If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Friday, September 1, 2017

August - finishing the month

hello everyone.
We had a family gathering here Sunday after church.  We had 4 generations of family - my parents, my husband's parents, 3 of our children with their spouses and children.
I did a very simple menu but everyone liked it just fine,
We had grilled hamburgers and smoked sausage dogs.
Side dishes were raw veggies and dip and chips.

Very simple buffet 

4 generations of men

2 year old Charlie wanted to sit with her great grandmother. Charlie had her own plate
 of food but she put it all on RoRo's plate 😍 and they shared. 

Sewing- I didn't sew as much as I hoped but I did finish 3 LoveNotions.com laundry day garments.
I made a white top in shirt length with fabric from my stash.

I sewed a tunic and dress from the same pattern with low cost Walmart fabric. 

I also did a few simple sewing projects that got added to my 100 day sewing challenge. 

My daughter has been doing some organizing projects.  This one will help them have smoother mornings.   She has 3 young children and they each get a hanging organizer and shoe box,  the organizers hold their school outfits for each day of the week.
I happened to be in Walmart one morning when they were doing some crazy clearances.  
All of these socks and boys underwear were clearanced to $1. I got enough for all our grands. 
This store had oodles of these and it was fun listening to other shoppers to call people to find out sizes so they could buy for them.  

When my husband and dressed for church, we both ended up wearing red, white and blue.  We tried taking some selfies these next 2 photos are the best of about 30.

Now, welcome September ❤️


  1. I think your sewing projects are beautiful. You are very talented. Your daughter's organization idea is genius! And the deal on underwear??? I will be looking at my Walmart today, but I'm sure I won't be so lucky. Those pokeman boxers look like some I bought for my grandson from TJMAxx and paid around $10 for!!! Cute selfies!!

  2. Wow, you are such a talented seamstress! I love that white top on you and the tunic and other shirt you made are darling!

    How wonderful to get together with family and enjoy everyone's company, especially when you have both the young and older generations, what sweet memories that are made!

    What a score on the undergarments for your grands!! I love their $1 clearance deals, especially on undergarments, since the price of those continue to rise!

    Hope you have a lovely day and weekend!

  3. Oh! I love those longer length tops that you made, well done! Your family get together looks and sounds lovely, simply perfect.

  4. I love the white top you made. I wear similar styles all the time!
    Great undies and socks buys!
    The picture of the tow of you looking at each other is just lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Now have a great Labor Day weekend!

  5. Some great pictures and what a great Sunday gathering. Great clearance too! Have a great Labor Day!

  6. What fun to have 4 generations of your family all gathered together. I love the picture of your granddaughter with RoRo...how sweet is that. :) Yo also scored some great deals for the kiddos and your daughter is a genius with her organization system. She is smart just like her mom. :)

  7. Love your top and what a good idea for organizing three little boys. Yikes. You are so active and busy and I love it! You inspire me.

  8. I love your daughter's organizing idea! Might it work for an old lady? lol Where did August go? We'll soon be seeing Christmas posts!

  9. You certainly have been a busy beaver ;-) I love your daughter's organizational idea for kids. I'm sure it will help them a lot.

  10. This is my favorite post of all you have done. We got to see you!

  11. Love the sewing projects and organizational ideas! You always share such great ideas.

    Your selfies are great!

  12. Rhonda, love the pictures of Jeff and you! So glad you could all get together--such memories for everyone.

    Great sewing projects. Looks like the dress and white top would be comfortable!

    You are always lucky in scoring the mark downs at Wal-Mart. I thought I did good finding 2 pks of Princess Elena for $2.50 a pack!!!

    What a GREAT ideal for organizing the 3 little ones---WTG Nina!

    Happy September!

  13. Hello Rhonda!
    You are so very talented!!!
    I wish I could sew.
    I wish I could thread a needle!!!!
    Lovely get-together with your family too.
    Have a cozy weekend. : )

  14. Jeff shaved his mustache!
    I love the tops you made. Hoping to get the sewing machine out soon. I'd wanted to participate in the 100 days of sewing, but haven't. SOON.

    1. Yes Tammy he shaved. It was bushy and bugging him. He's already started growing it back though.

  15. The fit on that white top you sewed is just wonderful!. It looks as comfy as any t-shirt but it's very flattering as well. The eye goes straight to that teeny waist of yours! I wish you had modeled that charcoal gray top as well.
    Is the material a cotton-poly, or something else?

    1. Hi Sue, I think the white one and gray one are mostly cotton knit.
      The black one 100% poly for sure.
      Thanks for the compliment. I wish my waist was tiny 😱 It's not, just a flattering photo

  16. You've gotten so much done! I'm always amazed at your resourcefulness.
    Be blessed!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
    Not Doing Much Right Now.

  17. Your tops are really nice, selfies are hard to take but yours came out great.

  18. It's been weeks since I had time to read through my blog lists and I've thoroughly enjoyed my visit with you today. I think my favorite picture of all is the last photo of you and Jeff...It makes me smile BIG.


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Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda