Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Here's What's Been Going On Here

 


Well February has flown...along with
the snow!

Today's post is an update post of sorts.

Back on Valentine's I made little bubble
bags for my kids at school with tags that
said "You make my heart pop."

 
Mr. Ken was in heaven with his Valentine
gift. Who could resist nuts and Jelly Belly
Jellybeans?

 
I have been working on "mini" projects
around the house. One project was this
book shelf. It has held a lot of different
types of books since I have had it.
I decided that I only wanted it to hold
books that I plan to read not a mishmash
of books I had read and want to read.
I bagged up the ones I didn't want and
will be donating. 



 

This little green box got a transformation
from a greeting card box to a Pattern box.
I wanted to have my patterns in a different
place than in one of the drawers in my sewing table. It came with tabbed files that separated the cards by months. I gathered all my patterns, bagged up the ones I will donate, used some of
the files and separated my patterns. Now they
are centrally located and not crammed in a
drawer out of sight. Apparently Blogger
decided where this paragraph was going in
this post.

 
This project was a true labor of love because
it would not work at all the way I envisioned
it. After many trips to several stores and
returns, finally used some frames I had.
My Father-in-law's birthday is in December,
yes that far back...and I wanted to make him
a family collage with Mr. Ken and I and his
sibling's families.
After much stress I finally finished it and am
so happy with it!


Sunday I took the guy to a car show. A
hall that was the size of three football
fields filled with cars, trucks motorcycles
and car "stuff." Who could resist that?
It was a cold day but it was sunny and it
WASN'T snowing!

That's what we've been up to. What is up
with you?


~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A Treat for your Valentine

 


Here is a fun recipe to share with your
Valentine.

Eggo Smores

24 Mini Waffles
12 Marshmallows
24 Hershey Chocolate Squares
3 T butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking
pan with Parchment paper. Place 12 waffles
in a single layer bake for 5 minutes.

Place 2 pieces of chocolate one marshmallow
on on the 12 waffles, then top with the remaining
12 waffles to make sandwiches. Brush tops with
the melted butter.

Bake 2-3 minutes more or until chocolate and
marshmallows are melty.


**As you can see by the picture you can use the
larger waffles plus chocolate and marshmallows
but I think using the smaller waffles would be
more "Smore ish."


Happy Heart day!!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Holiday Fun

 

Valentine's Day is second to Christmas
as the most celebrated day of the year
in the U.S.

Valentine's Day is the big time of year
for Red Roses.

73% of people who buy flowers for the
holiday are men.


 
Kids age 6-10 exchange more than 650
million cards with their teachers, friends, classmates and family.

The people receiving Valentine's cards
are Teachers, Kids, Moms, Wives and
Sweethearts.

Hallmark makes over 1,330 different
cards for the holiday.

 
Verona, the city where Romeo and Juliet
lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed
to Juliet every Valentine's Day.

Approx $77.43 is spent on Valentine's Day
gifts--give or take a few dollars and cents.

About 3% of pet owners will give their pets
a gift on Valentine's Day.


Conversation hearts were first made by
candy maker NECCO in 1866, at that time
they were called Motto Hearts. I believe
this year there is a shortage of these
but I have seen little Brach's boxes.

More than 35 million heart shaped boxes
of candy will be sold for Valentine's Day.

Men and women prefer  chocolate over
flowers. Chocolate sales represent 75%
or more of Valentine's Day candy purchases.


I took Valentine's Day off...little mental health day for me. Will miss our party but...

Happy Valentine's to All!


Stop back by tomorrow for a
Valentine treat recipe.


~Keep on Dreaming~















Saturday, February 9, 2019

Watching...

 


Happy February...

Valentine's is coming up. Where
has this month going?

So tonight we are watching one of
my fave channels. Yes, I am a Hall-
mark channel junkie, especially
when the holidays roll around.

I enjoy these movies because they
are lighthearted, easy to watch, and
fun. Yes, we all know pretty much
how they end but we don't know the
path the characters will take to get
there.

This channel is my escape from the
stress of the world around me, I don't
have think too much during these movies
and that is just fine with me.

Do you watch Hallmark? What do you enjoy?





~Keep on Dreaming~

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