Friday, July 20, 2012

Got another cute idea from pinterest!

Easy as 123 . . .

a bag of plastic beads and tin pan
(clearer looking beads work best)

place in pan
bake in 400'  oven for 20 mins

let cool and then pop out of pan!

add some string and
a sun catcher!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Listened to a great talk . . .

John Bytheway is great!!  You have to check it out!
I downloaded it from

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Another GREAT book read !!

Just finished it !   It was such a good book!  She is an incredible woman!
What a beautiful Family!


I can't wait to check out her blog:

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Had a great Holiday weekend!  

It was HOT  and MUGGY, but we managed to have some fun anyway!

We visited Manassas Battlefield

Then we went to Great Falls National Park!

It was so fun to have my Brother and his family here from Minnesota for the Holiday weekend!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Have a seat!!

Aren't they adorable!!

They are so fun and easy to make!

I found the pattern on :                                                     

But here are a few adjustments I made.
the 7" pieces I cut at 71/2" to hold in place better.

Then I made the smaller chair by cutting the 15" pieces at
12" instead and cut the 10" pieces at 9" and the 
7" pieces  at 6 1/2".
So Cute!!!

I got all me supplies at  Home Depot and they even cut the pieces right there for me!!
Could not have been any easier!

** Make sure and get a locking washer for the bolts!  Mine kept coming loose whenever 
I opened and closed the chairs!
(I couldn't stop playing with them, hahaha)

I can't wait till my nieces and nephews come and try them out!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer is a sizzling! 

It was way to hot to do anything outside!! 

So I decided to make some homemade jam!!

Pina colada jam!!

I found this recipe in a "Taste of home canning magazine"

It is a very easy recipe. All you need is a few simple ingredients.

6  cups sugar
6 cups shredded peeled zucchini
1 can (8 oz ) crushed pineapple undrained
1/4 cup lime juice
2 packages (3 oz,) pineapple gelatin

In a large cooking pot, combine sugar, zucchini, pineapple and lime juice.  Bring to a boil.  Boil for 10 mins, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat; stir in gelatin until gelatin is dissolved.

Pour into jars or freezer containers, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.  

Let cool completely before covering with lids.  Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 1 year.

Yields 3-1/2 pints
( I filled 9   8 oz. cups)

It was delicious!!

For more jam and jelly recipies go to

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Great Reads!

 The McCall Trilogy  (Love Notes Series)
                   by Marcia Lynn McClure

They are quick reads. I'm on the second one now and can't seem to put it down!

Check out some of her other books on her website

Summer has arrived!!

For my first post I couldn't wait to share this most delicious summer treat!


It is so delicious and easy to make.  
What a great way to start summer!