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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Summer is Flying By

Good morning everyone and happy Sunday.  Now that August is here, this is where the time really flies!  I will be back to school soon so I am trying to make the most of my time.  First I want to share something that made me VERY happy on Amazon.com.  My wishes have been granted.  My most favorite craft book is coming out with a sequel!  Presenting...in December...
I can't wait!  You know how I loved the first book.  I hope this one is as great.  It looks like it will be. 

I wanted to share a project I made last week.  I was blog wandering, as I do in my spare time, and came across The Mother Huddle.  She made the cutest fabric flip flops.  What a genius and easy idea!  I had to make them.  Being a little more picky than the average person, I couldn't have frayed edges on my fabric so I followed her suggestion to get the sewing machine out.  I used a fat quarter, which for some reason I am buying a ton of lately.  I split it into 4 strips lengthwise and made tubes, right sides together.  I then turned them right side out and continued with her instructions.  I made only one knot instead of two.  They are so light and comfortable and the sky is the limit.  

Now to share a knock-out recipe with you.  I made a Bisquick breakfast casserole that was pretty incredible.  We had it for dinner one night because I love serving breakfast any time of day.  It definitely was hearty enough for dinner.  Set the oven to 375 degrees and  spray a 13x9 pan with non-stick spray.  Put 1/4 cup butter in prepared pan and place it in the oven to melt.  Meanwhile, in a bowl, put 2 cups baking mix, 1 cup milk, and 2 eggs.  Whisk until there are only tiny lumps.  Pour over melted butter in pan.  Layer 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, 3 cups cubed cooked ham, 6 pieces cooked chopped bacon(or more to your taste), and 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese.  In a large bowl, mix 1 cup milk, 6 eggs, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard and a dash of ground nutmeg.  Pour over the whole casserole.  Bake 35-40 minutes and let stand about 10 minutes before serving.  It is fantastic.  The leftovers were even better the next day.  This would be great to bring to a brunch.  Enjoy! 

I wanted to show you a picture of what I saw when I was watering my garden recently.  We have been using the AC alot lately so our house has been closed up tight.  When we get a chance, we like to open the windows and let fresh air in so it doesn't feel so stuffy.  Mickey heard noises outside and had to take advantage of the windows being opened.  I talked to her the whole time I watered the garden.  She has never been outside so she acts very cautious but her curiosity gets the best of her! 

I hope everyone has a great week ahead.  Take advantage of what is left of summer.  Take care.  Nancy

14 comments:

  1. I love my One Yard Wonders book too... so happy to know another one is coming out. Thanks for the heads up. My cats are like your Mickey... they love to find a window where they can sit and watch the birds outside!

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  2. That recipe sounds yummy! I do a very similar thing in a shortcrust pastry case (it's called quiche in the UK, not sure if you have it in the USA!?)

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  3. Great post! Love the picture of the cat. I cannot wait to try the recipe!

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  4. What a fun idea with the thongs/flip flops/slippers. What a great way to customizing your own pair.

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  5. Oh, I am going to have to look out for that book! Your flip-flops are cute, too. Have you seen Make It and Love It? She has posted several flip-flop makeovers, too.

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  6. I've seen so much about this one-yard wonders book around, and now a sequel! I'll have to get my act together and find a copy!!

    Love your cute flip flops too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  7. Following you back as Vanessa Morgan/eeriestories. Thanks :)

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  8. I love the flip flops! That's pretty much all I wear! Thanks for linking up to Craft and Tell!

    Ashley
    www.cherishedbliss.com

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  9. This project is in my future! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  10. Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy today. I love your flip flops, but unfortunately you linked up your breakfast casserole, and I had to remove this link because we are a craft only link party! :) If you want to repost showcasing your flip flops that would be great!

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  11. I tried this recipe Monday night for dinner, and it was yummy! I am always looking for new ways to serve eggs for dinner.

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  12. Hi, Nancy! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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  13. I love breakfast for dinner! This looks like a tasty breakfast casserole recipe! Thanks for sharing!! Those flip flops are super cute!! What a fun idea!

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  14. We love one yard wonders! it just made my day that they are releasing another book.***Doing our happy dance*** Love the flip flops, still want to do this a pair. I must try that recipe, breakfast is my favorite too, and anytime of the day. My cat likes to watch me outside too.... so much character and they love having staff!
    We are having our first link party today! *Crafty Lassie Tuesday* We would love it if you came over and joined us!
    Thanks!
    Heather & Rose
    www.SewStylishBoutique.blogspot.com

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