Saturday, October 24, 2009


My youngest grandson was all smiles last night at the surprise 30th birthday for his Daddy! It continued to rain most of the day yesterday. We went ahead with the party anyway and had it in an outdoor building that had plenty of space. We had a nice fire going to keep warm. We did have to cancel the hayride because of the rain though. We had a good time and manage to keep it a secret and suprise for my son. Beau has a "hurty" on his nose from trying to come down the stairs by himself!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

It's Birthday Party Day!!

My daughter-in-law and I have been planning a surprise birthday party for my son who is turning 30 next week. The party is this evening. It is raining. It has been raining all day, but the party is still going on! We have planned a bonfire and hayride. I also was going to be cooking chili over an open fire. We are having homemade chili with cheese and crackers, barbeque and chicken sandwiches, chips, cake and desserts. We are having sweet tea and apple cider to drink.

It is now pouring rain even harder. Hopefully it will stop..........

This is a picture of my birthday son. He does not like a camera and will avoid looking at one at all cost. He is such a wonderful son. I am so thankful for him and also proud of him.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Melody of my heart.....

I have been busy sewing the last week. I have been working on a wedding that I have to create five satin gowns and matching jackets. I took a little time off from that job to create a purse for my sister's birthday. Her name is Melody so I chose a selection of black and white fabrics including a lining of musical notes. Hopefully she will like it. I really need to get some more of my purses ready for my shop.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pizza!! (recipe posted too!!)

I think I have discovered the best homemade pizza possible! I have always had trouble getting my dough the correct texture that I wanted. Here's my recipe and how I prepare it!

Pizza Dough

3/4 cup hot water (105-115 degrees)
1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour (approx.)

Mix water, yeast, and suger in mixing bowl. Allow to set for about 10 minutes. Add salt and flour. Mix well. Either knead on a floured surface or mix in a Kitchen Aid mixer using the bread hook for about five minutes. Put dough in an oiled bowl for about 30 minutes in a warm area. Roll dough into a circle to fit a baking stone or a greased pizza pan. Using a fork, poke holes in the dough all over the circle. Using a pastry brush, very lightly cover the dough with olive oil. Do not use too much, you want it just a light coating. Bake the crust in a preheated over at 425 degrees for about 8-10 minutes. Remove the crust and top with pizza sauce, cheese , pepperoni, or whatever toppings you prefer. Return pizza to over and allow to bake 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

Let me know what you think of the pizza after you try it!