Twelve Things…

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Twelve Things:

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Flowers, Apps, and Food!

Though it’s almost the middle of August, school will be starting in a few weeks, flowers are still a’blooming! I’m not ready to give up summer!

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In front of my mom’s “Rose of Sharon” flowering bush I brought to our house is a memorial to my mom and dad.

Great Apps or programs I have found, just had to share!

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Flowers a’Bloomin’ and Organization

We have had some hot days, some warm days, and some cool days, but rain in between! My flowers have loved it all and so has my ground cover.

 

 

Great Links:

Organization..wow, found some great ideas!

Free printable grocery list, I love the sections!: Click here

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Free printable Pantry Labels! LOVE! Lots of choices, including”chalkboard” and border-less labels for clear sticky paper: Click here

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Hanging measuring cups and spoons (WHY didn’t I think of that!) Get them out of the drawers and hang them! MINE are now hanging inside my spice cupboard! Found this on Pinterest!

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Can and/or soup stackable can rack for the pantry...wow space saving! I have 2 on order right now! Here is the photo and Amazon link: Click here

Chip Bags! What is worse than a pile of chip/snack bags piled up in the cupboard? Viola’..no more with this handy idea, which by the way I’m going to do in my pantry: Click here

And the last one, not under organization but free printable wall art for the kitchen or dining room. They are 8 x 10’s…I’m going for the one “but first coffee”…perfect! Click here

 

 

 

 

Ode to the Spruce & an Easy Shrimp Dip Recipe

Our lovely huge Blue Spruce Pine Tree (well once it was lovely) has been slowly dying for the last year and a half.  In it’s days of greatness it was thick and beautiful and was home to many birds. But it’s life came to an end this past week. We hired a tree company to take it down and what a great job they did! A few photos of the demise of our tree. The tree company also pulverized the stump and it’s many large roots, which gave us about 15 loads of mulch that we added to all our landscaping in the backyard. We will be replacing that area of our yard with one or two trees. Looking at the varieties of trees that have blossoms in the spring!

 

 

Need an easy recipe to take to a get-together this summer? This is a yummy “quick-to-put-together” dip.

Shrimp Dip

(8 oz) block cream cheese, softened to room temp.

3 tablespoons mayonnaise (Miracle Whip)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

3 tablespoons celery, chopped fine

1 tablespoon onion, chopped fine

sliced green onions, for topping (optional)
2 (4 oz) can tiny shrimp (it calls for 1 can, I used two…. more shrimp=yummier!)

  (the tiny shrimp come in a can the size of a tuna can)

**some variations of this dip call for 1/4 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce

Directions:

  • With hand mixer, mix the wet ingredients
  • Then fold in the veggies and shrimp
  • Serve with crackers, potato chips, or sliced fresh veggies
  • Refrigerate leftovers (or chill before serving)
  • Enjoy!!
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