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Sunday, November 30, 2014

A Very Country Thanksgiving!



Howdy friends....I'm back!  Back from where, you ask??  Nowhere big, just my real life!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving...we sure did.  Both of our kids were home, which is a major big deal around here!  We loved having them here, along with the rest of my family.  My in-laws didn't make the trip from Oklahoma this year, because they are flying to NEW YORK CITY!  They have many excursions planned, including being front and center for the Christmas tree lighting in Rockefeller Center...lucky ducks!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...






Hurry Papa, I'm HUNGRY!

 There's a story here....

 We were all waiting patiently for my brother to arrive with the ham.  Instead he walked in with this. This...FISH.   We tried our best to act excited...but...well...we wanted HAM!  On closer observation, we realized this was a "mounted" fish, and my butt-head brother had pulled a fast one on us.  We all laughed 'till the tears ran, and yes, he then carried in a beautiful ham.

After we stuffed ourselves, it was play time...my niece and grandbaby.




My daughter and nephew.


Our boy and his girlfriend.

And what do we do on Thanksgiving when the weather is unseasonably warm?




Yes.  We trap shoot.


Then....we rest.  Gosh, it was awesome having our kids here.  Missing them terribly already!


   

                                                       Hope your day was as beautiful as ours....

Sunday, November 2, 2014

An Old Chevy...Blast From The Past



Everyday I drive by this old truck.  I just love it....there's something about it that is so cool.












                                                       Talk about funky junk!


Monday, October 13, 2014

Estes Park Elk



A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to a wedding near Denver.  It was lovely, and our hotel stay was wonderful....but....it just wasn't long enough.   So, as usual, I started scheming to "milk one more night" out of our trip.

Estes Park is only about an hour or so from where we were, and I had been ranting and raving about going up there to see the elk.  Not only is Estes Park a quaint mountain town, the elk love to hang out there during their mating season in September and October.  It was more magnificent than I could have imagined!









This is the king of the herd.



And he is very, VERY, territorial over his females.
 

The bugling was an amazing sound.  I'm still kicking myself in the hiney for  not getting video, so you could hear it, too.


















If you get the chance, remember...Estes Park, September and October.  You won't regret it....I promise!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Butterfly Tale



With fall approaching, the Monarch Butterflies have arrived.  Like everyone else, I love the fall season....it just doesn't last very long in our neck of the woods.

Each evening the butterflies have been gathering in our locust trees, and they are an awesome sight!

Here is just a small sampling....









 

My understanding is, they travel all the way to Mexico for the winter....sounds like a good idea to me!

Monday, September 15, 2014

ModCloth Clearance Sale! Up To 70% Off!

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Do you watch cooking shows on Food Network?  If I ever have any down time, that's where I end up while channel surfing.  Specifically, I try to catch Ree Drummond, on The Pioneer Woman Cooks. What in the world does this have to do with ModCloth's HUGE sale??  Well, this last Saturday, she was wearing a top from, you guessed it...ModCloth!

I LOVE their clothes, and I love 70% Off, even more!

Summer may be coming to a close, but it's hard to be sad about it while there is an amazing deal at ModCloth ! Don't miss your chance to nab dazzling deals on separates, dresses, & more at up to 70% off! So many items on sale. So little time. Shop while it lasts!  This sale ends Friday, Sept. 19th.







Saturday, September 6, 2014

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Holy Cow! It's A .......




So, a few days ago, I was making my rounds watering flowers.  It was early evening, and I was just minding my own business, going about tending my little flowery friends.

Then....something on the tree right next to me, caught my eye.  It was just a slight movement, but when I looked,  nothing was there.  When I got a little closer, I saw a small creature that looked just like the bark on the tree.  I still had NO IDEA what I was looking at, so.....I got a little closer.  At that point, it moved, and slowly stretched out a black wing, and I knew EXACTLY what it was.















At this point I dropped my margarita watering hose, and ran for the house.


Actually, I ran and grabbed my camera, just like any good blogger, right?

I was a little freaked out by our  visitor, but at the same time, these guys eat those pesky mosquitoes, so I guess he can stay.

It was pretty cool watching him come to life, as the sun went down.  Once it was dusk, he flew off into the night.

Creepy, but cool!




Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sweet Corn From Sweet Neighbors Plus...Corn On The Cob Tips And Recipes!



'Tis the season!  The season for homegrown sweet corn!  The farmers in our area plant acres and acres of dent corn.  Dent corn is grown for cattle feed, and is a huge crop here.  But, lucky for us,  most of our farmers also a plant a patch of sweet corn in the center of their circle of dent corn,  strictly for us humans : )


Last weekend, our neighbors stopped by with a HUGE bag full of the sweetest corn I have ever tasted!

                                                    This is just a small sample of the loot.

Now, I'll be honest...I love sweet corn, but I've just never been a fan of the whole shucking and cleaning the silk, business.  So, I was thrilled to find out about the magic corn trick.  If you haven't heard about it you can get the scoop HERE, from bakerette.com


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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Easy Margaritas...Plus 17 Cocktail Recipes!

I love a good margarita, don't you? This past weekend my sister-in-law introduced me to a super easy and super yummy margarita. There are numerous recipes out there, but I prefer EASY! This version is probably old as the hills, but, hey it's new to me.

1 can limeade
1 can tequila
2 beers (one of the recipes from Pinterest calls for 1 beer)

Bada bing! The best margarita I've had in a long time!

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