October 4, 2011

bright red
watching her
waiting close behind

September 21, 2011

Sarah and Bella
Princess BELLA!
the newest member of our family
Bella is a 4 month old Pomeranian Yorkie mix.  We got Bella for our daughter Sarah's 16th birthday, when she saw Bella, it was love at first sight.  Now when our other dog Sadie (5 year old Cockapoo) saw Bella, it was NOT love at first sight!  But after 4 weeks Sadie and Bella are best of friends.

July 15, 2011

KAYAKING in Southern Maryland.........hubby and I went out last Saturday and did a little kayaking.  We knew high tide was about 9:30ish, but when we finally got the kayaks out and cleaned we were getting a later start than we planned.  But off we went anyway...it was a beautiful morning and the tide was still good.  We saw one muskrat swimming, two blue herons fighting, three turtles sunning and one baby eagle and lots of fish jumping!  After enjoying nature it was time to paddle back to the car....well it was a very TIRING trip back, the tide was going out and we had to paddle against the current and now remember, i'm a grandma!! ha ha.  We finally made it back with our arms feeling a little shaky and when we got home all the kiddo's were still a sleep!!

July 12, 2011

awesome FRITTATA

OMG, this is soooooo delicious!  I found this receipe a few weeks ago and have made it 3 times!

1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup chopped red or green bell pepper
3/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped tomato
Ham, cut into bit size pieces 


1. In large skillet cook ham, broccoli, bell pepper, mushrooms and green onions in butter until tender. Remove from heat. Set aside.

2. In medium bowl beat together eggs, water, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Stir in broccoli mixture, Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese and tomato.

3. Pour egg mixture into greased shallow 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Bake at 350°F about 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.


On May 28th Baby Drayden was born  :o)

Things have been pretty busy in my house...mommy B and daddy D + Baby are living at our house!! so i get to see this little bundle of joy everyday!!

I'm STILL stitching Strawberry Blonde!!  I am starting to see the end, i really only have stitching time on Saturdays and Sundays.  I get my coffee and my cockapoo Sadie sit outside on the screened in porch and stitch away.  I usually get about 2 hours to myself in the morning...everybody else in the house hold are late risers, lucky me!!

January 12, 2011

my new title "The Slowest Stitcher"

i honestly have to be the slowest stitcher, i started this one around thanksgiving 2010!!  oh well, stitching is a labor of love and like the title of my blog, IT DOES KEEP ME SANE! anywho, like i said i started this one around last thanksgiving and i'm still stitching away, i have done little projects while keeping sane doing this big one.  maybe i'll post pics of them...

Carriage House Sampler