Take care everyone and Happy Crafting! Have a great day!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Take care everyone and Happy Crafting! Have a great day!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Tina - http://gardengoose.blogspot.com/ has given us a new theme this week. So, I am going to try to put up a few pics of my kitchen, along with a recipe for some really great meatballs! I don't have a pic of my meatballs, but I promise that they look and taste great!
My kitchen theme is birhouses. I love them! I also love to watch the birds eat the suet cakes I hang for them in the backyard. This past week we have aquired some new friends - Downy Woodpeckers! They are so beautiful! They let you get very close to them and watch them eat so the kids love that. We also have the usual Oriole (our state bird), and bluejays, cardinals, nuthatches, wrens, and blackbirds. The Woodpeckers are so sweet, though. I'm trying to get a good pic of them and will post one as soon as I do.
Anyway, back to my kitchen. It's always busy in there and something is always cooking! I guess my country kitchen also qualifies me as a farmgirl..lol I admit, my kitchen is a bit full of all of my stuff, but I like it!
My recipe for meatballs is one that I made myself. My secret to the sweetness is grape jelly. Once I started using it, everyone was coming out with recipes using jelly! Go figure, huh?
Here is my meatball recipe and pics to follow:
"Tammy's sweet and sour meatballs":
1 large bag of frozen italian style meatballs
2 tbs. grape jelly
2 regular size cans of Manwich or 1 large can
1/4 c. worchestshire sauce
1 tsp. Franks hot sauce
pinch of salt
1 tsp. pepper
Put all ingredients in a crock pot set on medium heat and mix well. Stir occassionally so meatballs and sauce won't burn. Serve on sub rolls with parmesan cheese sprinkled on them or by themselves with a side dish. Enjoy!
These are always a hit at parties and I'm always asked to bring them. They never last long! lol
O.k, here are pics of my kitchen:
My kitchen cabinets with some birdhouses added on.
My grandmom's antique hutch cabinet. One of my favorite things!
Some of my birdhouses
More birdhouses (I have an addiction...lol)
My view from the back porch off of the kitchen.
So, as always, my inner farmgirl strikes again!
And don't forget to visit Mary Janes Farm at:
Come join and have some fun!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
So, here is my answer and a pic or two:
To me, being a farm girl isn't about just owning a farm (because I don't). It means sharing, helping others, being self sufficient, doing what is right, and keeping things real. It also means knowing how to respect and treat others and helping others in a time of need.
I don't own any farm animals (I'd love to have some chickens and a goat), but that doesn't mean that I don't have a farm girl heart. I love my crafts and I love giving others my creations. I also love being outside and camping with my family. The smell and sight of a campfire is so calming to me. I could sit by one for hours. I love getting my hands dirty and cleaning up my yard, stacking firewood, and coming up with ways to improve my acre of land.
Maybe one day I will own a farm, but until then I am satified that I have what I have - my family, my friends, a place to lay my head, good food in my stomach, and my "inner craftiness".
I am a farm girl! I have a farm girl heart and I am proud of that! I have a huge group of farm girl sisters who all care about each other. We may never meet each other face to face - but I still know in my heart that they are my "family". We feel sad when our sisters are sad, hurt when they hurt, and celebrate with them when they are happy! Isn't that what family does?
So, to my extended family I say thank you for being my sisters! I love and admire each of you for your hearts and for your talents!
I don't have many pics of my farm girliness (is that even a word??), but I will post what I think are:
My favorite place in the yard - my firepit!
My youngest daughter, Ally.
Future farm girl in training!!! lol
Last, but in no means least - If you want to know more about us farm girls and just how cool we really are, just check out my favorite website! http://www.maryjanesfarm.com/
Her site is full of interesting ladies who are talented, caring, and the sweetest bunch of farm girls you will ever meet!!
If you want to join in on the blog-a-thon, check out Tina's site - http://gardengoose.blogspot.com/
Well, that's all for today..WHEW! Check out MaryJane's site and Happy Crafting everyone!!
Monday, April 14, 2008
On a less mushy note..... The contest I'm having is really going well! The ladies at MJF are so creative in coming up with names for my new machine! I can't wait to find out who is going to be the winner on May 1st!
Oh, by the way - I got another great find coming my way this weekend!!!! I'm not going to say any more about it, but it's great! I will post pics as soon as I get home with it this weekend.
I have also had the best outpouring of comments to me about keeping my blog! Thank you to everyone who asked me to stay - I really appreciate all of the kind words! I'm gonna hang in there for awhile and see how it goes.
This week I've been busy with my crocheting - making things for a charity site I belong to for babies that are born and for those that God takes from us too soon. I enjoy making things for those precious babies even though I never get to see who gets my creations. That's o.k though. God knows who gets them, He knows that they come from my heart,and that is all that matters :)
Anywho, I am off to have some lunch. I hope everyone has a terrific day and Happy Crafting!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I need help naming her, so I'm gonna run a contest! It'll run until May 1st and I'm asking everyone to help me name my machine! I'll let hubby draw a name from a hat on May 1st and the winning name will win a goodie box filled with all sorts of different things from me!
So - On with the contest and Good Luck to everyone!
Friday, April 4, 2008
My buttoned up badge with the second line on it - for intermediate level!
My new doll - Tallulah Rosemary - I won her in a drawing on MJF farmgirl Rachel's site. She handmade her and has many others too! She is sooo cute!
Anyway, just wanted to post these since I had the time. Hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow and I'll post more. Take care all and Happy Crafting!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
http://pumpkinseed-unscripted.blogspot.com/ I am posting some pics of my junked up fridgie...lol
Here they are...are you sure y'all are ready for this????
My fridgie is packed with school art, photos of the kids, schedules for school, a calendar, and magnets, magnets, magnets! Junky or what?? lol