Friday, August 22, 2014

Teigan, Jaymee and a gift

The first picture is of my baby sitting.  She does really good now.  Grandpa was right there.  She will be 7 months on Monday.  She chews on everything.  She has had 2 teeth on the bottom for a month or 2 and the top is all white.

Jaymee taping the hall off to paint.

When I came home today I had a surprise waiting!  A beautiful purse that a friend sent me and a bag of selvages she wasn't going to use.  I am collecting them for a quilt--will take several.  The purse is so nicely made and pretty colors.  From a lady I met online and she is so nice. 

Today is our 34th anniversary!  And my b'day.

Friday, August 15, 2014


Ryan and Jaymee took Teigan to the balloon fest so of course great grandma (holding her), grandpa and I went to see her reactions.  She loved watching the people, watching little kids run around and then loved watching kids with these balloons so grandpa got her one.  She loved hitting it and it bouncing back to her.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Shower Gift

A coworker is having a baby (due towards end of August) and her shower was in June.  I finally got the 4 washcloths and 3 burp rags done to put in with the other gifts.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tea cup

Find a cute tea cup with a matching saucer and place a small bag of cookies inside with an ornament and wrap it up with tissue paper tied at the top or shrink wrap.    Could put flavor tea bags in it too. 

Tender Popovers

3 eggs
1 1/4 cup milk
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Beat eggs with an electric mixer on medium speed until light yellow.  Add milk, continue beating for one minute.  Stir in remaining ingredients pour batter into greased muffin tins.  Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes reduce temperature to 350 without opening oven door and continue baking 25 to 30 minutes or until golden.  Insert knife into each popover to allow steam to escape. 

Makes 1 dozen

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Spicy Pickle Slices

2 32 oz. jars dill pickle slices drained
4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 gloves garlic, peeled
3 1 pint jars and lids

Combine pickles, sugar, pepper sauce and red pepper flakes in a large bowl mixing well.  Cover and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours stirring occasionally.  Spoon mixture into jars.  Add a garlic clove to each.  Put lids on and refrigerate one week before giving or eating.

Makes 3 pints.

One of top favorite Christmas decorations

My grandparents gave us this at our first Christmas when we were married, which would of been 1980.  You turn it and it plays Jingle Bells.