Friday, January 28, 2011

Emma's Cards

Hey, everyone!! Emma has the cutest cards in her etsy store! I don't know that they show the actual charm that they have in person. She sent me several of them for Christmas and they are soooooooooo cute, I can't stand it. Check them out! Sorry I don't have a pic of one of them here, but they are cool because the pictures are adorable and the insides are blank. You can write whatever you want in them and not have to worry about some factory message that doesn't quite work.

They are at


Friday, December 3, 2010


"I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error…" ~Tasha Tudor

I got this from ButtonWillowCottage, a blog that I really like. I've read it and read it, and I think it gives me good perspective. Again, I took this from another post, and I hope that it's alright, as it is a quote from a long past lady and not the author of the post.

I always wanted to be beautiful, and have thick long hair and be very graceful. But I got what I got, and have to deal with it. Perhaps, I will start wearing more long skirts. Emma always encourages me to do it. I do believe she's got something there. If Emma and Tasha Tudor think the same way, it must be right.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rat typing words

Well, mom told me if i want a blog, just post something on THIS blog.

Well anyway, being an only child is lonely. With Levi gone, I had to revert to pretending that Malachi was my brother, so i'm always chatting to him. Oh well, anyway, some might not know that i went to girls camp. Man, i had so much fun! i pretty much hung out with the girls, made friends, and received many a Popsicle from our angry cooks. The cooks threatened at every meal that they would dump the leftovers on our heads if we didn't get second helpings. Good times, Good times.
i swear my hair only got curlier at camp. when it rained, my hair had ringlets aplenty. can you believe i got COMPLIMENTED on it????? Anyway, i pretty much hang around the house singing, cleaning, getting sick, and getting in trouble for reading. Oh, and of course making fire with an angry face and napoleon dynamite shirt.
But anyway, I'm loosing weight, and i feel very accomplished.
I'm writing a book that is sure to be published! It's pure genius and full of pictures and knights.
Well, im off to the library, so i love you guys very much and hope that i can see you soon.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Is this stealing? gazing

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. ~John Lubbock

I took this from another blogger. I liked it so much. At least I will give them credit for it since it wasn't my work. It came from

June Trip

We had quite the long vacation in June if you could call it a vacation. Brent worked and worked and got Michelle a new workshop in her new basement and even got a new deck partially done on Dad's house. The old one was dangerous. I love this picture of Dad and Percy. I don't have very many, and I am realizing that I don't have pictures of older people in the family (including us) and on the other hand, lots of pics of the grandchildren. Not that I don't want those pictures, as they are so precious. I don't even have a picture of me to put on my facebook, so one of these days, I will try to get one of me.

We are home now, having spent most of the month of June in Utah. Missouri is a green jungle as always. We are just trying to survive the heat, humidity and bugs. September is my favorite month. I'm just waiting.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Emma and Barrett? Emma and Barrett WHO?

Surely you will all forgive me for my continual neglegence of posting on not only the family blog but also my own shop blog. I don't have any good excuses (mostly because my new goal is to not say, "I'm busy!" because I hate that excuse). I have simply not done it recently.
SO....I don't have any REAL news. We still plan on going out West sometime but don't know when, and I promise to give all of the pertinent people as much notice as I possibly can.

But I figured that I would throw a few pictures up anyway.

You can see here that you cannot seperate Weasel from Barrett. Ever.
Here is a teaser of what I am posting on my shop blog: The toads are Barrett's parents.

Here is Weasel and Barrett, of couse, and Ursa chewing on a bone...of course. Note the Christmas tree that we finally took down a month ago. You can see the Mr. Toad doll in the upper left hand corner as part of the tree decoration.

This is me hugging my oven which I LOVE! Since this picture we have hung all of my cast iron above the stove.

Anyway, I hope that you all get a kick out of these photos. You sure learn a lot being married, you learn a lot "going without" electricity (it will be a full year this June) and you learn a lot traveling to different places and meeting different people. I would love to share all that I have learned, but I think it all sounds like cliches' that EVERYBODY has heard a hundered times....but it doesn't make them any less true. But I think it is mostly the type of learing that must be done by each person for themselves. If I ever think of a way to share what I have learned; not only about cooking on a wood stove or learning the best way to pee outside without filling up your shoes--but more about morals, integrity, true worth, and a good attitude--I will share it. Till then, I'll just keep learning.
Lots of love!
--The Taylors

Saturday, March 13, 2010

New Recipe

For any of you who are interested, I published a smoothie recipe on my other blog (pennywise mom) and it's really good. Look at it and see if you want to try it.