Monday, February 8, 2016

Career Week

Last week Quintin and I (the milkman had something else come up on the farm and couldn't come) went and talked to Ky's kindergarten class for career week. 
Quintin did an awesome job explaining to the kiddos about what cows eat and how much they drink. Did you know that a cow drinks about a bath tub full of water everyday? That is a lot of water.
He also showed the kiddos a milker and explained how they are used.
It was so great how the kids interacted by asking questions, you could totally see their wheels turning in their heads.

I talked to them about how nutritious milk is compared to sodas or sports drinks. Did you know that there are 16 teaspoons of sugar in a bottle of coke? Crazy!  

We finished off our time with giving everyone a sticker that said "I met a Dairy Farmer" and a goodie bag filled with fun stuff to do at home. It was a great time and it was fun to share with the kiddos what all it takes to get the milk they drink. Thank you Mrs. Friesen for the opportunity!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Vintage Friday #91

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).

#1. 2 Vintage Cameras a square Brownie and a Folding Kodak. I don't know if either work but they wouls make great decorative pieces. $10 + shipping.SOLD!!!

#2. A Batman Set. Spring is coming and this would be a fun set to play with. $10 + shipping.

#3. A Metal Tin box. It measures 11 1/2" x 5" x 4". $5 + shipping.SOLD!!!

#4. 2 Metal Tin boxes. The one on the left measures 9 1/2" wide and the one on the right measures 6" wide. Both are in great condition. $6 + shipping. SOLD!!!

#5. A Wool Faribo Blanket or Throw. It measures 50" x 60" and is in excellent condition. $15 + shipping.

#6. 6 Children's books. They are in good vintage condition. $5 + shipping.

#7.                       24 Interlocking Number Cards. They are in great vintage condition. $5 + shipping.                                                     

#8.Playskool 3 Word Interlocking cards. They are in great vintage condition. $5 + shipping.

#9.3 Brand New UNOPENED Travel Bingo Car Cards. $10 + shipping.SOLD!!!

#10. A 1954 Copy of Gulliver's Travels. This is a hardback book with dust jacket. The 2nd picture below shows what some of the pages on the inside look like. $5 + shipping.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend see you back here next week.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Happy Birthday 15th Tiana!

 15 years ago today this little lady came into our lives. From the beginning you were always so laid back and had the sweetest spirit. As you have grown your heart has just gotten bigger and bigger for others.

 You are such a great friend to those around you.
You are the best big sister and cousin.
You work hard at everything you do.
 We are so thankful God gave you to us 15 years ago. We are SO proud of the young lady you are becoming, you are beautiful inside and out. We love you sweet girlie and are looking forward to seeing what God has for you in your 15th year. Have a great day we love you SO much!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Vintage Friday #90

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).

#1. A little Lantern. It is in great vintage condition. It measures 8" tall. $10 + shipping. SOLD!!!

#2. A LARGE metal pot with lid. It is in good condition and measures 17" x 10". $12 + shipping.

#3. A Playskool Winnie the Pooh wooden puzzle. $5 + shipping.

#4. 2 Playskool Sesame Street wooden puzzles. $8 + shipping. 

#5. A LARGE Playskool wooden United States Map Puzzle. It measures 19" x 11 1/2". $10 + shipping.

#6. I know this isn't vintage but I have this set and thought maybe one of you would need it. It is a Pfaltzgraff 2 little pitchers and sugar bowl with lid. $15 + shipping.

#7. A Pyrex 1 quart divided Crazy Daisy Casserole dish. It is in great condition no chips or dings. $10 + shipping.

#8. Fraction Flash Cards. I have never seen any cards like these. So cool! $5 + shipping.SOLD!!!

#9. A Large Rainbow Afghan . It measures 5 foot wide by 9 foot long. BIG! $25 + shipping.SOLD!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by I hope you have a great weekend. See you back here next week.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Me-Maw's Banana Cake

It seems more times then not I have bananas that have become over rip. I usually make banana bread but my favorite thing to make is my Me-maw's banana cake. It is so yummy and every time I make it I think of her. She was amazing and I miss her so much!
Here are the ingredients that you will need. 2/3 cup butter (softened), 1 2/3 cups sugar, 1 1/4 cups bananas (I usually throw in about 4 bananas I never measure them), 2 eggs, and 2/3 cup of buttermilk. I rarely have buttermilk on hand so all you need to do to make buttermilk is put 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar in the measuring cup and fill the rest with milk. Let it it sit for about 2 minutes and you will have buttermilk, super easy. Beat all of those ingredients together until fluffy.
Then add the bananas mix well. Add 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon soda and a 2/3 cup of nuts (nuts are optional). Mix everything together until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and bake on 350 for 35-40 minutes or until the knife comes out clean.

When there is 10 minutes left on the baking time for the cake you will need to start the frosting. You need to do this in a sauce pan. Melt 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup milk. Bring it to a boil for 1 minute then take it off the heat.

Using a hand mixer beat in 3 1/4 cups of powdered sugar and after everything is mixed together pour over the warm cake.
Let the cake cool pour yourself a cup of coffee and dig in to Me-maw's banana cake! Yum-O! Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Little Scare

Last week we had a little bit of a health scare with Ky. Most of you might already know but a week ago Monday she started complaining that her ears were hurting. By evening she was REALLY complaining so I took her to immediate care and sure enough they said she had an ear infection. We went to Wal-mart right away to fill her prescription and as you can see in the picture she was just to sick to even walk around. So sad!
After arriving back home I gave her the meds and within 10 minutes she threw it all up and continued throwing up off and on all night and the next day. I knew by Wednesday morning she was in trouble. I called the doctor and took her in. She had lost a bunch of weight and wasn't wanting to walk or talk anymore. So scary! They administered antibiotics via IV for the next 3 days.

So thankful that I have a sister friend that is a nurse and works in the building and could come and squeeze my neck and calm me down. Thank you Denae!
I have to tell you the milkman is one amazing daddy. He is always my rock. So patience and calm even though he told me later how worried he was, he never let on.

Finally after 3 days of IV antibiotics she made a turn and became her old self again. We were so grateful for all of the prayers, calls, texts they were such an encouragement. We are so grateful! Ky especially loved her teacher's visit with homemade get well cards from her classmates. So precious!
She also loved a special visit from her neighbor friend Mallory who came to hug her neck.
Finally after 1 week Ky was released and back in school. Hallelujah! We were told that the infection that started in her ears somehow got into her blood stream and that is what caused her to go down hill so quickly. So thankful to all of the staff at Via Christi for their amazing skills and for making our girlie all better. So grateful!