Monday, November 30, 2009


There are changes taking place here at Dreaming. I'm
giving you a sneek peek of my new background.
There will be new music and pictures soon.
Tommorrow as usual we'll have "Trivia Tuesday"
but stay tuned because there will also be a surprise!!!!!
Looking forward to sharing our holiday traditions and
decor with you.
Don't forget to come back tomorrow and pass the word
regarding the suprise!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Easy Peasy

This morning I was trying to figure out what to do with
the 1/2 gallon baggie of leftover ham. We have some in
the freezer and we had eaten some but we weren't
interested in eating anymore for now. You know one
CAN get tired of leftovers, soooooooo I thought well
Mr. Ken loves ham salad--lets make some. How hard
can it be? Right?
Here is my recipe that I came up with.
Melinda's Easy Ham Salad
Leftover ham---chopped in a food processor
Seasoning of your choice
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and viola you have
ham salad.
I'm just giving you the key ingredients and not
precise measurements because amounts will vary
due to the amount of leftovers you have.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Enjoying the holiday weekend

Thanksgiving weekend is good for many things:

1--Spending time with family and friends.

2--Enjoying a good meal.


4--Christmas shopping.

5--Christmas decorating.

6--Catching up on projects.

7--Reading a good book.

8--Watching your favorite college

team beat their rivals! Go Tigers!!

9--Having time to plan blog changes

for the holiday season.

10--Doing NOTHING if you don't want to!!!

What kind of fun things did you do this weekend??

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, November 27, 2009

Birthday Fun

This evening Mr. Ken and I went to a birthday celebration. It was for my friend Nancy--Acorn Cottage. There was cake AND presents!
Told you there were presents. Lots of goodies on that table.
Here is the birthday girl looking at the gifts we gave her.
A pumpkin spice candle and beaded bracelets.
To my surprise there was a gift for ME too. Since the two of
us have November birthdays we usually find time to
celebrate together. In my bag I received a 1000 piece
puzzle, the notecards above, Mike and Ike candies
and Whoppers candies.
How much fun to spend time with friends and enjoy
our birthdays too.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Today we enjoyed a wonderful feast shared with the family made by the family. The picture above shows my centerpiece, the fall angel is ready for her closeup surrounded by fall leaves, candles and an orange vase with a fall arrangement.
With soo many of us, we serve buffet style. For our feast we
enjoyed turkey and ham, mashed potatoes/gravy, stuffing,
salad, corn, bread/rolls, cranberries and a relish platter.
Here are the pilgrims filling their plates full of all the
goodies from the table. It was a feast for the eyes and
the tummies.
After stuffing ourselves with the bounty we all partook
of several desserts. There was pumpkin, cherry, and
"apple pie.". Plus cookies. My sister-in-law made two
of the pies and I made the apple pie. It was from
Rhodes Anytime cinnamon rolls.
It was good to have the family here and to enjoy a
worderful meal with them.
We hope everyone had a wonderful day. Be safe
tomorrow if you are out early!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Enjoy your Holiday!

I am Thankful for: 1--My wonderful husband. 2--My "crazy" family. 3--My super friends. 4--My blogging buddies. 5--My hectic job. 6--Well deserved time off. 7--Health 8--Happiness 9--Freedom 10--Love Ken and I would like to wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving one filled with family, fun and good food! Happy Thanksgiving!! ~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Yea! It's almost Friday!!! Enjoy your Friday--- do something FUN!!! ~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanksgiving Traditions

Top Five Thanksgiving Traditions:
1--Turkey and the trimmings--The centerpiece of most
Thanksgiving feasts is the "big bird." My favorite part of
the feasting is the MASHED POTATOES as most of you
know. What's yours?????
2--Football-The first intercollegiate championship
game played in 1876.
The Detriot Lions played their first Thanksgiving
game in 1934.
The Dallas Cowboys played their first Thanksgiving
game in 1966.
3--The Big Parade--The first Thanksgiving parade
was organized by Gimbel's Department Store in
The New York Macy's Parade began in 1924. Today
it is seen by over 46 million people on TV or in person.
What is your favorite balloon in the parade?
4--The wish from the wishbone--It is said that
whoever ends up holding the larger piece of the bone
will have their wish come true. The Roman's brought
this tradition with them when they conquered England
and the English colonists carried the tradition to America.
5--Thanksgiving is most commonly celebrated at home
with family and friends. It is also the time to give
thanks for the people around us and the blessings of
the past year. What are you thankful for?
Here in Kansas City THE biggest tradition is the PLAZA
LIGHTING CEREMONY. That is when everybody and their
brother gather on the KC Plaza and wait for the switch to be
flipped. The main stage hosts a variety of schools, entertainers
and guests. A local celeb and children from the audience do
a countdown and the lights fill the Plaza. It is a beautiful site
to see!!! As you can see by the picture above.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Menu

It was cold and damp today, this kind of weather makes me want good ol' comfort food. So tonight Mr. Ken and I enjoyed Tator Tot Casserole and Garlic Bread. It was delish! Tator Tot Casserole 1lb ground beef 1 10.5 oz. can of Cream of Mushroom Soup Seasonings of your taste ** 1 32oz. bag of Tator Tots 1 C milk 1--Brown ground beef and drain. 2--Mix soup and milk together. 3--Layer ingredients starting with the tots, beef then soup mix--continue layering until all ingred- ients are used. Bake in a 425 degree oven till tots are browned and the casserole is bubbly. **I usually season the beef with a no salt seasoning and put parsley in the soup/milk mix. It's your call.
AND this little yummy was for dessert! Ken picked these
up today while he was out and about. It would be impossible
to eat this in one sitting. It is something you nibble on
or you'll be on a great big sugar high. Yum Yum.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday Sillies

As most of you know --- I did a giveaway back in October for having 1000 visitors ! Carrie at Cottage Cozy won! Well , after some issues and having to resend her package she did recieve it!!!!!!! These two pictures will give you an idea of some of the goodies she recieved. Now ---- I know it is wayyyy after Halloween BUT there are some Fall goodies there too!
Can you find? ---Two candy dishes, Autumn candy mix, Candy Corn
Dots, Mickey D's coupons, a slinky, some stickers, a scarecrow and a
candy corn bag just to name a few.
Bold Yeah, I know, those are my feet. I also know that you are
saying why is Melinda doing a post on her FEET?
WELL, I'll tell ya! I won a giveaway too!!!!!
Juls from Crazee Scotts had a giveaway for these
silly socks. They are the cutest darn things ever!
If you were to ever see my sock drawer, you would
think "she needs more socks " like I need a whole in
head! But look at them--go on--I'll wait. See what
did I tell you ? CUTE right?
Anyway, they come in a package of three single socks
that can be mixed and matched. They are from a
company called "little miss matched."
Their website is:
I also ran across them at my local Hallmark
store much to my excitement!!! My socks are
the "shortie" kind but I saw knee high ones too!!!!
Love em!!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I haven't had a lot of motivation lately--I'll blame it
on being under the weather. So......needless to say
I've had some time time to "ponder " my world.
Below you will find what my brain has been up to:
My choices are highlighted they are ones I lean
toward most. Hope you enjoy!!!!
Home etc.
Bar Soap/ Body Wash
Socks/Slippers/Bare Feet
Highly Organized/ Mildly Organized
Gift Bags/Wrapping Paper
Popcorn/Potato Chips
Mickey D's/Wendy's
Paper/Plastic/Cloth---trying to do this more.
Big Box/Thrift Stores---do love a good thrift store.
Online/In Store
Holiday Feasts
White Meat/Dark Meat
Mashed Potatoes/Sweet Potatoes
Apple Pie/Pumpkin Pie
Thanks for all of your well wishes--I am on the mend.
Trying to lessen the stress in my life should help with
some of my tummy issues. Thanks for all your love and
hugs they have meant ALOT!!!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday Madness

This says it all--I have been fighting SOMETHING all weekend and today so I don't have much to say. I can give you 3 options for your entertainment pleasure though. 1--You can get caought up on any of my past posts that you might have missed, then let me know what you read. 2--See that pretty picture on the right side --- over there see? If this "jingles" your bells (sorry I'm ill) then head over to "Just Something I Made" -you'll find that under my blog list and follow the post. LOOKS LIKE FUN! Let me know if you signed up. 3--Check out "My Own Crafty Wonderland" see my list--there is an incredible story that she has posted about a young man who is an artist the twist is he has Autism. As I said "INCREDIBLE!" Tell me what YOU think, I thought is was awesome. Thanks for understanding and I will see you soon!!!! ~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Weekend Wackies

We have been working on our yard---back and front forever it seems. I don't think we have EVER had this many leaves. I think they multiplied with ALL the rainwe had this past sprin and summer!!!! Last night under a cloak of darkness -well the deck light was on, we were able locate the deck AND all the furniture! Ken does not play the guitar with the rake! We did have the shovel out because there were sooo many leaves at our curb. More are falling as I type this!!!!!!
Some housecleaning went on yesterday--not much but
room had to be made for Thanksgiving decor.
As I said above the Thanksgiving decor made an
appearance yesterday--this is still a work in
progress. AND Mr. Ken thinks that we should
have the Family over for the holiday! Talk about
sending me into a FRENZY! Now lists have to be
made, a menu needs to put together AND I really
need to clean the house--not the livable clean because
you really live in the house BUT the Family's coming
clean. Ya know?????
And because it is sooooo nice today I thought it would
make a lot of sense to get these badboys up on the
house. Some of our lights burnt out last year and they
were going to be replaced anyway so I went for the Big
ones! For too many years we've been out in the freezing
weather to put up holiday decorations. I'm sure that will
happen again this year BUT the lights will be up already!
We hope you are having a fun and productive weekend!
****Images are from good ol Google.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, November 5, 2009


First---I want to thank EVERYONE for the lovely
Birthday wishes--they mean a lot to me!!!!
Second---Thanks for the compliments on our
Halloween costumes--they were fun!
Third---Giveaway update. Carrie's package was
sent to her BUT it came back to me because, in my
excitement to get it to her I left off some of her house
numbers. It has been resent and soon you'll get to see
what she got--even though some of the stuff will need
to be saved for next year.
Fourth---I think the leaves multiplied two fold this
year---we have soooooo many. Mr. Ken has been
working non stop over the last two days--I helped
after school today, here's hoping I can get out of
bed tomorrow!
Fifth---When should the radio stations begin
playing Christmas music nonstop? We have two
stations that have already started playing these
wonderful songs nonstop. NOW don't get me
wrong---I love the holiday season but don't you
think this is a little early?
I'm sooooo tired right now, I need to go to bed.
I'll catch up with tomorrow!!! And show you what
I won from Juls!
Happy Friday!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What Do You Know???

It's that time---Tuesday Trivia. Our trivia lesson today is on the month of November. Zodiac signs: Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21 Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21 Birthstone: Topaz----A gemstone that is available in a rainbow of colors. Flower: Chrysantheum---Stands for optimism and cheerfulness. Did you know?? Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday of the month. This began in 2007. The ancient Roman calendar listed November as the ninth month. Also on the Roman calendar Winter once began on Nov. 11th. Thanksgiving was first celebrated in the US in 1789. We celebrate it on the 4th Thursday of the month. The Canadian Thanksgiving is in October. Black Friday---THE BUSIEST shopping day of the year in the US. I suspect it's not only in the US. JFK was assassinated in 1963. November is one of the four months in the Gregorian calendar that has 30 days. Notable Days: All Saint's Day---1st Election Day---The 1st Tuesday after the 2nd Sandwich Day---3rd Guy Fawkes Day---Observed on the UK---5th National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day---7th Sesame Street premiers, 1969---10th Veteran's Day--World War I ended---11th World Kindness Day---13th National Teddy Bear Day---15th American Education Week---16th-22nd **Pat an educator on the back this week! World Peace Day---17th Pop Tarts created---19th Universal Children's Day---20th World Hello Day---21st ** JFK was assinated in Dallas, Texas--- 22nd The first issue of "LIFE" magazine was published---23rd Notable Births: 1st--I was born today!!! Born under the Scorpio sign and my Chinese zodiac sign is the Tiger. 2nd--Daniel Boone-Pioneer 3rd--John Montague-Fourth Earl of Sandwich Creator of the sandwich. 4th--Laura Bush-Former First Lady. 5th--Sally Field-Actress 8th--Kathryn Hepburn-Actress 13th--Whoopie Goldberg-Actress 17th--Danny Devito-Actor 18th--Mickey and Minnie Mouse-Disney Characters 19th--Tommy Dorsey-Muscian-"Big Band" Era 21st-Troy Aikman-Former Football Player- Dallas Cowboys 25th--JFK Jr. President's son 26th--Charles Schultz-"Peanuts" Creator 30th--Dick Clark-Entertainer WHO ELSE HAS A BIRTHDAY THIS MONTH??? ~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Birthday Celebration....

I would like to share with you my fun-filled birthday celebration from yesterday! At 9:35 a.m. Sunday I turned 47!!! Goodness gracious. It was a beautiful warm and sunny day-- which in the past 47 years have been few and far between.
I chose to go to Red Lobsterfor my birthday--we went for
lunch and I had the Endless Shrimp Special. There
are five different shrimp entrees to choose from. You
pick two to begin with and then you can oder as you want.
I'm just going to say---YUM, YUM, YUM. I could have sat
there all afternoon and ate shrimp but..... I got sooooo full.
Ken had the Blackened Trout . Everything was delightful!
Can you say cheese biscuits? Love them!! No room in the
tummies for dessert---too bad.
Huuuum, I wonder what could be in this big bag?
Well we have two CD's--Michael Buble--"Crazy Love" and
Ms. Barbra Streisand--"Love is the Answer." Plus a red hoodie and a red sweater (forgot that picture)
How many of you have seen the Progresso soup
commercials lately?? We find them to be very funny.
SOOOOOOO my very creative husband made me my
very own Progresso tin can phone. He got the biggest
kick out of me opening my phone up that he could hardly
contain himself!!!
It's the lighting of the candle. I love Hostess cupcakes so
that is what we had for dessert.
After Mr. Ken sang happy birthday and made a wish, I blew
out the candle and enjoyed my cupcake. Whooooohoooo!!!! Thanks for bearing with me on this post. I had a great day
and wanted to share it with you.

~Keep on Dreaming~

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