Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Sunday Café - One-Pan Potatoes & Pepper Steak

One-Pan Potatoes & Pepper Steak

4 Medium potatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick, placed in bowl of water & microwaved for 6-10 minutes or until tender

1 lb. beef Top Round steak, thinly sliced

1 tsp. garlic pepper

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips

While potatoes cook in microwave, toss beef with garlic pepper and heat oil in large skillet over high heat.
Add beef and toss 3 minutes; remove
Add green pepper to skillet and toss 3 minutes.
Add potatoes; saute 5 minutes.
Add beef back to pan and toss all together until heated through.
Season to taste.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mad Country Jamboree Tea 2010


Join us in our little Mad's just a little small gathering of family and friends. But there will be lots of love, laughter and GOOD FOOD!!

The table of food (and yes, I took the curtains down from out bedroom and stapled them to the wall of the back porch. My terrify my husband with my industrial staple know what they say about women and hand tools ~ ( insert evil grin )

D&D's Favorite Chicken Nuggets with Ranch Dressing
Corn on the Cob
Homemade Lemonade

Chocolate Brownies
Purple Cows

Waiting on Mamma to take her "pictures"

"Hurry up Mama, I'm dyin' over here!"

...30 seconds later ...

And this was what was left of the lemonade. As you can tell, it was pretty darn yummy!

Handmade candle holders. I love the stripped one!

Like my utensil caddy?

Oh look who showed up...Holly Hobbie, Raggedy Anne and Vanie Mae! And their escort for the evening, Sock Monkey!

Still eating

Who doesn't love C-O-R-N on the cob?


Not a scrap was left

Ah, "That was delicious Mamma!"

And what's a Jamboree without a few BUGS?

I think they brought their own food, because I didn't make that!

Would you like to try some?

Time for dessert.
The brownies were gone before I got a picture, but I did get one of the Purple Cows!

Talk about something yummy on a hot afternoon...

Now time to sit and relax

Or wait for some leftovers...

Sasha is always smiling

I looked up into the sky and saw what looked to be rainclouds, but they keep on rolling by.

Dancing the night away ~ to a tune in her head!

We're so glad you stopped by for our little Mad Country Jamboree Tea. Hope you had a lovely time and enjoyed yourselves. And of course we can't forget to thank the Ever-Fabulous Vanessa for hosting this wonderful event! She is the hostess with the mostess.

I'm really glad to see you and hope that you come back again! I love to have people over! Even if it is only to chat on the computer.

Y'all come back now, y'all here?


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

To Do List - Summer 2010

I was thinking of some of the things I wanted to do this Summer, and since I'm such a list-maker, I thought I would make a little list of some fun, yet not too expense things I would like to get accomplished over the next few months.

  1. Start making a quilt (Thank you Becka for the inspiration)

  2. Make homemade ice cream (preferably pineapple!)

  3. Let Dane get his first library card (and one for me too)

  4. Go to the Space Museum

  5. Make myself a skirt

  6. Have a cookout on our back porch

  7. Cross stitch something for the 4th of July

  8. Start my Christmas list

  9. Finish the pettiskirt I started for Gracyn

  10. Learn to make G-O-O-D Margaritas!

What's on your list? I'd love to hear it!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create II

Greetings & Salutations!

Welcome to my little piece of the world.

I'm so glad you've stopped by. My studio/workspace might be a little more haphazard than most. We have recently had to move due to my husband getting a job transfer. As happy as I am that he does have a job, we've moved quite a few times in the last few years ( I'm really tired of moving boxes!) And you would think that a NORMAL person would have LESS belongings...mine seem to multiply each time we move!
We are renting, so I am a little limited to what my options are when it comes to decorating. But I do hope you enjoy your visit!!

The current light fixture in the room was a very cheap one. So cheap that only one of the light outlets worked for the above ceiling light. I got the idea to purchase some white paper lanterns. But it took me a little while to figure out how to hook them up without have extension cords running all along the walls. I found this cool device that screws into a light socket, making it a plug. So with that, I was able to plug both the lights into the ceiling fixture and can switch them on when I flip the wall switch. Voila!

Then to cover the ugly brass fixture ( there was no glass cover when we moved in) I made some pretty paper flowers to cover it up!!

I hung a beautiful vintage Japanese paper umbrella over the window

Unfortunately, I don't have a large work area in this room, I have to use the kitchen table for that. But I do have this cute little table that I can lay things out on and stack all my wonderful magazines underneath.

My Favorite Magazine of All Time! I was so sad to see it go...Mary, Please Come Back!!!

Okay, I like weird stuff!! Loved this mask I found in Gatlinburg, TN.

Some more inspiration on the shelf. And my very first 5 star book...Green Eggs & Ham!

It's time to Play

A little basket of goodies waiting to be made into something

I really don't want to hang too much stuff on the I used push pins to hang this wonderful poster. Someday, I really need to get this professionally framed. Love it

28 years worth of accumulated cross stitch thread! I found the storage box at an Antique Store in Mobile, Al. I'm so glad I purchased it.

Sewing area

And Yes, this is my chair!! (Excuse the mess, I didn't get to vacuum yet). This little guy came from Tallahassee, FL. Someone was throwing him away. My husband likes to work on cars, and at first I would sit in the garage with him while he was working. But when we moved into this house, my setting arrangement got mixed up somehow and I had nothing to sit on at the sewing machine. Let me just say, it works in a pinch ;0)

Meet Nina, my trusty sewing machine. She is as old as I am ( about 29.5!)

The Wall of Inspiration

The Peanut Gallery (sorry Holly Hobbie wasn't here today. She had an emergency with the hairdresser. She sends her love)

Italian storage for ribbon

The Ugly Part. Behind that beautiful cover are boxes full of projects and fabric.

I have attempted to purge some of my magazines, pulling out only this articles that inspire me. So now I have binders full of said articles. Not sure if this is decluttering or not...?

More fabric and projects

Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit! I would like to thank Karen for hosting this wonderful event and for being such a sweetheart. And I would like to thank YOU for stopping by and spending a few moments at Grace Goods. I would love for you to come back any time and get to know you better!