Friday, September 24, 2010

Double Trouble Wednesday...

Wednesday's are my "fun" MiMi day! I was blessed to get to have both of the youngest grandkids! It's always Aspen's day so when she had to deal with Mac...she was a little concerned that she wouldn't get my full attention! Once she adjusted, we had a fun day!



WooHoo...Poppy's home! Aspen's favorite place to be on Wednesday's. His lap eating his had already had lunch!

After Mac went home we went outside to play a bit. First time she has ever even shown interest in the cats! Poor kitty's...she mauled them to death...and the silly things let her!!

I think that's a "hug" or she's hiking it back into her arms!

Awww...sweet kitty! KISS!!

"I have a free hand...GIVE me another one!!!"

Walkin' on the rocks barefooted...totin' the cats! Again...Poor Kitty's!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Taste of Home Magazine DEAL!!!

I love love love a great deal!!! I found this on another blog and just ordered for myself!! 3 yrs. for only $11.97! IT'S A MAGAZINE FULL OF RECIPES!!!! Can't get any better than that!!!

Taste of Home ONLY $3.99/Year (up to three years).

Simply go HERE and choose from a one-three year subscription from Tanga when you use coupon code: TASTE at checkout.

Note: Tanga deals keep there deals at a certain price and then start dropping down the deals- so hurry – the price my go up a little as the deal runs through.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Found Love...QUILTING!

Easy Peasy 9 patch!! The Possibilities are endless! I'm all about a "short cut" and let me tell you it can't get any easier than this!!

First pick out your fabrics! Using a 6 1/2 x 24 ruler cut strips of fabric that size...then using a 1/4 in. seam sew the three strips together. Press open seams. After sewing then turn your fabric and cut 3 strips 6 1/2 wide. You will have a little bit left over that you can use on another project some other day!

Place them together matching up your seams and sew them up. Keep in mind that in the finished quilt the outer corners will be the largest and the middle square will be the smallest.

After all is sewn together and all seams are pressed open find the center and cut that baby in half both ways! Yes...for me...this was hard the first time! I felt like I was "messing" up my quilt! But trust'll love the outcome!

Turn the blocks however you like and then sew them together again! I turned and turned until I came up with the design I loved!

Can't wait to finish this! I'll post a picture when I do!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

~Tailgating Treats~

^Cast of Characters

When all put together...bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven for ONLY 5 min. or until chocolate starts to melt.
When you take them out...put a pecan half on top and smooch down. Let cool before removing.

^End Result

^Evidence of hubby stealing one before they were set!

Is this a chocolate day or what!! This is my contribution to tailgating for gameday today! GO COWBOYS!!

*Pretzel Turtles
*No-Bake Cookies
*Cookies & Cream Brownies

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Too Close for Comfort!

This got a little too close for me! I was home alone and could hear the sirens going off in town. I decided instead of pacing the floor that I would go outside and join it! The clouds were moving faster than I could take pictures. I was amazed! The cattle were huddling and that made me a little nervous! I've always heard that animals can sense a storm. But for some crazy reason I seemed calmer outside where I could see and hear what was going on! I've never taken storm pictures before and was sure wishing I had a new camera to use!! Maybe next time!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kasidi Joy...

Help bring this precious little girl home to her Forever Family!!

click on the fundraiser link below:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

NEW's a keeper!!!

My Daughter in law, Molli, hosted a party at my house tonight! She brought delicious cupcakes (she made) & fruit:

And then we decided we needed something other than sweets! So...I rummaged through my cabinets and came up with this:
(I will DEFINITELY make it again! YUMMMM)

Jalapeno Party Dip
Recipe by MiMi's Mumblings

2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened (light works)
1 c. mayonnaise (light will work...but NO Miracle Whip!)
1/2 c. parmesan cheese (buy the wedge and grate it yourself, pre-shredded doesn't melt as well)
1 c. shredded cheddar/jack cheese
1 (4-oz.) can green chilies
1/2-1 (4-oz.) can diced jalapeno peppers, drained
(1/2 can is mild with a little bite, a whole can is spicier...adjust to your liking!)
4 garlic cloves, minced

Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, combine the ingredients and spread into a small baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until dip is bubbly and golden brown. Serve with Tortilla chips!