Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fort Leavenworth Garage Sale

Memorial Chapel
Memorial Chapel

Historic homes at Fort Leavenworth
Historic House

The Rookery, Fort Leavenworth
The Rookery is the oldest house in Kansas, and has a colorful history. It is still inhabited today.
French cannons over Missouri River, Fort Leavenworth
French cannons over Missouri River, Fort Leavenworth
Photos from From Leavenworth Public Affairs Flickr group

We have been going to the Fort Leavenworth Garage sale for over 20 years , we have missed a few but usually make sure we are there every April. I forgot to take my camera but found these pictures to share. It's the fun of the unknown-- what will we find today? My goal is try to be there at 6:00am I don't think that has ever happened, we usually show up between 6:30 and 7:00am. Creatures of habit we hit the same street but have found in the last few years we haven't found nearly the amount of goodies we use too. They have torn down and built a lot of new housing and I think that area no longer has the families living there. Next year we're changing it up. I did find shoes and clothes for Amy and a few things for Jaime and Melissa. I also found some items I bought for my prim swaps. I bought a blue lard bucket and an Anchor Hocking glass Early American Prescut Pattern small pitcher
like the one my mom use to have. The lady I bought it from told me what it was called and that it was from the 60's. I knew nothing about it but was glad to find out. I grabbed this cute bunny for $2 and some old books for .50 cents, stencils and a few other items at this one house which I scored good at last year and was glad to do it again this year.

I enjoy talking to the people having the sales and the other garage salers--it's a fun environment. The kids set up tables and sell cookies, muffins, cupcakes, water, pop and other stuff. One year we bought egg rolls that a lady was making and cooking in front of us. We usually don't leave till 2:00.

This year we stopped at the Queen's Pantry in Leavenworth. I was looking for some Golden syrup to make flapjacks. I love reading Katie Fforde books and in one of them the leading lady was making flapjacks. I was thinking pancakes but when I googled it it looks like similar to a granola bar. We were offered cupcakes and tea, in honor of the royal wedding which happened the day before, it was a nice shop and we had fun browsing around.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Grandpa went out to help Melissa since she couldn't find her eggs,--- Jaime and I hid them in harder places since she didn't come out with us. We should have told Grandpa because he thought he was getting forgetful, since he hid them.

I've been making this salad for the last eight years or more. I also made a Spinach, strawberry almond salad. Jim's parent provided ham and Grandma's famous potato casserole and all the other fixings.

Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

4 cups small cauliflower florets
3 cups small broccoli florets
4 green onions, thinly sliced
3/4 cup radishes
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 cup Mayo or Miracle Whip
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. prepared horseradish
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
***** I have never made it with the bacon but the original recipe calls for 6 slices crisp and crumbled

In a large bowl, layer cauliflower, broccoli, green onions, radishes and carrot; set aside.
In a meduim bowl, stir together mayo/miracle whip, sugar, lemon juice, horseradish, salt and pepper, spread over vegetables. If using bacon sprinkle it over the top. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours. Stir to coat before serving. Makes 8-10 servings.

Hometown Cooking magazine-- April 2002

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Some pictures from our photo walk and an extra from the Legends.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Swap

Yesterday the mailman delivered my Easter swap from Tina. It was very exciting to open the box, everything was nicely wrapped. First out was the grubby carrot, than this cute bunny with a quilt pocket on it, 3 rag eggs, Bunny Blessings stitchery (Tina in case your wondering I did paint the picture frame), a cute quilt pillow, and a basket that my 4 yr old took of with, Tina also added peeps and a chocolate bunny. Thanks Tina I had fun making the swap items and reading your blog.

Here's what I sent to Tina. Tina's picture came out better than mine did so I'm sending you to her blog to check it out.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Today I ran across a few old Leisure Art magazines from the 90's, these had made the cut over the years. I found a couple patterns I want to make for some upcoming swaps I'm in, so yay for finding them. I also found an old book that I ordered in the 90's with doll patterns, and a few other patterns.

I'm admitting to having those geese and all sorts of country blue in the late 80's- early 90's along with some crazy hair. It's funny how the country look can switch over to prim. I wish I still had some of my country stuff I used back then, some were probably up in our attic when we had our fire in 2003, others I discarded. A lot of the items I had bought from Home Interiors back when I had a friend selling it. It seems funny how things change in decorating, and the different fads.I've never like the modern always country style, just different kinds.

I also found a note the vice principal from Jr. high sent home with me to my mom it stated I had 16 tardies , 10 to first hour and 6 to 5th hour and if I got any more I'd be serving an in school suspension. I must have tried harder but I do remember serving a Saturday morning detention, once was enough to not want to spend my Saturdays there again.

On the 9th, it was Mother's day at Kaitlyn's sorority, we were served a light brunch, entertainment was a singing group, had a Mom's meeting, fashion show and a silent auction. I didn't get a picture of Kaitlyn and me, but did get a group picture of the girls in the fashion show.
The fashion show was all the t-shirts they had through the year and than the different parties they went too. Kaitlyn is in the back in black and white she was modeling 80's fashion from 80's date night. It's hard to believe Freshman year is almost over.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Kansas Speedway Tour

This is Ray our Speedway tour guide, here we are in the presidential suites.

Amy and Ellie found the chairs more interesting.

General Admission area, they were replacing all the seats for the upcoming season.

Looking up from the ground.

Racing along in the speedway van at a top speed of 45mph!

Inside the garage area.

Winner's circle-Victory Lane

We had a wonderful time touring the Kansas Speedway today. Our tour guide was Ray. We took a look at the Presidential suites, the general admission section, we drove through the drivers tunnel in the Speedway bus, visited one of the garages, the media rooms, Winners Galley and then drove around the track at a whopping 45 miles per hour.

Than we headed over to the Legends for lunch at Panera's and the kids played in the grassy areas.

Amy picking the tulips, I wasn't paying attention even though I took the picture.

The tulips in their new home.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Beauty and the Beast

Jaime, Amy and I watched our friends perform in Beauty and the Beast, all the performers were under 18. We really enjoy the musicals, and it's fun to see people we know in the show. Amy said it was scary in parts but she made it through okay.

A week or so ago we joined some friends for a photo walk at Antioch park.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Secret Sister Swap

My secret sister swap arrived Monday, in the box was this cute Easter egg, a sweet little basket with a chick and two carrots. Thanks secret sister! Char over at the Pickled Pepper Patch is hosting the swap.

I've been busy trying to finish two projects, 1) is a tote of jeans, khaki's and homespun that a friend asked me to cut into squares for a rag quilt, 2) is a rag bag I'm making for a friend. I'm pretty close and hope to have both done this weekend. I will be so glad to be done.