Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Against the wind...

      That's the weather here today! The winds are very strong and gusty, so who wants to embrace that? My hubs has, all day working on his step-van. I think he's finally done with everything, changing the oil, replacing a bearing,etc., actually, no, he's going out again for more of the wind. I would be walking outside, but my ears just can't take it, so when I'm done with this post, it's treadmill time for me! 
      Christmas was wonderful this year, as usual! Everyone was here and enjoyed the food and gifts. I'm busy today trying to clean and get my thoughts straight. The stencil arrived today and it is beautiful! I chose Gabrielle allover and it has two parts. It's very large, so I'm not sure if it will work on my little cabinet, but I'm going to try! I have it laying flat and weighted so that it can come un-rolled. It needs to be flat before I can use it. Did I mention that I received a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas? I was so surprised for I didn't expect one at this time! I thought I could download graphics like from the Graphics Fairy and use them on the machine but I can't seem to find out how to do that yet. If anyone who may read this post has done this, please leave me a comment on how to do it. I would really appreciate it. It's fun learning new things, but can be frustrating at times. I hope to go thrifting some time this week, hopefully tomorrow. I'll let you know what I find. Blessings from Bama!

Since I can't afford a maid, this is the next best thing, Miele for wood floors.

The blue package is the Silhouette Cameo.

The exercise equipment was an unexpected surprise. When we were at our friends' house the other day, he said he was going to run an ad for someone to get it for free! Needless to say, that ad was never run! I just got off the treadmill you see in the background, and I love the rush I feel afterwards!

The dough ferments for 12-18 hours and tastes amazingly like sourdough!

Hubs reading the Christmas story from Luke chapter 2.

Smoking ham and turkey breast in the rain!

Smoked ham and about to be smoked baked beans. They turned out delicious!

Marinated slaw made with a whole head of cabbage. It didn't make much, and none was left!

Son sneaking a bite of ham.

Winterlynn, Woody, and stilettos!

They loved playing in the box the best!

My Dad got in this picture!

What's left of the bread!

The bread cooked in this dutch oven, in the oven.
Windy day!
He tears up his bed and looks like this!


  1. Windy day...tell me about it. I had the bright idea to try to spray paint outside today. Ha, I won't try that again. I loved seeing your Christmas pictures and I'm insanely jealous that you got a Cameo. I'd love to have one but don't know the first thing about how to use it, lol. I'll be on the lookout for your first project with it ;)

    Have a good week,

  2. I love the outdoors, but I don't like the wind! I can't even stand having ceiling fans running! haha That Miele looks fantastic! Been thinking about getting something like that, but am afraid the cats would get hurt, or hurt it! Great going on getting the treadmill for free!

  3. I love all your pictures! What a lovely holiday! The food looked delicious!

  4. That is one YUMMY sounding and looking meal! Making my mouth water through the screen! :)

    And the gym equipment was a great find! Can't beat that price either!

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    May you be richly blessed in this New Year of 2012!


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