Friday, April 29, 2011


I am so very sorry to report that the new Martin houses are empty. This makes me so very sad. We've always had Purple Martins and now they are gone, I miss them. I am also feeling super guilty cause I let the old houses get in just disrepair. I am convinced that is why they did not return. They were afraid there would be nothing to return to.

This could be a lesson to us couldn't should always be a place to return.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Oh yeah, this is me!

Jessie bought this for me a few weeks before wonderful little Jack was born.
It is filled with all kinds of information but one of my favorites was this: "Hobbies to Impress the Grandchildren."  Now doesn't that sound fun. And here they are as listed:

*dance classes
*acting in a local theater
*buying a selling on ebay
*guitar lessons
*making jewelry
*playing computer games
*rock climbing

Half of these I've already done, so I figure I'm well on my way to impressing my Grandchild!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Too interested in pinterest...

Oh dear, just something else to keep me glued to the computer. 
Yes, I've joined. Yikes, now I have a social catalog.
Check it out at

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Makin' a little bread?

Remember the post about buying a dough bowl at an antiques store? Wanna see the real reason I bought it? Wasn't for makin bread that's for sure but check out this little "biscuit!"

Thanks Amy Larson Photography!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Drives, Diners and Dough Bowls

Greg found a little spot he wanted us to have lunch at on Saturday. Yep, we ended up at the Dam Diner. Heard it's owned by the nice young "earthly" family. Mom and kids were outside feeding the chickens when we left. It was fun, we'll have to make the drive more often.

Isn't Polk County lucky to be home of the Hiwasee and Ocoee Rivers.

After eating a tasty lunch, we drove home by way of Cleveland with a quick stop in Charleston.
Stopped in at Callaway's Antiques, was my first visit there but it's a great little store. Lots of new and old things to look at. It's worth the visit as you can see from the reproduction dough bowl I came home with!

Friday, April 1, 2011

All birthdays should be celebrated!

Just finished this little onesie for Jack to wear know, it is his one week birthday!

What's in a name...

Why is it so hard for me to choose a Grandmother name? Why not just go with Grandma and get it over with! What's in a name anyway?

I was thinking about this tonight and for some reason it made me think of one of my favorite, all time movies, "You've Got Mail".  There is a point in the movie when the character, Kathleen, wants to be properly introduced to Joe. But Joe will not reveal his last name, or ask for hers. It's clear that Kathleen Kelly, considers a person's name a thing of value.

So maybe that's what I'm trying to do.
Just put a little value in my Grandmother name.
And, I'm gonna need it soon cause...
I'm am adding a new G R A N D M O T H E R   B L O G!