Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Trip to the Mall

Headed to the mall for a short 
shopping trip and saw these 
amazing structures! "Canstruction 
Kansas City" arrived early in
February and will leave in early 
March. All of the structures are
constructed with canned goods 
and non-perishable items.

Fifteen teams of architects, 
engineers and contractors are
competing against each other to 
build their structures which are
built on site. They are roped off 
to protect them from getting 
knocked down. 
This entry resembles a shuttlecock,
there are three on the lawn of the 
Nelson Art Museum. They are very 
popular with museum visitors.

When the competition ends, all 
of the food will be donated to 
Harvester's Food Pantry and in 
turn given to families in need.
This entry's theme is Wizard of Oz.

Each entry is judged and then the
winners are awarded. Over 1,000
plus cans and boxes are used for
each entry!
Of course, we have to have Kansas 
City Royals themed entries. Here 
we have a ball cap.

This entry resembles the score-
board at Royals stadium. So

This is the coolest fountain I have
ever seen! Kansas City is called 
"The City of Fountains". This 
one is modeled after the actual
one on The 
Country Club Plaza. 
The builders were awarded with 
the "Structural Integrity Award."

Last but not least---A cow.
There is BBQ sauce bottles 
on the floor. We do love our 
BBQ here in KC.

Lots of fun wandering around 
looking at the creativity of others.

This is a great way for our local
food pantry to stock up on much 
needed food donations!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

What To Do With...

Clever uses for JARS:

As in the picture above:
Painted and used as vases.

New way to display photos:

Choose a clear jar that is at
least an inch taller than your
photo. Gently roll photo 
enough to get it through the 
opening. Place the top in first
Twist the lid on and turn over
and place with your other 
framed pics.

Office, craft, workshop organization:

Pens, scissors, markers for the office 
or craft space. Screwdrivers, pencils,
for the workshop.
Small jars can hold paperclips, tacs,

etc. With or without their lids.

What do you do with jars?

Helpful hint:

To open a tight lid,run the lid under
hat water for two minutes. Heat 
causes the metal to expand, making
it easier to twist off.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Most Delicious for a Cold Winter Day

It's time for: Sunday Savor

I have a warm recipe today
so pull up a chair and relax.

This is a great "comfort food" 

Tator Tot Casserole

1 lb ground beef
2 cans  Cream of Mushroom 
1 bag of  Tator  Tots
Seasonings of Choice
Dried Parsley

Brown and drain the ground beef
set aside.
In a medium bowl mix your soup 
with 1 1/2 cans of milk (more if 
needed), your seasonings and 
Pour in your tator tots to coat with 
the milk/soup mix and seasonings.
Add your ground beef and mix 
thoroughly so everything is coated.

Spray a casserole dish with nonstick 
spray and pour your mixture in it. 
Bake uncovered in a preheated oven 
for 15 minutes then cover for the last 
15 to 20 minutes of cooking or until it 
is bubbly. 
**Times vary so check your bag for oven 
temp and length for times for the tots to 

Serve with a veggie or salad and warm 


~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy New Year!

That IS Happy Chinese New Year!
OR "Gung Hay Fat Choy"---which 
means :
Best Wishes and Congratulations.
Have a prosperous New Year!

The new year runs from February
19th to March 5th this year.

This is the year of the Sheep/Goat.

What animal does your birthday 
fall under? I am a Tiger and Mr. 
Ken is a Dragon.

Today's fortune is:

Do Not Rush Through Life.
Pause and Enjoy It.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Party Time

Happy Mardi Gras/ Fat Tuesday 
or Shrove Tuesday to YOU!

Since it IS Tuesday we have 

some trivia for you and I bet 
you can't guess what it is 

If you guessed Mardi Gras you 

are correct--sorry I don't have 
any beads to throw your way.

Mardi Gras is French for "Fat

Tuesday." Some call it "Shrove 
Tuesday," Pancakes are known 
to be served by some on this day.

This day occurs the day before 

Ash Wednesday which begins 
the fasting period of Lent.

It is 46 days before Easter.

Mardi Gras came to New

Orleans through French 
heritage in 1699.

The colors of the day are:

Purple ----Justice


1837 saw the first 

documented procession
for Mardi Gras.

New Orleans sees over 

three dozen parades in
the weeks preceding 
Mardi Gras.

Throwing trinkets started

in the early 1870's.

A popular treat for Mardi

Gras is the "King Cake."
Which is an oval shaped
sweet roll type cake and
comes with a trinket for 
hiding. The one who finds
the trinket is crowned
"King" or "Queen" for
the day.

Approx 750, 000 cakes 

are sold in New Orleans .

Are you celebrating today?

~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, February 14, 2015

It's Time for the Hearts






Hope it is full of lots
of  LOVE!

Card shower update:  Between four 
bloggers, family and friends we sent
66 cards to Children's Mercy Hospital 
via a local radio station. I think this is 
I have said it before and I am going to 
say it again THANK YOU for your help 
with this!
Looking forward to next year!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Be Kind to One Another


According to the Random Acts of 
Kindness Foundation the "week"
of February 9th-15th is "Random
Acts of Kindness Week".

Take time to spread kindness this 
week as I know you do normally.

Check out the list above and 
pick one, two or more and 
post what you do OR come 
up with your own.
Let's spread kindness 

If you missed my previous post,
check it out and you will find a
perfect example of spreading 
kindness. Three bloggers are
spreading kindness this 
Valentine's Day,  
Thanks gals!!

Happy Kindness Week~

~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, February 7, 2015

They're Here!

May I present Valentine cards 
made by three truly creative 

The set above is made by Mary, 
She blogs at Adventures of Life
and she lives in Southern Missouri. 
Mary used a variety of media to 
create her cards. Thanks Mary!!!

The mail carrier delivered this 
delightful package later in the

It came from Leslie in Baltimore,
Maryland and she blogs at 
She usually has a card party but 
their winter weather canceled it 
so her lovely daughter took the 
supplies to her nanny job and she 
and the kids made the cards this 
year! What an awesome job they 
did! The package contained a ton 
of  Valentines with great stickers 
and a little present, a Valentine 
mug! Love all of it!!! Thanks to 
Leslie,  Michelle and the kids!!!

The postman brought this to my
mailbox later today. It came from
New York. Carol blogs at Buttercup
Counts Her Blessings.
Getting the mail today was exciting!

Cute, cute, cute! They came 
in envelopes but I took them 
out so you could see them.
Thanks Carol!!!

I can't say THANK YOU enough

to these ladies! They took their 
time to make these delightful 
cards so that a lot of  kids will 
have a great Valentine's Day. 
You gals are the BEST. We will 
do this again next year!!!

I haven't finished mine yet, but 

when I do I will show them to 

~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Sunday

Well here we are just hours away 
from THE BIG GAME and I am
late posting this recipe. Sorry.
(we had a rough weekend)

10 Minute Buffalo Cheese Dip

1 8 oz. pkg of cream cheese, 

2/3 C chunky blue cheese 
1-2 T Buffalo Wing Sauce
Sliced green onions (optional)

In a microwavable bowl, mix first

three ingredients until smooth.

Cover and microwave on HIGH

for 2-3 minutes or until hot. 
Sprinkle with the onions if 

Serve with chopped veggies, 

crackers or your desired 


Please say a little prayer for 

our friend Nancy and her 
family, they lost a four legged 
family member this weekend. 
Thank you!

~Keep on Dreaming~

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Thanks! Debbie Thanks! Traci


Leslie You Rock! Thanks!


Thank You! Catherine Ensley


Thanks! Catherine L.


Thanks! Catherine L.


Thanks so much-Carol J