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Friday, March 21, 2014

Tea-riffic Party Favors!

Take a look at these cute favors I made for our March Women's Club Meeting!  It is still chilly here in Southern Illinois, so a hot cup of tea is a good thing!   I used my Cricut ... Bags, Tags and Boxes patterns ... but most any kind of envelope container will work for these!



I tucked in a couple tea bags, a honey candy stir spoon and a candy stick.




We met on a Friday night, so the appropriate wish was ...

Have a Tea-riffic Weekend!


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Friendship Bread Starter for Pizza Crust

I'm going to direct you to my daughter's blog to see her post on our recent PIZZA NIGHT!   She shares her quick pizza sauce recipe and has great pictures!  Just click through this link.

Phoebe Makes Pizza!


I love using my Friendship Bread starter for things not typically thought of.  It makes incredible pizza crust.  Just click my Friendship Bread menu button and you'll find the original starter recipe, as well as, lots of ways to use it.  Don't think that all it makes is a loaf of bread ... I use it for lots of things and I frequently put the dough in the bread machine to bake.


Miss Phoebe helped make this pizza ... and she might be the only child I've ever seen lick the bowl that the sauce was mixed up in!   She also gave her daddy a little lecture about mushrooms ... and how he should adjust his ways and learn to like them because they are healthy for us!    Daddy has a few dislikes where food is concerned ... and she usually follows his lead ... but not on this night!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb, Hopefully!

Today I'm posting photos from one of my favorite March tablescapes.  In Southern Illinois, March came in like a lion with ice and snow ... and we're hoping it goes out like a lamb!





This pretty Sunday brunch table is set with my Mikasa Garden Club from the 1980s and Fostoria Glassware from the same time.





I love using Dogwood on the table in the Spring, because our Shawnee National Forest ... and almost every neighborhood in our town ... is filled with the beautiful trees.




I'm joining


Show it Off Sunday

Sunny Simple Life



Make sure you click through to visit all the other parties!

Friday, February 14, 2014

An Easy Going Valentine's Day!

I've been known to throw elaborate dinner parties for Valentine's Day, but all I really wanted to do this year was have Miss Phoebe and her parents for supper ... that we could eat around the coffee table while watching television!  I was most anxious to let Phoebe do some decorating with things she made ... but we never did get too many things made, so we took a quick shopping trip the day before to buy balloons and a few other glittery items to use.


Phoebe is usually most interested in balloons ... and I hope all my readers know that the dollar stores are the best places ... always ... to buy helium balloons!  That dollar stretches lots farther!  A few glittery hearts, balloons, a few little boxes ... and pretty roses ... gave us plenty of excitement!


Dinner was pretty easy, too ... We had a wonderful creamy chicken and noodle casserole, topped with cheddar cheese and bacon ......... giant shrimp wrapped in bacon ...... roasted broccoli topped with parmesan and buttery crumbs ... and homemade rolls ...


Dessert was a warm peanut butter brownie Sunday ... topped with Reese's pieces ... and chocolate and peanut butter chips ... and chocolate syrup!   Everything was easy to make ........ and easy to eat!



Hope all my readers had a Happy Valentine's Day!  I'll be sharing this post with a couple parties ... so make sure you click through to enjoy the fun!

Pink Saturday 

The Tablescaper

Show it Off Sunday

Sunny Simple Life



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