Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Card Shower Update



Happy Wednesday to everyone!

Just wanted to give you an update
on the Valentine Card Shower that
is going on here. If you would like
to help out, we'd love to have you
on board. I did a post on the 9th--
check it out for all the details.

A shoutout goes to these lovely
ladies and their card helpers.
Thanks gals YOU ARE GREAT!

*Valerie and her sweet kids over at
Meadowlark Lane (her Little Ways).

*Mary Ann and crew over at
Calamity Acres.

*Leslie and crew over at a spoonful.
 
*Carol aka: Buttercup.

*Linda over at Crafts a la Mode.

*Melinda over at Country Dreaming.

You can find all of these wonderful
ladies over on my sidebar--just look
for their blog title.


~Keep on Dreaming~



Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Big Game

image: Google


It's that time of year guys and gals!
Most of us will gather with family
and friends around the T.V. to
watch NFL's annual Super Bowl
game one week from today!
In our house we look forward to
"the big game." We have friends
over and enjoy the fun, food and
friendship that goes along with the
spirit of the game.

Speaking of food---Super Bowl
spreads range from snacks to sit
down meals. Are you having a
family and friends over? Do you
ideas for goodies?
Here are some ideas for your Super
Bowl gathering:

Kickoff:

Cheese/ Sausage/Crackers
Chips/Dip
Veggies/Dip
Chex Mix or Snack
Mix
Nuts

The Big Game:

Make you own:
Sandwich Bar
Taco Bar
Personal Pizzas
Bar
Baked Potato Bar
Soups/Chili Bar with
Cornbread/Bread/
Rolls
Fondue Bar--broth/cheese
serve with bread cubes
and/or veggies

Touchdown:

Brownies
Cookies
Cupcakes
Variety of candy

Dessert Fondue--chocolate
serve with fruit and/or
angel food cake cubes

This year we are having a baked potato
with ham chunks, ground beef,  butter,
Rotel cheese. We will also have shredded
cheese. lettuce and salsa.
Other things will be added as the week passes.

What are you doing for the "big game."

~Keep on Dreaming~






Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen Get Your Bling On!!!!!



Do you remember when you
were five and made Valentine's
for your friends and family?




Well, now you have have a chance
to be five again! It is time for the
Valentine Card Shower Party here
at Dreaming! This will be the 4th
year for this fun occassion!!!!




For those of you who are new to
this, I'll give you some background
info. Here in Kansas City we have a
wonderful children's hospital. They
take care of a wide range of illnesses
there and to help brighten these kids
day, each year one of the local radio
stations and their sponsors host a
Valentine Card Shower.
On the big day ALL of the cards are
spread out on many tables and the kids
that can leave their rooms come down
and pick out their own cards! The rest
are distributed to those that need to
stay in their rooms.




Those participating are asked to make
valentine's for the kids. There are a
couple of rules--Nothing religious and
please do not put "Get Well" on your
cards.
Simple things like--"Happy Valentine's
Day," "Happy Heart Day," "Be Mine"
etc. Also, they ask that NO candy,
balloons or small trinkets be sent.



So here is where YOU come in, start
looking through all of your crafting
supplies, gather some family and/or
friends and help brighten a child's
Valentine's Day by making some
cards. This is a great activity for
a group that needs to earn a service
badge!



If you would like to participate, please
let me know via a comment or e-mail.
If you need my home address, let me
know that too. The MORE the MERRIER!
If you would to post about this, PLEASE
do.
Last year, 6 of us participated and we had
A LOT of cards for the kidsand A LOT
of fun! I would love to see more this year
because it is a great "cause."  I realize that
everyone is busy, but this does not take
a lot of time and remember--no one likes to
be sick on such a fun day, what a great way
to brighten the day but with a BUNCH of cards!
If you choose to do this, please indicate on
back of each card where it came from.
(Kansas)  I think it is fun for the kids to see
that not all of the cards are from the KC metro
area.
I think I have covered everything if not, I'll
let you know. All of the cards need to be
here at my house by FEBRUARY 8th so
that I have time to get them to their their
destination before the cutoff date.

THANKS SO MUCH!!!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Evening Surprise





Softly the evening came.
The sun from the western
horizon like a magician
extended his golden want
o'er the landscape. Trinkling
vapors arose; and sky and
water and forest seemed
all on fire at the touch and
melted and mingled together.

~~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


These were taken last night
at sunset. What a pleasant
surprise when I happend to
look out the window!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, January 13, 2014

2013 in Review---Part 2



As we continue our look
back, we start off with a
Big birthday for a bestie!
She hit the Big 50!




Someone else had a birthday
over the Summer!




Our good friend's son
graduated from the Fire
Academy.




A beautiful day at the lake.




One never knows what
they might see while on
the highway. Mr. Ken was
enthralled!




Our second trip to the theatre.
It was great.! Our first trip was
to see Mary Poppins. (Couldn't
find the pic)




Labor Day took us to see




the Lego Sculptures at Powell
Gardens in Kingsville, MO.




Plus some other fun in the
gardens surrounding the
Legos.



We had a great time visiting the
Kansas City Zoo courtesy of
Mr. Ken's job.




Nakita the Polar Bear.




A




beautiful day




for a




Birthday!




Birthday cupcakes




for two




birthday girls. Plus presents!





Our 14th wedding anniversary!!!!





The year of the Skinny Tree.
Loved it!





Looks like someone(s) had
a great Christmas!!


And now we are onto the
new year!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, January 10, 2014

2013 in Review--Part 1



Kicking off 2013!



Super Bowl fun!




Our winner is...Nancy from
Acorn Cottage.





The Annual Valentine Card
Shower.




Easter 2013.




The first sign of Spring!





One of our hidden treasures.






A lovely day spent at the Kite Fest.





Too much fun watching the kites.




Remembering...





Garden




Tour number 1




Shawnee




Kansas-lots of fun!




Garden



Tour number 2



Kansas City, MO.




Our Big Garage Sale.




Fourth of July




Parade 2013.
We will continue this look
back in the next post.

~Keep on Dreaming~

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