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Mom’s Meatloaf

Mom's Meatloaf

Mom's Meatloaf

Last night I made meatloaf for dinner one of the dishes my mom made while we were growing up. This was a favorite for all of us and now it is a favorite in my house. I always try to make enough to have leftover because I like a meatloaf sandwich almost as much as the meatloaf.


1 1/2 pound of lean ground beef

1/2 pound ground sausage

1/2 onion finely diced

1/2 cup bread crumbs ( seasoned or plain)

salt and pepper

Mix all the above ingredients together by hand and form into a loaf. Place in a baking dish. Open a small can of tomato sauce and pour over the meatloaf.

Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hour.

If you want to sweeten up the meatloaf omit the tomato sauce add 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce to the meatloaf before mixing and pour barbecue sauce over the meatloaf before baking.

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Star Hair Clips

Star Hair Baretts

Star Hair Clip

As a Valentine gift for Mary’s friends she decide she wanted me to make hair clips for the group of girls she plays with at school, There are four girls in her group and the are all horse crazy a few weeks ago they decided to form a club based on the idea of the “Saddle Club”. The call their club “The Star Club” and the girls all have imaginary horses, easier to keep than real horses. One the birthday invitations for these girls Mary insisted I add a star to symbolize the club and for Valentine’ s  she wanted stars on a clip so here we are. 

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Valentine’s Day Butterflies

Mary's Valentine Butterflies

Mary's Valentine Butterflies


Mary has chosen to give her classmates Valentine butterflies we saw in the Family Fun Magazine, We made our own template then cut the butterflies from scrapbook paper after cutting the shape out we made four slits in the center of the butterfly and threaded a pencil through each butterfly. We than added googly eyes , everything is cuter with the googly eyes. I think this is a great idea the kids are always losing their pencils and the last thing they need is another piece of candy.

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Jelly Jar Cups

The last project I put together for Mary’s horse party was jelly jar drinking cups. I used the small oz jelly jars punches a hole in the top with my cropadile and set a 1/4″ grommet in the top to make a nice straw hole. These cups were very simple and very farm like for the parties the girls and their mom’s both love the cups.

Because Mary wanted a horse tea party  broke the party into two parts the tea party and then the horse activities. I set up two separate tables, we begin by having tea, sandwiches and fruit. When the girls were finished they moved to another table to play games. We played, bingo and a sugar cube stack. After this we divided the girls into two teams and had a horse race ,using the hobby horses I made, and Pin-the-tale on the pony. After this the girls sat back down and made bracelets. While the girls were working on their craft we reset the tea-table with horse plates, jelly jar cups filled with the punch, this is where the cup cakes were served at the end of the party. The party was a huge success and the girls had so much fun.

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