Thursday, September 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday

 

Throwback Thursday has arrived
at Dreaming and I am doing it
with a twist--my way.  :)

Me above 15 years ago. Long hair
and younger.  :) Getting ready for

my first day of school.




Me at the beginning of this
school year. Short hair and
older. Not sure how much
wiser but ... :)
A veteran. Never thought
I would be at this job for
almost 15 years!

What were you up to 15
years ago?

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Did YOU Know?



Did you know that the Morton Salt girl
is celebrating her 100th birthday? She
is looking pretty good for being 100
don't you think? She got an updated
logo and a new package design.

Soooo in honor of this festive occasion
I am going to give you 10 ideas for
using salt in and around your house.

1--Clean grease stains from rugs.

2--Remove watermarks from wood.

3--Keep windows and windshields
     frost free.

4--End the ant parade.

5--Freshen your garbage disposal

6-Remove baked on food.

7--Speed clean up of messy dough.

8--Speed up cooking time.

9--Shell hard boiled eggs with ease.

10--Stop weeds in their tracks.

I found these ideas at Reader's
Digest.com--Over 60 Ways to Use
Salt. Or use your friend Google.

I did not write all the descriptions
due to length of some so if you see
something that interests you go
ahead and look it up.
There are some very interesting uses
here.


I bet you thought I was going to tell
you to use it on your food.  :)

~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Yummy for the Tummy

 

Good morning! I hope everyone's
Sunday has gotten off to a good
start!

Today I have a recipe for you that
I think is perfect for a casual meal
or game day.
So pull up a chair and relax.




Hot Dog Crescent Rolls

1 pkg. of  Pillsbury Crescent
Rolls
1 pkg. of  Hot Dogs
8 slices of cheese or 4 cut in
half*
Mustard-optional
Veggies-optional

Spray a baking sheet lightly with
a non stick cooking spray.

Lay each roll flat, place cheese on the
roll, put a dab or a line of mustard on the
cheese, lay the hot dog on the cheese and
roll up.
Place seam side down on the baking sheet.
Continue with the rest of the dogs and rolls.
Bake according to the instructions on the
package.

*A whole piece of cheese will ooze out and
go all over. Next time I will try a half slice
to see of the ooze is less.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

They're Coming They're Coming !!!

 
I don't think there is much to
say here except TOMORROW
is THE BIG DAY! They will open
the doors bright and early and
there are people camped out
now as I post this!


Another Grand Opening happening
tomorrow is Sprouts Farmers Market!
We have been looking forward to this
opening for awhile!
Sprouts slogan is "Healthy Living for
Less." They offer fresh, natural and
organic food at great prices. Can't
wait to see what it is all about. I
looked at their ad today and their
produce prices are incredible!

6 oz. Raspberries .98 each
Orgaanic bananas-Chiquita .48 lb
Yellow Peaches . 98 lb

Large Cantaloupe .98 each

See what I mean?

Looking forward to both Grand
Openings! I think we will wait for
a bit till we go to Ikea but Sprouts
will be a trip for this weekend.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Fun Day

 

What better excuse could you have
to sit and read for the day?

One of the things that I thank my
Mom for is the love of books and
reading! ( I can blame her for all
the books that I have. :) ) I have
a hard time wrapping my head
around the fact that some really
don't like to read! And I know that
there are some who even as adults
struggle with reading--to me that is
sad.
It's good that there are programs
around the country where people can
get help.



What do you like to read?

I read most anything--books,
magazines (love them), news-
papers, kid's books (can't get
enough of them) the list goes
on.

What type of genre do you read?

I like Contemporary Romance
mostly. I'll move off the road to
other types sometimes.

Do you have a favorite author (s)?

For me-too many to list.


Happy reading!!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A New Kind of Garden



Hello friends!

Earlier this summer I picked
this gem up at a garage sale.
I put it aside for a bit not really
knowing what I wanted to do
with it but for a $1 I could NOT
leave it at the sale!


 

I decided to paint it silver. Much
better don't you think.


 

Welcome to my Metal Garden.
I am pleased to say that there is
one lone plant in there that has
persisted to keep going. I believe
it is a Weigela plant.
With Ken's big party in the wings,
we were doing some refreshing of
the front, side and backyards. This
was one of the areas. We have spent
more money in the area than I care
to think about.
So I put on my thinking cap trying
to come up with an attractive solution
to the problem-What can one do with
area that is only seen from a back bed-
room window and the backyard itself?
Hence the metal garden.


 

We laid new mulch and dirt then I
gathered all of my metal items and
"planted" them in the garden. When
we refreshed this area the plant only
had growth on the tippy top of the plant!
Now look, there is a little more! I turned
the urn into a light fixture, using one of
those battery operated tea light candles.
The candle sits in a lidded jar, when in
use the lid is removed and the candle is
turned on. Lid goes back on when not in
use.



An old hoe holds my metal Welcome
sign. I like my metal garden, one tiny
plant to remember and if things get
wet all the better. Rustic and chippy.


~Keep on Dreaming~

*A little housekeeping---School is
keeping me hopping this year. As
a test we have combined two class
rooms, so that means we have 10
students and 7 staff. Most of our
students are Autistic plus we have
two with Down's Syndrome. We
have a variety of grade levels too.
K-2 and 4th and 5th grades.
So if I am missing for a few, rest
assured I'll be back after some
R&R.  :)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I'm so Happy, I'm So Happy!



Good afternoon !
 
I hope everyone's holiday weekend is
off to a great start!

As you can see from the picture above 
I am doing the Happy Dance---for
several reasons.

1---I have my laptop back!! Mr. Ken
the "Computer Wizard" got it back up
and running. Apparently laptops are
NOT fond of ice tea being spilled on
them. Who knew?  :) I did really. So
I will be posting again and I'll come
by soon to see everyone.

2---A three day weekend! School has
gotten off to a hectic start, I think we
are getting the groove on but we still
have a ways to go. Looking forward
to down time, R and R and hanging
out.

3---Great weather! It has cooled down
some here. We had several days
recently that were down right uncom-
fortable!This summer's weather has
been unusally "cool" (upper 80's) no
100's we had a few upper 90's just as
school started--of course.

4---I am feeling better. Besides the
laptop being sick so was I. Last
Saturday I woke up with what I
thought was a summer "cold" but
NOOOO it turned into a fever, chills,
cough and feeling downright miserable.
On Monday, when I got to school
I found out that our whole class had
some form of the same thing! We
had kids out with it and I just kept
shoving medicine down me. I think
everyone is on the mend and having
three days away from each other will
be time for all of us to get rid of the
crud.

Thanks to those who are working
this holiday to keep us safe!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Let's Go Shopping!

  • Encore-Shawnee, Ks
  • Garage/Yard Sales
  • Mission Road Antique Mall-Leawood, Ks

Goodies to Treasure

  • Children's Tea Sets
  • Snowmen
  • Vintage Linens

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