Posted by / 30 August 2007 /

F*A*L*L!

F*A*L*L! F*A*L*L!

My absolute favorite season of all is fall. My birthday is in November, Ashley was born in October, my grandpa and uncle both have Novemb...

Posted by / 29 August 2007 /

Family Room Bathroom

Family Room Bathroom Family Room Bathroom

Our family room downstairs is decorated in retro 50s. My mom and dad were both 1950's high school graduates and they had a lot of cool...

Posted by / 28 August 2007 /

Wedding Dress Display

Wedding Dress Display Wedding Dress Display

My 1977 wedding dress was on display at the Cole County Historical Society in June. My friend sent me a picture of the display. The room t...

Posted by / 27 August 2007 /

A wonderful apron

A wonderful apron A wonderful apron

My great grandmother made this apron and embroidered the names on in her own handwriting. My mom discovered it in a cedar chest and gave i...

Posted by / 25 August 2007 /

Bunco Babes

Bunco Babes Bunco Babes

Once a month on a Sunday, a group of delightful women gather together to play a game of chance called BUNCO. There are 12 of us, so each o...

Posted by / 24 August 2007 /

Five Friday Facts

Five Friday Facts Five Friday Facts

I saw this at Life Unscripted and decided to steal her MEME (look! I'm learning the lingo!) I loved the facts she shared about herself...

Posted by / 23 August 2007 /

Walmart Shopping Carts

Walmart Shopping Carts Walmart Shopping Carts

Picture from my local JC Walmart! Having to go to Walmart three nights running, I began a weird personal conversation with myself about Wa...

Posted by / 22 August 2007 /

Ashley, the Business Entrepreneur!!

Ashley, the Business Entrepreneur!! Ashley, the Business Entrepreneur!!

Ashley, our 21 year old daughter who is a senior at Stephens College, entered a contest for up and coming young businesses and WON! She su...

Posted by / 21 August 2007 /

Around the World in the Steffes Home!

Around the World in the Steffes Home! Around the World in the Steffes Home!

Bob collected these beautiful wine decanters when he spent a summer in Italy when he was in HS. I think he had remarkably good taste for a...

Posted by / 20 August 2007 /

End of the season Rose Garden

End of the season Rose Garden End of the season Rose Garden

When Bob and I made 6 trips to England in the 80s and early 90s, we fell in love with the many rose gardens we saw there. We have lived ...

Posted by / 19 August 2007 /

A Vintage Find

A Vintage Find A Vintage Find

The first Sunday in August is traditionally the WIEN PICNIC. Wien is a teeny tiny town in Northeast Missouri that was settled by German im...

Posted by / 17 August 2007 /

A few things and the kitchen sink!

A few things and the kitchen sink! A few things and the kitchen sink!

Last summer Bob and I replaced the countertops in the kitchen with these red ones and replaced the sink. A year later I still love my red ...

Back to College!

Back to College! Back to College!

Our DD, Ashley, who is 21, is back off to her college as of yesterday. Unfortunately, due to my Open House and Bob having school commitmen...

Posted by / 15 August 2007 /

Bustopher, the Cat

Bustopher, the Cat Bustopher, the Cat

I'd like to introduce you to Bustopher, our Russian Blue cat. Just like every cat, he has an odd personality. Bustopher loves his fam...

Posted by / 14 August 2007 /

It was a G*R*E*A*T Day!

It was a G*R*E*A*T Day! It was a G*R*E*A*T Day!

It was a very good day today. The meeting went WAY too long but everyone was so nice about everything. Lots of smiles and visits to my of...

It's Here!

It's Here! It's Here!

It's finally here, my first official day with staff at my new school. You can tell by the time of this post that I had a hard time slee...

Posted by / 12 August 2007 /

Wheel Inn Cafe

Wheel Inn Cafe Wheel Inn Cafe

While in Sedalia... We are leaving in time to get a Goober Burger. Alas, this state wide (if not nation wide) landmark is closing afte...

Missouri State Fair!

Missouri State Fair! Missouri State Fair!

Today, Bob, Ashley, Eric and I are headed to the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. I have been going to this fair since I was a young girl. ...

Posted by / 11 August 2007 /

Easy Dessert

Easy Dessert Easy Dessert

I made this luscious dessert for Ashley's bridesmaids dinner today and it was so incredibly easy.... Ashley calls it Easy Breezy Ice...

Posted by / 10 August 2007 /

Nice Matters Award!

Nice Matters Award! Nice Matters Award!

I got this sweet award from Cynthia at Springmont Cottages (she is on my list of Inspiring People) and now I am supposed to pass it on. We...

A Day Off with Friends

A Day Off with Friends A Day Off with Friends

Today I am taking the day away from my school to spend it with good friends. I changed jobs this year and will be the elementary principal ...

Posted by / 09 August 2007 /

New Look!

New Look! New Look!

I think I am just a regular girl, needing a new look from time to time! I like this pink and can get away with it because my cute husband h...

Ashley's wedding dress

Ashley's wedding dress Ashley's wedding dress

Ashley will not post her wedding gown on her wedding blog because she doesn't want Eric to see it but I don't think Eric knows I ha...

Posted by / 08 August 2007 /

PEO Tea

PEO Tea PEO Tea

Our PEO chapter just celebrated its 75th anniversary with a tea. The committee who organized this for us had these delightful floral arran...

Posted by / 07 August 2007 /

LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!

LOOK WHAT I FOUND!! LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!

I am sooooo excited that I can hardly type! I found CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOWS at the grocery store! At first I was excited because I thought...

Our poppies

Our poppies Our poppies

We are having horrible August heat (107 heat index) and I think my poppies will bite the dust this week. Here are my poppies at their peak...

Posted by / 05 August 2007 /

Grandpa Joe's Barrister Cabinet

Grandpa Joe's Barrister Cabinet Grandpa Joe's Barrister Cabinet

My grandparents, Joe and Mildred, had this cabinet for as long as I can remember. You can see it in home movies they made when I was first...

Spicy ToMAHto Salsa!

Spicy ToMAHto Salsa! Spicy ToMAHto Salsa!

A lot of tomatoes do not make a lot of salsa! I am pleased with my batch, though as it was easy to make. 5 pts ripe tomatoes (I blanched...

Posted by / 04 August 2007 /

Missouri Tomatoes!

Missouri Tomatoes! Missouri Tomatoes!

When Tina from Cherry Hill Cottage posted her lovely Texas Tomatoes, I could not let you go without seeing some luscious ones from Missouri...

Tax Free Weekend

Tax Free Weekend Tax Free Weekend

Bob and I headed to the Lake of the Ozarks to shop for school clothes for the upcoming school year. Its Tax Free Weekend and the mall was C...

Posted by / 02 August 2007 /

Ball/Mason Jars

Ball/Mason Jars Ball/Mason Jars

Do these jars hold a special place in your heart? I remember my Grandma Holt spending hours in front of the stove making homemade grape je...



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