Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Salvation Army Auction donations.

I received a text last week from my Sister in The Dalles, asking me to donate some of my hand made items to the Salvation Army Auction.  I made a couple of Baby Tealight cakes with matching boxes for the baby basket

and a couple Cherry and Chocolate Tealight cakes for the Kitchen basket.  If you look closely you can see the chocolate curls on the cale top and around the base.  These little cakes are so much fun to make and each one is different, even if I use the same papers.

I also made a gift set.  In these sets I have a two year calendar, a mini clip board with post-it notes, a mini pencil with an eraser, a note book, a giant binder clip and a giant paper clip.

I was very happy to help out and I hope they bring in a lot of funds for the Salvation Army.  I understand that there are ladies coming from all over Oregon and Idaho and maybe even Washington State too.  I sell all of these items in a little shop in The Dalles called The Nook.  It is owned by St. Vincent De Paul and is in a small part of their Thrift Shop, on 9th st and Trivett.  The commission they charge for selling my items goes to the Food Bank in The Dalles.  I was raised in The Dalles and still have lots of family and friends who live there, so it feels great to be able to help in that community too. 

If you are interested I will be at the BCT Holiday Bazaar November 6th. at the Beavercreek Elementary School, if you send me an email I can give you the exact address. 

My Sister had not seen my Birthday calendars so I made one using the Bandanna Technique and sent it in her package.  She sent me a text when she received the package and said "Thank you, everythng is awesome."

Happy Scrapin',


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Brad Paisley

On Friday Sept. 10th we got free tickets to see Brad Paisley.  We were told the concert started at 4:00pm so we headed over to Ridgefield, WA. to the Clark County Amphitheater to enjoy the concert.  When we got there we were told that the outside concert started at 4:30 and the inside concert started at 7:30.  So we hung out and listened to the music and played with the grandchildren till we could get in our seats.  I don't remember all the names of the bands out side but the were pretty good.  When the concert started inside it started with Jason Moore, I am not as familiar with him but I like his music.  Jason played for about 1/2 hour.

Then Darius Rucker came on stage an played for about 45 minutes.  I love his music.  This is not a very good picture but it is about as good as I could get.  He moved around a lot and most of my pics of him are blurry.  Great performer and he had a video with the words to one of his songs so we could sing along.

So then Brad Paisley came out, or should I say swam out.  This is his H20 tour and his giant video screen had a giant swimming pool on it and it looked like he was swimming with his Guitar on his back and then they played the music from Jaws, so then he climbed up the pool ladder to get out of the pool.  It was AWESOME!!!  We first saw Brad when we won tickets to the Oregon Jamboree in 2005?  I think.  Brad is from Oregon and it is fascinating to see how he has grown and I love to listen to all of his songs.  I don't think I have heard any of his that I don't like.

Brad said he used to be the one in the cheap seats at concerts and he knows how hard it is to see the performer so he walked right in front of us to a podium in the middle of the crowd which was 5 rows from where Dawn, Charlie and the grandkids were sitting.  They took this picture for me.

Zack was sitting between my friend Teri and Grandpa Steve.  He is so cute.  He loved the concert.  Jordan didn't want to go the the concert so I invited  Teri.  Can"t waste a free ticket.

We had Hailey sitting with us till the music started and  then she wanted to sit with mommy.  Her is Dawn when she came to get Hailey.  I couldn't hear what Teri said to her but it must have been funny.

Can you tell why she is so spoiled?  Just look at that face and try to say no.

Miss Mary was sitting with Mom and Dad, but from what I hear she didn't do much sitting.  She loves to dance and it doesn't matter what kind of music is playing.  I don't know what was going on when they took this picture but I LOVE it.

Here is dad (Charlie) holding Hailey with her earplugs in watching the concert.

We didn't get home till about midnight and Zack and Hailey were both passed out in the back of the van.
We all enjoyed the concert and each others company.  I only took 92 pictures so I shouldn't have a problem with creating a scrapbook.

Happy scrapin',


Update on my garden.

In early August we were surprised with an unexpected wind storm.  I just happened to look out the Kitchen window and saw my corn laying over.  We went out to try and save it but couldn't get anything to prop it up with.  When Charlie got home he helped Dawn prop it up and tied some rope around it and some stakes he put in the raised bed.  Well it didn't wilt or turn brown so I figured we wouldn't get much but we would let it grow if it would.  Dawn, Hailey and Mary helped me pick it last week and to our surprise we got 29 ears of corn.  Some were a little small but perfect for little hands to hold.

They were so sweet and yummy.

We also picked a few of our other vegetables while we were in the garden.

Bell Peppers, Acorn Squash, Lemon Cucumbers and Tomatoes.

I have been having trouble with my computer for the last week and could get it to open where I could get in to run a virus scan.  Finally it came up this morning and the first thing I did was run a scan.  It found 3 viruses, I thought I was pretty safe but I guess they can find they're way around the obstacles any way.  My computer screen is still messed up but at least I might be able to use it for a few days till My IT gets his rear home to fix it.  I sent him a text yesterday telling him that I needed his help when he got a chance and he replied Did you restart it?  So I  sent one back that said only about 150 times.  Of course he didn't respond to it or me since.  I guess that is better than what he usually responds with.  Buy a new one!  I think he forgets that I am a starving CTMH Consultant. lol.

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Happy Scrapin',