- Magnolia Memories08
- Deep South, United States
- First I am a mother of two sons, Chad 35 and Ryan 32. Through these beautiful sons, I have been blessed with two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Kelli and Erin. As a result of these beautiful wives comes three beautiful grands, Connor first and the only one for fives years. Then, Kelli and Chad blessed me with another beautiful grandson, Cooper, who is now three. Ryan and Erin blessed me with my first granddaughter, Presley, and now Presley has brother, Harper, who is 2. My blog is really all about family. The reason I chose Magnolia Memories as my blog title is I am from Mississippi! I love Magnolia's. Memories is something that I make everyday. I still have my mother who will be 89 on her birthday in April. My life is centered around my beautiful family. Life is GOOD!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
After losing my job in July.I really thought I would be
off for about 2 or 3 weeks then I would find a job and
everything would be ok..Wrong answer....Still no job each day
becomes more and more devasting. Christmas was very hard..
No extra money just barely enough to pay rent and keep the water
and power on...The true meeting of Christmas is the celebrating of Christ's
birthday. I do know the true meeting.....I did not even put up a tree..Connor just couldn't understand...Cooper didn't care..Presley was to young to know the difference....All in all
there will be no horns blowing at my house tonight..Just glad to be able to close this
door...Open a New Year in the morning and hope for my life to get better!!!!! I know
there are probably some of you in the same situation..If you are please stop by and say
something to me..I feel all alone... Happy New Year 2010.............................
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
WAITING TO GO TO SCHOOL
Sunday, October 25, 2009
"The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have."
Norman Vincent Peale
"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results."
"To be awake is to be alive."
Henry David Thoreau
"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you."
"The energy of the mind is the essence of life."
"The happiest part of a man’s life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning."
"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
Carl Gustav Jung
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."
"Life begets life. Energy creates energy.It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich."
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
When jar is filled half way with soap chunks, add boiling water. Mix soap bits and water until soap is melted.
Once cooled this will make a soap jelly. Use to pretreat laundry.
*Handy to gob onto stained items and toss back into the dirty laundry bag for pieces that you can’t wash right away.
Quick Tip: I’ve also used just straight liquid dish detergent successfully. Squirt a bit onto stain, rub in gently with your fingers, then toss the garment in the laundry pile to be washed later. This is an especially easy one since you can apply the soap as soon as you notice the stain and leave the garment sit until laundry day.
1 cup hot water1/2 cup baking soda1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
Mix ingredients then store in spray bottles. Spot treat stains then soak overnight.
2 quarts water1/2 cup ammonia2 TBS laundry detergent
Mix ingredients then store in spray bottles. Spot treat stains then soak overnight.
Do not use with bleach.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Susie's husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months. Things looked grim, but she was by his bedside every single day. One day as he slipped back into consciousness, he motioned for her to come close to him. She pulled the chair close to the bed and leaned her ear close to be able to hear him.
"You know" he whispered, his eyes filling with tears, "you have been with me through all the bad times. When I got fired, you stuck right beside me. When my business went under, there you were. When we lost the house, you were there. When I got shot, you stuck with me. When my health started failing, you were still by my side. "And you know what?"
"What, dear?" she asked gently, smiling to herself.
"I think you're bad luck."
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Original recipe yield 16 popcorn balls
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup butter
8 cups freshly popped popcorn
1/2 cup dry-roasted unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
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Place the marshmallows and butter into a large pot over medium-low heat, and melt them together, stirring often. Cook until blended and smooth, about 5 minutes, and remove from heat.
Stir in the popcorn and peanuts, and stir gently to thoroughly coat them with the marshmallow mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.
With greased hands, shape the mixture into 3 inch balls, and wrap each ball in plastic wrap.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Takes 15 minutes to make and about 1 hour to cook, plus freezing and 30 minutes’ cook
Fluffy topped cheese and onion tarts recipe
By Angela Boggiano
Takes 15 minutes to make and about 1 hour to cook, plus freezing and 30 minutes’ cooking from frozen
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Flour, for dusting
500g pack shortcrust pastry
Knob of butter, plus extra for baking
2 tbsp olive oil
3 large onions, halved and finely sliced
2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
3 large (700g) floury potatoes, such as maris piper, quartered
100g crème fraîche
6 tbsp cranberry sauce
400g Camembert, most of the rind removed and cut into chunks
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. On a floured surface, roll out the pastry until 2mm thick. Use a saucer to cut out 6 circles to fit 6 x 10cm loose-bottomed, fluted tart tins. You will need to re-roll the trimmings. Chill while you prepare the filling.
2. Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan over a very gentle heat. Add the onions and cook for 15 minutes, until very soft. Add the thyme and sugar and cook for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.
3. Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in a pan of salted water for 12-15 minutes, until tender. Drain and return to the pan. Place over a low heat to dry out, then mash with the crème fraîche and plenty of seasoning.
4. Prick the bases of the pastry cases and fill with crumpled-up foil. Blind bake for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a little. (Leave the oven on if you want to eat immediately.)
5. Spoon the softened onions into the pastry cases and top each with 1 tbsp cranberry sauce. Divide the Camembert between the tarts, spoon over the mash and dot with butter.
6. To eat immediately, bake the tarts for 15-20 minutes. To freeze, put the tarts in a freezerproof container to freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Put the tarts back in their tins and bake from frozen for 30 minutes, until the potato is golden and the filling is bubbling.
Nutritional infoing from frozen
Educators are cautioning parents that the summer vacation, even the shorter version mandated in some school districts, can cost youngsters the learning edge they had when they left school in May or June.
"Typically, kids lose about four months over the summer, and they are not ready for the next grade," said Tracey Dils, a well-known children's writer ...
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
What are you doing this week???
I AM ON VACATION THIS WEEK. I
WILL BE KEEPING COOPER AND CONNOR
OH WHAT FUN I HAVE PLANNED FOR
THINGS THAT WILL NOT REQUIRE A LOT OF MONEY. BUT IT WILL BE FUN MONDAY WE ARE OFF TO BONITA LAKES PARK FOR A PICNIC, BUBBLE BLOWING AND FEEDING THE DUCKS.
Is there a better way to spend a sunny summer day then having a spontaneous picnic?
Whether it's in a park, at the beach or in your backyard - picnics
are so much fun! Grab your very own basket that hold your goodies!!
When the mood strikes you are ready to throw in a few sandwiches,
some cool drinks and you're off on your picnic!
What you need:
- picnic basket, cooler, beach bag or cardboard box
- large blanket or tablecloth for sitting on
- handi-wipes or baby wipes
- recyclable plastic or disposable plates and cups
- Insect repellent, band-aids, sunscreen
Friday, June 5, 2009
TELL ME HOW CUTE IS HE!!!
BIBLE like we treat our cell phones?
What if we....
carried it around in our purses or pockets?
turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
flipped through it several times a day?
used it to receive messages from the text?
treated it like we counldn't live without it?
gave it ti kids for gifts?
used it as we traveled?
used it in case of an emergency?
upgraded to get the lastest version?
I truly must say this has made me stop
and take a look this morning....Gosh
how many people are guilty of this..
Have a great day..
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Erin just called and told me that on the 15th of June we will find out what our baby is. I am placingmy bet on a little girl. They have a girls named picked out. Are undecided on a boys name. It seems like just a week or so ago they told me about the baby. The time is just flying.I just had to share this wonderful news. If it is a little boy that will be great to. I really want nowhat to do with a little dancer. I will let ya'll know on the 15th. Oh yes I am on vacation that week. Look at this beautiful bassinet that I have found..Is this just to cute or what!!
CONGRATULATIONS RYAN AND ERIN