Boo Buns

Could I interest you in a warm Boo Bun or Braided Bread?

A great and simple no fail recipe that is full of endless possibilities from

these fun Boo Buns to Cinnamon Rolls, this Basic Sweet Dough is an all time favorite.

These buns won't scare your little one, in fact they will run for more-great fresh from the oven

with a dollop of butter or slice them in half for a mini sandwich.

This recipe comes from my Mother's Southern Living Cookbook 1970.

The Basic Sweet Dough recipe is the same no matter the shape you choose.

I used half of my dough for the Boo buns and the other half for the braided loaf of bread.

I really like braided bread because instead of slicing your piece of bread you simply

break off a piece of this soft, tender sweet bread then add butter and maybe some honey too...

Mind you, you will have to knead this dough, I know that can be a deterrent to making bread,

but honestly these buns and bread were well worth the effort.

In fact on a scale of one to ten these buns got a ten!

Here is a great tutorial from Baking Bites on how to braid bread using three to five strands of bread.

Now seriously wouldn't you like some warm Boo Buns!


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Dressing My Antique Hutch

You have seen her before, throughout the Seasons.

My Antique Hutch.

She is old, she is loved.

So, she and I enjoyed our time spent together, one Sunny afternoon.

I felt she would like a few roses too...

Is there anything quite as comforting as spending time with someone who knows you so well...

After all she did see me grow up.

And just because I was playing around with some burlap and silver,

I added a gray velvet pumpkin to this petite bowl.

While I was dressing my Hutch, I added a little a burlap flower to my silver.

The day sort of went like the book  If you Give a Mouse a might remember how

one thing lead to another, well this is how this afternoon went.

Completely enjoyable in every way.

The next thing I did was open up her doors, where some of my China resides and added

some porcelain painted pumpkins in shades of gold and orange.

Dressing her in items which all have memories alongside my grandmothers

beloved gold china pieces.

I go with my heart when I decorate, it may not be done "correctly," but it is done with a  ton

of feeling and walks down memory lane...

I remember painting the inside of this Hutch one evening,  because the dark stain seemed to

swallow up everything.

So, my Antique Hutch is all dressed for Fall, all the way through Thanksgiving.

Do you have special ways to dress your furniture?


Please Join Me~

Worthing Court

Cozy Little House

A Stroll Thru LIfe

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A Quilt With A Heart DIY

We have nurses in our family, and we are proud of them and their hearts of servitude.

The nurses in our family go all the way back to World War II to present day.

So, I am writing this today to give them a little love, sing their praises and recognize that

they are the unsung heroes in many a hospital stay.

Not to mention they are also crafty and talented...

So, when my (nurse) sister-in-law shared with me this comfy quilt made out of  tee shirts

and whipped together under 6 hours, I had to share it with you.

And along the way of sharing this nifty tutorial I wanted to share this with you...

Given the recent  Ebola concern in Dallas Texas, which is just 20 miles from our home,

it was important to me to share some gratitude for the nurses who took care of the first Ebola

patient in the United States of America and to all of those nurses who serve the large and

small communities throughout the World.

Courageous men and woman who do their best with the knowledge ,education, services and support

which they are presented with.

It is about being thankful for all of the nurses World Wide who serve their communities.


You, are the tireless hands that care for our bodies,

You,  are the warm hug we need after bad news,

You,  are the kind arm we lean on to walk,

You,  are the soft voice that whispers a  prayer,

You, are the smiling comedian during a long afternoon,

You,  are the quiet sensibility in an insensible circumstance.

Thank you.

So, when my nifty nurse SIL shared with me this fun quilt with a heart-

the love from her heart which she poured into making this quilt...

I became super excited to share it with you!

This quilt is  made out of  T-shirts which her granddaughter saved during her senior year of High

School, now this granddaughter is off to college this year, so this is the perfect quilt for a dorm room.

Tutorial For Tied Quilt With A Heart-
Fits 69 x 90 Twin Bed

Yarn to match backing
Tee Shirts saved from her senior year, for this quilt 18 were used.
35 squares needed for this quilt
18 t-shirts were used-use both front and back of t-shirts(if there was a design on front and back)
Cut t-shirts into 13x13 inch squares
Back with your color choice of fleece
3 inch band of fleece around the front

Sew blocks together, then sew backing on and band fleece around the edges.
Tie with yarn at the corner of every square to secure the front to the back.

Debbie, you make this sound so simple!

Any questions e-mail me and I'll gather more information from the Sis.

Have a lovely weekend!

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