Sunday, July 23, 2017

Chicken

Bought some coating at Menards on Friday night, so that meant I needed to buy some chicken and use my NuWave machine to cook the chicken.
So this machine makes food magical. I really like it, but forget to use it from time to time.
Chicken thighs with Cajun seasoning, YUM!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

twin granddaughters and fun!!!

So our twins came for 4 days and we had fun. They weren't too bored, I think! We saw the new "Displicable Me " movie, went to the Potters Shed to paint and eat, ate lunch at Alley Cats for lunch, watched another movie here, went shopping in Rice Lake, ate in Rice Lake, made tacos, and created a mess! So, we found on Pinterest how to make bowls out of buttons and Elmer's glue. Here

is the mess!
 The glue never dried clear and this mess ended up in the garbage. The End!!
So we have no clue what went wrong, but it did and there was no way I was going to try and clean up the buttons!! We had fun and laughed a lot!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Another cute business in Siren

While I was over at Erika's new store, we wandered to the next store over, it's called Barndance and Company. It's owned and operated by Sarah Kelby, a friend of Erika's. She has reclaimed barn wood items that are so cute. She has so many really nice things and reasonably priced! So, when you are over that way, make sure to stop in and say hi. Barndance is only open on Friday and Saturday. Please check her hours!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

New business

Our daughter has opened a new business in Siren, Wisconsin! It's called Jellybeana's Crafts and Paint. It's a really fun place to go, where you go and do a craft there or learn watercolor painting. She will offer painting classes in the evening! You have to be 4 yrs.
old, that is a great age and they pay attention better. Open house is this weekend, so please go if you are in the area or want to take a ride. Friday the 7th, 3-7 pm and the 8th, 10-2pm . She will have crafts to do for the kids that day, cookies and coffee for the adults. I plan to do a craft, kid at heart!!!The store address is 24540 State Rd 35 Siren, Wis. Phone is 715-349-5169 , Easy to find on the east side of Hwy 35. Blessings!!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

something new

 As most of you know I have favorite blogs I read faithfully, some daily and some when they publish ! So, I know that some of you still read and never comment, one has read and can't comment, sorry Chris and others of you just don't have the time to do either! I really love writing these blog entries, but don't want to bore you with what I might say! So, with all that said, I'm trying to step my game a little here and spend some time thoughtfully writing things that may interest you all and myself!
 As most of you have read I have been using my Instant pot more and more. Hard boiled eggs take 9 minutes and peel so easy, no more running under cold water to try and peel, they just peel! It's so slick!. Baked potatoes take 9 minutes, add a cup of water, prick the washed potatoes and put them in the pot, put the lid on and seal it, turn on and tap in the minutes (9) in the manual timer area. Walk away and let it naturally release the steam at the end by itself, about 20 minutes and you have perfect baked potatoes. So cool!!! Meatloaf was good out there also! I bought rice and intend to cook up a batch for some Chinese or stir fry meals, just haven't done it! I have found a few websites for the instant pot, but the best recipes can be found on Pinterest.
 My new peony bush gave me some beautiful flowers this year and I was so pleased!! I killed the ones my mom gave me, so I'm hoping to build up my own cluster of bushes!
 As always thank you for reading my ramblings and occasional recipes! I have quit making sourdough bread for the time being, but will start up again soon! Blessings!!
See that white flower there in this photo, that's my peony and some other flowers from my weedy flower garden, still looking for some girls to come weed for me!! LOL!!!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer

Today is the first day of summer! What are your plans for this summer? A family trip? Beach time? Swimming lessons? What do you have planned?? I have a week off in July with plans of having our 3 granddaughters. It should be fun and busy! One twin got her braces off and the other one is getting them on, Kora already had her guitar recital and probably getting ready for volleyball camp at some point this summer!
When the girls come, it's all about them and that's how it should be, we have afternoons at the beach, go to the potters shed, but this year Auntie has a new store, so we will probably go over there for an afternoon! Of course, we have lunch at least once at Alley Cats and ice c
ream cones from McDonalds. I can't believe that June is half over and 4th of July is just around the corner! Blessings!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's day

Today we celebrate father around the nation and their contribution to our lives. I grew up in Chicago suburb and loved it! My dad was the best, he would do anything for his 3 girls! We knew it too!! He was a great provider, protector, and truth teller. Earl was not so great at singing and mechanical things! If you would ask Gordon, he would tell you I act just like him in many ways. For instance, when I am ready to go, everybody else had better be ready to go! Such an Earl thing!!!! Missing you everyday Daddy!!! I will see you in heaven someday!! Happy Father's Day!!!
I also celebrate father day because of my Heavenly Father, who has become my father here on earth. God has filled in the gap that I need Him to do without Earl here on earth. So Happy Father's day God!! Thank you for giving me such a great father on earth, so I would understand Your amazing love me !!! Blessings!! This a photo on my dad holding me and my sister, Sandy! This is my favorite!

Chicken

Bought some coating at Menards on Friday night, so that meant I needed to buy some chicken and use my NuWave machine to cook the chicken. ...