Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Happy Thanksgiving.... as always gobble till you wobble and enjoy some time with family and friends!  We are a white bread stuffing kind of family, it is in the bird and roasting as I type.

I saved the below to my instagram..

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Cheese dip hostess gift

Do you want and easy inexpensive hostess gift?  Something the hostess can enjoy days after a party.

Rotel Velveeta Cheese dip.

 I used two of the new mini blocks of Velveeta.  Probably three blocks would work better for one recipe.  Added one can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chillies and wrapped them in cellophane tied with string.  

I am using mine in family gift boxes for Christmas.  This year 's gift box is a Tex-Mex theme and these will fit in perfectly.  So for less than about two dollars you have a fun little sussie to hand someone. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Time for some fun overnights with the Grands!

Be still my heart.  This little new mid-century chair is perfect for the antique desk.  Yes, that desk is filled with creative projects to work.  I am looking for the perfect lamp or wall sconce for this area. 
The tea party area is now located under the window canopy and not in my living room!  See the tiny TV, it has a VHS player.  Yes, still have VHS tapes too... all in the bottom drawer of the chest for the grands to watch.  Lots of Olsen Twin movies.

 The book bin is right next to the bed and ready for bedtime stories.  Currently, Lilly is holding court as our favorite storybook character.

 Who wouldn't love searching for "their" letter and pictures of themselves?!  I need a black and white of MrHayes for that one last frame.
Sorry for the flash on the below picture.  But, I haven't figured out yet how to shoot towards an open window.  This was a canopy for over a bed, but, I removed my cornice board and added this as a bit of whimsy.  It really "tops" off the room.  

Hope you enjoyed the Grand's room as much as I enjoyed putting it all together.

Source list

Canopy - IKEA
Black out curtains - Target
Mid Century children's chair - Hobby Lobby
Child's desk - antique
frames - on hand or IKEA
Quilted bedspread - Tuesday Morning
Decorative pillows - TJMaxx
Book cart - IKEA
Sight words - Dollar Tree
Iron Tea table and chair - my daughter's when they were young

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Grand kids bedroom remix

Grand kids are getting a newly remodeled bedroom for overnights with Lala and Poppa!
 A new gallery wall will go above the bed.
 New linens and a desk area.

 New curtains and a fun canopy over the window.
Peek of after!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Pumpkin Pie Cake

 You can see the magic of how the pie layer settles to the bottom and the cake part floats to the top of this yummy recipe.  I used vanilla icing, but next time I might just use a dollop of cool whip.  The cake itself is pretty sweet.  
Napkins I am using .... of course candy corn pattern.

Yes!!  Pumpkin Pie Cake!  
Rolled all into one yummy dessert. 

Pumpkin Pie Cake
One can 30 oz. Pumpkin Pie Mix
One box Spice cake
4 eggs
2 sticks of butter, melted

Vanilla icing (I used premade in a tub) 1 tub

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
9x13 pan, greased

I used a stand up mixer
Mix canned pumpkin pie mix and 4 eggs
when completely combined,
add 1/3 cake mix
add 1/3 melted butter
repeat till all mix and butter are added
(this helps the powdered cake mix to not fly all over your kitchen) so I've heard.
Once combined, pour into your cake pan

Bake 45-55 minutes for the center to NOT be jiggly.  Mine took 50 minutes.

Completely cool and top with icing.

Make 12 generous pieces

Think Thanksgiving! or tonight!

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