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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Back From Extended Hiatus...Finally

It wasn't my intention to take so much time off, but it sure worked out that way. Time just flies by when life gets in the way.

I'm determined to get back to blogging, even if it's
only once a week or so.

Right now we are snowed in with the 2+ feet of snow that has fallen in the last two days. It's the most snow we've had in years, and reminds me of the snow storms I remember from my childhood. So I think it's the perfect, but brief topic to come back with today.
Dot and Turbo out enjoying all the fluffy white stuff.
Not much swinging going on in the backyard today.
Since we are basically snowed in, it was a great day to play outside, and make Snow Ice Cream. We did manage to have a couple of visitors for the day, when my niece brought her 3-year-old twin daughters over to hang out with us while she ventured out of town to attend a funeral. They were quite the little helpers, and kept us hopping all day.

Snow Ice Cream Recipe
8 cups of fresh clean snow
1 cup of milk
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

Mix together quickly, as the snow melts very fast, until somewhat creamy. It tends to be a little on the sweet side with this recipe, so if you want it a little less sweet back off on the sugar and vanilla a little bit. We topped ours with sprinkles.

Snow Ice Cream with Sprinkles

Helping measure out ingredients for the Snow Ice Cream
Emma, Callie and Brinlee having a little snow fun.
So all in all it was a great day of just girly fun with my kiddo, and great-nieces. We missed my hubby though as he is still gone plowing roads somewhere in a nearby community. I hate it that he has to be gone so much during bad weather, but it's his job, and it's just what he does. I'm proud of him for the hard work he does to keep the community safe in times like these.

Thanks for stopping by today, if it's your first time here I hope you'll stick around, and if you stop by occasionally, and have wondered when I'd be back...thank you, and welcome back, hope to see you again soon.

God bless and have a great day.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Antique Mall Fun!

Finally I have a moment a {short one that is} to share a tidbit about what I have been up to these last couple of weeks.

Recently a new antique mall opened in a nearby community, and since my daughter attends school in that town, we are there everyday. I took advantage of a little free time I had and paid a visit to this new place, and found a fabulous treasure trove of goodies.

Located in a historic building in the town of Redmond, Oregon, it's a must visit place if you are ever traveling through the Central Oregon area in the Pacific Northwest. Redmond has several antique stores, and malls but this one is by far at the top of the list.
is downtown, easy to find, run by a sweet amazing family that has brought a fun, positive energy to the industry in our area, and has a great group of vendors...
 I am loving it!

Redmond Antique Mall
Business has taken off with such a bang, vendor spaces filled up fast and there is a waiting list for spaces. However, on that note...I was lucky enough to score a display case space where, along with my mom we will be selling collectibles, housewares, restyled items, funky junky stuff, and restyled items. We also made sure our names were on that waiting list for a booth space.

A few things we have stocked our case with so far...

Forever Flowers - made from vintage jewelry and silverware
Hall China and Hand Painted Jars
I will have more pictures to share soon, we had a vendor's meeting this week and everybody is cool with me snapping photos and sharing so stay tuned. If you want to see some of the fun now check out the mall's facebook page Redmond Antique Mall Facebook

God bless and have a great day.