Hi! For baseball fans, today is an exciting day! Hopefully having baseball back even though it's different will provide a bit of "normalcy" to the rest of summer. Have a wonderful weekend. ~Keep on Dreaming~
Happy Wednesday!! Today is part two of our Christmas Trivia. I want you to be ready for those parties (hopefully ) you have. This one will be a bit harder. Where did the Christmas tree originate? America Asia Europe Africa Which tree does not belong?
Douglas Fir Noble Fir Scots Fir Florida Pine What were the first artificial trees made from? Plastic Goose Feathers Metal Chicken Feathers What is a tree called with fake snow? Snowed Flocked White Frosted Where are most Christmas trees grown? Jungles Forests Tree Farms Deserts When do most Americans put up their trees? Second week of November Weekend after Thanksgiving Second week of December Christmas Eve Answers: Europe Florida Pine Goose Flocked Tree Farms Weekend after Thanksgiving How'd you do on this one? ~Keep on Dreaming~
Hello! Let's talk Christmas, shall we? :) We don't know what Christmas will be like this year due to you know what. So let's think about Christmas' pasts with some TRIVIA! Enjoy! Time for Trivia! 1. Which President was the first to put up a Christmas Tree in the White House. a. Teddy Roosevelt b. Benjamin Harrison c. Grover Cleveland 2. Which First lady began the tradition of a theme for the Official White House Tree. a. Mrs. Truman b. Mrs. Johnson c. Mrs. Kennedy 3. What year did the Rockefeller Christmas Tree become a tradition. a. 1931 b. 1933 c. 1932 4. How many trees are sold in the US? (approx) a. 10-20 million b. 20-30 million c. 25-30 million 5. The average growing time for a tree is? a. 3 years b. 5 years c. 7 years 6. The first record of a tree on display was? a. 1830 (s) b. 1740 (s) c. 1920 (s) No cheating :) Answers: 1. b 2. c 3. b 4. c 5. c 6. a How did you do? ~Keep on Dreaming~
Hello! Today I am happy to say that it is my blogversary! Country Dreaming is 11 years old TODAY!
Most of you know the story of Dreaming's arrival in blogland, for those who don't here goes. Back in 2009 Mr. Ken was had been laid of from his job after 20 years with the company he worked at. Needless to say BIG SURPRISE to us and not a good one. Nancy Yoakum--Acorn Cottage suggested I start blogging, she said I would enjoy it. After mulling and mulling I decided to jump in the pond. Mr. Ken helped me get Dreaming up and running. As it was July and I was on school break this was the perfect time to start. Plus it gave me something to focus on other than the fact that my spouse was out of work. I was a bit slow at first but soon catch on. My little blog is not fancy but it suits me and I can pick any topic to talk about. :)
During busy times, it was hard to keep updated, friends have come and gone, other social media has taken the place of blogging for some but I am still plug- ging along. One thing that has come from this craziness that we are all dealing with, is that I see more people than I have for awhile and that is great! There is a bit more time to blog too. Happy Anniversary Country Dreaming we will keep going for as long as we can!
Thanks to all of YOU, my blog friends who still pop in for a visit, I am always happy to see you! Enjoy your weekend and stay safe. ~Keep on Dreaming~
What shouts "SUMMER" best S'MORES does!! I saw this on the cover of the latest Country Living. This S'mores Charcuterie Plate steps it up a notch. Great for large parties or family get togethers plus it gives some "non traditional" choices to those who are daring. :) I'll list what I can see : Marshmallows Variety of cookies Graham Crackers Bananas Chocolate bars Peanut butter? Would you add anything? I am old school with these grahams, marshmallows and chocolate . Marshmallows must be slightly roasted. Don't like the burned ones. On the 4th Mr. Ken and I had them since our fire pit was going. They were DEEEEElicious. Happy S'moring. ~Keep on Dreaming~
Howdy! After the last two days, seeing this on Facebook was needed. Cleaning water out of one's family room and holiday closet was NOT on my TO DO list or Mr. Ken's since he had to "leave" work to help. (He is still working from home) We live in an established neighborhood with very mature trees that like to share their roots. Every once in awhile they cause problems hence our issue. Monday we dumped tons of water and then had to dry stuff out. It went in our closet that the Christmas stuff is in. All of the tubs etc (that we use plus we have some more but they were not wet) came out and then the closet had to be cleaned and dried out. Since all the tubs were out , I decide to go through them to get and idea of truly what we have for Christmas psst: too much! Ha! Ha! Anyway, things are rearranged and put back in the closet, everything is dry, I only broke four plates and many things our being donated. And how's your week going?? Hope you enjoy this Scavenger Hunt, tell me what you did. ~Keep on Dreaming~
Hello! As in many cities and towns the 4th will looks different. Here in Lenexa, Kansas we normally have an actual parade but not this year. The parks and Rec people came up with the idea of a Porch Parade where residents could enroll and decorate their porches. Each entrant was placed on the city map and everyone is encouraged to drive by the houses on the route. Here is our entry. Enjoy!
Wishing you and your family a happy and safe 4th! ~Keep on Dreaming~
I am Missouri born and bred but Kansas wed. Mr. Ken and I have been married for 20+ years! Time flies when you are having fun.
My job takes me back to elementary school where I work primarily with students with Autism and in the summer I play! During my playtime, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, crafting, cooking, reading, gardening and blogging to name a few. I also enjoy watching football both pro and college. Go TIGERS!