Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving - November 28, 2013

Oh my gosh it is Thanksgiving already. Today we enjoy family and food.  We laugh, laugh, laugh.  Eat, eat, eat. Groan, groan, groan.  Then we complain that we ate too much.  But we love every minute of it.

I remember when I was young we would go to my Mom's family at Thanksgiving.  There was so much food.  Talking about a groaning board.  All kinds of veggies.  One year my grandmother made fresh turkey. She cut it in chunks. Deep fried then served with gravy.  Yummy!!!

When we had Thanksgiving at home my Father's Mom would make chicken and dumplins'.  She didn't use a rolling pin it had to be a smooth tall tea glass.  Of course she didn't get flour all over the place like I do when that bag comes out of the cabinet.  There was no recipe either.  It was all by feel.  Oh yes, there had to be a special spoon for easy stirring.

 She made a Sweet Potato Puff.  Sweet potato and marshmallow.   There was no recipe but she wrote me a sweet note with how she made it.
I remember making it one year.  I thought I would do a special dish for the kiddos.  They mainly like those melted marshmallows.  So I took a pizza pan.  Skimmed just a little sweet potato down and then loaded it with marshmallows.  Guess what...yep it ran all over the oven and started a fire.

Then we started coming to my house.  I had a great boss that let me have Wednesday off to start the preparations.  My favorite time during the day was when I lined the kids up and squirted their tongues
with whipped cream.  They sure were trusting.  I'm sure if it had been my baby brother they would have been more cautious. He is such a prankster.

My Mom made the best dressing.  We didn't get her recipe from her.  So I started searching recipe books.  I would check with my Dad to see if a recipe came close.  Finally we came across a recipe.  The first time I made it we had a lot of dressing.  Dad would taste the raw dressing to see if it had enough pepper and onion.  His other job was carving the turkey.

He also would read the newspaper as we cooked.  Here is one of my favorite pictures with my prankster brother.  Doesn't he look so angelic.  You would not suspect him of mischief.

Now the next generation starts with their traditions.

                Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Family Fun Day - November 20, 2013

Finally, finished the second layout for class tomorrow.  Whew!!! this has been a busy week.  One more project left to finish for the assisted living class on Friday.  Anyway, back to our layout.  It is about family and fun times.

Well, I better finish getting all those pieces cut and get some sleep.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Monday, November 18, 2013

November 18, 2013 - Super Hero

So far things are moving along.  Have my cards ready for tomorrow.  Have a file folder card ready for Wednesday.  And my first layout for Thursday is ready......

It feels good when a project is completed.  The design is done, now I have to cut everything.

Tomorrow is card class at 10:00. 

Have a good evening.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Boo - November 10, 2013

Yep, I have the second layout ready.  I can remember Carnival days when I was growing up.  We did it a the school.  There were cake walks, fishing for little surprises, and the costume parade.  The kids these days would love all the fun activities that were part of those carnivals. The costumes were usually home made and full of imagination.  Our second layout is about kids and a school carnival.

Now that next week's layouts are ready I will begin making cards for next Saturday's Blitz.  Oh and also two more layouts for the following week.  We are combining cards and layouts for the week before Thanksgiving.  That way we are all free the week of Thanksgiving to get all that cooking done.  Oh my!!!  That week before Thanksgiving we will do cards on Tuesday and Layouts on Thursday.  I have a couple of Super Heroes to get on a scrapbook page. There might even be a page with a clown and a baseball player.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

November 9, 2013 - Autumn Memories

Lovin' this Fall weather.  Although it was a bit chilly this morning for the yard sale.  It was that darn wind.  There are so many activities we enjoy during the Fall.  Many families get together and carve pumpkins.  That is something to remember as a family....

So we have our first layout for next week. 

Gonna call it a night.  Be back at it tomorrow with our second layout.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

November 7, 2013


Reminder that Saturday is our yard sale.  Starts at 8:00 and is over 12:00.  Come set up a table or come to buy more goodies.  There should be some good buys so don't stay at home and miss out.  See you Saturday!!!!

Smiles 'til I see you.

Friday, November 1, 2013

November 1, 2013

Good grief!!!  It is November 1st already.  Thanksgiving and then Christmas!  Only seven more Fridays until Christmas.  No classes the week of Thanksgiving.  I am going to have the December Blitz the second weekend instead of the third weekend. 

Only one more week until the yard sale.  Saturday November 9th from 8:00 - 12:00.  Bring a table to sale some of your stash so you can buy more.  You might even find some stuff at the yard sale.

As many of you know I have broken the wire on three Fiskars cutters.  I finally e-mailed Fiskars.  They sent me a replacement arm.  So if you have issues contact Fiskars.  They will stand behind their product.  So now I am back in business with two cutters.

Next week is card week.

Have a great weekend.

Smiles 'til I see you.

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