Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fall Treat Mix
I have found several recipes of snack mixes. Of course Chex mix is the one everyone knows.
This is a little different and so easy! This is mostly sweet but peanuts and cheese crackers add just a touch of saltiness.
Yumm! I didn't measure anything, just a little of this and a little of that. All I did was get out my biggest bowl and started dumping stuff in like:
cheese crackers,
salted peanuts,
Reese's Pieces,
pretzel twist,
Coco puff cereal
and Cinnamon Toast crunch cereal.
That's all there is to it! You really can add what ever you might like. How cute. I made about 20 bags for my little school friends. They were so excited to get a treat from Ms. Peggy. Some of the kids said they were going to save it and share with their mom's and dad's. Isn't that sweet! Don't forget to add a little tag.
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blog Award
Oh my goodness! A new blog friend of mine just honored me with this cool award. The Triple Cute Blog Award! Thanks D! She has some super recipes which I love and also some fun crafts. You can find her blog here: The Shady Porch

I'm so flattered to receive the super award. I'm still surprised that you wonderful people read my blog.
Blogging has been so much fun and inspirational. I have found some wonderful people that I now call friends through blogging.
Now it is my turn to pass on this award on to seven deserving followers. This is going to be a dilemma because I love all of my blogger friends! The seven blogs I pass the award on to are:

I'll leave you all with a couple of pic of fall.
Thanks everyone!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Baby diaper cake
I offered to make a diaper cake for a baby shower at my school. This is my opportunity to sink or swim. I really like crafting but was I in over my head? In the past I have tried all sorts of crafting. Back in the old days I tried macrame. It was fun but my fingers got sore and blistered. Ugh! I've sewed flags and tons of Halloween costumes. I even took a painting class with oils. Well I go again. Before: During: After: Ta da!!!!
I used a bottle of sparkling cider for the center. All the diapers are centered around it.
After that all you need is rubber bands and or twine. I hot glued black and pink ribbon to hide the rubber bands. Thanks to the millions of people who posted directions on the world wide web.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Crocheted Sock Monkey Hat
This is the latest crochet hat I have made and I'm so proud of it! I wanted to make a gift for a friend that was having her first baby. I thought I would make a little something but not sure what to make. Well one day I stumbled upon this idea. Cute hua! This was really a lot of fun to make. It worked up quite fast. It is made very similar to my other hats. I only changed up the color and added ear flaps. My friend who is having the baby is having a girl. Ha ha! I guess you could tell that by the color. I hope it fits but we won't know for another week or so. :) But if it is to small I can make her another one. I added a little crochet flower but didn't get a snap of it before I wrapped it up.
My daughter really likes it and wants one. Sorry Carmen, too small. Ha ha! Well if you can believe it, a couple of my friends want me to make some for their kids. I don't feel that experienced! Plus they offered to pay. Now I'm in a dilemma because I don't like to charge my friends. I have looked on several Etsy spots and they charge anywhere from $18 to $25. Why didn't I know how to do this when my own children were little? I remember...I had kids. ( no time!) Ha ha!
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Popular Grove Plantation

This past Thursday the first grade classes went on a field trip to a plantation not far from here. This isn't one of the big fancy ones you see on TV.
Their main focus is education and to preserve history.

It is one of the oldest peanut plantations in North Carolina. The orginal land was purchased in 1795. The Foy family owned the property for 6 generations.
There are several things that go on there. Not only tours for schools but Civil War reenactments too.
This is the tenant house. Looks like pretty meager living if ya ask me.
There were 64 slaves on the plantation and after the war 63 stayed to work here.
They have several out buildings set up for demonstrations. My favorite was the weaving house. An interpreter showed us how to spin wool from sheep and demonstrated the spinning wheel and the weasel.
Remember the old nursery song; "Pop goes the weasel"?
The weasel was used to count how many times the yarn was wrapped around the wheel. This way you would figure out yardage. A small peg in the middle would pot out when it was full. Ha ha! How cool is that!
As you know there are several other steps but I won't bore you all with that.
We also learned all the plants used to die the wool like black walnut and onion skins.
Back in the old days, if ya didn't have it ( grow it your self) you did without.
This weaving is called "Tabby"
We ended the day with a hay ride, actually it was a wagon ride.
It was such a beautiful day. We all had a great time and especially me!
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