Friday, August 31, 2012

County Fair Showdown


The competition was fierce this year at the county fair as the tablescapers young and old gathered at the quonset hut.   


 Step inside for a minute and see if you can spot the winner. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Quilting Bee Luncheon

Gone are the days when my Grandmother would have her gal pals over for a quilting bee.  Her newly completed quilt top would be stretched across the frames and I'd have my cozy spot under the quilt to play for the day and listen to the gossip.  

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Week in the City: Day 4

Have you seen those pictures of the US Presidents?  


The comparative photos where they show how they looked on the first day they took office and how they aged by the time their term was up.  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Week in the City: Day 3

If you are just joining us today, don't worry you haven't missed too much.  I'm taking a look back at some of the projects we completed at our house in the city....long before I became a chippy-paint-mason-jar lovin' country gal.  

But this fireplace at the house in the city really lights my fire!



Week in the City: Day 2

Ladies and Gentlemen!  Step right up, you are about to witness the "The Grrrrrreatest Show on Earth"?


At least that's the ballyhoo I get from my husband every time he steps into the city house dining room.  He says the stripes I painted remind him of a circus tent, but I am unfazed by his teasing. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Week in the City: Day 1

 You may wonder why someone who blogs non-stop about a farmhouse and small town life would bother to talk about a house near the city?  The truth is......I made a shocking confession last week....it's true...we still have a house in the city!  This is the house we left behind.  


Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Garden of Weedin'

I think it's time I let you all in on a little secret.  Kind of a deep, dark, dirty little secret. Actually it is more of a weedy little secret at the moment. 



Saturday, August 11, 2012

With "Wreck-less" Abandon

What if you had a day with no consequences? What would you do? 

 A day where the normal rules just didn't apply. Stop lights couldn't stop you and throwing mud all over everything was fun. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Just a thought...

A quick quote and a tip for today....





I found the cutest pinboard with fun chalkboard art by Kristen at Ella Clair blog. She has put together a great collection if you're in the mood.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fry Sauce: It's a Utah Thing


It's happened enough times that I finally get it: fry sauce is a Utah thing.  If I'm out-of-state at a restaurant  and ask, "Do you have fry sauce here?"  I usually get a puzzled look from the waiter/waitress and they say (in a semi-disgusted tone), "Of course".  Then they bring back a little white cup with ketchup in it?  



Friday, August 3, 2012

Playing with Action Photography

I tell ya, a lot happens in our small town.  On the same day that Main Street was shut down to the south for the car show....


it was shut down to the north for the Triathlon.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Debbiedoos' Copy Cat Challenge

There are so many inspiring blogs out there.  Sometimes I'll find something that sparks an idea, and makes me want to do something similar with my own twist.


But this painted rug in my upstairs hall isn't one of those "inspired by..." projects. Nope, it's an all-out-copy-every-freakin' detail project.  All I did was change the color scheme.