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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Trees

New trees showed up at the farm yesterday and they were big.  George and Lisa wanted some trees to line the new area of the new driveway but did not really want to deal with saplings so they made the decision to buy some mature trees so it would look more uniform with the other trees that were planted years ago.  The truck arrived around 10:00 am and by 1:00 pm there were eight trees.  Now all George has to do is water them twice a day for a few weeks and all should be good.  It looks nice!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Surprise Packages

I received a surprise package from my sister Pam.  She is a Stampin Up demonstrator who spoils me rotten.  Her September SAS is this coming week end then in November is her big Christmas SAS. That is the one that I not only get to attend but I help with the cards and door prizes.  I have now received four Christmas sets that I will be making multiple sample from each set for possible cards at the next SAS.  Thanks Pam! This will keep me busy and even though we are experiencing Summer again if you should come by the Crafty Cottage you will probably hear Christmas music; it can be very helpful in creating.  Fa la la la la, Fa la la la!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Home Again

On the second Sunday of NFL Sunday Lisa and I went to see the movie "Home Again".  We think it was the right decision after seeing the scores of the Bears and Jaguars games.  The movie, starring Reece Witherspoon, was a light hearted comedy and a feel good movie.  It is a movie you could see with the family but judging by the attendees at the theater it could be classified as a chick flick.  I thought it was a good movie and will watch it again when it comes to HBO or released on Blu-ray.  If you are looking for a fun movie then go see "Home Again".

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Circular Drive

Remember all the digging George was doing around his house.  It was serving two purposes: 1. To create a bigger RV area and 2. To create a circular driveway.  The RV spot is still settling before anything can happen with that so for now it is complete.  The circular driveway is on its way on getting completed.  The first of two loads of gravel was delivered yesterday and shortly the driveway will be completed.  However, with the completion of the circular driveway is a new project and this time it is a project for Lisa and I but more on that later!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Summer Has Returned

After the past few weeks of "Fall" like weather Summer has returned to the mountains.  For the next several days it will be in the mid to high 80's and no rain in sight.  We are running the air conditioning again and are back to wearing shorts, t-shirts and flip flops.  The leaves have started to change so it will be interesting to see what happens with warmer weather.  With Summer returning we will continue to grill out on the week ends as long as we can.  I just hope with the warmer weather that the bugs will not come back.  I have to say I do not miss the gnats! It won't last long so we will enjoy it until the Autumn returns.  I am posting a picture of this morning's view.

Friday, September 15, 2017

More Cricut Items

I said in yesterday's post that I have been having fun playing with my Cricut and now that a few more gifts have been given out I can share those too.  Last year the double sided pumpkin/Snowman was a popular item at the fall craft shows.  I love the idea of dual decorations so I created my own Fall/Winter decorative signs.  I sent one to my sister Pam which she received yesterday and I gave one to Lisa.  I think they turned out great!  Love this Cricut!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

My Cricut Has A New Home

My Cricut has a new home.  It has made it's way to the Crafty Cottage and since moving it down there I have done nothing but play with it.  It requires  internet to use it and now that we are with AT&T I can use my phone as a hotspot.  I have had so many ideas and projects that I have wanted to do and now, since it has been moved, I have been doing just that.  Now I call it playing because it is like having a new toy.  Good thing I finished my sister's door prizes before I moved it to the Crafty Cottage.  I will post a few projects I have been working on.  I can't show them all because some are gifts that have not been given yet.