Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Last week I was in Pennsylvania (anyone surprised! LOL) for the Buyers Wholesale Show at Valley Forge and I found this beautiful Robin's Egg Blue Mitten Box - I thought it would look nicer than the shelf I had in its place by our door...cute isn't it? I think so!
And get this......my husband thinks he's actually going to put winter hats and mittens/gloves in there! lol

I bought a few other items but have them all packed in containers for my home show - sorry I didn't take pictures but I like to have my customers have a surprise at show time.
The picture doesn't show how nice the color is - I couldn't get it right. But I love how it looks.

On Tuesday's during the summer we have two of our grandchildren and last week Grandpa bought them a cookbook so they/we can make lunch or treats when they come.

They take turns picking out a recipe and by the next Tuesday I have all the ingredients for it...and then the other one chooses something for the next week. It's fun and they learn as well.

Today they picked Grubs and Bugs made with tiny Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs, Pillsbury Crescent rolls and pretzels for legs!

Emily and Joe preparing the Bugs and Grubs

Emily with her lunch

Joe with his

I hope you all haven't expected too much from me lately - I just don't seem to have time for anything except sewing - it even went to PA with me...each evening in the room I would relax and stitch away.

After getting home late Friday night from my trip (oh, Doug was in California while I was in PA and he got home in the wee hours of the morning) on Saturday we had a birthday party to go to all day for our son's Mother In-Law and then all day Sunday it was a graduation party for my nieces son.
Aidan and mommy at his grammies birthday party

Our whole family (minus Darren, MaryAnn and Aidan - they still had overnight birthday guests/family)
My family and my brothers family and our Step parents - the graduation boy is in the front in the green shirt - he's a big one. That's Alex!

Our step dad, sister in law, brother, step mom, me, Doug
I'm going to try and be more conscious about posting on here - but don't wager bets...I'm GOING TO TRY!
NOTE: Lately I've been having trouble with my lower back again so I had to call off the GATHERING OF FRIENDS...I'm not sure what's happening with it right now so I didn't want to get all the gals there and not show up. This was the wisest and only thing I could do.
Hugs and thanks for visiting me again.


  1. Your grandkids are adorable, Karen!! Love the Bugs and Grubs!! Very cute idea!
    I love your mitten box, too!! Great color!
    Thanks for sharing the great pictures of your family!

    Take care,
    Simply Prim

  2. Hi Karen....love your mitten box...It looks great on your wall....You have a beautiful family....good idea to get the little ones cooking and baking at there age....there never to early to start....Your making memories with them that they will never forget...Trena....timewornprimitives..

  3. Hope your back's feeling better! I'm sorry to hear your gathering is a no go.
    I love the cookbook! Can't wait when we can do something like that with Abbie!
    Waiting patiently for my order. I know it's coming. :)
    Loving this weather!

  4. Hi Karen,

    I love the mitten box!
    Looks great!
    Your grand kids are adorable, and I loved the Bugs & Grubs! How Fun!!!

    Prim Blessings,

  5. Hi Karen! Love your new mitten box. Your grandkids are so cute and the cookbook is a great idea! I may have to look for one of those. Sorry to hear you had to call off your gathering, but even sorrier that you are having back trouble. That's NO fun! Hope you are on the mend.

  6. Karen, Good to hear from you. I just love the idea of cooking from that cute with the grandkids. I do hope my kids granparents do something special for them next week. We have about 4 days alone and then they bring them back and we go to Disney!


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  8. Hello Linda, Your family is beautiful! It's obvious how much your enjoy your grandchildren. I added the cook book to my grandaughter's birthday list.

    I do hope your back is better. I sure do understand as I have had a bad back for years. It is not any fun. Take care -


  9. I think we need to make some grubs and bugs at this house when the grandsons come! Sorry to hear about your back!!! There is nothing worse than not feeling good...hopfully you can find out the trouble and get feeling better. :-) I loved the mitten box. The graduation boy is big! Looks like you all enjoy being together. Tke care, get better.♥

  10. Have missed your posts,but know you are a busy lady. Love what you are doing with the kids on Tuesdays. So sorry to hear you're having back problems...hope you feel better soon. I was in Lancaster,Pa. this past week-end with my DH and had a great time. Kept thinking about you blogging girls that would be there in Aug. So sorry you had to cancel trip, but I am sure everyone understands. Hope you have a good week. Sherrie from S.C.

  11. Cute grandchildren...and the bugs and grubs look good enough to eat!! Happy July ~Natalie

  12. Love the cookbook idea I bet they have a great time picking out what to make next!

    I love, love, love the mitten box, what a find that was and the color blue you couldn't have done any better:)

    Sorry about your back and the gathering in August:)

  13. Hi Karen,

    I love the mitten box - now it will be fun to see if Doug really uses it!

    Your grandchildren are adorable. What fun cooking together. I still have some cookbooks I used with my kids and hope to cook with Liliana some day.

    I sure hope your back settles down. So sorry you had to cancel August but it was the wise thing to do in. Maybe some other time it will work out!

    hugs, Linda

  14. Karen~I love your recipe book and when my grandkids are old enough, I'm going to do that too~great idea! Your grandchildren are just beautiful! I love your new mitten box(love blue)! I wish I could tag along on your PA shopping trips..I love shopping in PA! I also want to come to your home show! (: I hope you are feeling better soon...nothing worse then back pain! Blessings friend~Kathy

  15. What a great idea for those bugs and grubs. I will have to remember that for Cameron. I am sure he would love them!! Your mitten box is too cute and I love the color!


  16. Love the mitten box, Karen! Your family pics are wonderful and those family fun meals are just the best fun!

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

  17. Karen,
    I love your mitten box ~ love the color. Your grandkids are just too cute & Aidan is getting so big. I'm sorry to hear about your back ~ I know the feeling but mine is in my neck. Take care of yourself, my friend.

  18. Karen, what a great way of teaching children to cook! I'm going to talk to Abbey about that. Love your new little cupboard (and what's hanging)! Your grandchildren are all such dollies, there's really nothing like them! We'll talk soon, Dawn

  19. OHHH, I meant to attend that show and totally forgot about it!! I've got to get more organized! Love what you brought home!

  20. What a beautiful family you have, Karen!
    Love the mitten box and especially the color!
    the bugs and grubs look yummy too! What a great cookbook to have for the grandkids.
    You're such a fun grandma!
    Hugs to you~ Birgit

  21. Hey Karen, I love the mitten box and it looks like you are having a great time with your grandkids. I do hope that your back gets better real soon. Dan

  22. i love the blue shelf, but I really love that cook book. I love all of the family pictures. Great memories. :)


  23. Hey Karen,
    I love seeing your grandchildren. You sound as busy as me. I am having a little time to play thank goodness but it just seems like we go, go, go all the time. My email is not allowing me to send while I am out of town for some reason. I can do anything else but not send emails. Anyway, I will send you that info. about cabin when I get home. It is great here. I hope to post more pictures soon. My husband had an MRI on his back on Monday so I feel for you. I see what he goes through. I hope you feel better soon.

  24. Hi Karen,
    Love your mitten box!! It looks great.
    Sorry to hear about your back and that you had to call off the "Gathering of Friends" trip. Hope you feel better soon!
    hugs, Cindy

  25. Hi Karen!
    Love your mitten box, great color!
    You have the most beautiful family!
    Your grandkids are so cute, I love the cookbook idea:) What fun!
    I am so sorry about your back...hope it's feeling better soon.
    Have a very happy and safe 4th.


  26. I bet your grandkids are having lots of fun on Tuesday's! I hope you are able to find out what's going on with your back and that is gets better quickly! Sorry you had to cancel your gathering!

  27. Great photo's of the Grandies and your family..I love the cookbook idea..
    The mitten box is so cute..i don't see why hubby can't use it!!..lolol..
    Hope your back isn't causing too much trouble..nothing worse than back pain.
    luv Annie.xx

  28. What wonderful family photos!!!! That mitten box if fabulous!
    Happy Independence Day my friend!
    God bless,

  29. Hey there! What a wonderful family you have! Love all the photos. Love your finds too.

    P.S. My blog name has changed, but if you pay me a visit, I hope you will remember me and add me to your blog list again.

  30. Love the color of your mitten box! It looks great there!

    You have great lookin' grandkids! What a fun thing to do with them! I'm sure they love that! What fun grandparents ya'll are! :)

    Have a great week, Karen! (Just post when you can)! :)


  31. Hi Karen!!! I didn't realize I wasn't following your blog! I've been missing so much! You have some beautiful grandkids there and I love your new purchases!!!

  32. Hi Karen
    Very cute idea with the grandkids!! Love your new mitten box - what a great find!


  33. Great book. Thanks for sharing.
    I'm going to have see if I can fine it. Grand child only 1 1/2 but she already helping nana in the kitchen. She love helping.


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