Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween - Treats & Terrors



It's Halloween! It's a time to dress up in costume and go Trick or Treating! Here are some of my favorite and/or often-remembered Halloween recollections. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Quick and Easy Halloween Crafts: Part 1, Jack & Boo


Are you looking for some quick and easy Halloween Crafts? These simple but cute paper crafts are perfect for last-minute kid projects, and can also be used for home and/or school decorations!

Friday, October 25, 2013

It's a Mickey Mouse Party!


My grandson Lucas loves Mickey Mouse, so of course it had to be a Mickey Mouse Party for his 2nd birthday! Many of these ideas can easily be adapted to a Minnie Mouse Party. "Oh Toodles..."

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Double Chocolate Bar Cookies


My Mom used this quick and easy recipe with only 4 ingredients to bake Chocolate Cookies, and I modified her recipe to create these delicious bar cookies. Placing the chocolate chips on top makes my Double Chocolate Bar Cookies absolutely irresistible!

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Walk in the Woods



Who would believe it? Just 8 miles from the hustle and bustle of our nation's Capital, historic Washington, D.C., there exists picturesque Loftridge Park in Alexandria, Virginia, complete with a paved walking trail. I hope you enjoy your walk...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sausage Balls



I first sampled Sausage Balls made with a baking mix at a reception years ago. They were good, but I experimented in my kitchen until I came up with this easy recipe for what my family agrees are the "most delicious Sausage Balls ever"! So now the "Secret Family Recipe" is out! Enjoy!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Oh, My Aching Neck!



Have you ever had a car accident with neck and back injuries? How about unexplained headaches and other body pain that is almost unbearable? If so, you can identify with my story... 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Vacation 2013 Part 2: Washington D.C.



In Part 2 of Vacation, 2013, it is on to Washington, D.C.! The great thing about having family in different areas of the country is "Quality Time" visiting and lots of sight-seeing! Our son Joshua and his family live about 20 minutes from Washington, D.C., and there's always a different place to visit!

Monday, October 7, 2013

From One Tiny Leaf...



Matthew 17:20  "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed..."
Sometimes impossibilities can become possible!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Chicken Broccoli Casserole



This family-favorite, delicious recipe for Microwave Chicken Broccoli Casserole is easy to make and super quick if you cook the chicken ahead of time. This dish also works well with leftover turkey or deli rotisserie chicken. I have modified this casserole from a recipe originally given to me by my sister-in-law, Jayne. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"GROW" This Shirt!


Do you have a shirt that you really like, but it is too short? Layering works but adds extra bulk and often unwanted warmth. Follow my directions and photos for a quick, easy, and inexpensive solution for altering your shirts. It's "SEW" Easy!