Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bread Pudding and Tea

A few days ago Stephanie at TheEnchantingRose posted a delicious recipe for bread pudding. It goes great with afternoon tea!
The recipe didn't call for raisins but I topped mine with some raisins I had on hand. Also I used hamburger and hot dog buns. I had never made bread pudding before. I couldn't believe how easy it was and that I actually liked it!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Forgot to mention

I did this tray in honor of Afternoon Tea Week in the UK which started yesterday and runs through the 20th. There's a bunch of us bloggers  and non bloggers who aren't in the UK joining our fellow tea lovers in Afternoon Tea this week.

DIY Dollar Tree Tea Tray

I wanted to get a tea tray but nice ones are too expensive. I decided to do my own using all Dollar Tree items. All I did was get a 13 x 9 sheet pan and some stickers. In this case I used wall stickers because they were the prettiest. My daughter got some paints and Modge Podge, again Dollar Tree.
Basically all we did was painted the tray, let it dry and put the stickers on. We painted a couple of layers od Modge Podge, letting dry between layers. Easy Peasy!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Interesting Radar

We are having a thunderstorm and I wanted to see the radar. It gave me the giggles because it looks like a bird.

Reflections

As I'm sitting here reflecting on memories of Dodie I remembered that a year ago today, we crossed the Colorado River out of California to start our new lives in AZ. We didn't have a home. We didn't have much money because the funds from probate hadn't been released. We spent two weeks cramped in a nice but not very large hotel room. We didn't eat the most nutritious meals, which consisted of microwaved foods from nearby Dollar Tree or the market. We occassionally had a pizza delivered. But we also ate out alot during that two week hotel stay. After two weeks of hotel living, our real estate agent and his wife (who are now our friends!)offered their RV for us to stay in while he helped us find a home.
Sometimes I find it hard to believe that we left CA totally on faith and trusting  that God would 1. Show us the house we are to buy and 2. Provide the money to buy our house.
In September we will have been in our house a year. We are so blessed to have been led here.