Hello Saturday ! Plans & Fun

Hello   Saturday !  Hope you had a great week- Saturday Plans ! Charlie & I are taking a long walk to start the day. It’s nice to enjoy the cooler weather in the morning before the heat gets here. ( Yes its October but still hot) Mom duties are calling and a cup of coffee -morning Breakfast time for […]

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Hometown Haunts & Ghosts –

Louisiana has a rich history & when it comes to haunting,ghost and things that go bump in the night  its the perfect time to explore these places. Let’s Check out my corner  of the state – St. Landry parish  Almost every town has a house, building or cemetery that has a haunting tale to tell. Here’s a few of the […]

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Recipes ,Food & Crafting a winning combo

My Thursday food find – I am starting something new. Mixing my crafting hobby with my love of family recipes. As I read over my  family cook books I found great notes.drawing & suggestion among the pages – So here today’s fun. #1  For the Love of Coffee.   Join Me on my new adventure? What will I find Next – Lisa     #2   A great fun scrapbook page – Yeah I love my slow cooker.

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Hunting Wabbits Season

So If you are not a festival fan – It’s Hunting Time !Oct 7th starts small game season and then on to deer season. Louisiana is the Sportsman Paradise- and we have lots of places to hunt and learn about the great outdoors. I come from a family of hunters and my Dad has hunted his whole life. It was […]

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Roast & Gravy * a family classic

My Thursday food post- Is a family classic. Slow cooked beef roast & gravy served over rice -with a side of broccoli. My roast was browned and then cooked in a slow cooker for 8 hours, with natural juices,chicken stock and roux to make a tasty gravy. Ours is always served over Rice but you could do Noodles. Today’s side is Broccoli   Try my Mom’s Broccoli Casserole- 3 (10 0z) pkg of frozen broccoli 1/4 chopped onion 1 can condensed mushroom soap 8 oz Cheddar cheese (chopped) 1 egg 1 cup mayonnaise Mix wet ingredients together,add  seasoning  to taste. Mix in broccoli. Place in greased baking dish and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. If you would like too -you can sprinkle bread crumbs on top for crunch ,  

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Celebrating World Card Making Day

Looks like a rainy Saturday – perfect time to make some cards.    Happy World Card Making Day !   Are  you making Cards today ? Doing any shopping for cardmaking supplies? Today is the Day- Here a post with a great list  from some of my favorite Companies-  Sales    Scrapbook.com   Deals-coupon StampingUp    Sale event Today I having fun […]

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Giving of Red Envelopes

Red Envelopes @ Mid Autumn Moon Festival –   #1  Envelope is a tri -fold card with a place inside to hold money. #2 is made using Directions below.   Red envelopes always contain money in China, and are given, most commonly, to kids from their parents, grandparents, and others as Chinese New Year gifts. They are called hongbao in Mandarin and lai see in Cantonese. The term “red packets” has also come into common use, though hongbao look and function more like envelopes than packets. Why Chinese Give Red Envelopes Chinese people love the color red, and regard red as the symbol of energy, happiness and good luck. Sending red envelopes is a way to send good wishes and luck. Actually, the significance of red envelopes is the red paper, not the money inside. Wrapping money in red envelopes is expected to bestow more happiness and blessings on the receivers. Hence, it is impolite to open a red envelope in front of the person who gives it to you. In China, the red envelope is called yasui qian (压岁钱 /yaa-sway chyen/), which means ‘suppressing ghosts money’. Those who receive a red envelope are wished another safe and peaceful year. Of course you can buy them from most Asian market or on line sources.   But if you are crafty – and have supplies ( you know you do) Here’s a site to make your own envelopes – red envelopes

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Celebrating Mid- Autumn Moon Festival

Thursday Food Fun – My Family Celebrates Mid Autumn Moon Festival You Tube Video – Wok video Chinese emperors worshiped the sun and moon every year, to pray for a good harvest, since the earliest recorded times. They believed the sun and moon are in charge of the universe. The Mid-Autumn Festival has history of over 3,000 years. It was derived from the custom of moon worship during the Shang Dynasty (c.1600–1046 BC). Mid-Autumn was first celebrated as a festival during the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127). Like the emperors, ancient people believed worshipping the moon and eating together round a table would bring them good luck and happiness. My family celebrates by  sharing a meal of our favorite food-       Enjoy the Flavors of the Autumn Moon Festival-    

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Craft Table – Wednesday

Today I would like to share a couple of quick sewing project I have been working on- Both of these will make great gifts this holiday !     I call this – Cat Keeper Offer – my kitties have a bad habit of trying to eat out of food bowl .Bad Kitties!   Supplies Paper (pattern) Fabric Elastic    ( 1/4 inch ) Sewing machine & supplies   Trace your favorite Bowl – Top side Down -and add about 1 to 2 inches. This will make your pattern. I used cotton fabric -but you could use a lite vinyl-  cut with pink a shear around your pattern Then sew around the circle -while folding down the edge to make a casing for the elastic to go through. When finish sewing -thread elastic through-pull to tighten,  Finish off.  These little cover will keep the  Kitties from eating your food. Make them big or small have fun.   Next Project can be made any size –  Mom – the Bowl is too Hot to carry.  Yes- I here that all the time when they take out items from the microwave and try to take them to the table.  So here’s my version of a handy holder. Lisa   Supplies- Cotton fabric  ( I used Halloween fabric /orange) Batting  ( if using in microwave non synthetic) Basic Sewing Supplies and Machine           I used a common bowl for size.   […]

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Moon Cakes * Mid Autumn Festival

  Chinese people celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival with many traditional and meaningful activities, such as eating dinner with family, hanging lanterns, guessing lantern riddles, and worshiping the moon. Since 2008, Mid-Autumn Festival has been a 3-day public holiday in mainland China. In 2017, the holiday will be October 1–8, combining the National Day holiday and a three weekend days.   […]

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