Monday, October 26, 2009

New dishwasher - sort of

I've got a new/different dishwasher. Woo-hoo!  Now the question is, where do I put all the plastic microwave dishes that I've been storing in the old one for 3 years? And do I need them all?  My kids say 'no', but I say 'you never know'.  So for now, they're all over my kitchen, every flat service has some sort of plastic on it.  I think I'll just stay in the livingroom watching Gibbs and McGee and forget it's there.

And, because I haven't posted any photos in a few days, here are a few:

Keep checking back for news and pics.  Christmas at CrossRoads starts Nov. 6 ! I'll post pics of my shoppe all snazzed up for the holidays ! HO HO HO !

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm old.....

Ok. Who, besides me, remembers a world without hair "product"?  When did it become fashionable to slather your hair with gunk and goo and consider it style?  Some of us are old enough to remember when squeaky clean hair was a good thing.  Well, today I was "in style".  It was one of those days when I really wanted to get some shopping done but didn't want to wait the hour and a half it takes me to sufficiently fix my hair. (Wash, dry, style) (Sorry, I can hear all my children and their collective - eeuuuwww).  Tell me, in this day and age, when going green is the thing, what is greener - chemical laden gunk and goo, or natural product?  So, for today and any other day I choose, I'm opting for the use of natural hair product and cosidering myself very with it (does anyone say with it anymore?).  If anyone asks, I'm using a "product" called 'Hair Go Green' (wink,wink). Or maybe not....... it goes against everything my mother taught me.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Soccer team number 1 again !

My son's varsity soccer team is once again number one in their league.  If you check my previous posts from several years ago, you'll see we've been here before. Only this time, my son isn't a starting player.  This time he's the assistant coach.  Go Blue!!!  Congratulations to the coaches and players for not only great playing, skills, and strategy but for good sportsmanship.  We all like our children to do well and be a part of a successful team , regardless of what that team is, be it a sports team, a scholastic team, a musical competition, etc.  Winning feels great, but that euphoric feeling fades after a while, however, the lessons learned about cooperation and sportmanship and fair play last a lifetime. So to the players and coaches, savor the winning feeling, but be really proud of the fact that you won and didn't sacrifice your honor and integrity.  GO BLUE !!!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009


Snow?   So soon?  OK, Western NY is no stanger to snow, but so soon?   Here's the proof....

See through the lush green foliage?  That's snow on the roof of our van.

And here's the roof of our garage....

And our neighbor's.....

Just got off the phone with my Mom  (remember, the painter?)  They are in the Finger Lakes and had 1 inch  ON THE GROUND !!!!   And so it starts........


Thursday, October 15, 2009

My shop at The CrossRoads Farm and Craft Market

In my last post I showed you some of my children's novelty hats that I sell on my Etsy store and at my shop at the CrossRoads Market.  I thought you might like to see what my shop looks like this year, so, here's a few pictures. Thanks to my wonderful daughter and her fancy smancy camera for such great pics.......

Some of my baby sweaters and baby ponchos:
Here's a shot of one of my door displays.  My Mom does all the painting....

Here's the other door, along with a vintage ironing board painted with a lighthouse (lighthouses are BIG around here 'cause we have the first ever gas powered lighthouse. )
This is my jewelry case,  Makes my shop look official doesn't it?
Some more of my Mom's paintings....she paints on anything.....hide your children....not really
Meet Penelope.  She stands guard over things.
......hat's really a plant stand.....could you tell?.....never mind, it works !
last new "thing"...handstamped leather...great frustration reliever!
Had enough?  I have more.......maybe later.

Have a great day!  "This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it" Psalm 118:24
What a great verse.  Try saying it with the emphasis on a different word each you a different perspective......-   - Mary

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wow! It's been a looooooong time!

So many changes since my last post ! Graduations, weddings, grandchildren, getting older.......

God has certainly been good! We now have 3 beautiful grandchildren, 3 wonderful son-in-laws, and a cat. (Our dog tolerates her with distainful patience)

Here's what I've been up to lately: New products in my CrossRoads shop and on my etsy store. Take a look......

Childrens Puppy hat.....soft, fluffy ears

an Elephant hat too......

One more......

There will be more whenever creativity takes over..I'm thinking...a football, kitten, turkey....???
More later.....I think
Take Care - Mary
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