Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2nd Halloween week post

How did we do???
No, not really.
My boys don't like the innards of a pumpkin, and don't care anything about it.
But I would like to have the know how of carving a pumpkin like this one.
I am sure there is alot of planning and I am just a do it girl! Do it Now! No instructions! Try it and if it doesn't work the first time, try again, later.
I tried to bring the Halloween spirit to our house yesterday by making Grandson #2 a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a cut pumpkin face in the bread. He got so upset that his jelly was going to fall out, I had to put on another slice.
What is wrong with this family?
Come on, get in the spirit.
Let the spirit get in you, hee hee haaaaaa
So I will try once again tonight, I think I will pick grandson #1 up from practice in a mask....
Stay Tuned

Monday, October 27, 2008

1st Halloween Week Post

This week will be filled with Halloween stories, fun and maybe a few crafty items. So sit back and enjoy the week.

On Saturday we went to a Halloween party ( code for dress up and come on over and watch the Alabama game).

So here is our costumes.

I was struck by lighten, hubby was Thing 1

Moral of this story

Don't use MURRAY'S HAIR DRESSING POMADE to make your hair stand on end.

Hot water rolls off, almost makes it more stiff. Shampoo and conditioner will not penetrate.

Off to the computer with towel over my hair, reading the website @ 1 a.m

Removing the product
To remove the product. Murray's was originally formulated to stay in the hair, therefore, getting it out may be difficult for some hair types. Use a strong clarifying shampoo or liquid dish washing soap and work into dry hair, slowly add small amounts of water to build foam, as the foam dissipates add more water, do this a few times prior to rinsing. There are many other ways which customers have submitted to us including, wash with Coca-Cola, Use a hair dryer and a fine toothed comb to melt the wax and pull it out.

Wouldn't you know it!!!

Tried it all !!

Didn't work!!!

It was 2 a.m I went to bed.....

Total washing at this point.


Up at 6:45

I have too much to do today and I need this stuff out of my hair.....

Back to the computer, I know I can't be the only person to put this stuff in their hair...and I was right.

There are many of us and the tips helped.

Thanks all....

I used dish detergent and olive oil.

And lot's of it...

Total washings


Stay Tuned for a drawing the end of this week...

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Barbara and I worked on rearranging this part of the shop on Wednesday. We liked the wall that Jennifer and I had created awhile back so we just added to it. We giggled and laughed till we was pooped. Our Motto for this section LESS IS NOT A OPTION!

We will be having a Christmas open house on December 6th.
Along with all the antique stores in the Blount County area.
If you are around that day , please stop by. 25% of the sales will be donated to the Children's Home. They help abused children in our area.
So check back for updates on the shop, we will be adding and rearranging all month.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I found this meme over at Dust Bunny Central ( ). And thought this might be fun.....

How old are you? ( you figure it out)

What is your middle name.......

Your dream vacation....Ireland.

Your favorite color and my favorite flower too.

My favorite drink, I drink water all the time, but when I splurge it is this.....

My favorite cartoon. Do you know what it is called?

Monday, October 20, 2008

FIRST THINGS FIRST....A friend called the house while I was preparing for the reception. Said there is a yard sale on your road you might want to check it out. So I did...His lose is my shops gain. She wasn't selling all his stuff but she did say when she married him that he only had a twin bed. Yard Sale will be every weekend until it is gone.

On to the was at a wedding chapel at 2. Cake after and then on to the house to eat, sorta like a after party. Anyway, I was expecting them at 5. At 4 I was in the tub, they called and was 10 minutes away. I was going to start the rolls and corn at 5:30. Serve drinks from 5 to 6. Eat at 6. So it was a mad dash to finish, but it was all done, had to deal with a little wind, and my camera acted spastic. I will have more pic as soon as I get them from the a friend.

But look at the love in the bride and grooms face, it was worth it all.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Picture has nothing to do with all the preparing for the reception this afternoon. Just think he is a damn good looking man and thought you might enjoy a look see. Enjoy your weekend George, oh and you too!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

All is well here. I know it has been almost a week since my last post but BUSY is not the word for what we have been doing.
We have been cleaning and working in the yard all week. I borrowed a pressure washer and oh my goodness, I have cleaned everything that was standing still. It all looks so clean and fresh now. I am going out and buying myself a pressure washer as soon as this reception is over. How could I ever live without one....grunt grunt ( like Tim Taylor)....I love the power and the ...oh, I know I need to calm down. Hubby asked me to stop cleaning everything. their isn't enough time to get everything else done if I keep working with it. So I put it in the basement last night, but I might no I will not get it back out..... It is all looking so good and the big day is just around the corner, Judy is excited and a little nervous too. But I am sure all will be great. Check back for pictures of the Bride and Groom.
Have a great weekend !

Friday, October 10, 2008

Yesterday was eventful. For Cleveland anyway. We had our Homecoming parade. The parade always comes next to the shop, so all the moms and Nanny's come by and we sit and watch the children. With the parents in and out, I still managed to complete a page yesterday. I pulled a older picture out of my box to create this one. It is of my brother and sister in law's wedding. What do you think? Well, today is Friday and I am ready for a rest. But it won't happen this weekend. The gang in coming to the house to prepare for the wedding reception that will be here next weekend. A lot of grass cutting, trimming, gutter cleaning and raking will be going on. So have a good weekend and if you need something to do and would like a hot dog, come on over Sunday after church. I have a rake that will fit your hand.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Fall is in the air, and I always get in the "nesting" frame of mind. I want to re-decorate and give everything a fresh new look before the holidays. I am trying to be good, this year and not buy alot of new things but sometimes it is so hard to resist. I have looked at mums for the yard, I know what you are thinking, Jerri, you kill flowers so why spend $ on the plants that will end up in the dumpster. Because they are pretty for awhile . I have been working in the yard for the last week and today we are getting some much needed rain, love to hear in on the roof. I think it might be time for some indoor re- arranging.

Monday, October 06, 2008

As many of you know I am going to be a Nanny again. Our 3 grandchild is due to arrive in February. ( All of my grandchildren have been born in February) Today Dear Daughter went for a ultrasound and it's a....................another boy. I have been thinking pink bows, lace tutu's and tea parties but she is having another boy. Three Boys. Football games, sticky feet and laughing about bodily functions. Well, there will never be a dull moment with boys.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Have you created a "Week in your Life" album yet? Well over at Ali Edwards blog she is in the middle of her week again. She taught this class at CKU and I took it last year. Loved the concept. You needed to keep a camera with you for 7 days. And take pictures of your day, she suggested 45 + each day. So you had enough to choose from. It was hard some days, cause I have such a boring life, no not boring. Maybe uneventful some days. So now I have over 150 pictures of our trip to Nashville CKU, And I thought I would scrap them the same way. And add them to the same album. So tonight I plan to attend a crop and this is what I am going to try and start. You know how those crops are, I tend to socialize more than work. Keep your finger crossed for me to complete a few pages anyway. Oh, and Happy Fall Friday Yall!