Sunday, June 28, 2009

Farm House is a NOT for us house, darn it!


Well I had already started dreaming about the possiblilies of moving into a 106 year old farm house on 32 acres, could it be a bed and breakfast, could we have our childrens wedding receptions there, could we host movie night with family and friends, showing the movie on the side of the barn, would we host family Sunday dinners??? The answer to those questions was a big fat NO! That's right all my dreams were crushed today when we actually met the agent and got to tour the home. The house was in horrible shape, they had updated everything, and not in a good way, and had left NONE of the charm and personality that this old home surely had. They even had gotten rid of the front door, thats right, just sided and drywalled right over it!!! What were "they" thinking??
We will keep looking, we wont give up! I have a love affair with old barns and we will find a house with lots of charm and possibilities on a bunch of land, it just wasnt meant to be today!


Here are a couple barns that i thought were pretty, what do you think? Do they do anything for you? Or am I alone in my love affair, lol??





HAve a great week! Sue

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday Dinners

Hope everyone had a great Fathers Day! I know we did. We were at my husbands brother and his wifes beautiful home today. They have the perfect summer party house, well really the perfect anytime house, but especially nice in the summer due to their great inground pool! It was a warm one, but it was so nice just sitting out on the patio and catching up with everyone.
Across the street we noticed another party going on. And commented that it looked like they were have a nice Father's Day celebration too. Becky, my sister in law said they have Sunday Dinners every Sunday. REally I said, yep, every Sunday whoever can make it comes over around 4 and brings a dish, and everyone gets to visit and stay connected by eating dinner together, and then by 7 they head on home.
This was actually the second time in a week someone talked about Sunday dinners, last Sunday at Church our priest talked about the importance of Sunday dinners.


Now I dont know those people, and it kind of looks like a Thanksgiving dinner, but you get the idea, Right??
So right then and there I said lets DO IT!! How about 1 Sunday a month, we didnt want to get too crazy to start, lol, we will get together for dinner. Well Everyone Loved the idea! We decided on the last Sunday of the month, July and August will be at the Pool house, my brother and sister in laws, and I said I would take September and October, since I love fall decorating, and making chilis, soups and such! To be honest I have already started to think about my tablescaping, IS that wrong???
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Again, not my house, but trying to give visuals!
OK, my question, do any of you host or attend Sunday Dinners?? I love the idea, and really want to hear from all of you.
I will update after our first official dinner July 26, please let me know what you think of this idea? I even wondered about inviting friends too, good idea, or not??
Hope you all have a great week, I am working tomorrow guess I better get some sleep. Dont forget to leave me a little comment, I am ashamed to say, I love them!!!
Thanks for stopping by, Sue

Friday, June 12, 2009

Show US Where You Live Friday-Bathrooms


This is my first time participating in Show Us Where You Live Friday hosted by Kelly at KellysKornerblog

This week it is bathrooms. I am showing you our 1/2 bath off the kitchen. It was just a typical builder potty until my husband got ahold of it. I am so lucky to have a hubby who is so handy, tile, plumbing, etc. Miss independent, my daughter Nikki, and I actually installed the new light fixture, we were pretty proud of ourselves, lol. It was easy! We added some beadboard and framed in the mirror, cheap and easy changes, that make a huge difference. I bought the vessel bowl sink and faucet online and saved alot of $$$.
So without further ado here is our bathroom





Thanks so much for stopping by, feel free to come back and visit our bathroom, I mean house anytime!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Sunday Favorites

Thanks to Chari at Happy to Design I am reposting this old favorite post of mine from February '09. ** AN Update, my poor friends never did receive their special CD's, when I got the one my daughter burned for me, it was scratched so I couldnt use it, but I have been thinking of doing another luncheon in the fall, so...we can do the CD's then, I hope! Hope you enjoy rereading my post, thanks so much for stopping by, Sue

About a month ago I started thinking that I would like to have a luncheon to honor the women whom I consider my dearest friends. ( Of course I forgot to take pics, I still have trouble remembering to take blog worthy pics, sorry!) And last Thursday on my birthday I did just that!! 9 fantastic women were able to attend, illness, and work kept several others away, hopefully next year ladies! Although I had told no one it was my birthday, some friends still remembered and presented me with lovely gifts, so sweet! Because she knows how much I want an island vacation at some point in my life, my great friend Connie got me an amazing smelling candle by Yankee called Dune Grass

And an island sounding CD by Kenny Chesney, if you havent heard it I strongly recommend it!
By lighting the candle and listening to this CD I can pretend that I am here... Thanks Connie!

After all the ladies arrived we sat down to lunch, I had made my potato soup and a version of Max and Erma's Tortilla soup, everyone loved it and wants the recipe, and a nice big salad and yummy bread!
Max and Erma's Tortilla Soup Recipe

2 cups of chicken breast shredded
1 can cr of mushroom soup
1 can cr of chicken soup
2 cans cheddar cheese soup
1 can chix brooth
1 15 oz can Rotelle tomatoes and chilis
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 t chili powder, i used a little more!
1 T butter
salt and pepper to taste

Saute onion and garlic in the butter
Add the soups
Add the remainder of ingredients
Simmer on low to med for 1 hour, watch for sticking... Enjoy!

For dessert I made banana nut muffins, thank you Jenn, and homemade blueberry muffins, they were to die for, along with Thumbprint cookies, and chocolate dipped strawberries.
My plan was to hand out a specially burned CD to each of them, to serve as a reminder of the day, but I still havent received that in the mail from Nikki, my independent daughter living in SLC. But she has promised it is in the mail now and so when I get it my son will help me burn a dozen and I will hand them out as a late thank you gift to everyone! Better late than never! All the songs are about friendship!
The afternoon ended with everyone having a wonderful time and thanking me so much for including them, I of course thanked each of them for being such a terrific friend, because You've gotta have friends, where would a body be without them??

Here are some of the fantastic woman whom I am blessed to call friend!





Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My Outdoor/ WordlessWednesday Back Deck


I wanted to join Susan A Southern Daydreamer in my first Outdoor Wednesday Post.

I also am joining Dixie at French Lique, Texas for the first time in her Wordless Wednesday.
I took a few pics of our back deck. I like the way it turned out this year, hope you like it too!!








*** Some of these pics are a bit fuzzy, sorry! ***
Thanks so much for stopping by,hope you will come back soon! Sue