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Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Yes, the year went by fast and it’s been fun posting and meeting some nice people that share their thoughts and are very sincere with their feelings.

Many times I wanted to quit because my followers were almost non- existent. I wondered what I was doing wrong. What was that special thing that I needed to do?

Then I found out that hubby was enjoying reading my blog, and my daughters, daughter-in-law along with my granddaughter were reading it as well, making me feel like I had accomplished something.

My blog is not here to educate anyone, only to offer some crafting ideas, sewing projects and offer a place to take your mind off the stressful things in life.  But, I am happy that I do have a something to share with anyone that cares to read about it.

So, my blog will continue and I thank those of you that have taken an interest in me, along with my blog.

 

Now, back to business.

This weekend I’ll be participating in a craft-boutique sale—if it doesn’t rain.

One of my items to sell is this little girls apron that I made from a pattern.

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The pattern is super easy for a beginner.DSCN4752

Thank you again for visiting my blog!♥♥♥♥

 


20141018_095021Peaceful view.

 

 

 

 

Pink.

 

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Yes, I am a Tejana (Texan). I was born in Austin, Texas, many years ago.

I have many cousins there, but I went to visit two in particular that I keep in touch with.

It’s been 33 years since we had been there, so this was a treat for us.

I loved my morning view from my cousin’s kitchen window.

No, the cows don’t belong to my cousin, they are owned by the neighbors.

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We were fortunate enough to visit a few treasures of Austin. One of them being Mt. Bonnell overlooking Lake Austin..  The views are spectacular!

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Then off we went to the quaint little town of Georgetown.  The town has many restored original buildings from the  1800’s.

 

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My pink for today is in a quilt that we saw in a little craft store where all items are made by senior citizens.  They offered many different items for sale.

 

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More about Texas at a later date.♥♥♥♥


DSCN4605 (1)Pink blossoms.


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I’ve just finished a new apron using 2 dish towels again that I sewed together.  These aprons make so much sense to me because you don’t have to worry about wiping your hands on them.

Now I feel like baking something.

We have 2 small pomegranate trees and they’re ready for picking.  Our oldest daughter will soon come and take some home.  She loves the fruit and likes putting the arils in wine glasses when serving wine.

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I hunted for a recipe using the fruit and actually found one that was easy enough to do and was quite  good.

It’s called Brenda’s Apple and Pomegranate Crisp and was on the Allrecipes site.

Here’s what you need:

4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced

1/2 cup pomagranate seeds

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 rolled oats

1/2 sugar

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and butter a 9 by 13 inch baking dish.

In a large bowl, toss together apples,pomagranate seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Spread evenly into prepared pan.  In the same bowl, stir together the oats, flour, and sugar. Rub in the butter with fingers (I used a fork)’ until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Sprinkle on top of the fruit.

Bake 45 minutes in preheated oven or until apples are soft. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

This was very simple and easy recipe, except for peeling the apples.

The pomegranate seeds do not add too much of a taste difference ( my opinion) except when you bite into a seed, but it was a tasty apple crisp.

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The last picture was taken before I baked it in the oven.  Sorry to say I didn’t take a picture of the baked apple crisp, but it browned very nicely and then we ate it all up quite fast.

 

Thank you for visiting my blog.♥♥♥♥

 


DSCN3392 (2)Shades of pink for the day.


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Hubby lost a sister to breast cancer. She was in her early thirties. Two young beautiful children were left motherless.

My own mother died of uterine cancer when I was a young teenager. It’s so hard growing up without a mother.

My dad had lung cancer and died from it. It still hurts.

A childhood friend died from liver cancer.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that we  have all experienced a sadness from this monster, known as cancer.

This month   is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Let’s give our support.

I’m going to try and do some sort of pink each post that I write  for the month of October to support all survivors and people who are affected not only by cancer but, illness, accidents, disease, abuse…..

We all need the support, whatever the reason.

Hope my little bear will make you smile.

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