Sunday, May 31, 2009

Gettin' my Baby Back!

Hey Y'all! I hope your weekend has been wonderful! I've really enjoyed mine, but I'm missin' my youngin'!
Robbie went to spend the night with Pop Pop and MiMi Friday night. They wanted him to come spend some time with them and he couldn't get out of the house fast enough---Little Booger!
Anyway....we went to my sister's mother in law's house Friday night for supper and card games. We had a GREAT time and had lots of fun too! Afterwards, I stayed up until 2:30 AM! WHAT?!
I got on the internet and sat here reading lots of blogs and playing games at and time got away from me. Then--I needed to get to bed so I could read "Eclipse". That's the 3rd book in the Twilight series. If you haven't been reading these books, I highly recommend them, but I'm gonna warn you---they're addictive.
Saturday morning Big Daddy made me get up so that we could go to some yard sales. We found a mattress and box springs for Robbie's "new to us" bedroom suit for TWENTY bucks! YAY!
I also found some big piece puzzles, some clothes, and some cute little metal buckets for my flowers on the front porch! When I go to yard sales, I'm always looking for doilies! I only found one but it was only 25 cents so I'm happy!
After that we went to Lowe's and bought some utility knives and a pack of 50 blades that are serrated on the edges. When they build a doublewide, they put all of the flooring and carpets down first---then they build the walls! So.....we are having to CUT, RIP, PULL, and YANK carpet from the perimeter of EVERY room that we're putting our new flooring down in! It's gonna be back-breaking, but I'm sure it will be worth it soon!
Then we went to Wal-Mart and bought a gallon of blue paint to do Robbie's room. Think it got done yesterday? NOPE! It's still sitting in the laundry room. My nap won out over painting!
Now, I'm enjoying my coffee and am going to run across the road and check on mammaw. I have to get ready for church and Pop Pop is on his way with my little man--and I'm one happy mama right about now!
Have a great day today and be blessed!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Friday!

7 Days of school left---I think I'm gonna make it! I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!
Instead of updating you on our busy but boring week, I'm posting a few of my favorite pictures from this past week!
These are snapshots of my jewelry party display! on the front porch from Mother's Day!
Finally....The garden's coming along! These are from last week. It has rained off and on for the past week! The weeds are EVERYWHERE now!

This is so cute, I think! Our little garden shoes---side by side.
Have a great weekend!

Monday, May 25, 2009

What's for Supper?

Hey Y'all!
I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend! I have 11 school days left and I was in a bit of a good mood today just thinking about THAT!
I cooked a great supper tonight!
Won't you pull up a chair at my table and eat with us?
Welcome to my Doublewide! Here's what's for supper tonight!First on the menu are some of the best deviled eggs you'll ever put in your mouth! Leave those pickles out of them though...that's just yucky!
Next I hope you'll enjoy some green beans from last years garden. I canned 97 quarts last year and we only have about a dozen or so left. They're so good because I seasoned them with Soul Food seasoning! It's found at The Dollar General and it sure does dress up some green beans!

Next I hope you'll find these stewed taters to your liking! Nothing's wrong with the picture--that's how much real butter goes into them just when they're starting to get good and soft!

For our meat item, we'll fry you up a good pork chop! No fancy seasonings or breadings, just some salt and pepper! That's my favorite way to eat a pork chop!
Tea's a brewin' too! This teapot was my mama's and it's the only way we know how to make tea.

For dessert, I've whipped you up a Red Velvet pound cake! I'll frost it when it cools off just a bit!
Biscuits should be done by the time you get here too!
Daddy just couldn't wait on the biscuits to get done before I caught him stealing a deviled egg!
See...I told you the frosting is just sitting there, waiting on the cake to cool. In case you're wondering, it's cream cheese frosting too! you are! Much better wouldn't you say?
Finally....I swanee y'all! This was the BEST pound cake I've ever made. I'm sure I'll be making more soon! My brother in law begged to take the whole thing home with him after supper! That's it! Seriously....come on over sometime! The more, the merrier!
Have a great day!

Edited on 5/26 to share the recipe with y'all!
Red Velvet Pound Cake
2 sticks margarine
3 cups of sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
5 eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 oz red food coloring
Cream shortening, margarine and sugar well. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Add to batter alternately with milk. Add food coloring and vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Then turn the oven on to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 20 minutes. Cool and frost!
Cream Cheese Icing
1-8oz pkg of Cream Cheese
1 stick margarine
1 box of powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg white beaten
Cream margarine and cream cheese. Add sugar and vanilla and egg white.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

In Honor and In Memory

To honor all of the men and women who freely gave their lives so that we may live in a free country.

Your sacrifices will never go unappreciated and you will never be forgotten.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Ahhh...the weekend!

Hey Y'all!

This week has been so busy that I haven't been able to post anything!
Here's a fast recap of things happening here at The Doublewide:
#1. My jewelry party was so much F-U-N! The sales were right at $475.00! So my profit was $237.50! Not too bad for about 3 hours, wouldn't you say?!
#2. Big Daddy's little brother was up from Florida until Wednesday. We went out to eat and had lots of fun visiting with him and getting to know his girlfriend better.

#3. Mammaw's doctor appointments this week went great! Her blood pressure is great and her bedsore wound is healing beautifully.
#4. I have discovered the art of making crepe paper bookmarks! Oooh it's so much fun and I'll be sure to post some pictures soon!
#5. I finished NEW MOON (#2 in the Twilight series), and am already enjoying using my homemade bookmarks to mark my place in ECLIPSE (#3)

#6. Robbie has had an awful cough this week. Big Daddy took him to the doctor's office yesterday and he's ok. She did put him on a Z-Pack antibiotic and he's back to breathing treatments 3 times a day. UGH! The treatments are great for him, but they make him HYPER!
#7. I got treated to a day off work two times this week. Monday I took mammaw to the doctor and today I took Robbie to the Ear, Nose and Throat doctor. His tonsils are HUGE and they will be coming out sooner than later! Hopefully the third week of June we'll be going through this lovely ordeal. I know they have to come out so I'm hoping we can just go ahead and get it over with and be DONE so that he can enjoy the rest of the summer.
#8. Last week, a lady I work with G-A-V-E us a bedroom suit for Robbie! It's a twin bed, a nightstand, a huge dresser, and a chest of drawers. All we need is a matress and box springs and we'll be good to go! Ooohhh I can't thank her enough! It's old and the drawers have that dovetailed joining thing going on. It's so nice and I'm so excited to get it!
#9. We have 11 days of school left! I can't wait and I'm soooo eager to finish out this school year!
#10. Have you seen the commercials for CiCi's Pizza where they've thrown out pennies near their locations? Well guess what? I FOUND ONE!!! I can't wait to take it to the restaurant to see what I've won! Cross your fingers that it's not just a free buffett. I mean...if you're handing out $3.99, I'll take it, but let's face it: I want some MONEY!
#11. Robbie and I spent Wednesday evening picking weeds out of the garden. I don't think our green beans are going to make it. Too many deer like the taste of those tender plants I think! Our cucumbers, squash, beets, and zuchinni are lookin' really good though! Oh summer...where are you?!
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
My little sister, Doodah and I have been asked to sing at church Sunday morning. We have no clue what to sing either for such a special weekend!
Be blessed!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Off Work Today...

and lovin' it!
Even though we only have until June 9th for school to be out, I had to be out of work today. My mammaw has a regular doctor appointment at 1:45. I'll have to go to her house in a little bit and give her a bath to get ready to go.
Before she got too bad to drive, she would go pick up one of her sisters and they'd go to Wendy's in town and park underneath the shade trees and eat a sandwich. She really misses that and she talks about it often. After I get her ready, I think we'll go sit in that very spot and enjoy a sandwich before her appointment!
We've had a great weekend here at The Doublewide. Big Daddy's little brother and his girlfriend are up from Florida. They flew in Saturday around noon. They came to church with us yesterday, along with Big Daddy's mama. We had a great time! After church, while being treated to lunch by Chris, we were talking about our church. Chris was raised Baptist so he was used to the service. His girlfriend however, is Jewish. She's never been to a Southern Baptist church service, so she's never seen an "altar call" after the sermon is over. She jokingly asked Chris what was going on...if there was a tornado drill?! We got a great chuckle out of that, but she did enjoy it. We ate together at Ryan's and as we were walking in, Big Daddy noticed a pigeon sitting inside of one of the letters in the sign. Robbie could NOT get over that! This morning as we woke up, he was still talking about that bird in the R. He's the funniest little thing and I make sure to thank my God everyday for the blessing he gave us!
They've all gone to North Wilkesboro this morning to visit with Big Daddy's PawPaw. Since Chris is a US Secret Service Agent, he doesn't get a lot of time to visit here like he wants to. I hope somebody has a camera, because I know they're having a great time!
How's the weather been where you are? It's been raining off and on all weekend here! Our garden loves it, but I really need to get out there and weed it out or we're not going to be able to tell green beans from grass!
I'm sooo looking forward to school being done for the summer. I'm tired, I'm aggravated, and I'm ready to spend the days with my little man, doing whatever we feel like! I told my little sister when he was tiny that I couldn't wait until me and him could go and play during the summer...when he's old enough to enjoy himself. Now it's here and I can't wait!
We're so lucky to have a daycare that let's us "off" for the summer too without having to pay. She does that for all of the teachers who have kids there. It's gonna be so nice not to have to pay $123 every week during the summer, right?!!
Oooh...almost forgot...
Tonight is my first jewelry party! I'm so excited! My best friend, Sharon, is hosting it for me and I hope we have lots of people there. I'm going to have a great time and I have quite a bit of inventory stocked up and I'm ready to make some moolah while I'm at it!
Check out the website of the new jewelry I'm selling:

Have a great day Ya'll and be blessed!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Such a STEAL!

Hey Y'all!
Last week sometime I was on Ebay--just looking around. I love to get on there and look for vintage crocheted items. Tablecloths and doilies are my absolute favorites to search for; along with Pink Milk Glass items too!
Anyway---I found this selection of doilies and linens and I put a $3 bid on them! Guess what? I won that bid too!
So for a whopping $3.00, here's what I got:

This has a tag on the back that says it's 100% Flax Linen and was made in Sweden.
Not real sure about this piece. I think it's my least favorite, but it may look cute on the table at Thanksgiving?
This tablecloth square was in the process of being worked on and was never completed. I can't wait to go match the thread and finish it! Here's a close-up of what's been done so far:
I think these were from the 80s. They have little painted, raised dots as decor. I sooo remember that Tulip paint and all their crafts! hee hee
Just a little close-up of the raised paint dots.
Here's a battered and tattered table runner or dresser scarf. It has so much character. It truly makes me wish it could talk to me and tell me it's history. I'm sure this is super old as it's falling apart. I'm hoping to bring it back to life with the help of my sewing machine and/or my needle and thread.
Can you imagine all the work that went into this?
I just love this precious little pink, green and white doily. It's not too often that I find square ones!
Isn't this blue rose doily pretty? There are a few threads that need to be clipped, but otherwise it's in great condition too.
Sweet little ducks embriodered in ribbon on a tea towel.

Check out the close-up below:
Plain and simple--this just makes me laugh!
Probably my favorite piece out of the entire lot. There are stains, and imperfections all over this but it's so delicate. I wish you could just hold it in your hands and feel how light the thread is.
Rarely see these scarves or runners in anything but white or ecru. I love the pinkness of this one. I hear my dresser calling it's name! Again, I love the brown spots and stains. It adds character!
Finally, the last piece to show you today! I think I did great!
So, that's it! I hope you enjoyed looking at what I got on Ebay this week for such a great deal.
Anybody wanna go antiquing/yard salein'/thrift store shopping with me tomorrow?

Have a great Friday and be blessed!