Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Butterscotch Krispies

Hi, I'm the 12 year-old daughter of Joyce, and today Mom has let me write the post.  I've done everything you'll see including the pictures. The other day I made Butterscotch Krispies.  I'll share the recipe with you now.

1.) Gather your ingredience: 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal, 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 bag of butterscotch chips, & a stick of butter.
2.) butter your pan.
3.) melt your butterscotch chips with your cup of peanut butter.
4.)Melt it until it is smooth.
5.)Add your Rice Krispies cereal.
6.)Mix it together
 7.)pour it into the pan.
8.)Let it cool
 9.)cut it

Monday, June 28, 2010


I remember when I was little, I thought that caladiums, coleus, hostas, and begonias were old lady flowers.  I could not see why anyone would want to plant them in their garden.
I now love these shade loving plants.  They are the plants that add color to my Big Woods garden.  I think this probably means that I am definitely getting older.
I have tried different varieties of caladiums every year.  I try to winter the bulbs each year; but last year, I waited too late to dig the bulbs.  So this year, I had to buy new bulbs.
All of my caladium bulbs this year came from a sale at
Home Depot.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Another beautiful wedding...another happy couple.

This time, we traveled to Fort Payne, Alabama, to witness the marriage of my husband's first cousin's son.  It took us about three hours to make the trip, but it was a nice day, and our kids were well behaved.

The groom is from Michigan, but attended college at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  He met his bride there, so two different worlds have come together.  They make a beautiful couple and are now moving to California.  Life can certainly change in a hurry.

We wish them the best as they begin this new journey together.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

U. S. Space and Rocket Center

Guess where I've been today???
Yes, I did visit the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, but...
I was actually attending STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Camp. 
We spent our first day of camp at MTSU receiving wonderful teaching ideas to be used
in our own classrooms.  Today, we visited the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and received more materials and ideas to be used in our classrooms.  This is one of the best teacher trainings I have ever attended.
The weather was hot today, but the sky was absolutely gorgeous.
I will end this post with a few pictures.

Pillow Project

Pillow complete.
Now on to the next project.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Crochet Round Pillow

     If you haven't caught on by now, I just love Lucy's blog over at http://www.attic24.typepad.com/.  She has wonderful crocheting tutorials that walk you through projects step by step with pictures.  I have been following her flat circle tutorial to make a round pillow.  I just recently finished the pillow by crocheting both sides together around a pillow form. 
     I had the hardest time finding a round pillow form.  I finally ordered three from a lady on Etsy.  There were none at the craft stores around here, and there were none available to order from these same stores online.  Any suggestions???
     I will show my finished pillow in my next post.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pizza Spaghetti

I love, love, love to make this dish.
Kids love, love, love to eat this dish.
This has become my favorite thing to make for Sunday dinners at church.
You will need:
1 pound ground beef  (browned and drained)
12 ounces spaghetti noodles  1 package pepperoni
4 Tablespoons margarine  4 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
24 ounces mozzarella        26 ounces spaghetti sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook the 12 ounces of spaghetti noodles according to package directions.  Rinse and drain.
Melt 4 tablespoons margarine and add to noodles along with 4 tablespoons Parmesan.  Toss well.
Press into large casserole dish.
Layer 12 ounces Mozzarella,
ground beef,
26 ounces spaghetti sauce,
12 ounces mozzarella cheese,
and 1 (4-ounce) package pepperoni.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
Cut in sections to serve.
All you need now is a salad and bread.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Wordle - blog

Sorry I have been away for a few days. 
I just returned from a trip with some fellow teachers to a conference in Nashville. 
We had a nice trip. 
I learned some new things that I will be able to use in my classroom this fall. 
But, who wants to think about the new school year now???
I did get some URL's to some really neat websites.
Click on the link below to see something I made using the most current words from my blog.
Wordle - blog
Apparently, I say "flowers and beautiful" a lot.
That's why they are bigger than the other words.
I can think of all kinds of ways to use this website in my classroom.
Preassessment - what do you know about _______________?
Make a wordle.
Then, after you have taught the content, make a new wordle with their new vocabulary,
and then compare the two wordles.
But, we don't want to think about the new school year yet???
These wordles would make really cute t-shirts.
Maybe I need a blogging wordle t-shirt.
Or better yet, maybe I should create one with words describing summer vacation!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Roses By the Bed

When I first got the idea of putting flowers on my bedside table, I never thought I would have so many opportunities with so many different kinds of flowers.
They seem to just keep showing up from all kinds of places.
Do you recognize these???
Yes, they are from this past weekend's wedding.
My nephew and his beautiful bride are honeymooning, while we here at home are enjoying their beautiful flowers.  And they are beautiful.  I still love the idea they used at the wedding of displaying them in different size fruit jars. 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Country Wedding

We interrupt today's Sunday Fun Read to bring you my nephew's wedding.  My nephew was married last night in the middle of a beautiful hayfield of daisies far out in the country. 
The theme of the wedding was honoring the family that for generations has owned the land.  Because of the location, the decorations included anything old fashioned...including the escort in...
All the flowers were arranged in old fashioned fruit jars...

The setting was just beautiful...
There was a dance floor...
And lots of old fashioned decorations...
And at the end of the night...
After everyone left...
All that remained were some petals in the grass...
And one very happy couple!!!


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