Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day

Here is a newspaper article from 1942 about my father and his brothers....all our gone now but we must continue to honor these men (also two sisters) for what they did for our country!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Tea Party

JoJo and her friends celebrated her 5th birthday today with a "Tea Party"...what fun!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Birthday JoJo

Do you believe my little JoJo is 5 years old today!! Tomorrow she is having her birthday party and I will get LOTS of pictures!!! Happy Birthday JoJo!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

King Arthur Flour

LOVE LOVE LOVE their products!!! I am trying to "go healthy" and ordered White Whole Wheat Flour (not a fan of 100% Whole Wheat Flour in general) from King Arthur and yesterday..using this flour...tried this recipe from their cookbook...Whole Grain was Fabulous!!

Banana Walnut Bread
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium to large bananas)
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs
2 cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, spices and salt. Add the bananas, honey, and eggs, beating until smooth. Add the flour, then the walnuts, stirring until smooth. Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan, smoothing the top. Let it rest at room temperature for 10 minutes. Bake the bread for 50 minutes, then gently lay a piece of aluminum foil across the top, to prevent over-browning. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, then remove the bread from the oven; a long toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center should come out clean. Allow the loaf to cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan, and cooling it completely on a rack. Yield: 1 loaf, 16 servings.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Time flies.....

It is already Wednesday.....what?...i remember the "older folks" saying that the older they got the faster time went...i thought they were "loosing it"...well....guess what....i am saying the same am i loosing it? are the tulips dh gave me for mother's day...sooooooooo pretty!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May Challenge - Day 6

credits: Papers-ateets,melancolie; frames-KPertiet; tassles (recolored)scrappersguide; fonts-honeyscript, BookAntiqua

May Challenge - Day 5

credits: template-Inthemaking; papers-ArtisanGuild, KPertiet; overlay-trish jones; animal elements-no tou; font-honeyscript

I know....didn't complete Day 4 yet....i will hopefully do this weekend...just received the challenge rules for today....going to try and keep up...also taking a Vintage Photo Restoration Class.....this retirement is great!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May Challenge - Day 3

credits: template by TCdesigns;brush by KPertiet; photos from BD newsletter

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May Challenge -Day2

credits: paper and elements-HolliewoodDesigns; frame/journal strip-LivDesigns; wordart-CRenee; font-honeyscript

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May Challenge - Day1

credits:template by Liz; papers and alpha by M.Fenwick
I just had to do a layout of this!!....Just a little proud!! Also this counts for Day 1 of The May Challenges over at Jessica's.

Monday, May 3, 2010

James Beard Award

Guess who received a James Beard Award last dd Sarah!!!!! Yeaaaaaaaa!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Today's Speed Challenge

credits:All supplies from ArtisanGuildSept'08

In just 30 minutes!!