Monday, March 30, 2015

A Great Read

Hello Everyone!

Hope you had a super 

During Spring break I 

hit the library. As I was 
browsing the shelves, I 
ran into a book that I 
had been wanting to 
read since it debuted.

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

is the story about Elizabeth 
Keckley who was born into 
slavery. When she was older
she was able to buy her free-
dom and her son's.
Skilled with a needle and 
thread she created stunning 
dresses and gowns for the 
elite in Washington City or 
as we know DC.
Through her sewing, she 
became friends with Mrs.
Lincoln and as time went by 
they became devoted friends.
The story line covers many 
historical events in the Lincoln
family and Presidency.

If you enjoy Historical Fiction,

this is a MUST READ. Ms.
Chiaverini has done an
awesome job with this 
story, it is a well researched
novel. I found out more about
Mary Todd Lincoln than I ever
remember from history class.
Now I want to find out more 
about Elizabeth Keckley!

Check it out!!!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, March 26, 2015

One Word

Happy Friday Eve!
Hope everyone's week
has gone well.

Recently as I was thumbing 
through one of the many magazines 
I get, the Editor was talking about 
words and how we describe ourselves 
to othersso she asked her staff  "What 
ONE word best describes you?"
She went on to say that several of 
her staff had a hard time with this. 
But when it was all said and done 
everyone came up with ONE word to 
describe themselves.

What ONE word best describes YOU?

It took me awhile to come up with one
word that I really liked and  the word 
that I feel best describes me is:


Having spunk, being exuberant, busy, 
busy, busy.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fun Times

Good Morning!

On Saturday Mr. Ken and I 
went downtown to the Greater 
Kansas City Home Show.

This cute design was created 

by the Kansas City Water 
Garden Society. Check out 
the green bottles. A fun way
to use those colored bottles.

A small tribute to the Wizard of 

Oz. Toto is so cute. Don't look 
now but his house has landed on 
the witch!

Aren't they GORGEOUS!!! 

One of the many displays by  
local landscaping companies.

Beautiful Tulips. Don't you 

love the star compass on the 
back wall?

Now on to the REAL reason 

for going to the Home Show.  
Do you watch HGTV? Silly 
question? One of our favorite 
shows is Fixer UpperWhen I 
heard the the stars from this
show were coming to town I 
was ECSTATIC !!! 
Plans were made immediately 
to go to the show. As you sorta 
can see from the above picture 
that oh so many made the same 
plans. There were
so many people waiting to see 
the stars, there was no way that 
I could get a crowd shot AND we 
stood for 2 hours because NO ONE
would get out of their chairs that
they were in since 10 a m!
Here they come!! Chip and Joanna

Chip and Joanna are the stars of 

Fixer Upper--a family choose one 
of three houses that the duo find 
and then with the help of the family's
suggestions, needs and wants they
"fix it up" and we the viewer get
to watch it unfold. They do a 
spectacular job. Both are so
knowledgeable in their respective

It was so refreshing to see that they

are the same in person as they are 
on the show. So down to Earth.
They talked to the audience about
how they met, built their family (they 
have four cute kids and many animals
on their farm), merged their businesses 
and developed their show.
Chip is a contractor by trade and 
Joanna built her design business
early in their marriage. They own
Magnolia Homes-- their renovation 
company and Magnolia Market
a retail store and online company.
Plus many other projects including 
their show.
In the words of one from the audience
"It was like seeing your favorite
Rock band!!!"

Another fun activity at the show 

was the "Photo Bus," a Kansas 
City based company that took a  
vintage VW  bus and turned it 
into a photo booth!! Such a fun 

Hop in , take the button, use the 

props and in no time four pics are 
taken and you are on your way. A 
lot of fun! One can rent the bus for 
any occasion. 
Wouldn't this be fun at a wedding 
reception or graduation.

More fun! Big kid, big teepe.

The landscaping companies did a 

beautiful job with all the displays
don't you think?

Fun, fun, fun.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, March 20, 2015

Three Things

Kick back and relax!!

Today is the first day of SPRING!!!!

Yes friends, we made it!!!

Today is: 
International Day of Happiness.

Promoting more positive connect-

ions with others and we in blogland 
do this everyday!!!
Woo hoo!

Have fun today!

Enjoy the first day of Spring and 

have a great weekend!!!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Day of Green

May the Luck of the Irish 
be with you today!

Be safe and have fun!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, March 16, 2015

Do It Yourself

As I was flipping channels this 
morning I was intrigued--the crew 
from "The Chew" were messing 
around with plastic cards.

Do you have earbuds? Are they 

a mess or do you have them neatly 
tucked away? If they are are driving 
you nuts, well I have answer for you.

Take an OLD gift or store card, draw 

an "I" on the back.

Cut around the lines.

Punch two holes at the top and  
one hole at the bottom then cut 
small slits in the holes. Don't go 
through the holes though.

Slide your ear pieces in the the 
top holes and then wind your 
cord around the base, slipping 
the end into the bottom hole.

All neat and tidy for your purse 

or in my case---carrier for my 

Pretty cool huh?

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, March 13, 2015

Spring Break Here I Come!

It's Friday, Yea!

I am jumping for JOY because 
it is time for SPRING BREAK!
Looking forward to being home 
and doing some resting and 
relaxing, crafting and that 
yucky word CLEANING!!!

I am also looking forward to 
seeing the sun and spending 
some time outside!!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Did YOU know?

It's Tuesday--time for Trivia!

Mr Ken brought this to my 

attention the other day. 
(Pic is from his car)
Have you ever noticed on 
your gas gauge that there is 
a little arrow next to your 
gas pump icon? I told him "no" 
that I had not even paid attention 
to that, but sure enough on my 
gauge there is an arrow.

Do you know what that arrow

It is pointing to the side of the 

car that your gas tank is on. I 
guess the car makers don't want 
us driving around aimlessly around
the pumps trying to figure which 
side our tank is on.  :)  Pretty smart 

On another note--Do you know what 

the number one song was the day you 
were born? I am sure you are curious 
about this right?

Go to and select

the month, date and year that you
were born and you will have your 
answer and if that doesn't ring your 
bell scroll down further and you can 
see how many minutes ago you were 

"Monster Mash" was the song for

the day I was born and I am over 
28 million minutes old. Oh my!!!

Have fun!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hot and Spicy!

It's time for Sunday Savor.

Today I have a recipe with 

a little heat and kick in it.

Great for parties or family


Chili Nuts

3 C  peanuts or almonds

1 T  olive oil or cooking oil
2 tsp  chili powder
1/2 tsp  garlic powder
1/2 tsp  ground cumin
1/4 tsp  cayenne  pepper
1/4 tsp  celery salt
1/4 tsp  cinnamon (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a medium bowl mix nuts 
and oil; stir to coat nuts evenly.
In a small bowl mix all the spices
Sprinkle over the nuts and stir 
to coat.
Spread nuts in a single layer on 
a 15x 10x 1 inch baking pan.
Bake for 15 minutes, stirring twice: 
let cool.
Store in an airtight container for up 
to two weeks. 
**Ours did not last a week :) 

Recipe from a friend--from the Better

Homes and Gardens website.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, March 6, 2015

Woo Hoo!

Yea, it is THE weekend!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March, March, March

It's Tuesday, so it's time for 
some Trivia.

If "March comes in like a lion, 

it will leave like a lamb." (An 
old saying from way back)
Did March come in like a lion 
or a lamb in your neck of the 

Time changes this month for 

most of us.
Daylight Saving Time begins--
"Spring forward, Fall back." On 
Saturday don't forget to set your 
clocks forward one hour before 
you go to bed. This time change
messes me up more 
than the one 

in the Fall. Which one do you prefer?

St. Patrick's Day is coming up.

Make sure you are wearing green 
on the 17th or you just might get
pinched. (another old saying )
Most major cities have some kind 
of parade. 

Last BUT not least--especially this

Spring is on the WAY!!!!!--March 20th.
Some of might still have A LOT of 
snow around still!! Just think: green 
grass, pretty flowers, warm breezes, 
lighter clothing and jackets, new
babies on the farms and Easter will 
be on the doorstep early this year!!

Hang tight we are almost over Winter!!!

Oh, are there any Spring birthdays this


~Keep on Dreaming~

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