August 21, 2013

• HOUSE & HOME • 4 for Inspiration

Fall is right around the corner . . .
which means trick or treating, parties, eating, Thanksgiving and decorating!
Plus it is time for 4 for Inspiration.

So, with fall in mind I have chosen these inspirational images:

via pinterest
Who doesn't love a picnic in the fall? And when it looks like this . . . 
Well . . .
I could stay out there all day, couldn't you?

via pinterest
Don't you just love the simplicity of mums and pumpkins?

via pinterest
Wouldn't you LOVE to have window boxes like this?

via bhg
I am in LOVE with this adorable wagon! Could you see one outside your front door? Just imagine how welcomed family and friends would feel!!

Hope these gave you some ideas for the upcoming fall season.


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August 18, 2013

• RECIPES • Friar Tuck Sandwiches (copy cat)

Robin Hood sandwich shops are mainly found on Military installations; unfortunately the ones we had where we live now have lost their contract.

 Which is okay, since I have been making my own for 10 years now.
Which is good considering, DH and the other men in the house will eat 3 of these loaded to the brim with meat, cheese, lettuce and tomato!
Honestly . . . they are that GOOD!!

The ingredients are simple, but at times, the special ingredient that makes this sandwich what it is, is hard to find. If you can't find the one ingredient then the sandwich will not be a friar tuck, but just a regular ham and cheese sandwich! 

Important ingredients are marked with an asterick



  • keiser rolls or any kind of semi-hard roll, sub roll, etc
  • *Black Forest Ham from a Deli
  • *Creamy Italian Dressing ( this is the "special" ingredient. . . you can find small bottles made by KRAFT or Newmans Own at Wal-mart.)
  • *Aged Swiss Cheese (we prefer Sargento's)
  • shreded lettuce
  • diced tomato
  • onion (optional)


How to cook FRIAR TUCK SANDWICH ( copycat)

  1. 1. Cut keiser rolls in half and scoop out a little of the bread from the top of the roll.
  2. 2. apply creamy italian dressing to the top of the roll . . . the more the better!
  3. 3. place 2 - 4 slices of ham on bread, top with swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion (if desired)
  4. 4. add top of roll
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August 11, 2013

• PROJECTS • Burlap Wreath, Design #2

This post first appeared on my 3rd blog name change, 'Home Sweet Home No.14., on August 11, 2013. -----> Back  last month I gave you a peek of this cute burlap ribbon wreath here (post this is linking to is no longer available )

It is rather easy to make and is a somewhat quick project. Took me, with interruptions, about 3 hours.

Here is what you need:

3 - 15 yard rolls of wired burlap ribbon,

(I mixed mine with a print and a solid)

wire wreath form 16 inches

1. Decide what kind of pattern you want . . . if you are using 2 different ribbons.

2. Now, make a loop and insert it in between the outer edge of the wire wreath form.

3. Then make a loop and insert it between the two center wires . . .

4. Here is a image of the order of the loops. Your rows should go first loop, second loop, third loop

 If you decide to alternate the ribbon DO NOT cut the ribbon when a row or rows are/is finished. Make sure your wreath is as full as possible, it not only works better, BUT it will keep the loops from shifting or coming loose.

Here is what the back will look like.

That is my sweet Bella!!

Cute . . . yet simple.

Thank you kindly for visiting,