Monday, June 23, 2008

Zucchini Fritters

We were the blessed recipients of some great home-grown zucchini.

Tonight I made zucchini fritters from a few of them using a recipe from named "The Best Zucchini Fritters Ever". I'm not sure about that, but they were very good! (Click on the recipe name for the recipe.)

I chopped, beat, and/or mixed everything in the food processor. It came out the consistency of pancake batter.

And kind of looks like pancakes, too!

Try them with a bit of sour cream and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Highlights of My Trip to Colorado

Playing "Reader Rabbit" on Nana's laptop
-- a favorite pastime of all the grandchildren.

Can't even begin to tell you how much I miss them!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

You Know You're a Homeschooler When . . .

This may be an old cartoon to some of you, but I just came across it.

As a homeschooling mother of homeschooled children and now grandmother of homeschooled grandchildren, this was too funny to not share. Some things are just funnier when they hit close to home!

Monday, June 16, 2008


Last Saturday, I found (through my daughter) the best little parking lot sale I have ever been to! There was so many treasures priced so low (and with my husband's bargaining went even lower) that I filled up the car. If I would have had a truck, I would have come home with a great deal more! I'm serious. Here's what I did come home with:

Isn't this just a cute little rocker? The rocker rungs indicate that it may be from the late 1800's. The original price under the $15 sticker is $135! We bought it for $7!

This table with magazine holders on both sides will be just perfect painted (At this time, I'm picturing Shabby Chic white.) and in my new patio room! $2! I could have bought a bunch more furniture for even less (can you believe that?), but alas, I had no more room in the car!

From a FREE table!

This cute little creamer matches my kitchen exactly. I can see it sitting on the kitchen window sill full of little daisies.

What am I going to do with veiled pillbox hats? I don't know, but they are hanging on my coat rack at the moment. They look cute there, too.

Pink glass bowls and platter, very old books (some early 1800's), and little baggies full of adorable odds and ends. One of the books is Letters from a War Correspondent -- from the Civil War! 50 cents!

Old buckles and three university labels, and Irish linen napkins. $2 One of the university labels has "Study to show thyself approved" in the center.

Various jewelry pieces, including two lockets and a watch pendant. $2 I bought it for the pendant.

Crocheted baby booties, tatting shuttle, buttons, and sewing kit. Look at those adorable booties!! $5

Old rhinestone pin with no pieces missing! I'm sorry for the poor quality pictures. I think I'll have to upgrade my camera for blog work! :-) It really is a beautiful broach.

The peach crackle glass vase is the perfect color for my living room, dining room, or family room!

This has gold edging. Can't wait to serve little delicacies on it!

The pearl bracelet has already been stolen by Sarah-Kate.

This 1932 cookbook is fantastic! There are recipes in here for everything under the sun, I think! They are written with the assumption that you know how to cook and bake. Not a lot of explicit directions. Makes me want to try them all the more!

And then, the piece that I am MOST THRILLED about -- a gorgeous boudoir floor lamp! $15! I think I had a shopping high after buying this piece!

It definitely looks like it might have been a romantic bedroom lamp, but it is going in my living room for now!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Grandpa's Birthday

My father, who is known by virtually everyone as "Grandpa", turned 81 yesterday. We tried to make it a celebration that he would enjoy. I'm not sure we accomplished that or not!

Sometimes, you just can't tell. He came into the dining room, blew out his candle, and then went back to his room. Oh, well.

It was a pretty good cake, though!

I made a spice cake, filled it with apple pie filling, and frosted it with buttercream frosting. What could be easier than that? And it really was good. (Excuse the knife. I'm not sure why we left it there for the picture!)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cute Shoe Giveaway!

Cookie Sunshine over at The Cookie Sheet is having a giveaway! In celebration of 5,000 visitors to her blog, she is giving away a copy of this cute little print. But, that's not all! Little Red Shoes is part of a series of six Mary Jane prints, and each print is limited to an edition of six. She is going to give number 3/6 of each print to the winner! That's right, the complete series!
I can just imagine how cute six little prints of Mary Jane's could be!
Go to this post and follow the rules to be entered in the drawing.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Home Without a Woman!

"A home without a woman! What a place it was! It was almost worse than a home without a man, and Elsie had always thought that would be most stupid and dull. But a home without a woman was no home at all; she had seen that today. It was a shell with the spirit gone."

The Honor Girl, by Grace Livingston Hill, 1927

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I am thrilled....

I was here. For this.

I am visiting the Josh Abdelaziz family in Colorado.

Levi decided today that he could sit by himself.

And for a pretty good length of time.

And I got to be here to be here to see it!

I'm sure it won't be long before he actually sits UP by himself.
He is getting to be such a big boy!
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