Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Dusting Off


Looking out my window...
This castle is not exactly out my window.  It is the Harry Potter castle from Universal Studios.  We recently traveled there as a family to spend the day.

I am thinking...
About husband and wife closeness-
About how fast time flies-
About moving-
About things I want to do-
About motivation- 
About changing me- 
About spiritual-

I am thankful...
For my job.  To have the same employer whether you call God my employer or Stacey.  I hope both are pleased with my efforts.  In just a year or two I could have new hobbies or some other kind of life pursuit when I put my then 10th grader into college.

One of my favorite things...
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I am creating...
Baby Quilts

I am wearing...
A super, cute, cuddly lap cat
 Can you believe that 1 year ago she was this tiny?  Now she is almost 10 1/2 pounds!

I am reading (read) /watching (watched) / listening to

Reading- Nicholas Sparks The Guardian- a stoopid book, too much romance, took 12 chapters just to get into the story, after the "Does he like me?"  "Does she like me?" drama (ughhhh)

Watching-In addition to Netflix we recently added Country Road TV and Hallmark Movies Now.

The series Signed, Sealed, Delivered is particularly good .  Spoiler alert* have tissues handy

Listening to Home Free sing on YOUTube

I am hoping...
Hoping always that God will bless me with answered prayer.

I am learning...
Working AGAIN on my Bachelors of Biblical Education.  Finding it hard to be motivated to work on it daily.

In my kitchen...
This category should be called Pinterest FAIL.  Mainly it happens in the baking department.  I try to bake low carb and sugar free.  Many times the recipes DON'T turn out like the pictures on Pinterest.

In the school room...
My student is working hard to complete the fifth book out of ten for the year.  If he completes each 5th booklet before the end of the week, we'll take Friday-Tuesday off.

In my garden...
No pictures to show for this.  All the citrus fruit in the neighborhood is prolific right now.  Everything seems to ripen at once.  We've enjoyed Meyer lemons, mandarin oranges, limes and kumquats.  I even made about 11 pints of sugar free lemon curd.  I think it may be a Pinterest FAIL.  I used Xylitol and after cooking it seems to be re-crystallizing, in the jar, in a big clump. Yay-me!

Board Room...

Post Script...
My sister is wonderfully talented.  She is beautiful. 
Check out her stuffs.
(I LOVE this picture of her btw.  She is flipping gorgeous)

“It's not that your most important work is meaningless; 
it's that your most trivial movements are also significant.”
― David Jeremiah

A moment from my day...
Last Thursday, a visit with a special girl.  We painted nails.

Thank You Simple Woman Daybook for helping me be inspired to post!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Cluck-Cluck Hen

I can finally check something off my to-do bucket list.  I've always wanted to keep a flock of my own chickens.  It's been several weeks now since my manly man started to build me a small coop.  It was complete enough on Saturday that I went and got some hens.  All total I have 4 chickens, they are Red Star and Rhode Island Reds.

Still recovering after their traumatic capture and re-homing event, I've not gotten any eggs yet.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Favorite Movie Houses Part Two

I do love me some good movie houses.  Since my last post, I have been keeping an eye out for such homes. 

A child of the 70's, I have always loved  The Brady Bunch.  I LOVE their house.  I even had a Cindy (barbie) doll.

 Living Room/Kitchen

Dining Area looking into breakfast area and kitchen

the house and garage

Dining area and stairs

 Mr. Brady's study and the Master bedroom

I love to watch movies that film in California.  I love California, it is such a beautiful state.  Gorgeous scenery.  California made popular the 'ranch' home movement in the 1960's.

I love the original Parent Trap and am a big fan of Hailey Mills.  I also loved Brian Keith as I've always thought he looked like my Dad and could play him in the movie version of my life :-)

I especially love the kitchen in this house.  It resembles so many of the kitchens in the houses we've rented the past 28 years.  This kitchen even contains my very own juicer!  It sits on the counter to the left of the coffee pots you see in this shot!

I also love Doris Day and her movies.  She was so stinking CUTE!  And she could sing.
This is the apartment from Please Don't Eat the Daisies.  I am not a fan of apartments myself.  I loved how this one was decorated. . . . .AND that kitchen!!

And the couch and chairs and library all around!
all the books, flowered drapes and beautiful Doris Day!
Wild At Heart. This last house is from a show we found on DVD from Netflix with Hailey Mills as the Grandmother.  The scenery was gorgeous!  This house is not real only a set house built on a game sanctuary in South Africa.  The first 3 seasons of the show were great and then it got a bit sappy and the story line much like that of a soap opera.  The scenery of the house interior and exterior= WONDERFUL!

 Hope you enjoyed Favorite Movie Houses Part 2

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Favorite Movie Houses

A Dear Friend, Elizabeth, did a post on her favorite movie houses.  I thought, 'I want to do that!'  So here are my favorite movie/ television houses.

 I LOVE the Walton house. I even have several pins of the kitchen of this house saved to a board on Pinterest.

I love the big open kitchen with the table placed just so.  I love the pretty wood cabinets too.  And lets not forget to take a glance at the beautiful wood floors.

I confess I have been known to put doiley's on my couches.

So in love with the big farm table.  I also love the glimpse to the beadboard, brick wall  and curio cabinet in the background. 

Simple decorations.  I love the lace curtains at the window and the wood paneled door with window.

The next Show is Elementary, a show about Sherlock Holmes and Watson.  This apartment is not my favorite but fascinates me just the same.  I somehow like the little kitchen area.  The wood floors are amazing.

I love all the books on bookshelves.  The cozy fire in the neat fireplace.

Big table and those wood floors!

This homestead is from a show called The Pinkerton's (on Netflix right now.)  I had a hard time finding shots of the interior, which is simple like the Walton's.  I just-plain-love this adorable house.

 And to be located out on the prairie like this. . .  AND the metal roof. . .sigh. . .

This is the old barn that sits near the house. Where's my chickens? 

I could never live in a place this small anymore.  This is the apartment of Neal Caffery on the series "White Collar."

The antiques, the floor  that big skylight!

What's not to love in this kitchen?  The stove is AWESOME!  The cabinets and their finish is gorgeous.  The subway tile on the wall is fantastic!

Big windows lead to a rooftop patio.  Again the FLOORS!!

Antique fireplace surround.  This mismatched chairs.   

The wooden bookcase!  Antique wall mirror.

It was also hard to find pictures of the inside of Green Gables house.  I especially like the inside of Green Gables when Anne and Gilbert fix it up to live in after Marilla and Mathew are gone.  I can't remember which show that was in but it had a fire, I think.

Woodstove, wood table, beadboard.

This is not Anne's room from the television show, but it's a representation of it at the Anne of Green Gables Museum.

Victorian wallpaper, potted plants.

lace curtains in the parlor and thebig potted ferns!

There are more neat fictional houses.  Those will keep for another day, another post!

Let Elizabeth know if you do a post like this so she can check it out.