Monday, August 30, 2010

The question of the day....Where Do I Blog

There is a party going on at 
Where do you blog?
So I'm in
This is in my kitchen
A very unusual bar type sitting area
see the top of the faucet just behind my computer
great for when we have parties as there is a step down

and the bartender stands back there
but that's like once a year so...
pretty much doesn't get used
as a bar but instead where we eat
and compute!
You can see Spanky's bed at the far right side of the table
He has a great view too
He knows the Fed-X & UPS drivers
carry treats just for him

He waits all day
in hopes they'll make a  stop

That's my chair 2nd from the right
The reason I sit here and not in my office
is this.....
Not sure if this is a sunrise or set...

This is on a clear's picture above was cloudy
I was born and raised in the N.W.
 Mt Rainer & the Puget Sound 
are home
I am so lucky to live where I can see them
I don't take it for granted
not for one second

Sunday, August 29, 2010

How I started Bloggin

I just discovered a new blog today that I love
I love her style
so I became a follower....
She is having a giveway to an online store
I have heard so much about
 this place has
tons of stuff to browse through
could take months to see everything...

So I am blogging here about it so that I might
I never win but I keep trying
Thanks Erin at
for telling me about this
I love your blog too

Which brings me to a point.....
It is really a fantastic way to meet new people
and learn so much
no matter what your interests are,
Mine is decorating
can't get enough of it
I love every style even if I wouldn't have it in my house
I appreciate it all
There are so many very talented, creative, and really nice  people
out here in
I am grateful that I found this form of socialization and education.

I came to Blogville from
Rate My Space
I loved
and there was a caption that said
"check out my blog"
I had no idea what a blog was but I
checked it out...
that was back when she had a couple hundred followers
now she has
almost 3,000!!!!!!
But the best part was that she lived by me!
So I got to stalk her at street fairs selling her wares
and her open house at Christmas time

Thats her on the left
and Kim on the right of me

I act like a fan to movie star when I see her
all giddy....
She is adorable and sweet and the best Mom
making all sorts of goodies for her kids afterschool
which he has recipes for
Just check out her daughter Savannah's new bedroom...

I just bought a new piece from her, it is sitting in my Hub's Truck waiting to go into

"The beach house"
aka... apt above the garage
I can't wait to fix up that room
I am sure I will be bloggin about that
So anywhoo....that is how I starting
I am not very good at it
I don't know how to put beautiful pictures that I come across
in magazines yet like
 But my lovely daughter in law
has a blog,
that is very crafty and she
is helping  me tremendously in this new blog world.

 is such a part of my life now and I am truly
grateful for all the lovely ladies that I have met

Thank you
everytime you comment
It makes my day

Someday like
 said we need to all meet for a
bloggin girls week

So how did you start

Friday, August 27, 2010

~Projects at the Reunion~

Every year at the
The guys must come up with a project
They can't just sit around all day...
This year it was fixing the
lighting on the wall
The HUGE brick
Created by
The Hubs
several years ago
seems they didn't put the wires
in conduit and in harsh Montana winters
that's not good....
so 3 days and many trips to Ace Hardware
we have lighting all the up the driveway
along the
Great Wall of the
~Triple F~
Thanks Brother Bill

Now it's time to go do some fishing

Gratuitous picture of cute

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The 10th annual Reunion

This was the 10th annual Forcum Family Reunion
....we have had 7 at our place in Montana...
I wish I had pictures all organized from years prior
I will work on that
I have the last 2 years
Here are some of the

Last year the weather for the first time did not cooperate and we had
cold, rainy, windy weather

The clan had to gather for meals
in our tiny little farmhouse
30 some people and 8 dogs

However as it turns out....
seems I needed a bigger
dining room table
The Hubs didn't like this much
His sister said she would take the
didn't work that way
I suffered through it
But this year all was forgotten
he's used to the table being where his favorite
couch once was

This is a butterfly table
pulls out to almost the entire size of the room

And I guess the TV was a problem
needed to be bigger

The guys campaigning
for a larger one
and it should be

This one went back

Ok I can
handle this one

There was much celebrating in this
tiny little house

This was the last picture taken of our little
Kramer last year...I still miss him so much

Sour dough pancakes that have
been in the family for many
Aunt Linda has the starter
that originated in Alaska
Between her place and mine the
group gets fed

Nancy's first meal in 3 days
she was so sick with the flu
but she wouldn't miss the
sour doughs

This was her for 4 whole days
poor thing

meanwhile outside
things started happening....

Tractors were starting...

boats were put in the water
and some went
zip lining....
I don't have pictures of that
didn't go myself

But I did go watch the boating..

please, please can I go again?

Pretty Kelcy

Cute couple those two hmmmm...
 I imagine the next generation
is coming shortly
Don't tell her Mom I just said that

She's still Grandpa's

The girls before boating

and after...

The zip liners
they went up to
Whitefish Mountain
The food was always on the grill
it seemed

Ok I will just have to post more pictures in
volume 2
so many goods one to go through...
But I will leave with this adorable cutie

Other than barking at the 
 ~Big Dogs~
he was pretty good all week
and didn't get into too much trouble 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I am posting about my sign again for
Before and After

This is the after...

I just posted about this transformation for her
garage sale party because I got the sign
at a garage sale
But the real fun of this sign is how it was re-done
so just scroll on down to the next post
You will see the details....very big
This is what I bought for 3 bucks

I just wanted to get in on her parties
they are so much fun
with such nice folks who are so
complimentary and

Sorry for being lazy here but we have been on
at our little farm house in
doing yard work and hosting a
family reunion
we just got home after a
10 hour drive
enough whining.....did I mention
it is 100 degrees here in