Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday Write Up



Well, hello from the HOT Midwest.
We are under an "Excessive Heat
Watch" until Saturday evening. 
Aaaaaaa ! Really tired of it already.
I am feeling under the weather today
my allergies and the heat are getting 
to me. 



Hit another garage sale and found 
several goodies. Two scarves a
cute wagon (will use in the fall for
decorating), a bell (love it, I put it
in the kitchen and ding it off and
on) there were two so we went 
back the next day to see if it was 
still there--Mr. Ken wanted that
one and guess what it was!!
I also got a bracelet and a "scarf
tail clutch" my term. It is the item
with the crystal on it.
We went to another sale and I
picked up some board and
card games.



It was "Christmas in July" at my house
Saturday afternoon. the postman left
a big box on my doorstep.
My blog friend Robin from Virginia 
was so kind and sent me some 
goodies for school.
Thank you Robin, we will put all of 
this to good use!



Stickers, craft kits, holiday decor,
and Birthday certificates. Fun!
Fun!


I'll be away till next week, Mr. K
will be on vacation and we have
some daytripping to do.

Stay cool and hydrated friends!!

PS: if you missed my recipe for
Watermelon Granita just scroll
backwards.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Celebration Time AND A Recipe




Happy Sunday to Everyone!
Exciting things happening 
around here today!

I am happy to announce that
this little ol' blog, that I have
enjoyed so much is celebrating
7 years with being my 1036th
post!!! Wow, that is amazing 
to me. 
As always I would like to say
"THANK YOU" to all
of you! I appreciate your 
love and support!





In keeping with this celebration
Sunday Savor has a refreshing
recipe for you today.
So pull up a chair and relax.





This Summer has had some
interesting weather patterns
come through the Midwest
and we are about to have 
another hot one come 
through. AGAIN!!! 

So I thought since it is HOT,
why not something cool and
refreshing.

Pioneer Woman is providing
us with this tasty treat.

Watermelon Granita

1/2 a whole seedless 
watermelon cut into 
chunks. Rind discarded.
(about 8 cups)
2 limes, juiced
1/3 C sugar

Place 1/2 of the watermelon, 
lime juice and sugar in a blender. 
Process and pour into a separate 
bowl. Repeat the process and 
pour into the bowl.

Transfer the mixture into a 9 x 13 
baking dish. Freeze for 2-3 hours, 
then begin the process of lightly
scraping the top, frozen layer.
Return pan to freezer with the 
shaved ice on top; remove and 
repeat the process a couple of 
hours later.Repeat the process
until the entire mixture is shaved.
Store covered with plastic wrap
until serving time.

Serve in pretty glasses with a twist
of lime.

**NOTE: If you use a seeded
watermelon, lightly blend first
then push through a strainer
to remove the seed particles 
and continue the recipe above.


Enjoy!!!


~Keep on Dreaming~



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday Write Up





Good Wednesday morning to 
everyone!

Well as you can see by the pic 
above what is on my mind today. 
We have storm clouds brewing 
up above. Hopefully it a fast 
moving storm with NO damage! 
Here it comes!!!

More projects are getting 
accomplished, I finished one 
yesterday that just wasn't
working for me BUT I found a
nice solution and now I can 
cross that one off my list. 
Whew!!

I have been visiting with friends, 
lunches, birthday and retirement 
celebrations plus 
a couple of pop in visits.

Reading , reading, reading.

Lots of KC Royals watching in 
this house. So proud of our ALL 
STARS last night!

Watching Christmas movies on the 
Hallmark Channel. So fun!!


What is up with you??


Hoping this storm goes away soon,
DO NOT want any rain in our
basement!!!



~Keep on Dreaming~




Friday, July 8, 2016

Happy Friday!!!




The weekend has arrived!!!

Projects abound in our house and I 
have been working fast and furiously 
to get a lot of them accomplished 
before I go back to school in ONE 
MONTH and THREE days!!!
Unbelievable.

One project was to finish putting 
away my garage sale finds AND finish 
posting about them.

Above you can see a cute painted 
bucket, a Fall towel (brand new with 
tag still on it)  a small three drawer
goodie holder and The Joy of A Peanuts
Christmas--50 Years of Holiday Comics.

The bucket and three drawer holder will 
go in my sewing room. The best thing 
about all the sales that I went too was 
that everything was so reasonably 
priced.




I also picked up these--they are made 
of heavy duty cardboard--they are going 
in my closet to hold my purses. Both were 
ONLY a buck !!! Bargain, Bargain!!


Some of the other things that I didn't 
take pics of  are art goodies for school, 
a new platter that will be perfect this 
Fall, kitchen gadgets (brand new), a
cute little shelf with three cubbies, 
and two little signs "FAITH" and 
"LOVE."

My soon to be sister-in-law had a sale 
last weekend and I came home with 
two prints for our living room --pics 
later, a microwave for my class--
another bargain, and a cargo tote for 
the back of my car, it is from "31." 
Sales are winding down here I guess, 
haven't seen any this week. but I am 
pleased with all of my goodies. 
Picked up anything good recently??


~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wednesday Write Up




Wow! These weeks are going FAST!!

This Wednesday finds me playing a 
lot of "catch up" since we had the 
holiday.

But I have found time to get some
Summer reading in. I think I have 
read about eight or nine books 
already with more to go.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Below is some of our holiday decor.
The first pic is form last year but
I used the same place mats that I
made last year.


















Of course, this post would NOT
be complete with out our city's
parade pics!


























Mr. Ken is practicing his "model's 
pose." As usual , we enjoyed our 
parade, it seemed a bit longer this 
year which was nice cause last 
year's seemed short. Who knows?

On Saturday we took a small road 
trip to Clinton, Mo to see Mr. Ken's 
brother and fiance's new to them 
house. Great time was had until 
we got close to home and had to 
drive the rest of the way home
in a raging rain storm. We were
very glad to get home that night!

On a sad note, over the weekend,
I found out that one of my co-
worker's husband passed away
suddenly--extra prayers for her 
and her family would be 
appreciated. Thank you!!


Take care, of it is HOT where you 
are, stay cool and hydrated.

Edited: have no clue why this 
posted twice???

~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday Write Up




Wow! These weeks are going FAST!!

This Wednesday finds me playing a 
lot of "catch up" since we had the 
holiday.

But I have found time to get some
Summer reading in. I think I have 
read about eight or nine books 
already with more to go.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Below is some of our holiday decor.
The first pic is form last year but
I used the same place mats that I
made last year.


















Of course, this post would NOT
be complete with out our city's
parade pics!


























Mr. Ken is practicing his "model's 
pose." As usual , we enjoyed our 
parade, it seemed a bit longer this 
year which was nice cause last year's 
seemed short. Who knows?

On Saturday we took a small road 
trip to Clinton, Mo to see Mr. Ken's 
brother and fiance's new to them 
house. Great time was had until 
we got close to home and had to 
drive the rest of the way home
in a raging rain storm. We were
very glad to get home that night!

On a sad note, over the weekend,
I found out that one of my co-
worker's husband passed away
suddenly--extra prayers for her 
and her family would be 
appreciated. Thank you!!


Take care, of it is HOT where you 
are, stay cool and hydrated.


Edited: Have no clue why this 

posted twice????

~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Fresh and Tasty








Good Morning!

We have a great holiday recipe
for today's Sunday Savor.
So pull up a chair and relax.


Vegetable Salsa

2 15 oz. cans of petite diced 
tomatoes, drained well
reserve the liquid
1 medium green pepper
1 clove of garlic
1/2 C red onion
5 green onions
1/2 C cilantro
1 can shoe-peg white corn
1 can black beans, rinsed 
and drained
1 can black eyed peas, 
rinsed and drained
3/4 C Zesty Italian dressing

Finely chop all veggies. 
Combine all ingredients,
adding enough reserved 
liquid from the tomatoes 
to desired consistency. 
Serve with tortilla chips.

Enjoy!!!



~Keep on Dreaming~


(PS: image is from Google
this recipe has yellow corn 
in if you prefer sub in that 
for the white corn)

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