Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Wash and A few Local Photos

We received our new washer/dryer  this weekend and we're  happy so far. The washer cleans well although its a little loud. The dryer is great also. They both have energy savers which we use too. Right now I'm soaking some white towels in Oxiclean. When Alan removed the old lines from the washer attachment hose, the pipe cracked inside the wall, and we had water pouring out from the baseboards. I threw down the first towels I could find,( naturally they're white) while Alan ran outside and turned off the water main. He had to open the drywall and replace the pipe that broke. Then he put in new drywall, and decided to go ahead and repaint the entire laundry area. We don't have a laundry room, just a pass through to the garage. He did a wonderful job and no one would ever know there had been a problem. I married a very handy guy!

I thought you'd enjoy these lovely photographs of our little town of Menifee. A local photographer, Amy Medina took these and shared them on Facebook.

Yes, there are many areas in Southern California that aren't concreted over, at least not yet!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Happenings

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and a great week. Its been warm and sunny here. Our garden is doing well.
We were able to have funds to get a new washer and dryer which will come this weekend. We looked around for sales and found a good one at our local Lowes. By going online, we also saved an additional $140 by finding another store that was selling them cheaper. Lowes matched the price plus we're getting a mail in $100 rebate. It really pays to do a little research!

We opted for the normal agitator type washer, not the high efficiency ones, one because of cost and also because of the online reviews. Simple is better, I think.

I also made my first strawberry pie of the season! I found this recipe online and its very good. I really like the crust as its more like a sugar cooky. Just click on the link and enjoy. There's even a colorful video.

The only substitution I made was Splenda instead of sugar. I didn't have any almond flavoring either but it wasn't noticed. The only other things I've been up to is stitching a few cards. This is one of my favorites. I've got some new ones in the works, teapot and cups, a New Home one and more.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Resurrection Day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I saw this on Facebook and knew someone reading this post today needed some encouragement. No matter what the media says, times are still tough for alot of us.

Have a great Wednesday!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fun Friday

A good friend sent me this..very punny! I thought I'd share a few things that have been sent to me or I found on Facebook..Have a fun day!

Does this happen to you?


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thursday Chat

If you entered my giveaway last month, our winner was Judy Mc Garry and her card is on its way to her as I post this. If you didn't win, another giveaway will be starting by tomorrow.

We are continuing to do spring cleaning and I have my mind planning re arranging the living room furniture. It will depend on if I can the male members of the family engaged as the pieces are too heavy for me to move myself. Our youngest son is moving back in and will be bringing us a nice sectional sofa which is in better condition than the ones we're using now. Our leather sofa we had was destroyed in our house fire so we've been using cast offs. He has a nice glass table too with chairs which  we may put on our patio as we could use more seating out there. It has a black wrought iron frame so would be ok, I think.

We've had rain this week which is always a blessing. Mostly raining at night and the garden is doing very well indeed. The plants seem to do so much better with natural rain. Our peas are up and taking off and I plan on planting the zucchini next before it gets too hot.

  It rained so much, it flooded the patio as you can see.

      The iris are blooming!