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Cheddar Bacon and Egg Salad from Bunsinmyoven!

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bacon cheddar egg salad

bacon cheddar egg salad

I am trying to “Think Spring” and with Spring, we will be celebrating Easter.  I am always in need of ways to use up all those boiled eggs and I just came across this amazing Egg Salad at www.bunsinmyoven.com.  She said, “not the baby type”, she likes to bake.

 

cheddar bacon egg salad

cheddar bacon egg salad

Yes, I know it calls for 6 eggs, but my hubby ate one before I got the salad made!

cheddar bacon egg salad

cheddar bacon egg salad

After you boil and peel the eggs, place them in a bowl and mash them with a fork.

cheddar bacon egg salad

cheddar bacon egg salad

In another small bowl mix, mayo, mustard, vinegar, parsley flakes, salt (I thought mine was a little too salty) and  pepper.

cheddar bacon egg salad

cheddar bacon egg salad

Add the bacon, cheese and the mayo mixture to the mashed eggs!

cheddar bacon egg salad

cheddar bacon egg salad

I had my first sandwich on muffin and enjoyed it with a glass of OJ for breakfast.  It was wonderful!  Someone suggested grilling it and adding some lettuce and tomato.  I might give that a try next time around.  “Hop” on over to www.bunsinmyoven.com and check out all of her other goodies.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

6 eggs 4 slices bacon 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon mustard 1 teaspoon vinegar 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

Directions:

Add the eggs to a medium sized pot and fill with water to 1 inch above the eggs. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat, cover with a lid, and let sit for 15 minutes. Run the eggs under cold water or place them in an ice bath until cold. While the eggs are cooling, chop the bacon into bite sized pieces and fry until crisp over medium heat. Drain the fat and set aside the bacon. Peel the eggs and mash them finely with a fork. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, parsley, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Stir in the bacon and cheddar. Serve as a dip with crackers or between bread as a sandwich.

Read more at http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2014/01/27/cheddar-bacon-egg-salad/#eDD8CLjwwwXmeXWg.99

Farmer’s Wife Quilt – Block # 19 and 20 – Checkerboard and Churn Dash

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Farmer's Wife blocks #19 Checkerboard

Farmer’s Wife block #19 Checkerboard

This is proving to be one of my favorite blocks.  I paper pieced this block.

Farmer's Wife block #19

Farmer’s Wife block #19

This is the back of the block and the layout for block #19.  You can see I used colored pencils so that I could see where to place each of the fabrics.

Farmer's Wife #20 Churn Dash

Farmer’s Wife #20 Churn Dash

I did not take pictures when I made this block…sorry!  I did fussy cut the center and used my “bucket list” fabric.

Farmer's Wife block #20

Farmer’s Wife block #20

I really need to step it up on these posts.  I am hoping Spring will get me motivated!!

Mason Jar Candle holder – Paris Theme

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Paris theme mason jar candle holder

Paris theme mason jar candle holder

I will be posting some items from our Paris Theme baby shower in the next few weeks.  The first thing I did for the shower was make these adorable tea lights to use on the tables.  I started out with a  clear mason jar.  I then found this great burlap Paris ribbon at Hobby Lobby.  The burlap fit right in, since we were using burlap in the nursery.

Paris theme shower

Paris Theme shower:

The color scheme for the shower was the same as the nursery (coral, mint green and metallic gold).  I also purchased mint 1/4″ ribbon at JoAnne’s.

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

Plug in your hot glue gun and position the front of the mason jar over the word Paris.

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

Fold over the raw edge of one side of the ribbon and apply the hot glue.  (It is hard to see in this picture) Be very careful not to burn your fingers!

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

I purchased this decorative glass at JoAnne’s.  It was gold metallic and fit with our color scheme.

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

I just added a small amount of the glass to the bottom of the jar before I dropped in my votive candles.

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

I then tied the mint ribbon in a square knot on the top of the jar.  Simple and cute!  I also sent them home with the guests so that they would have a keepsake of the shower.

Grandparents with the new Mama

Grandparents with the new Mama

The Nursery

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nursery fabric

nursery fabric

We are on the count down for the arrival of our new granddaughter. My next few posts will include some of the preparations for our new bundle of joy!  The first step we took was to pick out the fabric.  The color scheme was prompted by the fact that my daughter and son-in-law rent a condo and are not permitted to paint or change the curtains. The nursery has three tan walls and one mint wall, so that was the starting point for the room.  Mint, coral and gold!

The starting point

The starting point

To make the room special, it was decided to cover the valance with the gold polka dot burlap.  I just stapled the burlap to the valance and tucked the curtain up under…I had to pin the top down with T-pins…which I did after I took this picture.

Next we covered the wall with gold metallic dots, which were  ordered online and were 3″.  The website had loads of sizes and colors and they were easy to adhere.  I really stressed over the placement.  I was so afraid they would not be even!   I decided to use my 12″ square ruler to help with the placement.

dot placement

dot placement

I put the dot centers on the 6″ and 12″ marks.  I forgot to do a close-up of the wall before I took off the backing.  If you look at the bottom dot, you can see it still had the backing attached.  I used “frog tape” or painters tape to hold the dots in place until I had them positioned where they needed to be…I then peeled of the backing a little at a time while I rubbed on the dots!  I loved the look!

polka dotted wall

polka-dotted wall

The jazzed up wall!!

Dr. Seuss “Cat in the Hat” quilt

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Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat quilt

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat quilt

This is a “Cat in the Hat” quilt that my friend Tammy made.  I quilted it for her and it was so fun to quilt.  I had tons of blank black rows for quilting and four plain red corners to play with…

quilting on Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat quilt

quilting on Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat quilt

In the black rows, I used blue and red thread and alternated the colors.  In this row is says, “make that cat go away”.  I also quilted the fish.

Fish on the Dr. Seuss quilt

Fish on the Dr. Seuss quilt

This is an up close picture of the fish…

Cat in the Hat quilt

Cat in the Hat quilt

“that bump made us jump….”

Cat in the Hat quilt

Cat in the Hat quilt

“What would you do if your mother asked you..”

Cat in the Hat quilt

Cat in the Hat quilt

I put Kites in all four corners and then quilted the “tails” into the black border.

I quilted this last year, but I just went to a “Cat in the Hat” baby shower and I was reminded of this quilt.  I will post some really cute ideas from the shower soon…

 

Paris Baby Shower Invitation

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Cricut Paris baby shower invitation

Cricut Paris baby shower invitation

My daughter and son-in-law are expecting our first granddaughter.  The photo for their birth announcement was taken in front of the Eiffle Tower in Paris, so I thought it fitting to have the Eiffle Tower on the baby shower invitation.  I cut the Eiffle Tower with my Cricut using the “French Manor” cartridge.  I cut the pregnant girl using the Cricut “New Arrival” cartridge.   My daughter loves to shop so I included the shopping bag on the front of the invitation.  She said it looks like she is shopping in Paris!

I purchased all the paper at JoAnne’s.  The colors for the nursery are mint, coral and gold.  I used those same colors for the invitations.  I made the card 6 x 6, but a word of caution on that one!  If your envelope is over 6 1/8″ you will have to pay extra postage.

paper for the invitations

paper for the invitations

 

French Manor

French Manor

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