Friday, July 30, 2010

Another "William" Post

I have kind of been on vacation this last week. My cousin Pat from California came to visit. But I just had to take the time to post these two pictures of William. Are they not Cute ?? Pat brought him some darling clothes and these cute sunglasses. The blanket that he is lying on is a gift from a very dear friend, Diana from California. She cross stitched the whole blanket. It is adorable.
There is Mr Styling again LOL !!!
I have lots more to share , but another day OK.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

William Update!!!

Today William is officially 2 weeks old. He had a doctor's appointment and then came to visit Grandma and Grandpa. He is doing great, he has gained 1/2 pound since he came home. He is now 7 pounds 6 ounces.
The whole ordeal just tuckered him out.

So he took a little nap

Look at that face!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

William Sleeping

This precious baby came to visit us today, and he was just tuckered out. LOL He was sleeping in my lap.
OMG !!! Is he not the cutest baby you have ever seen.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bird Nesting Bag

Send out a cordial invitation to wildlife, and you won't have to travel far to discover the joys of the natural world. That's what Nicole of Massachusetts , did with this hanging gift for the birds
You need Onion bag/nesting materials such as raffia, nonmetallic ribbon, small sticks and pet hair
How to
Fill an onion bag with nesting materials and hang from a tree, then eagerly watch for the birds to begin construction

Thursday, July 15, 2010

William at Grandma and Grandpa's House

It seems like I don't have time to blog these days, but I can sure find the time to post pictures of this darling little boy. This is Mommy and William Eskimo kissing

Jennifer and William came to visit today. We all took turns holding him, and then he got a chance to try out his new bed at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

This is darling little red, white and blue newborn outfit that is too big for him . The pants kept slipping down

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Baby William

Abby checking out William. Can't quite figure it out

Grandpa and William bonding with Abby looking on

Abby has finally gotten closer.

Grandpa and William napping !!!

Getting ready to eat

Burping William

Sound asleep !!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I Have Pictures !!!!

Here's a picture of Grandpa and William bonding . Mommy and William resting after a bottle of the good stuff

This one was taken in the hospital after his first bath

This is the cute Jeff's family at home.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

So Sorry

I am so sorry to the faithful visitors that I promised pictures to. My computer has been out of commission since Wednesday. It is still acting weird so I am afraid to download any pictures to it in case it crashes and I lose all of them.

Jennifer and baby are doing great , they came home yesterday. Unfortunately he has his days and nights mixed up, but hopefully it will straighten out shortly.

Jennifer sends her love to everyone and thanks you for your concern about her and the baby. I promise I will post pictures as soon as I can. My computer tech happens to be my son-in-law LOL, so as soon as he as a minute I will send them.

Thank you all for your best wishes and concerns for my family Helen

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

William Skiles Jeffs is Here !!!

Jennifer and Ben had their baby boy last night at 11:27 He weighted in at 6 lbs 14 oz and 19 inches long. Mother and baby doing fine.
As soon as I get my head on straight , I will have pictures to share. Boy, do I have pictures. He is adorable as you might have guessed.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fast and Fab Ideas to Decorate your Garden

Treasure Trove - Don't limit yourself to "appropriate" garden decor.Feel free to use all kinds of amazing treasures such as this vintage umbrella stand holding hand tools. Unexpected finds help your garden stand out
Signature Touches- Add some little touches, like this well worn watering can attached to the picket fence,to put your signature on your garden. It also allow you more display options for well loved collectibles that have served their purpose

Into the Looking Glass- Add an optical illusion to create depth to your garden room by nestling a mirror in between plants. Just fasten it on a fence and watch how your space seems to double

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fast and Fab Ideas to Decorate your Garden

Hovering Saucer- A large terra cotta saucer sits atop a tomato cage serving double duty as a birdbath and trellis for climbing vines. To create an even more vibrant focal point,paint the saucer in your favorite color, or tie it into your gardens color scheme

Revive A Garden Bench- Give an old, worn bench new life as a planter. Here ,a simple shelf built over the seat is a perfect place for a collection of container plants

July 4th 2010

Happy 4th Of July

From my family to yours, I hope you all have a happy and safe day. Good food and family what could be better. As we are all gathering with family and friends, lets remember all that are fighting for our freedom ,and their families. Without them this country would not be what it is today. We all have our thoughts about what is going on in this world, but lets stop and be grateful for what we have.

Have a great day!!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Make Crafts with Paper,Paint and Fabric

Pretty Handmade Recipe Book -- Need the perfect gift idea that's easy to make in multiples, try this beautiful handmade recipe book

Cut a 5x7 inch piece of decorative paper Use adhesive to attach the decorative paper to the chipboard cover.
Use a corner rounder to round the corners of the pages, including the cover

Place an adhesive label on the front of your cover

Trim the flaps off 4x6 inch envelopes. You will need one envelope per page. The envelopes will keep different size recipe cards together neatly.

Use adhesive to attach one envelope to the front of each chipboard page .

Punch a hole in the upper left hand corner of each page, including the cover,using a paper punch .

Punch the hole in the same place on each page

Stack the pages together with the cover on top,and insert the screw post through the hole and screw on the backing

Clever Clothespin Magnets- Left with lots of scraps of your favorite patterned paper? Top clothespins with the pieces, seal the paper with decoupage medium,and adhere magnets to the backs. Make a coordinated set to give as a gift.

Best Ever Cowboy Cookies

Chocolate chips and walnuts give these giant oatmeal cookies a taste kids love.

You need

2 cups rolled oats
2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs room temp
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

How to In a large bowl, stir together the oats,flour,soda,baking powder, salt and cinnamon

In a separate bowl,blend the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the eggs and continue to beat until fluffy Blend in vanilla

Using a wooden spoon, stir the dry mixture into the butter mixture one half at a time. Mix in chips and walnuts Refrigerate the dough for 1-2 hours.

Heat oven to 350 Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then grease the foil

Using a scant 1/4 cup per cookie, shape the dough into balls and place on sheet

Use your fingertips to flatten each ball to 1/3 inch thick. Bake cookies on center rack for 13-14 minutes Turning the pan halfway into the baking process

Fast and Fab Ideas to Decorate your Garden

Don't Fence Me In -- This old wire garden fence moves up in life. By fastening it to the porch soffit, the fence serves both as a trellis for climbers and as architectural interest on an older home

Tucked Away in a Drawer- Inside the house things often get lost in drawers, but in the garden they jump out. This old drawer attached to a bed footboard becomes an adorable "window box" planter with very little work or money

Friday, July 2, 2010

Outdoor Party Helpers

Cork Lined Tray --Cold drinks, slippery with condensation, can slide around on a plastic or metal tray, so line it with a sheet of cork to hold glasses steady. Rolls of cork sheeting about 1/8 inch thick are available at office supply stores. Trace the bottom of a tray onto a piece of cork, and cut it out with scissors. Affix cork inside tray with double sided tape

Shower Curtain Key Ring

Losing a set of keys in the jumble of a beach bag-or worse in the sand-can put a damper on your day. But it is easy to keep them close at hand with a steel shower curtain ring. Simply clip the ring onto the handle of your bag and slip on your key ring,you'll always have your keys in sight

Good Things for Outdoor Entertaining

Pocket Utensils-- Keep silverware and napkins in one place for picnics and other meals on the go. Oilcloth is the ideal material for this pocket project; it won't fray, plus it can be wiped clean easily. Start with a 9x10 inch rectangle in your favorite pattern. Fold in half vertically. Make a slightly diagonal slit,about 3 inches long,just above the midway point. Stitch the long side and bottom closed,about 1/8 inch from the edge. Leave the top open for napkins,and use the front pocket for utensils
Berry Bread Spread- Take advantage of berry season with a colorful,flavorful spread fresh fruit butter, delicious on bread,scones, and bagels. To make it, put 1/4 cup berries, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/3 cup softened unsalted butter in the bowl of a food processor.Process until well combined. Refrigerate the mixture in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for 1 month


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