• Vacation Blog

    Breyerfest 2018 Off to the Races Featuring Charmayne James

    Off to the Races for Breyerfest 2018. Breyerfest 2018 This spectacular three day event is Off to the Races for Breyerfest 2018. Breyerfest takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park July 13-18 2018. Barrel Racing Icon Charmayne James will be there this year as a guest speaker with her beloved Cruiser! I know myself I will be inline for her autograph again this time with my Breyer model of Scamper. Autograph sessions may be limited to the first 200 check Breyerfest website for further details. Charmayne is not only an amazing jockey her people skills are out of this world!) Cruiser Along with 11 time world Champion Charmayne she will…

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  • Las Vegas,  NFR,  Vacation Blog,  VEGAS VACATION TIPS

    Ten Tips for your First Trip the NFR 2018

    BE PREPARED TO BE AMAZED AT THE 2018 NFR In December 2017 we went to the NFR on a budget. This was our first trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. We had fun, learned a little saw a lot. As with every adventure you must take the first step. Here’s a Ten Tip Checklist (for those on a budget) for your first trip to Las Vegas Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2018. RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH AND REACH OUT We chose to go for the final round of the NFR (Wrangler National Finals Rodeo) after watching a rerun of 2016. One could think I did my homework, however…

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  • Challenges,  crafts,  DIY,  Indiana Quarter Horse Racing,  Projects

    How to make an easy DIY Mesh Wreath

    How to make your own diy mesh wreath couldn’t be easier…. #countrycraftchallenge I have seen these puppies all over the internet DIY Easy Mesh Wreath and couldn’t wait to make my own and now you can too I was checking out hometalk when I came across a cute little valentines wreath made by ourcraftymom I just had to try it armed with some mesh I had collected over the years (I thought I had red for Valentines Day) but oh no not today…. I did the best I could with what I had…and will continue my quest on simplifying my life organizing all my craft materials soon very soon My…

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  • crafts,  DIY,  Projects,  Things I Love

    DIY Farm House Door Turned Mirror / Chalk Board

    My sister replaced the doors in her house years ago and last Christmas we decided to make one of the doors into something special for my niece. I took many of pictures however who knows where they have disappeared to ( I think I took them from my hubby’s phone) However, since I have had this web site for years and have never done much with it and have had plans to turn it into a blog I have challenged myself you have to start somewhere ……. so here I am challenging myself to at least an hour a week to share what is on my mind … or on…

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  • camping,  crafts,  DIY,  kids projects

    Canchasin’s cool craft idea of the week rustic outdoor chandelier 

    This idea came from All Things Heart And Home such a cute idea! Right now at this time in my life for some odd reason I am infatuated with lighting …. It appears I am a few years behind the rest of the world but hey no worries I live in my own little world  I think I am going to use their above article and the one about a mason jar chandelier as inspiration …. Now if I can only accomplish this little task …. I think it would be fun to let the kiddos make the orbs and hang some solar sting lights to it and use them for our…

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    Freezing Tomatoes Has Never Been Easier

    Hear is my homesteading tip of the week it comes from Grandparentsplus.com I personally have not tried this yet …. But it is on my list! Could it really be as simple as tossing the maters in a blender and pouring them into a muffin pan and freezing then when frozen toss into a ziplock …. It does appear to be true…. Simple steps right up my ally 

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  • camping,  crafts,  DIY,  kids projects

    DIY Western Theme T Shirt

    Good Morning World …. While surfing today I found this inspiring little t shirt idea made by Oma and Opa from  Grandparentsplus.com here is their link  Cute Horse Inspired T Shirt Ideas I am lovin the idea! They used a Wyoming steamboat stencil as a pattern one of my personal favorites. I would also probably use some rodeo stencils and barrel racing along with track racing horses ! The next time I race I am going to use this idea for our “racing theme” t shirts it’s always fun to go to Indiana Downs and know what horse is associated with the people. Oma and Opa Cut out some freezer paper…

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    Almost but not quite Grandma’s Popcorn Balls

    I just love Grandma’s Pop Corn Balls although I have seen this recipe on many other sites this is the recipe Grandma Afton uses………tried and true….Rookie Cookers use caution!lol Making “Grandma’s Popcorn Balls” is not for the faint of heart. Since I am no “Betty Crocker” or “Martha” I had issues I popped my pop corn in a pot on the stove which I think there is an art to just popping the corn. I only burned a little bit ….not to bad…. Then I started on the caramel 1. make sure your pot is large enough …. lesson learned mine boiled over a smite bit..okay all over the stove……

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  • Challenges,  crafts,  DIY,  Projects

    Inspiring Ideas For Our Bedroom- Lighting

    Oh my dear its the middle of the night and I have decided to look on Pinterest for inspiring ideas for our bedroom. I am getting pretty excited about this room redo as we have been in our home for around five years and it is time for some sort of update around here. I have chosen our master bedroom first. I believe the bedroom should be a comfortable “safe haven” a place to just hide from the world, relax, and enjoy. Okay so I am stretching it a bit I just want a luxurious place to lay my head next to my hubby and just go Ahhh. I have…

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    Where my mind has wondered today … Dehydrating Eggs 

    Why my mind has wondered there who knows …. Actually a family member was talking about how other family members are “preppers” we all have our own beliefs and various reasons for doing things the way we do. Every once in a while I wonder where my children get their sense of imagination and investigation from. (Squirrel) They make me look twice some days and other days, I just chalk it up to they are our children and they get it honestly. I remember as a child my father would subscribe to “The Mother Earth News” magazine and it always intrigued me, I never did do any of the  experiments…

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