Monday, July 8, 2013

Mama's Mumblings

Hey friends!  I hope you all survived the holiday weekend.

Ours was RAINY and BORING!  Marty either had to work or was on primary call from Tuesday through Sunday, so we spent a ton of time at home. The ONE time I decided to go out and about, I got SOAKED!

Since we didn't go anywhere on the 4th, I thought I would cook a big meal that we could eat on all day.   Wednesday, I cooked a huge pork roast, with the plans of shredding it up on Thursday and making BBQ sandwiches with it.  WELL, that didn't quite work out like I planned.  I left the tenderloin in the oven just a little too long and I may have burned all the "drippings"...maybe:

The meat itself wasn't that bad, but it definitely wasn't the juicy succulent pork roast I had imagined:

Fortunately, most of the sides (baked beans, corn, potato casserole, Texas toast) tasted OK.

Blueberry Hill Handmade has been doing well since I "officially" opened the Facebook store last week! The response has been fantastic! I've really been shocked (and excited) at the positive response to the page! Thanks to all of you who have helped me by "liking" my page! It REALLY means a lot to me!

Not only did I decide to officially open my store, I had another huge change at the very same time.  Remember a couple of months ago when I told y'all that my computer was on it's last leg? It actually completely died on me, I bought another computer, and that second computer died on my the first day I had it. CRAZINESS I tell you. I managed to get my old computer back up and running, but every day it would let me know that it was on it's last leg.  I've had it for over three years and I've REALLY put it through the ringer, so I guess I can't complain too much.  BUT, I have to have a reliable, working computer to do all of my Blueberry Hill designs. So, after MUCH thought and research, I took the plunge:

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the computer and I know that in the long run, it will be the best investment, but BOY have I had a huge learning curve! After using PC's for the past 20 years, learning an entirely new operating system has had it's challenges! I mean, for the first day, I couldn't even figure out how to get online. Talk about feeling DUMB! But now on week 2, I can at least pull up my design software and create again.  **baby steps** LOL

Speaking of Blueberry Hill designs, this is my newest creation:

This monogram is on burlap. I love the way it turned out!  I made this for my friend Julie's birthday. The split letter monogram I made for her on her birthday last year went on to be my most ordered item! I figured I've made over 100 split-letter monograms since I first made Julie's!

I went to Hobby Lobby on Saturday, and this is what I saw:

It IS JULY, right?

I may have watched this movie AT LEAST 10 times over the past two weeks (probably more like 20 15 times).
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It's to the point that I can pretty much recite the movie word-for-word. Rebel Wilson (Fat Amy) KILLS me! She is so hysterical! I love the music, too.

For all you gardening/landscape people out there, any clues to what type of mushroom this is?

Not my friend Cassa took this.
My co-worker, Cassa, noticed this in her yard a couple of weeks ago, and nobody seems to know what kind of mushroom it is. She said it was HUGE. She saw it when she was backing out of her driveway and thought it was a CAT because of all the "fur".  It's really nasty looking, that's for sure!

Well, I guess that's enough for now! I hope you all have a wonderful, calm, beautiful week!
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