Apr 29, 2013

Home-Made Hamburger Buns (Bread Machine)

Current Inspire Me Friday link-up HERE!

Homemade Hamburger Buns

I will never buy hamburger buns 
or sandwich rolls again!


Since finding this recipe I have 
made these buns at least every 
other day! They are now a 
favorite among family and 

Home made Hamburger Buns


    • 1 1/4 cups milk, slightly warmed
    • 1 beaten egg
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1/4 cup white sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3 3/4 cups bread flour
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast


  1. Place all ingredients in pan of bread machine according to manufacturer's directions.
  2. Select dough setting.
  3. When cycle is complete, turn out onto floured surface.
  4. Cut dough in half and roll each half out to a 1" thick circle.
  5. Cut each half into six 3 1/2" rounds with inverted glass as a cutter.
  6. Place on greased baking sheet far apart and brush with melted butter.
  7. Cover and let rise until doubled, about one hour.
  8. Bake at 350° for 9 minutes.
    Note: Oven temperatures vary so check after 9 minutes to see if done. Some reviewers baked these anywhere from 12 to 30 minutes.
    from Food.com

Honestly, I make these so often, I don't even roll them into cute little bun shapes any more.  super easy!

hot from the oven -
cooling on parchment paper on the cooling rack

Do you enjoy home made bread?  
Do you own a bread machine?

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Apr 26, 2013

Christmas Cardmaking - Cricut

Current Inspire Me Friday link-up HERE!

Welcome to the
My Christmas Card Stash is Low
blog hop!

With only 8 months to go, Sarah @ It's What Keeps Me Sane, has gathered together a fun group of ladies to help inspire you to start working on your holiday cards now for a less stressed season!(thank you Sarah!)

If you're already hopping along, you should have arrived here from Tammy's blog, if you need to start at the beginning hop back to Sarah's blog.

Here is the latest addition to my stash.
Cricut: Teresa Collins Dec.25 cart, Nativity cut @4 inches
Joy's Life sentiment stamps: Oh Christmas Puns
When using my Cricut to create Christmas cards, I usually fill a page with the cuts so I can make duplicate cards. super simple!

*There are 2 chances for you to win some goodies for hopping along with us!

"First, There will be a stash prize given out randomly to one comment from all the blogs. You MUST comment on all the blogs!! You will have until Tuesday the 30th at 11:59pm CST to comment. Sarah will announce the winner on Wednesday morning."

"The second prize will have a little more work for you to enter. We're going to have a little challenge for you to enter. First you will need to stop and comment on every blog. Second you will need to create a holiday card/gift tag/general gift giving paraphernalia and enter it at the inlinkz on Sarah's blog. You have a week to enter and you can enter up to 3 projects. The prize for this challenge is a stamp set and crinkle ribbon bundle of YOUR CHOICE from our sponsor Mae Sunshine Designs!"

Thank you for joining us today, your next hop stop is Mary!

Full blog hop list here.

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Inspire Me Fridays #100

Welcome to the new home of 
Inspire Me Fridays!

I'm so glad you found the party!
I have a new button if you would 
like to swap out your other one.

Thanks so much to all of you 
willing to share your creativity
to help inspire others.

Now onto party #100-
Inspire Me Fridays

Apr 25, 2013

are you a NO-REPLY blogger?

Have you ever wanted to contact someone who
left a lovely comment on your blog or directly
respond to a question left in your comments?

Many bloggers have their blog comments 
emailed to them so they won't miss any!
But if you don't have your profile set to 
show your email...
no-reply blogger!
{{insert scary Jaws music here}}

If you are wanting to change yours, 
here's a wee tutorial.

1. When you sign into your blogger account, you are brought to   your "dashboard". Where you can see your blog name(s).

2.  Click on your Profile in the upper right-hand corner.
3.  Click on your Blogger Profile
4.  Click Edit Profile
5.  Under Privacy, check the box "show my email address."
6.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and "Save Profile"

That was probably easier than you thought, huh?

**Google Plus users probably will have to temporarily "Revert to Blogger Profile" to make the change. You'll find that in the lower drop down menu on your dashboard
under your profile picture.

Did you find this post helpful? Are there any other blogging procedures you're curious about?

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Apr 24, 2013

The Chicken Coop is now open!

We've added six little ladies to our family. 

out from the heat lamp and into the sunlight

They've reached their six week milestone and 
are moving into their newly built chicken coop. 
Can you see the excitement in their eyes?  

When their little chicken feet first touched the 
grass, they froze like statues. They weren't sure
how to walk in it. too funny!

marching one by one to their new home
The kids gently marched them to their new home.

We have raised chickens off & on throughout 
our married life, mostly the Araucana chickens 
that lay the blue eggs. However, after a harrowing
dog experience we took a break. 

Now since building the new reinforced coop, I'm 
hoping this flock survives and supplies us with 
lovely fresh eggs over the next few years! 

Have you ever raised chickens?

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Apr 20, 2013

flea markets

the flea market season has begun


something for everyone,
interesting stories,
friendly people

I can spend hours making my way through the aisles at flea markets with my hubby hunting for treasures! 

Are you a treasure hunter? 

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Apr 18, 2013

A fresh start

Hi everyone, thanks so much for popping over from my other blog.
I know change is not always easy but I do hope you'll stay with me.

I'm constantly hitting the "refresh" button in my life and starting a new blog just made sense for me right now.

Thank you all so much for your love & support!

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