Thursday, June 30, 2011

Info and a HELP Request

Goooood Evening friends! I wanted to let you know that starting tomorrow, I will be joining Kathryn at Just A Thought (see my sidebar,) for an A-Z post during the first 26 days of July. You can join in too! She has a button on her sidebar if you are interested. ***************************** A little housekeeping now---- I am not able to see my Followers when I pull up my blog to read comments. AND I can't see yours either Or join a blog . I noticed on my dashboard tonight that I have two new Followers!!!! Yea!!! If you happen to be those people would you let me know via e-mail or comments. Please. This will be the only way I'll know who you are. If ANYONE out there in blogland can tell me how to get them back so I can see them, please let me know. I have tried EVERYTHING I know and that includes Blogger---but that is like talking to NOONE!!!!! Mr. K has even tried but to NO avail. ************************************ See you tomorrow with the letter "A." ~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Having Fun

Today's trivia continues yesterday's "picnic" theme. Picnics are social events involving food, families, friends and fun. They take place at parks, beaches, festivals, backyards, tailgates and many other places. The word "picnic" was first introduced in English in 1748. The 19th century brought the "Picnic Society" a wealthy group of Londoners promoting socal affairs. Each attendee was expected to bring a dish. The middle of the century was when picnics were associated with the outside. Picnics can range from casual, cozy or grand affairs. The food can be served on paper plates or china. Whatever is chosen the main ingred- ient to a picnic is FUN! Have a picnic today and have FUN! ~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, June 27, 2011

Great Ideas from....

As I was looking through this
issue I ran across this idea:
Pack a "ready to go "picnic basket
and leave in your car for those
impromptu picnics. Add a blanket,
pick up food on the way and you
have the makings for a great
outing.
Miss Martha recommends having
ready in your basket:
Dishes/Plates
Glasses
Flatware
Pocketknife
Serving Spoons
Corkscrew
S&P
Napkins
Wet wipes
I recommend:
Plastic bags for trash
in case there isn't a trash
bin available
Wet washcloths in ziplock
bags ( to do before you leave)
She also has neat ideas for
using bandanas. My thought
is using the inexpensive ones
and not the 0nes for $12.50
at Levis.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ole'

Sunday Savor: Today we have an easy recipe for you to enjoy! Pull up a chair and relax. ****************************** Mexican Spaghetti From: My Kitchen *** 1--1 lb Lean Ground Beef 2--3/4-1 lb Spaghetti Noodles Taco Seasoning (to your taste) 3--2 small cans tomato sauce 4--3/4 C Picante Sauce 5--2 slices of cheese (opt.) *** Cook and drain the ground beef. Return meat to pan and add some water and the taco seasoning. Simmer until the water is gone. Cook and drain the spaghetti. In a large pot, place the meat, noodles and the remaining ingredients. Mix all together. Simmer on med-low heat for 10 minutes or until all the flavors have melded together. Stir occasionally. Let cheese melt over the mixture before serving. OLE' ~Keep on Dreaming~ ***WARNING--After posting BLOGGER changed the way I had written this!!!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Transformations

For our thrifty adventure today, I am going to show you what I did to two of my jumpers that I haven't worn for awhile.
Jumper A before (above)
A (after) above-- shorter.
This is jumper B (after)
and shorter.
It was about the same
length as A. I took about
5" off each jumper. Now I
can put them to better use.
They'll be worn with jeans
this Fall and Winter. Woo
hoo!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's HERE !!!!

"Summertime...and the living is easy." This is by George Greshwin from "Porgy and Bess."
For those of you who love the
HOT weather--SUMMERTIME
has arrived!
It came in at 12:16 this
afternoon.
Wishing all an enjoyeable
Summer!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, June 20, 2011

Yuck!!!

Big storm a coming . NO POST tonight! Hopefully one tomorrow!!!! ~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Out and about in the City

We went here
to see this...
There were a lot of these
Then we heard and saw this...
It was a great day to be
outside and enjoy music
and art.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Saling...

Last weekend we happened
upon a Garage Sale. This sale
was a benefit for a four year
old little boy with stage four
cancer! What a better reason
to spend money--hopefully
it will help the family.
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In pic one:
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A little black bag
A medium black tote
A purple scarf
Festive Glasses
A desk catch-all
In pic two:
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A old Scrabble game
At another time I'll
show you what I made
with it.
Football Foam decorations
In pic three:
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Close up of the bag and
tote.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day 2011

Today is Flag Day!
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In 1776, George Washington
and two members of the
Continental Congress asked
a young widow in her 20's---
Betsy Ross to make the first
American flag. She made it
with 13 stars in a circle shape.
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We have celebrated Flag Day
every June 14th since 1949
as requested by Congress.
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The 1st official celebration
was in 1877.
In 1916, President Wilson
signed a proclamation that
called for a nationwide
observance on June 14th.
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According to the original
Continental Congress:
Red--stood for Hardiness
and Courage.
White--stood for Purity
and Innocence.
Blue--stood for Vigilance
and Justice.
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The 13 stars and stripes
represent the 13 American
colonies. Today we still have
13 stripes but we now have 50
stars to represent the 50 states
of the Union.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Little Catch-up

Lookie, Lookie!
A few weeks ago, I won a
giveaway at Mountain
Blessings.
Marla's hubby took her
on a trip to New Mexico
and she brought some
goodies back a couple of
them happened to be in
the giveaway!
There was Chai Tea Bath
Salts, Handmade Goats
Milk Soap, a jar gripper,
a trinket box, two tea
infusers, Vanilla lotion
and body wash.
My favorite scent!!!
Thanks Marla--Love
it all.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Food and Fun

Sunday Savor:
Here's an easy recipe for
you to enjoy. So pull up a
chair and relax!
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Easy BBQ Pork
From my Kitchen
5 boneless pork chops
Seasoning for the chops
(your choice)
Water
BBQ Sauce--your choice
*************************
In a large skillet, place
chops--cover with
water and seasoning.
Simmer on med/high for
approx. 2 hours, turning
every half hour. After the
2 hours check for tenderness.
If tender remove from pan,
let set to cool them shred all
the chops. Set aside.
Empty water from pan, put your
sauce and the shredded chops
back in the pan and let simmer
for 1 1/2-2 hours on med/low heat
stirring occasionally. Turn off
heat 10 minutes before serving
and let it rest.
Enjoy on buns or bread!
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On another food note:
Last night Mr. Ken and I
shared a delightful meal
at a local Italian Restaurant
with our good friends Dan
and Nancy. (Acorn Cottage)
Each of us enjoyed a splendid
authentic Italian dinner! It
was delish!!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Chances

What are the chances that two blog buddies
would meet at a minor league baseball game??
I had the pleasure of meeting Mary Ann---of
Calamity Acres at our local minor league
stadium!!!
She and her husband Keith go regularly and
my family planned to go over the memorial
day weeeknd. When we both realized that we
would be at the same game , plans were under
way to meet. We exchanged seat locations and
prayed it wouldn't rain.
Well, it did spit and sprinkle a little little and
boy oh boy was it COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!
we managed to stay for all 10 innings AND the
FIREWORKS , everyone was glad to get in the car.
It was super fun getting to meet Mary Ann, she's
great and we had a lot of fun talking in the small
amount time we had.
Check out her blog she does have some adventures!!!
******************************************************
This is my 350 post--boy do I talk alot!!!!!
Thanks for listening!!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

TODAY...

Hello~~~ I spent the better part of the afternoon debating which to post--Sunday Savor or our grocery store trip. The store won out. We began our journey in the cafe, intending on having lunch. After we paid and found a table, I looked up and there is this woman and her teenage children going to the deli in their swimsuits! Now I know this is not unsual BUT in my opinion one should have more on than a sleeveless muscle shirt and their suit on at the store. Especially when one is a "bit" on the heavy side and body parts are spilling out the sides of the suit! Shorts would have been great too. On with lunch we went. As we were eating delish salads and fruits, Ken and I decided that since it was so hot today that pretty much NOONE cared what they looked like. Most everyone we saw had some form of swimwear on with bodyparts hanging out. Just wondering----??? Do people not look at themselves in the mirror before going out in public??? I realize also that everyone has days when they just don't care--I have them but it just seemed like EVERYONE had that feeling today. It's just too HOT!!!! Our next adventure at the store involved me. A fellow shopper tried to pick me up--not literally but you know. I was nice but moved quickly over to Ken who was at the meat counter. The guy went on his merry way and we continued to shop. Shopping was accomplished and we went home to take naps! Our trip to the store is usually not as eventful as today, but it sure made things interesting!!! :) :) :) :) ~Keep on Dreaming~

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