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Friday, April 11, 2014

Walk on the Wild Side or ?

Today I kept hearing  it was National Sibling Day!  
But actually that was yesterdays news.

 I went on line and discovered I could download 
an app on my phone (checkiday).   I was curious 
to see what I could celebrate tomorrow,  
April 12, 2014! This is what I found.

     Big Wind Day  -  On April 12, 1934, it was recorded 
to be the highest wind speed in the whole
world.  Mount Washington Observatory 
 made this recording of 231 miles per
   hour.  Pretty crazy!!!

      Drop Everything and Read Day  - best know as D.E.A.R! 
                  This   day was created to honor Beverly 
               Cleary's birthday who wrote, Ramona Quimby
Age 8. You can read more about it 
here Read!

      National Grilled Cheese  Sandwich Day  -  I love 
grilled cheese sandwiches!! I can honestly say
 I'll be making and eating myself a
 Grilled Cheese Sandwich!  Check out 
      Beverly's Blog at A Night Owl  she has 25 
amazing recipes for grill cheese!

      National Licorice Day -  From what I've been
 reading on line, true licorice is black.  Red and 
     any other color is not true licorice! 

      Russian Cosmonaut Day  -  This day celebrates 
the first human in space made in 1961 by
       Russian Yuri Gagarin.  Read more 

      Walk on Your Wild Side Day -  I don't know how 
this day came to be but I like it! I'll have to 
   sleep on this one!  Have any ideas, please share!

What's your favorite grilled cheese?  How will
you celebrate your wild side? 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Slow Cooking Glazed Ham Recipe

I'm making this again this year!!
Umm, umm!!

This recipe is the best for cooking your ham in a slow cooker! If you haven't cooked your ham in a crockpot before, you should try it at least once.  

This is a great recipe to try for any occasion.
Your ham will turn out very moist!!


Ham  -  I used a Kirkland Signature Spiral Ham
1 Can of Ginger Ale or Coke
Package of glaze (comes with ham)
Can of sliced pineapple
Maraschino cherries
tooth pics
Cloves (optional) 

Remove ham from packaging and place ham flat side down in crockpot.   Pour can of ginger ale or coke on top of ham.  Prepare glaze as directed on package and spoon over ham.  Place pineapple slices and one cherry in center of each pineapple slice onto ham with a tooth pic.  Press cloves in to ham (optional).  My family doesn't like to much clove so I leave them out.  Cover and  slow cook for about 4 hours, until fully warmed/cooked. 
 Your ham will be so moist.

If your ham doesn't come with a glaze here are a few recipes. 

Brown Sugar Glaze

Ginger Ale or Coke
1/2-3/4 c  brown sugar
1/2 tsp mustard (prepared or dry)
3 T cider vinegar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
4 T water
3 T flour or corn  starch 

Pour ginger ale or coke over ham. 
Mix together remaining ingredients and spread over ham. 


Preserve Glaze

Ginger Ale or Coke
1/2 c peach preserves
1/4 c mustard
1/4 c packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Pour ginger ale or coke over ham. 
Mix together remaining ingredients and spread over ham. 


Pineapple Glaze

1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c pineapple juice from can or water
1/8 tsp cinnamon

Mix together and spread over ham.

He Has Made Everything Beautiful In Its Time
Ecclesiastes 3:11



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

DIY Stenciled Bunny Placemats

Here you have my cute stenciled bunny placemats.  Just in time for Easter. You should give these a try.  They are super easy!!!

  I found these colorful placemats at my local Dollar Store

To make these cute placements all you need: 
ready made placemats, acrylic paint,  a paper plate, a sponge brush, a stencil (I made the one you see by drawing a bunny free hand on thick stock paper.  You can find images on line. Also, a pair of scissors if you need to cut your stencil out and a pencil to draw your image! Don't forget to cover your surface with paper so it doesn't steep through to your counter.  

Draw and cut out your stencil.
Here's my cut out stencil!  Position your stencil on your placemat

Squeeze some paint onto your paper plate!  Dip your sponge brush into the paint.  Holding the stencil with one hand and lightly moving your brush up and down to paint in the stencil with you other hand.  You can tape your stencil down, but I didn't find it necessary!

Here you go a painted bunny!

Use different colors to paint your bunnies!  Super easy craft!!

While looking on the web for  ideas, I came a cross a blog,   Katie from View From the Fridge!  She inspire me to stencil something.  So I made some stenciled bunny placemats.  Thanks Katie!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Start Your Garden From Seeds

A few weeks ago, it was time to get the garden in order by selecting our seeds for the season.  Instead of buying our plants at our local nursery, my husband and I chose to grow them from seed.  We picked a variety of seeds that we knew the family would like, and even some new things we'd like to try this year.

Save your egg cartons, and your plastic berry 
containers!!  Fill them up 
with dirt and follow the directions
 on each seed packet!

I used Organic Plus Patio Plus Premium 
Outdoor Potting Mix.

Once the seeds were planted, water them and 
cover them with plastic wrap.  This helps them 
to germinate.   Don't pack down the 
dirt.  Once the seeds germinate, you can 
remove the plastic wrap and keep watering.  
(Sorry, I have no pictures for this step!)  
I grew them inside next to a window!  

Once they grow (like the pictures above),   
transplant them into bigger pots (red plastic cups).  
The cups are deeper and can help the roots of the 
plants grow.  We would have planted them 
directly to the ground, but the weather in
 the morning is still to cold and the sun is way to hot 
for these tender plants.

My husband drilled holes on the bottom of these 
red plastic cups.   Don't forget to water once 
you've moved your plants to their new home!!!

It's not to late in the season to start preparing your seeds. 
This is a great project for the kids to take part in. 

What will you grow? 
Happy gardening!

He Has Made Everything Beautiful In Its Time.  
                                                     Ecclesiastes 3:11  

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hollywood Sewalong - The Notebook Part 2


After watching the movie several times and wiping away my tears, I had to concentrate on the fashion of the 1940's from this great movie, #The Notebook.   I'm taking part on this Sewalong and I was inspired my the pretty colors of blues, bright greens, purples, and great reds!  Even the black and white popped out at me!

When I went shopping for fabric, I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to make.  Only that it was either going to be a skirt and blouse or a dress.  As I walked down the rows of fabric, I came across some beautiful fabric.  It was so hard to decide, I became confused and decided just to go home with nothing in my hands.

That night I watched the movie again and I just fell in 
love with this scene.

So the next day I went out to shop for fabric.  
This time I knew what I was looking for!   
Red and white polkadot
 fabric and I found it!!!! My goal is to 
finish the dress
 by May 2nd, my birthday,  
that way I can wear it on 
the 3rd of May (date night)!

 Please come visit me again for the 
The Big Reveal, May 5th, 2014!

Thank You for visiting!

Click on the link below to visit the original five members who put this challenge together! 

 Remember, it's not to late to take part on this #Sewalong!!!!  You can still watch the movie and come up with something beautiful before May 5th, 2014.  Come join the fun!!

He Has Made Everything Beautiful In Its Time.  
Ecclesiastes 3:11