Thursday, July 30, 2015

Vintage Friday #72

Welcome to Vintage Friday!
 What is Vintage Friday? It is where I will list some vintage items that I want to sell.
Here is how it works:  If you see an item or items that you want simply leave me a comment with the # of the item (s) you want to purchase and your e-mail (so I can send you a payment request) and zip code (so I will know how much to charge for shipping it to you).
The first person to leave me their e-mail with their item # and zip wins!!  Your paid item(s) will be mailed out Monday. I will also combine items to make shipping cheaper for you.

#1. A Fisher Price School Bus. It is in good condition. $12 + shipping.SOLD

#2. A Milk Glass Open Heart Lace Edge Platter. It measures 13" across and is in excellent condition no chips or dings. $12 + shipping.

#3. 2 Jars of buttons. The jar on the left measures 6 1/2" tall and the jar on the right measures 5 1/2" tall. So many vintage buttons!! $20 + shipping. SOLD

#4. A Yellow Pyrex 1 1/2 quart refrigerator dish with lid. It is in great condition no chips or dings. $12 + shipping.
 

#5. A set of 4 metal trucks. They are all in great vintage condition. $10 + shipping.

#6. A set of 4 Metal cars. They are in great vintage condition. $10 + shipping.

#7. A set of 5 Metal cars they are in great vintage condition. $10 + shipping.SOLD

#8. A Crock Wear Brown Mixing bowl. It measures 7" across. It is in good condition.  $10 + shipping.
SOLD

#9. A set of 7 Fisher Price people. They are in great condition. $12 + shipping.

#10. A set of Fire King beautiful detail sauce bowls. They measure 3 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" tall. They are in great condition no chips or dings. $5 + shipping.

#11. A Clear Veggie Glass Refrigerator square dish with lid. It is in great condition no chips or dings. It measures 4 1/2" wide and 3 1/2" tall. $6 + shipping.SOLD

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Improvements

Of course with any business there is always room for improvements. And on a farm there are things that constantly are needing to be improved. That happened earlier in the week. The milkman was needing to put some more grain bins up so they had to pour a concrete slab. 


It was a VERY hot day!
Everything on the farm takes a lot of team work. Thankfully we have an amazing team!


After the concrete was poured they had to level it off using a long board to get it nice and level.
Ky made sure that it had her stamp of approval!
The next day Kenton pulled all of the forms off and now they can start putting the grain bins up. Things always work so much quicker when you work together as a team.  

Monday, July 27, 2015

Kansas Women's Blogger Event

Last Thursday I along with other Kansas Women Bloggers were invited to the Baldwin Farms for a fun farm tour. 
Kim (you can check out her blog here) did an awesome job explaining the different aspects of their farm. They maintain a small herd of Limousine and Angus beef cattle as well as produce wheat, corn, soybeans and grain sorghum.

This is a field of their grain sorghum.

Some types are even being used for human consumption.

We took a look at their farm equipment and they explained to us how they work and what they are used for.
Then we hit a field of sweet corn.

Kim showed us this fungus that can grow on the top of an ear of corn. It is called corn smut and it was not very pretty looking as you can see. Fun fact I learned is that in Mexico it is considered a food delicacy. It is eaten usually as a filling in quesadillas and in other tortilla based foods. I think I will stick to an actual ear of corn. Ha!


They let us pick all the corn we wanted to take home which my family and I were very thankful for. So yummy!

One of the other bloggers brought their adorable daughter with her. She jumped right in to helping her mom check out the corn in the field.
She even taste tasted it for us!
She approved!
I love the picture below it was of Kim's husband and son. I love how this picture totally depicts a farmer and his son. Although I don't know what he was saying to him in this picture, this is how it is in farming families. The next generation is usually right beside them in all they do. Learning how their farm is maintained and taken care so one day he will share this love on to his son or daughter.
It was great to meet other amazing women from all over the state.

We finished off the tour with lunch that was provided by Monsanto. They also provided a portion of the travel expenses. We were also given goodie bags that were provided by Common Ground and Kansas Farm Bureau. It was such a great day! Thank you Kim for all your hard work. You did an amazing job!
All opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Vintage Friday #71


Welcome to Vintage Friday!
 What is Vintage Friday? It is where I will list some vintage items that I want to sell.
Here is how it works:  If you see an item or items that you want simply leave me a comment with the # of the item (s) you want to purchase and your e-mail (so I can send you a payment request) and zip code (so I will know how much to charge for shipping it to you).
The first person to leave me their e-mail with their item # and zip wins!!  Your paid item(s) will be mailed out Monday. I will also combine items to make shipping cheaper for you.

#1. A 1963 Milton Bradley Password game. It is complete and in good condition. $12 + shipping.

#2. A #503 Built-Rite United States Map Puzzle. It has some wear due to age and don't you just love the colors! $5 + shipping.

#3. A Wear-Ever Cookie Gun and Pastry Decorator. It is complete and in its original box in perfect condition. $12 + shipping.


#4. A Samsonite Cosmetic/Train suitcase. It has the tray and the mirror is in great condition as you can see in the 2nd picture below. $15 + shipping. 


#5. A complete Beginner's Sewing Set by ardee. I can totally remember these when I was in high school I bought mine at  TG&Y for my home ec. class. Ok that doesn't make me Vintage or maybe it does. :) $8 + shipping.

#6. A 1968 UNOPENED Milton Bradley Big Ben interlocking puzzle. It is 1,000 pieces and it measures 26"x20". $10 + shipping.SOLD!!!

#7. 4 Metal Film Reel Canisters They measure 7" across. $10 + shipping. 

#8. A Metal Maxey Flower Platter. It measures 16" across. So cute! $10 + shipping.

#9. 2 Granger Tobacco Tins with lids. They are in great vintage condition. $10 + shipping.

#10. 2- 8th Grader school books. The one on the left has a copyright of 1945 and the one on the right has a copyright of 1934. $8 + shipping.Thanks so much for stopping by I hope you all have a great weekend see you back here next week.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Courtney's Bridal Shower

About 10 years ago when I met Courtney and her family and Kendall and his family I wouldn't have thought that they would be engaged and about to be husband and wife. But God knew it and so He brought them together and on Sunday we celebrated with Courtney at her bridal shower.
Courtney has been blessed with an amazing mama and she is about to gain a second amazing mama! Denise and Wendy, I can't imagine (although I'm know some day I will) what it must be like to watch your oldest babies grow up into amazing adults and prepare for a life together. I would be freaking out but you both seem to handle it with so much grace!


They kicked off the party playing a couple of games. The first one was SO much fun. You were divided up by tables and the hostesses told us to get our purses ready. They would say an items and you had to find it in your purse and whatever the item was it would received a point value. For example for every lip stick, chapstick or gloss that you had in your purse your team received 5 points. See I knew having a bunch of girls would come in handy! This is how many lipsticks I pulled out of my purse!! Ha!  
Our table won! Yay! I'm sure it had to do with all of the lipsticks. No, really it had to do with that I had the mamas on my team and they had a numbers of items that others didn't. Like actual photos of Courtney in their purse.

Courtney's sister Kayla also played a game with her of "how well do you know Kendall"? She did really well, some of the questions I had to think if I would have gotten right about the milkman and I have been married to him for 22 years!
After the games we enjoyed some most de-lish snacks, her mentor and good friend gave a very touching devotional. They finished up the party opening some great gifts.

We also had a great time of visiting. It was so good to get caught up with friends I haven't seen for awhile.






And of course as my friends and I will tell you no party is complete until you bring out the selfie stick! Right? Ha! It was a great afternoon. Courtney and Kendall I look forward to seeing how God is going to use your lives for His honor and glory. Let me just tell you now coming from an "old married lady", marriage is one of the hardest things you will ever do. I know it is hard to believe that right now with all of the hearts and birds chirping. But, it is! You will want to give up at some point but just know that God brought you together for His honor and glory. And on the days when you want to pack it up think back to these days where you knew this was His plan, forgive each other as God has forgiven you and love each as only you 2 can. Congrats Courtney and Kendall we are so looking forward to celebrating your big day soon!