Friday, October 9, 2015

Out and About

During Labor Day weekend 
we went to one of our favorite 
places. Powell Gardens, a beauty 
of a place is located in Kingsville, 
It was the last weekend of the
Nature Connects 2 Exhibit.
Sean Kinney a "Lego Certified 
Professional" and "professional
kid" brought his Lego creations 
to the gardens for all to see.
For a decade Kinney has been
using Legos and turning them
into works of art. Kinney, who
is inspired by nature creates these 
works of art from over 300,000 
Legos that range from 6" to 6 ft!
Can you imagine being that
You should be able to click on the
picture of each descriptive sign to
see how many Leogs it tooke to
make that sculpture.
Are you ready? Here we goooo!

This exhibit was as fascinating 
as the first one that was in the 
garden two years ago.
My efforts with Legos look
NOTHING like these.

Hope you enjoyed!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Oh my....

The best laid blogging plans 
for me have gone out the 
window today.

Came home early from school 
after fighting with my back all
day. Bending over tiny little 
bodies is rough on the ol'
back Then when I got home,
I found out that Mr. Ken was
coming home---worn out from 
a bad cold. When it rains it
pours at our house.

Our program will resume

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, October 2, 2015

World SMILE Day

Good Afternoon and Happy Friday
to Everyone!!

Today is World Smile Day.

The Smiley Face was created in 1963 
by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist.

As years passed Mr. Ball became 
concerned that his Smiley face 
was being used too much, not in 
the way he intended it to be used 
and it's meaning was getting lost 
in the shuffle of life.

So in 1999. out of that concern 
came World Smile Day. A day 
devoted to Acts of Kindness 
and Smiles around the World. 
Mr. Ball declared "the first 
Friday in October would hence-
forth be "World Smile Day." 

Five things that make me Smile

1. My husband
2. Family and Friends
3. Children's laughter
4. Peanut M&M's
5. The cooler Fall weather we 
are having

Since we are at the weekend, 
let's extend this day through  
Sunday and "do one or more 
Acts of Kindness and help 
someone SMILE!"

While we are doing all this 
smiling let's take a pause and 
keep in our thoughts those in 
Oregon who are affected by the 
tragedy there and and all of our 
friends on the East coast dealing 
with the weather there.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What's Your Fave Flavor?

Tomorrow is National Chewing 
Gum Day!

Yes, that is a picture of my fave

flavor. It is long lasting AND 
blows GREAT bubbles.

According to the NET, humans 

have used chewing gum of over 
5,000 years.

5,000 year old chewing gum 

made of tar bark was found in 
Kierikki, Yli, li, Finland. The 
tar bark was thought to have 
medicinal properties in it.

In 1848, John B. Curtis 

developed and sold the first 
commercial chewing gum 
called "The State of Maine 
Pure Spruce Gum."

Today's Top Ten Flavors are:

1. Mint
2. Spearmint
3. Peppermint
4. Berry
5. Citrus
6. Wintergreen
7. Mixed Fruit
8. Cinnamon
9. Watermelon
10. Bubble Gum

There you have it. What's
your favorite flavor???

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Look Back


Well, we don't have to "throw it 
too far back" today...just to the

An interesting decade the 90's.

What do you remember of the
The biggest happening for
me was that I got MARRIED.
Mr. Ken and I were married
in December of 1999 and we 
will celebrate our 16th
anniversary this year!

Let's see what went on ...

90's Fashion

Never got into this look
Slap Brace


Game of Thrones--1996
The Bridges of Madison 
Bridget Jones'  Diary---1996
Harry Potter Series---
began in 1997


Home Improvement--
Forrest Gump--1994
The Matrix---1996


redesigned 1996 & 
Polly Pockets---
redesigned in 1998
Super Soakers---1993
Hacky Sack--mid '90's

90's Music

The Bends---Radiohead--
Ten---Pearl Jam--1991

Those were the 90's, tell us
your memories.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall Trivia

LAAAAAADIES and Gennnnnntlem,

Fall is arriving at 4:21 am tomorrow 

I don't think the weather Gods around 

these parts got the memo though, 
because we are having another warm 
spell here in the Midwest. It was cool 
over the past weekend but 
we are Fall and mid the 80's. What 
can I say?

Time for Mums. I picked up 
two pots over the weekend. 
Red ones.

Time for the annual trip to 
pick those pumpkins.

Time for:

Apple Pick'n
Country drives to see the
leaves changing
Apple cider and doughnuts
Haunted Houses for those 
who dare!
Seaonal and holiday decor 
Trying new "comfort food"
recipes or using old faves
Getting out the cardigans 
and hoodies

What do you do to get ready 
for FALL??

~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Summer Recap

Hello Everyone~
Since Fall is on our backdoor, I 
thought I would do a recap of our 
We did enjoy our fun adventures 
for sure! First up was our trip to 
Oklahoma for fun with the family. 
This was from the trip to the Cowboy 

Next we were off to Illinois.
Our friend's son graduated from
high school and is attending the 
University of Minnesota studying 

Christopher's Aunt made these. It is 
Periodic Table. Nifty idea don't you

In July, Mr. Ken took some time off
for vacation and we took some day 
trips... We enjoyed our visit to
the library.

Another day we went to a local brewery.

Picked up our tour tickets and off we 

Some "young" man had a birthday!!!

Which was celebrated many times over.
Took another road trip, to see a friend
and celebrated the big day again.

This lovely A-frame home was designed 
by our friend and she lives here, so we 
were very excited to see it and her too.
This trip took us to southwest Missouri, 
almost to the Arkansas border.

I completed  my 50 book challenge!!!!!

One more road trip! We found ourselves 
in Brookfield, Missouri. They have a Hot 
Air Balloon Fest every year.

We went with my brother-in-law and his 
girlfriend but...

Unbeknownst to us and Julie he planned 
to ask her a very important question! Can 
you guess what it was????

To say she was surprised was ans under-
statement! Thankfully, Gregg clued us in 
before. I was glad I had the camera with 

It fit!!

She said YES!!!!

The balloons were cool too!

Congratulations to my brother-in-law

and soon to be sister-in-law!!!!
Can't wait to have Julie as an official
member of the family.

Summer went fast and Fall promises to 

be full of more fun and ANOTHER road

Come back often, I am going to try to

post more. So much going on, that it 
gets hard to post. But I will try harder.

~Keep on Dreaming~

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