Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April 2018 Reading List

The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection
Requilted with Love by Carrie Fancett Pagels
Seven Medals and a Bride by Angela Breidenbach
A Taste of Honey by Darlene Franklin
Altered Hearts by Gina Welborn
Better with Butter by Jennifer AILee
Driven to Distraction by Becca Whitham
First Comes Pie by Niki Turner
Front Paige Love by Amber Stockton
Competing Hearts by Cynthia Hickey

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Zucchini and Carrot Coleslaw


2 cups shredded zucchini 
1 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup low-fat creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip Light)
1 teaspoon white sugar
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Place zucchini in a colander and let drain thoroughly, about 30 minutes. Toss with carrot in a large salad bowl; stir in creamy salad dressing and sugar. Chill the coleslaw for 1 hour to blend flavors, stir again, and season with salt and black pepper.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Philly Cheese Steak

4 Dinner Rolls
8 oz. thin sliced roast beef
½ cup sautéed onions, green peppers, mushrooms
4 slices of American cheese
Preheat oven to 350. Split dinner rolls and place cut side up on ungreased baking sheet. Divide roast beef and vegetables evenly onto dinner rolls, and top with cheese. Place sandwiches into preheated oven and heat 5-7 minutes, until cheese melts.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Clutter Busting Challenge March 2018

I didn't really purge anything this month. I did collect the things that needed to be taken to someone or dropped off for donation. I visited my oldest daughter and dropped things off. I collected a few things that my younger daughter needed donated and I did it for her. My youngest son purged his bedroom and I dropped of 3 garbage bags for donation. I dropped off 2 sets of his old glasses and 1 set of lenses to the Lion's Club drop box at the eye doctors office. I dropped off a few computer things to my oldest son from my younger son. All things that needed removed from my home but belonged to my young adult children. I was happy to lighten the load. We are painting the living and family rooms along with refinishing the floors, so everything is being shifted around. Every room in the house is affected including the basement. Although we're rational minimalist we still have to have places to put 2 rooms and 2 closets worth of stuff. Thankfully, the house doesn't look to bad considering. We're using the exercise room as the living room for now.

I'm not counting any of the items because they didn't belong to me, although they did leave my home. I had previously counted the things going to my oldest daughters cause they did belong to me. I was suppose to drop them off in the fall and didn't get around to it.

My youngest sons donations. I forgot to take pictures of the other things. The back seat of my car and trunk were full.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Handmade Teddy Bear Books

I made Teddy Bear themed books for my grandchildren. I used an old Teddy Bear calendar from 15 yrs. ago. along with printed pages, scrap scrapbook paper, card stock, contact paper, yarn, tape, and stickers. I laid out manila file folders, taped them together, and accordion folded them.

This is the book folded up before adding anything.

This is the book laid out ready to work on. I used 3 file folders for each of their books.

I laid everything out on the table to get an idea of what I wanted for a layout. My granddaughter's book on one side and grandson's book on the other. I wanted each book to be similar in layout.

My granddaughter Arileise's finished 1st side, along with my grandson Richard's items collected on the opposite side of the table.

My granddaughter Arileise's finished 1st side, set up to show the accordion folding.

My grandson Richard's finished 1st side, set up to show the accordion folding.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Ham and Cheese Biscuits

2 1/2 cups biscuit mix

1 cup milk
1/2 cup diced ham
1/2 cup shredded cheese

In a bowl, mix together the biscuit mix and milk. Fold in the ham and cheese. Drop large spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Monday, March 26, 2018

March 2018 Reading List

I didn't start a new book this month, I finished up the one from February called Carolina by Yvonne Lehman. There are 4 whole books in the one book. I read 2 of the stories last month and the other 2 this month. I guess I haven't been in the mood to read as much lately. I've been crafting a lot the last 2 month though. I went ahead and created this post since I wanted to share my St. Patrick's' day tablescape.