Saturday, November 28, 2015

Looking a Lil Like Christmas

 Hi Folks..

   Its been awhile but I have been so busy in the real world it only left time to visit some of ya'll.
  I bought a new rental home, folks have already moved in, yeaaaaaaa...  I got contact lenses and I am thrilled with them..  No longer a slave to hunting for my glasses .  Its an amazing thing, for sure.

 I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, we sure did.   I was a good girl and didn't over eat:)

  This year I decided to put the tree up first, get it like I wanted it and then move on from there.

 I wanted to share at least one photo with ya'll..  I wanted a kinda, sorta Dickenish look this year and I am tickled with how things are coming along..   Now I will admit I spent several hours looking around at the Nell Hill site..   I know lots of others BORROW from her ideas too , so I'm sure she wont mind:)  

     Today I'll do the mantle,  coffee table and the tv cabinet.    Maybe, just Maybe I can get the whole great room done so I can move on to the bedrooms:)    I'll basically carry this same theme thru the whole house, or what of the house I plan to do..     I'll just avoid the restrooms as a post title "Christmas in the Lew"  just doesn't appeal to me , giggle.


      I'll be back with more  as soon as I get things done..

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Southern Woodland Fall

 Hi there~!

  We're starting our mornings here in NC in the low to mid 50's..  I love sitting on the screened in porch with my coffee and smelling the clean slightly crisp air.

  Granted we'll be in the mid to high 70's by this afternoon so I guess I should say we're having Fall mornings:) 

  Its been a busy time around here with doctors appointments for my daughter, eye and dental exams for me and getting prices on hardwood floors for both my bedroom and the guest room/office.

  I did a little fall but I have to admit much of my free time has been spent thinking about the Christmas holidays..  For once instead of waiting till the last minute- I have Planned, and even purchased some of the items for this years theme.  I know its early so I'll just say,, BUFFALO CHECK, shiny white wrapping paper and butcher twine..  As usual I'll be making most of the ornaments and d├ęcor as well as designing the graphics to be printed up. This takes time folks and Sonny is S L O W.. lol

   is it just me or is anyone else thinking up Christmas ideas already?

 So here is the fall we have here on Dream Lane.  I got the little woodland animals from Michaels last year at the fall closeout sale 1/2 price.  faux leaves and candles from a small craft store in Lexington NC.  I like to buy local when I can..  I used my reds than orange tones cause they just suit us better.

One the table beside my chair are a few lil pumpkins I found at a yard sale this summer.
 Just keeping it simple is what I enjoy.
More of the coffee table ,
Those little critters make me smile.
Its baking day for me and I better get to it. Cupcake and breads for this week.
I'll also cook a roast and a ham, then each time choose a frozen veggie to nuke and
we'll have lots of good food to eat and almost no Mess..
Happy Saturday to Ya'll

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pumpkin Muffins Low Carb

 Hi There..
 We are finally getting the rain here in NC that we needed so badly all summer.
 The grass is greener than its been in months and the 75 degree temps makes me smile.

 I'm so happy to have you visit me.  Wish we could sit out on the screened porch with some hot spiced tea and these muffins moist, delish Muffins.  They make the house smell like Fall and I know how Ya'll love anything Fall:)

  Even if weight loss and good health isn't important to you- you're gonna love these~!
 I mean seriously- a 5 minute cozy, comforting food on your plate with almost no mess to clean up..
 That's my kind of recipe..

 Lowering your daily carb count really is the secret of weight loss and feeling healthier and more energetic.  Carbs in foods slow us down mentally and physically and make our bodies have to work 5 times harder.. That's tough on the organs folks:) 

   I've lost 36 pounds since feb. 27th 2015 and never felt hungry or deprived. My glucose numbers are lower as are my cholesterol readings and blood pressure.
In general I feel better than I have in 20 years and all while enjoying yummy food.

 Sites, forums and groups all over the internet can give you all the information you'll need to change your life while enjoying a cyber community of helpful- informed- supportive folks.
  Does'nt get better than that ,right?

 Ingredients for 1 muffin                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Muffin

  • 14 cup flax -  golden flax seed meal
  • 12 teaspoon  Baking Powder
  • 4 tablespoons  splenda or sweetner of your choice
  • 12 teaspoon  Cinnamon
  • 12 teaspoon  Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 12 tablespoons  Pumpkin Puree (canned)
  • 1    Egg
  • ****************
  • mix all ingredients in a small microwave tolerant bowl=  3 mins on high.. let cool
  • Frosting

  • in a separate bowl

  • 1 ounce  Cream Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon almond milk or 1 teaspoon cream
  • 3 tablespoons  Splenda
  • crushed walnuts- sprinkle on top
 only 2 carbs per muffin- woooooooohoooooooooo ..... ENJOY~!