Friday, May 20, 2011


Time for Jeananette's life.rearranged INSTA-FRIDAY with cell phone pics of the week.

I got the fever, land scape fever that is. Wanted a few new things to put out in the yard. I won't say I went wild, but it was hard to decide what few things to get. I ended up getting some pink/purple calla lillies, 2 hydrangea, and gardenias.
Working on a project all week. Remind me to remind myself that everything I see is not that easy to replicate!

Dining out. Literally, dining outside with a table of boiled crawfish. All hands on deck.

Moving week for Jennifer and Chris, with a little help from me. Say hello. Congratulations on y'alls first place!

A little happy hour for me on the way home after a hard days work!

Check out more week in cell phone pictures here.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I see things, then think I can copy it and it will look just like the original. I need to remind myself that things aren't as easy as they look.

Thus, this project took a lot of planning and work. Probably because I didn't know what I was doing.

Supplies needed: etching cream, framed mirror, cut stencil, brush, and kitchen contact paper.

Etching cream - I read up on this on the internet. Couldn't find any, anywhere local. Finally ordered some online from Walmart. Price $21.03 for 10oz. Enough to do several projects. The bottle of etching cream has instructions for the project from start to finish.

Framed mirror - I looked for weeks everywhere. Couldn't find the size I needed, around 12 x 24. Finally found a framed picture at Family Dollar for $6.  Called a glass place and got a mirror cut and set in the picture frame and bought 2 little brushes for a total of $11.80. Total for framed mirror - $17.80

Cut stencil - what a pain. Could not find alpha in script in a stencil. No where. Not online. Not in any store that was in my area. So I made my own. What a pain in the booty! After many, many, many attemps I finally learned how. I printed the name in script from the computer at a font size of 450. Cut it out and then traced it on my kitchen contact paper. Then cut it out again and stuck the contact paper to the mirror, making sure it was centered on all 4 sides. What a pain! Cost - $1.50 for contact paper, which can be used for many projects.

Paint the stencil area on the mirrow with the etching cream. Let set 5 minutes. I of course gave it an extra 5 minutes. Don't think it made a difference though.  Rinse off with tap water. Yep, right in the kitchen sink. .

Peel off contact paper. And clean the whole mirror with windex.

To my surprise, etching cream really works. I can't show the finished project yet. It's a gift. Shhhhhhh. 


Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Probably you have heard or seen the topsy turvy tomato planter?

 Larry wanted a  "topsy turvy tomato planter, as seen on TV." 

So, farmer meets redneck, duck tape and all! .He improvised and made his own "topsy turvy tomato planter". See the arrow, it already has blooms.Although, it's not growing downward like the true topsy turvy. It's hanging in the almost finished greenhouse.

We are at war. I couldn't let him win, there are also the traditional planted in the ground tomato plants. See the green arrow pointing to the baby tomato.

Hope we have tomatoes.


Friday, May 13, 2011

This week

Here's a few cell  pictures from this week to share along with

A special day spent being a MOM. I loved it. But I love everyday being a mom.

And showing a little appreciation to my MIL with a little wrapped gift for mother's day.

My prayers are thoughts are with all those along the Mississippi River while the flood waters rage down to the Gulf. I have family and friends who are watching the flood waters as it is scheduled to make it to them on May 23. Go see them here and here.They are keeping a watchful eye on it.
A visit from the  UPS guy. A gift for my husband from his work. Their quarterly points rewards. Its a expresso/cappuccino machine. Gonna try it out in the morning. Any body know anything about this brand?

And of all things, it was least expected, and lasted only 15 minutes. Here's the rain shower bouncing off the concrete.. 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Book

I bought a how-to book.

Though this is not new to me. I have been around home vegetable and fruit canning all my childhood life. Not so much during my adult life. I do make strawberry jam almost every year, check it out here. And now I going to use this book and do a little grocery making this fruit and vegetable season in canning and freezing.


Monday, May 9, 2011

What were they thinking?

While driving to work Friday, there was this huge traffic jam.  I take the same route every single day thru a nice neighborhood with nice houses.  Cars lined up on the side of the street at 7:30am can only mean one thing -- garage sale, yard sale, estate sale, etc.

It was too late to slam on brakes and turn onto the street, (didn't want to wreck my new truck). So I went up a street and made the block. I joined the lined street of vehicles and walked hastily to the house (couldn't be late for work),

I wasn't looking for anything in particular. And I haven't been "shopping" like this in a while.

There parked on the driveway among all their other outdoor equipment were 2 children's bikes. Priced at $3 each. How could that be? What's wrong with them? Why hasn't anyone else taken them? They must be meant for me? I wasn't prepared for this. I didn't have any cash on me. I asked the gentlemen if he would hold them for me for 10 minutes while I went to the ATM for some cash. I drove like a maniac for 5 or 6 blocks to get to an ATM,  hoping I wouldn't be late for work  I paid the $6 and rolled them to my truck.  That's not a tear on the seats, that's a price tag that says $3.

The green one is going to make Tyler very happy.


Friday, May 6, 2011

Random with cell

This week has gone by fast. It's already Friday.So here is a random view of my week.

Celebrated a 31st birthday for Brandon. Happy Birthday.

While sitting on the back porch late in the evening, we observed humming birds getting their a sip of nectar before dark. You have to look really close to see the little hummer on the edge of the feeder.

Clipped some good coupons (well, really only two coupons)  to use in the next week or two. Cut them out from my BHG magazine. We are going to treat ourselves to dinner for 2 for 20 bucks at Ruby Tuesdays. And a trip to Bed  Bath &  Beyond to save 20%  on a house gift for someone.

The worst part of any week is mopping, cleaning and scrubbing. And this week was no different. 

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Birthday

Celebrating a 31 with Brandon.