Friday, February 5, 2016

Because it was 78 degrees in Texas...

We made ice cream!  Also, because ZOKU makes it so easy. MissRaylyn volunteered to taste test.  She loved it, we all did.  I purchased mine from Williams-Sonoma.

They also have popsicle and milk shake makers too.
  You freeze the inside metal container overnight.  Pour in 5 ounces of your ice cream recipe and start scraping.  A child really needs to be about 7 or 8 to have the strength to scrape the sides.  But my Grands had fun swirling the wisk in the milk and cream, as I added the sugar and vanilla flavoring.
 You use the little plastic paddle to swirl and scrape the ice cream mix.  In about 5-7 minutes you have fresh homemade soft serve ice cream. One Zoku recipe fills two containers.  Each container can fill two small ice cream dishes.

 We have used a vanilla flavored base and added our choice of strawberries, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, caramel, pecans and even some Starbucks Macchiato. There has never been any leftovers!
We highly recommend this fun yummy family activity.

I'm back!

Finally, I real person with Apple Help was able to talk me through updating my browser!  For the past month I have been trying to update my Safari application.  When I finally saw a link to acutally call someone with Apple, it then only took two calls, three representatives and over an hour to load the new application.  If you need the phone number let me know.

Now, I need to read the tutorial for El Capitan and figure out how to load photos and get ready to be bombarded with new posts.  I have been busy.

Thanks, for sticking around.  Lori

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy 2016 !

I love to change up what fills up my dough bowl. 
Holiday bowl.  You may be watching college bowl games... I play around with my dough bowl games.  

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas 2015 Open House

Welcome and come on in for a spell!

Love the tin watering can filled with fresh green!  Mr. Moose has been in the family for a long time, since 1984.  He is a great memory every year when he emerges from the Christmas box.
Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and yes, I did not remove all the keys from this old Corona to make jewelry when it was all the rage a few years back. 

 On instagram you can check out these ladders on my daughter's Etsy site too.  LeaningintoHim. Pick up in the Dallas/McKinney area.
 Napkins I am using...
 This felted Santa mouse is new this year from Ebay.  Old and in perfect condition.
We still BELIEVE and always will!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Fixer Upper watch party

Who doesn't love a little Chip and Joanna Gaines?  Who doesn't watch Fixer Upper?  Amazingly, a couple ladies at my party.  My daughter's did get me hooked on this HGTV show on Tuesday nights.
If you don't watch, basically it is the cutest couple from Waco, TX with four adorable children.  They preview three homes with a couple.  All the homes are so outdated or falling down.  One is chosen to fix up.  Amazing transformations!  

So, when Season three started a few weeks ago, I took the three days after Thanksgiving and totally decorated my house and had a girly watch party.  Before the show started we had JoJo time.  At the end of every episode Joanna stages the house by herself.  So, we all brought a little sussie under $10.00, something for your home. Then had a gift exchange and watched the Season Premier, not much watching, but lots of girl talking.  It was a very fun night.

Name that movie?  

 One of my friends had been to Louisiana for Thanksgiving, and brought fresh oranges and satsumas from her sister's trees! Extra party favors for everyone to take home.  They were delicious!
I will be baking more Pecan Tassies and watching the next new episode tonight!
Up next, my Christmas home tour!
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