Friday, July 31, 2020

The End

Happy Friday! 

Happy End of July!

Hope all is well with everyone.

I have been a busy bee. Lot's 
going on here.

More to come.

Enjoy your day and have fabulous 

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, July 24, 2020

Baseball is BACK!!!!


For baseball fans, today is an exciting
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~

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Annual Christmas in July Trivia--Part 2

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 


Which tree does not belong?

Douglas Fir
Noble Fir
Scots Fir
Florida Pine

What were the first artificial trees 
made from?

Goose Feathers
Chicken Feathers

What is a tree called with fake 


Where are most Christmas trees 

Tree Farms

When do most Americans put up 
their trees?

Second week of November
Weekend after Thanksgiving
Second week of December
Christmas Eve


Florida Pine
Tree Farms
Weekend after Thanksgiving

How'd you do on this one?

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, July 20, 2020

Annual Christmas in July Trivia--Part 1


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

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 


a. 1830 (s)

b. 1740 (s)
c. 1920 (s)

No cheating :)


1. b

2. c
3. b
4. c
5. c
6. a

How did you do?

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, July 17, 2020

Big Day


Today I am happy to say that it is my 
Country Dreaming is 11 years old 

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. 
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~

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Summer Fun


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 :

Variety of cookies
Graham Crackers 
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~

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Murphy's Law vs Melinda


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 
And how's your week going??

Hope you enjoy this Scavenger Hunt, 
tell me what you did.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, July 2, 2020

July Fun


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~

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