Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Crochet, Stella, Flubber, the lake and visitors! Summer has been busy!

Summer is quickly coming to an end and the girls head back to school on Monday the 29th! It has been flying by with all our visitors :-) If you already follow me on Instagram some of these pictures will look familiar, ;-). After school shopping the other week I took the girls out for lunch and Kathleen was crocheting while we waited for our meals. Yes she is wearing a scarf she made and drinking hot cocoa in 100 degree heat! Silly girl! LOL!! She also made the head band she is wearing out of her Rainbow Loom bands. I'm so proud of her and all she keeps herself busy with. :-)


Stella, my parent's new puppy has been staying here with them the past couple weeks and she is just full of energy! She was hanging out with Hayley while she was reading the Book Thief, which by the way is a great movie if you haven't seen it yet. Very emotional so you may want to have a box of tissues nearby. Anyone seen it or read the book yet?

See Kathleen photobombing in the mirror ;-)


       We bought Stella a little fox and hedgehog with squeakers in them and she just loves them!!!



She may be just a little bit spoiled rotten, lol! Here she is sleeping on my dad's legs in the recliner.



My mom and dad made flubber with Kathleen and had a blast. Always fun to play with, but I'm glad it was done outside as it can be quite messy, lol.





Patches gets terrified of the storms so he was hanging out in the sun room with us while one was raging outside. Leashes are necessary right now with the dogs and cats adjusting to Stella......



My bestie Dawn and her parents and husband came to visit the other day. They are looking at some property down here and hopefully will be moving down!!! I am beyond excited and hope that it all works out. We've been friends since the 6th grade and it would be awesome to have her nearby!!! That's her dad photobombing our picture outside Cracker Barrel where we had lunch.


While she was here I gave her a little makeover with my business products. Here you can see her right eye is the before (hardly can tell she has lashes) and the left side is after applying the 3D microfiber lash mascara! What a difference!! She loved it and that's only one application!!



                                              A nice neutral look perfect for everyday!


                                       I miss her so much and the time went by way too fast!!!!


We also had Mike and Livey and their daughter Michelle and her 2 children come and visit one weekend. We all had a blast hanging out, having a cook out, swimming and catching up! Mike and Livey have been friends with my parents for many, many years. My sister grew up with their daughter and I with their son as we are all close in age.



One night we went and enjoyed a lovely evening on the lake. Was such a beautiful night and the sun was reflecting on the water. Just so serene and relaxing.







                                                       A gorgeous sunset another evening.....


      Jerry went in his shed to get something and found this frog that jumped out and scared him, lol.


Visitors this past weekend were Helen and Wilbur who are dear friends of ours that we consider family. They used to live down here in NC with us before when we used to live here years ago. Now they are back up in MD. and we miss them very much. Haven't seen them since 2012!!! I love this picture, Kathleen was dishing out ice cream for all of us and putting on toppings and heated up marshmallows. It was so sticky it wasn't coming out of the bowl very well. We were all laughing so hard!! Then when it was put on the ice cream it really hardened up, lol. We all looked pretty funny trying to eat it and get it off the spoon!


Yes...they are curled up under a blanket sharing the chair... as all my company knows I keep a cold house, lol.



           Miss you guys!!! Can't wait to see you again! Hopefully much sooner than last time!!!



Whew, that was a lot of catching up! More coming soon with some recipes and more. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

                                                                       Blessings,
                                                                             Jill

Friday, August 19, 2016

Review of the ebook Fractions and Percentages for Primary School Children by Aharon Aspis #review




I found the information in this ebook Fractions and Percentages to be quite helpful and informative.  It is presented in a way that makes it easier to understand the math concepts that can be confusing to young learners and it was also helpful for me to brush up on my math skills when helping my daughter learn the concepts. Love that it's an ebook and therefore easy to reference on the go on my kindle app! The book covers simple fractions, fractions inequality, ratio, the decimal system, percentage in problem solving and use of an adjustment table. Lots of great examples, step by step instructions and practice problems to test their knowledge.

Overall I feel the explanations provided in this book would be very helpful to students and even adult that need some refreshment on their math skills. ;-)


             * I received this ebook in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own *

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Visiting North Carolina Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame


We had a wonderful day visiting the Aviation museum and seeing so much wonderful pieces of history!






















              Kathleen was so excited to be able to sit in a actual plane and check everything out! :-)











                                               Mickey was even hanging out for a ride!




                      Kathleen has been fascinated by Amelia Earhart since she was 3 years old!














We had a great time walking through the hangers and reading and viewing all the history it had to offer. Then we drove around town and saw another beautiful painting on a building. Had a nice meal in town before heading home.



Kathleen and Jerry were trying to steal Hayley's sundae! LOL... just a little taste they said. Well... not sure Kathleen wanted to share too much! ;-)




                                                                        Blessings,
                                                                              Jill