ssshhh don't say it out loud yet

Looking forward to a schedule again, will miss kids but nice to have a schedule again

That's about it for this week. Thanks soooo much for still including me in your link up. I did look at everyone's blogs but couldn't comment. So sorry about that, really bothers me.

Take care and have a good week. HUGS!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello August and computer broke

Hello everyone,  my computer broke down so I couldn't link up for my T time post. I know some of you saw it. How frustrating to not have a running working computer when you need it.

I am happpppy to say my dad made it thru his heart bypass and is doing good. He's sore and tired and frustrated but he's here. Will take some effort and time to get him healthy again.

If you don't see me posting soon from my computer that means it's not fixable and I can only post non photo posts from the computer at the library like I am now. YUCK!!

It wasn't letting me post even words so I left a comment in the comment section of the post below for you. Hope you will look at it and then see my comment. Wishing I had did a bunch more pictures into that post now, if only I knew it was going to break down.

Thank you for still visiting me and hope you are doing well. Here's a little Hello August while I have the chance.

Hello to my birthday on the 18
Hello to Rich's and Lucky's birthday on the 19
Hello to kids back to school on the 18
Hello to back to school ice cream at DQ which Renee works at now, how funny is that!
Hello to more driving for Summer
Hello to hopefully more sunshine days
Hello to CORN ON THE COB fresh from our garden
Hello to watermelons from the garden and sunflowers
Hello to flowers growing in the ditch for mandala making
Hello to more bonfires and smores and sunsets
Hello to schedules
Hello to first travel soccer game
Hello to Kristin being in Albania this month
Hello to helping dad get better
Hello to a whole new month to enjoy!

Remember to read the comments in the post below to see more. Thanks again!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Monday Mandala and T stands for Tuesday on a SaTurday

Hello and Happy early T time on Saturday, can't be here for Tuesday but didn't want to miss another week. Hoping it's ok to share with you ladies even if I can't get right back to you. So I thought this could be a catch up post for now before I get way behind on sharing with you.
This is my normal place to be morning, noon, night, sitting on my deck and looking at the yard and enjoying the sun and sky while I can. Wishing to freeze time right here.
Summer turned 16!!! YIPPEE!! She is pretty happy about it!!
Here are some of my pages from my One Book July project. I used the last SOC colors for these and love them. Still need to do some catching up on these and will share more later. Hoping to do this next month too, but with more then one pen this time, YAY!
we had a surprise house warming party for my sister!! She was very surprised when we all showed up at her house, YAY!! Such a fun time for us together and hope we can do it more.
Sam built a tunnel for the kids to use their cars on. He has been playing more with them and I love it, so do they!! He had them help clean his room on another day and they liked it.
Got our first little cherry tomatoes which Sienna and Colt ate, YAY!! They love them!
I made a mandala using flowers from my neighbor who works in a flower store. Of course the wind blew at this time and some of the leaves are blown out of place.
The sky has been amazing again, LOVE!!
In other news, which is really why I won't be here on Tuesday is my dad is having surgery after having a heart attack a week ago. It's been a long week of tests, waiting and praying. My dear best friend has also had a death in their family, so sad.  Not our favorite week so far this summer. It made me feel good just sharing these happy pictures with you. Hope you enjoyed them and please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. I will do my best to get to you after Tuesday. Thank you for understanding. Have a wonderful week and Happy Monday Mandala and T Day early. HUGS!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The last SOC for this year, the best for last!

Hello to the last week of SOC, sad to see it come to an end. Also reminded of how fast summer is going and almost ending. A month from today the kids will be on their second day of school already, YUCK!! For now I will soak up these happy summer colors and have fun with them.
For this last week I did something fun, did this last year too. A walk thru Wal-Mart to find these gorgeous colors wherever I could. I have to say it was hard to find them without green being mixed into to. Wish I had more time to find these colors but here is a few at least to share with you.
Here is the paint I found, the pinks were all light, not the raspberry but it works for this.
Aren't  pretty, love the pops of orange in them. Usually wouldn't see orange flowers but so glad to find them here. Funny thing about the orange too, I had been dreaming of orange for days leading up to this last week. I was thrilled to see orange in this last week, refreshing I think.
A nice summer nightgown with the perfect colors on it, YAY!!
Everyone loves post it notes!!
Look at these soft and pretty hand towels!!
I loved doing this walk for colors and wish I had on the other weeks too, so fun and like a scavenger hunt. Will remember to do this more next summer for sure.
Now for a little bit of art I made this week, I forgot to get pictures of my July notebook which has a few pages with these colors on them. Will have to share them later in my T Time post.
I made inchies and probably love these out of all I've done so far. The picture is a little dark, too much yellow I think. Made these with scraps of paper except the bottom two were from washi tape.
My icads from the last 3 days, LOVE THESE! They are simple but they make me happy.
The 3 on the right are for this week too, had fun writing with paint.
That wraps of my SOC for this week and for this summer. I had so much fun each week and liked keeping it simple with just a little paint each day. Not sure what I will do for next year's but might have to stick with paint again since I liked it so much.
I want to say a big THANK YOU to our wonderful sweet hostess Kristin she spoils us each year with this project and works hard to make it fun and fair to all things art. Looking forward to next year's already Kristin and hope to still dream in color now that SOC is over. THANK YOU!!
Thank you for your visits and comments, they make my day! I have a Mandala to share on Monday and fun post for T Time. As long as the timing of it all works out they will be here.
Have a great weekend everyone, ours will be a rainy one,  will have to stay inside and craft.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Around here Lucky still is cute and squeezes into small spaces
Around here these 2 still love to build houses to play in
Around here Summer loves to drive in the school parking lot
Around here I decided to write on my ICADs
Around here I did some word collaging and like it
Around here we have pumpkins growing, YIPPEE!!
Around here Rich has been weeding the garden, YAY!
Around here we are slowly going about our days, lazy and simple. Summer is still healing and so we can't go anywhere with much walking. Renee is still working the night shift which makes for tired days afterwards for us both. I am loving these days and don't want them to end. I am enjoying my ICAD cards and new journal so much, want to keep doing both thru August I think just for my own fun. I am working on the SOC colors for this last week and LOVE them so much. Will post those on Saturday and am ready for T on Tuesday and a Mandala on Monday coming up too, YAY! Slowly making progress on my PL and need to really get the pages done so I can share with you.
Hope you are having a good week too, thanks so much for your visits and comments.