Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Countdown Day 4 (3-2-1 Cake)

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN
DAY 4

Here's a great gift idea that involves...you guessed it...cake mix! This is called 3-2-1 Cake and I never knew such a thing existed until I was watching a youtube video. I had to try it right away and I'm so glad I did! It is quick and easy when you want just a little something sweet. The best part is, since there are no eggs involved, you can just eat the batter if you want to! I have! I gave a gift of this last year. I put some in a mason jar, put a tag around it with instructions, added two mugs, and put everything in a little basket. Here's the recipe and instructions:

3-2-1 Cake Mix

*1 box Angel Food cake mix
*1 box any flavor cake mix
Put Angel Food cake mix in a large bowl. Add approximately half of the any flavor cake mix. You can add the whole box, but I think it turns out better with just half. Thoroughly mix the two cake mixes together. Store in a mason jar. To make one personalized cake: spray a mug with non stick spray. In the mug mix 3 Tbsp mix and 2 Tbsp water. Microwave for 1 minute. That's it! Delicious as is or add some frosting.

Enjoy! 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Menu for the Week (December 3-December 9)

I know that it's not technically winter yet, but our temperatures sure are dropping! Brrrr....!!! We're even going to have some temps in the 40's at the end of this week! That doesn't usually happen for us until at least January. I was thinking of trying something new with my menu planning and doing "themes". For example, Sunday would be some type of roast, Tuesday would be Italian, ect. But in the end, I went with what I usually do: see what's on sale and go from there :) I was also able to utilize some things in the freezer, which made it possible to save a little at the store. I'll use these savings to purchase some Christmas items. Onto the menu:

Sunday:
Roast beef (pressure cooker)
Cottage potatoes
Cheesy creamed spinach
Corn
Lima beans
Pudding parfaits

Monday:
Leftovers

Tuesday:
Jamaican Brown Chicken Stew
Rice

Wednesday:
Kielbasa
Roasted cabbage
Pirogi

Thursday:
Breakfast-
Sausage gravy
Biscuits
Egg puffs
Hashbrowns
Winter fruit salad

Friday:
Out

Saturday:
Your On Your Own!

For more menu ideas, check out orgjunkie.com!

Christmas Countdown Day 3 (Two Ingredient Fudge)

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN
DAY 3

I wish I could remember where I got this recipe, but I can't. All I can tell you is that I have been making this for *years*. It is so simple and so good! It's hard to believe that there are only two ingredients! And, much like the previous recipes I've shared, the flavor combinations abound. Here's what you need:

Two Ingredient Fudge
*12 oz candy chips (chocolate, white, butterscotch, peanut butter, ect)
*1 tub of homestyle frosting, any flavor (not whipped!)

Melt your desired chips in the microwave. When completely melted and smooth, stir in the frosting. Pour into a foil lined 8x8 pan and place into the refrigerator to firm up. Cut into small squares. This is a very rich fudge, so a little goes a long way! Here are some of favorite combinations:

peanut butter chips with chocolate frosting
chocolate chips with cream cheese frosting (my favorite)
mint chips with chocolate frosting
white chips with cream cheese frosting with chopped craisins and pistachios stirred in (also very good!) 

Enjoy! 

In My Home This Week (November 26-December 2)

It was a fairly slow week this past week. A nice break from the frantic cleaning and cooking and company of Thanksgiving before diving into Christmas preparations. I'm on week three of no car, so that has cut down on a lot, too.

1. I downloaded some more free Kindle books to enjoy during my downtime.

2. We used up just about all of the Thanksgiving leftovers. The only things left are the turkey carcass and the ham bone. Both of those are in the freezer to be used at a later date.

3. I watched Rudolph and Charlie Brown Christmas with the kids.

4. We got a few good deals on Christmas gifts on Cyber Monday. The Christmas shopping is just about finished. I have several things I need to get started on making!

5. I started putting up my winter decor. The tree will go up today.

6. I downloaded a free Christmas Carol Devotional to work through and enjoy during Advent.

I think that's it for this week!


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Christmas Countdown Day 2 (Whippersnappers)

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN
DAY 2

I'm back with another cake mix recipe. This is an old recipe that my grandmother taught me eons ago when I would spend a week with her in the summer. They are called Whippersnappers. Don't you just love that? It always makes me smile :) Like the previous Cake Mix Cookies, these start with a cake mix and again, you are only limited by your imagination. These are crinkle type cookie, so I think they look a bit fancier than the others, but they are just as easy. Are you ready? Here's what you need:

Whippersnappers
*1 box cake mix any flavor (not Angel Food)
*2 cups Cool Whip (measure this out)
*1 egg 
*Add ins
*1/2c powdered sugar
Mix your egg, Cool Whip, and any add ins together. Add the cake mix and fold it in. The dough will be sticky and you may find it helpful to chill it for about an hour. I use a cookie scoop and have no problems with the dough as is. Put the powdered sugar in a bowl. Drop balls of dough (either by teaspoon or tablespoon...I usually use tablespoon as that is the size of my scoop) into the powdered sugar and roll around to coat the dough. Place on a greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. You should get 12 cookies on a sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for a minute on the sheet and then transfer to a wire rack.

Combinations we enjoy:

White cake mix with cut up cherries
Chocolate with chocolate chips
Lemon (very refreshing)
Pistachio with mini chocolate chips
Rocky Road--chocolate with nuts and mini marshmallows

Enjoy!
 

Christmas Countdown Day 1 (Cake Mix Cookies)

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN
DAY 1

Though it's only the beginning of December, my calendar is already filling up. While I like to spend time in the kitchen making edible gifts or just baking up a storm, I don't always have the time. Enter quick and easy recipes! Just because something is quick and easy doesn't mean it can't be fancy enough for a gift and they are always tried, true, and delicious! Here's the first one: Cake Mix Cookies :) This recipe has been around a long time and it is one of the best cookie recipes out there.  With cake mix on sale at most stores right now for the holidays, it is pretty economical too. Another great things about these cookies is that ideas are endless. You truly are limited only by your imagination. There's only three ingredients, plus whatever you want to add. Are you ready to get baking? Here's what you need:
Cake Mix Cookies
*One box of cake mix any flavor
*Two eggs
*1/2c vegetable oil
*Add ins
Mix all ingredients together, drop by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet keeping cookies about two inches apart, and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on the pan for a minute and then transfer to a cooling rack.

That's it! Pretty cool, huh? Add ins are things like chocolate chips, nuts, or chopped up dried fruit and they are optional. Here are some of favorite combinations:

vanilla with mini chocolate chips
chocolate with peppermint extract
red velvet with white chocolate chips
chocolate with peanut butter chips
lemon with white chocolate chips

I've even made these and then made a simple buttercream to make sandwich cookies with. It was for St. Patrick's Day, so I colored white cake mix with green food coloring and made the buttercream peppermint. They were a big hit! 

Enjoy! 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Menu for the Week (November 26-December 2)




It is only Tuesday and yet it feels like it should be Friday already. Yesterday was a very long, tiring day. There was really nothing unusual about it, really. It was just an ordinary day, but it seemed to be filled to the brim with activity. There was laundry and domestic duties, a friend taking me to lunch, making dinner, picking up oldest daughter, taking oldest son to music rehearsal and scouts. It just never seemed to end. At any rate, here's the menu for this week (that I meant to post on Sunday!)

Sunday:
Ham Frittata
Steamed broccoli
Leftover Jello salad
Fresh pineapple

Monday:
Thai Chicken (pressure cooker)
Steamed broccoli
Rice

Tuesday:
Meatloaf
Mashed potatoes
Sauteed green beans
Corn
Sauteed zucchini

Wednesday:
Turkey Tetrazzini
Salad
Rolls

Thursday:
Pork chops
Homemade chunky applsauce
Roasted cabbage
Squash casserole

Friday:
Out to eat

Saturday:
Leftovers

For more menu inspiration, check out orgjunkie.com!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

In My Home This Week (November 19-25)

Hello! It was a busy, but oddly not rushed week this week in my home. Here's what went on:

1. I downloaded several free Kindle books and enjoyed a few during some downtime.  Others will have to wait.

2. The living room project was completed! I am so thankful! There is one little detail that needs attention, and I don't know when it will be addressed, but for the most part, it is done! What a transformation, too! I will post pictures later this week.

3. Way back in July I posted that I had been cleaning like a madwoman getting ready for out of town company. Well, that same company was here for Thanksgiving and the house was even cleaner! I am loving how clean, calming, and peaceful it is. This week I will clean and organize the linen closet, under the kitchen sink, and the laundry area and my home will be a restful haven :)

4. I've been trying to cut back on potatoes recently, and have discovered that rutabaga makes a nice alternative. Currently, my favorite way to prepare this vegetable, is to dice it like you would a potato, and then brown it in butter with some salt to taste.

5. I don't go out on Black Friday if I can help it, but this year my oldest daughter wanted to go to Joann's, so we went. I was able to pick up some patterns (Simplicity...5/$5), some fabric for a skirt, fabric for an undergarment, and fabric for a Christmas stocking for less than the price of one of the patterns full price. I also went by there on Saturday and they had fabric on sale that hadn't been on sale Friday and I purchased some to make a Christmas gift for my youngest daughter.

6. I gratefully accepted some rosemary and apples from my out of town guest.

7. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Let the Countdown Begin!

Oh my word! Can you believe it's November already? Where on earth has the time gone? I sure don't know! Three weeks from today it will Thanksgiving! I don't know about you, but house is, well, not a wreck, but it could definitely use some sprucing up! I plan on working on one room at a time all next week and then maintaining through the holiday and beyond. Plus, there are a few side projects that need to be done too. Did I mention we're hosting this year? With some out of town relatives? Hello, stress! On top of all that, I drastically changed the way I eat in order to be healthier and to lose weight.

I'll be posting in here with before and after pictures of the house as I get things done. The biggest area will be the living room because we are repainting trim and putting down new carpet. Yes, before Thanksgiving! I'm also going to be giving the curtains a makeover. One of the people that will be for Thanksgiving is my mom and, while I love her to pieces, the woman is a snoop! That being said, I need to dive into some of the closets and get them straightened out. The shower needs a really good scrub. More than the lick and a promise it usually gets. Things like that.

I've already written the menu and made my grocery list so I can start picking things up. I actually bought the turkey last week (21lbs for $10!) Here's the menu:

Turkey
Dressing
Ham
Mashed potatoes*
Sweet potatoes*
Rolls*
Broccoli Parmesan Souffle
Macaroni and cheese
Loaded cauliflower
Green bean casserole*
Relish Tray
Deviled Eggs (two kinds)
Cranberry sauce
Jello salad*
Sparkling Apple Cider*
Pumpkin roll
Oreo stuff
Another dessert*

*someone will be bringing


Sunday, July 16, 2017

In My Home This Week (July 10-16)

It was a pretty quiet week this week. Not a whole lot going on, which was nice. My oldest boy was at scout camp and my two younger ones spent some time with one set of their grandparents. My oldest girl and I spent some one on one time together. I will say this...it was hot, hot, hot! We did stay indoors most of the time!

1. Finished the Agatha Raisin series by M.C. Beaton (there's a new book coming in October!)

2. Continued the Hamish Macbeth series, also by M.C. Beaton (all books coming from the library)

3. Used the oven as little as possible. When I did use it, I did my best to use it in the morning hours before it got to hot.

4. Worked on maintaining the cleanliness in my home. So far, so good.

5. In conjunction with the above, I started working in earnest on making a schedule that works for me. I'm still working on it, but it's almost there.

Really, that's about it.

Hope you had a good week!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Menu Plan Monday (July 10-16)



Hi there!

Boy, with company and getting my oldest boy read for scout camp, last week really flew by! I can't believe it is Monday again already :) I am enjoying these lazy days of summer. All too soon it will be back to school time (do you know there are several stores in my area putting BTS items out!!!) and a more hectic pace as we go from school, to dinner, homework, and nightly activities. I've actually started thinking about my fall menus and things I plan on cooking, utilizing my helpers the crock pot and the electric pressure cooker. However, no matter how fast time seems to be flying, there are still several weeks of glorious summer and I tend to enjoy them! Here's the menu for this week:

Monday:
Breakfast-
French toast waffles
Hash browns
Corned beef hash
Scrambled eggs
(did not get made last week)

Tuesday:
Creamy Italian Chicken
Spiral pasta
Green beans
(did not get made last week)

Wednesday:
Cheeseburger pie
Carrots with Ranch dressing
Grapes
Chips

Thursday:
Leftovers

Friday:
Going out

Saturday:
Tostados salad

Sunday:
Marinated pork chops
Cucumber salad
Cheesy creamed spinach
Noodles with homemade Alfredo sauce

For more menu ideas, check out orgjunkie.com!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

In My Home This Week (July 3-9)

In My Home This Week

It was a busy week at my house this week. We had out of town company for a few days and then my oldest son left for Boy Scout camp today and we were packing him up for that. I admit I've been pretty lax in the housekeeping department for some time, so a good portion of the beginning of the week was spent cleaning in preparations for our company. I'm very proud to report that the house is cleaner than ever (even cleaner, I think, then when we moved in!) and I've been diligently outlining a plan to help me keep it this way.

In other news, I've been becoming reacquainted with my local library. Over the past several weeks I've started several new to me mystery series, checked out several cookbooks, and have been studying some "self improvement" books. Here's what else went on in my home this week:

1. One of the series I read was the Darling Dahlia series by Susan Wittig Albert. It was a delightful series, set in the 1930's. Several recipes were included in each book and I've tried a few. This recipe is for a white sauce to put on barbecue, as opposed to the traditional red sauce.You may also serve it with chicken. It's delicious!!! Combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 Tbsp white vinegar, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1-2 tsp horseradish, 1/2 tsp ground pepper, and a dash of salt.

2. I bought some hair color on sale and colored my hair at home.

3. I trimmed my oldest boys hair.

4. I accepted an old, fabric covered bulletin board from a friend. I've taken the old fabric off and will replace it with some fabric I have on hand.

5. I'll be giving a class on wool felt applique to my needlework guild this year, so I did some research on a suitable project. I think I've found one, but just to be sure I'm making up a sample. I cut the pieces today with some wool felt I had on hand and will stitch it up this week.

6. I made banana pudding for a birthday gift and used the egg whites left from making the custard to make mini pavlova for dessert one night.

7. I purged and cleaned like a madwoman. lol

8. I went to the library twice.

9. I stopped by a thrift that I don't normally get to shop at and found two skirts, a top, and a pair of shoes.

10. I found rotisserie chickens marked down to $3. I bought 5. This was yesterday. Last night I picked all the meat off the bones and bagged up the meat and bones separately. I'm out of quart sized bags, so I'll pick some up tomorrow, divide the meat up, and freeze it. I'll use the bones to make chicken broth.

I think that's about it, though I'm sure there's more. It was a bit of a whirlwind!

Have a wonderful week! 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy 4th of July! Normally my favorite holiday, I'm in a tizzy getting ready for out of town company to properly enjoy it. There's also rain in the forecast, so probably no fireworks, either. I'm hoping that the fireworks shows on tv won't be rained out and I can watch them there. Not quite the same, but still, it's something!

The out of town company will only be here Wednesday and Thursday, departing early Friday afternoon. If it weren't for the fact that the person coming is family and very critical, I wouldn't be doing half the things I have been. I'm not complaining too much, mind, as there are things getting done that should have been done ages ago (though it wasn't my fault that some of them didn't get done any earlier). I'm bound and determined to stick with the upkeep once it's finished. I used to follow a very detailed cleaning routine that fell by the wayside the last time I was severely depressed and I just haven't finished wading through the resulting buildup from that (as just the build up is depressing!). Getting ready for this visit though, I think I may see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel!

I've got some leftovers to use up, so dinner will be a variation on a pork chop and rice casserole recipe I have. Should be tasty!

Have a wonderful day!

MPM (July 3-9)




Hi there!

Can you believe it's July already? It seems the kids just got out of school and here it is the third! Independence Day is literally just around the corner and time is flying by. My oldest (17) will be  graduating this year. She recently got the card with her senior portrait appointment on it and has signed up for her SAT. Scary stuff!

In other news, there is an interesting discussion going on over at The Bluebirds Are Nesting about food prices. It is so interesting to me how widely food prices can fluctuate. Not only from country to country or state to state, but even store to store! I usually shop four stores, sometimes five, and I may be adding a sixth if I ever find the time to stop in and check it out! My first store is Aldi. We didn't always have an Aldi's here. In fact, I don't think it has been here quite a year, but there are now several open and there is another one getting ready to open by my house. I get a lot of staples there (flour, sugar, ect) plus gluten free items because the price is so good.

The second store I go to is Kroger. They always have good sales and it is my favorite place for butter (especially when it goes on sale for $1.99...but that is only once a year, near the holidays). I can sometimes find good prices on meat if they are having a sale, too. Oh, and canned vegetables. I love their brand and they are always on sale!

The third store I frequent is Food Lion. I get the bulk of my produce here and it is fairly good quality at my store. The price is right, too. I'll pick other things up here, also, if they are on sale, such as seltzer water or meat.

Number four is the Walmart Neighborhood Market. I don't go here as much as I do the others, but when I do it's for dry goods such as rice or coffee. This is also the only place I can get Zote for my laundry detergent.

The fifth (which is my favorite, but is an hour and a half away) is Wegman's. I only get to go there every few months, but when I do, I stock up on eggs, peanut butter, and hot dogs. The prices on their eggs ($1.79 for 3 dozen) and peanut butter ($7.49 for two 40oz jars) are fantastic and the hot dogs (Huffman brand) are the only ones my kids will eat. lol.

On occasion, I go to a local store that often has good prices on meat and has bulk spices.

The store that I haven't checked out yet is Lidl. There is one that opened right by my house, I just haven't had the time and when I have, the store has been packed. I'm sure I'll get by there one of these days!

On to the menu for this week:

Monday:
Taking the kids to Wendy's for a rare treat

Tuesday:
Creamy Italian chicken
Rice
Green beans

Wednesday:
Breakfast--
French toast waffles
Hash browns
Corned beef hash
Scrambled eggs

Thursday:
Company from out of town--
taking them out

Friday:
Hamburger steak
Mashed potatoes
Salad

Saturday:
YOYO

Sunday:
Sausage frittata
Browned potatoes
Salad

Need some menu ideas? Check out orgjunkie.com!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Menu Plan (May 7-13)

Hi there!

I can not believe that it is May already! This year is really flying by! Before I know it, school will be out and we will be spending lazy days by the community pool, hopefully tending a garden (I know I'm getting a late start, but I'm still hopeful!), and getting ready for our July beach trip!

In other news, my parents are taking a trip with friends soon. They're going to New York and on the way home they will be staying in Amish Country. I'm excited to report that my Mother is going to look for some instant Clear Jel and some rennet tablets if they stop at an Amish store. I plan on making pie fillings and mozzarella cheese if she's able to find them.

This menu looked good when I made it, but now I don't feel well, so nothing looks good. lol! I'm sure the family will still enjoy it! Here's what's on the menu this week:

Sunday:
Spaghetti with homemade sauce
Homemade breadsticks
Salad

Monday:
YOYO

Tuesday:
Chicken Lo Mein
Steamed broccoli

Wednesday:
Breakfast-
Sausage gravy
Biscuits
Scrambled eggs
Fruit salad

Thursday:
Pork loin
Parmesan potatoes
Green beans
Corn

Friday:
Leftovers

Saturday:
Meatless Salisbury steak
Mashed potatoes
Peas

For more great ideas, visit orgjunkie.com!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

This Week's Menu (March 26-April 1)



It's over! It's over! The spaghetti dinner has come and gone for another year. And I was able to get my oldest to her ring dance (she had a fabulous time!) I admit, I slept in today, but I certainly needed it! Now I can turn my attention to something else: spring cleaning!

Even though spring arrived last week on the calendar, it's been pretty chilly. This week though, the temperatures will be more spring like :) I'm hoping to get some gardening done and definitely work on a few major areas that need cleanup in the house. Next week is spring break and the kids will be gone. I plan on doing some more sprucing up, most notably putting a fresh coat of paint on the front porch and screen door, painting the half bath, and working in the garden. I also plan to clean under the boys' bed. That should be an adventure! The major areas I'm hitting this week are my desk and the laundry area. If I can get by the dollar store for some bins, I might organize my paper craft area, too! On to this week's menu!

Sunday:
Pan fried pork chops
Creamed spinach
Parmesan roasted potatoes

Monday:
Will not be home

Tuesday:
Garlic lime chicken
Rice
Fresh green beans

Wednesday:
Sausage and cheese crustless quiche
Spinach Apple Salad
Browned potatoes

Thursday:
Chicken Enchiladas
Rice
Steamed broccoli

Friday:
Leftoves

Saturday:
Either soup and sandwich or Tostados salad

What's on your menu? For inspiration, check out orgjunkie.com!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Has Srping Sprung?

Hello, Friends!

Yesterday was the first day of spring! At least, that's what the calendar says :) The weather, of course, hasn't gotten the memo. Today though, is supposed to be a glorious 65 degrees before dipping back down into the 40's. I am so ready for the warmer weather! But, warm weather is not the only sign of spring. I have enjoyed my daffodils and crocus. There is new green growth on the lawn. A tree that we've had since we moved in is sporting new green leaves and, for the first time, it is flowering! We think it might be a pear tree! The birds are coming out and I love to listen to their cheerful chirping as they too, welcome a new season.

Spring is definitely one of my favorite seasons. Who am I kidding? I truly love each season as each one is so different and has different things to offer. Spring is a wonderful season for cleaning. Yes, cleaning! I'm firmly in the midst of decluttering and organizing, sending out bags and bags to the charity shops. Letting go of things I no longer use or love. It's been wonderful! And I still have more to go! It's also a wonderful season for an impromptu picnic, if the weather is behaving. You don't even have to go far...the backyard would do just fine :) A blanket, easy food...everything tastes better outdoors. If you have a firepit, perhaps you could even roast hot dogs and make s'mores, though that conjures images of summer, and I'm not quite ready for that yet!

Easter is coming, too. Something else that I'm not quite ready for. Luckily it's a bit late this year, so I do have a little time to finish getting ready for it! I cam across this video today and I think it's such a great idea! With my youngest being 11, I was struggling with what to do for Easter. They have rapidly outgrown toys (mostly...the 11 and 12 year old still like them sometimes, but they are getting away from them) and they certainly don't need a ton of candy. I don't believe any of them need new bathing suits, as they all got new last year and everything still fits. But I love the concept and I can definitely work with it! 

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Are you enjoying the signs of spring?

This Weeks Menu (March 19-25)





This week is going to be busy, busy, busy, especially Saturday. There are three different events going on that day. One is an all day event (annual Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner) and it's sandwiched between two events for my oldest. The first starts at 4am(!) and the second is at 7pm. I'm exhausted just thinking about it! lol! Here's what is on the menu for this week:

Sunday: Beef stroganoff with homemade noodles, garlic green beans, biscuits

Monday: Won't be home

Tuesday: Honey garlic chicken, steamed broccoli, rice, baby carrots

Wednesday: Breakfast- sausage gravy, biscuits, corned beef hash, scrambled eggs, fruit salad

Thursday: Individual homemade pizza with choice of toppings (cheese, olives, spinach, sausage)

Friday: Not home

Saturday: Spaghetti dinner

What's on your menu this week? For inspiration, check out orgjunkie.com!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hi There!

Hello, Friends!

It's been some time, hasn't it? Life sure has been busy around here lately. I'm still working hard on my time management, but it hasn't quite come all together yet.

At the start of the year I really started letting things go around the house, but now I am more determined than ever to declutter and organize. I am definitely on a mission! Maybe it's spring fever? Speaking of spring, we are having some crazy weather! Last week we had some beautiful 70 degree weather, with one day even getting up into the 80's! Now they are calling for snow on Sunday! Can you believe that!?

I did manage to take my Valentine decor down in a timely fashion and I've put out my simple St Patrick's Day stuff. I've decided to change what I do for the rest of spring though. In the past I've put out Easter and that's stayed out until the end of May! I decided that was too long, but I didn't want to have Easter stuff out for a short time and have to come up with something else to put out. So, I'm going with a daisy theme. It's hard to put into words, but I can see it in my head. lol! They'll be a few Easter elements too, for the holiday, but not a lot.

Last month my needlwork guild had a booth (as we usually do) at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival. I'm co-chair, so January and February were quite busy! Plus, we are gearing up for the annual Boy Scout Spaghetti dinner fundraiser and it's Girl Scout cookie time! Whew!

Hope all is well with everyone!

Blessings,

Jenn