Tuesday, September 17, 2019

An expensive week!

Do you have times like this when $$'s just fly out the door?
Well that was us!!
Our oven decided to stop working and when the service man told us what the part and labor would cost plus what we were paying for this visit we decided to just buy a new one. The cost would have been over $550 total so we just added another $100 and got a fantastic gas range/oven.  Always loved white but being we were changing and not sure how long we'll be living here we decided on stainless.
I seriously miss my flat surface for more things than cooking.  It was a substitute ironing space when I worked on my projects and a quick go over of some things to wear - it also held all my baking when it came out of the oven, like racks of cookies, etc.
Now I have to load up the counters with things but that's fine...baking is not high on my list these days anyway (don't need all those sweets!)
This particular style # by Samsung had the best consumer rating so that's what we bought. Very high BTU's on the burners so very happy for that and the oven has a 'dehydrator' mode....LOVE THAT. Used it a couple times already.  Oh and a 'proofing' setting.  LOVE THAT too! There's a griddle that fits over the center one.
I forgot to mention - it was just the oven that quit working - broiler still works and the burners...isn't that horrible to have a part cost that much?

I forgot to mention that Doug didn't care for the white microwave so he bought us a new stainless one...glad he did because as you can see by the second picture how unmatched it really did look.

Then on Saturday Doug finally bought his long desired 36" griddle!

He's seasoning it here (that's why the smoke)

He made 3 meals on it already - this is the first one.
Ham and hashbrowns!

Before we bought the griddle though we went to a flea market specifically to buy our mums - they have the best around and the prices are very reasonable.
We got these quite large ones 3/$40 ($13.33 each, can't beat that price for the size of them)
When we buy all our pumpkins and smaller mums next week we'll take those hangers off and put them where they belong.

That's all for this week
If you are in our area don't forget our In-Home Craft Show on Oct. 5th!!!


Monday, September 2, 2019


Time is growing short till the Oct. 5th show.
I have been working non stop making more merchandise.
This week it was hand drawn gift tags and leaf/fruit wreaths among other things.

Our face pumpkins called
'The Rejects'
were so much fun to make - I made over a dozen a few weeks ago
and then last week a few more, plus some plain ones.
The ones that don't sell at the show will be posted here and on my
business FB page so if you want one speak fast
when they are posted because they will go fast.

Just a few of the finished products

I will be taking orders for these gift tags as of now.
Email me if you want to order.
Click on the sheep on the right side of page.
They will be available after our Oct. 5th show.
The 8 Snowmen/Christmas are 8/$16 plus shipping
The Willow Tree and Pineapple are $2 each plus shipping.
These are my designs that I draw freehand and paint.
No rubber stamps used!!!

There is soooo  much more than what I'm showing here!!!
Oh and don't forget all our wonderful
Gourd Garlands!

If you live close enough to attend our show here's the information.
It's not your 'granny's craft show with
crocheted doilies, dish cloths, jewelry...none of that!!!