Saturday, June 14, 2008


in more than one sense. Mr. Polka Spot is selling his place, so we are trying to combine households once and for all. There have been a lot of decisions to make and we've also been doing some home renovations here at the Farm. I've been MIA for quite some time, and no explination. Well moving him, doing my floors, kids activities, and blogging issues have been a lot of the problems.

I'm also trying out Wordpress for my blogging issues. So far so good. I still have a lot of work to do, but I'm liking things so far. I've combined the posts from both of my blogs and put them all into this one blog at Wordpress. I wish that I could come to terms with Blogger and stay here, but it just seems to fight everything that I try to do. I'm not a genius, but you'd think that I could get titles to work at least. So hope you come see what's cooking up at the Farm.

Please join me over at Polka Spot Farm.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


My creation

I saw this at Javajem Knits and Knitorious.

Here are the rules:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page of results, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Menu Plan Monday May 11 - May 18

Monday: Chicken Nuggets and Mac N Cheese

Tuesday: Tacos

Wednesday: Church

Thursday: Honey Chicken and Salad

Friday: Baked Tortellini

Saturday: Carribean PorkChops and Bean Bundles

Sunday: Pot Roast with Carrots and Mashed Potatoes

edit: I had scheduled this to go up Monday morning but it didn't so here it is.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

1-2-3… Get Organized

Christy over at Multi Tasking Mama is reviewing the mini books from 1-2-3...Organized. I'm begging for a coupon code to order a few of these myself. I'd love to try:

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday

What doesn’t work for me theme for this week really got me thinking when my eczema went haywire. I’ve barely been able to do anything including type, hence the absence for several of the days. I normally use a lot of baby products on my skin, or at least oatmeal soap, and then lots of lotion. I know better than to go without certain products in my reach. I left my lotion at Mr. Polka Spots and was completely out of my oatmeal soap.

Thursday was the kids field trip to the zoo. (no pictures, but more about that later this week) I thought that being nauseated could be from the bus trip, but oh no come Friday night it was the worst stomach bug that I’ve ever had. I dehydrated really quickly but then it all stopped. Saturday morning I woke up with the palms of my hands were swollen and bumpy. Since then I have been battling my eczema flare up with the wrong soaps and lotions because I was not prepared. I ended up at the dermatologist and health food store to get the proper prescriptions, shots, soaps and lotions. I hope everyone takes care of their skin, because sometimes things sneak up on you.

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Monday, May 05, 2008

Menu Plan Monday 5-5 to 5-11

Monday: Nachos with all the fixings! T-Ball at 6:30 Baseball Practice at 5pm

Tuesday: (Baseball Practice at 5pm)

Wednesday: Church – Our Pastor cooks

Thursday: (We have T-ball and Baseball this night) PB&J, apples and something after the game

Friday: Baseball @ 6:30


Sunday: Cookout for my cousin Jared who is returning from Iraq!! Happy Mother’s Day!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday

I keep mentioning how I use Microsoft OneNote to people, and they keep asking about it. I use this program for personal, business and school. I have recipes from blogs, and the blogs noted. Any sewing ideas or blog ideas have their own little spot in my notebooks. I can print all of the deals from MultiTaskingMama and go back through them when I have time to, or date what I have already done to see when I will get that deal. Here's some information that I just found on the Microsoft Website. I hope that you find this useful. What do you use for keeping up with your life?


Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 top 10 benefits

Applies to: Microsoft Office OneNote 2007


Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 is a digital notebook that provides a flexible way to gather notes and information, powerful search capabilities so users can find what they are looking for quickly, and easy-to-use shared notebooks that help teams work together more effectively.

Gather your notes and information in one place.

Gather, store, and manage your notes and information — including text, pictures, digital handwriting, audio and video recordings, and more — in a single location. Having all your important information at your fingertips can help you make more informed decisions and be better prepared.


Back up your valuable information.

Office OneNote 2007 automatically saves and backs up your notebooks, whether stored locally or on a network file share, so you're less vulnerable to data loss.


Find information more quickly.

Powerful search technology with optical character recognition helps you find what you're looking for more quickly — whether you're searching handwritten notes, text in pictures, or spoken words in audio and video recordings. You can configure Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to index Office OneNote 2007 files automatically to incorporate the data into your company's knowledge base.


Work together more effectively.

Shared notebooks give everyone access to the same information at the same time, online or offline. Office OneNote 2007 manages changes for you so that multiple users can work simultaneously in the same notebook—there's no need to keep track of versions and changes. With Live Sharing Sessions, geographically dispersed teams can view and edit the same page of notes at the same time.


Avoid duplicate work.

Office OneNote 2007 makes it easy to collect, store, and search information about projects in a central location. Capitalize on ideas, notes, and best practices when briefing new project teams or team members. Take advantage of OneNote archives to avoid duplicate work.


Organize your way.

Organize information in the way that works best for you. See all your open notebooks in a single view, and easily arrange and rearrange your notes with drag-and-drop functionality. You can add hyperlinks to other pages in your notebook so you can quickly find content relevant to the task at hand.


Prioritize and manage tasks and your to-do list more efficiently.

Use note tags to mark and easily track actions and important items. Note tags can be customized according to your needs and quickly viewed in a summary pane. Tasks created in Office OneNote 2007 synchronize with Microsoft Office Outlook tasks so you can manage your projects more efficiently.


Make meetings more productive.

Office OneNote 2007 gives you the flexibility to capture all of the information presented in meetings, including status updates, presentations, documents, typed and handwritten notes, and more. With all meeting notes stored in one location, everyone has access to the same information, helping ensure that all team members are on the same page and that everyone walks away with a consistent set of action items.


Get up to speed quickly.

The familiar look and feel of other Microsoft Office system programs and an intuitive user interface make it easy to get started using Office OneNote 2007 right away. Integration with the 2007 Microsoft Office system means you can share information between Office OneNote 2007 and other Microsoft Office system programs easily.


Improve productivity away from the office.

Synchronize your Microsoft Windows Mobile–powered devices with Office OneNote 2007 so you can take contents of your notebook with you and view them on your mobile device. In addition, information you capture on your Smartphone or Windows Mobile–based Pocket PC, including photos and text, can be transferred to Office OneNote 2007 and made text-searchable.