Wednesday, September 07, 2011

A Little Help In The Kitchen :)

This evening my Wonderful Hubz finally was able to get the shelves hung in my kitchen for my Cookbooks!

We've been crazy busy lately with school starting and other things going on but im so glad to see at least a bit of progress on finishing the kitchen!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Routine . . .

I’m trying to get into a good routine and get my to-do list the way I like them for each day of the week! I’m looking forward to the girls starting school so I can get to a few of the big tasks around here that have been put off all summer. With a little one and an ornery 9 year old it’s hard to take on big tasks with both of them home running all over messing and getting into everything . . . Here is my to do list that I created in Word last night. Also my weekly task list.. these are the things I hope to get to within the week sometime. What is your plan of action for the day or the week?

Friday, August 05, 2011

The First Pick

This year we finally took a leap of faith and planted our very first Garden. We figured that trial and error was the best way to learn and we've already learned so much and have so many different garden plans for next year! Im even toying with maybe planting a few things for a fall garden.

So today we got our very first pick from our very first garden and I'm so excited!!! I cannot wait to cook it!


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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The To- Do's!

Today I'm tackling something thats been on my T- Do list for awhile now. When i use a recipe to cook dinner i print it out from my computer & tack it to my cork board in the kitchen while I cook. Id love to just bring the computer into the kitchen with me but i have very little counter space. So over time I've accumulated a lot of printed out recipies and have started to reprint some because I couldnt find the one I'd printed before. So today i tackle my recipe binder :)

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Couponing Craze

I've finally joined the "Coupon Craze" I figure how can saving money be wrong!! Especially when a great deal of our budget is kept for groceries/household items.

I am a bit intimidated about getting the most out of the coupons by combining them with sales but Im anxious to see how much i can save us!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Treatment Day

Today we start treatments again for Mom. She was a year and a half Cancer free and today we must start to fight the good fight once more.

one day down. So far - so good.

I kept myself busy. Knitting time is always good.

After only eating crackers all day we're looking forward to some chinese :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Monster Gifting :)

For Valentines Day I knit the girls two adorable little Monsters. They were so much fun to knit. The Monster pattern Designs are designed by Rebbecca Danger who just released her book "The Big Book of Knitted Monsters"

For Abbey I knit Daphne & Delilah. A Mommy Monster with her baby in a pocket.

For Ashley I knit Olivia.

The Girls both love the monsters and I look forward to knitting many more!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Fall Campfire Camp

Back in October (yeah I know it's been awhile (again!) and I'm behind LOL! Anyway, back in October we had our Campfire fall camp. We only camp two times a year. Once in the spring and once in the fall. The fall one can be tricky since it falls at the end of October and in Oklahoma you never know what kind of weather your going to be getting. Three years ago when Ashley and I first became a part of Campfire we nearly FROZE at the fall camp. The next year was a little chilly, last year wasn't bad and all, but this year we got rained out of all of our activities since most of them are outdoors. We still had a great time. We were at least prepared for the rain and the down time gave the girls some extra time to really get to know one another!

We camp in Cabins at Group Camp 1 at Lake Murray State Park. The cabins do have electricity and some have fire places. The bathrooms & showers are within walking distance. This is the Cabin we got this year. The ones we've had in the years before have been much smaller. But our group grew in numbers this year so we needed a bigger one! I was just happy to be closer to the bathroom! LOL!!

This year was the first year our girls got to do the ceremonial lowering of the flag, I was a bit worried about them dropping the flag in the process of folding it, But they did such a fantastic Job! They lead the Pledge of Alliance, Campfire Law and then lowered and folded the flag.

High fives for a job well done!
At fall Camp we also have a fall festival where the kids get to dress up in their Halloween costumes and play games and do cake walks to win Candy and prizes. I was very surprised this year that everyone's costume was different in 7-10 (our group number) Last year we had a couple of princesses and a couple of cheerleaders.

Below is a photo of groggy morning girls waiting for the flag raising before breakfast. We have ladies (former Campfire Leaders/Mom's) who volunteer to cook our meals for us and we always have delicious meals! We always especially look forward to the breakfast.

We love our crafts & this year we took old Campfire Girls skirts and made messenger bags out of them.

This year our BB Guns and physical activities got rained out, those were all set mostly for Saturday. But Margaret our Regional Director set it up to where everyone got to Canoe on Sunday when it wasn't raining.

We always look forward to Camp. We always have so much fun and it's nice to get away from town and everyday life. I love watching the girls do the activities & learn new things. Can't wait for Spring Camp!