My KitchenAid Mixer

We had a lot going on this weekend at the farm. Friday night I went out with a couple of my good friends to celebrate my birthday. We went shopping and ate at the Olive Garden. I also bought my birthday present....a KitchenAid Mixer!!! I have wanted on of these babies for years! Let's just say by noon on Saturday all this was going on! I LOVE it!!

I made two loaves of bread and a batch of cookies with my new KitchenAid Mixer. It works wonderfully. I think I got a pretty good deal from Kohl's on it with Kohl's cash and all the Christmas promotions going on right now. I guess that's one benefit of having a birthday so close to Christmas.

We also built a stable for the youth's Christmas play at our church this weekend.

Glen and Evan also spent the weekend putting back together the John Deere tractor we bought for  Evan to use. He is going to be helping with our food plot planting come this spring. This is his daddy giving him a driving lesson.

A couple more pictures to let you in on some of my chores for the weekend. When Glen and I built our house we decided not to install a dishwasher. WE do it the old fashioned way. Yes, WE, Glen does lots of dishes. Real men do dishes, just sayin. My husband is a keeper for sure.

This is how I do dishes.

My daily game with dishes is to see how many I can pile in the dish drainer before I have to dry some. I am happy to report there is only drip drying going on here most days. This was one of my mother-in-law's pet peeves. She just HAD to dry the dishes. She could not let me or my sister in law leave them in the drainer. She passed away April 18, 2013. I'd love for her to dry my dishes again. I wouldn't even roll my eyes this time when she insisted.

Love your family while you have them folks because life is short.



  1. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a good one! We don't have a dishwasher right now either, but I will be happy when we do someday! Somehow the six of us seem to dirty an awful lot of dishes! Have a great week!

  2. Hi, Jenn! Sounds like wonderful birthday and gift too. :) I have really enjoyed reading your blog.


  3. Hi Jenn! Nice to meet ya! You have a beautiful homestead and a beautiful family! I can hardly wait to read more! I'll be back soon but for now, I've got to get canning and feeding the animals, and the list goes on! I'm you're newest follower! Have a wonderful holiday season! Blessings from Bama!

  4. Happy late birthday to you! Mine was Saturday!

  5. Thanks Felecia! My birthday isn't until the 23rd so it is an early Christmas/Birthday present :)

  6. Haha Jody! We only have a family of 3. If we had a family of 6 I would for sure have a dishwasher!

  7. Happy early birthday my sweet far-away friend. Enjoy your new mixer. Someday I'll drop in and taste a slice of that yummy looking bread. Love to you.