Friday, August 17, 2012

These are the last sides to a puzzle piece for a swap that I am with two other talented puzzle pals! :)
The images are from Paper Whimsy (love their images) here is a link.......
When I get my puzzle completed, I will be sure to share. The whole puzzle is done by the two puzzle pals except for the middle piece. We left that one to do ourselves for ourselves! What fun!
I really enjoyed this swap.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

House and flowers

It has been a while since I posted some pictures of our house and flowers. This weekend it was finally cool enough (not really cool, but bearable) to be outside working on the yard (which was dry and yellow, but now has started to perk back up after some rain) trimming bushes , forming a smile in the pretty flowers that are in bloom. Our Hibiscus are opening and it is always a happy sight, with the large colorful blooms. The bushes themselves are taller than our cars and it is really just wonderful.
There is also our back yard with tall Rose of Sharon bushes and some other decorative grasses and plants, along with some Hollyhocks and cone flowers. The grass is not perfect, you will see dry spotty patches, but trust me this is much better than the past two months.
So here are a few shots to enjoy and thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

It's WI State Fair Time again

The Wisconsin State Fair is going on right now. Amber, Earl and I went today. We enjoyed, but it was too hot. To sort of cap off the fun things there, I will list a bunch of things we saw and did and ate.
We start out with the delicious WI products that we take in from honey, potatoes, cheese curds, flavored milk and all things yummy.....cream puffs.
All the WI animals are also there. From all kinds of varieties of roosters, bunnies, pigs, cows and horse and everything in between. The barns are loaded with big eyed animals that are gorgeous.
Cream Puff are a big staple item and I took pictures of the kids that work that booth, from cutting the baked cream puffs, to making the cream, filling the puffs, topping and powder sugaring the tops. They are beautiful to look at and even better to eat.
We did lots of walking and saw lots of different people have a great time.
The Horticulture building has the award winning items like, flowers, fruits, veggies, canned goods-the display was gorgeous as well as the canned items themselves, baked goods of all kinds from breads,cookies, brownies, and even meats and dips etc., handmade items of all kinds including quilts(Laura Krasinski entered her quilts and I saw the one of her daughter Jessi with a BLUE first place ribbon---congrats Laura!! shown in the last picture at the top), hand stitched items, clothes, wood working and everything in between. Photography is shown as well---many beautiful pictures. There is so much to see and appreciate. I am partial to the cakes, which I show a few of, as I used to enter that category! Super fun.If you like any kind of artwork, you will find something to stare at in awe.
Also, around the park area are little wooden photo opportunities where you can stick your face in a hole and get a funny picture. You will see a few of those as well. We cannot help ourselves.
Lastly, we always have flavored milk at Senator Herb Kohl's booth! The milk is .25 CENTS a cup and you can choose from, banana, vanilla-cherry, strawberry, chocolate, root beer, and we each had lots of milk. Doesn't it sound great? Well it was! And to our surprise, the Senator was there and so I took a picture of Earl and Amber with him as well! He was happy to pose!!  That was our day. We heard some music, Amber bought a cd of a neat tropical island sounding band that was there. She will listen to that driving and said it calms her. :)
The WI State Fair is a great place. We missed the Kids From WI, that sing,play musical instruments and they were only on tonight at 8 p.m. and we knew would be gone by then, but we always enjoy their show and the pig races. Yes, there are actual racing pigs and they run for oreos. Something you have to see if you are ever here. Hope you enjoy my pictures!