Happy Friday, everyone!! This week has been a busy one. The kids didn’t have school Monday or Tuesday due to Teacher conferences and on Wednesday, my hubby and I went with my son for a college visit to Akron University.
On Monday, I went with 2 of my sisters (I have 3) and a niece to Amish country. Every year we plan a trip before the holidays to go and spend the day shopping and out for lunch. I would love to share pictures of our day with you, but my sisters didn’t want me to post pictures of them and most of the stores don’t allow cameras, so I only have pictures of the goodies I bought.
I also bought this 4 1/2 ft. German Twig tree.
It was a very long day! I left my house at 7:30 in the morning to pick up my sister, Val, and her daughter, Becky, and then headed over to my sister, Lori’s, house. She was suppose to drive from there, but she forgot to renew her license plates, so I ended up driving to Amish country. After lots of shopping and lunch at Rebecca’s Bistro, I didn’t get home until 7:00 in the evening! I was so tired!!
In between all of my running, I’ve been doing some tweaking in my Dining Room which usually means repainting and making things. I had planned on posting pics of my Dining Room, but there was too much sunlight this morning (not that I’m complaining about the sunshine!) to get any good pictures, so I’ll have to wait until this afternoon to see if I can get better ones and then share them with you later.
I’m trying to achieve a simpler look and decided to change things up a little in my hutch. I’ll give you a sneak peak at a couple of things that I’ve made.
This cross stitch pin keep ( a Stacy Nash Primitives pattern) and also the stacked fabric pin keeps.
I also painted a couple of stack boxes.
That’s all I’m going to show you for now!! I’ll share pics of my entire Dining Room with you later when the lighting is better and I can get better shots!! I just HATE being a tease! He He!
Colleen has started a new recipe swap on Fridays called “Homemade Holidays Recipe Swap”. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I wanted to share with you a wonderful recipe that gives a different twist to sweet potatoes.
Sweet Potato Casserole
3 c. sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed or 1 (28 oz.) can yams, mashed
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. margarine, melted
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. flour
2 T. margarine, melted
1 c. nuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9x9 pan.
Combine ingredients and pour into prepared pan.
Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle mixture evenly over sweet potatoes.
Bake for 35 minutes.
If you’d like more information about participating or would like to see who else has recipes to share in Colleen’s Homemade Holidays Recipe Swap, click here:
Until Next Time . . . .Kris