Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I am not bothered too much by visual clutter, but many people are. I wanted to be able to manage the books without tucking them into a bookshelf every time we put them down.
The reason I love this table is because the glass surface can be clear and clean and ready for a cup of coffee, while the shelf 4 or 5 inches below it can hold the books that we are currently reading. When the kids or I sit down, it is easy to SEE and grab our book. After all, "Out of sight, out of mind". That's what we don't want!
The drawers could hold games or a basket of toys ( maybe the toys that are crowding the fireplace hearth!)
It has been wonderful to be able to relax and place a cup of coffee on a smooth surface while still being able to reach for a favorite book.
Friday, July 22, 2011
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 teas. baking soda
1 stick of margarine ( or butter)
1 cup of milk
1 can of fruit
Melt the butter in the bottom of a 13x9 pan.
Mix the dry ingredients all together in a bowl
Then add the milk, stir, and pour into the pan over top of the melted butter
Do Not Stir again.
Dollop the fruit out on top of the batter
Bake at 350 for 45 min to an hour
The boys had enough money in their allowance to buy a tent for a planned visit to see our cousins.
There is a definite science to this extreme couponing. Helpful web-sites are available that plan your shopping strategy based on store sales and recently printed coupons. I am not sure if I could find the time to get good at this but I do know that everything is getting more expensive and it would be wise to try this new way of shopping.
Thanks, Country Cousins!!!