Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday spin out in the country................

First we'll stop to visit with Anita at Aunt Nubby's Kitchen

 Do you see why I wanted to stop here first?  Yum!  Homemade cinnamon rolls but that's not all as this woman is multi-talented and gets around town you might say.  Anita also lives in Arkansas and recently was invited to visit P. Allen Smith's garden home near Little Rock.  I adore P. Allen and his farm and his gardens and his books and he's not a bad cook himself.   Here's a few pictures she shared of her visit.
What' not to love about this house?  I think from other pictures I've seen it overlooks the Arkansas River but don't quote me on that.  Trust me though, there is a beautiful view from this house. 
And here's the man himself......oh , lucky gal!!!  

Anita recently went to a cooking class in Tennesee given by Viking.  I told you this gal gets around!  It was a bread making class and she shares the recipes.  Plus, the chef's name was Sandra.....with a name like that it had to be good! LOL!

Anita is one multi-talented lady and in her spare time she gives tips on products, organizing and even throws in a few crafts now and then.......look at her organized spice drawers.  Now why didn't I think of that?
Thank you Anita for letting us visit with you and thanks for all the great dinners and desserts you've made happen at my table!
Speaking of organizing, Jen over at I Heart Organizing has some fabulous ideas and solutions for just about any clutter you  might have.  This is her very own closet...the closet of my dreams!  Oh, to have everything in its place and place for all of it!  I know...I need to scale down some first....and I'm working on that!

And look at this nifty idea for storing cords...............I love it!
Jen even has a "snack basket" we're talking!  She divides up larger products into healthy portions and has them ready for her family whenever they need one.  Now that's not just being organized...that's being smart too!
She also has a whole series on meal planning.....

This young gal really does have her act together....literally!  Thanks Jen!   You know I'll be by often!

Last but not least by any means is an amazing, young Mom of 5 and a military wife that manages so much it makes your head spin!  And she does it all with style!  Meet Katie at Creatively Living
What a genius!  I've carried around insulators like that for years and not once did I ever come up with a great idea for them like this one.  Way to go Katie!
Here's her back entry of her house that she just finished.....darling!  And she made or redid everything you see!
 This next one just blows my mind.................this is a before of a rug she had.............
 Katie did her magic and worked hard to come up with this beautiful transformation......

Yes...that is the same rug!  Do you believe it?  She is simply amazing, talented, hardworking to say the least, and a really nice person.
  What's amazing is she does all this while taking care of 5 little children and her husband serving in the military.  I have the deepest admiration for you and your family and the sacrifices you all make for the rest of us.
 This picture was a few years ago before the they had the other 2 children but this is what the American family looks like today.  I wish I lived next door to be of help to them and I certainly hope that the people who do live near them give them the support, encouragement and applause they all deserve.  What a beautiful family. Thank you to your entire family from the bottom of my heart!
Have a great Sunday everyone and keep all our military and their families in your prayers.


  1. Hi Sam,
    How is it going? Boy I'm pretty sure I need those cinnamon rolls, and so many fun things to look at on your other posts. Lots of ideas.
    Always interesting to come and see what you are up to.
    Going to my Daughter's house later, just around the corner, we can walk, oldest Grand daughter's 17th Birthday. Boy time sure goes along at a pretty good chip! Beautiful weather here today, sunny and high 70's.
    Well keep on keeping on, you are sure good at it.
    Nancy Jo

  2. Three new ones to me. I'm off to visit them all. Best wishes, Tammy

  3. What a great post so full of talented busy women - how do they do it?!!!
    The cinnamon rolls look so tasty, and I just love the stencilled rug - amazing!
    Thanks for sharing all this Sam!

    Gill xx

  4. Nice pictures and so good of you to share the blogs with others. Have a nice start of the week.


  5. I am always amazed at all the talents out there! Thanks for your sweet sweet comment on our home and yard.

  6. Sam
    I enjoyed meeting all your new blogger friends-thanks for introducing them!!

  7. Sam, thanks so much for visiting me today, I'm honored to be on your list of places to go!

  8. Sam you are so sweet! Thanks for the project and family love! I wish you lived next door too! Cute idea about taking a "Sunday spin out in the country." Very fun.

    Thanks again!

  9. great tips on organizing! I use a unit that fits in my cupboard that has drawers that pull out and lean downward. I love it too.

  10. Those cinnamon rolls look yum-mee!! I have a bunch of insulators and never thought of that. We have just completed an insulator project. Need to get the area cleaned up and get some pics taken. Thanks for the spin! Have a great week!!!


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