Monday, November 30, 2020

Bye Bye November


Short post today--

As we leave November and begin December,
I wish you HOPE, PEACE, FAITH, LOVE and

December is the month for these.

Happy December!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, November 27, 2020

Who Likes Shopping?


Popping in with my annual PSA for Shopping

Tomorrow is Shop Small Saturday. This year 
more than ever our small local shops will rely 
on us shoppers. I know that Amazon and the 
big box stores are necessary to shop in but if 
we can let's try and help out those Mom and 
Pop stores, those that are just starting out 
and those cute little fave stores we enjoy.
A lot of our stores are offering curbside 
pick up, if you aren't comfortable going 
in a store, see if they have that as an option.

Good luck! As I write this post, I think Mr. 
Ken is working on what we call "covert 
operations." Basically that is code 
for "don't be nosy."

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Time for Thanks

Mr. Ken and I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
may you have a day filled with all things good.

We will be hanging at home but all will be good,
the menu is set and we will have a delicious
Thanksgiving lunch just the two of us.
I am sure we will talk to family during the day,
watch football and enjoy the peace the day will

Then Christmas will hit the floor!

Thank you, my blog friends for hanging
with me during this crazy time. I am thankful
for each of you!

Enjoy your day!

* Update--I made the apples and pecan recipe
for tomorrow, Mr. Ken said they were 

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving Week



While looking through Pinterest 
(which I should not do.) I came 
across this recipe that would be 
great for an addition to your 
Thanksgiving table. I am going
to try this one!

Thanksgiving Southern Fried 
Apples with Pecans

Prep Time 5 mins    Cook Time  
10 mins      Total time 20 mins

5 apples -cored, peeled and 
4 T butter
2 T granulated white sugar
2 T light brown sugar
1/2 T lemon juice
Salt to taste
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 c pecan pieces

1.  Prepare apples
2.  Melt down butter in skillet 
on medium heat, this should 
only take a few minutes.
3. Add apples, sugars, lemon, 
salt, pecans and cinnamon on 
top of apples.
4. Stir apples. As you stir, the 
sugars will break down and 
become syrupy liquid.
5. Keep coating and stirring 
the apples on med-high heat 
for approx  6 minutes.
6. If the liquid is evaporating 
too quickly or starting to burn 
down, you can adjust the temp 
to med-med low.
7. After 6 minutes, put a lid on 
the skillet and let the apples finish 
sautéing on med-low heat for approx 
6 minutes or until theyare crisp tender. 
A knife should cut through an apple but 
not be mushy. If need be, cook a little 
Serve hot for breakfast or as a side 

Looking forward to trying this one.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Things of the Past


Hello! Hope everyone is having an awesome 

I ran across an interesting article on Family 
Heirlooms in one of my Country Living 

The article was titled "12 Ideas For Family 
With most of us hanging at home and cleaning 
our areas of "clutter," maybe you have ran across 
things that you are not ready to give up yet.

Here are some of the ideas:

1. Turn pins or brooches into napkin rings by 
looping thread through the bar pin then tie 
around your napkins.

2. Use old silver coasters as Placecards.
Paint part of the coaster with chalk paint. 
Write names with erasable chalk markers.

3. Arrange old photos in a "Family Tree" in a 
shadow box. Draw a simple tree shape on 
watercolor paper, cut the paper to size of your 
box frame. Paint the tree with watercolor paints.
Add mini clothespins with hot glue then clip pics 
on the pins.

4. Display odds and ends in a Cloche.
They could be person specific too.

5. Turn baking tins into frames for recipes.
Print out old favorites, cut card stock to fit 
your pan or tin. Glue to the inside of tin then 
glue your recipes inside of the pan or tin. 
Hang up using adhesive strips. These could 
be pie pans or tart tins.
Another use for old faves is mod podging 
recipes to the outside of a wooden recipe 
box. A recipe could also be put inside the lid. 
Make copies of the recipes unless they aren't 
meaningful to you.

6. If you have a torn or stained quilt that you 
can't part with, choose the "good" areas to 
stretch over canvas for wall hangings.

So, as you are "going through things" maybe 
some of these will work for you.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, November 13, 2020

Happy Friday!

Hello! Hope everyone is doing well!

No school today, happy for a day off. 
Got to spend some time with friends 
today, lots of fun and laughter shared 
as we enjoyed a BBQ lunch.

Our numbers keep going up so this 
might be the last time I gather with 
friends for awhile.
Nothing has been said but I feel it 
coming. Came home to Mr. Ken still 
working but able to spend time with 
him as he worked. We have decide to
spend Thanksgiving hanging at home,
as I think each family unit in our family
will do. It was a hard necessary decision
to make.

Family is utmost right now. So are friends.
It is so hard to be apart from either group
but we want everyone to be safe. 

My hope for you is that you are healthy,
safe but still see family and friends via
the internet.

Have a great weekend!

~Keep in Dreaming~

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Time is Tickn" By

Happy November!

October sure flew by. We ended it
with 12 trick or treaters. Pretty
surprised that we had that many.

Hope everyone is doing well. We are
plugging along. The time change has 
been a bit tough this go around but I 
think we are catching up.

Tomorrow Mr. Ken and I are off 
on a small day trip. No school for
the kids so I took the day off and
so did Mr. Ken. the weather is 
going to be so nice and time away
is just what we need.


I had a birthday, it was quite but nice.
We will do a bit more birthday fun this

Hope to celebrate the kitchen being done
soon. This project is taking FOREVER!

More on our trip in my next post.

Take care of yourselves.

~Keep on Dreaming~

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