Monday, July 25, 2011

Moving Update and A Winner

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope everyone had a fun and (hopefully) cool weekend.
Mine was full of moving stuff to............OOLOGAH!!!!!!! Yep, Oologah, Oklahoma. I'm now calling it home.
As did this gentleman:
Will Rogers.
This is a picture of his home, which is actually only a few miles from my in-laws home.
For those who guessed Claremore, you are wrong! His hometown is Oologah, but he told everyone his hometown was Claremore, because no one outside Oklahoma would be able to pronounce Oologah! BTW: you fellow Okies should have known this! lol
So........the winner of the "guess where I'm moving to" is:

Thursday, July 21, 2011


This huntin' family is a' movin'.
To this man's hometown.
If you guess who this is and where his hometown is, I'll do a drawing to send something fun to ya!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Neck O' The Woods - Granbury, TX

Hi Friends! it's Tuesday, so I'm linkin up with those RHOK ladies!
THE hunter and I just got back from a super quick jaunt down to Texas and back. We literally left at 4am Friday morning and got home at 9pm Saturday night! Lots of riding in the car for me.
The drive really wasn't too bad, but of course THE hunter wanted to stop at the haven of all hunters: Cabelas!!!!
Hit Cabelas in Fort Worth and then another hour or so down to Granbury!!!! Yay!
Got to the wedding of one of my most favorite Texas chicks in the whole wide world, Madelline and her now hubby, Robert, where I was roped into being the photographer which was cool and all, but it was 110 degrees down there! It's Texas in July people! H-O-T!!!!!! I had sweat running down places that sweat has no place to run....unless you're running, but honestly I didn't see too many people outside running in Texas. Hmm.
Ok, anyway, I didn't get to take any pics of my own from the wedding except for this one of me and THE hunter at the reception.
Saturday morning I drug THE hunter to Granbury's awesomely fabulous Square!!!! I love the square. I could move my whole family to Texas so that I can be close to the Square. I could live at the square. I have been dreaming of going back to the Square ever since I left it the Summer of 2006.
They just have the cutest shops for anything and everything you could possibly want or need! Cookin stuff, antiques, clothes, salsa, ice cream, wine, quilting stuff, sports stuff. Just everything!
Here's the courthouse in the middle of the Square. It's under construction at the moment.
Here's a couple of the beautiful homes just off the square.
I asked THE hunter if I could have one. He said no. He's so unreasonable.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Epitome of Summer

This little red-headed man with the crabby britches and the slip-n-slide is what summer is all about!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful and fun summer!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My Neck O' The Woods - Quilting

Happy Tuesday Everyone! It's that day of the week where we link up with those cool chicks at the Real Housewives of Oklahoma for In Your Neck of the Woods!
My bestie, Calianna, and I have been plotting for months about making identical quilts out of Moda's new line, Strawberry Fields. I just love it! It's just so 50's colored and strawberry-ish! Makes me oh so happy!!!!
Anywho, we finally got all our fabric in for our quilts and we planned a Girls Only Saturday for us to get together and start cutting out all the pieces. Luckily, my mom was nice enough to let us converge on her house (which was boy-free, except for my dad, the cat, and the dogs) to eat, cut, and sew.
Of course, we couldn't make a strawberry quilt without eating some strawberries, so my mom cut us up some with a dab of Cool Whip to munch between cutting!
Here's Calianna (who is appropriately colored for the occasion by the way) cutting her little heart out!
We started cutting out fabric for two queen size quilts at 11:00 AM. By 6:30 PM we still weren't done cutting, but Calianna had to go home to her boys. I kept cutting until 10:00 PM and I STILL wasn't finished cutting, but I was so exhausted from standing at that counter all day that I just quit and went to bed. The next morning I got up and spent another good hour cutting to finally finish up all the cutting! It's c-r-a-z-y how many pieces are needed for these stinkin quilts!!! But they're gonna be sooooooo pretty when they're done and we'll have matching quilts!
I did get to piece together two blocks (so that we could bask in the wonderful strawberry fields prettiness) and here they are!
Just a little sample of what's to come!
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

No Lakin' For Me

There were thoughts about heading to the good ol' lake house this weekend and going out in the boat.....until my mom just called to let me know that Ft. Gibson Lake now has that nasty blue green algae stuff that has Grand Lake swimmer-free.
Swim in the nasty (poo and algae) infested lake or hole up and quilt with my bestie, Calianna....
um, yeah
no swimmy swimmy for me! I really don't want to take my chances on dying from the algae.
Everyone have a fun and algae-free weekend!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Neck O' The Woods - Yumm

I've been doing a lot of baking lately, what with the holidays and all.
So, I wanted to share these last two dishes that I've fixed up!
1) No Bake Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Cake
This was sooooo yummy and light and refreshing on a super hot summer day. I found this recipe the other day on Deep South Dish and it's super simple to make. 1 prepared graham cracker crust (which I had a coupon for), I 12 oz tub of Cool Whip (I used the fat free kind...surprised aren'tcha?), 16oz strawberry fruit on the bottom yogurt (I used Greek yogurt), a couple drops of red food coloring, and some sliced up strawberries on top! See? Easy easy and ridiculously light and healthy!
2) Blueberry Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes I found these over at Paula Deen and they're.....a little weirder for me and my taste buds. They are chocolate chip with fresh blueberries.....and apple butter.....and maple syrup. Uh huh. They're different. I made these up last night and asked THE hunter what he thought. I didn't get a lot of response on these. When I tried them I thought that they're not super "WOW!" but not super "YUCK!" either. They're just different. We'll see what the girls at work think of them today. Guinea pigs! lol
Hope y'all had a wonferful and safe 4th of July!!!!