Friday, July 31, 2015

Random Grocery Picture

So while we were in Minneapolis we stopped at Lunds & Byerleys-it's a grocery store. It reminded me  a lot of Lucky's in Iowa City. Lots of natural and/or organic stuff.
Anyways, I'd never seen apples packaged like these from Rockit. $3.49 gets you 3 apples in a plastic protective tube. They're pre-washed and ready to go. What a brilliant idea!
And we purchased some treats! I chose some Cedar Crest Ice Cream. Rainbow sherbert. It was some of the best ice cream I've had from a carton. I forgot to take a picture, but it was really good and flavorful!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Shopping & Element Wood Fire Pizza

So we ran some errands and did a little shopping while we were in Minneapolis. We stopped at a couple of uniform shops looking for the ugly green scrub tops that DD is being required to have for her work. One shop had a nice assortment so we got pants there and I saw this sign in the window...It says 
Always Be Yourself UNLESS you can be Batman then you should always be Batman. HAHAHA!
Made me laugh!!
 Anyways, then we traveled to another uniform shop-and WOW they had EVERYTHING anyone could want! Did I already mention how nice it is to have a person who already knows where to go and the best ways to travel around Minneapolis? It is a wonderful thing!
Anyhow, this shop had a ton of stuff and we got several ugly tops and pants and a pair of shoes too!
 Then it was time for lunch...or did we have lunch first...whatever!
 It's a wonderful thing when the person driving knows the way to go! None of us had ever been to Element Wood Fire Pizza before so it was a total surprise for all of us! Here's the Link for Element Pizza's webpage.
Element Pizza ® 96 Broadway St. N.E. Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 379-3028

What a cozy little place for lunch! Lovely wood tables and a rustic cabin feeling. There is also a patio so you could eat outside too. We love air conditioning......
Stop at the counter and order from the huge menu of pizza choices. one size fits all! And you can watch the pizza bake in the wood fire oven too!
 MMMM- I ordered the Hawaiian with basil.  Look at that! The crust was perfect, crispy and light and the sauce was so good. I loved this pizza.
 My dining partners.....I love them so much too!
 And pizza for everyone, look at all the toppings. Pizza is delivered to your table and the folks there were very nice-smiles all around! How nice to have service with a smile!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Mission: Organize Closet

So DD and me traveled to my favorite Cousin's house to help her orgtanize her closet. What FUN we had!! There was sorting, and packing and donating! We toted away more than a dozen bags of lovely clothing to the ARC donation center in Minneapolis.
 There was folding....yes you saw it here folks...folding
 Like Sheldon.....side, side, bottom, flip.....
 folding and more folding......and hanging too!
 And look how the finished closet came out! WAHOO!!!!!
 We didn't just hang around in the closet though, we ate and shopped, and had a wonderful time as always in Minneapolis!
The final result was just so nice and organized, but more than that DD and me got to hang out with one of our favorite people!  I'll show you where we ate...tomorrow!
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Big Excitement

So I have absolutly nothing to blog about except that I got new steel toed work shoes. Cute boots actually.
Aren't they sweet as can be?

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bra Phone Holders

So, my Girlfriend-In-Law has been running in 5K fun runs. I know, right? What an athlete-she likes to run!  She saw the phone pocket I made for DD last year to hold her phone while she was mowing the lawn. It just clips to her bra strap.
 SO I worked up a prototype to fit her phone. I made it have two narrow Velcro clips to hold it in place around the strap on her sports bra.
 I hope by using two strips it will keep her phone from bouncing around while she runs.
 I'll have to get an action shot of her! Meanwhile I made a new one for DD's phone. Her phone is kind of giant!
 I made it with a button hole for her on the bottom to feed her headphone cord through-she listens to music while she mows. She also texts me to come out and pick up the dog toys!
 See how it just Velcros around the sports bra strap.
 Works pretty slick. I think the idea is genius-I better get on Shark Tank with it I think!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Too Hot

So there are some new flowers on the hillside-I have no idea what they are. Do you?
 This one appeared today. So pretty. I hope they aren't some evil foreign plant.
 The milkweeds smell like lilacs. They are wonderful, I don't know if they acquire the smell from the lilac bushes or what but they smell great! And they are just getting ready to spew their pods.
 Since it's so hot I just whipped in to the library to turn in my Summer reading paper, and get a few new books.  I'm staying inside today I think!
 Maybe I'll finish up the quilt blocks-I only have a few dozen more to do.
 Staying cool is the plan for today!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Rain Today...

So it's a rainy day in the neighborhood today.  My gardener planted some tomatoes and marigolds earlier in the spring and they are coming along-slow, but sure. I think they liked the 98 degree weather we had earlier in the week. But I'll take the rain instead of
 This or
oooh, snow is so pretty...but I'll take the rain today!  It will be snow time before we know it!
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Got One Started

 So I cut up some fabric I had been hoarding for awhile. I just love it, so I wasn't too keen on cutting it up, but...well it's gotta happen sometime. I saw an old fashioned Snowball Quilt in a magazine and thought it would be good for the large typewriter print. SO I cut about a zillion tiny squares of dark fabrics for the corners.....
And look at this cute box I used to hold all those tiny little squares..My Mom got it for me.It's a pretty fancy box that you're supposed to put a quilt block in the lid for decoration. It's a perfect size for all those dark squares!
And cut up the wonderful fabric from Julia Rothman for Windom Fabrics. You can see it here
I haven't been very motivated lately, but I got started on a few blocks. DD stopped over and lookie here! She ironed my blocks for me while I sewed! What a great gal!!
 I had to see how it was going to come along so here's a t4est layout. Simple as can be!

 Can you guess what DD said when she saw the test?  "You are going to make sure those stripes all go in the same direction aren't you?" LOL!!
No Honey, and I'm also going to make sure the letters are every which way too...OCD much? LOVE that girl!!
Saturday, July 11, 2015

We're Lucky

Today DD and me and SIL went to the new Lucky's Market for lunch and to be lookie loos. They have a bakery, coffee shop, pizza bakery and deli as well as sandwiches and smoothies! What a huge selection of food!
 Here's the salad bar-and there's also an olive bar too!
 Today was Taste of Lucky's and they cooked out and served picnic style. Each item was $1. The pizza was 2 slices for $4. The brats were very good, as was the potato salad and cole slaw. That angel food cake with strawberries was awesome! And what a bargain-we all 3 ate for $9 plus beverages.
 Now on to some grocery shopping....
 Produce-look greens....
 At the end of each aisle they have quirky items....
 A large spice section....
 A large assortment of bulk goods....
 A huge assortment of medicines and drug store types of things.
 Cheese Louise....hahahaha
 A great looking meat counter as well as packaged meats too. With seafood, chicken, beef and pork!
 Isn't this a cute display-it's a little empty right now, but I like the industrial look of all the displays.
 More of the bulk stuff, and when we were checking out DD pointed out the lights....
 Look each one is made of bottles of Millstream beers and root beer!
 It was a great visit and I liked the prices a lot better than some stores that specialize in organic and natural foods. I think I'll be stopping at Lucky's again soon!
Here's the link to  Lucky's Market to find one near you!