Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Mini Pizza's

Being Thanksgiving Eve, I needed a quick, fun, easy and no mess meal. We're hosting Thanksgiving tomorrow so the kitchen needed to stay clean.
 Last week I found this Pillsbury Grands Flaky Biscuits mini pizza recipe on Pinterest. You just push down the biscuits and load up your pizza to your liking. Look at the mini pepperonis I found. The pizza recipe is good and will make them again. Plus they were fun to make. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

After School Snack

Hello! We're getting back into the groove of those school days. My son started middle school and my youngest grandson will be with me during the day. We're finally getting settled in to our routine around here on Peek-A-Boo Street.
So what is a granny to do while the other kids are at school? I've made them some after school treats. I had a box of brownie mix in the cupboard so I thought I'd whip some up for the gang!

Needless to say, the kids were happy when they got home from school. There's nothing like warm brownies and a cold glass of milk to go along with some homework. =) Good luck to the kids starting a new school year!
I'm signing off...........from Peek-A-Boo Street!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dessert @ Granny's

There are some more smiling faces over here again on Peek-A-Boo Street this evening. The grandchildren are just lovin' these cool summer treats. I think that the best desserts are the most simplest of desserts. I'll even go further and say that they look the most appealing too. Simple is good. It reminds me of my childhood. All you need is Jell-O, and Cool Whip....

And this Granny is smiling cause I got to use two sets of thrift find dishes this weekend. I've been wanting to use them. I got to use those ice cream float glasses last night and these dessert bowls tonight. =)
I'm signing off......from Peek-A-Boo Street!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Family Roots

The Grands are over for the weekend and treated them to an old fashion treat tonight...

Root beer floats. They were all smiles after they finished these. I just love seeing them smile. =)

My Whitie Tidies~

Whew, OK, I think my heart rate is back to normal. I've been wanting to show off my whitie tidies for some time now but I display them in my glass curio cabinet which has mirrors in the background so taking any photos would be difficult. Glares, me in the background, etc. The photos wouldn't have turned out very well.
When I seen my blogger friend Donna show off her milk glass, I just had to show off mine. So I took them out of the cabinet one by one trying not to nick them on the glass so the pieces wouldn't chip. I think I stopped breathing at some point. And if you seen my curio cabinet you would see how small the darn thing is and I had a difficult time getting them out and wondering how in the heck I got these whitie tidies in there! But I got them out, quickly took some photos and the whitie tidies are safely back inside the cabinet and I'm not hyperventilating anymore. Sigh. Breath Anne breath.
I hope you enjoy my small collection...

This little girl is a bell, but I think she is sweet as pie...

I know a few bloggers who collect brides and grooms, so when I seen this cute little happy couple, I just had to take 'em home. Just look at their eyes. So adorable...

Cute little shoe...

A Top Hat dish with a daisy and button pattern...

I bought this white beauty at a thrift store for $10.....

When I stopped at a red light I picked it up admiring it and turned it over and guess what it said?.......

It's hard to see in the photo but inside that circle it says Fenton!!!!!!! I'm sure the people next to me at the stop light were wondering why this crazy lady was screaming. =)

Some more of my flower box collection....

I hope you enjoyed my whitie tidie collection. Thank you for visiting. =)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sunday and Menday

Hello. Just popping in to show you what I have been working on this week. I've been stitching away.
This little Sunday bear is so good. He's been saying his prayers...

This little bear has been catching up on all of his mending....

I have four of these dish towels done and have three more to go. I have been enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation left. It has been such a relaxing summer and a MUCH needed break. Pretty soon school will be starting up for the kids and we'll be in that hustle and bustle mode with busy schedules. I hope you all have a nice weekend.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Wastin' Time~

Hubby and I are having a wonderful lazy Sunday. Friday was our 22nd Wedding Anniversary. Yep, we popped that cork on a bottle of Asti Friday, and we have been celebrating all weekend long.
Us Michiganders are so blessed to be surrounded by beautiful waters, no matter what direction your heading, your bound to find water. Hubby and I took a stroll up the pier and we had a little friend following us. So of course I just had to take some pictures.

It's a perfect overcast afternoon. Sun hot!...

Our friend showed up again...

Hubby said that he was driving home. I love to go on the highway, I just don't like to drive them. So I got to kick back on the ride home. That was the sticker from the park on our windshield...

Looking out of the sun roof. The sun is coming out! Enjoy your day where ever you are and what ever your doing! Vroom...I'm signing off........from Peek-A-Boo Street!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Market Day

I've been having so much fun embroidering these vintage towels. Here's my Market Day.

I've been sticking with basic colors and stitches to make them look more vintage like. Something maybe my grandmother might have made.
With this second one I stitched up more quickly and with more confidence. I didn't have to go back and fix as many stitches as I did in my first one. The back of this project even looks more cleaner. With this one I did not make any knots on the back. When I washed it I just crossed my fingers and none of the stitches came undone. This is really is a beginners project. Anyone could do this. Even a young girl.
Now with my third one I'm working on, my transfer smudged a bit. Even though I pinned it down I undid the pin instead of peeking under it. So when I layed the transfer down to re-iron it, it smudged. So keep them pinned until your sure you got a dark transfer. Your suppose to be able to use those transfers up to five times. I could have washed the towel again and ironed on the transfer again but I was being to lazy. The smudge wasn't going to be to much of a problem because it was in a small area. And yes, the transfers do wash away when washed, so all you see is your pretty embroidery.
These have been a lot of fun though. I just turn on the radio and stitch away. I have to tell you that I didn't really like Adele, but now that I have heard her more recently on the radio, you know, I'm really starting to like her.
I'm signing off........from Peek-A-Boo Street!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Going Bananas

Good morning. I don't know if I'm a health nut but I have always tried to live a healthy life style. When I was in my early 20's after having my my baby, I found out that I had high cholesterol. I inherited it from my father's side. Which means it was still high with diet and exercise. So I have been on Cholesterol medicine for quite some time. I'm in my early 40's now.
Last week I got my test results back and my numbers where up again. =( It's my fault though. I was slacking on the exercise part and slacking on bad food choices. Everyone slips. So the past two months I have been making better food choices and I have been exercising again. I don't have to much of a weight issue but I could stand to lose some weight. My weight hasn't budged. =( But I'm trying to stay focused on better food choices and working out then losing weight.  Hopefully I can shed a few pounds in time.

For a few weeks now, I have been eating a small plate of fruit for breakfast. I call it my three fruit breakfast. Every week, I chose different fruit. I can get at least four meals before I need to go to the store and purchase more fruit. This week it's these little oranges, black seedless grapes and sliced apples. But what I wanted to show you all though was these little bananas I found...

I've never seen these before so of course I just had to add them to my three fruit breakfast which would make it four, lol. Even the cashier lady was like, "What in the heck?" My family was saying the same thing when they saw them. I tried them this morning and they do taste like little bananas. Their a little darker in color when you take the peel off. I did have to use a pair of kitchen scissors to snip the tops off. Have any of you seen these little bananas before?
Well now that I've had my three four fruit breakfast, I'm off to go do my workout. Running/power walking on treadmill and then some jump roping outside. Sometimes I think my treadmill is going to kill me first. That things a monster! I tell my daughter that and she just laughs.
I'm wishing you all good health!
I'm signing off..........from Peek-A-Boo Street!

Monday, July 30, 2012

I ♥ My IPad

Last New Years I was lucky enough to purchase the IPad 2. I just love that darn thing. You literally have everything at your finger tips! It's amazing the technology we now have today.
On it, you have your calender. A place to take notes.You can search the Internet. All of your contact information. CNN news and your local news plus news alert tones for breaking news. That's really awesome. I can read your blogs and comment on them using my IPad. I can read my e-mails and reply back. You can go on your FB page. You can play your favorite card games or word games like Scrabble or Boggle. You can find TV game show apps too. Like Family Feud or Wheel of Fortune. You can buy books and you can find some for free. I love classic literature and you can pretty much find all of them for free! You can get caught up with your Downton Abby using your PBS app. That's another thing, I am app crazy. It's pretty bad when I couldn't download a movie to rent because I had no memory left. So I had to delete a lot of my apps this morning. =( Which is a bummer because I just love apps. I LOVE that Stumble app. My daughter has a Kindle Fire and she said that she could download apps too. You can get a lot of apps for free but some you do have to pay for a small fee through you Itunes account. It's so much fun. Time really does fly by when your on it. You can be on it for three hours when it seems like you've just gotten on it.
I even bought a cover for it. You can use it vertically and horizontally. You can flip the cover back to use it as a prop when watching movies or videos on it.

I even bought this pen like thing that's made for these tablets. It has a rounded rubber tip on it so it won't scratch the screen. Or you can just use your finger tips.

Here are some of my favorite apps...

You can take your IPad to places that have free WiFi. I don't know to much about that though. Some hospitals you have to ask for their number code I guess and then you have to some how add it to your device so that you can use your IPad there. I'm still learning too. I'm sure there is so much more you can do on it. But I just love it. It was really nice to have over the winter last year when your not out as much. So do you have a tablet? What are some of your favorite apps? What do you use it mostly for?
I'm signing off......from Peek-A-Boo Street!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

First Vintage Dish Towel

Yippee! I completed my first vintage dish towel. This one was way easier to complete than that last project I posted. This one took just a few days! So easy and so much fun. You could even give these as homemade gifts. At the time I purchased these iron on transfers and dish towels, I also I got the colored floss I wanted. When I got home and opened up the transfers, it suggested that the nose and the eye lashes be black and the eyes blue. Pink was the color of the tongue. The other colors were to be done in bright natural colors. So I went back to the store to get the pink and a darker blue. The other colors I got were spot on. Also when reading the transfer directions, it suggested what embroider stitches to use. I mean come on. How much easier could this get for a gal who's never embroidered? I looked up the stitches that this project required and copied them so that I could refer back to them...

I ironed the transfer on. This was my first time. Some spots were lighter than others. The markings really do need to be dark for obvious reasons. You have to be able to  see where the heck your next stitch goes, which is a big understatement and I have good vision!!!

I was so excited about this project that I was even getting up early to work on it before I had to do my regular days work. And that's saying something, cause I'm on summer break right now.
So here it is, my finished project...

I even washed this before showing it to you. I didn't iron it though. Cause who irons dish towels right? I think that this turned out so cute. I'm happy with it. Aren't us ladies so lucky though to have the computer and YouTube? Cause back in the day, this kind of needle work was taught from the other woman in their families. And this was a relatively easy project. There is a lot of embroidered projects that are way more intricate than the one that I just did.
I want to thank each and every one of you for your sweet comments in my last post. I have met new blogger friends and also have remained connected with some of my original followers. Each and every one of you have beautiful blogs and you inspire me so much. And I just love to visit all of your blogs to see what you all have been up too. Thank you for stopping in.
I'm signing off......from Peek-A-Boo Street!

P.S. My blog will be 'under construction.' Things might look a little weird around here. I want to change a few things around. But I will keep my pic in the upper right hand corner of the side bar so that you know it's me. =)