Wednesday, June 12, 2019

My 10 Year Blog-Aversary

Oh my Goodness! I can't believe, I've been doing my blog for 10 yrs. I never would have imagined that I would be doing it this long. I've wanted to give up many times but somehow I keep going.





Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

















Crust: 
 

Filling:
 
 
 
 

For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Crush the cookies until they're fine crumbs. Pour the melted butter over the top and stir with a fork to combine. Press into a pie pan and bake until set, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. 

For the filling: Beat the peanut butter with the cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add in the thawed whipped topping and beat until smooth, scraping the sides as needed. 

Pour the filling into the crust, evening out the top with a knife or spatula. Chill for at least an hour before serving.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Clutter Busting Challenge May 2019


I'm purging 37 items this month. Our swing that had broke so we took it apart for scrappers to haul off. A few wood pieces that I had planned to paint and sell but have decide I don't want to do anymore. They got taken to our community dumpster that they have for this week for Community Clean-up week. We had stuff in the barn that has been picked up along the road to resell but have decide not to do that. I sat everything along the road and most of it was gone within a couple hours. The remainder I dropped off a the thrift store.

My Purge Pile:
























































Wednesday, May 29, 2019

May 2019 Reading List



















Rock Art handbook by Samantha Sarles
Rock Art Critters by Denise Scicluna
The Art of Stone Painting by F. Sehnaz Bac

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Creamy Lemon Pie






















2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) vanilla flavor instant pudding
1-3/4 cups cold milk
6 oz. (1/2 of 12-oz. can) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 tub (8 oz.) whipped topping, thawed
1 ready-to-use graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz.)

Beat pudding mixes and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Add lemonade concentrate; beat 1 min. or until blended. (Mixture will be thick.) Gently stir in whipped topping. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate 4 hours or until set.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

German Rice Pudding


















1 cup regular rice
14 cup sugar
3 cups milk
1 cup cream
18 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix the rice, sugar and salt in a large saucepan. Stir in the milk and cream, and add the whole piece of vanilla bean. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer the rice for 30 minutes, or until soft and milk/cream mixture becomes thick. Stir often. Stir vanilla extract into pudding. Serve warm with cinnamon and sugar or fruit compote, or both.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Coloring Cards: Creative Expressions Part 4


I've been working on this coloring card box since July called, Creative Expressions. It has 44 cards per box and this is the last 15 cards. It took a year for me to complete my first box of cards, Colorful Blessings. I'm happy I was able to complete this second box within 9 months. I have 2 more boxes of cards yet to do.

If you'd like to view the other cards in the series check out my posts, Coloring Cards: Creative Expressions, Coloring Cards: Creative Expressions Part 2, and Coloring Cards: Creative Expressions Part 3.