Sunday, November 27, 2011

Before November ends!

 I did finish painting my kitchen stools black. The paint stayed a bit tacky for awhile, but they are finally completely cured.

 It seems like yesterday that I put out my fall decorations. Now I will be replacing them with Christmas decorations.

 We decided to try our hand at frying our turkey this year instead of baking. We ended up frying 3 turkeys. They were wonderful. We prefer fried over baked!
Luckily, we had nice weather for it! Of course, we had plenty of food. The menu included: the fried turkey, Giblet gravy, Cornbread dressings, jellied cranberry, Broccoli Rice, Green Beans, Sweet Potato Casserole, Cherry Coke Salad, Stuffed Celery, Rolls, Fruit Salad, Creamy Pumpkin Pie, Kentucky Pecan Pie, German Potatoes, Sourdough bread, Buttermilk Pie, and Traditional Pumpkin Pie.
Now on to the Christmas preparations!
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Veterans' Day!

 Some of our clogging group, Stars and Stripes Cloggers, performed in the Calhoun High School's Tribute to Veterans on November 11. The faculty and students did a wonderful job honoring our nations veterans. We were honored to be able to participate. Sadly, I don't have any photos to share.
 I took some photos around my yard that afternoon, so I'll share them.  I love the way my Ruby Crystals grass looks in the setting sun.
 Actually, I love the way the whole yard looks in the setting sun!

Little Rascal, you better stay home!
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

 I am officially in love with black for accents! Last weekend, I painted the shutters along with the front and back doors. We had not yet replaced the kickplate on the front door when I took the photo.
 This weekend, the Mr. added a kickplate to the backdoor, along with a "scratch plate" on the door frame! The kickplate is off-center because the precious dogs scratch at that side of the door! I also repainted the inside and outside of a side door that leads into our garage. I don't have a photo yet.
The Mr. also finished the rat-proof window covers he started last weekend.
We used old-fashioned wooden screen brackets to hang them.
This is why the "covers" are needed. Rats have chewed holes in all three window screens in my garden shed.
We decided to put the "cover" on the inside of the loft window. It is hinged so that it can be opened to allow access to the window.
These are next. The one on the right has already been sanded. With all the painting, I haven't had time to vacuum or mop my house! I also have lots of ironing that is piling up! Oh, and I need to pack up the Halloween stuff and put out the Thanksgiving decor. Maybe next weekend!
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Another Hobby to try!

Another win!!! Such cute ideas for using all that kitty hair! I'm thinking of using the technique for Christmas ornaments to put on my tree to represent each of  my kitties! A big "Thank You" to Jamie at C.R.A.F.T. I love her "card". She used cardboard from a cereal box and stamped and embellished it! She is awesome.
I thought I'd share a few photos of my fur "donors". This is Little Rascal. He was rescued as a 4 week old kitten from the side of the road. My 16-year-old brought him home.

This is Samson. He was adopted from our local Adopt-A-Pet. He was already all grown up when we brought him home.
I probably won't get much hair until spring! Then let the grooming begin!
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