Wednesday, May 30, 2012

strawberry upside down cake

this is a recipe given to me by my dear friend, april. it is not only easy peasy, but super tasty. i made one change from her original. i used a white cake mix instead of yellow. here ya go! enjoy!

upside down strawberry cake

preheat your oven to 350 degrees

in the bottom of a 9x13 pan, cut up a quart of fresh strawberries. i simply sliced mine. sprinkle over the berries a 3oz package strawberry gelatin. now, sprinkle over the gelatin three cups of mini marshmallows. make your cake mix according to the directions and pour it over it all. bake about 30 minutes till done. i watch for my cake to pull away from the sides of the pan. cool about 15 minutes then invert onto a serving platter. this is good with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or just a plain ol'fork!

Friday, March 9, 2012

diy fabric softner...i like it

mix in a jug one bottle of your choice conditioner (i used suave rosemary and mint), six cups water and three cups distilled vinegar. stir, not shake. use as you would any other liquid fabric softner. me, i use a downy ball.
it's cheap, smells good and works. enjoy.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

polyface farm! yeehaw!

i am so excited. i have booked the lunatic tour at polyface farm in swoope, virginia for jamie and myself! this is the farm that was featured in the documentary  food, inc.  surprisingly, this amazing farm is only about three hours away from our home, so a quick one day trip is planned. i am counting the days....can not wait. i need boots.

chickens, pigs, cows...grass fed...oh my!

just an egg pic to give ya something to look at, enjoy.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


slacker....that's me. i had a good friend to remind just how much of one i have been lately with this blog, she's right. she is so over seeing the turd cake from months ago, so i had better come up with something and fast before i loose my all of one follower. let's see what's new? you know i work now? i mean if you define work by twenty hours a week, then i do! i am a switchboard operator for our local hospital. it is...well...different, if you don't mind hearing penis, bm's, vomiting and so on stories...all this and more before you can get out that you are just the lowly operator. where can i transfer you? people are crazy i tell you. everything from there are bugs in my lungs to i have a toothpick stuck in my penis! ow.

anyway, what else? christmas, it was nice, low key, uneventful, kids happy, good. new years, it was nice, low key, uneventful, kids happy, good. we have finally finished all the required "stuff" to the old farmhouse, so every one has left the building. i do not have to worry about contractors and any of that crap for awhile. people keep asking-us where we found it, when are you moving, why did you buy it? let me address those questions now, in order....internet, i don't know and it was an opportunity.  done. if you need details, let me know.

i guess there is not too much else to talk about that i can think of for the moment, so let me fill in with some random photos.....enjoy.

travis enjoying the tub at the old place....

the only christmas tree i put up this year....pitiful, slacker....

what happens when you don't listen...

just because i like it...

send me your pyrex, fire king, etc...

the red roof inn...teehee. see ya!

Monday, October 31, 2011

happy have a turd.

yummy kitty litter cake.....enjoy a turd on me. happy halloween!

ps-yes it is really me and not a zombie. i am still alive and well, just been busy and with a lack of enthusiasm to blog. i will do a farmhouse update soon. i promise.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

garden creek...our new old farmhouse

yep, we did, we went full tilt boogie, took the leap and bought a second home. we bought a nifty hundred years plus old clapboard farmhouse on 26 acres in mathews, va. this and my new job, which unexpectedly came together at the same time, has been a huge source of stress for me the past few weeks. i am grateful for the help of a wonderful realtor, financier and title agent to pull it all off, even if it was right down to the wire. they kept me sane, well, the best they could,  but it is not over, yet. we still have renovations and they are about to begin. ick. i know it will be all worth in the end, so i keep telling myself. bring it on. i got my paint samples, baby.


here are just a few pics to give you a little peek at our newest adventure. i will post more following the redos. enjoy.

btw, it is a three bedroom,  one bath/half, living room, family room, kitchen and what we call a mystery room.