Saturday, February 17, 2018

A New Spin on Dying Easter Eggs

Isn't the Internet an amazing treasure hunt? You just never know what you might find there. For example, look at these Easter eggs. Aren't they amazing?! Guess what, you can make these even if you have absolutely NO artistic talent.

I know that Easter is 6 weeks away (we celebrated Ash Wednesday last week), but this method of dying eggs will take more of your time than the typical "buy a box of dye tablets". That's why I am sharing this post with you today. 

These beautiful eggs were created by simply wrapping eggs in silk fabric, boiling them, and cooling and unwrapping. Click on the video to get the easy step-by-step instructions.

If (like me) you don't happen to have scraps of silk just sitting there waiting to be used up, take a trip to the Goodwill. Old silk ties are the perfect size for this craft. Fabric stores also sell remnants at a deeply-discounted price. So, you have six weeks. Have fun shopping.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Love Is In the Air

Yes, I'm a helpless romantic. In just a few days it will be Valentine's Day. Here are 4 different dessert ideas for you and your love.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

I Have a Confession to Make

I'm cheap. There, I've said it. 
  • I hate paying full price for anything.
  • I have never purchased bottled water.
  • When my husband and I wed 35+ years ago, we received some gifts of cash. It could have been used to purchase perhaps a set of silver, or some place settings. We bought a full-size freezer.
  • The only benefit of dining out is that someone else washes the dishes. 
More often than not, I'm dissatisfied with the quality of the food at a restaurant. I'm a better-than-good cook, and I enjoy playing in the kitchen. For anniversaries, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and even my own birthday you will usually find me happily preparing a 3-course (or more) dinner and dessert. 

And I'm happy (almost giddy) to see Valentine's Day just around the corner.

Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I have an alter-ego (I like to think of her as my Super Power). I am the Carb Diva, and here is a menu plan and recipes that I assembled for a romantic dinner-for-two Valentine's Day meal.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Three Most Beautiful Words

The three most beautiful words in the English language are not "I love you." 

They are: 




Make these for someone you love.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

MLK Quotes

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." 

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

"Everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." 

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." 

"We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope." 

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

It's Not Too Soon

Before you know it, the "Day of Love" (February 14) will be here. Even if you're not "crafty" here are a few things that you can do on your own or with your kids:

Construction paper, a felt-tip pen and some post-it squares. Couldn't be easier.

Ink pad, paper, felt-tip pen and your thumb. Tah-dah!

One sheet of construction paper, fold in half, trace your hand (be sure to keep the tip of your thumb and index finger at the fold), cut out. 

Finally, a use for celery that everyone can agree on.