Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What to do with...




Dryer Sheets...

1. Silence squeaks--
Rub a dryers sheet on your 
soles especially rubber ones). 
The residue fro(m the fabric 
softener will minimize friction 
and sound.

2. Prevent bug bites--
Tie a Bounce sheet to your
lawn chair to ward off those
critters that like us so well.
Apparently Bounce has the 
chemicals Linalool and beta-
citronellol that repel those 
critters. I'm not too sure this
sounds like stuff I want to
dry my clothes with!

3. Calming pets and children--
For pets, rub a non scented
sheet over their fur to prvent
static from building up during 
a storm.
For children who have an 
aversion to static--rub a sheet 
on their their clothes to prevent
the build-up of static.
We used this procedure with a
former student every winter
that we had her in class.

4. De-gunk your combs and 
brushes--By placing a dryer 
sheet in a bowl of warm 
water, add brushes and combs 
and let soak for 30 minutes. 
The fabric softener will help 
break up the gunk so that it 
can be removed with a towel 
or toothbrush.

5. I use them in my car to keep
it smelling fresh. Cheaper than
some of the car air fresheners.


According to Women's Day 
Magazine--Dryer sheets were
first called "Tumble Puffs" and
were invented in the 1960's
by a chemist to help his wife 
with the laundry. I don't recall
these being used at home until 
the late 70's or early 80's. Mom
always used the liquid fabric 
softener.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Super Easy!




I have a super easy recipe for you
today. So pull up a chair and relax.

Pat and Go Crust

From Gooseberry Patch

1 C all purpose flour
2 T powered sugar
1/2 C butter softened

Combine flour and sugar;
cut butter into the flower-
sugar mix with a fork until 
crumbly.
Pat into a  9" pie plate.
Bake a t 350 degrees for
15 minutes cool and fill.

* I have not made this yet but
when I ran into it, I thought 
WOW so easy.
Could be filled with sweet or 
savory yummies.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I DID IT!!!!




Ladies and Gentlemen!!!!!
I did it, I completed the 
Challenge!!!
If you remember, at the end 
of May I mentioned that I had 
planned to read 50 books before 
school started.
Mr. Ken dared to ask if "I really 
could do that!" Well, look at the 
pile in front of me!
I will admit towards the end it 
got a bit tough but I just kept 
going cause I knew what was
coming if I completed this 
challenge.




With school starting and sooo
many things to get caught up 
on we did not make to Baskin
Robbins till tonight.




Step right up.




Here is the prize I chose! 
A Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae 
complete with two scoops-
one vanilla and one chocolate 
plus whipped cream, nuts and 
a cherry!




Oh yea!!! Yum! Yum!

Thanks to my great 
husband for the delicious 
treat!
Don't worry though, he
had two scoops of Very
Berry Strawberry.


~Keep on Dreaming~


Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Look Back




As you can see, this week we are 
"throwing it back to the 60's.
Both Mr. Ken and I are 
children of the 60's.

When you think of the 60's 
what comes to mind?
Fashion, politics, war, music?

I was a small child for most of the 
decade so not much come to
mind, I went to Kindergarten
in the late 60's, I do remember
the Beatles and Ed Sullivan.

Let's begin:


60's Fashion

Bell Bottoms
Tye Dyed T's
Hot Pants
Pant Suits
Western and Ethnic
Wear

60's Entertainment

Books:

To Kill A Mockingbird--1961
Valley of the Dolls--1966
The Very Hungry Caterpillar--
1969
Charlie and the Chocolate 
Factory--1964

Movies:

Breakfast at Tiffany's--1961
Psycho--1960
Mary Poppins--1964
Doctor Zhivago--1965

Toys:

Barrel of Monkey's--1965
Chatty Cathy Doll--1959-1965
GI Joe--1964
Etch a Sketch--1960
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots--
1964

60' Music

More Rock 'n Roll
plus oh so much more.

Beatles
Beach Boys
Jimi Hendrix
The Who
Stevie Wonder
The Supremes


What do you remember 
about the 60's?


~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

What to do with...




Good ol' reliable Vinegar.
You either love or hate it.

Here are some other ways to 
use it besides in your potato
salad.

1. Keep Flowers Alive

Add 2 Tbsp and 2 Tbsp
sugar to your water.
Change after a couple of
days--helps keep the 
flowers nourished.

2. Give Your hair a Boost

Mix 1 C distilled water and
and 1/4 c vinegar, pour over 
freshly washed hair. Let sit for
15-30 seconds, rinse with cool
water. This helps with product
buildup and adds shine to our
lovely locks.

3. Pull Up Candle Wax

To get rid of drips, saturate
a cloth with vinegar, then 
place over the spot and
apply light pressure for a
few minutes. The vinegar
will break down the residue
without harming the surface.

4. Buff Leather Furniture

For a hydrating conditioner,
shake together equal parts
vinegar and boiled linseed
oil. Dab onto a soft cloth 

and apply to leather in a 
circular motion. After 10 
minutes, rub away with a 
clean dry cloth.

5. For Those Who Want 
To Have Fun--An 
Experiment*

On a baking tray, place a 
tall clear glass.
Pour some baking soda in 
the glass.
Pour some vinegar and in
and watch what happens.
You can add food coloring 
if you are brave.
*OUTSIDE ACTIVITY

~Keep on Dreaming~


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Simple Supper




Popping in for a quick Sunday
Savor. So pull up a chair and 
relax.



Tortilla Pizza

1 pkg. Flour or Wheat 
Tortillas
Your favorite pizza sauce
Your favorite topping
Your favorite cheese

Take one tortilla, spread on
the sauce, add your toppings, 
cheese and bake till your 
preferred doneness. *Two can 
be made at the same time.

*Caution peek at them often
to avoid burning. 

We had these when we were
out of town last weekend.
Our friend made them for us
and they were FAB!!!!!
Plus sooooo easy!!!


~Keep on Dreaming~


Thursday, August 13, 2015

A Look Back




For several Thursday's we will be
taking a look back at different 
decades.

Today we start with the 50's. 

As you look at the picture, you will 
see images from "the diner and the 
drive in." 
Those were places to meet and and 
to be seen. Classic cars, Rock n' Roll, 
burgers and fries plus shakes and 
malts. At the some drive-in's the car-
hop may have brought your food to
you on r
oller skates.

50's Fashion

Poodle skirts
Sweater sets
Varsity jackets
Jeans/White T-shirts
Saddle shoes
Cat-eye glasses


50's Entertainment

Books:

The Catcher and the Rye
was published in 1951.
The Lion, the Witch and the
Wardrobe was published in 
1950.
Harold and the Purple Crayon
was published in 1955.

Movies:

Singing in the Rain--1952
Rear Window--1954
Harvey--1950
Walt Disney's Cinderella--1950
Walt Disney's Peter Pan--1953

Toys:

Barbie--Icon of the 50's.
One of my most favorite toy
complete with great playtime
memories!

Music:

Rock n' Roll--

Elvis Presley's self titled album
came to the music forefront in
1956. Rock n' Roll was seen
as a passing trend but Elvis 
showed those naysayers!

Any 50's memories out in
blogland?


~Keep on Dreaming~

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