Well its been a few days since I have posted and its catching up with me..so I thought I would fill you in on whats been going on in our household..On Monday I made a wonderful new recipe of Cuban pork tenderloin with sweet potato stew..I added and doctored it some..but oh my was it tasty..I will be eating some for lunch today.:)
I had left over yams and sweet potatoes..so I decided to dehydrate them to make a garland or small wreath to hang some where..
We decided to tackle the little garden shed in the back yard..we had the old table here and it is now stored under a tarp in the upper part of the garage..Apparently we had a family of mice living here..7 mice and one huge rat..well we took care of that and we were left cleaning these little non-paying rodents messy digs..so vacuum vac in hand and santizer we cleaned out the entire shed from top to bottom...these are the before photos..doesn't hubby look thrilled..
you couldn't get back here..this used to be our holiday storage shed for many years till we got the garage built hence the shelves.. we tossed alot of stuff too..just too damaged from the mice family..
here is after..it is so nice to get back in there again..smells clean and you can actually find something..
the back part..there is a kitty door for the babies when they get scared they can come in here..and they can use the facilities when they need too.;)
That was a 4 hour job that is out of our hair..I then still felt motivated and quickly mowed the lawn..I felt it later..took some ibeprofun and a nice hot shower..helped...but one more project out of the way.;)
This was my Sillie Millie yesterday when I was folding laundry..I just love that kid..;)
This was Stanley Steamer on monday..Hubby was tossing leaves at him and he was playing in them..so we covered him in them..;)
Okay onto Tuesday..Kimmy and I set out to go shopping..I had to drop Tucker off for his yearly exam at 9am and we met up at Joanns...where else? we got to the costumes and were laughing about them..and a gal said we both needed our pictures taken..so here you go..Kimmy and I in our best witch hats.;) don't you just love those braids..Kimmy looks thrilled too..people always ask us if we are sisters..and we tell them yes!!..
I look pretty good as a kitty..:)
I picked up this wonderful rug at Walmart for $9.00 bucks..I love the color of this..so it is gracing the kitchen floor.;)
I got this magazine at rite aid..I went through it last night and I marked just about every page..some wonderful recipes to try for the holidays..a must have so pick one up.;)
Packing supplys at walmart for sending off packages and swaps.:) they have the best prices.
oh and the "Big" bag of candy..I am set for Halloween..gotta bag it all up with some plastic rings for the kids and we are set...also at walmart..
I picked up another great burnt orange towel for the bathroom..it was only 3.50..can't beat that..so this will look nicer as the other one is a brighter orange for halloween..this will be my thanksgiving/year round one..since I kind of have a fall theme in the bathroom:)
more towels to embroider on..;)
got this lovely stash at joanns..the purple lights are in the dining room..I love the glow they put off..;)some ribbon and some yarn to crochet kitchen wash rags with..
They are having a huge sale at joanns..these cute little pillows were only a 1.49...you will see them when I post my halloween decor..
more wool felt for making penny rugs, chair backs etc..
a remanent of a nice plaid polor fleece..will be making scarves and embroidering on these..so that was Tuesday..I got home and started decorating for halloween..the weather was glorious and still is..loving this indian summer we are getting..just hope it lasts..:)
On wednesday I was up early to finish my halloween decorating..and I did some baking too..as we were having some guys from church come over for a service project and split our wood that has been sitting for a while..so I knew I had to bake them something yummy for taking time out of their busy day to come over and chop our wood and stack it..so I made pumpkin spice bread. 6 loaves...
and pumpkin cake...oh and it is yummy..I gave them the pumpkin bread and cut up the cake and gave them some..but lets not get stupid here..I kept some too...:)
here is Logan Cleave and Tim just going to town on the wood..
Here is Tim Bullock the coordinator of this service project..he is showing us his guns..I tell you these guys rocked..only took them 2 hours to split and stack this for us..so we are set to go with another project that we don't have to do..but are set for the winter weather..if you guys are reading this..thank you so much for coming over and making our lives easier and toasty.;)
Ahhh you gotta love free wood and free labor...now we gotta cover it and we are good to go..so we had leftovers for dinner..that cuban pork and I tell you it is better the second time around..has a nice little kick to it...just enough though..so today I am finishing up craft projects and getting them out in the mail by tomorrow..I took a bazillion halloween photos..will share those tomorrow..and while decorating yesterday 2 wonderful packages came and I will share those on Saturday..:) lets just say my home smells yummy..;) I hope you all have a fantastic thursday..and as always thanks for stopping by and saying hi and making my day...I just love my blogging buddies..you make my days so much better.;>)