Friday, July 29, 2011

Carlashes? Say WHAT?!

Hey Y'all!
I hope you're having a great Friday!
It's hot as Pure-T FIRE outside ain't it?!  WOWZA!  Thank GOD for air conditioning!  I don't know how people who lived "back in the day" could even function.
When I was a little girl, my mammaw and pappaw's home wasn't air conditioned....except for one small window unit in my pappaw's bedroom.  I remember being so hot and after we'd all gotten our bellies full, eating Sunday lunch, I would go to his bedroom, close the door, and secretly plug in the AC.  There wasn't even a front cover on it---just pure ice cold air blowing straight at you from cold steel.  At the time, I knew of NOTHING that could have been any better.
At the beginning of the summer, me and Big Daddy bought one of those oscillating fans for our bedroom.  We keep the AC on 69 during the summer, and have a ceiling fan that runs on high,  and NOW we have that wonderful fan, that I keep pointed straight on our faces and run it on high too.  I am spoiled, but I love to be COLD when I sleep and I love to snuggle up underneath a quilt and snore light a bear!
I am SO happy!  Have y'all seen the eyelashes that go on your car's headlights?  I first saw some a few weeks ago and since we bought The Green Goddess, two different people sent me text pictures of cars and their lashes.  I looked online and found carlashes and immediately placed my order.  They arrived today and me and Big Daddy just put them on my car.  I LOVE THEM, you hear me?
Here's me and The Green Goddess:

Also, I have been DYING to read Mary Kay Andrews' new book, Summer Rental.  Thanks to my favorite cousin, Kelly, it's at The Doublewide now to be read!
Also, I almost purchased The Help to read on my Nook, but didn't.  I have seen the previews for the movie and I can't wait to read it.  I found it on Ebay Monday for a lot less that I would have paid to download it, so I got it too and it's here!  It's going to be so hard to pick which one to begin reading!
Here's the books!

Please let me know if you've read either one of them.
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Robbie's New-Do!

Hey Y'all!
Last night we enjoyed a WONDERFUL supper at Aunt Bessie's.  Before we left to go eat, Robbie wanted me to fix his hair in a mohawk style!  He's so cute!  

Tonight I've cooked meatloaf, stewed potatoes, green beans, deviled eggs, sliced tomatoes, and biscuits for our supper.  I cannot wait for Big Daddy's mom and step-dad to get here so that I can EAT!  I'm starving!
Tomorrow morning I have 10 gallons of tomatoes waiting on me.  Me and mama are going to can those and then Robbie and I are going to hit a few of our favorite thrift stores!
Also, I signed up this month to sell SCENTSY!  If you'd like to see what it's all about, click HERE to go to my personal website!
Have a great Thursday evening!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Don't Ya Wanna Go?

Hey Y'all!  I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday!
Nothing much has been going on today here at The Doublewide, but we're fixin' to head out to sea some WONDERFUL supper at a place nearby called, Aunt Bessie's.

My friend, Donna posted a video of me and my little sister singing at church.  I'm gonna try and post it below.
Hopefully it works?  Have a great night!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

You're a HOOT!

Hey Y'all!  I hope you're having a wonderful Saturday and you're getting something accomplished.  I have been saying all week that we would be working HARD to get Robbie's bedroom cleaned, the bedroom suit that Big Daddy grew up with moved into Robbie's room, Robbie's twin bed donated, his present dresser and chest of drawers moved into our bedroom, our dresser and chest is going OUT the door (it's shot), and my craft room moved into the guest bedroom, my old craft room turned into Robbie's play room.....etc. etc. etc..
And guess what I have done so far?  Slept until 8:00--(meant to sleep much later, but thanks to my mama calling to see if we needed some milk...SERIOUSLY???!!), drank 2 cups of coffee, hung out on the computer and crocheted this:

So now, I'm off to get started on the major move around here!  If you love this owl, click here to get the free pattern and make as many as you'd like!
Have a great day today!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Unexpected Beach Vacation!

Hey Y'all!  I hope you've had a great week!
Monday afternoon, Big Daddy got a call from his daddy and step-mom wanting us to come to Myrtle Beach and stay with them.  They had paid for a room and were planning on coming home Thursday, so we threw things together and headed out about 7 pm.
We hadn't planned on taking a beach trip until late September with some friends of ours, so this was a blessing in disguise for sure!
We had decided that we would do one "NICE" supper because me and MiMi were craving some crab legs!  We went to a place called Captain George's.  The crab legs were WONDERFUL, but our bill nearly sent me into stroke level.  For Big Daddy, Robbie and I to eat was $92.00.  Good was good, but not THAT good, ya know?!

Big Daddy got sunburned pretty bad on his chest and back because he didn't see the need to put on sunscreen.  Bless him!
Overall though, we had a wonderful time!  Thanks Pop-Pop and Mimi for the invite!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Well...Hello There!

Hey Y'all!  
How was your weekend?
We had a fun one here at The Doublewide.
Saturday I finished canning pickles.  Ended up with 21 quarts and 10 pints!  Thanks to my best friend's brother, John, for bringing me 10 gallons of cucumbers.  After searching through many cookbooks, I found the recipe I wanted to use and they turned out delicious!

Then that night we went to our friends' Beverly and Vernon's house.  Vernon and Big Daddy stayed outside and worked the grill while we got everything ready to eat.  We had hamburgers, hot dogs, and smoked bratwurst.  YUMMY!
After the kitchen was cleaned we sat down to learn how to play Phase 10.  Vernon and Beverly taught us but Big Daddy ended up winning!  We are hooked now and turns out, I had a set of those cards in the game drawer here and didn't even know it!

While we were playing cards, we had taken THIS:
 Added it to THIS:

Put in in the ice cream freezer, added ice and rock salt, and waited to get to eat

Oh.  My.  Goodness!!!
If you have an ice cream freezer, you MUST try this!  Those are the only two ingredients.  Robbie and I have  had fun trying to come up with more kinds of soda to try.  The sweetened condensed milk gives it that creamy taste and the soda makes it more like a sherbet instead of a "creamy" texture.  I LOVE IT!

If you had ventured out to The Doublewide Sunday morning or afternoon, you would have found us here:

Then, last night after church we went to our friends, Jan and Wayne's house to do a little of this:
Last night was the second time that Robbie has jumped off the diving board!  His Uncle Chad has been working with him and he's doing so well!  He loves it and wears himself out swimming!
Now, I have to get busy today.  Have a million things to do and it's already noon!
I hope your day is productive and fun!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I Did It!

Hey Y'all! 
I did it!  Finally quit wondering if I really wanted a new Kia Soul or not.  Took our Minivan in and traded it on this:

Can I tell you how much I love it?! 

Last night we had plans to go to see some fireworks and eat some good "festival type" food!  Big Daddy is on call with his job this week and he got called out around 5:00 PM.  There was a large truck hauling dead animal parts that spilled it's load all over Interstate 85 for about 200 yards.  He had to get a backhoe and clean all of it up and then take it to bury it all.  He said there were hog heads, cow heads, and pure nastiness strung all over two lanes of the interstate.  YUCK!  I'm so glad I wasn't the one having to smell that and dispose of it.  Bless his heart!
We decided to have our friends meet up here at The Doublewide and then we headed on without him, with hopes that he wouldn't be too late and could come join us.  Didn't happen because he was too late getting back, but that delicious ear of roasted corn sopped in butter and salt did it's best to make up for it.
Tomorrow I'll be turning the Big 4-0!  Can't even stand it, but time marches on...and it's wearing combat boots too!
After my hair-dyin' timer goes off, I'm headed to the shower and then going out with my little sister for the day.  We are getting pedicures and then doing some shopping.  I have GOT to get my Hobby Lobby "fix" for the day and I am really looking forward to spending time with her.
I'll be back Monday with pictures from the weekend.  I hope your weekend is wonderful!