Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bridal Shower for my soon to be Sister-In-Law

Today we celebrated Ashley, the soon to be next Mrs. Dryzal.  She had a baseball themed shower.
Her family and friends did a spectacular job carrying out the baseball theme.
All the tables had the same vase with 2 balls and a pendant inside sitting on a baseball tray filled with peanuts.  

I made a baseball mitt watermelon to hold the fruit salad.  I was so relieved that it turned out!

I stuffed a Thirty-One bag with baking pans, cookie and muffin mixes, a menu board with easel that I made (by request of the groom to be!), and a cookbook.

Here's our Maddie with her favorite "aunt" to be.

The bride to be with M and our niece Bailey.

 Opening our gift.

 The dessert table

It was a lovely day!

~peace and blessings~

Monday, March 28, 2016

Coloring Easter Eggs

We tried a new Easter Egg Dye Kit this year.  It was called "Glittery Tye Die".  The eggs were put into bags and dye was added to create a tie dye effect when smooshed in the bag.  

It was so quick and simple that the guys even joined in.

Once the eggs were colored, then M added the glitter. 

They came out nicely!

~peace and blessings~

Easter 2016

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Some photos from our Easter celebration above and Easter foods below!

 Our dinner table

Cream Puff Shells

 Bunny Cinnamon Roll for Easter Breakfast

Clove Studded Baked Ham with Glaze


Our colored eggs, Jelly Bean Bites and Cream Puffs 

Italian Easter Bread

Peace and blessings~

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Recital 2015

It has been forever since I've blogged.  I just haven't found the time or energy to put into it these last few months.  I return with intentions of being better about sharing life and projects with my followers and friends!

Our Miss M had her 5th recital last night.  She danced in three performances....tap, jazz and ballet.  Every time I watch her dance, I get teary-eyed.  Her love of dance just shows in her face... just precious! We had lots of family and friends attend the show last night.  Here are some pics:

John and I with Madison

Madison with her Godmother and our Goddaughter

Madison with Aunt Coni and Krista

Madison with my brother and his girlfriend

Madison and her Great Aunt Kathryn and Great Uncle JC

Madison and John's Mom

Madison with my parents
Our Family
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~peace and blessings~

Friday, October 10, 2014

Student Teacher Gift Idea

My student teacher finished up her placement with us today.  Here's part of her gift from myself and the students.  I bought her a personalized bucket and filled it with Dove candy bars (her fave), a small wooden sign, a teacher Hallmark ornament, and a gift card for Amazon to pick a book for her classroom.  The students made her the fingerprint tree shown below.
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~peace and blessings~

Homecoming Dance

Where does time go?  The last I remember, H was going to elementary school with me every morning!  Now he is a high school sophomore, soon to be 16 and driving a vehicle.  Words cannot express how proud of him I am, or how much I love this son of ours.  I am blessed to be his mom.  This is him, with his braces free smile, on the night of his first formal dance with a date! 

Here's a pic with us and H's date, Sarah Beth.  I couldn't find a picture where J's eyes weren't closed. 
We have known Sarah's family for over 30 years, so it was nice to catch up with them too. 
~peace and blessings~

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Applesauce Cinnamon Oat Muffins

I have been making muffins each weekend for the family to take in lunches or to grab as a morning treat on their way to work or school.  I have made Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and today, the Oatmeal Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins pictured above.  They are moist and tender on the inside, with a nice crunchy topping on the outside. 
Here's the recipe:
1 1/2 cup quick-oats
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup  applesauce
1/2 cup reduced fat milk
3 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg white
1 tbs butter, melted
1/4 cup quick oats
1 tbs brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400. Grease a muffin tin or line with liners and set aside. (
In a large bowl combine the first seven ingredients (dry ingredients).
In another bowl combine the wet ingredients together. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix slowly until just combined.
Fill muffins tins or liners 3/4 full with batter.
Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle evenly over batter.
Bake for 15-18 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean).slightly adapted from Taste of Home and Sweet Treats and More
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~peace and blessings~