Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Hunter's Lodge

Our friends Troy and Sara are putting the finishing touches on their amazing hunter's lodge. They live on a working cattle ranch out in the flint hills of Kansas. It is tucked down in a valley that is just beautiful!! Their home is so cozy and when you walk in you just feel at home. 

 Ky and I went over last week to help do what we could to get ready for their first big group of hunters which will be coming at the end of the week. The upstairs, where the beds will be, is finished so I helped her clean the windows, dust and vacuum the new carpet. Isn't it niiiccceee!!

The bathroom is also almost finished. Sara always has such great taste when it comes to decorating. I don't know how she does it but when she is done everything looks like something out of Pinterest. 

 This is going to be the kitchen/great room area. Troy is doing an amazing job at all the construction. He is even making the counter tops out of concrete and staining them. When they are finish they will look like granite. I will definitely have to take pictures when everything is finished it is going to be amazing!

 Kyler always wanted to help out in anyway and if she wasn't helping out at the moment she was telling us some big story. WOW! She can talk your ear off I'm not even kidding you. I was so glad that Ky and I were able to go out and help or at least I hope we were a help. Sara and I have agreed that it might be called a Hunter's Lodge but we are thinking that it might also be a great girl's weekend away cabin!! Love ya Sara and so excited to watch your new adventure unfold!

Monday, April 21, 2014

High School Track Meet

 I was finally able to attend one of Tayrn's High School track meets last week. It was a little bit chilly!!! Taryn's only has 2 events that she participates in. Which I thankful about because that means we don't have to sit there all afternoon. Whew!! She throws the discus and shot-put.

                                                           Did I mention it was cold!!!
 Miss Morrow our amazing yearbook photographer was showing the girls some great shots she took of them during their events. Love this chic she does an awesome job!!
 After Taryn's events were over she helped her cousin Cale hold his blocks for his race. She is always so helpful except when it comes to cleaning house Ha!!  We had a great time cheering on Taryn I'm so proud of her and all her accomplishments she is one great kid but then again I might be just a little bit partial :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Vintage Friday #14

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!! Everything will be mailed out Monday. I will also combine items to make shipping cheaper for you.

#1. A Pyrex Green 1 1/2 quart Rectangle Refrigerator dish with lid. In excellent condition. $12 + shipping.

#2. 3 Stawberry Shortcake glasses in good conditon. $9 + shipping.SOLD!!!

#3. A Spinning Wheel Planter in excellent condition $5 + shipping.

#4. A Parker Brothers Spring Bar Game Booby-Trap. It is in excellent condition and all of the pieces seem to be there and the whole game is made of wood. Love it! $12 + shipping.

#5. A Fisher Price Roly Poly ball. In good condition I love to hear the chimes as you move it around. $8 + shipping.

#6. A Large Golden Book "The Golden Egg Book". It is in excellent condition you can see a couple of pages in the picture below. $6+shipping.

#7. I love this mug the colors are so bright. The pictures below will show the different animals and the stamp on the bottom that says "Made in Japan". It is in excellent condition. $5+shipping.

#8. An Argus 35mm Camera with leather case. It is in great condition as far as I can tell.  I love how this one looks so cool! $25 + shipping.

#9. An Aqua and Gold tin platter it measures 14" wide x 11 1/2" tall. It is in great condition. $8+shipping.

#10. A Designed by Daner made in England Metal Container with lid. In excellent condition. $8 + shipping.
Thank you so much for shopping. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend. I hope you remember the reason for the season. I'm so thankful that Jesus came and died for my sins and Easter is all about celebrating our risen Lord and Savior.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Coffee Cake Supreme

The other day my friend Vera Mae made the most amazing Coffee Cake for us. It was SO de-lish that I thought I needed to share it with all of you. Here are the ingredients that you will need.
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 yellow cake mix
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup water
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon butter flavoring
You will also need 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoon cinnamon.
                                                   In a greased 9x13 pan; sprinkle 1/2 of the nuts.
         In a bowl combine the dry mixes, oil and water. Add eggs and beat on high for 7 minutes. Then add the flavorings. Beat 1 minute more.
 Pour half of the batter over the nuts, then sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Then the rest of the nuts, the batter and top it off with the rest of the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
 Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. Slice and enjoy!! Oh so good and of course if you have a fresh cup of ice cold milk then you will be set!!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe it was definitely a hit at our house!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Preschool Field Trip

Last Friday kicked off our first field trip of the season. It was the local Preschool and with mommas and kiddos we had about 35 all together. We usually start our tours in the milk barn and the milkman explains how a cow is milked. The thing that is always so fun is to see the kids put their fingers in the milk inflation (this is what milks the cow) it will give the kid's fingers a gentle squeeze and their faces are always priceless.

 The kiddos loved getting up close and personal with the cows and the cows LOVED all the attention that is for sure!
 The kids are also amazed at all of the milk in the milk tank. Their reaction is usually "Whoa, that is ALOT of milk"!

 Of course the highlight of any school tour is the baby calves and this one is no different. They loved the chance to feed the baby.

 Quintin had all the kids line up and gave each kid a 10-15 second time frame to hold the bottle and feed the baby.
              I especially loved Ms. Hollywood feeding the baby she was adorable with her glasses!
The last thing we always do on our tours is have a snack. I always make chocolate chip cookies and ice cold fresh milk of course. These kids were so much fun and we had a great time showing them what a dairy farm is all about. If you have a school, homeschool, church or other organization that would like to have a tour of our diary and learn all about what we do please let us know we would love to show you around!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Jr. High Track Meet

Last week we were able to go watch Tiana at her track meet. I have to admit track meets confuse me. I never know what event is coming up or were I'm suppose to be and maybe it's my hyperiness (I'm not sure if that is a word) but they seem to take F-O-R-E-V-E-R! But when it was Tiana's turn I could focus and we would cheer loud and proud!
                                                 She came in 2nd in triple jump, YAY!

          She was also in a relay race so we were able to cheer on all her friends as well as her.

         Grace handed off to Tiana and they ended up getting 1st place Yay! The whole team did a great job!

 Of course we always cheer on everyone and that was no different as we cheered on Kenzie as she crossed the finish line. Great job girls ya'll did a good job and it was fun to cheer you all on.