Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mason Jar Coasters

I came across this idea on Pinterest from http://thehoneycombhome.com/diy-mason-jar-coasters/.
I thought they were pretty awesome so I decided I would give them a try.  I purchased a box of the wide mouth lids
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She used black chalkboard paint and a white chalk marker. I used what I had on hand.   If I were to do it again, I  would use all patio paint as I think it would be more durable, but what I used is working just fine.
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I gave the inner lid parts 2 coats of paint.
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I then stenciled on the numbers with the white paint.
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I sealed them with 3 coats of the Modge Podge and then used a hot glue gun to attached the lids to the outer rings.    Update:  while using one of my coasters, I realized it  had a milky white film (like the modge podge looks before it dries)  I googled this and found where some  people said this  happened to them when they got something wet that had Modge Podge on it,  while others said they got a long fine, maybe it’s the brand I don’t know. So I thought perhaps if I applied polyurethane to it that would solve the problem. I applied 3 coats and yes it did solve the problem. So next time I will skip the Modge Podge when making coasters and just use the polyurethane.
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Loved how they turned out and am enjoying using them!
Mindy

Friday, September 2, 2016

Grammy’s Cutie Pie

Just lovin my precious little grandson <3  

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Here he’s listening to every word grandpa is telling him, lol!

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My heart is full!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Asher Dean

Our first little grandson was born August 19, 2016.

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I have to say he is a little cutie pie!

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Our son Jake, Grandma Mindy and Grandpa Rusty

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Great Grandparents, Jim and Barb.

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Four generation photo.

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Got to have a picture of Mama Jackie too! 

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We sure are enjoying him, so much fun!!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Lavender Gardens

Had a great time picking lavender today at Moonstone Lavender Gardens  in Thurman, Iowa.  Thank you Marcia, for taking my picture.  Now I have proof I was actually there lol !   I’m usually behind the camera.

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I had bees and butterflies right there beside me helping me out!

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You had to be careful and not step on any Wee Folk.

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If you took a notion, you could stop and take a break any time and play  checkers with Mr. Butterfly.

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Couldn’t pass up this wonderful smelling tea. They have a shop there full of all kinds of lavender goodness…too many to mention.

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Go and smell the Lavender!

Mindy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Fun Purchases

It’s been awhile since I picked up some of these fun items but wanted to share them with you. Target has a lot of neat things anymore. Found this cute kitchen towel on sale none the less.

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Fell in love with this sign from Hobby Lobby, again at a bargain price!  After all it is very important to know whether the kitchen is open or not!

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A new place for me that I am finding I like (maybe that’s not a good thing) is T.J. Maxx  Had to have this reusable shopping bag and…

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this marked down coffee mug!

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Always a good feeling when you find a good product at a good price!  I’m finding myself really starting to like the lighter “farmhouse” look. 

Mindy

Monday, July 25, 2016

More Flowers

Just love photographing flowers.

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