Monday, September 5, 2016

Ballon Festival 2016 a few came our way

Happy Labor Day!

  Just my usual day off- as I don't work on Sunday or Monday. We had a good day though! Bobs Mom and Dad had a barbecue and we had a good time.
 I made my Remembrance Cookies today for September 11th, and  Laurie's BD, can't believe she and my Dad have been gone for 5 years - Laurie in October and Daddy in December! Time flies in so many ways, slow for some things in my life and too fast in other parts of my life!
We had a beautiful hot and sunny day! I am looking forward to 70's but not winter!
The Balloons a few came our way so I thought I would share. 3 of them landed over at the Golf Course and the orange one over on the street a few blocks over. We usually luck out at least one day during the festival to see them come up this way.

Have a great week!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Time sure flies, snow on Pikes Peak this morning and cards I am working on

Hello Everyone,

   Summer has flown by! Work has been busy! Today I took a walk down to the park and took a bunch of photos- Snow on Pikes Peak. We had a big rainstorm with lots of thunder and lightning and up on Pikes Peak it was snow- we received 1 1/2" of rain. No hail! We have had a bad hail season here we just had a big storm a few weeks ago and a lot of my co workers had their houses trashed and their cars totaled. We were lucky this time!
  I have been making a lot of digital cards and I made some cards and tags to print for 4th of July and now for Patriot Day.
I am making cards and tags for an event in my hometown in Owego, NY. October 1st. One of my school friends is holding their annual event in memory of their Granddaughter Sarah. 
I will also make a locket to add to the basket. The event will be at the new dog park. They have the best dog grooming place I have ever seen.  Cuddlebugs. They take the cutest photos of dog clients and they are held and cuddled- what a wonderful experience for the dogs when getting groomed!
I hope everyone enjoyed their summer!


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

More cards and Tags I have been having a lot of fun!

Here are some more of the cards and tags I have been working on. The man in the one tag is my Great Uncle he was married to Jenny my Great Grandmother Minnie's Sister- who my facebook page and my second Etsy shop is named for. I hope you enjoy what I have been learning along the way! I am going to make some pennant banners with the Vintage Photo ones shown here.

I have been having fun in PSE and finally learning more here are some pics of what I have been creating

Hello All,

I hope your winter has been ok and Spring will be here soon! We just had a big snowstorm on Groundhogs Day weekend. We actually had a day off as there was too much snow to plow at work with the ATV's. We had 12-14" in our yard and our street was a mess. It is finally melting off! That was the most snow at one time here in Colorado Springs in a long time!
I have sold some items to a shop in PA and some of these cards will be made into greeting cards for them- so this isn't the finished product.  I did get the tags done and sent some out with the Valentine's I made. I will do in 2-3 posts to keep the scrolling down to minimum. I hope you like how I am progressing! Have a great week! Bob's Grandma Lucy is 99 today and I made her 2 cute cards on facebook as I have lost my voice so I can't call her. Bobs Mom Sally will relay my Happy Birthday wishes to her! XO Linda

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Merry Christmas Week! Some of the cards and tags I made and my #‎AliveNowMag‬, ‪#‎AdventPhoto

Merry Christmas Week! This month has flown by so fast! I have been making toffee and baking every weekend! Tomorrow I will be done! 

I have enjoyed doing the 25 days of Advent photos. Some days the word has been a challenge to find just the right image. I am posting some of the ones I did. The graphics some were from the graphics fairy and altered. I did the annual candle for our loved ones with Cindy Adkins on the 11th of December. She has the Angels at my Door facebook page. I also did a candle on the 13th for one of my school friends who had a Grand Angel pass away at the age of 5. A group called Compassion International hosted it as a world wide event.
Daddy has been gone for 4 years already how can that be! 
I did a collage for him.

My brother Jay surprised me with these 2 ornaments from our town - Owego, NY. I love them!

I am looking forward to my break! I will be off until January 5th! I am hoping to go to a new antique shop and another shop that is open when I am at work and a used book store not far from my house.

Merry Christmas! Let's Pray for Peace on Earth! Happy New Year! XO Linda

Monday, November 30, 2015

Batter Buns Recipe and Day 2 for the Advent

Hello Blog Friends,

   Here is the story of the Batter Buns Recipe. In 1972 I moved to Colorado Springs from upstate NY. My brother was stationed here as a musician in the United States Air Force Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. The man I married was in the United States Air Force Academy Band. There were many older couples in the band and one couple seemed to take in the young ones to show us the ropes. Jean and Adrian had 6 kids, so you know she knew everything! Jean became not only a close friend but she was like a second Mom. She taught me how to do the new Mom things after Tara was born, before my Mom got to come out. She also taught me how to make these delicious rolls that I have been making for over 42 years! I miss her to this day as she tragically passed away from Cancer in 1981.

Here is the recipe!

Batter Buns  by Jean Dubois

In a large mixing bowl add 1 Cup very warm water, 1 package dry yeast and 1/8 Cup 
sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt- ( I don't add a lot of salt so I just shake the shaker a few times)
Stir together- I like to let the yeast work a little before I continue-
Add 1 1/4 Cup of flour, stir 2 Tablespoons shortening, 1 Egg, mix well! Add 1 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons Flour, mix well. Cover and let rise until double. ( I use a dish towel) I also turned my oven on 200 to help the dough raise.

Once the dough has doubled, stir down. Spoon into lightly greased muffin pans. Let rise until double.
Bake 375 until golden brown. I bake for 3-4 minutes and then turn and change racks. Yields 1 DZ
I always double the recipe as everyone loves them!

This is Jean!

 Day 2 Advent Prepare.

I am using a photo of Pikes Peak- as you need to Prepare for hiking the Peak, like we need to Prepare for the Lord's Birthday.
Peace and Love,

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Post Thanksgiving!

I am hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful dinner at Bob's Mom and Dads. The turkey tasted better than ever! My batter buns were a hit again! We are having terrible cold weather here and snow- a little unusual for us to have this for so many days straight! We were not very busy at the dealership, but we still sold some bikes and people took advantage of our Black Friday sales!

 Today I went to get tins at the dollar store for the toffee and some other baking supplies. Next Sunday I start the toffee with Mom Sally! 

I am doing an Advent a day photo posting with a group on facebook- here is the link-
Today is Hope and I am posting this photo of Penrose St Francis Hospital- I will not get into the politics over what happened here on Friday but the police officers and some civilians that were injured are at this hospital, 2 blocks from my house- So Hope is for them to recover quickly!

 I have been working on Christmas cards and I found some cute Santa Claus resin keys at Michaels and I made cards for my Grand Nephews and Great Niece! I will post the cards today and when I get them printed I will show the key. I will also have some Joy keys with cards soon in my Etsy shop- Minniesvintageshop.

I wish you Peace and Joy always and now for the start of this Holiday Season!

Hugs, Linda

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Where has the summer gone!

Hello All,

   Yes I have been lax on the blogging. Summer seems to have finally come and now it is almost over! We have had a decent summer at the dealership, though we had a month of rain it slowed our Motorcycle sales and now it is hot, hot! 

The K-3 are all 3 now! So hard to believe! Bob cat weighs 17.8 pounds, Merlin 16.8 and Savannah is just over 14. Except for Savannah the boys are long and lean. Savannah is short. The photo I took this morning they were watching Kitty TV the birds and the squirrels!

 I went to the Barn in Castle Rock with Bobs Mom on Friday night. I took off work early as they had a shopping event with wine and snacks. We had a great time!

I have been working on some images. I had this train photo and aged it up a little and placed it on a cabinet card for my brother Jay. I showed the original also. I have 2 more images to do and then I will print them out and send them to him. The train is at our old station in Owego NY. The cabinet card back I used is also from home so I thought that was special too. 

Our pond has done well this year and my vines also from all of the rain we have had. Our drought is over pretty much and we didn't have to water much this year at all.

My Granddog Oreo is so cute and I just had to add a photo of her. Oliver our resident non-feral was over for a kitty love visit.

I hope you are all having a great summer, winter hours will come soon enough and then I will have more time for crafting and blogging! I got Bob some Minions Twinkies and one of the news ones in the movie is named Bob! LOL! XO Linda