Thursday, December 30, 2010

Random facts about ME

Amy over at The Idea Room is running a fun, get to know me a little better post. I love reading these, it's comforting to know that some of our weird little quirks aren't so weird after all!
*I am the oldest child of 6 kids, 3 girls and then 3 boys, we were the Brady Bunch, but we all have the same 2 parents.
*I hate worms, snakes, mice, lizards, etc. HATE THEM!
*I was captain of our High School Drill Team, kick line. I LOVED it!
*I prefer, when working on projects, to be the boss, I am a terrible delegator, and generally end up doing everything myself, not that I dont think others will do it right, it's more that I hate to bother people.
*My biggest regret in life is that I didnt actively try to have more then 2 children, I kept thinking it would happen again, and time goes on, and well, it didnt.
*I love to grow tomatoes, but hate to eat them.
*I like to cook, hate to clean
*I am a huge procrastinator, and have been all of my life.
*I am a big worrier, I even worry about what worrying will do to my health
*I love to read, and have had times when i wont allow myself to read, just so i will get things done.
*Saying NO is hard for me, but as I age, I am getting better at it
*At least one of our Tv's is always on, although it is rarely watched
*And lastly I love seeing all the awesome craft and decorating projects in Blogville, but I get overwhelmed with all the ideas, and rarely do any of them, hope that changes in 2011.
Thanks all, Happy New Year to each of you!! Sue
PS Sorry there are no pictures, Blogger and I are not on speaking terms!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Heeeelllllloooo, is anyone still out there??

It has been awhile, ok, a really long while! I have been around, leaving comments and stalking all of your interesting blogs. Just havent taken the time to write a blog post of my own. Wow are you girls clever!! I learned so so much, with all of your Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas crafts, recipes, and decorating ideas! I am so impressed, and so confused, do you girls ever sleep?? I just can not find the time to do all or even half of what you all manage to do, and I dont even have any little ones running around like so many of you have. My hat is off to all of you!
My friend and coworker were out and about on appointments the other day, when we drove past this adorable shop...Interiors Embellished,

isnt the building cute??

Well of course we had to turn around and stop in, I mean who wouldnt, right??
This fantastic shop is located in a little country town called Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Lawrenceburg is a riverboat gambling town, very close to my home town of Bright, Indiana. The casino, Hollywood Casino, brings in ALOT of money, and because of this, many grants are available for new business owners to buy or lease this beautiful old buildings and really make them great!
The shop owner is an eccentric woman who definitely has the "eye" for decorating and staging homes. She is just a sweetheart, who actually keeps her money tucked in her bra, gotta love that! Here are some pics of the inside of her amazing shop!


It took a shop as cool as I think this one is, to get me to finally write a new post, lol!



And still more pics...



So, what do you think?? Do you agree that this is one great shop?? If you are in the Lawrenceburg, Indiana area, just a hope skip and swim from Cincinnati, stop in, you wont be sorry!
I promise it won't be 3 months til I post again...I hope. Happy New YEAR All!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Sue

Saturday, September 18, 2010

This and That

We are two thirds thru the month of September already, only 2 days until the official start of FALL, aahhh my favorite time of year!! I finally started pulling out my Fall decorations, this is REALLY late for me, but it was my first chance to do it.
Last weekend we went away to my parents lake house at Norris Lake, in Tennessee, with good friends for a few days, we had a great time. About 17 years ago my parents bought this house, about 4 hours from their home in Cincinnati,there it is, the creamy one in the middle of the pic.

Oh and that's my husbands arm you see in the pic too. He's a sun worshiper, ha!
We, my brothers and sisters and all of our families have so enjoyed this house, lots of great memories made there.
Here are a few pics from the inside and outside of their home.





When our parents bought this it was actually one of the larger homes around the lake at 3500 sq ft. But now, I think our house could fit in the living room of the MONSTER homes that surround the lake, here are a few that are amazing.




We think they are all in the 10,000 to 15,000 sq foot range, omg,
I mean like what the heck do these people do for a living?? Doctor, Lawyer, Wall Street Mogul, own the chain of Foot Lockers, oh wait that is true, or at least his xwife does, she got it in the divorce settlement,Drug Lord?? These people don't live at the lake they dont rent them out, it is there second or possibly even third house. I mean they are HUGE and oh so pretty!


To see these houses in person, is so impressive, and it isnt like there are just a handful of them, so many people, soooo much money. And they just keep getting bigger and bigger, this is keeping up with the Jones to the tenth degree!!
If you get a chance to visit Tennessee, make a point of taking a boat ride on Norris Lake, it is a beautiful clear lake with beautiful homes on one side and a gorgeous wildlife preserve on the other, well worth the trip!
Tomorrow is the shower my mom is hosting for my future daughter in law. It should be a beautiful day, we cant wait!! Look for a new post soon, I hope, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fall Decorating 2007

I have joined, late of course, Thrifty Decor Chick, in her impromtu Fall Decorating from the past party.
Happy Fall Y'All! I love fall and fall decorating, so I wanted to join this fun party sponsored by Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses

(Stop over at the Party to see other bloggers fall decorating!)
But because our son moved home with alll of his STUFF until his house closing, in 2 weeks, I can not get to my decorations. UGHHH! But I did remember that I had taken pics of my decorating from 2007, so although these are not current, you havent seen them before, so I thought I would share....






After Bryan moves out and into his new home, I hope to be able to decorate and post some new pics, enjoy this first day of Fall, Happy Decorating!
Thanks for stoppin by, Sue

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

aprons aprons and yes, more aprons

Not much to post about lately, I have been busy sewing aprons, here are a few new ones that I have finished....






Do you like the mannequin? She was an awesome Craigs List Find!! Gotta love CL
And more aprons...



And loads more, but I will stop boring you will all the pics. We are knee deep in aprons with end in sight!
Like I told my FB friends, if you see me near a fabric store, drag me by my hair out of there!! Thanks all! sue

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Please Dont Hate me!!

I know, I know, I am really really rushing the season, but I LOVE fall, and well, it's my blog and I can decorate it however I want it, right??
This Fall will be even more fun then ever before because my oldest child, my son Bryan is getting married on October 23!!

That's a picture of Bryan and his sister, my daughter Nicole, she's in the wedding too. Thought I had a pic of Bryan and his fiance Sonny, but I didnt, darnit.
Here are some pretty Fall pics to get you in the mood too......





Won't be long now!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The History of Aprons



The History of Aprons

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.
It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears. From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.
From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds. When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
People would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. But you know what? I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ' old-time apron' that served so many purposes.
Knowing I have been sewing my fingers off make lots of aprons, my friend Barb sent me the History of Aprons, and after reading it, I love them even more! My Question to all of you is, do you wear aprons? Or would you if they were easier to find? If you do wear them, where do you get them from? What style do you prefer? I am thinking of starting to sell these possibly at a craft fair, and wanted to do a little market research and then I thought, who better then all my blog friends to share their opinions. I am have a great time making them. Here are a few that I made, and I am just looking for honest opinions on them, thanks everyone!

Oh and thanks to my model of a daughter Nikki for allowing me to photograph her with some of my aprons!


These are a few I made for the littlest bakers

This adorable ruffled apron that I made was straight from the blog of a talented lady, Morgan Moore, at One More Moore



This little cutie was inspired by Karen at Sew Many Ways





Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a second to leave an opinion/comment!
Sue

Sunday, July 18, 2010

THE FABULOUS BEEKMAN BOYS


i recently stumbled upon a gem of a show and i just have to share. it is on planet green channel, and it is awesome! the name of the show is the fabulous beekman boys, and it is well, fabulous!! it's a reality show about 2 city guys who fell in love with the beautiful beekman farm in sharon springs, ny, and decided to buy it. it is on in my town on wednesday nights at 9, but check your local listings. josh and brent are two gay men who are trying to turn their farm into a profitable business venture. brent, the shorter one, used to work for martha stewart and now runs the farm full time. josh still works in nyc as a writer and comes home to brent and the farm on the weekends.
the farm is beautiful, the town amazing, and their adventures are priceless.
check it out and let me know what you think, or let me know if you already watch and love it. my friend and coworker have added having a gay male friend to our bucket list, and i think we may have just found 2!!
thanks for stopping by, SUE