Wednesday, August 29, 2007

You know FALL is just around the bend....

.... when The Shryock Family reveal their amazing birds eye view of their new *corn maze* for the year. Now, Ive never been to the maze itself.... but I hear its quite fun and entertaining for all ages. Someday when I move back to my home town this is going to be right up there with my list of things to do. How neat is it that these folks can manicure these cornfields so perfectly. This is this years corn maze... and what do you know, just happens to be in honor of my favorite baseball team... St.Louis Cardinals. If you're ever in the area look the Callaway Farms folks up... :)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Oh does this make me happy~

Im so happy to share a love of mine... naww its not the guys this time.. but it is my love for antique crocks.. well heck they dont even have to be antique.. I just love crock-ware period. Especially the big ol' bowls.. and since they are all high upon my shelves I couldnt get a good pic of them... so I took a pic of the ones I could. And my favorite of all.... which oddly isnt a bowl at all. Anyway... here we go..The first is a pic of a crock my brother got me one year from Fulton, MO... and in the background is a very nice large bowl that my Mom presented me for my birthday a few years back. The second pic is a crock jug like thingiemigger that I bought when out in South Dakota.. Got it at a place right across from the famous Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota in 1998.
Im so happy to have this one thing to collect... and although I havent purchased one in a while... still everytime I pass an auction or antiques place.. or even a flea market I always go straight to the crocks and wish my lil heart for another to add to my collection. ~Oh I almost forgot to mention that I have been handed down a few crocks in my life too.. They are on top of my shelves as well. One set I got at my ex-husbands Grandparents telling how old those bowls are... but I will always treasure them.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Isnt summer over yet??~

Im sooo ready for fall it isnt even funny. Someone asked the other day what I accomplished this summer and what I wanted still to accomplish before fall. The only thing I can think is staying cool, especially the past few weeks! I always feel so guilty because Im in my office at work freezing and the guys come in from working out in 100 degree weather. ;( I am, however, proud of the flowers and tomato garden that Todd did this year. I will give him full credit as it was him that kept them truely alive... I guess you could just say that I admired and bragged on him and his fruitful goodies. I feel like we did get to do most of the sight-seeing that I wanted with the family short of going to Springfield, IL to see the President Lincoln scthuff.. but then again summer isnt over. I guess true this, our summer isnt over completely until we make our yearly trip to Branson, which is coming up the weekend after Labor Day.. I cant wait!!! All of this ties into my scrapbooking, I cannot lie. I love the earthy tones and tend to scrap in those colors a lot... it also helps having all boys. I have a hard time scrapping the bright colors... to me they just dont seem right. Although I sure do try!!! Here is one I did last night... I followed a layout from this months issue of Scrapbook, Etc. One last thing... YaY to summer almost being over... Amen!! ;)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Couple of new ones~

I decided to do a contest... yeah me.. its with Snapdragon
Im so happy that I found out about them... Id like to be able to play along with them each time!
The first layout is my entry, one of my favorite pics of the boys last year on vacation. The 2nd is a layout I did from layout one scraps the pic is me with my mom from when she was up in July. I totally miss her! TFL. ;)