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Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREAT DIP FOR SUPER BOWL

TRISHA YEARWOOD'S
CHARLESTON CHEESE DIP
INGREDIENTS
1/2 - cup mayonnaise
1 - 8oz package cream cheese, softened
1 - cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 - cup grated Monterey jack cheese
2 - green onions, finely chopped
Dash of cayenne pepper
8 - Ritz crackers, crushed
8 - slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

DIRECTIONS
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese, green onions, and cayenne pepper.
3. Transfer the mixture to a small, shallow baking dish.
4. Top mixture with Ritz cracker crumbs.
5. Bake for about 15 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and top with bacon bits.
7. Serve immediately with corn chips, bagel chips, or Ritz crackers.

Friday, January 23, 2015

FRIDAY LUNCHEON


Today, I enjoyed a fun luncheon with a girl friend. 
We had a delicious pasta entree at Sam's in
Cedar Hill followed by shopping at a 
wonderful quilt store called Corner Square Quilts.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CHRISTMAS IS DOWN FOR THE YEAR

Well, it is official. I have all the Christmas decorations properly stored away for the year! I only put 2 items in the Good Will bin. Guess I did a good job last year of downsizing and keeping only the items I wanted forever. 

Tip: I stored everything in clear 56 gallon bins with red lids. I placed 2 large computer generated signs inside each bin to indicate which room the decorations belong to. 


Sunday, January 18, 2015

NOT ENOUGH TIME IN THE DAY!

I know everyone sometimes feels like they aren't making a dent in their "to-do" lists. I don't feel overwhelmed, but am starting to wonder when I will finish storing the last remnants of Christmas. This coming week I will get it done!

Friday, January 16, 2015

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ARE HERE!

The granddaughters picked up their Girl Scout cookies today and immediately started selling in the neighborhood. This is their first year as Girl Scouts and are so excited to be part of this endeavor. Way to go, girls!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

TAKING DOWN THE OUTSIDE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS & DECORATIONS

I love Christmas lights and outside decorations. Since we are "old" our Christmas lights are at ground level. When we built this house we installed eave outlets specifically for the roof line lights. Maybe when our 5 year old grandson gets old enough, he can do the roof line in clear icicle lights! Watch out Davis, Mimi is planning on it!




Sunday, January 4, 2015

POST CHRISTMAS 2014

I love Christmas time with the decorations and memories that go with the season. Today I started taking down the big Christmas tree in the living room which is mainly decorated with religious-oriented ornaments. After all, Christ is the reason for Christmas!





Tuesday, December 30, 2014

ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTMAS GATHERING

Pat and I held our annual neighborhood Christmas gathering last Saturday. We are blessed with having wonderful friends, neighbors, and family. We enjoyed everyone that attended and made our holidays brighter. Oh, the flamingo is our neighborhood symbol it is "party time"!

Friday, November 7, 2014

FIELD TRIP TO FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY


Today, my 2nd grade granddaughter invited me to her field trip at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. This is one of our favorite museums in the metroplex. Here are a few photos from today's fun.











Wednesday, November 5, 2014

NOVEMBER GRATITUDE

     April 2013 my world came crashing down around me with a six letter word, cancer. Such a simple word, but a word that has a devastating effect on your way of life. Luckily, I am a survivor. I have always found enjoyment in the simple things in life and dearly loved my family and friends. Experiencing cancer has engraved in me a greater appreciation for everything and everyone. I wake up every morning with gratitude in my heart that I am living and can experience joy with family, friends, and by doing the things I love. I hope that I can "pay it forward" for all the blessings I have received in the past, have now, and will have in the future. Never take life for granted, it can drastically change with a simple six letter word.



Monday, November 3, 2014

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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Friday, October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2014


These are characters are my grandchildren!