Thursday, November 17, 2016

Random Stuff

Hey there friends!
Last week I shared our bathroom remodel.....the one that took forever and a day!
What I left out was everything that was crammed in at the end of summer after my return home from a long stay with my daughter in Georgia.
There were lots of things that got put on the back burner and when I got home to Iowa it was time to kick it in high gear to see how much I (we) could get done.
So, what is Iowa known for??
Sweet Corn!
Getting some fresh picked and putting it up for winter is an end of summer task since moving here.
We like to put up a bushel of it...that is like 50 ears of corn!!

It's very time consuming but it is so nice to have it for meals during the winter that the time spent is well worth it. Plus, things always get done faster when you have extra helpers :)

In all there were 16 bags to freeze and it should last till early spring.

My darling stuffed and froze the last of the bell peppers to have as a quick meal anytime.
I only got a picture of the cheese portion cause some people don't wait for pictures :/

But trust me, the ones we did not freeze looked amazing and tasted even better!

Something that was not on the to-do-list was a major life change for our little guy Oakley.
He is 13 1/2 years old now and has lots of dental issues. He had a deep cleaning many years ago and that saved his teeth. This time he was not so lucky and had to go in for surgery to have all of them extracted.
Here he is with the ears back and a little nervous a couple of days before surgery. He knew something was up...poor little thing.

 Being the Pom Mom that I am, I got to work on some homemade soft treats that he would be able to chew with no teeth. They are made from peanut butter, pumpkin and flour.

These treats are so easy to freeze and you just take a little out at a time to keep in the fridge.
A few weeks later, here he is feeling a whole lot better, and a big toothless grin to prove it :)

My darling and I found some time for fun too. We love all the 80's bands and had the opportunity to go to a concert here in town at the US Cellular Center. Of course you can't go to a concert without your concert T-shirt. He has tons of them to choose from. Me? I have only 1. All of his still fit. Mine? lets just say I have put on a few pounds :(

What to do....add lots of fabric and hope it will fit. Sleeves and the bottom from an old shirt in my stash should work. I also let it out some around the neckline for a better fit.

And thank goodness it ended up fitting. There is nothing worse than pulling and tugging on a shirt to keep it from riding up. This is now a long tunic style shirt and VERY comfortable!

And off we go to re-live our teenage years with some fun music!
There were multiple bands playing and here was one of our favorites.

Apologies for some of these blurry pictures.
This is a peek of what I will be sharing with y'all next time. I brought it home back in May.

Thanks for visiting today :)


  1. Karen, You look way too young to know REO .LOL...I have seen two of their early concerts. I mean when they and I were young. :):) Love your shirt make over. I am adding tails to many long sleeved Tees that I cut down the front to make into light weight jackets. The peppers looked wonderful as well as the corn. Hard work to be appreciated during a cold winter. Blessings to all of you, xoxo, Susie

    1. I never attended concerts when I was in my teens so now it is a whole new experience! Oh, I hope your t-shirts turn out just as you plan. Sounds like a great idea! Thanks for visiting today Susie. Take Care ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Wow, that t-shirt brings back a lot of memories! I love the way you updated your shirt. Awesome makeover. I hope the concert was fun, your pup is adjusting and your daughter continues to feel well. : )

    1. The concert was great! I am so happy to experience it with my sweet hubby. Thanks for the well wishes for my puppy and daughter. See ya soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Your little pups are so friggin cute I just want to squish their little faces!!!!

    1. Ha Ha, thanks Debbie! They mean the world to us. I can see yours do to you as well ☺

    2. Ha Ha, thanks Debbie! They mean the world to us. I can see yours do to you as well ☺

  4. Awe...your sweet little pup is so stinking cute. YUM on the fresh corn and you are so is a lot of hard work but oh so good. Well look at the two of you..SO CUTE! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. Thanks Cindy, he is such a joy to have and love! Have a great weekend ☺

  5. Your pup is adorable!! Thanks so much for your visits and kind words!!

  6. Don't you look cute with your hubby! You have been BUSY! That corn looks so fresh--yum! Blessings, Cecilia

    1. Thanks Cecilia, we had a fun time. The corn is delicious...never knew how good it could taste fresh picked!

  7. What a darling picture of you two. The tunic is so cute. I am so sorry to hear about oakley's teeth removal. Poor baby. We want our fur babies to be comfortable. How sweet to bake him up some treats. I hope your weekend is fabulous.

    1. Thank you Linda. He has brought me so much joy and unconditional love over the years. I will do anything for that little guy. Have a wonderful weekend๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Oakley is a lucky fur baby to have you for his mom. So sweet of you to make him treats!

    You and your hubby are adorable, and love your cute shirts too :).


  9. Thank you Doreen, he loves the treats and they are so simple to make! I just have to remember to keep up with the demand from now on. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend ☺

  10. Hi Karen, oh how good that corn looks. I love to put up veggies in the freezer too for use all winter. You'll be all set till spring like you said. Your sweet little fur baby is adorable and so glad he is feeling better after his surgery. Making those treats was such a special thing to do. Love the photo of you and your sweetheart. You did a beautiful job making over the T-shirt and you look gorgeous. Such a beautiful couple you are too.
    Glad you enjoyed the concert. Looking forward to seeing what you're up to with the cabinet.
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. xo

  11. Thank you Celestina! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones ☺


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