Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Monday Make Itz

Honoring all who have served and have gone before us--
the new Flag garden. 

Memorial Day 2018


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday Treatz

BOLOGNA BITES 
APPETIZERS or SNACKS

(These are amazing served with mustard.)


Chunk of good quality bologna, 3-4 pounds
(Don't get sticker shock, good bologna is almost more than steak)
Smoker, if you have one, if not, these are still yum
Foreman type Grill, griddle, frying pan, or outside grill


Smoke the chunk of meat all the way through--about 4 hours
Cut the chunk o' bologna into 2 inch pieces
Arrange on grill or griddle , cook until heated through and grill marks appear
Slabs of bologna can also be grilled on an outside grill

Dip into favorite flavor of mustard.
YUM YUM


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday Websitz

THE MIDDLE--An End of An Era


A long time ago, an underappreciated SitCom
founds it way to the ABC station line up.
It was a show about a family living in the middle of the country,
in the middle of life, with three kids, so there was a middle child.
There was also something with the family that most people could relate to.

Last evening was the last episode.
This was bittersweet, as it was time to let the characters move on,
but it was also like losing a beloved friend or family member,
or perhaps more like a Graduation.

The show is now in syndication and can be found
on the The Hallmark Channel,ABC.com,  along with online streaming.
If you haven't met the Heck family, find time to binge watch some of
the seasons for an up and down emotional rollercoaster.







Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tusday Tipz

 “Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.”
– Art Buchwald 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday Make Itz

FIREFLIES or LIGHTNING BUGS
(depending on the area of the country)


It's always amazing to look out and see that the lightning bugs 
have returned to Tennessee. 
There are thousands of the blinks 
in the darkness throughout the fields. 

This always catches me by surprise, 
and I never grow tired of the fabulous light show. 

There is an area in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park 
where the bugs flicker in unison. 
Even though attending is now chosen through a lottery,
it is still on my bucket to someday attend this show. 


So, make a memory with a new little person
who has never seen such wonder. 
Remember a memory and just sit in awe of nature.
Travel to an area to watch the bugs. 
Enjoy this fleeting moment now,
        until the bugs return next summer. 




Friday, May 18, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday Websitz

PUZZLES!!!

Do you like to work puzzles?
Kevin at Free Printable has a new site!
check it out and print for a great brain work out!



click here

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday Tipz

COLORING TIPZ

1. Paper quality has an impact on how smooth different coloring utensils work.
    For example, I tried to use Sharpies in a coloring book without much success.
    Therefore, I  felt that these pens were inferior to color with.
    When I tried them in a book with quality paper such as ColorIt brand,
    the color lay down was much smoother.
    The ultra fine point pens work great in small areas.
    These pens are a great inexpensive way to add to your color collection.


2. Some pictures to color can be a bit confusing.
    It often helps to turn the picture upside down to figure out what a shape is.
    This also works on puzzle books such as find the object and find the differences.


Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday Make Itz

How to Make Someone feel like a Million Bucks for a $1.00.


Send a card!
There is nothing like going to the mailbox 
and getting mail that isn't a bill or advertisement. 

The dollar stores have American Greeting
cards--some only 50cents.
Stick on a  50 cent stamp and you 
have a wonderful gift for a $1.00.

Add embellishments from your stash,
along with a handwritten note,
to make the card more personal. 
It's like a sending a hug through the mail!




Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday Freebeez

Here is a cute cat picture download from ColorIt!
Great for Mom on her day off this Sunday!


click here

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday Treatz

Sausage Skillet Dinner

(This is a very versatile and quick meal. Use whatever veggies are in season.)

1 package smoked sausage, cut into bite size pieces
1 cup rice, cooked. (I like to use the brown rice mix)
1 green (or other color) pepper, diced or cut into strips
1 med. onion, cut into chunks--optional
1/2 cup dried tomato, or 1 small can tomato sauce, or a fresh 'mater
1 can chicken broth
1 cup broccoli
1 clove garlic, or garlic salt
cheese to sprinkle on top


1. Saute the onion and garlic in a small amount of olive oil in a large skillet
2. Add peppers and cook for a bit
3. Pour in chicken broth, bring to a boil
4. Add all other ingredients, turn down to simmer
5. Cook until heated through and the veggies are done to taste, some like the veggies crispier
6. Serve with cheese on top



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday Websitz

MOM'S DAY

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13.
If you still need a card or a gift,
many websitz are having sales.
Also check out Free Printable for downloadable cards, tags and certificates.



color it--15% off


Paper Wishes--20% off


Free Printables--put  Mother's Day in the search box

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday Tipz

ROCK and Other GARDENS


When designing a garden, be sure to
add some fun and unexpected elements.
Pops of color and fun ornaments will
add interest to the different garden areas.


Yesterday I heard a knock on the front door:


My daughter and her family sent these interesting characters to live
in the updated rock garden--complete with pet flamingos!
These are my very first gnomes!
(I just hope they behave themselves and don't get into too much mischief,
especially since they are gnomes on vacation!)


It didn't take these fellas long to make themselves at home in the garden.
They found a perfect spot to party on!

Stay tuned for more whimsical additions to the garden!


Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday Make Itz

LANDSCAPE UPDATES!

Progress continues with the backyard landscaping. 
The old  flower beds have been taken out.
The dirt has been leveled and grass seed has been sown. 
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post to meet some fun characters 
who now live in the rock garden. 

Before

After--taken from a different direction

Friday, May 4, 2018

Friday Freebeez

Turtles!!!!

The Greatest Adventure


Here is a fun turtle coloring page from Color It!
Free to Download.


click here

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thursday Treatz

EASY KEY LIME PIE

from Vickie at FCE club

1 can Eagle Brand Milk
1 8 oz cream cheese , softened
1 Cup Lime Juice
1 premade graham cracker crust

Put ingredients in blender, Mix.
Pour into crust.
Chill.
When set, it's ready to serve

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday Websitz

RANDOM ACTS of KINDNESS

Image may contain: outdoor
Credit goes to BrightVibes. 

click here  for RAK website.


With all the harshness in the world, let's add a little kindness each day.
It doesn't cost a dime to be kind.
Social media is forever and never totally anonymous, so be kind.

Here are some ideas!
Apologies for not being able to show all of the ideas, but
if I made the picture smaller, the print would not be large enough
to read. Check out the page on fb.

No automatic alt text available.
credit goes to RAK facebook page.



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tuesday Tipz

Here is a great gardening tip from a loyal reader:


"Here's a tip I found in a magazine: cut an empty toilet paper roll in half, set it upright in a tray, fill with dirt, and use it as a seed starter.  When time to plant outdoors, you can put the whole thing in the ground."

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