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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Blogidays December 3 - Dollar Tree, fruit and a few replies

Hello everyone 

Outdoor decorations from the side- it’s been raining most of today and I didn’t want to walk in the very wet grass to get a centered photo 

The red and green thing that’s circled is a sign that says Merry Christmas 
And the other circle is Ducky, our dog, checking out the decorations 

Errands this morning were a stop at Dollar Tree.  They had so much cute Christmas stuff- roll wrap, gift bags and containers for food gifts. 
I bought placemats- they are navy and will be just right in the breakfast room with the navy check curtains. 

They look blackish but really are navy in real life. 

At Sprouts we bought red grapes and giant naval oranges.  Both were on sale for .98 a pound. 

I washed the grapes and then cut them into little bunches- perfect to grab for a snack serving. 
I learned this tip from my Aunt Bernice way back when my children were little and have fixing grapes this way ever since.  

A few replies 

 about that raisin bread in the ABM not rising enough- I think the dough was heavy as I put quite a few raisins and pecans in.  I think it needed longer to rise than whatever time the machine allowed.  But thankfully the bread was still delicious!  

4 of the light up wall pictures were purchased at Aldi several years ago.  They use AA batteries and have switch to turn them off and on. They are easy to store away and they just stack up flat and sit on a shelf.   I really like them but no actual decorator would ever approve.  Thankfully, no real decorators ever come to my house 😂 

Lana-  I did get the email about my chopper being recalled and I started to jump through their hoops to get a replacement.  But I decided I’d be more likely hurting myself destroying the recalled chopper than I would just using it carefully.  

it was warm the day we put the outdoor decorations in the yard.  Our weather has been all over the place- we’ve had some hard freezes,  some very windy days, and today it’s been raining off and on all day.  But mostly it’s been quite pleasant all autumn.  

Hope you’re all having a good Thursday 
❤️ Rhonda 


Lana said...

There were a lot of hoops to jump through for that recall and I had to get my husband to send the email with all the attachments because it was beyond my techie abilities. I dropped my chopper and hubby took a video but first I chopped a bunch of onions in case it broke. In the video you see what looks like parts flying off it but it was bits of onions! It survived intact for which I am really thankful since no replacement has arrived.

Cheryl Kimbley said...

The yard looks lovely. Doggie approved!
Those placemats will be perfect with your checkered curtains.
Thanks for the answer - dang I wish I had seen some of those when they were selling. They are neat.

Out My window said...

Now I am hungry for raisin bread, great! Love the lights, was the dog scared of them? Our dog had a fit when he first saw the neighbors.

Deanna said...

Cute are the outdoor decorations! Sure adds Christmas cheer.

Practical Parsimony said...

I thought the lights on the pictures were reflections off lights in your house. I like the yard, does the dog approve?

Claudia said...

Your yard looks really pretty. So do your in house decorations.
You probably have done this but just in case - did you know you can freeze grapes? They are really good frozen especially in the summer.

happeningswithLana said...

Your yard looks pretty! You had good helpers!

Cute aprons!

Karen said...

Your decorations are beautiful, and love the wall pictures .thats my very favorite thing to do in Dec too, drink my coffee early in morning and enjoy the Christmas tree .tiday I am making my baking list!xoxo

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Your yard looks so nice! I need to prep more!

Melanie said...

The outside of your house looks so pretty! I was at our Dollar Tree yesterday ~ got cookie tins for the cookies I'll be making for a few neighbors. I was looking for three Christmas coffee mugs for the young ladies at the vet's office that have been taking care of Clementine (she gets IV infusions twice/week for her kidney disease). They didn't have any Christmas mugs but I found even better: the mugs say love and the "o" is a paw print. I am filling each mug with a white chocolate snowman that melts into a mug of hot milk (found at Trader Joe's) and makes hot chocolate. I also found candy cane spoons (individually wrapped) and Ghiradelli truffles at the Dollar Tree. Those will also go into each mug.

Have a good day!

terricheney said...

Oh yes, when I make my bread raisin too it is a heavier loaf as the raisins will absorb liquid. I'm afraid if we soaked them a bit before hand the kneading of the machine would tear them apart!

Tammy said...

Such pretty outdoor decor - Jeff did well. Lol.

❤️ Rhonda ❤️