Saturday, March 31, 2012

Freaked out by alerts

Posted by Arden Wallace
My friend told me that any time she gets an ADT Security Alert, she definitely freaks out a little. I am surprised that it has happened so much to be honest. I think it is because she lives in a rough neighborhood or something. She has had the system for a while and has been alerted a handful of times about potential intruders and things of that nature. I always think it is nice that she even gets the liberty of being alerted when someone is breaking in or could be breaking in. It definitely makes sense to freak out the way she does though. I guess I probably would freak out since it is your house and some expensive stuff people are trying to find. I really cannot afford to replace some things multiple times. I mean we have a laptop for each member of our family. That was a big investment that I definitely cannot go through again. Something like a home security system seems worth it if you can avoid something that. I would take the freak outs over having to replace four expensive laptops.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

County Fair

Years ago, back when I was a youngin, we always looked forward to out county fair.  It seemed like it took forever for each year to roll around and the fair come to town.  Of course we were a family that didn't have much money so we didn't go every day that the fair was in town.  But...we did get to go one day each year!  The smell of the Elephant Ears that were so yummy and the sound of all the carnie music just got you in the spirit.  I didn't participate in any events either.  My dad worked a lot and my mom didn't drive, and this made it difficult for me or my sister to participate. The fair moved out of town one year and it didn't come back for many, many years.
Well times have changed and I am more excited now than when I was a kid.  The fair has come back to town!
I am now a participant!  Yeah! me!  The boys will be entering items in the fair and so will I.  I have a pair of socks that I knitted, an oil painting and I am thinking...maybe a decoupage.  Matthew (my youngest) is entering some of his art items also.  He has a knitted scarf and some crayon art to enter.
I will let you know how it all goes - so be sure to check back around the middle of April.

Here are a few pictures from last year at the fair.

If you guessed from the top of the Farris Wheel, you are correct.  Ok - so it's a little tiny thing.  Our town is a tiny town too but we get pretty good participation and maybe, just maybe the fair can come to town every year.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Whats on Your Deck

I am so excited this summer because I have a deck.  The only thing I have on it right now is a swing with a canopy that my mother in law gave us.  I really enjoy it but I need something else.  So...I am looking at some Adirondack chairs. I am looking at the ones from recycled plastic. You all know how I just love helping save the earth. Colors - oh my! So many beautiful colors to choose from. Casual living at it's best with a folding Adirondack chair. I love it!

Well I'm gonna need at least two Picnic Tables. One for the adults and one for the kids.  They are so easy to clean too!  Not the kids, the tables.  There is wood, concrete, powder coated steel and of course my very favorite is the recycled plastic.  I can even get them to match!  How awesome is that!

Ok - now for the shady parts of the yard.  I have some really huge oak trees and I really must have a few Park Benches. I know of at least one shady area that I want it to be mounted to a ground surface because I don't want it moved.  The others I get will be portable for ease of maintenance of the grass.

Gosh, I'm getting all excited now.  Ok - I gotta scoot outta here because I want to go and get some quotes.  I can hardly wait!  I will host a couple of homeschool events here once all these items arrive.
See ya in the yard!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Grade School to College

The end of the school year is just around the corner.  I can't believe how fast this year has buzzed by.  I know you're gonna tell me that it's only March.  Yeah - the end of March.  Spring break for some kids is already over and they are back in school thinking about what they will do after graduation.  I'm not sure what statistics say about how many graduates go on to college.  If you know, leave me a comment please.
Anyway...on to college.
That really seems like a big step, I think just yesterday they were still in grade school.  Or so it seems to most of us moms.
Some will go to a 4 year college and some to a 2 year college and some to a trade school.  Maybe your graduate is thinking about college in California or Technical Schools in Miami. Well there is no doubt that they won't be disappointed.  No matter where your graduate decides to continue their education, have them do their homework and select a school that will give them exactly what they need.  And yes, moms and dads, you can do a little research also.  From coast to coast you are sure to find an excellent place to continue your education.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spring has Sprung

By now you probably know that Spring has sprung.  Well actually, not officially for 3 more days.  I am counting down the days until I can say Spring is here!  I love Spring and that reminds me of what I love to do this time of year...Gardening!  My youngest son and I have been digging in the dirt and watering our young tender plants.  Nursing them along and giving them the nutrients that they need to not only survive but to develop into wonderful producing plants.
With plants that produce comes work.  Yes, I know...that's a 4 letter word.  But it doesn't have to be!  One thing that I am researching right now is a drip irrigation system. I don't have to worry about forgetting to water the plants.  I'm not tied to the garden (so to say).  I don't have to hurry home or worry about getting back home because something in the garden needs to be done.  Irrigation Supply Outlet has been in business for 23 years and I certainly like to put my money into a sure thing.  I have discovered that they carry "professional grade" irrigation supplies.  That is a good thing!  Did I mention that I can save water too?!  Now how cool is that!
So you say that you don't have a garden.  That's ok, because you can find lawn sprinklers that will have you saving water while you get that grass green and lush!
Now get out there and get some dirt under those nails. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Winter in the Spring

Do you remember me saying that we were going to have to take a road trip to see Winter?  Well guess what we did yesterday?  Yes!  We took that road trip and we saw the Famous Dolphin named Winter.
Oh my gosh!!!  What a heartwarming story!
If you haven't saw the movie, check this out.


See Winter

Friday, March 09, 2012

Double Glazing

Put your recipes away because I'm not talking about glazing cakes or donuts.  Even though it would be yummy to have Double Glazing on them.
I'm talking about windows.  Yes, you read that right.  Double Glazing windows is such a great thing.  It's 2 panes of glass with air between them.  The air between acts as insulation.  I have 15 windows in my house and just this winter, we were talking about the possibility of doing something different with our windows.  We figured that we loose about 60% of our heat through our windows.  Yeah!  That's a lot of money flying out the window.  I'm not sure about you but I can afford to heat my house but not the whole yard.
We will be getting some All Double Glazing on all of our windows.

Gotta run and measure windows, see you in a bit.

Thursday, March 08, 2012


You better get outside and get those gardens ready.  It's time to get planting and growing.  We started ours yesterday.  Ok - if you count the day we actually bought seeds and some starter plants, then we started it on Tuesday.  But...wait a minute!  It was actually February 27th because that's when Matthew and I started some seeds in a seedbed inside.
We should have planted potatoes on Valentine day.  But you guessed it!  We were way too stinkin busy and I forgot.  Can you believe that I forgot?!  I started saying last year that this year I would plant my potatoes on Valentine day.  Next year!  I will plant my potatoes on Valentine day!

Did you know

Hey you!  Yes, I'm talking to you...I have a new blog or maybe I should say another blog.  It's called...
A place where I tell you all the reasons why there is Dust On The Counter.

I really do enjoy blogging and I want to be here more.  Now I am here and there. will certainly be able to know what's up in my life if you check out both the blogs.
Hope to see ya there!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Spring Green

There are so many HOT, I mean really HOT colors and products that are either out or coming out this spring.  Colors!  I just love all the HOT colors!  Yes, I'm a country girl by heart but I have to say that Lime Green is a a country color.  Yes, I said Lime Green!  How about this...a Lime Green Coverlet that will just knock your socks right off because it's just so beautiful and what else could say country garden like Lime Green!

There's just something about the color of green this spring.  If you haven't then you should...Oh yeah!  I guess I should tell you what you should...Look at these green glasses frames and you will fall in love with spring and green.  Try it...don't be shy!