So, you know how it takes time to get glamour shots? Woody is no different.

Cell phone photos in the dark (this one was with one of the cool lights that change color – insta nightlight!) are about all I’ve got at the moment. We’re gonna take a little scenic drive one of these days to do his glamour shots. But in the meantime, you can check out his current head shots over on Outdoorsy.com.

Canning season has begun with a vengeance

Farmer’s Market basket last weekend.  That’s a hefty sized basket, too.

Finally got photos printed up.  These colorful ones are up in the kids’ room.  They’re so cute, I may put up another photo shelf above this one to get more photos of them up there.

And the living room photos.  I’m pleased.  Might add a few more small ones if I find a decent deal on some smaller frames, but until then.  I finally got photos up on the wall!  That in itself is pretty awesome for non-decorator me.

We haven’t eaten at the table in two days.  ‘Tis the season.

My poor kitchen.  All kinds of busy and messy.  The floor’s already sticky, but I’m not going to make the kids clean/mop it until we’re done with all those peaches and tomatoes and nectarines.

In the midst of peaches.  Lots of peaches.  With tomatoes simmering on the stove.  All kinds of smells coming from my house.  😉

I actually got it tidied up at the end of last night.  Dirty jars still sealing over there in the far corner by the stove, giant Le Creuset pot simmering with tomato goo.  Cleaned out the sink, yay!  In the foreground is all the cleaned off jars (I scrub them all after they seal so there’s no sticky gunk in the pantry/basement), and the *giant* compost bowl from the day.  The 9yo gets to take it out in the morning for me.

We’ve been playing around with veggies lately because, well, we have a glut of them.  So from perusing Pinterest, this happened.
That’s right, bacon wrapped green beans.  They are super yummy, and aside from the slight difficulty of wrapping them, not too hard.  Hubby grilled them out on our new grill, so as to not heat up the house.  I’m pulling out all kinds of grill recipes as of late, only thing I turn the stove on for is canning.

Grilled zucchini, again, on the grill.  Again, lots of veggies all over the house.

One house project, almost done!

I’d wanted to do these $10 Shelves from Ana White for what, 2-3 years or something now?  Took a while to actually make it happen.  Hubby had a chance to get the lumber, I did the sanding (sometimes a little too much, we won’t talk about that), he glued/screwed it together for me, and I primed/painted/sanded that sucker like there’s no tomorrow.
Finally, success!

Dug up my stack of frames I’d been stockpiling.  Only a few frames already have photos, need to figure out which other photos I need to get printed up for the rest of the frames.

There’s a slightly different version I’ve got in progress for the kids’ room, that’ll probably take me another week to finish since I need them to pick out a few colors.