Thursday, July 24, 2014

Super Simple

I have a real quick recipe
for you.

Refrigerator Pickles

3  nice size cucumbers-
peeled and sliced

1 C  Sugar/Splenda

1/2 C  Vinegar

1 C  Water

Mix together the sugar/
splenda and the liquid

Add the cucumbers, seal
and place in the fridge--
2 hrs. These will be gone
in no time so you won't
need to worry about them
going bad.  :)


~Keep on Dreaming~

PS. Feeling a bit under the
weather, so vacation posts
have been moved to next

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Popping In

Good Morning Friends:

Just wanted to pop in and say Hi!
I hope everyone had a wonderful
week and that your weekend is
going well also.

We had a wonderful "Staycation-
Vacation." Lots of pics to come!

Well, gotta get back to catching up
around the house and getting Mr.
Ken ready to go back to work

Enjoy your Sunday. See you soon!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Look Oh, Look!


Did you see it last night?


The moon you say? No the


There are three full moons
and two (back in Jan.) new
moons. That is a total of
five Supermoons this year.

The next full moon will occur
on Aug. 10th and then another
will occur on Sept. 9th.
The full moon in August will
be the closest Supermoon of
the year.

According to the web a
Supermoon is "a new or
full moon at or near (w/i
90% of) it's closest
approach to earth in a
given year."

So if you missed this
one check out the on
in August!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Public Garden---Part 1


Welcome to this secret garden
within the city. When I say
"secret" I mean that for most
it is unknown to them.


I'm going to let the pictures
speak fo themselves. I'll
tell you more at the end.


Did you have fun? We had a blast
going through this beautiful 2 acre
garden. It is located in Kansas City,
Missouri, named after philanthorpists
Ewing and Muriel Kauffman and given
to the city for it's residents enjoyment.

The Kauffman's world travels inspired
this garden. In partnership with the
Kauffman foundation Powell Gardens
maintians this garden. The staff change
the flower beds 4 times a year with
each season. We saw the spring beds.

There are local and exotic botanicals,
including plant varities not found else-
where in the Midwest. There are stone
walls, fountains and the bronze statues
are by the sculptor Tom Collins.

More to come in the next installment of
" A Public Garden."

This may be my last post for a bit. But I
will pop in once next week. We are get-
ting ready for our "staycation" next week.
Lots planned for next week but need to
work on a few details.

I'll see you soon!

~Keep on Dreaming~ 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

What's in Your Closet?

"Summer and the living
is easy." It's the season
for shorts, t-shirts and
sandals. Sooo, that's
what we are talking
about today among
other things...

The fashion industry
generates an average
revenue of 20 billion
dollars a year. I have
"donated" A LOT
to this industry over
years! How about YOU?

I found this little ditty
about "vintage" and
"retro" clothing inter-

Vintage clothing---is
clothing made between
20-100 years ago. Check-
several items I have are
"vintage." Who knew?
Retro clothing---is
clothing recently made
that is designed to res-
emble the style of
another period. Who
knew THAT too?

This has totally changed
my thought processes.

Now on to those clothes
of summer--

It was not acceptable to
for women to wear
shorts in public until
World War II.

More than 2 billion t-shirts
are sold each year. I have
one or two in my closet.  :)

The earliest known shoes
are sandals that date back
to approx 7000 B.C.

The bikini (I don't own one)
was named after the island
Bikini Atoll, where the US
military were testing bombs
in World War II. It was
also named because it's
creator, Louis Reard
believed the revealing
suit would create a shock
like the Atomic Bomb.

We can't talk about clothes
without talking about JEANS.
According to legend, the first
pair of Levi's (around 1853)
cost $6 and was paid for in
Gold Dust.

The word "jeans" comes from
the cotton pants worn by
"Genes" the local term for
Genoan Sailors.

The average American owns 7
pairs of blue jeans. Glad to
know that I am average. How
about you?
A known fact--my mom never
owned or wore a pair of jeans.
She thought they were too heavy
and hot.

Are you average? What does
your summer attire consist

~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Holiday Highlights

Waiting for the parade to
start. Good friends join
us each year for the fun.
Miss Nancy and Miss
Melinda. Mr. Dan and

Mr. Ken.


Old cars.


He thought he was in the
tropics. No one told him
he was in Kansas!


The Shriners. What would a
parade be with out them?


Carol Burnett aka: Scarlett
O'Hara dropped by.


Who knew there was such a thing?


And of course, The Renaissance
Festival Performers.


Lunch is serverd on the deck.


Deer in a friend's backyard.
Miss Nancy gets to see these
each evening!

To top off the holiday, we celebrated
a BIG birthday! The birthday boy is
seated with Mr. Ken in the first
picture (black shirt).

We hope everyone had a fab 4th as we
did and that your weekend was just as

~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Peek Into My Pots

Good afternoon friends,
Last week I said that we
would be going to a public
garden but...then I changed
my mind.
As my post title hints we
are here at my house today.

The three above are on a
bench in front of our porch
in front of the swing--Left
to Right: A Marigold, Purple
Salvia, and a Carefree Mix

An Alligator Tears Coleus
sits to the right of the swing.

This is a Wizard Jade Coleus,
it is on the opposite end of the

A lovely Red Geranium
leads you to the back

Opposite the Geranium is
a Veronica Begonia and a
Twisted Red Celosia. Next
to these is a Renee Michelle

As we move out the front
door, I have a Sweet Potato
Vine, Purple Salvia and
a small Fern on the landing.
Next to the front door on
my ladder is a Kingswood
Torch Coleus on the top
and a Bloodleaf Plant on
the bottom.

Off to the right of the front
door is a Lantana and another
Coleus (twin on the deck).
*The wagon is mine from when
I was a little girl.

Going down the stairs,
another Geranium, a
Blackeyed Susan and
a mixed pot of Yellow
Marigolds, Purple
Petunias and a Red

Last but not least, Another
variety of Sweet Potato Vine.

We do container gardening
here because our soil is so
acidic and without amending
it A LOT nothing grows! There
is one exception to this and
you will see that soon.

So there you have it a peek
into my pots!  :)

~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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