Friday, October 30, 2009

Good Morning at our House

WARNING: Lots a cuteness ahead!!!!!! Almost everyday I go to a website called Yes I love looking at the cute animals. It provides some softness to a sometimes more harsh day. It comforts the little girl in me.

Today I thought I would show you what a typical morning at my house is like. This is of course after the morning rush of getting ready for work and school and things have settled back down.
Ha ha ha
Imagine the morning sun coming in through the front windows, the smell of freshly ground and brewed coffee and yes even though they have had a rough night sleeping, and have been sleeping still more since the early morning alarms went off. Its time to finally start the day.....

This is Lily.... Long hard stretch before the games begin, Of course shes been snoozing since the wee hours...... Buster and Gus.... You see the thing about Buster is , Hes the care giver doggy and during play he will start randomly grooming ears and eyes and the others get a tad irritated with him for it.
Buster and Lily... Just after this shot she got her ears cleaned as well.....



Gus and his beloved ball


And during it all Sassy is able to keep dreaming away along with


Did you ever see anything so dang cute?????

Pictures taken by Jennifer, just this very morning. Thanks for stopping by. Remember, I do love to read comments from you if you come by!!!!! Whats it like at your house????
Blessings, Sue

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cute Baby Gift Bags

I thought you might like to see the darling gift bags. They were very easy and quick to make. They are for the pumpkin hats I made for the two new babies. I used real pacifiers that Momma can reuse for the kiddlings if she wants.
Acrylic paint in flesh tone (?) and pink and a bit of black for the eyes and a sharpie marker is all you need.
Easy, Peasy, Lemon Squeezy.
xoxoxo Blessings, Sue

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

From a Distance......

Have you ever chosen a really nice, fat, juicy looking apple, with thoughts of summertime thirst quenching, lip licking, satisfaction foremost on your mind only to bite into a pithy, mushy mouthful of disappointment ?....... Me too.. Things aren't always what they seem to be, especially from a distance. I decided to finished my Autumn Leaf Stole that I has come lately to the forefront of my mind , as one of the many unfinished works of art I have yet to finish. haha..... And being ever mindful of our pocketbook, and wanting to help with the economy and save the earth and be ever so cool about wasting not and wanting not and so on and so forth hahahahahahahahahhah I pulled it from the pile only to realize WHAT I THOUGHT TO BE A MERE MOTH WHOLE OR TINY SNAG in fact turned out to be a disaster from hell. Requiring me to not only pull out a few rows, but all of about 6 inches.
UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH............................... We're talking LACE here, dang it.

Notice the little blob of pink and yellow hanging off my bag. Well yes, it is, a miniature sock that took an entire day to knit, I know obsessive, but..... I like it and now look.....

I'm not sure exactly WHAT happened, but it sure as heck was no darn MOTH. I'll give it over to Thomas's evil twin and if I ever catch that little bugger Hes gonna wish he never came close enough to feel the wrath of my squirt bottle. I'm just sayin.

Blessings, Sue

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cough, Cough........

There is no other reason for showing you these beautiful mums except that they are really beautiful !!
Sassy has made her position as top dog... err cat... well known around here lately by staking out the best snoozing locations. I have always been a believer of natural home remedies and put off medicines to the very last. One of my tried and true flu, cold and general yucky Fall and Winter get rid of the gunkkies is Lemon, Ginger root and Honey tea. I will swear by this forever. This year I'm trying something a bit different and that is..... Instead of grating the ginger root and lemon into water and simmering, I have sliced lemons, ginger root and put into a one quart jar. Then I covered it with honey.
Oh My Gosh!!!! I love it. The honey becomes more liquid as the ginger and lemon are absorbed. It is PERFECT!!!!! Just add some too a cup of water and zap in microwave to get good and hot.
The lemon is anti-bacterial and anti-viral. It helps purify and detoxify the body, and helps fight congestion.
The ginger root gets your digestive tract going and has sedative properties to help you rest. It is anti-bacterial and antipyretic which means helps to reduce fevers.
And honey has been used for years for sore throats and coughs. It coats the throat. It is also ant-bacterial and antiseptic. Egyptians and native American people used it to dress wounds.
I don't profess to be a Doctor or anything but for my family, this is the way to go.... If anything else it'll make you feel good because its YUMMY.

And are these not the cutest little punkin hats. My neighbors daughter, has just had two of the most beautiful babies. Twins, a boy and a girl. I can't wait to see them in theses.

Just tooooooo cute !!!!!!

These were easy and fairly quick to knit up. Let me know if you want the pattern.
Blessings, Sue

Thursday, October 15, 2009

MMMmmmmmmmmm !! Focaccia Bread

This is now the official Warren family Focaccia. It is AMAZING.
You can find this and a whole bunch of other great recipes on the King Arthur Flour website.
Try this link
I changed this around a bit... as usual...... I used real butter- melted with minced garlic in the microwave for the drizzle. I also sprinkled with course ground sea salt, fresh sliced red onion, and grated extra sharp cheddar. I sprayed my stone with Pam and sprinkled it with about a Tablespoon of cornmeal, maybe a bit more.

I'm telling you...... with a chilled glass of wine.... this IS dinner.

I've already made it several times. I think I may try it with Cinnamon, Sugar, and butter for a breakfast treat some weekend soon. I'll let you know how it turns out... If you make it before me I would love to hear how you like it.
Enjoy your Blessings, Sue
NOTE: I omitted the sourdough flavor and cheese powder that the reecipe called for.

In a Perfect World............

One we've never known...... lalalalala laaa laaalaaa la la ablah blah blah !!! OK. so I left you all with that last post just a bit too long.... Did I have you all convinced. No it wasn't a trick, really. It happened just that way, and lasted for about....... A DAY.......
We're really quite "normal" around here and believe me its all back to "normal" Hahahaha
Been more than kinda sick with flu, colds, sore throats, coughs... Busy though.... Baking, and decorating.... Pictures soon.
Blessings, Sue

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy Saturday !!!

This morning I woke up to the sound of the vacuum cleaner and dishes being banged around in the kitchen. So i did what any real mom would do...... I smiled broadly, took a deep cleansing breath, and tugged my comforter up around my chin.... Ahhhhh yes!!! Life is good...... Then as I lay there thinking about how thankful I am to have woken up yet another day.. I got itchy.... Whats really up.... I hadn't heard any breakage, as in glass shattering..... The dogs weren't barking.... Hmmmmmm... "Just enjoy the moment will you " I kept telling myself... I can't just lay there forever when somethings up... And something seemed to be up...

The living room was ...clean.... kitchen....clean..... bathroom....clean... what the heck..... Jennifer the kitchen sweeping.... Wheres your sister.... "Outside, cleaning your rabbit cage" WHAT...... WHAT.....WHAT......... I could do nothing but gasp.. Honestly, before coffee, this was just toooo much!!!!!! Allison came in.. My first reaction was to grab her tightly and do much smoochy face kissy kissy. Jennifers turn..... They asked me if I wanted anything from the refrigerator..... Oh My Gosh They cleaned it out...... I'm in the wrong house... what have you done with my real girls?....
I found this on the white board, on the fridge, after they left for the horse ranch.....
Daddy says we should Barbecue hamburgers and hot dogs more often. With this, I agree.... I also think maybe this could be a nice thing... Doing chores, before being told.... It works for me.. Makes me REALLY HAPPY!!!!
Heres wishing you a wonderful surprise, that makes you REALLY HAPPY !!!
Blessings Sue

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thomas's seal of approval

Just dropping in real quick to show you a bit of what I've been up to lately. I finally finished the table runner. This is actually the "back". This is the "front" I think it may double as a Christmas runner as well. With the maroon and green it just may work. I machine patch and quilt, then hand sew the binding.
And what more approval do I need then Sir Thomas choosing it for a snooze spot? This is while it was still on the ironing board.

This is the baby quilt I just finished but haven't had time to photo yet. I will soon. You can see that Thomas is quite the "helpy helperton" Everyone should have "so much help" hee hee

Purring blessings your way, always Sue