Tuesday, January 21, 2014


I'm glad to finally be back after a bit of break. We made an unexpected and quick trip  to Washington.  We were pleasantly surprised with a suggestion from our church council, to go out to see our children and new grandchild.  We are so thankful for this lovely trip.  We were able to celebrate a belated Christmas with our family, my husband and son's birthday, have breakfast with friends and welcome a new little grand daughter into our lives, all in three days time.

We're so thankful to the Lord for her safe arrival, she is such a precious gift.   We are now the proud grandparents to three lovely granddaughter's.  Lord willing, we looking forward to adding another grandchild into our lives in July.

The only downfall of the trip was that the other two granddaughter's were sick while we were there with bad colds.  Well, guess what I took home with me?  You guessed it.... a cold with a bad cough.   I haven't felt up to much for the past few days, but today I'm feeling like I'm on the upswing and starting to get over it.

I actual got some cleaning done around the house and a small project for my kitchen.  Several years ago my husbands 95 year old grandmother passed away.  After her death the family started sorting through her things.  One of our nephews thought her old recipe box was a treasure and took it and it's recipe cards.  He was to young to understand the sentimental meaning to these recipes and started to scatter them about.  My husband manage to save one of them.  He has had it tucked away in a file for the past years.  I'm also a sentimental person and have enjoyed having items from our grandparents displayed in our home.

I had a piece of Christmas art on our kitchen backslash and removed it while cleaning today.  It left a nail that I wanted to cover up, and thus came my inspiration of some new artwork.

Remembering the old recipe card, I removed it from the file.
  Went to my scrap-booking supplies and came up with my old recipe art work design.

I also have many old picture frames stored in the basement.  I found a 5 X 7 rustic looking frame that worked perfect for the project.  To put this together, I simply placed a piece of scrapbook paper for the base and built it up from there.  Using various pieces of scrapbook paper and along with some vintage lace.  The recipe card is pretty torn and tattered and I thought the vintage lace fit in well and also helped hide the torn corners.

Grandma was a hard working women.  She lived in a very primitive farm house with no plumbing, and used a combination gas wood burning stove to bake on.  Having this little piece of artwork brings back all the loving memories of grandma and her baking in her little Iowa farm kitchen.  It's special to have it handwritten by her as well.

This is such a great way to share our memory of grandma and her love for baking and cooking!

Have a great day!


  1. Joy: I really enjoyed reading this post! Glad you got to spend time with your family, your new granddaughter is a beauty! I also have one handwritten recipe from my grandma and have always kept it packed away because it is so fragile and tattered; hopefully you won't mind if I copy your idea to frame it. I'd love to have a written reminder of Grandma close by when I'm working in the kitchen. She was born in 1904 and some of the best times of my childhood were spent in her simple country kitchen.

  2. A great recipe meant to share with family and friends. I use recipe cards to store these recipe cards and share them with family and friends. It’s fun and functional.



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