Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday Write Up

 


Good Wednesday morning to everyone!

I have been soo busy with projects these
past several days and it has been so great
them finished!

First up is the spoons above. A gal I work
with does wood burning, I took the two
that I bought from her and glued them to
board I painted red and then added a bit
of  brown on top to tone down the red some.
Glued the ribbon around the edges, made
a bow and I was finished. I have it hanging
in my kitchen, of course.

 
Next up is my beautiful new kitchen
island!! I spent several day scouring
Facebook Marketplace for a piece I
liked. Found this one and I love it. I
went from one half the size of this 
one with only one shelf to this with
four shelves. Woo! Hoo!

 
I had this vinyl piece from alooooong
time ago and adhered it to the top of
the island. I little whimsy is always
good.

 
The next two items (above and below) 
go together and when I am finished, I
will give you a peek at them.

 

 

Another project in progress. These used
to be on our wall in the living room but
no more. When I finish them I will show
you what I did with them. I forgot to take
a pic of what I replaced them with. Another
day.

 
And... last but not least. Fourth of July
d├ęcor. These are in the entryway.


 

 
Tray on the trunk in the living room.


 
These cuties are hanging from the light
fixture in our dining room.


Placemats that I made several years ago.

Take care, hope you are enjoying the
summer weather!


See you Monday!



~Keep on Dreaming~


Monday, June 26, 2017

Fourth Fun

 


Hello!

Today we are focusing on the fast
approaching holiday. Fourth of July!
Are you ready? Do you decorate for the
holiday? Got my decorations up today.

I have two fun recipes for your holiday
fun.

First up:

Firecracker Popcorn

1 bag of microwave popcorn (unbuttered)
8 oz of white chocolate bark
4 pkgs red Pop Rocks
Blue Sprinkles

1. Pop popcorn according to pkg
directions.
2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
3. Spread popcorn on the baking sheet.
4. Melt the bark then drizzle over the
popcorn, mix up the popcorn to coat.
5. Sprinkle Pop Rocks and sprinkles
over the popcorn. Let set and then
serve.



Cowboy Caviar

There are so many variables to this
recipe that I am not going to put the
recipe on the ol' blog.
It is made with beans, corn, peppers,
tomatoes and sugar.

If this is recipe interests you, check
with Google and read through the
recipes that pop up.
 

Both of these would make great
yummies for your holiday BBQ's.


See you Wednesday!



~Keep on Dreaming~




Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday Write Up

 


Well, I finally was able to get my pictures
loaded AGAIN. It is either me or the
internet. Who knows?

So anyway, as you can see from the above
pic that we continue to have some awesome
sunsets. I love how the rays are coming out
of the clouds.

 
Here you have the final result of the
clean-up and purge of cookbooks. The
before pic would have been so bad and
I did not take one but trust me this is
soooo much better. The binder on the
right (top shelf) contains all my "loose"
recipes which I will organize soon. So
happy with how it came out.


 
Spent some time at a local lake after Mr.
Ken took care of an internet issue at the
park Admin building. Being "on call" is
no fun for him.
It was such a beautiful day.

 
So nice!

 
Playing with settings on my phone. I like
this one a lot.

 
Our neighbor gave this fountain to us.
Mr. Ken was not thrilled. : ) and I wasn't
sure what to do with it either (did not
want to mess with it as a fountain) So
after some mulling I came up with ...



THIS!!
I planted Petunias and Vinca vines on
the two top levels and put water in the
bottom as a birdbath.
I am so happy with how it came out.
My neighbor loves it! Ha! Ha!

~~~~~

I hit a book sale recently but didn't get
much, a bit disappointed--oh well.

I have been hooked on Facebook Market-
place, purchased two items too. One is
going to be a worktable in my sewing room.
It is a vintage sewing machine stand with a 
concrete top and the other is a TV stand
that we are turning into an kitchen island.
Pics soon.

Other projects are coming together too.

Mr. Ken had a couple of vacay days early
this week and he is off again tomorrow,
who knows what kind of trouble we will
get into,

Happy Summer!!



~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wednesday Write Up

 


Well, I made it back. Apparently it is
my laptop with the issue. Mr. Ken
found me a work around though for
now. This is not all I wanted to post
about but I'll get to the other things
next week.
Anyway, last Saturday Mr. Ken and I
went on a garden tour in a neighboring
city. There were six houses on the tour
and we had a blast! I have posted the pics
starting with each house except one- the
big Hosta should have come after the
house (fourth set of pics.)
Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Hi--we did really see all of that beauty!
Hope you enjoyed.


Pop back on Monday!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday Write Up

 


Good morning!

Blogger and I are NOT getting along
right now, so instead of getting frustrated
I will come back later with my post.

The picture above gives you a sneak peak.


See you soon!

P. S. If you missed Monday's post
scroll back and check it out.



~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, June 12, 2017

Keys

 


Today on Misc. Monday:

What else can you do with Keys??

1. Make curtain weights--
Sew or tape keys into the bottom
hem of lightweight curtains that
hand near a vent or busy door.

2. Use as a shim--
Steady a wobbly table or night-
stand by sliding a key under the
short leg.

3. Donate them--
The nonprofit organization
Key for Hope (keyforhope.org)
uses the proceeds from the sale
of scrap metal to help support a
food pantry of your choice.

4. Open bottles--
Hold the neck of the soda or
beer bottle firmly with one
hand. Use the ridged side of
a key to gently pry up the
edges of the cap until it pops
off.

5. Clean shoe/boots treads--
Use a key to clean out hard to
reach spaces on your shoes or
boots.

Did you know?

Harry Houdini was a lock-
smith before becoming a
magician.



~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wednseday Write Up -a day late

 


Good Morning!

Well, I am a day late, Summer break
has thrown me off a bit in a good way.
So let's  get on with the catching up!

We have had more strange weather .
One evening last week we had a rain
storm out  of the blue. Just started
raining and raining THEN the sun
came out!

 

and we had a RAINBOW in the midst
of this storm. We were able to see both
sides!


 

It was so fun to see each side of the
rainbow!As Mr. Ken is driving , I am
giving directions on where to go, It
felt like we were "Rainbow Chasers."


 
As you know we went Strawberry
pickin'. My thought was to make
jam but we had a family day coming
up so I made Drizzle for the Ice Cream
Bar. I was so proud that it came out
yummy the first time!


 

We had a bit left over so I had it on toast.
Oh my!!

 

Family Day at my sister-in-law's.


 
Bubble time!!

 
Look close in the cloud and you will see
the bubble.

 
Toppings for the ice cream. I cut up
different candy bars.

 
Plus Chocolate Syrup and Strawberry
Drizzle.

 
Summer reading is in full force, not
on the grass though but still going.
What are you reading??

 
Our neighborhood is having their
annual summer sale so I toodled
off to some yesterday.

 
Picked these babies up for  $1 a piece!
Will be adding them to my Gooseberry
Cookbook collection.

 

I also got this. As you can see it is for
cards. I am probably one of the last
people to send cards but I think they
brighten a person's day, especially
when they don't expect it.
I didn't pay $6.95 for it either.

 
It came with 12 folders and three free
cards. I have a shorter one but it fills up
fast when I buy cards ahead of time so
this one will be a bit better.
Picked up some some stuff for school
and got a couple for things for Mr. Ken 
too.



Here is a sneak peak of our deck. We
had dinner out there two nights ago.
It was a great night for grillin' and
dinin'.


That is it for now...come by on Monday
to see my Misc. Monday post.



~Keep on Dreaming~

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