Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
At the other end, I added some black candle holders I picked up at the Queen's Antiques in Buford (love that place!), a metal ice skate from Michael's, and a few more pine cones with "snow" in a milk glass dish.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Before I write anymore, I must make a confession. I have become addicted to Pinterest! I think I'm not alone in this addiction. In my fellow Pinterest addicts defense, there is a wealth of information out there. Things that you can really use - amazing recipes, tutorials for sewing/crafts, recommendations of products, books to read, decorating tips and ideas. And that's just a few of the things to be found.
As the weather begins to cool off, I like to pull my crock pot out of the pantry and use it for some yummy suppers. Our family has found a recipe (on Pinterest) that is becoming one of our favorites - and we've used it for pork chops and chicken.
Creamy Ranch Pork (or Chicken)
6 pork chops or chicken breasts
2 cans cream of chicken soup (or cream of mushroom soup)
1 package of Ranch dressing mix
Put the pork chops or chicken in the crock pot. Mix the 2 cans of soup with the Ranch mix and pour over the meat. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
We served this with Pioneer Woman's mashed potatoes (delish!!), green beans and squash.
Enjoy the cooler temps and spending time on Pinterest.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Well, I've made it to the middle of another work week and I'm going to link up with Jamie at What I'm Loving Wednesday again. We're waiting for the rough weather to arrive here and I'm not loving that it will probably occur about the time I will be ready to go to bed. Haven't had a good night's sleep in several nights, but I shouldn't complain. I'm loving a new song by Laura Story called Blessings. One of the verses in the song says ---
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
Next I'm loving all the great blogs I keep finding. There are so many talented and creative
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Today's (actually last week's, but I just saw that!!) Top 2 Tuesday blog is about the top 2 things you collect. Of course, I'm sure my family will get a kick out of this as I seem to collect a lot of "stuff"! But if I had to choose, these would be my top 2.
1. Fabric!. Ever since I was in high school and got a part time job at JoAnn Fabrics, I have collected fabric. My parents used to ask if I brought any of my paycheck home or did I spend it all at work on more fabric. Unfortunately I don't think someone who sews (I think the new term is "sewist") can ever feel like they have enough fabric. There is always a new design or a new color that catches your eye and says "please bring me home and make something out of me"! Now that I've started Just Sew! Studio, I actually can say I HAVE to buy more fabric.
2. Pewter! When Dan and I got married (a long time ago - 30 years ago this July to be exact!), pewter was IN. My mother-in-law had lots of pewter, and I thought it was really pretty. There were several shops in the Pompano Beach / Fort Lauderdale area that sold only pewter. So I added it to my wedding registry. I'm glad I did that. Now I have a collection of quite a few things that I display on top of my kitchen cabinets. Steak platter, pitchers, sugar & creamer set, and a Noah's Ark baby plate & cup set ...but I think my favorite is my deviled egg platter!
Just curious. How many other people have a sock collection that keeps growing? I didn't mean to set out collecting socks, but I think my washing machine has set out to drive me crazy. No matter how many matched pairs of socks I put IN the washing machine, they never all come out. I am now the proud owner of an ever growing collection of only one sock from a pair. While we were shopping last Saturday, my sweet middle child (who is almost 21) proceeded to tell me that I could purchase another package of the low cut socks we wear when walking or exercising for about $5. Does she not understand how many times I have done this? Only to find that the new package of socks I purchased have just a little bit different finish around the ankle, different color stitching across the toe, no shaded heel area, etc. and that creates more unmatched socks when I only remove half from the washer. One day there may be only two of us left in the house, and I will send all the leftover, unwanted, unmatched socks to one of my children's homes so they can be obsessed with where did the other sock go! And having a dog who enjoys chewing socks up does not help either.
Happy Tuesday everyone!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Another thing I'm loving is that we celebrate Easter this weekend. Such an awesome thing to celebrate the love our heavenly Father has for us by sending his Son to die in our place and then rising from the dead. Can you even imagine the surprise that those women had at the empty tomb? Or when they disciples realized He was among them? One of my favorite songs that is all about why we celebrate Easter!
Enjoy what's left of your Wednesday!