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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Ramblings from the Home Place

Good evening friends, and Happy First Day of Summer.  My, how time is swiftly passing.  When we last visited, I shared with you the trip I had taken with my girls.  That was the first of the month, and here it is with the Fourth of July not too far in the future. 

Thought I would just let you all know what I have been up to.  I have been busy making items for my fall show, and so has Mr. P.  Let me tell you a little story.  He came in last week and brought this cabinet he had made in the work shop.  Oh my,,, I was so excited.  I knew I had the perfect spot for it, but he kept on that it was for the sale.  Well, I think I should get to keep it as it fit my spot perfectly.  What do you think??? He can always make another one. {smile}

Here is a photo with the flash.  You can tell the color and distressed areas better
He is such a sweetie,,,, I am going to get to keep it, fingers crossed.  He just laughs and says we will see.
On Saturday before Father's  Day, I surprised Mr. P. and took him out to breakfast.  Since we attend church on Sunday, we would have been rushed on Sunday morning. 
Oops!!!  Caught him with his mouth full.  That's okay.  Love ya Mr. P.  On Sunday afternoon Darbee Rae came home with us from church.  We were having family over later in the evening to grill.  So we got busy in the kitchen.
She was learning how to mix ingredients for home made ice cream.  Yummmy!!
A while back everyone was posting about the Ball canning jars that was out in blue.  Replicas of the old blue mason jars.  I could not find them anywhere.  Well last week, I got lucky and found  some.  Needless to say I was so excited.
We decided it would be a good time to use them.  And that is just what we did. 
Strawberry shortcake.  Not only was it pretty, it was lip smacking good too.
We also went to a birthday party this month.  Zack, Kathy's grandson turned 13.  Oh my, have birthday parties changed since I was a kid.  I remember going to parties and there was cake and if we were lucky ice cream.  Now days parents go all out for parties.  And what happened to gifts???  This young man lucked up... all cards with MONEY!!! Just look at the food.
And here is the birthday boy with all that loot!!
And the very special gift that was a total surprise from his parents......
An IPod mini.  Tried to talk him out of that one, but no way.  Afterward  all the kids wanted to go fishing.  Darbee Rae is NOT a country girl!!!  She wasn't so sure about fishing.
Think  she got bored really quick.  After all Mama, I have on my cute dress.  Well... Stacy caught 1 tiny fish and he and Holly caught oodles of red bugs.  Funny, but Darbee Rae got none!!  No more fishing for my city girl !!
I have made a few strawberries to go with my watermelon and fruit for my table centerpiece. 
And have a pineapple in the making.  Can't wait to share it with you.  Loving it so far. 
One Friday night, it was cool, and Darbee called and wanted us to come up and roast marshmallows.  What fun that was.  Brought back memories of doing this as a child.  Our church when I was growing up had them often in the fall for us kids, and a hayride afterward.  Oh what fun that was.  Do you know Mr. P held my hand for the first time on a church hayride???  And in my scrapbook I still have a baggie of hay from that trip.   Oh my.... over 40 years ago. Sweet memories!!
Well, that just about catches you up with what I have been up to.  The rest of my time has been spent with the girls.  Eating out, shopping, and doing nothing but being a Nana to Darbee Rae.  I will leave you with a few random pictures of Darbee Rae having fun  and doing her most favorite thing in the world..... reading to me.  Oh,,,, And I love that too. 
Eating at the restaurant and in comes a clown.....    And this is Emily, she goes everywhere with Darbee Rae. 
Sitting on the stool reading to me.   Look at those glasses down on her nose.  Yes, I think I see a school teacher in the making.  
Well I hope you have enjoyed visiting with me this evening.  Mr P and I chose to have a quite evening at home instead of going out tonight for date night.  He grilled us some burgers and we are enjoying time together.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend what ever your plans may be.
Until Next Time......


  1. I just love it when I can catch up on your post!!! It is like visiting an old friend!!!

  2. Have so enjoyed all of our time together. Love you.

  3. Good to hear from you again Angela. So much fun to make summer memories with our loved ones. Have a good weekend.


  4. Morning, nice to catch up with you...love the cupboard and the Strawberry shortcake in the jars, sweet......Great pictures with family, Happy Summer, Francine.

  5. I'd say you've been busy making some great memories! I didn't even know they made blue canning jars now. I hope I can find some, those are neat!

  6. Looks like that cupboard is a keeper!!! As long as you keep things in/on it...it would be tooo much trouble to take out and move again!!! hahahahaha
    That strawberry shortcake did look yummy!!!!
    Have a great time at whatever you do this summer!!


  7. I just discovered the blue canning jars as well!! I needed lots of them for a baby shower favor for my daughter, who is having a little boy. :) Thought the blue would be perfect for that! I found them in Target and the Christmas Tree Shop. Of course, I'll be keeping a few for iced tea/lemonade....and now strawberry shortcake!! Wow... that looks yummy!
    Love hearing about your time with your girls... Darbee Rae is such a little cutie! Love the pic of her reading to you... :)
    Keep the cupboard... it is fabulous and looks perfect the way you have it decorated!!!
    Happy weekend,

  8. Hi Angela, I saw those mason jars at Walmart the other day and now, I wished that I had gotten some. Hopefully, they still have some.
    Love the picture of Darbee Rae reading to you...so cute!!
    Hope you get to keep the cupboard...it looks great the way you decorated it. I need to get busy and make some things for my Fall show that will be at the end of September.

  9. We stayed in tonight and had burgers, too. My they tasted so good with peppers and onions...fruit salad and we were all set. I love all your pic, Angela. You make a reader feel right at home. I love coming to your blog. Always lots of exciting things going on. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday,


  10. Good morning Angela,
    What a great post - I always enjoy seeing what you and your family are doing.
    And that cabinet your husband made...I love it and I hope you get to keep it because it looks so perfect where you have it.