Sunday, June 10, 2012


We are officially in summer mode at the Salmagundi household -- spending lots of time with the grandkids this past week.
Caitlin wanted to make a sun dress  -- so first you cut, then you sew, then you model!
She spent some time looking through old photos for some pictures to add to her Facebook page.
We found this cutie -- she always did like to model her new clothes.

Our son, Mike was home for a few days -- he is on summer break from teaching high school, and hadn't been home since Christmas.  So, a lot of cooking took place.  We tried the recipe for pulled pork and slaw that was posted on 
Just Another Hang Up (originally from Family Circle).  Thanks, Suzanne, for bringing it to my attention!  We really liked it, and definitely will be adding it to our permanent file.  No pictures -- it was devoured before I even thought about the camera.  Check for the recipe here.
We were in charge of Fellowship Hour at church today, so I enlisted Caitlin to help with the cookie making.  She baked while I did the hand work on her dress.
She made Whoopie Pies -- that's the marshmallow gooey filling she's licking off the beaters.  
You can't beat this gooey goodness!

Now, grandchild #2 is feeling neglected.  I've got to think of some ideas to entertain a 10-year old busy-boy this week.  One thing, Papa is going to give him his first lesson in mowing the lawn.  Have to get these kids ready to take over before we get too much older!!!

Here's Grammy with Miss Attitude and Mr. Mischievous/Busy Boy.  With these two around, Grammy is getting older by the minute!
Added on Monday -- Wyatt began his mowing lesson, and Papa made sure he was doing it right!!

Please check out the following blogs.  I'll be partying with these ladies this week.
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Wednesday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday
Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special


eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful time with your grandchildren. I love the cute sundress and the whoopie pies look yummy. Your grandchildren are beautiful. Wonderful photos.

Sue said...

Grammy....your not getting older your getting better!!!
I love the sundress Caitlan made....your teaching her well...will they spend alot of time at your house for the summer....I hope so :)

Vee said...

I bet it's fun being with you! The sundress came out beautifully. Your granddaughter is a good seamstress. Hope that grandpa has a riding mower...that always makes mowing the lawn a little more fun.

Lavender Cottage said...

They're nice to have for a visit and nice to see them go home. I love our grands too but after a day when all 6 are here, this grannie is exhausted.
Hope you find ways to keep them busy. :-)

Pondside said...

Lucky you, to have grandchildren to play with over the summer! We had our two here for two weeks over our daughter's wedding, and when our son and his little family went home it was sooo hard to say goodbye.

Snap said...

That smile on your face tells the true story .. how much fun you are having!!!! Caitlan's sundress is adorable -- as is she and she can bake, too! :D :D Never to young to learn how to mow the lawn! :D

Marilyn said...

You look happy to the extreme and both kids have that twinkle in their eyes which means they love being with the grands! Have fun!♥♫

Anonymous said...

Sally what a great picture of you and your grandchildren! You are making so many happy memories for them! Caitlan's sun dress is so cute- love that fabric. You post reminded me of going over to Mrs. Melton's home when I was about her age. WE canned, gardened,crafted, sewed, cleaned- she taught me so much! Didn't have grandparents around so I guess she was my adopted grandmom!

Still re-cooping from Rodeo Bible Camp -I have been running for about 5 weeks straight so it is taking a bit longer -I did get some of my iris dug up today- gorgeous yellow ruffled ones- want some?

Well need to go make a dessert for tomorrows coffee and chat.

bee blessed

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, what wonderful memories you're making. I smiled all the way through your post. What a little seamstress she is as well as beautiful. My grandson is learning to mow his mowers yard this summer too.. an act in being a grown up...
Sally you're one hot Grammy!!
hugs ~lynne~

bj said...

awwww, I just love this post, Sally. The kids are so cute and I know they had a great time with you and Papa.
Love your photo of you and the grands.:))

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the link to my blog -- I appreciate it! Looks like your family is in full summer mode! Fun times!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Happy Grandkids! That's always a good sign. It's your turn for the smoke! Hope you're all okay up there!

Sherry said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

very merry vintage style said...

What wonderful projects you did with your grandchildren--lucky kids! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!