Lefty & Fifty-six


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Goodbye Martha Part 2

Continuing and ending this post about saying goodbye to Martha,
I took all the pages that I clipped from her magazines and 
filed them in sheet protectors and organized 
them by either holiday or topic.
In this image, you can see the notebooks of ideas that
I have been collecting, saving through the years.
I still have to re-organize and name the binders.

All the binders you see in this image
are recycled, some retrieved from the trash.
These binders are a 3.5" x 11''

Image of raw filing system.
It might be months before I post images of the completed task.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Goodbye Martha-Part 1

Many may know that I have been a Martha Stewart follower
 (truly a follower)
I have admired her ability and talents(with her collaborators) to create
 and make entertaining and food beautiful and so much more.

I have collected 
Martha's magazines 
for over 20 years.

Have you closed your mouth yet?

I think at my age or  my stage in life has given the the time 
to finally go through boxes and boxes and boxes...of magazines.

I have to say; that it was easier than I thought it would be to
purge this really interesting obsession.  Be what it may... it was interesting 
the process or the steps that I took to do this dump!

I wanted to get photo's so I could look back on this final history, share
 with others that you can do this too! I leave you with this 
documentation so that my children will know and see that I cared enough 
(at least with the magazine obsession to throw it 
out so they would have to deal with it!)

 Part 1
I unpacked boxes by date, scanned each magazine and tore out 
whatever I thought was still an interest to me, that meant, patterns, 
clip art, articles that I wanted to read but never had the time. 
(that was time consuming)

Downstairs in what I call the dungeon, table set up and ready to go.

Martha published several types of magazines
through the 20 + year span.
I never counted the total magazines I kept but I think
 it was around 300+
Photo of her "Living" Magazine

A "Food" magazine that lasted only a few years

Loved, Loved the "Kids" magazine. It was full of fun crafts and
adventures and stories, science projects.

The BABY issues were the shortest lived, how can you
compete with Parenting Magazine and blogs!
While I was doing my purge, the Swede was going through his Sh_ _ !
We both had our moments of laughter and micro-managing each others Cr_ _!

Stay tune for Part 2..

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Day 

We hosted dinner at our home. 
The "swede" baked the turkey.

I used my cooper tea pots for the vase holder this year.
I made the brown tablecloth from a 3 3/4 yd remnant from
my mother-in-law Margie's fabric pile I inherited.
My new son-in-law Jason made these birch candle stick holders for their wedding reception.
I grabbed a few and voila..they landed on our table.
Here we are, a small group of friends and family.
The weather was beautiful, our stomachs were full. 

Just being "goofy"

Now.. on to Christmas!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

She did it!

I'm pleased and happy to announce
The marriage of:
Katlin to Jason

We couldn't be more pleased and excited to have 
Jason become a paert of our family!

Pre-wedding picture
First dance

Katlin's family, plus.. the new son-in-law!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

It's been awhile..but don't...

...faint, I am writing a post that is very important..
My second daughter Katlin, is engaged and going to be married 
on November 1, 2014.

We had her bridal shower today and it was fabulous not to mention 
that Katlin was extraordinarily beautiful.

Here the group shot.

 Ariel and I making our happy faces!

 A KISS for Katlin

The future Katlin & Jason Neubert

Friday, June 6, 2014


I will get caught up with my posting soon, the garden is 
planted and the spring cleaning is done, I've got the lazies right now. 
Stay tune..

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mother Earth Calls My Name

If you have followed me through the years, you know that
 I love to get out in the garden.

This has been the Swede and I mantra for years, we both find that
 we like working along side each other
( sometimes it's the only time I'm not on his case...)

I applaud Miracle Gro for the Growing movement video.
 I know that they are in the business of selling gardening products, but hey...it's innovative and promotes a healthy hobby!

I have tried to add this video on the post but for reasons unknown it won't load, so here is the link if you want to watch a short inspirational gardening bit.

Here is an App called: Sprout It
Find it for free on the App Store.

Well, you know where I'll be for the summer months!

About Me

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Provo, Utah, United States
I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!