Saturday, February 27, 2010

Show and Tell

Today we are going to have Show and Tell. I bought these pretty tea towels at the local Dollar Tree and I'm going to make Tea Towel aprons for a Bridal Shower gift. I saw them over at "Tator Tots and Jello" via "Jane at Decor Mama" 2-7-10. They are adorable AND they are NO SEW! Won't they be cute with some wooden spoons? Can't wait. I took a plate like this and some of the red dots.
And turned it into this......
A cute serving platter for spring! I'll put yellow
dots on the other plate for another platter.
This was another idea I saw on "Tator Tots
and Jello"--she used black plates and white
dots. The possibilities are endless!
See that magazine up there? Go ahead--look it
over. Doesn't THAT scene look inviting?
Well, I WON this magazine from Simone over
at "Beach Vintage."
I took a couple of "teaser" pictures for you to
drool over. Watch out for your keyboard though!
A couple of more things before I let you
go tonight:
1--Misha over at "From My Front Porch in
the Mountains." is having a great, neat, super
Giveaway--check it out!
2--If you missed my recipe post on Friday
please take a look, it' a super easy recipe,
good for a cold winter's night.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thank You!!!!

awarded this Sunshine Award to me earlier in the
week and I'm passing it on to 12 of my friends.
9--Farmhouse Mama--
12--Catherine E.--
These are twelve remarkable women who share
their lives, loves and homes with us. They are
inspiring for all of us. Check them out and you'll
enjoy them as much as I.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Go to Recipe...

Ken and I really enjoy this recipe--I didn't
get a "before" so you get the "after" picture.
I thought I would share this with you. It easy
and simple but filling. Great to use when you
need something quick.
Cheesebuger Rice--
1lb. ground beef --browned and drained
Seasonings of your choice
2 C Minute Rice--cooked
1/2 C-3/4 C of Ketchup
Mustard to taste (optional)
Pickles (optional)
Cheese slices 3-5
Season, brown and drain ground beef. While
that is cooking, cook the rice. Once the ground
beef is finshed add the ketchup and the
mustard, cook for about 5 minutes.
Add the rice--mix well. When the beef and
rice are mixed, place cheese slices on top,
cover with a lid, turn off heat and let sit
until cheese melts. Top with pickles and
serve. Yum! Yum! Enjoy!!
****This recipe can be doubled--great for
leftovers. Add more of anything if you feel
it necessary.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Back In the Day.....

Now that we are into the last week of the
Olympics, let's go back a few years:
Who: A total of 16 nations sent athletes,
totaling 258 (247 men and 11 women.)
What: "The International Winter Sports Week. " It lasted for 11 days and 16 events
took place.
When: 1924
Where: Chamonix, France
Events that first year were:
4 Man Bobsled
Figure Skating--Women's, Men's and Pairs
Cross Country Skiing--18k, 50k
Ski Jumping
Nordic Combined Skiing
Speed Skating--500m, 1500m, 5000m, 10,000m
Speed skating--500m was the very first event. It
was won by American-Charlie Jewtraw.
Finland and Norway were the big winners. They
won 28 of the 43 medals awarded.
US and Great Britain--4
Austria, Switzerland and France--3
Fast forward to today:
The Winter Olympic Sports are divided into three
1. Ice--
Ice Skating and Dancing*
Speed Skating and Short Track*
2. Alpine, Skiing and Snowboarding--
Freestyle Skiing--Aerials, Moguls and
Ski Cross
Alpine Skiing
Snowboarding--Parallel Giant Slalom,
Halfpipe and Snowboard cross
3. Nordic--
Biatholon--Crosscountry Skiing and
Target Shooting*
Ski Jumping*
Crosscountry Skiing*
Nordic Combined--Ski Jumping and
Crosscountry Skiing*
As of this evening the Medal count is:
The events marked with a * are the FIRST
Olympic events.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Trip Down Memory Lane

I was shopping at one of my favorite stores last Monday when I came upon this delightful little ditty! I was sooo excited when I saw this loom. I had one of these when I was little but it got lost along the way, but now I have a new one. Let me back up a little and say this particular store carries gently "pre owned " items. I wouldn't call it a thrift store but I guess it could be. The proceeds from the sales go to Big Brothers and Sisters.
Inside the box (which had NEVER been opened) was
a loom in a bag, some beads for bling and the loops for
weaving. These loops are nylon as opposed to cotton
like my old ones.
The best thing about my new toy is that it only cost $2.99
plus tax as you can see by my photo. How exciting is that!
When I get one finished I'll show it to you.
Did anyone else have one of these???
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Thought for You

Dictionary .com---

Contentment--n. The state of being contented;

satisfaction; ease of mind.

How content are you????

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!

On February 14, 2010 Chinese New Year began. It is
a holiday celebrating a new year according to the
LUNAR calendar. The calendar tracks the phases of
the moon.
Some say this holiday is a combination (due to the
similiarity) of our Thanksgiving--eating symbolic
foods, Christmas--giving of gifts and New Years--
celebrating. It is a Spring festival that usually lasts
around 15 days.
On the first day--an ancient custom called Hong Bao
takes place. Families give their children and unmarried
adults money in red envelopes. The end of the new
year is marked with the Festival of Lanterns. A
celebration involving singing, dancing and lantern shows.
The Chinese Zodiac:
Folklore states that The Jade Emperor in Heaven
invited the animals to a race to decide the order of
the zodiac. The RAT hitched a ride on the OX, as
the Ox got close to the finish line the Rat jumped
off the Ox and WON the race! Making him the first
animal in this zodiac.
So the order goes like this: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit,
Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog,
and Pig.
The Tiger:
Years: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998,
2010, 2022.
Character Traits: Caring, thoughtful, courageous,
rebellious against authority, makes hasty decisions.
Compatible with: Horse, Dragon and Dog
Famous "Tigers": Jodie Foster, Tom Cruise, Jonas
Salk, and Alanis Morisette.
Are you a Tiger? I am. :)
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day!

Ken and I would hope you had a wonderful
Valentine's Day!
We did!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!!!!!

Today we have a guest at Dreaming---
Here he is......................Mr. Ken:
Hello all of Melinda's Blogger Friends and Thank You to all
who showed so much interest in my well being and Cataract
The surgery went almost precisely the way that all of the
doctors and nurses had explained that it would and I cannot
say enough good things regarding Discover Vision Center -
they were awesome!
It is one of the most worriesome things that I have ever
personally been through -
"going to having your eye operated on"
I was nervous as could be and scarded to death.
Melinda kept me updated on all of you all's well wishes and
prayers. This and Melinda staying strong for me, WE DID IT
and I just wanted to say thank you so very much.
Mr. Ken
~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Patient Update

Ken did very well with his surgery--here he is yesterday evening with his pirate patch on. When he naps or goes to bed he has to wear the shield over his eye. It's hard to see in the picture but it's there. He also gets eye drops too.

This morning we went back for follow-up. The Dr said Ken did very well and that he is right where he is supposed to be. His right eye is a little droopy but that will improve as the days go by. Ken told me that his vision has greatly improved in the right eye, soo I would say the surgery was a SUCCESS!

Stay tuned tomorrow for Thursday Thoughts and a guest!

*****Knee Update--Ken's knee is doing much better!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Better to See You With!!!

I will be away for a couple of days. Mr. Ken is having
eye surgery this afternoon and I will be the nurse
again. Please keep us in your prayers. It's Cataract
surgery so there shouldn't be any prblems but
prayers would be nice .
Thanks I will post an update and check in with you
when I can. Posting will resume later in the week.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Family, Fun and Food!!!!

Today was "THE" Big Day for sport's fans. Something called the Super Bowl! But there is another bowl game being played. The Puppy Bowl! Those puppies are so cute! The Animal Planet broadcasts this each year. Then there was that other game. THE SUPER BOWL. Saints vs Colts. Don't forget the ads! We liked the Budwiser ad with the pony and the calf. Very cute! Did you watch the game? Which ad did you like?
We enjoyed an 'Ol fashioned Junk Food PARTY!!!!
Complete with Milk Duds, Mike and Ike, Dots,
M&M's, Reese's Pieces and Dry Roasted Peanuts.
Soda to drink. Yum! Yum!
Mr Ken is seen here enjoying chips and dip,
veggies, and pickles.
These delish little morsels were what we ate
later in the evening.
Here we have the pizza chefs cutting the pies. Mr
Ken is the "supervisor" while his Dad does the
cutting! :)
We had a great time being with Dad , watching
a super game (pardon the pun) and eating
yummy food!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mother Nature's Fun

We are supposed to be getting more of this tonight, tomorrow, Saturday and possibly Sunday.
Snowflakes are one of nature's most
fragile things, but just look what
they do when they stick together.
~~~~Vera M Kelly
~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Warning! Warning! Warning! If you have the SNOWFALL WIDGET on your blog REMOVE It NOW!!! If you know someone with it--let them know this. I had it on mine and it was doing all sorts of CRAZY things to my blog! I wasn't even able to access it. If you tried to get to my blog today and couldn't that was why. Kim--My Domestic Bliss--You might check this. I couldn't access your blog. If anyone has Kim's e-mail--please let her know. Thanks!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HELP! I've lost a FOLLOWER! That makes me sad :( I had 39. If the problems that my blog was having caused you to leave and you are reading this, please COME BACK!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February Fun!

***Reader Warning--LONG post*** Enjoy! Black History Month American Heart Month (Wear Red)
Birthstone: Amethyst--Comes from the Greek
word "Amethystos," meaning sober.
Flower: Iris--The warm deep color is a reminder
of the luxuries of Spring. Iris means: faith, wisdom
and hope.
Zodiac signs: Aquarius--through the 19th
Pisces--20th -28th.
This month in History:
1--Underground Rairoad was established.
2--New Amsterdam, now NYC, was incorporated.
3--President Woodrow Wilson died.
4--Patty Hearst was kidnapped.
5--Apollo 14 lands on the Moon.
6--The Beatles US album--Hey Jude was released.
7--Canada mandated 55 mph speed limit.
8--Walt Disney Studios is formed.
9--Beattles appear on the Ed Sullivan show for the
first time.
10--Bonnie Blair wins the 1992 Olympics--1st Gold
for the US.
11--Nelson Mandela freed after 27 years in prison.
13--King Tut's tomb opened.
14--St. Valentine's Massacre occurred--Chicago.
15--City of St. Louis was established.
16--Eric Heiden skated the 5K in 7:02.29-Olympic record.
17--The first issue of Newsweek Magazine was published.
18--Pluto discovered by Clyde Tombaugh.
19--William Kellogg founded his first breakfast cereal.
20--John Glenn--first American Astronaut to orbit
the Earth.
21--NASCAR was incorporated.
22--The first "Woolworth's opens.
23--Dick Howser retires from managing the
Kansas City Royals, due to a brain tumor.
24--The Voice of America--first hit the airwaves.
25--President Marcos of the Phillipines escapes to
the US.
26--Terriost bomb explosion under the World Trade
27--Two American chemists announce-discovery of
28--Gulf War Ends!
29--1968--The Grammy's were first held.
Fundays in February:
1--National Freedom Day
2--Groundhog Day--Punxsutawney Phil saw
his shadow this morning and we know what that
3--Wedding Ring Day
4--1st Snicker's for sale
5--National Weatherperson Day
6--National Frozen Yogurt Day
7--XLIV Super Bowl--Bring on the food!!!
8--Kite flying Day
9--Hershey's Chocolate founded
10--School Day
11-- Make a Friend Day--check out some new
12-- Barbie Doll's first sale
Opening Day of the Olympics
13--Get a Different Name Day
Chinese New Year--Year of the Tiger
15-- President's Day (this year)
16--Do a Grouch a Favor day
17--Ash Wednesday (this year)
Random Acts of Kindness Day--Do some random
acts today
18--National Battery Day
19--National Chocolate Mint Day
20--National Cherry Pie Day
21--National Sticky Bun Day
22--Pebbles Flinstone's Birthday
23--IHOP--National Pancake Day
Free shortstack for customers (this year)
24--National Tortilla Chip Day
25--National Chili Day
26--National Pistachio Day
27--International Polar Bear Day
28--Smokey Bear's Birhtday
Happy Birthday!
1--Clark Gable--Actor
2--Ina Garten--Food Network Star
3--Nathan Lane--Actor
4--Alice Cooper--Singer
5--Hank Aaron--Baseball player
6--Natalie Cole--Singer
7--Laura Ingalls Wilder--Author
8--Lana Turner--Actress
9--Alice Walker--Author
10--Roberta Flack--Singer
11-Thomas Edison--Inventor
12--Abe Lincoln--Former President
13--Jerry Springer--Talk Show Host
14--Florence Henderson--Actress
15--Jane Seymour--English Actress
16--Sonny Bono--Singer
17--Michael Jordan--NBA Guard
18--Toni Morrison--Writer
19--Lee Marvin--Actor
20--Sidney Poitier--Actor
21--Jennifer Love Hewitt-Actress
22--George Washington--Former President
23--George Handel--Composer
24--Wilhelm Grimm--Fairy Tale Author
25--David Puttnam--English Film Producer
26--Fats Domino--Singer
27--Liz Taylor--Actress
28--Tomy Tune--Tony Award Dancer and Actor
Is this your month to Celebrate?
~Keep on Dreaming~

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