Fall Fun – and a Sister’s Visit

Posted by mrssmythe on November 5, 2017 in Baking, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Family, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

First off, I want to share this fun photo of CPT A, working on his computer in the backyard with the dogs. Since this was taken, we’ve lost all of those colorful leaves in the back woods. A wild storm came through on Halloween and knocked everything down. Much of our town was without power […]

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Holiday Odds and Ends

Posted by mrssmythe on December 13, 2016 in Baking, Celebrations, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Seasons, Shopping, Week in Review |

Our holiday traditions have been scaled back this year in an attempt to manage Christmas production rehearsals, athletic events, school schedules, and just life in general. I’m calling it “Holiday Lite”. For starters, I toned the baking way down and am employing my good friend, the Sprinkle, to make simple things, like these Vanilla Wafer Cookies, look festive. These are […]

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Last Minute Gifts

Posted by mrssmythe on December 17, 2015 in Celebrations, Crafting |

Lots of last minute crafting going on now that we have the Christmas packages officially out the door (as of yesterday). It wasn’t nearly as congested at the post office as I expected – hardly a line at all, and our clerk moved at warp speed. Maybe the postal system just isn’t as busy this […]

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Doctor Who Scarf Reveal

Posted by mrssmythe on July 16, 2015 in Crafting |

Back in March, I started a scarf for Pepper – the Season Twelve Doctor Who Scarf (you can read all about it HERE). Now, here we are in July, and I’m finally finished. That was some scarf. Nine feet, one inch long. 796 rows. 27,860 stitches. However, for me, at least, this project wasn’t tedious. […]

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Fighting Back with Color

Posted by mrssmythe on March 26, 2015 in Crafting |

Today looked like this: Warmer? Yes. Springlike? No. We’ve switched from snow to rain (which is a plus), but it’s still a gray, gray world. I continue to combat the blahs with color At the Forefront of my assault – The Doctor Who Scarf: I’m working on this for Pepper who is an ardent fan of the Doctor […]

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