Tuesday, July 27, 2010

my new porch furniture

So after the parade on sat. Tiera, Kona and I were heading over to Konas house to admire all of her new treasures, and passed by a garage sale. It was a hot afternoon so I had the side door of Tieras mini van open, and saw this wicker patio set on a lawn at a garage sale. I SCREAMED for her to stop, and before she could completely come to a stop, I was out and running. Now, I did enjoy my rocking chairs, but I wanted something else. This set was for sale, and I snatched it up before anyone else could. I did try calling Jade to come and look at it, but he didn't answer his phone. Good thing too, cause when I got it home, he was wholly unimpressed with it. Tiera just laid all her seats down in her van and we fit the entire set in there. It came already with americana themed pillows and all. I LOVE IT! I couldn't be happier with my purchase, and am very glad Jade wasn't there to say he didn't like it. I even haggled with the lady over the price...I would've paid what she was asking, but if I could get it for less, why not?!

Here it is on my porch...ah, such a wonderful place to come out and read.
Here are a few pictures of other stuff on my porch

I was so content with my new purchase, as I was sitting on it waiting for people to arrive for the BBQ, I kept singing, or humming my favorite song from Summer Magic...On The Front Porch
The parade was 45 mins. shorter this year, but we still got hordes of people coming and going in front of the house. I did, as usual get asked about my porch by many people, wondering who lived there, and oh you do, what a wonderfully decorated porch it is, how cute, and so on. I do it, cuz I love it decorated, and so everyone will tell me how cute it is, I'm sure that makes me a very vain person, or something like that, but I don't care! Thanks to my very creative sister Mercy Otis, cuz if it wasn't for her, it would still look like a bunch heathens lived here. Oh, wait, a bunch of heathens do live here, but from my front porch looking in, you can't tell. HA HA HA!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Just wanted to drop a line and show you all what my sister-in-law brought me back from her wonderful trip to the dakotas. These are the neatest little tin pockets ever, and the have recipes on them, which I haven't made, but plan to soon.

Also this is my new treasure from the D.I. not sure how, when, or why, but I just fell in love with it. It's not my usual style either, and it's small like 6-8" maybe.

Lastly, dinner at our house has been pretty lame. My fault, I know, but last night I had this idea that I wanted to make stuffed chicken breasts. So I got my sun dried tomatoes out (love them), and some bacon, then wondered what exactly I was gonna do. When I cooked off the bacon the pan smelled like roasted jalapenos, not sure why, but I loved it. Thats when my fantastic idea hit me. I made Jalapeno popper stuffed chicken breasts. Can't go wrong there, Jade loves poppers. So I flattened my breasts, roasted the peppers and diced them, mixed cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and the peppers then filled and rolled my breasts. I then rolled them in butter then bread crumbs and baked them. Wall-a! Jalapeno popper stuffed chicken breasts. They were very good. I paired it with horseradish mashed potatoes, and green beans. Yummy, yummy, yummy.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Here are just a couple shots of Trace Adkins.....We were like way far away, I love this camera, but I would like a better one. The concert was an hour and a half, and really pretty good.

I highjacked this pictures off of Chars post. I have a bench like that outside, and am gonna paint it like that I think. I loved this whole room too.

Here I am all PURRTY! Jade has got to be the worst picture taker EVER!

Now I have a cute little bench that Jade and I made out of a twin sized headboard, but this one was way cuter, I think. I've had this picture on my desktop forever, meaning to blog about it....so here it is. Very cute. I might try redoing my blue bench.