Thursday, October 23, 2014

Baby Gift



Hello Everyone--

Several weeks ago we had a baby
shower at work. Now, I'm not one
to buy the traditional baby goodies,
I like to make or find something
useful but different.  So I dug
into the deep reccesses of my brain
and came up with something that
I think is pretty neat!




I made:
Diaper Changing Table Mats-
You know the ones that are in
public restrooms? Well, they

don't look very comfy so I
made baby H three different 
mats that her Mom can use for
her to lay on. These would also
work on a bed too.

To make: ( these are guestimations)

I made my pattern out of heavy paper,
14 1/2" wide and 33" long. One yard
of 45" fabric for both sides worked for
me. I used contrasting fabric for the
back and the front. You will also need
12"of ribbon so they can be rolled up
and put away in the diaper bag. Look
closely at the top of the pics and you
can make out the different fabrics and
the ribbon used.

Lay your pattern on your fabric, cut
out, place fabrics right sides together,
tuck your ribbon in the top (I folded
mine in half-*before sewing make sure
that when you turn your mat right side
out that the ribbon's front side shows--
one of mine came out backwards), pin
together and sew. Start on one long side,
go across the top and down the other side.
Turn right side out-iron if need be. Tuck
the bottom end inside and finish up. Ta-Da
you have a diaper changing table mat.

Make one or ten that way the new Mom
will have a clean one when needed.

I was very pleased with the reactions these
got at the shower--everyone really liked
them. :)

~Keep on Dreaming~


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

29 years later...



Hi Everyone!

We are so excited as I have said,
our Boys in Blue are playing in the
WORLD SERIES!!!!




Soooo I guess you know where we
are tonight-no not at the game but
at home cheering them on!!!

Let's go Royals!!!!


Regular programming will resume
tomorrow or Thurday.


~Keep on Dreaming~





Saturday, October 18, 2014

T,W and Y is for...



Today we are finishing up the
ABC series.

First up is T

T is for...

Thanksgiving and Turkeys--two
of my favorites.

It is a time for family and friends
to gather and celebrate the things
they are thankful for.


 

T is for...

Trick or Treaters

Soon these characters will be
knocking on your door. Are
you ready? Do you have your
treats? Me? No not yet.




W is for...

The World Series

I am so excited to say that our
Boys in Blue are in the series
after a 29 year drought! I
CANNOT wait!!!


 

W is for...

Webs

Not really impressed with
the characters that make
these!




And last but not least.

Y is for...

Yellow

Yellow mums, yellow leaves,
yellow gourds  there is a lot
of yellow in the Fall.

I hope that you have enjoyed
The ABC's of Fall. It has
been fun coming up with things
for each month. Some letters did
not have anything to go with
them. As always if you come
up with something, please
share with us.

Coming up: Halloween and
a bit of what we have been
up to lately.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, October 13, 2014

R is for AND S is for...

 

R is for ...

Raking Leaves

I am sure that this is EVERYONE's
most favorite activity in Fall! When
my Mom was little they could burn
theirs, she loved the smell of burning
leaves. Our fair city will not allow
us to do this so rake, rake, rake is
what we do.


 

R is for...

Recipes

Fall is the time of year when
we start thinking about those
comfort foods we love. Fall is
also a time when we cook more
and concentrate on trying new
recipes. Of course, there are the
upcoming holidays to think about
too.


 

S is for...

September

The month when Fall arrives.
School begins for most and
days begin to get shorter.




S is for...

Scarecrows

We saw this one at our
favorite pumpkin farm.
I liked her because you
don't see many female
scarecrows. She is all
dolled up to greet the
guests.


As you see I have skipped Q.
nothing came to the brain for
it. If you think of something,
please share it with us.

Tomorrow will be T


~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, October 10, 2014

P is for...



P is for...

Can you guess?

PUMPKINS!


 

Each year we stop at Faulkner's
Pumpkin Farm on our way back
from the Barn Sale. It is a great
place.


 

Big ones, little ones.


 

Tall ones, flat ones.


 

White ones.


 

GREAT BIG GIGANTIC
ones.


 

P is for...

Popcorn

Movie popcorn, microwave
popcorn, air popped, and stove
top popped. In addition to these
you can dress up these little
kernels for a party by adding:

Carmel and Chocolate
drizzle with peanut butter
cups.

Sprinkle with White Cheddar
Cheese.

Bacon-pop corn is bacon grease
and sprinkle with cooked bacon.

Thanksgiving corn-Pour maple
on maple syrup and add walnuts.

Garlic Parmesean-Use garlic infused
oil and sprinkle with cheese.

Nothing traditional about those!


 

P is for...

Pie

Specifically pumpkin.

Not so much a fan of
this pie but I know it
is a fave and a tradition
at this time of year.




P is for...

Playoffs--Baseball

We are so excited here in
the Kansas city Metro area
that our boys in blue are in
the playoffs this year!

Game one against Baltimore
tonight!

Let's Go Royals!!!!!!


Nothing for Q next up will be R
probably on Monday, we have a
busy weekend ahead of us.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

O is for...



O is for...

October

This is a month of fun
for the young and young
at heart.

Apple Picking
Pumpkin Patches
Hayrides
Halloween
Bonfires
etc.




O is for...

Orange

We see a lot of orange
in October.

Flowers
Pumpkins
Leaves
Squash/Gourds
etc.


Up tomorrow is P.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

M is for AND N is for...

 

M is for...

Harvest Moon

This year's Harvest Moon was
early--Sept. 8-9. It was a Super
Moon too!

A Harvst Moon is the moon
closest to the Autumanl Equinox.

Back in the day, the light from the
moon helped farmers gather their
crops.


 

M is for...

Mums

These come in a variety of
colors. I prefer the burgudy
or the fuchisa colored ones.
I have a small burgundy one
on my porch, looking to get a
couple more. These are
a real reminder that Fall is
here.


 

N is for...

The month of November

A good month if you happen
to have a birthday in it. :)
Thanksgiving is good too.
Bring on the mashed potatoes!!!!




N is for...

Nuts

No, not my state of mind!

These remind me of my Mom,
in the Fall she would by these
by the bag fulls and then get
out the little silver nutcracker,
the "pick" and the bowl for 
shells. Then she would put them
on the coffee table for all to enjoy.


Come on back tomorrow for O.


~Keep on Dreaming~


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