Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas to all!

Our morning started a little early around 6:00 am The Grand kids open the presents under the tree they were so excited but were very respective to other while they opened their presents.
Our Christmas morning breakfast consisted of biscuits and gravy, one of our favorite breakfasts, hoping it would keep the tummies full until Christmas dinner.
Our Christmas Dinner we had Spiral Ham, Green bean Casserole, Creamy Mashed potatoes.  Sorry, I searched and searched my picture library and I must not of taken pictures of the table setting for dinner. ;(

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

Colo Junkett

Saturday, December 10, 2016

My 2016 Christmas Tour, so to speak

This year my decor changed a bit, I was striving for old country, woodland feeling, with more green garland and checks, but also leave the glitter and sparkle that my husband like.  So here is a peek, I also moved a few vignettes around so that little finger can not touch.

Here is a little vignette of the Islands of Miss-Fit Toys.  The lighted tree I purchased from a Home Decor Party quite some time ago like 20 years.  Does any one remember Home Decor home parties? The ornaments in this vignette, I have picked up at yard sales or thrift store.
This year I moved the white feathered tree to the living room on the top of the entertainment center.  I believe I purchased the feathered tree at an auction, several  years ago. The wooden ornaments I started collecting when I moved out on my own.

Also on the top of the entertainment center is the snowy village. The village pieces came unpainted from the craft  department of Wal-Mart, I believe at least ten years ago.  I put a five piece battery operated train in front of the snowy village, that I bought at Ace Hardware, many years ago.  The string of blue light came from The Dollar Tree this year, I think the lights were a nice touch.

The nativity scene I thrift-ed a few years ago, I put on a high shelve of the living room entertainment center, high enough to stay out of the way of little fingers.

Here are the Grand Kids rearranging the ornament this was the biggest challenge this year.  What are you going to do?  It was great to have them during Christmas break.

Have a Wonderful.

Colo Junkett

Sunday, September 11, 2016

September is party time

September is a very busy month in our family, last camping trip of the summer, garden harvesting, with back to school, routines, and birthday celebrations.

This week we had a combined birthday party for my granddaughter who turned three and a grandson that turned seven. I decided that my guest list would be families that live on our street that the grand kids play with, so I invited about six families. I looked in my party supply box and found this paint splotches pattern and decided on a paint theme.  I also had some extra blue snack napkins and blue solo cup that I had left over from Fourth of July.

I set up a card table with individual poster board and brushes from the Dollar Tree for a painting activity.  I had tempera paint in primary colors and had the kids mix colors to get green and purple I think they had more fun mixing colors than painting on the poster board.

The next activity was silly string, I gave each friend a can of silly string to spray at each other they had a great time.

The menu consisted of roast beef, ham, turkey, and cheese sub-sandwiches, from City Market and my husband sliced up tomatoes, onions, and lettuce to add to subs, I made my grandmothers' potato salad and my sisters' macaroni salad recipe and couple choices of chips and dip.  And of course condiments ofcatsup, mustard, mayo, pickles.

Our seven year old grandson requested Ice cream cake for his birthday. We have a TGIF store in town, so I tried there first, but they don't sell ice cream cakes any more.  Someone suggested Walmart has ice cream cakes,so I headed to Walmart and bought an ice cream cake and to my surprise it was decorated with colorful sprinkle to go with the party theme.

All in all the party went very well with having such an age difference at this wonderful event.  I believe everyone that came had a good time.

Have a Great Day,

Colo Junkett

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Summer Blooms are Fading

I haven't planned very well this year in my garden, usually my annuals Marigolds, Cosmos, Bachelor Buttons are starting to bloom the end of July, beginning of August.  Other project came up and I ran out of time to throw out some seeds.
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My back yard Paradise is brownish green, but still very relaxing and enjoyable. :)

Have a wonderful Day!
Vicki the Colo Junkett 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Going back to work and meal planning

Summer is coming to end and that means I go back to work.:/  It's kind of like I love my summers off, but I don't get a pay check during the time off, so I need to go back to work.:)

My summer has been kick back and our meals have been last minute planning or eating leftovers and alot of  hitting the grocery store every other day. I know crazy expensive right?  Long story short, we've not been on a real routine.

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So I've been looking through my stacks of cookbooks and recipe tearouts to find some quick and easy meals.  It's time to get back into meal planning again.

I've been meal planning for quite awhile using an 2010 microsoft office excel program.  I made a monthly template that is made up with breakfast, am snack, lunch, pm snack, and supper Sunday through Saturday.

I also made a list meals my family likes and organized the meal lists by main dish.
Have a Great Day!
Colorado Junkett

Friday, August 14, 2015

You Just got to love Summer time

I’m one of the fortunate that has summers off from work.
(however I don’t get a pay check during the summer either Sad smile).

August Balloon Festival

                                                                Lilac bushes in bloom                                               Working in my yard and reaping the beautiful flowers is very relaxing for me.
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Grand children playing in sprinkler, monkeying around, and climbing trees.
This why I love summer. 

Have a Wonderful Day!
Colo Junkett

August celebrations

Things to celebrate in my necks of the woods is 4th annual Balloon Festival.  I’ve been sleeping in to about 7:30, boy was it hard to get up and be at the take off file by 6:30



The first day the air was very still and the balloon didn’t get very high off the ground.  Their time frame was about 3 hours



It was a great weekend!

Do you have some  fun activities planned for August?

Colorado Junkett