Monday, July 29, 2013

No Sew Throw


In cleaning and straightening
out my sewing room, I came
across this large piece of
terry/knit fabric. ( No
measurements, sorry)

I wasn't really sure what I
was going to do with it but I
didn't want to take it to the
fabric resale store either. So...
after giving it some thought,
I turned it into a throw.

I folded it in half first
then...





I began cutting long sections
on three sides. I left the fold
alone. Then...




I tied the sections, making
knots all away around the
throw.




Here is the finished product!
It is folded in 1/2  twice. I will
be cozy when I need it!

All total, I think this took
about 2 hours to do. The
cutting takes the most time.
I worked on it one day, had
to leave it for a bit and finished
it another day. Use a flat surface
to work on, I tried my lap not good.


This would be fun for an adult/
child activity or small group
making their own throws.




~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells




Ho! Ho! Ho!

Just an FYI---
6 months yes,
6 months from
today is Christmas
Day!

Are you ready????

If not...

Watch your local stores
because I am sure that
EVERYTHING Christmas
will be out SOON!
(If it is not out yet)

Me---Not so much as a
thought in my head.
Heck I am still getting
the fact wrapped around
my head that I have go
back to school in 12 days!!
Oh boy!!!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hot Dogs--Get Your Hot Dogs!!



Today is National HOT
DOG Day, which celebrates
one of America's favorite
sandwiches.

How do YOU eat a hot dog?

Me: I am strictly a mustard
kind of gal.

In honor of the HOT DOG,
Sonic is offering the All
American or Chili dog for
$1 ALL DAY today!!!!
So make your way to your
nearest Sonic and ENJOY!!!


~Keep on Dreaming~


P.S.  I am now replying to
your comments by using my
Kindle to do this. I will do
this as I can, so come back
and check out my replies.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Dinner for Two



Sunday Savor is here
with another easy recipe
for you to enjoy.
So pull up a chair and
relax.





Stuffed Pork Chops


2 large Butterfly Chops
1/2 C Shredded Parmesan
Cheese
1/2 tsp Dried Parsley
1/2 tsp Garlic Herb Salt
Free Seasoning

Mix the cheese, parsley and
seasoning together, set aside.
Lay your chops on a plate.
Sprinkle the cheese mixture
down the middle of each
chop, fold over the chops so
the cheese mix is tucked inside.
Any leftover mix can be sprinkled
on top.
Place in a sprayed casserole dish,
cover and microwave until chops
are fully cooked.

Enjoy!


Now I will tell you that this recipe
came out of the fact that I had no
idea what I wanted to do with
the chops. I was going for some-
thing different.
I didn't have a lot of cheese left
so the mix amount is approx-
imate.
For a spur of the moment, light
bulb popping on recipe they came
out quite yummy!


~Keep on Dreaming~


P.S. Thank you so much
for all your wonderful
comments on my anniv-
ersary post!!!!



Wednesday, July 17, 2013

You Hooo!

 
Woohoo! Guess what?
It is Dreaming's
4th Anniversary!!
Beware--long post
that's ok-cause it
is time to celebrate!
 
 
 




Mr. Ken asked me the
other day if when I
started this adventure
if I knew where it would
go. Of course none of
knows where we will go
with our blogs.
Back in the beginning,
I thought "would anyone
come by?,be an avid
reader?,what about
followers?"
Here we are 4 years
later and I have 120
followers,over 600
posts,and over 75,000
page views.
This is a blog for FUN
and do we have fun? Oh
yea! Throw in some
recipes,some DIYs,a
little triva, some arts
and crafts plus the
places we have gone.Fun
YEA!!!
Dreaming isn't going to
be THE MOST POPULAR BLOG
in blogland and I am ok
with that. I am having
fun AND that is the
important thing. As most
of you know this started
as a distracion for me
and boy can it be that!!
Looking here and looking
there.
There are the challenges,
the frustrations (blogger)
and THE constant CHANGES
but we keep going cause it
is fun!!!! Right??? :)




One of THE BEST parts
of blogging is meeting
fellow bloggers. 
This is Valerie from
Her Little Ways.We
met for lunch the
first time.She was
pregnant with her
sweet little Luke!





Several months later,
Mr Ken and I were
invited to Valerie's
lovely home for dinner.
At that time we also 
got to meet her husband
Chris and their great
kids Mary, Ben and little
Luke. It has been so much
fun to see them grow up.
We had a great time.
Thanks Valerie!!





This is Mary Ann from
Calamity Acres.We got
to meet at the T-Bones
game.(They are our
minor league ball team)
She and her husband
Keith happened to be at
the same game we were
going to, so we made
plans to meet and greet.
Very much fun!





Mary Ann invited us
to her lovely home.
She had some goodies
for me.Lots of scrap-
booking and craft items
plus she gave us some 
goodies from her garden!
We had a great time seeing everything that goes on 
at their hobby farm. They
have added a lot and
changed some things since
our visit. Seeing those
changes has been fun too.
Recently we met briefly,
Mary Ann had some cook-
books that she no longer
wanted. GOOSEBERRY PATCH
cookbooks! We met so that
she could give them to me!
Oh boy, yea!
You can see them on my
kitchen shelf. See posts
two or three ago.
Thanks!
Mary Ann.




In early June, I met
this lovely woman for
"coffee" but we both
had tea. :) Her name
is Karen and you can
find her at Elderberry
Street.
She is originally from
Kansas,the same area
that I live in but now
she lives in sunny
California with her
husband Ken. Yes, she
has a Ken too. We got 
a kick out of both
husbands being named Ken.
Her grown daughters still
live in the area as do
her parents so they come
often for visits.
We had a delightful time!
Hopefully when she
is back in town we can get together again.
Thanks Karen for a fun
visit!
PS--I borrowed this photo
from her blog because we
were so busy chatting that
no pics were taken. Imagine
that!





Onward and upward as
they say. Come back
soon and often to see
what kinds of fun
and craziness happens
in the upcoming year
here at Dreaming!

Thanks for all of your
love and support over
the last 4 years!
YOU make it fun!!!!!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, July 14, 2013

A Little Treat



image: Heidi Powell


School is looming on
the horizon (AAAAA)
this recipe is perfect
for breakfast, snack
or a lunch dessert.

A super recipe for
those that are gluten
free and/or watching
their sugar intake.

Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

1  16 oz. jar  Natural
Creamy Peanut Butter
1 1/4 C  Natural Honey
2 C   Natural Whey
Protein Powder
3C  Gluten Free Oats
(Trader Joe's)

Heat peanut butter in the
microwave for 90 seconds.
Add honey and stir.
Mix in the protein powder.
Combine oats with the mix.
Spread evenly in a 9 x 13
pan and place in the fridge
for an hour.
Cut in 1 1/2 inch squares
and ENJOY!

Per Serving-- 110 cals,
3 fat gr, 12.5 carbs and
5.5 protein grams


We had these on 4th of
July at a friends house.
Nancy (Acorn Cottage)
made these.
They are from Heidi
Powell who is a trainer
on Extreme Makeover
Weight Loss Edition.


~Keep on Dreaming~






Thursday, July 11, 2013

Decor Redo

 Quick post today:
Some Before and Afters using
garage sale finds or freebies
 
 


Above: Before--Kitchen Shelf

Below: After--
A little redo with
my Gooseberry
Patch cookbooks.




Below: Before--Garage Sale
Wire Basket.




Below: After--Trailing
vine with moss and
soil.




~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lookie, Lookie



It's COMING, it's COMING!

IKEA breaks ground today
friends!!!

I am so excited. But we
have to wait until Fall
'14 for opening day.

Maybe they'll finish
early? A girl can dream,
can't she?

Won't we have fun when
it opens?


~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Tasty Morsels



These my friends
are the most delish
morsels you will
taste in awhile!
Our hostess made
them for the party
we went to last night.

Mini Lasagna Cups

24  Wonton Wrappers
2 C  Marinara Sauce
1 lb. Meat of your
choice-cooked and
drained
1  15 oz. carton of
Ricotta Cheese
1 1/2 C Shredded
Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 C  Shredded
Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp  Basil
1/2 tsp  Dry Oregano

Preheat oven to 350.
Spray a 12 cup muffin
tin with non-stick
spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl mix
the ricotta, 1 cup of
the mozzarella, the
basil and the oregano.
Lay a wonton wrapper
in the bottom of each
muffin cup, pressing
down and into the
sides of each cup.
Place 1 T of  the
cheese mix in each
cup, top with 1 T
of meat and 1 T of
sauce.
Press another wrapper
skin down into each
cup and repeat the
layers.

Top with remaining
cheeses.
Bake for 15 minutes
until bubbly, the
cheese has melted
and the sides are
slightly browned.

If you make these,
let me know!
They are yummy.
So many varieties
can be made.
Mexican, Greek, etc.

~Keep on Dreaming~








Saturday, July 6, 2013

Simple Summer Salad



We are off to a neighborhood
picnic later today so last night
I whipped up this delish salad.

Summer Pasta Salad

1  1 lb box/bag pasta
(I used Barilla Rotini)
1  Green Pepper
1  Red Pepper
1  Medium onion
1  Cucumber
5  Large baby carrots
3  Cloves garlic
2  T Dried parsley
1  Small can black olives
1  Bottle-Ken's Steakhouse
Light Northern Italian
Dressing
Cheese cubes

Cook, drain and cool
pasta, set aside.
Chop all veggies to
your liking.
Drain and rinse black
olives.

Once pasta is cool, add
veggies and 1/4 of the
dressing. Mix together.

Add the parsley and
black olives. Stir together
again. Cover and place
in fridge overnight.
Next morning, pour
another 1/4 of dressing
on the salad, mix, recover
and place in the fridge.

About an hour before
leaving check salad to
see IF it needs more dressing
and add the cheese now or
right before serving.


Enjoy!

~Keep on Dreaming~


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