Monthly Archives: October 2009

*very* important mail

DH walked in from work yesterday evening and said, “We have some VERY important mail!” He was right. Someone knows how to make Grandma (and Grandpa) very happy. 😀 ~~Grandma 🙂

building a putz house

I am back to working on the little Putz houses I have planned for a Christmas display. I’m hoping this post will work as a sort of tutorial for walking you through making your own Putz house, if you are so inclined. The pattern I am using is from the Little Glitter Houses site. This […]

menu plan monday ~ october 26, 2009

After being recliner-bound for three straight days, I am easing into making meals again. I had chicken in the freezer from last week’s chicken and rice meal, so used that to make chicken noodle soup for tonight. Monday chicken noodle soup Tuesday hamburgers / homemade buns coleslaw with peanuts and raisins chips Wednesday Stuffed Shells […]

putz display

I have been working on my Putz houses this week and they are coming along well. I’ve really enjoyed to the work. I just threw these on the tiered cupcake holder to give you an idea of what I have in mind. This is no where near the final look I’m going for. The stand […]

menu plan monday ~ october 19, 2009

We’re looking foward to visiting the apple orchard next weekend with our son and his wife. Last year, the weather was beautiful. Hopefully, this year will be, too. I’m planning to do more Christmas decorating and cookie baking this week. Have lots to do, but it’s fun. Monday chicken and rice corn / peas biscuits […]

putz houses

I’ve managed to make a couple of Putz houses. I want to make several more of these to put together in a little village display for Christmas. Here’s one I made a week or so ago. The pattern came from the web site Little Glitter Houses. Yesterday I tried my hand at a larger, more […]

the grands

I’m posting these pictures just because. 🙂 I love ’em all. Can’t wait to see them again. Did I tell you they’re coming here for Christmas?? 😀 ~~Grandma

menu plan monday ~ october 12, 2009

Autumn is showing up in the yard. The asters are in full bloom. These plants came from the family farm. They bloom beautifully in late September and well into October. The butterflies and bees swarm to it. It’s great fun to shake the branches and watch all those pretty insects flying up in a cloud. […]

geraniums and kittens and my CNB

Autumn is really here. The huge oak in the back yard began changing leaf color this week. Some autumns it’s a bright beautiful yellow and this looks to be one of those years. The first few leaves are beautiful buttery gold. The geraniums on the back steps have finally come into their own. So pretty! […]

corn maze

While we were out east visiting our family, we took everyone to a corn maze one afternoon. It was a beautiful autumn day. Sunny, but coolish. The twins had a ball, running around, picking up walnuts, looking at pumpkins, and riding the toy tractor. Checking out the maze map. Heading into the maze. Walking a […]