Monday, January 29, 2018

Fun Uses for Coffee Filters

Well, apparently it has been  awhile
since I last posted. This month has
just flown by!

What else can we do with those filters?

Great for cleaning TV's, monitors or any
other glass item.

Place them between your china plates to
prevent scratching and/or breaking.

Place a filter in the bottom of you flower
pots to prevent losing dirt and they still
allow water to flow through.

Use to cover food in the microwave to
prevent splatters.

Poke a small hole in a filter, then place a
popsicle stick in the hole and pull stick
through . Instant drip catcher.
Works with ice cream cones too, just place
the cone in the filter and gather around the

Line the bottom of cookie tins.

They make great snack holders.

Super for kids when eating tacos, hot dogs
and sandwiches.

Good shoe polishers, dab on polish and
shine away.

Use one to shuck your corn, move the filter
up the corn and it will remove the silks.

Use them to bake large muffins or mini
cakes. Fill 1/3 full and place in  a circular
pan to bake.

Seed sprouting, Place seeds on a dampened
filter, fold and place in a baggie.

Use on carpet spills, quickly place on the
spill so the filter soaks the liquid not your

There you have it, I could go on but I
won't.  :)

So buy some coffee filters to have in hand if
you don't use them for coffee. Never know
when you might need to put one to use.

PS: they make great snowflakes too.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, January 15, 2018

Heads Up---The Valentine Card Shower is Coming!


Hello my creative friends!

Country Dreaming will be
participating in the Valentine
Card Shower again this year.
Which is sponsored by a local
radio station.

Cards are made for the children 
who are patients at our local
children's hospital on Valentine's
Day. On the big day the kids that
can leave their rooms get to choose
their Valentine's from the thousands
that are delivered to the hospital and
those that can't leave their rooms have
cards delivered to them.

Each year several of us have made
many Valentine's for the little
people, hopefully this brightens
there day.

Some guidelines for the newbies:

Handmade cards
Simple greetings--
"Happy Valentine's Day"
"Happy Heart Day"
"Be Mine"

The hospitals asks for
"Get Well Soon" greetings
because we don't know each child's
Nothing religious
Trinkets, candy or balloons

This is a fun, no stress activity for the
whole family, boys and girls groups,
church groups or just a fun time to be

We would love to have you join us this
year, the more the merrier and you
would be helping brighten a child's day.

If you would like to join the fun--

~Let me know.
~I will need to have the cards here by
Feb 9th so that I can get them to their
destination in time.

Please consider helping out. We have so
much fun. Thanks!!!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The NEVER Ending Project


Good Evening!

Blogging is off schedule this week
due to me slipping off the ladder
while painting.  Two days off work
due to some pain and a lot of stiffness.
I am on the mend and will be back at
school tomorrow.

Yes, we are still working on this project
hence the post title.

We have made it to the opposite wall
from the picture above but have had to
stop and start a lot to fix things that the
former owners did not do as well as they
could have and that has put us way behind
then add in the holidays.
Anyway, we are getting there. We decided
to paint the ceiling grey but we are going to
paint a white block in the middle of the
ceiling where the ceiling fan is to break up
the grey. We have picked out our bedding
and window coverings too but still need to
order them.
More pics to come and a big celebration
when this project is completed!!

Wednesdays post will be on Thursday.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday Write Up


Good Wednesday morning,
I hope everyone is doing well.
Today is my last day of break,
tomorrow I am back to hitting
the floor and running.

Over the last several years it has
been popular to choose a new word
for the new year and I have done
this. But not really used it very well
over the last couple of years.
You can probably guess what word
I have chosen for 2018...


"Man and machine are in
perfect harmony."


These are some of the synonyms
that are linked to harmony.

I am going to try to use these in
my day to day doings.
I think we have to much background
noise lives and we forget to slow down
and find time for ourselves, I look
forward to finding some calm, peace,
unity and agreement in my life this
I want to make time for friends (every-
one is so busy), enjoy the rapport with
my co-workers and find more under-
standing into what makes some people
tick. We all have that person in our life
that just runs on a different level and it
is hard to connect with that person,
hopefully I can find a way to connect
with this person in my life.

Do you have a word for the year?

I hope this year has started off great
for everyone!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy 2018 !


Happy New Year!
Happy Monday!!!

We will start 2018 with a recap of

Started off the year with a light
dusting of snow.

Celebrating our first date and
Valentine's Day.

First sign of Spring.

 A pretty spring sunset.

Catching the Bunnies on the Plaza.

Enjoying our rose bush in full glory.

The day finally came, GARTH!!

The last nephew to graduate high

Our first attempt at strawberry picking.
Can't wait to go again!!

Love a good garden tour.




Glorious day to visit the lake.
Though a bit windy.

My ULTIMATE favorite find EVER!
It has been so  nice to have this in my

Meeting  new Facebook friends
and sharing a meal.

Pretty summer sunset.

Going to a reunion. Seeing people
that I had not seen in 10+ years.
So fun!

Vacation days with Mr. Ken.

Meeting a friend/former co-worker for
rolled ice cream.

My fabulous freebie.

Celebrating Mr. Ken's birthday
with rolled ice cream.


Time at the Toy and Miniature

with family!

Annual trip to see the sunflowers.

A beautiful fall sunset.

Impromptu pumpkin patch visit.

Many agonizing trips to find the perfect
mattress match. Winner, winner I
think we found one!!

Spinach fest visit.

Halloween fun.

Birthday celebration.

Thanksgiving has arrived.

Trip to the Nutcracker Ballet.
So fun!

So many to choose from. We love to
come and see the Poinsettias.

Union Station was aglow with
Christmas finery.

The Mayor's Christmas Tree at
Crown Center.


Got to see the new Johnson County
Museum. Interesting  to see things
that I did not grow up around.
Moved to the county when Mr. Ken.
and I got married.

Bringing in the New Year with
wonderful friends!

Wishing all my readers a fabulous 2018!
Hope to see you frequently for the new
adventures the up coming months have
in store for us.
I am truly thankful for each and every
one of you!!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Autism Acceptance

Autism Acceptance

Yea, We Did It!!!!

Yea, We Did It!!!!
2015 World Series Champs!!!

Debbie's Angels

Debbie's Angels

Blog QR Tag

Blog QR Tag


Thanks! Debbie Thanks! Traci


Leslie You Rock! Thanks!


Thank You! Catherine Ensley


Thanks! Catherine L.


Thanks! Catherine L.


Thanks so much-Carol J