Thursday, August 11, 2011

All Done

The last of the furniture for the house came this week.
I will share the rest, I have been waiting to have the room all done.

This is the sunroom and we ordered side tables.

It added six storage places.
What a pretty little chest.

They go with the ladder shelf.
Don't know what I am going to put on it yet.

Here is our sleigh bed.  The wood is so smooth and the color warm.
I am loving this king size bed.
We got a Wolf Mattress from our good friend Dave Rauch.
It is fabulous!

This is the duvet for the bed.  I chose it for the green, red and blue but it is very subtle.

My beloved bookcase.

For my quilt, drawing, scrapbook, rubberstamp, art books.

I was so happy to bring them out.
Another bunch of old friends.

Mr. Boyd Bear gets the top shelf to keep an eye on everything.

I have both the Desa Ivy Chests. 

Room to put my quilting basket underneath. 
It is easy to get to it.

Here is the chest that goes with the sleigh bed.
I just love that wood.

We are able to cover up the television.
The room is quite pretty.

Perfect Night Out

When Dad golfs on Wednesday nights starting in April and ending in September my guys and I have a night out.  We have been doing this for a long time and I feel they really look forward to it.  This last Wednesday was such a beautiful night, I don't think we had one like this since last year.  We did things that all of us like.  The first thing was to eat at Steak and Shake-this is Sam's favorite place, after that we went into Game Stop, another favorite haunt for the guys then we went putt putting.  I needed to be outside as I am in my office for many hours a day.  There was just a nice breeze, music, laughter and we had a fun time.

Sam won, then Kevin and Mom pulled up the rear. 
Since we were so close to the mall we stopped at Barnes and Noble-Kevin and I love bookstores.
We spent about 30 minutes there. 

When we walked out the sun was setting, the breeze was lightly blowing and the great big flag by the highway looked so majestic I had to take the picture. 
A nice end to a nice evening with my guys.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wonderful Bread

I tried a new recipe for bread today.  It turned out soft and tasty.  I am definitely using it again.
Here is the recipe.

Honey-Whole Wheat Bread

2 pkg. active dry yeast or I used a jar of yeast and 4 1/2 tsp. worked for me.
1/2 cup warm water
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup shortening
1 T. salt
1 3/4 cups warm water
3 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups white flour
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water in large mixing bowl.  Stir in honey, shortening, salt, 1 3/4 cups warm water and the whole wheat flour.  Beat until smooth.  Mix in enough all-purpose flour to make dough east to handle.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.  Place in a grease bowl, turn greased side up.  Cover; let rise in warm place until double; about 1 hour.
Punch down dough, divide into halves.  Flatten each half with hands or rolling pin into rectangle.  18X9 inches.  Roll up tightly, beginning at one of the open ends. Flip both ends under and placed into greased bread pan.
Let rise until double-about an hour.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake until the loaves are golden and they sound hollow when tapped.  30 to 40 minutes.  Pull out and rub a stick of margarine over the top to coat with margarine.