Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween.
Sorry about the photo. I like the pumpkins, ghosts & cute things associated with Halloween but I needed a reason to use the spider photo. The spider lives in our garage. I guess now that Mickey & Kristen know that they will never go into the garage again.
Have a nice day & again, Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Lambeau Field

The F-16 flyover was one of the highlights of the game. The woman sitting next to me said she had cold chills. I had tears in my eyes. 
The crew was from Texas and they were introduced in the second quarter. It felt like they left the stadium flying right over our seats.
The fans in Green Bay are much quieter than what we experienced in Dallas. My ears were still ringing the morning after the Dallas Monday night game.
We were not this close.
Just prior to Green Bay scoring. I was also able to get a photo of the "Lambeau Leap."
Our first time at an overtime game. Unfortunately Green Bay lost.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lambeau Field

Anyone who likes football needs to see a game at Lambeau Field. It was a perfect fall day. Although, I would love to go back to see a game on the "frozen tundra" one where it's snowing & blowing.
We were in the small group of fans that were normally dressed.
I thought of Amie & Eric when I saw the guy below. Eric likes to hunt & Amie likes to wear fur. Not sure of the Packer connection.
The guy with the old leather helmet was all over. I must have seen him five times.
This hat was my favorite. Glad I wasn't sitting behind him.
A glimpse of some of the other fans.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Indian Corn

Last post about my "weekend in the country." I promise.
This is what I did with the Indian corn that I picked.
I love how the basket looks. I hope the corn will keep until next year.
I put the basket under my new sofa table. Mick bought the table from a friend that has a wood shop. The table was a kit and Mick put the table together & then finished it black, to match the other furniture in the family room.
Did you know that there is a decorating rule that you should never have an exposed sofa back?? I'm not breaking any rules now.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Weekend in the country.

I came home with POISON IVY.
Started on my right hand. By the end of the day it was on my left hand.
Woke up the next morning on my right arm.
I continued to have new breakouts for nine days.
I still LOVE the country.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall Decorating

Lots of pumpkins on our deck. I like how it kind of matches the garden flag.
Hope they will all last during the pumpkin smashing Halloween season. 
Be thinking of me tomorrow while I make my 14 hour drive home.
Curious to see if the pumpkins will be there to greet me.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Made a trip to a pumpkin patch. Actually it was a HUGE field. This was also something I did during my weekend in the country.
It was a beautiful sunny day!
Below is what I came home with, minus one. Mom wanted one. She had already bought two last week.
We also picked Indian Corn. Tomorrow I show you where all the pumpkins & Indian corn ended up.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Country Views

I don't think this apple is for human consumption. Isn't it true that not all apples are?
My favorite photo taken during my weekend in the country.
This is my second favorite.
I spent the long Columbus Weekend in the country!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Garden Shop

Mom & I went to a garden shop on Saturday. There store is decorated beautifully. This garland hung on a fireplace mantel.
The hardy mums were beautiful.
Lots of orange pumpkins for sale.
I hated this lumpy-bumpy pumpkin.
There were only two white pumpkins.
After Mom & I left there was only one left.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Canadian Geese

The Canadian Geese are migrating.
I couldn't get very close to the geese.
Every step I took into the field the geese walked the other way.
Eric's friend Brian got out of their car & yelled to scare them off.
Off they flew. It was a beautiful site & sound.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall Decorating

In addition to the wooden bucket filled with fall flowers, leaves and feathers I added a wooden tray filled with gourds and a pumpkin to the kitchen table. I got the wooden tray for free at an antique store.
Unfortunately the display won't last for long. The table is coming apart this weekend and will be refinished. The top and all five leafs will be sanded, stained & then several coats of varnish. The "goal" is to have it ready by Thanksgiving. Actually, by "necessity" the table has to be ready by Thanksgiving. Refinishing is long overdo!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


The herbs that I dried are all in bottles except the Parsley. The Parsley wasn't quite dry. I hung that bunch back in the closet.
I would never dry herbs again. It was a long process, made a huge mess when I took the leafs off the stems and it was difficult to stuff each bottle. It was one of those projects that I kept asking myself, "what the heck I'm I doing this for???" Can't you buy spices for $1.00 a plastic container?
I'm going to try & have fresh herbs to use over the winter. I dug out one of each variety and will keep in a sunny window. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I really appreciate the skill photographer's have to capture great photos of children. 
I've been wanting since he was born to do a photoshoot.
 He ran & ran & ran. He chased & chased & chased the football & soccer balls.
 On occassion I was able to get him to stand still.

I wish I had one of me giving a flower to my Mom or Dad at two years old.
 My favorite.

I loved the time I spent with this cute little guy.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hobnail Milk Glass

Every collection starts with one and this hobnail milk glass collection is no different. The first was also the most expensive, $5.00 darn. I won't be buying any more of this style, four is plenty. Although this is my favorite size for flowers.
I would buy a couple more of this style, if I came across.
This one is my favorite. I don't think I would find another like this one.
The cheapest you ask? 30 cents. This entire collection happened in about three weeks. There must be a lot of hobnail milk glass around nobody else wants.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day

It was dark & raining so I couldn't get a good photo.
Card went all the way to San Diego.
For once something involving cards that Hallmark did not come up with.
Below explanation was taken off Paper Crafts website.

World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.

Celebrating its fifth year in 2010, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It's a day for the card-making community -- hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers -- to unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making.