Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter 2014

Our Easter celebration was filled with food, chocolate, eggs, & more chocolate.
The littles proudly showing off the eggs they found during our front yard/back yard egg hunt.  The eggs were filled with money & chooclates.

Emma had so much fun opening each egg.  Everytime she opened one she would announce with delight, "More money!" or "More candy!"

Ethan, checking out his pail of Easter goodies from Nana & Papaw.

The kids kept hiding away under tables & the piano to eat chocolates.
Emma was sneaky, she managed to eat the icing off 6 cupcakes & eat 1/2 of 2 cupcakes.
I need to check with Kari to find out if they've come down from their sugary Easter high.

It's rainy here today.  Perfect day for staying in & catching up with a few chores.  I might take a nap, too.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Words That Inspire . . .

 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! 
According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope 
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  
to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, 
kept in heaven for you,
1 Peter 1:3-4

Wishing you a joyous Resurrection Sunday . . .

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Eve

Happy Easter Eve!
Thoughts about what Easter is really all about are on my mind.
I received word yesterday that my cousin, Mary Lou, passed away.
She was ready to go.  Because of the resurrection we know she is in heaven.
We've been busy shopping for Easter dinner & the egg hunt.
Hubby had to got to work this afternoon.  Bummer!
It's time for me to fill some Easter eggs.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Egg Coloring Party

Thursday afternoon was full of fun coloring eggs.  Emma & Ethan's cousin, Levi, joined us for the 'egg-citing' afternoon.  
This is the chalkboard above the grandkids' library shelf  in our living room.
I think Peter Cottontail will enjoy hiding our colorful eggs.
We used 3 methods for dying the eggs.
 food coloring
Click on each link to see the Pinterest idea.
Kari's sister, Kim, is displaying her orange egg dipped in Kool-aid, love was written with white crayon.
Each child had a dozen eggs to decorate.
Levi & Ethan watch while Kari checks the eggs in Kool-aid.
In the end, the moms finished the egg dying.
Sorry this picture is so bad, girls.
The kids ate bunny snacks & watched the Easter episode of Paw Patrol.  Some of you may be familiar with the series on Nick Jr.  Emma & Ethan always want to was the show when they visit our house. 

 Good Friday blessings to you, my friend!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter In The Dining Room

Today I'm sharing the dining room Easter bling.
Mr. Bosley Reed is enjoying his book in a nest of Easter eggs.
Another rabbit friend & more eggs are on the side table.
Even more bunnies are perched on top of china hutch.
I'm looking forward to this afternoon.  The grand kids are coming over to color Easter eggs.
I'll give you a report tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vee's April Note Card Party

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Click on picture to join the party.

I'm excited to be a part of Vee's party this month because I've missed the last few parties.

The theme for my note cards is . . . 
Easter Delights
The joy of Easter Eggs
Oh, Easter Tree, How Lovely Are Thy Branches 
Easter Friends
Easter~Spring Door Greeting

Now, go visit the party on Vee's blog.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Words That Inspire

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, 
"Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"
 "Blessed is the king of Israel!"
John 12:13
Wishing you a blessed day . . . 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Easter Bling In The Piano Room

I had so much fun last Thursday when my grand kids & their mommy came over to help me decorate for Easter.
Here is the Easter bling in the piano room.
Vintage Peter Rabbit Book
Easter Tree 
The tree is decorated with a variety of small items collected over the years.

Easter bling around the tree.
Bunnies On A Bench
Amazing Grace Rabbits
Bunny Bear

Emma had fun looking at eggs in a basket.
Here's the same shot done with the IPhone app, Waterlouge.
Have you tried Waterlouge yet?  It's a lot of fun.
I think I'll print & frame this one.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Words That Inspire

God's grace is enough for me!

Ephesians 2:8-9
For it is by grace you have been saved,
 through faith--and this not from yourselves,
 it is the gift of God--  not by works, so that no one can boast.

Wishing you a day filled with God's love . . . 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Taking Care Of Business

I'm taking care of business around the house.
I have been in the process of doing some deep spring cleaning for the past two weeks.
I'm using these ingredients to clean showers, sinks & drains.
Here's a link to a pin showing how to clean drains with vinegar & baking soda.

Here are the items I use for dusting.
These orange towels from Sam's work so well for dusting.

I'm taking my time doing these spring cleaning chores.  I'm feeling so much better with my RA & I don't want to get over tired.  I do enough each day so I feel like I'm accomplishing something.    

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Words That Inspire

It has been called the 'Golden Rule'.

Wishing you a peaceful day . . . 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A New Recipe For An Old Favorite

Friday afternoon, I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner.  When I remembered that I had some leftover roasted chicken from Sam's, I knew I wanted to make chicken pot pie.  
Here's my 'madeup' recipe for my version of chicken pot pie.

Carol's Chicken Pot Pie
 1/2 cup diced carrots
One onion diced
1 can green beans, drained
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup milk
3 cups chopped roasted chicken
1 can Pillsbury crescent rolls

Boil carrots & onions until tender, drain.
Add 1 can of drained green beans & 1 can cream of chicken soup.
Slowly add 1 cup milk.
Add chicken.
Season with garlic pepper & Mrs. Dash Table Blend/Salt Free seasoning.
Cook until bubbly 

Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
Pour mixture into dish.
Unroll crescent rolls & cover the mixture.
Bake for 25 minutes in 350 oven until brown & bubbling.

Our kids were here for dinner.  All grownups & 1 grand kid liked the chicken pot pie.  Ethan asked me when I was going to make it again.  
Here are the leftovers that I sent home with them.
The crescent roll topping was really good.  I'll never make chicken pot pie with biscuits again.

If you try this recipe, let me know what you think.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Words That Inspire

Signs of spring are slowly in Oklahoma.  I keep watching for color on my red bud tree.  
So far it's still in winter hibernation.  Looking forward to seeing the glorious magenta blooms.

Wishing you a beautiful spring day . . . 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Some New & Not So New Decor

It's very windy here in NE Oklahoma.  Looks like March is going out like a lion.
I'm so excited for spring to begin.

Some new decor pieces have added to our living room area.
Sis Sue gave me this sweet block sign when she was visiting last month.
I'm going to print & frame some pictures of the littles & make a new vignette for the music room.

I found this adorable mini curio cabinet on my last junkin' trip to Jenks, Ok. It's just a short 10 minute drive from our house.
It's 12 " high.  I love the chippy, shabby chic look.  It will be a great piece to decorate for the seasons.
Right now it's on the top right shelf of the TV cabinet.

Sis Sue helped me decorate the cabinet when she was visiting in January. We used some vintage books & my collection of Lois Linski books with several items that I've had for a long time.
Here are the other shelves on the right side.
The left side of the cabinet.
 That's my Grandma Ruby with their horse, Old Chalk.  My Grandpa Ralph rode Old Chalk when he was checking the pipelines for the oil company he worked for.  
On this shelf, a basket of faux strawberries to go along the book, Strawberry Girl.  I found the strawberries & some faix cherries at the same antique mall in Jenks.  $3.99 for each bag.  
Another group of Lois Linski books.
You can read more about this children's book author here in a post I made in 2009.

Thanks for visiting today!