Friday, August 8, 2008

Fat Friday,swap goodies, and more............

Good morning!
I am posting early over coffee. There are a few yard sales I need to go visit ( do you like how I said, "I NEED to visit? lol) and I also have to get some things done at home.
The cats & dog are still sleeping. They are so lazy!! lol

I have a bunch to post though!!

First, I wanted to post a BIG thank you to countingsheeprimitives over at
http://www.createaprim.com/ community!! She was my swap partner and sent me a load of goodies. Check out these pics!!
I received 2 aprons, a prim night light, americana baby shoes( which was so sweet of her to do, she resides in Canada), a bar of chocolate soap, cool hang tag, a wonderful post card, copper ribbon and HOMEMADE strawberry and rhubabrb jam. I am feeling the love!!
Jen, I love it all and I am carrying the tote!! I dumped everything from my purse into it !


close up of applique

I think this flower is either confused or just slow at closing back up. lol
This is a moonflower, they normally bloom in the late evenings and remain open at night. Can I tell ya that these are gorgeous at night??!! Its so nice to go out in the moonlight ( hence, the name) and see flowers open. :). I took this pic at 7am yesterday, that flower should be sleeping. lol
moonflower bloom


Today officially starts our town's Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival
Want to know more? Check out the website.
There is a bunch of handcraftsman displaying their wares.

Fat Friday recipes

sloppy cheeseburgers
2 lb. of hamburg
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 ( 8 oz.) jar of cheese whiz
1 tbsp. ketchup
1 tbsp. mustard
salt & pepper to taste
fry hamburg and drain. add remaining ingredients and simmer. serve on buns.

and on to dessert......
strawberry pizza
1 pkg. sugar cookie mix( I use whatever is cheaper- our Big Lots has Betty Crocker kind for $1.00 a pack)
8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. powdered sugar
1 qt. strawberries ( cleaned and sliced)
1 cup prepackaged strawberry glaze( or make your own)

stir strawberries and glaze. refrigerate while baking crust.
mix up sugar cookie mix and spread onto a 14 in. pizza pan. bake at the directions on pack and until slightly golden on the bottom. cool.
whip cream cheese and powd. sugar.
spread over cool crust.
next add strawberry and glaze mix to top of cream cheese.
cut into wedges or pizza slices.

Gotta go, time for the sales!!


  1. Wow...you got some goodies! Food sounds really good to ! Beth

  2. Love that swap! Cant wait to see what you find today!

  3. wow...love the swap stuff...you hit the jack pot...i just saw those moon flowers in person at my sons house...racheal said i just had to smell them....and she was right....hers have over took her whole side of the house...they are nice...i want some...she has to move some of her plants to other areas because the moon plants are so big...the others get lost...hope i can get some from her...

  4. What a great swap partner you had!!! Great stuff.

  5. I had a moon plant like that last year that I just let go...it got to be about 20 feet in diameter....they are invasive but so fragrant!

  6. Oh my gosh these recipes are incredible. And anything with Cheese Whiz has GOT to be a winner. It's like Spam, it's a winner everytime!! That strawberry pizza I am making tomorrow - Slimfast can wait! Loved your post and all your goodies!
    Blessings, Debbie

  7. K!
    I'll be think'n of 'ya as I head out in the morn'n to track the scent of killer deals~ha!
    Send me some of your GSale good MoJo!!! :)
    I loooooooove the new color & pic, you're setting the bar pretty high! I was thinking about doing that(seasonal changes)so let's see what I can come up with now that you've motivated me! :o)
    Be a Blessing!xoxoL~