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Showing posts from April, 2013

Think Pink

Things were looking up last week when these pictures were taken. The sun was shining and I had on my mauve shoes! 32 years beforehand I had given birth to a bouncing baby boy. All was good. This week has been an utter mess. Rainy and cold plus I've been having lots of trouble with machines. My car stopped on me yesterday. It was like it wasn't getting any gas when I first started it up. I made it up the road and it quit. I sat there a minute and started it back up and it ran fine after that. Art said it was probably the cheap gas I had been using but then later said I probably need some new spark plugs. I filled it full of some high test at lunch yesterday and so far so good, though. He'll have to take it in to get it worked on. My little Sony camera is now saying there is something wrong with the memory stick although I tried two. I know I am going to have to let it go and replace it. To top off my morning my tray for my keyboard broke on one side so I had to type with i…

Ground Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe

Since the weather is still a bit cold and we are expecting rain all week I decided to make a pot of soup yesterday. It's actually a soup you could make year round. With fresh from the garden vegetables it can't be beat. It is so yummy! I'm not sure where the initial recipe came from but I've changed it around to make it my own over the years. Not much, just added more hamburger, less carrots, and dry parsley rather than fresh. I mean, who has fresh parsley laying around? It's certain you won't find any in my fridge. I have added corn to the mix at times so I'm sure if you wanted to throw in a cup of your favorite veggie no one would be the wiser.

2 pounds hamburger
3 cups cabbage
1/2 cup carrots
3 cups red potatoes 1 cup onion 1 tablespoon dry parsley (if you use fresh use more) 6 cups water 1 28 oz. can of tomatoes 1 14.5 oz. can of tomatoes 1/4 teaspoon dry bay leaves 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper
How-to: Put your hamburger on to fry. I like…

Spring flowers

We finally got a bit of warm weather over the weekend so we all got out and went for a walk on Sunday. I wanted to check out the flowers and see if things were at least coming up. I found these beautiful wild daisies on the creek bank. I think I will dig them up and plant them in my flower row which I started a few years ago. It starts at the creek and winds around the small wooded area. It's mostly lilies and daffodils but I planted some daisies and iris last year to add some different colors. The iris are supposed to be double bloomers. My fingers are crossed that they come up this year. I ordered them through  There are lots of online and catalog shops for bulbs if you can't go shopping. I usually buy annuals at Meijers or Lowe's and whenever I buy those I usually pick up a couple of plants or a few bulbs along with the annuals. Sometimes they live and sometimes they don't. It's not always whether or not you have a green thumb. If I want a guarantee…

Instagram lately

Instagram is one of my favorite photo hobbies. As I've spoken of many times I've been trying to hone my photography skills (on and off my iPhone) and Instagram was a great place to start because it's so easy and gives you the basics. You can take your picture, pick your filter and save to a live feed all from one app. You can follow others and others can follow you. You can post to Facebook and/or other social sites right from the app as you download to your feed. It's mostly artsy fartsy type photos which makes it perfect for beginning photographers. No one thinks you're silly for taking a picture of a rock or a pile of leaves. With the push of a button you can change that plain looking rock into a beautiful work of art! I've kept my feed to a minimum but some folks post all the time. I love looking at all the different photos. It has also given me a feel for using filters for different looks and understanding the whole digital picture app thing. After downloa…

Easter, April Fool's Day, Opening Day, ducks or zombies?

GO REDS!! ♥ Dress: Calvin Klein You can also see it here.
♥ Belt: Calvin Klein (Didn't come with this dress)
♥ Shrug: Kohl's
♥ Boots: Vintage

I couldn't really decide what to write about today. There was just so much going on the last few days. First I was off Friday for the holiday, then I cooked a big pork chop dinner Saturday, went to Mom's for dinner Easter Sunday, all the while trying to get in the Walking Dead marathon (spoiler alert ahead) before the season finale last night. Today is April Fool's Day (I really did see ducks and I have the pictures to prove it) and baseball season's opening day. Where do I begin??
I guess I'll start at the beginning. I really had a nice day Friday out running around with my hubby. We had a big steak early for dinner and then hung out with friends awhile. We didn't stay out too late, just long enough to have a bit of fun. I don't like to do physical work over holidays although it's not written in stone but…