Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tales of the Traveling Tote #29

                    

Welcome 


The Tales of the Traveling Tote is a series of adventures that share where our Mackenzie Childs tote bags have taken us.  Four times a year a group of 10 bloggers each write a connected post about the places we have been. We also offer a fabulous MacKenzie-Childs giveaway on one of the 10 posts each quarter.  We have built incredible friendships through our blogs and we hope you enjoy our tales as much as we do!  To read about how it all began, go HERE



Tuesday, November 30, 2021

BBQ Dump Chicken

I love a meal that I can pull out of the freezer, put it in the crock pot and let it cook all day.  This BBQ Chicken is delish and so is our favorite, local BBQ Sauce, from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que:


Saturday, November 27, 2021

Do It Over Designers - November


    Do it Over Designers


I am joining Ann, from Apple Street Cottage, for Do It Over Designers, where we transform something that needs a makeover!


This lamp blew over in the wind by an open window one day.  As I was taking it apart to put it into the trash, I decided to keep a few pieces for a project.


I cut the electrical cord and unscrewed a few of the pieces:


I kept the finial, base....


...and a middle section:


My first idea was to stack them for a candle stick, but it was a bit top heavy:


I pulled out the best glue ever:  E6000




I topped the largest piece with an old silver tray:


When serving food at a buffet it's always a good idea to have varying heights....


...so this piece will be used a lot...


for desserts, hors d'eouvres or cheese and crackers:


The smaller piece was perfect as a candlestick:


Most of my candles are battery operated, so this slender candle fit perfectly:


The last piece was the finial:


It looked much better on this lamp than the original:


These were very simple projects and a great way to upcycle a broken lamp!




I hope you'll visit my other creative friends to see their "do it over" projects:





Tuesday, November 23, 2021

A Thanksgiving Table for Two

   Just theTwo of Us


This table setting is a simple one for the two of us:

Monday, November 22, 2021

It's Hot Cocoa Time....

                  Hot Cocoa


My hot beverage of choice is always hot cocoa (second choice is tea).  I also have to be really chilled to drink a hot beverage.  Last year I set up a Hot Cocoa Station with chocolate spoons and lots of peppermints - and some Peppermint Twist vodka (in case I was REALLY chilled!)



Thursday, November 18, 2021

Holiday Treats for children to make..


Here are a few easy sweet treat ideas for children to make  for their family and friends during the holidays:


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Apple Gingerbread Cobbler

Apple Gingerbread Cobbler

Here's an easy cobbler that can be prepared in minutes - put it in the oven before you serve dinner, and it will be ready for dessert!


Ingredients

4 T melted butter    

2 21oz can apple pie filling

15 oz box gingerbread mix

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Sausage and Peppers Dump Recipe


Here is another "dump" recipe.  This is delicious over white rice and is so easy to prepare!


Friday, November 12, 2021

Dollar Tree Holiday Craft

These wooden plaques can be found at the Dollar Tree.  They measure 12" x 3"...


I decorated them for Christmas - an easy craft for any age!

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

10 on the 10th: Ornaments


ORNAMENTS

Our theme for 10 on the 10th this month is "Christmas Ornaments"  
Do you need a way to store those very special, breakable ornaments?  I have some ornaments that were on my father's tree when he was young and they are made of glass.  I also have a few from my husband's family tree and would feel so bad if any of these were broken in storage.


Here's a way to keep them safe in storage...