Small Business Saturday

Yesterday I had the opportunity to run around with Ohiophotogrl will she did a scavenger hunt thru some of our local business for Small Business Saturday . It was really fun. We started off at The Coffee Hub to get fueled up and get our clues for what we needed to find.

The Coffee Hub has these really cool cookie and Ohiophotogrl girl told me that her extra Carmel Latte was the best she ever had! Then we were off!

We then went to Barney’s True Hardware, and found a few really cool ideas for Christmas presents as has to count the isles! Then over to Puzzles Plus.

We had to count the puzzles on the walls. We kept getting a different number. This one was a tough one but we think we got it right (wink, wink.) The next stop was Once Upon A Thyme Bookstore. It was a really fun place. We had to find the featured cookbook recipe.

It might be on the menu for next week :0) after there we hopped in the car and went to Central Carpet and Interiors. They had a scavenger hunt inside their store as well. They did the 12 days of Christmas theme. It was really fun walking thru the store and seeing all the really interesting decor and flooring stuff they have to offer their. They even have a family of beavers living there.

Next stop was Decoy Arts! Here we had to find the name of the biggest rooms! They have lots of ceramic things to paint and offer lots of classes to do different art things for all ages.

From there we went to Cape House Collectables! They store was full of the holiday spirit. This is me with their Christmas truck!

Then over to Knollwood Garden Center where we had some hot chocolate and enjoyed walking around and seeing all the neat things you can put on your Christmas tree and decorate your home this year.Ohiophotogrl loves this sign :0) then it was over to La Crique Boutique. This was a new store for us. They had clothing and accessories for every occasion. They two had a great truck for me to ride in!Next stop was a local favorite, The Pizza Dive!

Here we got cinnamon Sugar bites and all we had to do was hear a funny joke. The last stop on our adventure was This Old Couch. This is where we turned in our scant hunt paper. They had this really cool tray.

We had so much fun meeting the owners/staff of all these businesses. Can’t wait to do it again next year!

Wonder what where gonna do next?

I’m ready for spring

Yesterday I went with Ohiophotogrl to run some errands can come out to the car looking like this

So I drew this about my feelings about the snow.

Then Ohiophotogrl told me it would be ok because we have our plants growing and soon we would be able to put them in the garden.

But today we planted two fig tree starts!

Keep your fingers crossed!

Wonder what we’re gonna do next!

Valentines Day

Today some of you will be celebrating Valentines Day. I personally Love this day! Why you ask….

I love, LOVE! Spend the day spreading love to people. Hold open a door for that person at the bank, bless someone when they sneeze, most of all tell the people in your life you love them, even your little sister :0)

Thanks for being on this journey with me! Ohiophotogrl and I appreciate each of you!

Wonder what we’re gonna do next?

I’m ready are you

Here in the 937 we got hit with a few inches of snow last night

It was really bad this morning, but as you can see the roads are now clear. That little spot by my nose…..it’s a resident squirrel. He came down from his nest to get the corn I left him :0)

I am so ready for spring! I ordered some seeds for the garden and they came in the mail yesterday!

This isn’t everything I’m gonna plant but a variety of the things I want to grow. Do you have a Garden? What do you like to plant in your garden? Stay tuned as it gets closer to spring, we will be getting the garden ready and even planting some starters ahead of time! I love to garden! This year we ordered heirloom seeds from http://www.rareseeds.com no gmos. We will be sharing more about this as time goes on!

Wonder what we’re gonna do next?

Hey you

Hey you…you reading this blog how are ya? Ohiophotogrl and I would like to know what some of your favorite adventures have been. Drop us a comment. Go back in the archives and check them out.

It’s finally warmed my up here at least for the weekend so we are hoping to get out and about!

Talk with you soon!

Can bubbles freeze

Ohiophotogrl and I have been watching people blow bubbles when it’s really cold out side. Some of the photos are really neat! We thought we would give it a try.

First we mixed our solution.

We used:

1 cup of water

1/4 Cup Of Dawn dish soap

1/8 cup of Karo corn syrup (the clear kind)

Mixed it all up and then let it set on the counter for half an hour. We wanted it wall to be at the same temperature.

Then it was time to test our bubbles. There was very little wind. This is very important to know. Wind will burst our bubbles. It also has to be below 15 degrees. We waited till it was 12 degrees outside. We went on the back porch and turned on our porch light. There is a trash can by the back door so that’s where we aimed the bubbles.

Several bubbles landed and after 3-4 minutes this is what we got

Kinda looks like a doggie if you look in the bubble. We got frozen lines in there but no real cool patterns. The wind started to pick up which causes the bubbles to do this….

It was a fun experiment! Wonder what we’re gonna do next?

What’s for breakfast

Sometimes we like to get up and make breakfast before we start the day. I wait for Ohiophotogrl to wake up and look for recipes on her phone.

This morning I found these eggs. However we are gonna use her new cookware and cook them with very little water. That’s right boiled eggs cooked with just a wet paper towel in the bottom of the pan. Here goes nothin…..

Wetted paper towel and put them in the Kitchen Craft cookware turned the eye in Med heat for 3 minutes.

Spun the lid till it felt like it was gliding. It was making a vaper seal and turned the heat down as low as it would go for 13 minutes. Took the lid off and cracked the shells…..the shells come off very easy! And the eggs….

Perfect! Mmmmmmmm breakfast is served! What are you having?