Category Archives: Big Ran’s Projects

New Basketball Goal

This is what our basketball goal looked like every time that a big wind came along, seems like it was like this just as much as it was upright!

Here is what our new basketball goal looks like now.

Big Ran dug a hole and put some cement in it and now our goal is very secure.

Nevermind the tube socks and sandals thing that Big Ran is rockin’.

We had help getting this heavy backboard up.

My brother, Bill came over.

Madison even had a hand in getting it ready.

Big b-ball games ahead!

More later………….Sally

A Christmas Project

For Christmas at my mom’s house this year we drew names and the only rule about the gifts were that they had to be homemade.

Big Ran and his tape measure getting our project started.

Madison is in the background doing what she does best…………..TEXTING!!!

The names we drew out of the hat were Justin (Kamille’s new husband), Bill (my brother), and Nicolas.

So this idea was easy to come up with for these heroes.

Being a left-handed person, I can’t cut anything.  I try not to use scissors at all.  So, Big Ran did all the cutting.

Yep, you guessed it!!!  Superman capes!

Not just Superman capes, Reversible Batman/Superman capes.  Here are the guys with the super hero capes on.  Bill, Nic, and Justin.

These were fairly simple to make.  I used 1 yard of blue and 1 yard of black fabric for the capes.  Big Ran cut out the emblems and I spray glued everything together.  Just added velcro to keep them together.  See, fairly simple.

I have more pictures of the projects that everyone else made coming.  Stay tuned.

More later……………………………………….Sally

Pinterest Wednesday

You can find just about anything that you could possibly think of at 

Here are a few fo my Boards……….



In this board I have collected things that I want Big Ran (my hubby) to build for me.  He is going to build this for the grandchildren for Christmas this year.

For the boys' room

I have tagged this “For the boys’ room”.




In this board I have pictures of pugs that look like my baby, Shafer.

Just for fun!! 


In my house plans of the house that we are building there is a spot for a window seat and I am very excited about it.  Wouldn’t this just be a perfect spot to read a book and relax? 
how many spaces am I wasting?




This board is one that I am following is from another member of Pinterest.  She posts a lot of great diet recipes and I get to them on my page, too.  This looks awesome!

portabella burgers Totally could play with this recipe to make it lower calorie!

Portobello Burger



Have you joined Pinterest yet? 

  What are you waiting for?

Dive right in!!

That’s what I did.



More later…………..Sally


Wedding – The Faux Picture Wall

 Big Ran made the wooden wall with the cutouts for the frames.  Then we added the wallpaper.

Mom and I painted the frames and the trim for the wall.

Then Big Ran put the crown moulding at the top and the frames around the cutouts.  Pretty good so far, huh!  Now we have to hang some frames with some real pictures in them to make it look more like a real wall.

Here are 3 of the bridemaids having some fun with the wall.

This is a very fuzzy picture of Megan, Nic, my Mom, me and Bill.

 Sorry that these pictures are so bad.  I hope you can enjoy them anyway.

Here is Uncle Ted, Mom, Aunt Barbara and Aunt Sherri having some fun.


 This faux wall was a big hit!!  Everyone enjoyed it!  I was too busy with other wedding things to take very many pictures.  I wish that I had taken more pictures.  I highly recommend building one of these walls.  It’s easy if you have a handy hubby like I do!!!!!!!!!!!!

More later……………………………Sally


This is a very long post, so sit down a spell. 

 My beautiful daughter, Kamille and her dad.

We did the flowers ourselves.  Ordered them from Sam’s online.  The handkerchief was my dads. We wanted to acknowledge him in some way.  I think it was pretty clear what the big embroidered “C” was meant for, to everyone that knew him.  


 The gazebo was decorated with white tulle giant blue hydrangeas and a small black teardrop chandelier. 

We had the wedding at the golf course at the Daviess County Country Club.  So the bridesmaids and the bride had to go for a ride! 

The good looking young man is my son, Nic and his date Megan. 

Two of my favorite men Nic and my grandson, Baby Michael.

We had a great turnout of people and the weather was perfect!!

Bridesmaids Lauren, my daughter, Kayli, Kamille holding Gracyn and Jamie with Kennedy standing in front sucking her thumb and looking like she might have a case of stage fright.  


We had a wonderful time with family, new family and lots of friends. 

The kids table was a huge hit!!  It was occupied all afternoon. 

 Grandma Burrell and Baby Michael.

 Me and Nic.

 Big Ran built this faux wall for me.  Here are the flowergirls/grandbabies in the shortest frame.  Sooooooooooo cute!!!!! 

I will do a tutorial blog on this for you at a later time.  It really turned out fantastic!!!!! 


 See, I told you the kids loved this area.

 I put branches up and hung tea light votives from them. 


The pews were decorated with big tissue flowers that we made.



The decorations under the tent. 


The tables had antique table clothes on them that I have just lying around the house. 


We hung a couple of chandeliers from the beam in the tent for sparkle. 



  The bride and grooms table.

 Aunt Marilyn, Uncle Gary and Aunt Debbie in the background.


 Some dance shots.  My brother, Bill, Aunt Marilyn and Aunt Sherri.   

 Aunt Barbara and Bill.

 We finished the night with sparklers.

I will have more posts on the wedding and some how tos.

We had a professional photographer take a lot of pictures.  I can’t wait to see them!!  I will post them as soon as I get them.



More later…………………………….Sally

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