Monthly Archives: January 2014

Lemon Gingerbread Trifle

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lemon gingerbread

lemon gingerbread

Who doesn’t love the smell of gingerbread baking on a cold winter day?  I recently needed a dessert to take to a pot-luck and the thought of gingerbread baking won me over.

lemon gingerbread

lemon gingerbread

This was so easy to make.  Just make the gingerbread according to the directions on the box.  Open the can of lemon crème and you have a great tasting dessert.

gingerbread

gingerbread

gingerbread

gingerbread

Cube the gingerbread and start with a layer in the bottom of a trifle bowl.

gingerbread and lemon

gingerbread and lemon

Next add 1/2 a can of lemon creme

gingerbread and lemon

gingerbread and lemon

Next add 1/2 of a small carton of Cool Whip.  Repeat the layers and ENJOY!

Tribute to my dear sweet Toby

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Toby “Go Bucks” Beisser (April 2, 1977 – January 17, 2014)

                                          POSTED BY: Snouffer Funeral Home Tuesday, January 21, 2014 – 03:39 PM

Toby “Go Bucks” Beisser, 36, of Zanesville, passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 in Zanesville.  He was born April 2, 1977 in Zanesville, a son of Mike (Linda “Inky”) Beisser and Diana Settles Beisser. Toby was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, loved riding Harley’s, and collecting shoes, especially the latest Jordans. Toby is survived by his loving wife, Shaelynne Wolfe Beisser; his children whom he loved very much Cassidy Mae Beisser, Brantley Troy-Michael Beisser and Bentley Skye Diane Beisser; step-sister Sabrina (Eric) Hickman; mother-in-laws and father-in-laws;  Diane (Mark) Burrier of Zanesville, and Dean (Denise) Wolfe of FL; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws; Skyler and Kristy Wolfe, Shauntae (“Edith”) and Shawn Bash; nieces and nephews Renner, Raxston, Raicelynn Bash and Avery Wolfe; many aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers Bradley and Troy Beisser; grandmother Dora (Dude) Beisser; grandma “Granny” Peggy Bagley; grandfather Leo Cornell and uncle Dennis Roehrig. To help celebrate Toby’s life, the family request that you wear your favorite Ohio State Buckeye attire during calling hours and funeral services. Calling hours will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD ZANESVILLE.  Funeral services will be held at 11am Friday January 24, 2014 in the Snouffer Chapel with Pastor Rob Turner officiating.  Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Beisser Children Education Fund established for his children at any Century National Bank. To send a note of condolence to the Beisser family go to www.snoufferfuneralhome.com and click on obituaries, find us on Facebook

 

Our family is once again heartbroken with the loss of my dear nephew, Toby James Howard Beisser.  Please take the time each day to say “I love you” to all those dear to you and your family.  I loved this man like my own son!

I just hope he is “Dancing in the Sky” This is a great song!

Dani and Lizzy – (LIZZY) Dancing in the sky
DOWNLOAD THE MP3 VERSION HERE: http://daniandlizzy.bandcamp.com/

We love you Toby!

Jim Flowers's photo.

This is a picture of Toby and his brother Troy taken in 1980 at Disney World. ” I hope that heaven knows what they have since your arrived!” from the song “Dancing in the Sky” (link above to the song)

 

Cricut Paris Travel Card

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Cricut Destinations Paris Card

Cricut Destinations Paris Card

This September my daughter and son-in-law traveled to Paris.  This is the card I made with the Cricut “Destinations” cartridge to wish them a safe and wonderful trip.  For the card, I choose a printed card that I purchased in a package from Hobby Lobby.  I then proceeded to make the various cuts for the center portion of the card…black (the outline), light blue (sky), light yellow (portion behind the word Paris), green (bushes) and dark yellow for the sun.  It was a fairly simple card to make, but it did have several cuts!

While in Paris, they took many wonderful pictures, but the best picture they took was this one…

The announcement

The announcement

The announcement

The announcement

“Bebe -Arrive-Mars 2014”  They announced the arrival of my first Grandchild!  We are thrilled.  Now for the great part…..

you will get to follow me as I complete all the baby projects!  This is just the beginning!!

Ticket Stub Shadow Box

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Cricut project ticket stub shadow box

Cricut project Shadow box ticket stub

My great-niece, Cassidy has attended quite a few concerts in the past few months, so shen  I saw a shadow box on Pinterest for ticket stubs and knew I had to make one for her.  I was not quite as handy as the original pin.  They put a slot in the top of the shadow box so that you could drop the tickets in. I did not have the tools to do that and I am not sure if that would have been as good for Cass, because I am sure she wanted to showcase her favorite ticket stubs.  That would be BLAKE SHELTON!

Cricut project ticket stub shadow box

Cricut project ticket stub shadow box

I did not think to take pictures of each step, but this was an easy project.(less than 30 minutes)  I got the shadow box from IKEA. (my favorite place)  The background is shiny grey chevron scrapbook paper that I purchased at JoAnne’s.  I cut the word “Concerts” from black vinyl with my Cricut.  I welded the letters in the “Cricut Craft Room” (the best place ever and it’s FREE).  I then just put the vinyl on the outside of the glass.  I love the way Cass put her tickets in her box.  If you look closely on the right hand side, you will see that she has a PIT Wrist band.  She attended a Maroon Five Concert and was in the pit!  Yes, that is Adam Levine and she was that close…lucky girl!!

Cassidy and Adam

Cassidy and Adam Levine

2013 in review Thanks to all my followers!

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Wool Ball Jar Mat

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wool Ball jar

wool Ball jar

This a cute wool mat that my friend Chris is working on.  It is a kit from Primitive Gatherings.  We both have similar tastes and love to work on wool projects.

The real reason I posted this today was so that I could also post  these flower pictures. Today we are setting records low temperatures here in the Midwest today and I needed a little touch of Spring!

ball jar vase

ball jar vase

This Ball Jar was actually a photo taken at Chris’ house this summer with wildflowers picked in her yard.

Summer flowers

Summer flowers

…and  this is Chris with some great Summer flowers….I am ready for Summer or at least Spring!!!

 

 

 

 

T-shirt quilt for Tim

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T-shirt quilt

T-shirt quilt

My daughter and son-in-law are expecting our first grandchild, so they have been doing a major clean out of their home.  One of the things they found were Tim’s high school t-shirts.  In August they sent me a box of 30 of his t-shirts so that I could make them into a quilt for Tim for Christmas.

t-shirt quilt

t-shirt quilt

My daughter had pinned a t-shirt quilt she liked on Pinterest.  It was not just squares, but all sizes of blocks.  To start the quilt, I measured the printed sections of the t-shirt.  I used the fronts and backs of the t-shirts.

t-shirt quilt

t-shirt quilt

I then made true to scale cut outs of the printed sections of the quilt, including the color of each section,

t-shirt quilt

t-shirt quilt

The next thing I did was cut the t-shirts up the sides and then cut off the sleeves.

t-shirt quilt

t-shirt quilt

Here is the pile of rejected pieces of the t-shirts.

t-shirt quilt

t-shirt quilts

Now this is where I forgot to take pictures of the progress.  This is the pile of shirts.  I ironed on the cheap $.99 iron-on interfacing on the back of all the shirts.  I then laid the “to scale”  pieces out like a jig-saw puzzle.  I can not help you out with this part, since every t-shirt quilt will be different.    I  laid the t-shirts out on the floor and sewed them together one square at a time.  I used some of the plain pieces of colored t-shirt pieces to fill in and add color.  Good luck with your t-shirt quilt!