Day at the Fair

I wasn’t kidding about cramming in as much Summer fun as we can. Yesterday, a friend of mine asked if we wanted to go to the County Fair. Falafel and I were game, while Jim and The Bee were working.

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We had a blast!

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Be prepared for photo overload. After all, there’s lots to see at the fair.

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This wasn’t even all we saw! Add in a hypnotist, chickens, horses, bunnies, cats and dogs, archery, carnival games and food, exotic birds, plus the multitude of humans of all kinds. The camel ride was, by far, Falafel’s favorite thing, though.

That child is so stoic and unmoved, usually. That camel brought the happy, for sure!

What are you doing with the rest of your Summer?

Squeezin’ the Beachin’

OK, we are officially days away from the start of school, so let the cramming in the Summer fun begin!

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We didn’t have to travel far (uh just about 5 minutes down the road) to find some sun and sand. And I always ask myself, “Why aren’t we doing this all the time?”.

*sigh*

Off to register my HIGH SCHOOLER in HIGH SCHOOL today. Sheesh. That is why. Life.

But we will fit in moments like these when and where we can, because they are so needed.

What are you squeaking in this week?

The yummiest GF zucchini bars EVAH!

I was recently checking out Yammie’s Gluten freedom blog, and found this amazingly good zucchini bread recipe.

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I made a few changes, though.

Instead of eggs, I used egg replacer in the same ratio. And Namaste All purpose GF flour instead of rice flour. I also added GF/DF chocolate chips, because CHOCOLATE CHIPS.

These are sooooo good. The browned butter frosting is amazing. I used Rice milk and it worked well. Jim thought they tasted like butterscotch Krimpets from our childhood.

I cannot stop eating it!

I love finding new tasty GF recipes.

What have you made today??

Wordless{ish} Wednesday: The After photo AND a link party!

::Wordless{ish} Wednesday is when I share a wordless image (or at least I try to make it wordless) with you, and now you can link up your image too! Click on the link below to show off your photo this week::

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You can see the “Before” photo here.

Now it’s YOUR turn! What have you been up to this week?


A Cleaning Experiment

We cook a lot.

I clean a lot, as well, but the deep cleaning stuff (ie: the oven and stove and under the fridge) just doesn’t happen as often as I would like. So when I find a new method of making my life easier in that capacity, I jump on it.

These are our stove top burner covers.

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I have tried to scrub these using vinegar and baking soda before, but that never truly got them clean. I read, the other night, about using a drop of ammonia in a ziplock baggie and leaving them over night to clean them.

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Close-up. Ew.

Wish me luck.

Wedding flowers

I did the flowers for a wedding this past weekend. These are the only photos I managed to snap!

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How was your weekend?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week we have one in a series that Falafel and her Dad love to read together:

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Jenny Goes to Sea

by Esther Averill

This is one of the Jenny and the Cat Club books and they both have read them over and over.

That says something!

What books have YOU read over and over again?

 

A pile

I have many piles right now to get through, but this one is high on my favorite list.

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New fabric is sew much fun.

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Now, what to make?

What is on YOUR list today?

Sew Many Books Announcement

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I have been waiting to share at least one of the special things I am up to with you for a while now. THIS IS ONE OF THEM!!

It is going to be so much fun. I am one of 10 bloggers that will share our looks based on a children’s book (of each of our choosing). You can also link up your creation for a chance to win a prize (or two)! As you may know, we LOVE picture books around here. And combining sewing and picture books is just bliss! PLUS (I am shouting now) Riley Blake Designs supplied the fabric to do it with. *swoon*

Check out the introductory post here at Nap-Time Creations!

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Winner winner, chicken dinner….uh, or patterns

I just got word from the lovely Magda of the House of Estrela that I won the flicr group refashion competition with my trusty refashioned rockabilly dress!

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That is the dress that keeps on giving, I tell you.

Anyhow, a BIG thank you to dear Magda for making me feel like a rock star, or just a lucky person that won a butt load of patterns.

If you haven’t linked up an image, there is still time! Click here and do it!