Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Homemade WHITES ONLY Powdered Laundry Soap Mixture




I've been asked recently for this mixture.  I think that it is a wonderful cleaning mixture and should have a post of it's own. Today I share two recipes or mixtures that work extremely well.  Keep in mind this is for "White Laundry Only".

Monday, September 26, 2016

Prepping Fruits and Vegetables for the Week!



I've seen a lot of ladies on the internet making salads for the week, putting them in canning jars and thought what a cool idea.  I also wondered how long they would last that way.  Well I tried it and found that mine lasted in canning jars for 12 days.  The last salad was just as crisp and tasty as the first.  I take that back it was crisper than the first.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

WWII True Story: Sinking Ship, Leaky Life Vest, Two Men Hanging On!



Sadly this week Mr. Wheeler was buried with military honors.  You can imagine how sad we are to lose this man, this hero, this WWII legend!  Today I share his personal account of what he and my daddy Carl endured during the sinking of this LST off the coast of Anzio. The story itself as you may know is close to my heart and to have it used in his funeral made it all the more touching.  Isn't it ironic that this true WWII Hero basically wrote his own Military Eulogy

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Testing & Washing Bed Pillows



Do you test and wash your bed pillows?
Over the years I've made some pretty big mistakes like washing my grandma's feather bed pillows. The covers were dark blue with off white stripe ticking and they had them for quite a while.  She gave me some and young Dolly decided to machine wash them in hot water.  The hot water only made them smell like dead birds!  I aired them outside for days it seems and don't believe they ever smelled decent enough to sleep on again. This brings me to the question do you wash your bed pillows? We're talking pillow washing today.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Simple Summer Blooms




I love so much about Spring and Summer until the extreme heat and humidity set in.  
This lady doesn't get all of her yard work done.  
So please pay no mind (even though your eyes will go directly there now...lol) to the grass growing in my tree and flower beds.  

Monday, September 5, 2016

Simple Oven Baked Hamburgers



Hamburgers where did that name come from?  I really don't know? There are several things found on the internet but no real true historical reason so I won't say.  All I know is that we love them here, although we don't have them often for some strange reason.  We all love a grilled hamburger don't we?  There are times that we just don't or aren't able to grill them so a wonderful substitute way of cooking is simply baking them.  Join me today, Labor Day for cooking hamburgers.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Cracker Cobbler ~ Peach




Friends you know that we love our cobblers here.  This is a little different because I am making homemade crackers a recipe similar to my biscuit recipe but rolled flat and sliced like crackers or flat dumplings. They are then baked until they begin to brown on the bottom and used to top fruit. Today I'm using fresh peaches simmered in a syrup sweetened to your liking with a little bit of cornstarch added for thickening. Delicious cracker cobbler and if topped with vanilla ice cream a decadent recipe to be sure.

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