Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Half of the family room in the basement.

This is the backyard.

This is the bar between the kitchen and the great room.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We are here! Everyday I love it more........ Gregg comes home for lunch. We all enjoy eating together. The kids are in their rooms. Our waterbed mattress came today so maybe tonight we will be in our bedroom! Pictures will come when I find the camera and when we get internet. Thought it would be today but guess not. Jeremiah is feeling better, Jasmine is still sick. I think I need to degerm my house. My kitchen is driving me crazy... we need to buy more wall cabinets, finish the walk in pantry and build a pot rack on the side of the pantry. I am off to the hardware store when I leave the library. They know me so very well there! tee hee.... we all know how much I adore hardware stores. There are TWO count them TWO lumber yards in Osborne. I am so happy!! Gregg is nervous. Ha. What did he expect when he taught me how to use all the power tools??

Jasmine has been asked to introduce Stuie and explain what and how he works. How cool is that? So far no problems here with business and Stuie. What a blessing!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


The kids baked this while I was at work. It was yummy!!

All kids want a back yard chin up bar, right?
This is the pond we put in last spring.


Garden 2009

We were busy with all the produce! Can't wait for next summer.




Jasmine has her 18" dolls for sale. $100 for all three dolls, clothes and furniture OR she will break them into sets for $40 each set.




Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I will not be able to open a store front in Palisade. If you are interested in a Reiki Session, please call me at home or at Renalle's in McCook.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Coming soon..........Treasures and Simply Reiki at 111 N Main. Treasures will offer hand made craft, sewing, greeting cards and jewelry along with Avon and other neat treasures. Simply Reiki will be taking appointments for Reiki Sessons. Days and hours will be announced later.

Monday, August 3, 2009



Oldies but goodies! Some of my all time favorite pictures of Jasmine and Jeremiah.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

testing

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Reiki

I will be starting my Reiki practice in McCook. Days and times TBA. If you have questions about Reiki or a Reiki treatment or would like to make a appointment please give me a call.
This is Stuie's trainer Leslie's blog! You can learn a lot about peanut sniffing dogs here.

http://peanutsniffingdogtrainer.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Goodwill


Gotta love Goodwill. I bought this for Jasmine's room for $10.


Sleepy Stuie! He does not like thunderstorms at all.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Happy Stuie! This is Stuie after Jasmine has let him play with his outdoor ball.

Tough life?

Friday, May 29, 2009




If you would like to know more about Stuie please ask. If you would like a deminstration on how Stuie keeps Jasmine safe. Please ask. I ask you not to yell, curse, scream or thraten to hit me. This will not end well. Stuie isn't about me or you. Jasmine's allergies are not about me or you. This is all about Jasmine and Stuie, thier life together. Stuie is all about keeping Jasmine safe. How can anyone be angry about that? Doesn't Jasmine deserve to go out to eat, shop for groceries, a pair of earrings? Do you know it has been about ten years since Jasmine has shopped for fresh fruits and veggies? Most stores keep peanuts and tree nuts there. Since Jasmine is allergic to contact, we never knew if there was peanut oi on other foods. Now we have Stuie! We KNOW. Stuie tells us. Life is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have looked the other way to business' that didn't want us there with Stuie. I have stopped shopping at some business' because I am too darn nice. I don't want to turn you in for breaking the law. Today was the straw that broke the camel's back. Someone threatened me, wanted to hit me over using Stuie. That is it. The police are now involved. We will go wherever we want, whenever we want. No more tiptoeing through the daisies. I have talked to managers of stores, the police. I will be talking to the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. I will not make more excuses for a small community that refuses to support a 18 year old in her fight for independence.

Questions? Call the ADA 800-514-0301

Problems with this? Just deal with it.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Reiki

I had my first Reiki class today. I am now Frist Degree Reiki. I will take the Second Degree Reiki class in 4 to 6 weeks. I am very excited. Now to practice what I learned today and everyday for the next four weeks.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Avon

I am selling Avon. I will be putting campaigns and posters out this week. Call if you would like to place an order, if you would like a campaign or if you have a qestion about avon.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Jasmine's very plum bedroom.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009
Craft It Forward

I saw this on SEW MUCH TO MAKE SEW LITTLE TIME. I think it awesome!

The first eight people who make comments on this blog post will get something from me. The rules are as follows:


1. What I will create will be personalized and intended for you.

2. It will be done this year (2009).

3. You will have no idea waht it is going to be. It may be crocheted, painted, papercraft, sewn, embroidered, beaded. Or I might bake you something and mail it to you. Very exciting indeed! You won't know until you recieve it.

The catch is, you must do the same thing over on your blog too.

So...... post a comment and see what comes your way!

1. Gilly
2. Amanda
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Gonna have fun and shine in 2009!

Monday, March 30, 2009


Indianna and Koko when they were tiny




Menu Plan for Mar 30 - April 5


Monday
lunch-- spag

dinner== chicken tenders, twiced baked potatoes, veggie/fruit, garlic bread and ice cream sundaes

Tuesday

lunch--scrambled eggs with sausage, muffins, OJ

dinner--crockpot beef roast make into hot beef sandwiches IF I find time to bake bread


Wednesday

lunch-- fried rice with chicken tenders

dinner-- salmon/steak, roasted veggies, bread


Thursday

lunch-- Stromboli

dinner-- stromboli

Friday

lunch-- ham and mac/cheese

dinner--pizza, sausage and carmelized onions

Saturday

lunch-- sandwiches, veggie/ fruit

dinner-- leftovers

Sunday

lunch-- spag and meatballs... time for a big batch of meatballs for the freezer

dinner leftovers

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A little low on fruits and veggies on the menu this week. I will make fruitveggie trays to snack on

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Grass Roots Recession Busting

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Pass on the savings to others! My son's piano teacher informed me that she was dropping the price of piano lessons for all of her students by $5 a lesson due to the recession. I told her that the only way I knew to thank her was to pass the savings on to someone else.

I take care of my sister's little girl while she and her husband are at work. They offered to pay $25 a day. In order to keep my promise to the piano teacher, I dropped what I charge my sister by $5 a day - upon the agreement that, when she finds the opportunity to do so, she needs to pass the savings along to someone else.

Pass it on!
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I am taking $5 off a special order of Happy Pads. I know my customer will pass this forward!

Who wants to join me?

Friday, February 27, 2009

Pictures of the new paint.







Chef Salads made by Jasmine and Jeremiah.
Gregg asked me to make a scarf for the cabint he rebuilt. We have the tv sitting on top of the cabinet and Gregg is worried about scratches. This is what I came up with.




Table runner. I made two, one for the sideborad and one for the table. The fabric is so fun, little teapots, tea cups, creamer and sugar containers!


I adore this fabric. New valances for the living and dining room. Not a great picture....

Burp cloth

sewing

I have been in a sewing mood this winter. Here are some of the baby bibs I have sewn.
Next week I will post them for sale.




Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I am behind on posting. Gregg and I did get the living and dining room painted. I don't have it put back together. I will work on that today, along with some cleaning and baking and more phone calls. It is only Tuesday but the week has been very long. Sunday night I recieved a phone call from dad's gf telling me dad had been flown out fight for life to Omaha. Frantic packing after that and more phone calls. At the last minute I decided I needed to stay home. Gf and her daughter and my sister and her husband were in Omaha with dad. Jasmine has been having problems with her JRA. I wasn't comfortable leaving her. If I am not here, Gregg is at work, and something happens, the kids are on thier own. I know they are getting older but I worry. I am waiting for phone call this morning for a update. The doctor was in with dad when I called. He is out of ICU. We are all concerned since dad had the same surgery four weeks ago. Civilian doctors say one thing, the VA says another. The opinions are worlds apart. Dad insists on the VA doctors and hospitals. Update here. Dad is up and moving, shaved himself this morning. Gf says he looks great. The doctors were unable to complete the surgery due to dads bp spiking. He will have another surgery in March. Each surgery the doctors have said they have fixed the problem. Then dad starts vomiting bile and is bright yellow. Things are the way they are, this is out of my hands. Time for math, cleaning, laundry and baking.

Monday, February 2, 2009



Jasmine two years old.

Jeremiah at 2 years old.

This is a picture of the kids two years ago! Time does fly.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Dovie is having a great give a away. A amzon gift card! Hop on over to enter.
http://www.myloonyverse.com/2009/01/win-25-amazon-gc.ht
Craft It Forward

I saw this on SEW MUCH TO MAKE SEW LITTLE TIME. I think it awesome!

The first eight people who make comments on this blog post will get something from me. The rules are as follows:


1. What I will create will be personalized and intended for you.

2. It will be done this year (2009).

3. You will have no idea waht it is going to be. It may be crocheted, painted, papercraft, sewn, embroidered, beaded. Or I might bake you something and mail it to you. Very exciting indeed! You won't know until you recieve it.

The catch is, you must do the same thing over on your blog too.

So...... post a comment and see what comes your way!

1. Gilly
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Gonna have fun and shine in 2009!

Thursday, January 29, 2009


I bought this Karen Voight Pilates Reformer at Goodwill last week. I paid $15 for it. It retails for $1300 online. It is a joy to get on in the mornings! My kids have taken over the basement in the afternoon to workout.

bargins



Some thrift store finds. This is to display pictures. I think it will look great to display each years photos we recieve in Christmas cards. Then there is the wall hanging. I think of it as a conversation piece. It looks great in my Italin stye kitchen.




Koko helping us when we moved the cabinet in the house. Indianna was helping too but she ran away when she saw the camera.


This is a cabinet Gregg bought at a auction for $2.50. This is the after photos. I will hunt up the before. Gregg spent a lot of time working on this cabinet this summer while he was off work. I think he did a great job considering he was using one arm most of the time.