Thanks Matthew for keeping the fire pit roaring!
Time for S’mores
Thank you Tara for taking all these wonderful pictures!! And thank you for my surprise Birthday Cake!! It was beautiful and delicious!! xoxo
Thank you everyone for bringing all those wonderful soups!! Can’t wait til next year! Love you all!!
My beautiful daughter, baby Ellie (with cracker in her mouth) and Miss Heidi
My handsome son-in-law and baby Ellie
Papa Bayless & Ellie
Nana & Ellie
Maurene & Tim
Mamma Mia & Paul
My handsome son
Me & Belley Boo (Belle)
Sarah & Reece
Justin & Birthday Girl – Ridley
My neighbors, James & Shelley
This year’s contest was “Soup” and we had a wonderful variety of yummy ones!
Everyone had a chance to fill their bowls and place a “vote”! Everybody got to be a judge.
And this little angel face is actually eating the “Winner”!! Tara and the Benson family made homemade Tomato Bisque soup and Tara had made grilled cheese sandwiches that she cut into bite size croutons!!!! YUMOLA!! Congrats Bensons!
More to come . . . .
Good news . . . . cabinets are in! Bad news . . . I have to re-level!!!!!!! Longgggg story – but countertop guy came to measure and the 2 base cabinets to left of the dishwasher are lower than the cabinet to the right of the dishwasher!!!! Seriously???? Whoooo knew that an 8′ level is required for making sure that the “long” run of cabinets are alllllllll level together. Well, I thought they were level until he stuck that 8′ level (maybe it was 6′ – it was way bigger than my 4′ level) across the 2 left cabinets, across the dishwasher to the other cabinet. Soooooooo I have to start over on those . . . sooooo bummed!!! This is taking FOREVER!
Here are my countertop & tile choices. The countertop is “Cortina” Quartz by Viatera (Home Depot) and the tile for my backsplash is called “Avalon” from Lowe’s. I wanted a simpler countertop because I wanted the statement to be my backsplash. The tile reminds me of a quilt – perfect for my little farmhouse.
Soooo, I’m in the backyard chatting with my neighbor on the other side of our fence and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a cat. I was shocked to see 2 chickens cruising around! At first I thought, oh my word how cute is that, thennnnn I saw that they had dug up some of my plants!!!! Punks!!! Chased them out and saw that they came through the fence behind my barn. I had a piece of plywood that I stuck up against the area they came through . . . we’ll see!
Yahoo my sink is here! Dang, I was totally impressed that it came in it’s own fabric bag! I feel like I’m unwrapping a Kate Spade Bag! LOL
Comes with the two heavy weight sink rinse grids (drying racks), template, mounting clips and basket strainer/drain assembly.
I loveee the short divide in the middle – so much easier for washing dishes (well, rinsing dishes). 30″ wide, 19″ front to back, sinks are 10″ deep and the middle is 4″ lower. Here is the link if you’re interested: https://tinyurl.com/y3nu3br4