As children, my siblings and I had an authentic Irish log cabin as our playhouse. My parents rented property from 1967-1979 upon which the log cabin sat. In 1979, my parents moved us to the home they currently live in and the log cabin was donated to a local historical museum.
Front ViewBack when it was our playhouse, it didn't have glass windows or a very nice back door. We made do, though. We nailed plastic on over the windows (like we'd seen our Dad do on the house) to keep cold air out (Yes, we played in there even in winter) and nailed old curtains up to make it pretty inside. That was probably my idea, lol. My brothers built bunk beds out of scrap wood in the upper part that was accessed by a *very* steep staircase. Btw, it's not a good idea to try and coax the dog down them, lol. (Don't ask me, how I know) I tried to get a photo of the staircase through the window, but there was too much glare and the windows were too dirty. Believe it or not, my brother and I used to think it was fun jumping out of the upper window in front... Well, that was until his butt landed on the doorstep on the way down, lol. Oak is pretty hard on the bottom side! I'm sure jumping out the window was my idea, too. I seemed to get into trouble for being "the leader" as my Dad always used to say.
East and Back ViewTo concur my playhouse story, there's even a blurb about it on the museum's website: "During the decade from 1840 to 1850 Irish immigrants moved into the area... This little cabin made of rough oak logs... The cabin is almost square. It is slightly more than 14 feet in each direction... Over the years it has served its owners in many capacities. Probably it was used as a summer kitchen or cookhouse, for storage and as a playhouse for children."
I scoured my parent's photographs and even found one that has part of the cabin in the background. I was such a little squirt then!
Me and Mom,
circa early-mid 1970's (1974?)
circa early-mid 1970's (1974?)
I had quite a few requests for the casserole recipe I made last week, so I posted it in the previous post. To all who try it... enjoy. With my changes, it really was yummo!
WINNER...WINNER... CHICKEN DINNER
OK, maybe not a chicken dinner but I was a winner! Not once, but THREE times!!
Last week must've been my lucky week. First, I received an email from Chris over at Fugue. She said I was the winner of her recent giveaway!
If you get a chance, take a click over to her blog. Thank you for hosting such a cute giveaway, Chris!
The very same day, I received an email from Kim at Cupcake Cutie letting me know that I was one of three winners of a chart she designed called Babushka Sampler. You can see a photo of it HERE. Kim has a really cute blog and a really cute little boy. Thank you, Kim!
The next day, I received an email from DMC notifying me that I was the winner of their Easter/Passover celebration giveaway!
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CONCERT - CHEAP TRICK
Around these parts, the members of Cheap Trick are considered "hometown boys" as all the band members graduated high school in Rockford, Illinois which isn't too far from where I live. For the BF's birthday, I bought concert tickets.
Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson
Robin Zander - Lead Singer
AIRFEST 2012The concert was the kick-off to the weekend's Airfest. It was such a beautiful day... temps in the mid 80's, big billowy clouds in a bright blue sky, and light winds. Perfect for an air show!
Other AirFest pics can be seen HERE.
I bet you thought I'd never get to this part, didn't you?!? I have another finish!!! I finished Sampler aux Bouquets I and started II.
I decided to join in the Summer Mystery Sampler SAL offered by Donna at By The Bay Needleart. Each week during the month of June, she will release another part. Part One was a quick stitch.