Apr 9, 2018

{A Wild Adventure}


I went with daughter #2 and grandgirl's to Wild Adventures for the day while the girls were on Spring Break. It was a beautiful day. Weather could not have been more perfect.


All I can tell you is Praise the Lord I had me on some good walking shoes!




We had a fun day and this Nana was rode out, walked out and wore out. HOWEVER, I hung with these girls. I wasn't about to act like a wimp in front of these babies! LOL!
 


Another project down for the kitchen makeover. This recipe is my granny's biscuit recipe. She taught us early on how to make biscuits. My sister Mary can make them just like my granny could. Me? Somehow mine just never look pretty but they sure taste good. I decided to type the recipe out just like she taught us to make them. Hey, I do like those Mary B biscuits you buy and just slap them in a pan too! I added a free farmhouse graphic I found online and a cute gray frame. Granny's biscuit recipe will be displayed on top of my kitchen cabinets. 

 
Found another piece I wanted for my kitchen that will go so well with my makeover. I just love it.




I found this cute tote box a while back. I carried it to the barn and gave it a good sanding. I dusted it off real well and it will be a future project I am working on. Any ideas ladies what I should do with this cute tote box? 

Just so you know I am not quite finished with my bench. Actually I am through with everything but some wording I want on the front of it so will show you when I am through. It really has turned out super cute. Dang I am getting pretty good at this furniture re-do stuff! NOPE, don't want to do it for a living though I can tell ya!

Working on cotton stalks too! NOPE, not paying $7 a stalk for them! I guess y'all know by now I am cheap frugal.  

Finished project next week. ( I HOPE)

Hope you have a great week. I will leave you with some good food for thought this week. Maybe this will minister to someone. It has to me.

 Web Image

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

 





 

65 comments:

  1. Cindy, You look as cute as the little ones :):) Glad you had a great time and stuck it out. Can't wait to see the kitchen. I wish I could make biscuits like my Aunt Helen...she made the best and always served them with chocolate gravy when I stayed the night. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well thank you Susie. My granny made biscuits every single day as long as she was able too. I can remember standing in a chair and watching her. She made it look so easy. But I do believe she could have whipped up a pan in her sleep.

      Delete
  2. Oh I so agree with Susie, above...you are adorable and fit right in with those yungins! I love your idea to frame that precious recipe and hang it in your kitchen...and that fan blade wall hanging is just perfect. Now, one thing before I go...I want to see those cotton stalks you are concocting. What a super idea! Did you dream that up all by your little lonesome?? Don't forget to blog about them when they are done along with all of your other projects! Love ya, sweet friend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks my friend. Girl, my grandkids told me that I could google anything! LOL! So I googled DIY Cotton stalks. Hey, they aren't perfect but not too shabby and works great for me. The thing that tickles me is those cotton stalks in the store are just PERFECT! But the truth is no cotton stalk in the cotton field is perfect. So, I am going with my cotton stalks are the best! Ha! Price wise...they are perfect!

      Delete
  3. What fun pictures Cindy. We went to Wild Adventures last summer and I will never go back in summer. Too hot and too crowded. I love how you have framed your granny's recipe. That is how my mother made biscuits too. I need to see that bench makeover!
    Connie Royals

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Connie, the weather was perfect but I so agree, I will not go in summer if i can help it! Yes, I loved how granny's recipe turned out in the frame. Was super excited when I found the perfect frame at Walmart too. I am showing my bench make over next week. I am so dang slow these days it seems. LOL!

      Delete
  4. Looks like a good time with the girls ~ I love days like that. Snoopy is a wise dog, like what he had to say about control.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That Snoopy is indeed a wise dog Miss Mary. We did have a good time for sure. The girls had a ball.

      Delete
  5. Well, now I want a hot biscuit with apple butter. :o)) Love the way you did the recipe, so special. You might roll up kitchen towels and put in the little wooden tote. You felt after your adventure like I felt last year during our Disney trip. Goodness, never again! :o)) Happy week Cindy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lea a friend of mine just got from Disney with her grands. She said it was so crowded and long lines. OOH, apple butter sounds good with a biscuit right about now! Yep, I plan to paint my little tote box and go from there.

      Delete
  6. Good for you keeping up to your daughter and grands!! Love the idea that you framed your granny's biscuit recipe. Wish I could eat regular biscuits but I have to make gluten free. Not nearly as good! Have a nice rest of week! Nancy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nancy, My granny would be proud that her recipe will be displayed on top of my kitchen cabinets. Yep, I keep up for sure but sure was thankful for the very FEW times we stopped! LOL!

      Delete
  7. Lady, you've got more energy than me! What fun! Being the serious minded person that I am, I've gotta comment on the last sign... God's been speaking to my heart so much lately about 'kicking against the pricks' .. and getting nowhere. There are things I'll never be able to control and I have to give up trying and allow Him the control... what freedom! Thanks for the reminder! 💜

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love what you said Deb, Kicking against the pricks! Oh that control issue can indeed an issue. I think if we all would be honest we all struggle in this area. I have noticed, and only because of GOD, nothing I have done, that I truly began to be so much better in this area. Not all the time. Like everyone else I struggle. But here's the thing the Lord has been teaching me....When I control then I am not allowing Him to work. Oh I could write a book on this one dear friend. But yes, that dang Snoopy is a smart dog like Miss Mary said.

      Delete
  8. Oh, the sunshine looks wonderful and you are not wearing a coat, or boots, or gloves! Looks like a fun day. I love your biscuit frame and your new wall hanging. How disciplined you are to make each little cotton stem but I hear ya about the price. Yours will look just as good. I love your tote...I just sold one exactly like it to a ranch in Wyoming. Not sure what they are using it for but it would be so cute in your kitchen. You could fill it with silverware and napkins when you have your huge family over. Of course a coat of paint and a stencil on the front would be perfect.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was thinking a stencil too Ann Marie. I can already see a fresh coat of paint and pretty stencil and oh the ideas are endless for this little tote box. Yes that day was so pretty. The weather was perfect. Now today we have rain, rain, and rain! GRR!

      Delete
  9. So much cuteness and fun in this blog...love Granny's Biscuit recipe...what a great idea! I never thought of baking mine in an iron skillet in the oven...I may have to try that. I do have my hubby's granny's iron skillets...(I use them for cornbread!) You and the girls are all so cute...such fun!! Proud of you for hangin' in there. Can't wait to see the finished products of the cotton balls and your bench, and that tote...kitchen utensils, dish towels, flowers? This is so much fun. Can't wait to see it all done!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Pam, I have my granny's iron skillet fry pan and flat pans. I love them and we use them a lot. I have several of her pans actually that I use all the time. Can't wait to show you my little bench too. It turned out just adorable and goes so well with my makeover.

      Delete
  10. You know how much I love seeing all those smiling faces, Cindy! What a fun day for you and the girls, and you were not a wimp!!!
    The Granny's Biscuits framed recipe is just so special. What a pretty addition for your kitchen. The Family Rules sign is too cute, also. I love the tote. You could use it for for holding silverware and paper plates and napkins, for a party. You could also put canning jars in it and put fresh flowers. I can't wait to see your bench and your cotton stalks. You are one busy lady!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kitty. Sometimes Kitty I do think I have issues! LOL! It is hard for me at times to slow down. I guess I am afraid that when I do I might decide not to get back up! LOL! I love my little family rules fan. It caught my eye and I snatched it up. I had saw some kind of like that one for around 40$ and almost bought one. Decided to wait and glad I did. Found it for $20. Girl you know I am always looking for a deal!

      Delete
  11. It looks like you had an amazing day!! You are one of the funnest grandmothers I know! :) I love the little tote box...I couldn't tell for sure how big it is, but I think it would be adorable sitting on your counter with napkins and silverware in it or maybe dishtowels. OR it would be neat to put your cooking utensils in...maybe with a cute word stenciled on it that says "utensils" or something along that line. It is really neat looking. You are a doing a great job on all of it. I can't wait to see the finished product! I love the quote at the end...I needed that today. Sending hugs to you today, sweet friend! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Cheryl for stopping by to visit. I am thinking about my little tote box. So many ideas. My girls gave me a cute tote box a while back that I am using in my kitchen makeover and I love it. Not sure yet what I will do with this one.

      Delete
  12. Hi Cindy, looks like a great day was had by all. You sure looked cute hanging in there. I love the framed biscuit recipe from your grandmother, the rules fan, and the cute tote. I think you could do just about anything with it, herbs would look pretty to cut them and place in a small glass jar, and then fill the tote with cut fragrant herbs! Blessings sweet friend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Pam. Awe....herbs would be awesome since I love them so much. I actually used some Rosemary recently and added some greenery and a few knockout roses with some wild flowers (weeds) as my husband would call them that voluntary comes up for a centerpiece for table. The Rosemary smelled so good.

      Delete
  13. Oh you know how much I enjoy seeing you with the youngsters! I sure know how you feel about keeping up and not letting them see you wearing out. I do that same thing and just keep smiling too.
    You are a doll, this is where those adorable grands and daughters get their cuteness from!
    Oh these biscuits sound sooooo good. I am dieting these days and walking and girl, I am hungry!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YEP, just keep smiling. Love that! I have got to get back to walking some too. I have been become lazy in that area. Of course I can always justify it you know! However, I must as old Arthur likes that left knee of mine and I must keep it active to some extent. Glad you came by dear Jemma.

      Delete
  14. Thanks for Granny's biscuit recipe. I am going to try my best to finally cook an edible biscuit. Wish me luck.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. When all fails Mary B's are the best! LOL!

      Delete
  15. You certainly kept up with those young ones, Cindy, What memories you all made! I love your framed recipe. We don’t eat biscuits much here but I’m going to keep your recipe handy for when we do. Your projects are looking amazing, too! You are really staying busy. I have a prayer request for you, dear friend. My neighbors were in a car accident over the weekend and the husband died. It was a horrible freak accident where a brick fell off a passing truck and hit Fred’s side of the windshield. We are all still stunned and his wife and family could really use prayers of comfort and strength. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
    2. Well let me try this again. Apparently I pasted in my calendar to do's on here! I am crazy or computer is and I am thinking it might be me! Please know I will lift this family up this morning in prayer. Oh my goodness! That is so sad and what a freak accident indeed. I know that you will be a comfort with your grace and tender, sweet heart. Praying this morning.

      Delete
  16. Nice to see the kids enjoying the day.
    I bake very simple cookies. Your recipe attracts me to try it out.
    Your project looks good:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much. I will be popping by to see your weekend windup sometime today.

      Delete
  17. Hey Cindy ... What a delightful display of smiling faces... Your pictures made my day ... Your grand children are beautiful... ...I’m always looking for the magical cookie recipe that will work for my baking skills( ha Ha) You’re such a good grandma sticking it out with the youngsters because they can really tire you out...in a pleasant sort of way
    ( hee hee) I can hardly wait to see what you do to that tote box... You’re so darn creative Girl.. Have a fabulous day my Friend ..HUGS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Zaa. Yes, they can tire us out but's always good. Thanks for coming by.

      Delete
  18. Wild Adventure looks like fun and a lot of walking! Good for you keeping up with the girls! I love that tote you picked up! I can't wait to see your cotton stalks! Mmmmm biscuits sounds so good right now!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Heather. Yes it was lots of walking for me. My girls and grands can zip right on. LOL! I was just glad for a lunch break!

      Delete
  19. Love your pics. They really captured everyone's joy. I love the pieces that you chose for your kitchen reno. Have a wonderful week, Cindy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. Hoping to accomplish a little more in the kitchen. I am looking at corner pieces soon to occupy a corner I have. Hope to show more next week.

      Delete
  20. I can't wait to see your finished kitchen, you are making your own cotton bolls, wow!! Impressive you could hang with the girls at the amusement park!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Girl it was quite impressive that I hung with the girls. Not so much on cotton balls. LOL! But, they look like the kind that I encounter in those cotton fields in Ga. Hope to show you next week.

      Delete
  21. I remember those days when both my children and grandchildren spent the day at theme parks. No way I could do that today. Looks like you and yours had a lot of fun. Great photos of a happy time. Love how you displayed your granny's biscuit recipe in your kitchen. Neat idea. Have a day of blessings Cindy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Toni, I have the recipe displayed on top on my kitchen cabinet and I am so glad I chose to do that. Theme parks will surely cause you to get some exercise. Whether you want it or not!

      Delete
  22. Hi Cindy, I enjoyed my visit here today. I know how it feels to enjoy the grands and feel young at heart. Then feel your age the next day! That is cool how you framed your grandma's recipe. Your kitchen will look so cool when it is done. Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Girl, you are the queen grandmother of theme parks! I've seen all of your wonderful pictures. YES, feeling my age most days. LOL!

      Delete
  23. Oh what fun!!! I cant wait to see your kitchen makeover. Hey, you could always put your kitchen towels or silverware in the box.

    I hope you have a beautiful rest of the week, smiles

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Linda. So glad you came by. Thought about you this morning actually before I headed to see you. Hope your man is better.

      Delete
  24. We are so excited to see your kitchen photos. What fun you and the grands have. Love the smiling faces. So sweet the way you framed your Granny's biscuits. happy Wednesday Cindy. Blessings to you.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Another fun family excursion! The Snoopy quote is just what I needed to see this week. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Margie, we did have fun. But I was wore out. LOL! Yep, Snoopy is a pretty smart dog!

      Delete
  26. I love those Snoopy quotes! He's such a wise pooch! You had a very fun excursion by the looks of things and made memories with your girlies. I love your Granny's Biscuits framed and it will look fabulous in your kitchen. Always enjoy my visit here, Cindy. Have a wonderful day and God bless you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes he is Sandi. So glad you stopped by. Yes, I am in love with the framed biscuit recipe too. I have several things that are handwritten by family that I may frame as well.

      Delete
  27. Cindy, I love the way you incorporated your grandmother's recipe into a lovely piece of kitchen décor! Can't wait to see what you do with that tote box.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wow! What an adventure. I love the framed recipe. I have been thinking of framing some of my dear mother's recipes in her handwriting. Perhaps a couple will be on the wall of the kitchen in our cabin-on-wheels. Love the little tote. You can change it for the seasons. It can be a centerpiece, something inviting in an entryway, a piece that moves through the house or something to hold nice-ities in the bathroom. I can't wait to see what you do with yours.
    ~Adrienne~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Adrienne. I have several things in loved ones handwriting as well. I also have my great-grandmother's eye glasses. I actually may do a shadow box for several items. Hope you are doing well Lady.

      Delete
  29. Oh my gosh...looking like you did have a wonderful day. Looks like it was a fun time.Love Snoopy....I think he is my fav of the Peanuts gang. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the sweet comments on my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Great photos!! Love the framed recipe!!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such a kind comment on my post about my nephew and thanks for your prayers.....
    Hugs,
    Deb

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do hope that your nephew is doing much better.

      Delete
  31. Can I just say that you have the sweetest and most contagious smile EVER! You are so beautiful, my friend. And oh, what a joy to see you with your family. Such precious memories you have created and will continue to create with your loved ones.

    Have a blessed Sunday, dear Cindy! Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Replies
    1. I try to be. LOL! Some days I am slacking.

      Delete

So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy