Thursday, September 25, 2008

LisaBoo's Baby!

I am posting this because I tend to have a horrible affliction of what's commonly know as: FAVORTISM. Yes ... me. I admit it. I know one is NOT supposed to favor one child over another, yet I have this compulsion to stalk Lisa with a vengance. "WH-WHAT!", you exclaim. "WHY?", you ask?

Because she stole my heart while she was attending school here in California, several years ago ... and since she has my heart I must follow her everywhere she goes and find cutesy lil things to show her my life is not totally amiss with her having my heart ... and today, I found this. Now I can watch her baby grow, too!

Week-by-week as her pregnancy date approaches, we will see the baby ticker grow and develop, matching her own baby's development. AND ~ like any happy bouncing baby, the baby ticker baby will move around. I hope LisaBoo will like this and want to steal it for her webpage, too!!

I love you Lisa!

UPDATE: Saturday 6:30 sumpthin AM - When I post my next I Spy picture, I'll move this ticker over into the left sidebar for my viewing pleasure!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

#33 - TIED

#33 - TIED, originally uploaded by LauraBelle'.

I have discovered with the challenges given, that I 'spy' things more readily in my own home if I go 'spying' just as soon as I've finished reading what the challenge is!

These are tie-tab panel drapes in our dining room. I stood on a chair to get up almost even with the tops for them to be shown more clearly. I have Hunter Green ones in our front room and you can see a fuzzy bit of them in Challenge #30.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


#32 - CREATIVE, originally uploaded by LauraBelle'.

My father-in-law is a very creative man who makes some of the neatest things! Not long after having met my husbands parents, when we'd gone over to their house, I'd noticed a tinkling when we walked in through the front door. I'd never seen nor heard of a door harp before and I just loved theirs! At one point later, Bruce had asked what was my favorite color. I told him I loved green and most all shades of green.

This is a harp he made and gifted to me! He has made them in different shapes, painting them in various colors with varied embellishments. Under the bridge that the balls hang from, he's written his nickname 'SCUZZY' with '#60' (he numbers each piece of every item he's made!) followed by the date '5-98'. This is now the third house it has welcomed in one and all with a lovely tinkling. I like to think it's the LAST house it's going to hang in, but who knows ... maybe someday we'll move again. If so, it's going with me!

Monday, September 15, 2008

My Morph!

Friday, September 12, 2008

#31 - KEYS

#31 - KEYS, originally uploaded by LauraBelle'.

My husband's desk drawer ... and he has no clue what they all go to!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

#30 - TINY

#30 - TINY, originally uploaded by LauraBelle'.

This piggy bank won't hold a nickle, but there IS a shiny new penny inside!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

#29 - FOOD

#29 - FOOD, originally uploaded by LauraBelle'.


Recipe given to me from my Mother-in-law, Lorraine.
( Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees)

1 tube ( 8 ounces ) refrigerated crescent rolls
2 med/large Granny Smith apples, peeled and quartered
1 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup butter ( or margarine - but butter yeilds better flavor! )
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice ( or pumpkin pie spice )

Unroll crescent dough and separate into eight triangles. ROLL up one apple wedge in each triangle; pinch dough all around apple to seal. Place in an 8 inch baking dish.

In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, orange juice and butter to a rolling boil. Boil one minute. Pour over dumplings ( dumplings will float to top ). Sprinkle with apple ( or pumpkin ) pie spice. Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Serves 8.

*NOTE: As shown, this recipe doubles easily using a 13 x 9 x 2 pan. You can sub Golden Delicious apples for Granny Smith apples for softer consistency. Beware tho... when doubling recipe, you'll want to eat more than ONE!