Sunday, September 8, 2013

090713 Date Day Saturday & some scrappy Joy

Remember these little ladies?

Well, someone has come through & started the cycle - you go, gurlz!

This morning found us on the road to Lansing to Horrock's Farm Market

Fresh green beans, lettuce, zucchini, yellow squash, cabbage, tomatoes to freeze, plums (to dry into prunes), peaches to freeze, some Yoder's cream cheese & sour cream (to make smoked fish spread - yummo), more canned peaches & pickled baby beets, the absolute BEST fresh squeezed orange juice I have ever tasted (and I lived in Florida!) - always a terrific deal & a tasty haul!

Saw this beauty in a yard on our way to lunch - made a U-turn to get a closer look. 
Definitely will consider adding this to BampaLand in the back yard!

Lunchtime... as first timers at King of the Grill we got a nibble of EVERY meat they serve!

Oh. My.
Slow smoked chicken breast MELTS in your mouth - seriously - no chewing needed!
The brisket was so succulent I am spoiled for it forever from anywhere else.
DH fave was the flank steak - smoked to perfection with apple wood... divine.

Some of the reviews dissed their side dishes, but the chicken & dumplings was utterly delicious.
We got 2 pounds of meat to go - hello, Sunday dinner :~D

On to Uncle John's Cider Mill in St. John's.
Fresh cider anyone?

(Frankly, if it didn't smell SOOOO sweet in here, this would be disgusting!)
Fresh donuts, anyone? So moist, cakey & light...

DH was trying the pumpkin & apple at the same time!

Beautiful vista of the orchards.

Home to get those tomatoes in the freezer...

And how to end another perfect day? Get scrappy!

 Used my September CKC kit "You Go, Girl!" for the current Whimsical Musings challenge #101 to scrap something you learned. My lesson this week? "Joy is a child with a bubble machine."

This machine makes the most gorgeous bubbles!

Until next week - enjoy the everyday in your own little corner of the world.


  1. Love your "market" photos. My family thinks I'm a little strange, but I just love farmers markets :) But those photos of that sweet little boy??!! Adorable! I miss that age... sometimes! LOL Great layout!

  2. Wow, I feel like I've been on an excursion with your market shots.Love your chookies and glad they have started laying.
    Beautiful layout of the baby with the bubbles.

  3. Great photos on that fab layout - already a builders bum coming along nicely there ;)

  4. Such a beautiful layout, love your vellum bubbles and how you used your hexagons !

  5. love love love love love (SUNG IN MY BEST SINGING VOICE!)

  6. PS-hope you don't mind that I Pinned this -it makes you feel happy looking at it!

  7. How adorable! This is such a happy layout - I agree with Kate Blue! The circles with the hexagons in the middle add a wonderful pop of color.

  8. I love days like this, where you can go to the market and drive around to new and fun places.... and bar-b-que! I do love me a good bar-b-que place! And this LO is just blissful!!! I absolutely love all your elements and these pictures are so very sweet. GREAT JOB!!

    Blessings ~~ dawn


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