Sunday, February 28, 2010

We Interrupt These Messages..... bring you this breaking news.....

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The Humble Arts will bring you an exciting new issue tomorrow, March 1st. Not only will the offerings be new and fresh and wonderful, but yes dear friends there's more!! The Humble Arts will be brand spanking new!! New look, new addy, and some new faces too...don't fret....there's still a lot of our old faces know what I mean!!

Here's what I'm offering.....

One of Rick's fabulous creations.... He dug through the scrap box.....looked through our found odds and ends and married them into this treasure!! LOVE it!!

So.....there you have it.....Be at the "New" Humble Arts first thing tomorrow morning!! You won't be sorry!!

And now.....back to your regularly schedule events.....

Friday, February 26, 2010


I'm sooooo excited......

I've got some really great news........
....coming soon!!

Until then...... enjoy snow storm #1 million!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Do You Ever.......

....have one of those days? You know where you're a lil' stressed.....a lil' grouchy.......a lil' tired? You know there is nothing wrong just feel a lil' icky? Could it be that we got another 400' of snow again???? perhaps!! Are there warning signs that you are having a day such as this????

Yes!!! This happens......
I think I'm going back to bed!!

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Welcome to My Kitchen!!

Lovely isn't it!!
This is what we've been doing for a few weeks now.......

We tore cabinets down and moved them around.
We removed the crown molding and added a flat top and 1/4 round.
Sides were added to the ends for a more primitive look.......

I painted a more antique white....removing the old barn red walls....

Rick built me a brand new, old pantry which has been filled before the doors are even on.....

This is a raw sampling of my new counter tops....

I've decided I really do enjoy having my oven in the middle of the really is no problem at all to have to push it over to plug it in each night to actually prepare dinner!! Additionally.....the microwave gets carried back and forth between the dining room and the kitchen for use.....VERY convenient!! My family has decided compound and sawdust really add to the taste of their meals!!

This job has been a HUGE project but we are finally being able to see it come together....slowly......can't wait to show you it complete!! Until then.......I think I'm going to become best friends with the pizza delivery man!! :O)

Happy Hump Day!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Give or Take?

Have you heard the expression, "We all give joy.....some when we arrive....others when we leave."? WOW!! Isn't that the truth!! Have you ever had an encounter with someone and parted feeling all icky?

Well I have, however more importantly......more energizing are the encounters with those that leave you feeling positive, empowered, ready to walk the path for the day!! You look forward to each encounter!

One such blessing is Sherry Hall of Sherry's Cabin. She is a true Christian......a true human.......a true cheerleader!! She always has these words of wisdom that make me smile, and make me think, and make me wanna be better. Thank you Sherry.....for letting your light shine so brightly.....for your shining example!! You are a blessing to the world!!

"God's already serving up blessings this morning, so you better get yourself to His table!"
by Sherry Hall

Go give joy today!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

You've Just Gotta!!!

It's true!! It should be a law!! Every household should have this!! No doubt life will come to a standstill for a few days once you own this.....but it is worth it!!

A Simple Life Magazine

Okay.....I wanted to place a photo of the cover here.....but I am computer stupid!! I can get it scanned and see it on the screen.....but for the life of me I can't get it into my pix file!!! ARG!!! Maybe cause it is soooooo's gloriousness shines too brightly to allow my computer to work properly!! Yea!!! That's it!!


Check it out!! Run, don't walk (simply click here) to the site now!! Order it already!! You won't be disappointed!!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Let's Play!!!!

Black one!!

Green one!!


Orange one!!

tee hee hee!!
Is this the way to play Slug Bug?

Have a great day!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wooo Hoooo!!

Just a quick run by today just to announce that we.....Rick and I.....are the proud parents of a State of Ohio Forensics League qualifier in International Extemporaneous!! All those big words mean that Brady kicked butt yesterday at qualifiers and became the first freshman speech qualifier from Carrollton High School!!

You go kid!!! We are sooooo proud of you......not surprised cause we knew you could do it.....but VERY, VERY proud!!!

The state competition will be held March 5th!!

.....and this concludes the mushings of a proud mommy!!! :O)

Make it a great day for someone you love today!!! Give hugs.....not slugs!!! tee hee hee!!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bring It On, Al!!

Now I know some of you out there think the recent "snow-mageddon" is proof that Al Gore is off his rocker. I think you will all agree that that is just plain "wrong thinking" on your part when you see what has happened here over night on Mobile Road...... stopped snowing and is about 95* out!!!

It is so nice out......see here as our neighbor broke out the "ol' rag top" for a drive!! "Drive careful Mr. Neighbor!!"

......another neighbor is sunning herself!!

I was soooo inspired that I hung clothes out to dry!!

The birds are absolutely "twitter-pated"

It's amazing!! The trees are budding.....over night!!!

Now don't you feel just a lil' guilty for doubting? Don't be a doubting Debbie today.......enjoy this crazy global warming event!!

Oh gotta go.......there's someone at the door with a nice new jacket for me to wear..... it's white and has a bunch of buckles....huh!! Oh well.....Have a great day!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ruh Roh Shaggy!!

Geeze Louise.....and Oh No Mr Bill too!! We are to get 6"-10" again today into tomorrow!! Ugh!! I think I'm suffering from snow fatigue.......the only thing left to do is to take 2 aspirin and go to Hawaii in the morning!!

Have a great Monday!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

May you be blessed with great joy, great love, family and friends, and a lil' chocolate today and always!!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Gee Whiz Girls!!!

I was invited to participate in a Valentine's Day swap this year.....and boy am I glad I accepted!! Feast your eyes upon my treasures!!

From Diane Kertes.....

This one wasn't signed.....

From the amazing Jackie Ludwig.....

From Mary Barnes.....

From Karen Stevens.....

From Bonnie Foit...... this wonderful treasure is a pin!! AMAZING!!!!

From Lois Fry.....

From Chrissy Ludwig......

From Ruby Fischer......

Thank you to each of you for sharing your talents and bringing a smile to my Valentine's Day!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Let's All Take Time To Be Positive!!

They say being negative is a bad thing!! It makes you feel even makes people run in the other direction when they see you coming.....and it makes your bum look huge and you need bifocals.....or so I've heard!! (you're not wearing bifocals are you?)

So, c'mon......let's be positive for a moment!!!

1. I'm positive I hate snow!!! I came to this conclusion after we have 100' of this wonderful
stuff on the ground!!

2. I'm positive that the 600 mph wind is going to blow my van and/or home into the next state where I could land on a witch!!

3. I'm positive that if the kids don't go back to school soon, they will be graduating from high
school when they are 42!!

4. I'm positive that I require flushing toilets......AND heat......AND electricity......AND a donut......ummm......coke zero too!!!

5. I'm positive that my 8lb crazy cat HATES 100' of snow and 600 mph winds......and she
shows this hate by jumping vertically onto the side of our cedar sided home and sticking like a
spider....even tho' she is de-clawed simply because I put her out!!!

6. I'm positive that my darling Miss Opal black lab hates this blizzard equally as much since
she refuses to go out longer than it takes to "do her business" and stares at me as tho' I'm
dishing out cruel and unusual treatment by forcing her to do it outside!!!

7. I'm positive that should spring not arrive in short order that I will go crazy.....I know...short

See......finding the silver lining is not so hard at all!!! In fact I love this stuff so much that I think I'll freeze a snowball or two and bring it out when I'm equally as positive in July and August when it's 400* out!!!

Have a great day!! Find something you can be positive about too!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Here Piggy, Piggy, Piggy!!!

Groundhog that is!! I'm none too fond of this guy right now.....

My answer you ask.........I'm thinking this guy'll be some help!!
Anyone with me?

Stay safe and enjoy your children now......we won't see them again until July 'cause they'll still be in school!!


Saturday, February 6, 2010


Yep!! That's right!! We awoke to 17" of snow and NO POWER!!! Luckily we heat partially with wood so we were warm and toasty, but bored!! tee hee hee!! Actually.....we had a fun time playing Monopoly and I cooked a great lunch on the wood stove.

We are blessed with a neighbor that shovels us out (thanks Lee!!) and we in turn gave them our generator and kerosene heater....they heat w/ electric and were ccccold!!!

So here it is almost 9pm and we have our electric back, and are completely shoveled out.......we survived the 4th largest recorded snow fall according to the weather station!!

Hope you are all safe and sound and warm and toasty.....and now......nighty night!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Are You Ready For Some.......

football?.........oh yea right.....okay sure!! What I'm really ready for tho' are the wonderful commercials!!

Bring 'em on!!! I've got my potty pants ready!! They better be good!!

Hope your weekend is absolutely fab-u-latastic!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rest in Peace My Sweet Magenta

Our sweet Magenta passed away yesterday after suffering a massive stroke. She was Brady's first dog, a gift for his 3rd birthday, and one of our children in every way!!

We love you Magenta!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Any Suggestions?

I need some suggestions please!! I've got sooooo many things sagging and bagging that.....

I need a new contain the bags under my eyes!!

I need a new my chest won't drag on the ground!!

The problem you ask........what'll I do about my saddle bags????? Do you think a pair of surgical stockings and work boots are in order?????

Hope you are having a perky Wednesday!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Let's Celebrate Today!!

Those who can laugh without cause
have either found the true meaning of happiness
or have gone stark raving mad.

~Norm Papernick
I'm still deciding but hey.......who cares!!
Let's just celebrate it!!
Have a great one!!