Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2nd Granddaughter

My second granddaughter, Olive Mae, was born this last day of September. 8 lbs, 4 oz, 21 inches. Mommy (my daughter) and family are doing great.

Cora did so well all day. She loved on Olive and said "Hi baby".

We're so thrilled that she is finally here! Can't wait to spend more time with her and doing some really good Nana spoiling!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Stampin' Up

I would like to feature this blog. This is a friend that started "Stampin' Up" cards for service men and women. This information is from their blog:

From Our Hearts is a not-for-profit 501c3 that was started by stampers wanting to help service men and women stay in touch with their loved one back home in the States by providing them with quality handcrafted greeting cards. Today, our international effort has sent thousands of cards to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, all donated by the huge stamping community world wide.

Check out their blog ( and see what they have done for our soldiers.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Garden Tour

I went with a couple of friends to the local Garden Tour. So many beautiful flowers and plants. So so much work that goes into every one of these gardens. It's amazing. Many if not all owners were Master Gardeners.

We visited five homes and I took many pictures. I'm not very good with plant names or garden knowledge, but I love to take pictures. Here are a few of my favorites.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Off the Beaten Path

Saturday we met family at this quaint restaurant that is "off the beaten path". We took a gravel road to get there. The family that own this restaurant only open on weekends and by appointment only.

They serve downhome cooking which includes fried chicken and ham along with the fixin's. For dessert they have cobblers and cheesecakes.

The evening was enjoyable with good food and conversation although the subject matter was not easy. More on that later.

The location is in MidMo and the town of Claysville right along the Katy Trail.
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Monday, September 7, 2009


Has anyone seen the new show "Hoarders" on A&E? Wow. It is actually hard to watch. Very sad to see these people in such bad shape.

Shortly after watching this show, I start cleaning up my house of any clutter! I still have several closets I could go through and pitch things. Watch a few more of these shows and I will be all about cleaning and throwing away!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Garage Sale Find

I found these Sundae Ice Cream glasses at a garage sale recently. I'm looking forward to using them soon when we have some guests over. Hot Fudge Sundae sounds good or maybe homemade ice cream over Labor Day Holiday. A good way to end off the Summer.

They were only $4 for all six. Great deal!