Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
I think I have mentioned already how much I love photography, pictures and, in particular, pictures of my loved ones. If you're like me, when you get a great shot, you just want to make it into a canvas and get it on your walls. Then the moment comes when you start checking around on how much this little endeavor will costs and it's an immediate "UGH" moment(or at least it was for me). I started looking around on the internet to see if there was any way around that and here's what I came up with:
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
I have been remiss in posting the Fathers Day presents that Jay and I made last month for his dad. I got the idea from a friend of mine(thanks Tracey!) who got it from Pinterest. She had made one the year before with her kids for their dad and I have always thought it was adorable. When I told her that I was going to make it with Jay as his craft present for his dad, she even hooked me up with the wooden letters to use so it was basically the cost of the photos and a frame. Couldn't be cheaper especially if you have the frames sitting around your house not being used. I didn't. All you need is the following: 2 wood black craft letters-- D and A, and the frame. I can show you better than explain.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Food has always been a delight in my life. In my family, it has always been an important component of our lives. We have laughed, cried, celebrated, had life discussions and many other things over food in general. That brings me to my capabilities about it. I am a cook but not a great one(my husband used to say that when we first started out I could burn water...lol) and I am not a fancy cook either. Most of the things I do cook are recipes that my mom had taught me and passed down. I came from a middle class family of 6 where my father was the breadwinner and my mom had to do everything she could to figure out how to feed all of us on his salary. Consequently it was dishes that she had grown up with in her own family. Also, nothing was ever written down on paper.....the measurements were simply "a little bit of this and a little bit of that". I just love those kinds of recipes. My mom's Chicken and Dumplings were the best. We ate them all the time growing up and when I need comfort food, this is usually what I make now in my own home. It's a pretty basic recipe. 3-4 Chicken Breasts--frozen or fresh (I use boneless ones), 1 can of biscuits (I usually use just the store brand ones packaged by 4), salt, pepper,and butter Put the chicken in a boiling pan with salt. Boil until done. Take chicken out of pot(keeping the broth in the original pot) and shred it. Put the chicken back. Add a tablespoon of butter.