It's that time of the year again

Here are a few highlights from the state fair this weekend. I try to eat as much food in one day as humanly possible. I did remember to wear my step counter this year and put on 15,784 steps. I thought it would be more, but when there area so many people and everyone is moving at a snails pace, a person doesn't take as many steps as you would think.
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Do you ever wonder what I do in my spare time?

I didn't think so, but I'm going to show you.
I like to can.  I used to can green beans, tomatoes and spaghetti sauce, then I got lazy and decided I was money ahead going to the grocery store and stocking up when it's on sale. Now I just can things that I can't just go to the local grocery store and buy.
 Like strawberry jalapeno jam.

 and zucchini relish

 Dill pickled green beans

 Texas Jalapeno Jam

And Pepper Jam


Card Making Road Trip

This week was my monthly road trip to Alex with my friends Kathy and Jeanette which always proves to be a learning experience as well as entertaining.
 These are the adorable cards that we made this week.

 We are doing a card swap at home among ourselves and these are the cutie pututie cards I received from Kathy.

  Then after a grueling morning of making cards we are famished and need to go out to eat. Every month we go somewhere different and this time we went to Bella's. One thing that never changes about our road trips - we think a lot about food, talk a lot about food and eat at nice places.  There was a dessert involved as well, but didn't think about a picture until it was long gone.