Sunday, October 30, 2011

Weekend Fun

This past Friday and Saturday our community center held the Lenexa annual Handcrafter's Fair. The cute candy corn above was one of the first things that I picked up. I also bought one for a friend in a different design but I didn't take a pic in case she peeks in here. :) Aren't these pretty? They are blank cards using actual photos. Such pretty leaves. They will be hard to let go of! This little cutie is a present that I bought myself. He told me that he needed to come home with me. I believe he is made from tea dyed muslin and I think the ear muffs must of been dyed red. This block is going on my desk at work cause sometimes we need this reminder. I got it at the same booth as the snowman. This needlework hanger and the three mini pumpkins are posing with a pumpkin from Joann's. It felt the need to be in the picture. The mini's were made by a thirteen year old. I thought they were just too cute! One vintage Christmas ornament. Love the snowflakes. The other items are soy wax melties. You can use them with your candle warmers or other warmers you may have. They have fun names and smells. Lots of fun wandering around and looking at everyone's creativity. I did see a great idea for old cabinet doors or bedroom doors. The lady painted the door a particular color and then in the inset she used chalkboard paint for a message center. She also left the knob on to hold the chalk on a string. She also had a regular size door that was divided with two insets, she also used the chalkboard paint here too. Too fun!! Mr. Ken and I would like to wish you and yours a happy and safe Halloween!!! ~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Get Together

Hello-- I had good intentions of doing a post this evening on my goodies that I purchased from a craft show that I went to this weekend but we were invited over to the neighbors for a bonfire get together. Stay tuned tomorrow and I'll get that post up and running tomorrow. Hope everyone is having a great weekend! ~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkin Fun

Pumpkins, pumpkins pumpkins
they are everywhere! What do you
do with them. As you have seen
here at Dreaming, I have displayed
ours this year and in the past.
Other things you can do with
pumpkins are: eating, decorating,
body care and as the website I found
said---fulfilling a fairy godmother's
quirky sense of curfew.
masks, body butter, candles, air
freshener, and many different
recipes like--pumpkin biscuits
bundt cake and pumpkin seeds.
Check out the website.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Yummy Goodness

Sunday Savor: Today we have a easy and delicious recipe. Come on in and pull up a chair. Relax!
Zucchini and Rice Casserole
1/2 of a Zucchini-shredded
1-2 Cups Minute Rice-cooked
1 Cup milk
2-3 Tblsp. butter
2-3 slices of cheese
Spray your casserole dish
with a nonstick spray. My
dish was an oval shape.
Mix all ingredients together
and microwave for 5 minutes.
Remove from microwave, stir
making sure butter and milk
have mixed together and the
cheese has melted to your
satisfaction. It need be add
more milk/butter for smooth-
ness. Cook for 5 more minutes
if needed. Enjoy!!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spending Time with Friends

How do you have fun on $2? Well, you grab a couple of friends and go to the 25th annual Lenexa Chili Challenge in Old Town Lenexa. For $2 you get a plastic wrapped spoon which you unwrap and then you go to as many booths as you can handle and sample chili made by the different competitors. Some of booths did Salsa instead of chili. There was somewhere around 100 booths to sample from!!! This was the "greeter" at one of the booths!
Some of the competitors. Check out
the head bobbers on the woman
in the black shirt! This was a cute
booth.
Taking a break!
Even though we decided that
we were all finished "the boys"
had to have one more taste!
A beautiful Fall Saturday and
tasty goodness to boot.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A German Meal Our Way

Sunday Savor has returned! So pull up a chair and relax. For this installment I am going to share a meal that we had for dinner last week.
Last Saturday (8th) we went
to one of our favorite German
stores/deli for lunch. While
there we picked up a box of
Spatzel and a some sauerkraut.
Which I paired with some pork
cutlets and applesause that my
father-in-law made.
I dredged the cutlets in milk
and seasoned flour then put
them in a pan with olive oil.
The Spatzel reminded us of
a cross between rice, noodles
and or pasta.
So our menu was:
Pork Cutlets
Spatzel with butter
Sauerkraut
Applesauce
It was a very tasty meal if I
do say so myself!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thrifty Fun

Some of you have asked about the
red stool. It has made a couple of
appearances on the blog recently.
It came from a Barn Sale that Mr.
Ken and I went to earlier this month.
I almost left it, I'm glad I didn't
since it fits perfectly on our porch
AND the price was right--$ 20.00!
The items on the stool came from
the same sale. I bought Mr. Ken
the antique level, which is currently
living on our TV. I alos got some
kids blocks and a silver cream
pitcher.
This is the same sale that we go to
each fall in Oak Grove, MO.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's Pumpkin Time!

Pumpkins...These are one of my favorite things about Fall. ***The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds! ***Pumpkins are 90% water. ***Pumpkin flowers are edible. ***Native Americans flattened strips of pumpkins, dried them and made mats out of them. ***Pumpkins WERE ONCE recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites. What do you do with the pumpkins you pick??

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pop, Pop, Pop

October is National Popcorn Month! In 1999, then Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman proclaimed it as so. The month of October was chosen because of the popcorn harvest that takes place each fall in the Midwest. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fun Facts: *Americans consume around 16 billion quarts of this yummy stuff! *The peak period for popcorn sales is the Fall. For home enjoyment. *Most popcorn comes in two basic shapes---snowflake and mushroom. Movie theatres use the snowflake type and mushroom is used for candy confections because it doesn't crumble. *Popping popcorn is one of the number one uses for the microwave. *Popcorn kernels can pop up to three feet in the air! *If you made a trail of popcorn from NYC to LA, you would need 352,028,160 popped kernels!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Brands of Popcorn: Act 11 Jiffy Pop Newman's Own Orville Redenbacher's Pop Secret Smart Balance ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What is your favorite popcorn? ~Keep on Dreaming~ READER ALERT: BLOGGER HAS HAD A MIND OF IT'S OWN!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sights to be Seen

A post full of fun.
Hope you enjoyed our wanderings.
~Keep on Dreaming~

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