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

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

Monday, March 26, 2018

Branson, Zaycon, Sewing, Family

Hello everyone 
This past blogging break was because we spent a week in Branson celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary.  
We had a very nice time.  We saw 2 very good IMAX movies- one was about US National Parks and the other was the early history of the Ozarks.  
We shopped some, browsing several antique businesses, a brand new Dollar Tree and a giant Menards.  
One the big things to see in Branson is live music shows.  We saw 
and the biggest show in Branson is 
Samson at the beautiful Sight and Sound theater.  
All of these shows were so good and we recommend them all.  
We also enjoyed an amazing Sunday Brunch at Keeter Center  at College of the Ozarks.  

Below is my husband with a Dogzilla at Fuddruckers.  I had a crispy chicken salad and we both like their high tech soda machines with so many flavors of bubbly drinks.  I think he was drinking limeade and I had diet cherry ginger ale.  Fuddruckers is our favorite Branson restaurant. 

Before our trip,  we got our first ever Zaycon order.  I saw a deal awhile back to get boneless skinless chicken breasts for .99 cents a pound for first time customers. 
Pickup in our town was in a church parking lot.

Customers line up in their cars and then the Zaycon workers get your order from their truck and put it in your trunk- so easy.  

The chicken was fresh and packed in 4 10 pound bags in one box.  

So, we repacked ours into zipper bags and froze them in meal size portions.  
I think we are stocked up on chicken for a good while! 

Did you know leprechaun traps are popular among elementary age kiddos?  If you happen to catch a leprechaun, then he has to give you all his gold.  
These 2 grandsons were out of school on St. Patrick’s Day so they built a trap at our house.  Look on Pinterest for Leprechaun Traps if you’re wondering how popular this is.  

They had lots of fun building it and used stuff I already had, some from our craft room and some from the “trash” 

5 Star Hotel- they took it home that night and didn’t catch a leprechaun but did find a note from a leprechaun who said it was a great box and left them some candy as a consolation.  

Our grandson in Pre K did have school on St Patrick’s Day and they had a party.  The students were asked to provide bite size portions of green foods, preferably naturally green and not dyed.  
I was amazed when I saw this photo of all the different green foods.  

JJ seems to be eating a pickle first but his table mates seem to be eating their cookies first 😂
You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink, right? 

This weekend, 6 of our grands were here at the same time Sunday.  They are a very sweet and fun group ❤️

They played and hugged 

We did indoor things like coloring books, play dough and we had some fake eggs that are made of paper and they colored with markers on them.  

Sewing- these grands all need pajamas for our house.  
I plan to sew up a bunch of loose fitting, comfy sleeping shorts with fabric from my craft room.  

I’m only making 2 sizes as I think the smaller size should fit 4 of the grands and the larger size should fit the 3 oldest.  I had a size 5 pattern and I just enlarged it for the size 8.  The littlest grand will wear baby pajamas for a while longer.  

I think I ended up cutting out 15 pairs.  I’ve started sewing them, factory style and hope to find time to finish them this week.  

Below is my to do list for this week.  
And now it’s time to get stuff done! 

Hope you all have a good week.  

PS- about subscriptions,  unfortunately I have no control over them.  They are done by google or blogspot I think.  
The link to them is on my sidebar,  right under my most popular posts and above the blogs I follow.  My advice is just add your email there if you want my updates emailed to you.  
But I don’t think the subscriptions work flawlessly though.  I used to get email updates from a few blogs but don’t anymore.  So when I want to keep up with a blog, I add it to my sidebar. 


  1. Oh my goodness what a wonderful week you had. Sounds fantastic in all ways.
    Glad you hubs had a great anniversary - goo shows and food.
    The kids are all adorable. What fun.
    Looks like you have a handle on the to do list. Have a great week.

  2. I love the traps, especially the 5 star hotel, but them I love anything that captures kid's creativity! You are so lucky to get to spend lots of time with your grands. Because of geography we spend facetime time with ours but little real time.
    Glad you had fun in Branson. I have never been but have many friends who have enjoyed trips there.

  3. Congratulations on your anniversary! Branson sounds like fun! Two of our grands are coming next week for spring break- can't wait! You are fortunate that yours are so near.

  4. Congratulations on your anniversary. I love the way you write out your to do list--I am stealing the idea for myself!

  5. A wonderful and productive week. Loved the photos of your grandlittles. I am also thrilled to find you've been married so long. It's been 31 years for my Lowell and me. We started dating in 1981 as high school sweethearts!
    Be blessed! I'm going to do a bit of work around the house with rest periods in between. I'm still recovering from radiation. Then, I'm going to ask my daughter to pull out my sewing machine for me.
    Be blessed,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  6. You just had a ball didn't you? I have never ordered Zaycon as I can usually beat the price here. Love the multiple shorts. They are so easy to make.

  7. Congratulations on youranniversary! You will be very busy sewing this week that's for sure. I love the fabrics too. Have a good week.

  8. Happy Anniversary. It sounds like you had a great trip. I'm glad you were able to get away. Your grandkids are so cute. They sure are lucky to have such a wonderful Grandma, who makes them all special pajamas.

  9. Happy Anniversary!!! 38 years is HUGE! Those grandkids of your's are so precious and how lucky are they to have a Gramma who sews for them. :) I remember kids making those leprechaun traps when I was a substitute teacher. Some of them were pretty elaborate and I loved seeing how creative the kiddos all got.

  10. I smiled when I saw your chicken stockpile :). I bought 40 lbs a few months ago, but it was frozen in two huge blocks,,,so I had to let it thaw enough to separate all the chicken, repack into smaller portions, then freeze. Lots of cold hands and lots of counter washing, but the deal was great. And like you, my freezer is a wall of chicken :)

  11. I picked up my Zaycon chicken last week. This was our fourth time getting chicken breasts from them and I'm still a fan.


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