Thursday, October 22, 2020

I Like Thursday #216

1) I like halloween decorations

 Welcome to this week's list of likes! We only got out two decorations because it's so smoky still that it's hard to be out making the house look like fun... but I love this one bought in MD, it's like a big banner.

and baby Milo is photo bombing the other one! 

Let's get this party started shall we? 
 I like this rendition

2)  In my life    You can play it here...enjoy ...

3) this made me laugh this week 

Gardening and Farming

4) my little tomatoes that I've been watching for months, are finally starting to pink up... now that we're expecting single digits (from highs near 80's this week) 
 5) My spring flowers, I've been watching for months, is putting out something big... must be big since it's been growing s l o w l y for a   l o n g time. It's just about ready to blossom out in time to put the pot in the garage during the extreme cold coming this week.

Fine Dining 

6) I've always ordered broccoli salad in deli's but never made it til now...LINK
so good. I had to quick steam it, and chop it, adding cranberries, cheddar cheese, walnuts, red onions and a great dressing of mayo, yogurt, and a bit of sugar. It made enough to have as a lunch side for about 5 days. 
7) Then there was the buffalo chicken mac and cheese... O.M. G.
again, no recipe, but we cook shell pasta, make an alfredo sauce, surprisingly easy to make with cream, grated cheese and butter. I mix cooked pasta, 3/4 can of cooked tomatoes, alfredo sauce, chunks of cheese, cooked chicken and about 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce, pour into pan, top with grated parm and herb bread crumbs and bake. We made 4 meals of it by adding in fresh vege sides.

Making and Sewing 

 8) I finished the binding on my Halloween quilt, maybe that will be Friday's post, the close ups and detail shots. It's hanging up in the stairwell now and I sit on the stairs and look at it, loving how it came out...
9) I LOVE beading... so I went through my bead stash to find ghosts, leaves, and alphabets, put them in my little palette and while chatting with Joy, sewed fringe to the bottom of my quilt
All the cute detail shots to come tomorrow!
 I also enjoyed sewing borders on the art deco leaves quilt, and piecing in the flying geese to borders around the latest leaf/fall piece. 
(No pics til Saturday!)


 Olive, Again
10) I'm listening to Olive, Again
on audio while working... let's see... it's becoming kind of trivial and tedious to me midway. The reader has an odd accent, kind of sardonic, and it's a lot of vignettes about a small Maine town and woman who seems to know everyone there. I am sorry to say I'm getting bogged down and might stop listening since I thought it must be close to the end, but when I looked it was half done... 
Meet your Baker - Alexander, Ellie
 I love the bake shop mystery I read on Ebook at night but I fall asleep after a chapter so I'm still reading it!


11) Amazing Race!! So good! on CBS
"Escape to the Chateau" on peacock
"Murder Mystery " on Netflix this weekend... it was not the best movie, loosely based on Orient Express it felt like Adam Sandler and Jenn Aniston were riffing the whole time. We watched to the end though

Social Networking

12) I zoomed with the lovely Joy again this week, and our time together lifts my spirits. I also zoomed with a few members of my local art quilt group. We are all having trouble with focus and creativity, but we must keep making art. 


I tried to watch some classes this week, on youtube or craftsy but it's been a technical nightmare. 


13) I was scared by my own image in the mirror this week... very dry skin led me to look for the Lancome Renergie Microlift face cream and start that regimen again. I have been hoarding the Christmas selection for months, because going to Nordstroms for replacement is out. But... I love it, the scent, the feel and the effects so I felt silly for not using it for so long. 
Why do I do that? 

Milo's Moments

Milo here... finally! Mama has lifted the no activity policy so I've resumed going up and down the stairs all day long to keep a poodle-eye on the Mama (upstairs)  and Daddy (downstairs). They still won't let me chase the bunnies but they walk with me on leash and scare the bunnies! 

So this week, my pawrents had a lot of good food I wanted. 

see the Daddy eating an enormous plate of food? and me with nothing but drool? 

Daddy: Milo! I gave you some too! Where is it? 

Milo: I don't know!!! My bowl is empty

Daddy: well it wasn't!

Milo: All I knows is you're still eating and I'm sitting here with a lean and hungry look

If you're reading this, send food! (not kibble)

Oh and I noticed a puppy moved in next door too, but we can't play yet

that's my "lookie there" stance

Now sit, stay! visit mama's friends and read their lists too!

not posting this week


rosie and the boys nature pics  

 friday smiles at a stitch in time
Thankful Thursdays pet parade




  1. mac&cheese is the mightiest weapon, it can make the worst day to a good one... and tomorrow I make the friday to a sunday yeah ;O)

  2. One of my favorite songs. Thanks for it this morning. You may have to break down, pick your mato, and put it on the windowsill in the kitchen to finish ripening. Love your beads on your Halloween hanging. Your food sounds delish. I love the broccoli salad, I never quick steamed my broccoli before though, just ate it raw. :D Glad Milo is feeling better.

  3. I have a great broccoli salad recipe too! Mine is old so it calls for golden rais! Crasins are a newer item on the shelves.
    Can’t wait to see your Halloween quilt up close and personal on Saturday! Cute button and bead fringe!

  4. You have a lot of likes, LeeAnna. Your pasta bake sounds good, but I would never add alfredo and tomtoes together. I also make my own alfredo using freshly grated parm. Tried with jack once, but didn't care for it.

    LOVE your completed Halloween quilt. It's awesome and the beading is perfect, too.

    My foodie friend Sally is watching The Amazing Race, but I've never watched it. I'm into mysteries.

    Have a super Thursday, dear (Milo, too).

  5. I do like that tall ghost and that buffalo chicken mac and cheese sounds fabulous. Milo, I'm glad you get to do some normal things again pal. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. Hopefully snow will settle those fires and clear up the air. The little beads you added to the bottom of the Halloween quilt - so cute!!! I never think of doing something like that. Thank you for sharing such clever ideas.

  7. Loved both of those videos - for very different reasons. They made me smile this morning too.

    I might have to read Olive, Again. I read the other Olive stories and liked them.

    Thanks for the good vibes today!

  8. Hi,
    Your Buffalo mac and cheese looks yummy..awesome Halloween cute with those beads and baubles..Glad to hear Milo is feeling better and and maybe a new friend. Have a great day!

  9. Hi LeeAnna! Boy, that mac and cheese dish looks dee-licious! I can see why Milo would be wanting to share with you. You ghost looks cute hanging from the tree but not as cute as Milo next to the pumpkin. ~smile~ Roseanne

  10. If you're reading this send food! You can send some of that broccoli salad this way! Milo probably doesn't care for it anyway! heehee! Love your Halloween quilt! It's gorgeous!

  11. Ooh, that broccoli salad looks yummy! I love your Halloween wall-hanging, especially the little ghosties hanging from the bottom. So cute!

  12. Thank you for Ed Sheehan first thing this morning❤️ I love every Beatles song. Buffalo Mac and cheese sounds good. What a great idea for fringe on the Halloween quilt. Soooo cute.
    What a great post.

  13. Oh but that broccoli salad and buffalo chicken mac and cheese look soooooooooo yummy!

  14. Hi LeeAnna,
    Thanks for the creative inspiring idea of dangling beads from the quilt!
    Hand creeam...I bought 10 tubes on line beacause the store might close!... they didn't...might have to order more...theyre changing hands !

  15. I wonder if that chicken and cat understood each other? If so - is there hope for people?

  16. The salad looks delicious! Love the Halloween banner. I love the beads you added to the quilt. The beads add so much. I also read Olive, Again and was not impressed. I thought it was sort of boring.

  17. I'm so jealous of your sewing skills!!! I just taught myself to make masks & want to learn all the tricks.
    I'm craving mac & Cheese now

  18. So many lovely likes and I will have to reread this post to note it all. That cream, that book...I loved the first Olive Kitteridge, that broccoli salad, that pasta dish, etc. Thanks for sharing it all.

  19. Your quilt looks so cute with the beads on it!

  20. One of my favorite Beatles song. I get scared by my own image more and more these days!

  21. FYI - the link on doesn't match.

    That broccoli salad looks great. So does the mac and cheese. I'm hoping it stays warm just a little longer. I harvested another pound of tomatoes, and hope to get a couple more. Love the beading on the bottom of the quilt!

  22. Sadly, the cat was obviously being forced to stay near the chicken. You can see a person's hand every once in a while. The cat would have taken off, if left to his own devices. I make broccoli salad, adding bacon, celery, and mandarin oranges, but just leave the broccoli raw. I love it, but usually only make it for a picnic or party as it makes so much. The Buffalo mac and cheese sounds delicious. I'll have to try that. I read Olive Kittridge and didn't really care for the character, so I'm not sure I'll read the sequel. I'm glad Milo has bee released to the stairs so he can properly supervise your work. Hope your smoke goes away soon. We've had over 2" of rain this week with some rain every day.

  23. MUST.Try.That.PASTA!!! I'm looking forward to the Halloween quilt having its day in the limelight. Is is Friday yet???

  24. Buffalo chicken--yum! I love buffalo anything!

  25. Love your ghostly trick and treat banner! And Milo is a beauty! Have a nice weekend!

  26. You are having the same problem with Milo and kibble that I am? I wrote you an email about that! Brad was fascinated with the photos of Milo because he has a longer nose than Scout and is more black than Scout. People think she is an old dog at this point. Love your embellishments on your halloween quilt! Very clever! Have a great week!

  27. Back to say how good it was to see you at Friday Smiles, too.

  28. I'm amazed at the wild and crazy range of creative mac & cheese recipes that appear in everybody's blogs. More of them than there are flavors of oreos! Yours sounds delicious.

    be well... mae at

  29. Thanks for the likes this week. We watched "Murder Mystery" a couple weeks ago. You're right ... it was entertaining but silly. Hoping to watch "Judy" on Amazon Prime this weekend with Mom. Had to laugh how you fall asleep every night after a chapter of reading. ME TOO!! My library rents eBooks for 3 weeks and sometimes that is not enough! Jealous of my daughter who devours books! Have a great week!

  30. I always love seeing Milo. That broccoli salad looks delicious. I make one that is similar and I love it. Thanks for linking up and have a great week.