Sunflower Festival Recap

July 3, 2007 at 8:03 am | Posted in family, fun | 2 Comments

We had a great time at the Sunflower Festival this year.  We spent too much money and ate too much food and got way too hot, but it was worth it.

The girls had a great time too.  There are many local artisans selling their wares, which we purchased (of course).  And there was an antique tractor parade, which we liked because we dream of one day having enough land to warrant having a tractor!

 There are gardens to explore, a sharecroppers home and, of course, huge sunflowers fields to visit and cut sunflowers.

There was a lot of good fair/festival-type food and entertainment.  Also, there was a kids’ area with face painting and pony rides and a petting zoo and an enchanted forest.


Sunflower Festival

June 24, 2007 at 8:23 am | Posted in family, fun | 2 Comments



It’s time for the Annual Sunflower Festival again!  If you live anywhere within driving distance of Rutledge, GA you simply must bring the entire family out for a weekend of fun in the sun-flowers ;)


There will be live music, the sharecropper’s house tour,  cut your own sunflowers for $7 (vase included), hay rides, pony rides and petting zoo, demonstrations, food, local market, kids’ activities, antique tractors, and much more!  They have tons of activities for the kids.

Have a :) weekend!


Simple Sewing

June 24, 2007 at 7:29 am | Posted in books, fun, sewing | 1 Comment

simplesewing.jpgI bought Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter last night.  My husband and I went on a date to Lil’ River Grill (If you live in the area, it’s a must-try!) and then we swung by Borders.  I had some money left over from our trip to the flea market yesterday, so I wanted a sewing book.  I’ll write about our trip to the flea market later :) …

I couldn’t decide between Amy Butler’s In Stitches or Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing, but in the end I chose the latter.  Perhaps I will get back and buy the former.  I have enjoyed looking through the book and can’t wait to begin sewing something :)



June 14, 2007 at 9:55 am | Posted in cooking, family, fun | Leave a comment

My oldest daughter has been begging me to make popsicles.  We finally found some molds when we were in Florida on vacation (of course, I am seeing them everywhere at home … now … go figure).  Here are the molds my mom-in-law bought us:


So the other night we made dreamsicles.  We used the recipe I found here called “Creamy Juice Bars”.

Here are all our ingredients: vanilla ice cream (they only had French Vanilla at Whole Foods that day – they would have been better with regular vanilla), frozen orange juice concentrate, a blender and molds.  How easy!


Blending the ingredients …


My daughter just couldn’t help herself …


Pouring the mixture into the molds …


Ready to be frozen …


Eating the yummy treat!


 Have a nice and cool day :)

My Dream! LOL …

June 9, 2007 at 9:10 pm | Posted in fun, misc | 3 Comments

We were driving home from our vacation in Florida today. We drove through Dothan, AL and I spotted a L~A~R~G~E flea market. My eyes were drawn to the wares that I could see. My husband asked, “What’s that?”, to which I responded, “My dream!” He laughed. It was his nightmare ;)

I am inspired to visit J&J next weekend … do you think he will go with me?



June 9, 2007 at 6:42 pm | Posted in cooking, family, fun | 2 Comments

Mmmmmmm … it is so hot today and popsicles sound so good. I know we will be running up to Bruster’s for some ice cream later! While we were on vacation I found some popsicle molds (I couldn’t find any here at home) and so later we’ll make some yummy popsicles. I thought I would share the recipes with you that I found …

Recipe Chic: Homemade Popsicles – This site has some gret recipes and information about different molds and how to make your own

Pioneer Thinking: Popsicle Paradise! – This site has a some good ideas for non-traditional popsicles

Scrumptious Summertime Treats – This site has some for fun recipes

CAn’t wait to make them … enjoy :)

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