Happy Valentine’s Day

I’m writing from my daughter’s house in California because my flight home was cancelled due to massive snowstorms.

Valentine’s Day from the Heart

Queen of Hearts Tea Party for Valentine’s Day

The winter storms of 2021 not only kept my love and I apart on Valentine’s Day, but the chill/ separation also meant I had no access to my files, props and favorite images.

Now, back at home and enjoying my sweetheart and stuff, I felt like looking back at a fun Valentine’s celebration we enjoyed in 2017. From the archives, I give you

A Queen of Hearts Tea Party.

Recently I became a big fan of Tim Burton’s Alice Through the Looking Glass movie and in time for Valentine’s Day, Lewis Carroll’s Queen of Hearts came to mind. I started doing research to find out whether the Queen of Heart’s obsessive painting of white roses had any connection with Britain’s Lancaster/York War of the Roses in the 15th Century. The Lancaster branch of the Plantagenet dynasty was represented by a red rose while the Yorks had a white rose. The not-so-civil war went on between the factions for 35 years until Henry Tudor of Lancaster claimed the throne and married Elizabeth of York, effectively turning the white roses red.

Photo by Mikey6p on Flickr

On a genealogical website, I learned that I was a 14th great-granddaughter of Henry Tudor and so my research became more personal.  According to tradition, Henry and Elizabeth had a great love. She also loved the recently introduced French trend of playing cards (a little too much according to historians) and when she died following childbirth at the age of 37, according to legend, Henry had the image of the Queens of Hearts on all of playing cards in England made to look like her. 

This portrait of Elizabeth of York (1466-1503) shows a English royal who was daughter to a king, wife of a king, mother to a king and grandmother to a ruling queen.


It was not Elizabeth but her mother-in-law Margaret who had a penchant for eliminating enemies by removing their heads. Enough said.

Valentine’s Day is an enigmatic holiday. With pagan origins of fertility rituals at Lupercalia on February 15th, anything resembling the root words of Lu, Lugh or Lucifer always makes me uneasy. The pagan rituals included the sacrifice of dogs and goats; the goatskins were stripped and dipped in goat blood then used to flog hopeful young women wishing for love and fertility in the coming year. The names of eligible young women were gathered and drawn by bachelors with whom they would cohabit during the next season, the women probably hoping it would become a permanent arrangement. 


During the early part of the 5thcentury, Pope Gelasius I combined Lupercalia and the day memorializing 3 Christian martyrs named Valentine who had been executed by Roman emperor Claudius II. Claudius had decided unmarried male soldiers made the best warriors and outlawed the performing of marriage for his troops. 

During the 2nd and 3rd centuries at least three Christian priests named Valentine secretly performed marriages and as a result were caught and executed. After being sainted by the Catholic Church, the name St. Valentine became synonymous with the celebration of love and the result, like Halloween, was a hybrid holiday with both charming and unfortunate sinister roots. 

 For centuries Valentine’s Day has been associated with love; it was thought that even birds paired off at Valentine’s Day. In medieval times, feasts included the lottery of love, like the pagans except guests were paired for the duration of the party. The romantic parts were promoted by Chaucer and Shakespeare, and the holiday’s dark past was mostly forgotten. Now moderns woo one another with chocolate, flowers, candles and poetry (and occasional bling). Wishing to view the holiday from the glass half-full perspective, it may be appropriate to present a holiday tea party to celebrate love with the unfortunately dark roots hidden away from modern gaze. Let’s return to the warm and wonderful realm of love. While I adore the idea of romance, apparently the romantic love needed to narrow our ardor and launch us into exclusive pairs expands and evolves into a less-dramatic, more stable variety of love a few years after marriage. Factor in a few delightful children and love becomes a more inclusive emotion with community-building ability. 


Apparently only a small percentage of the population is involved in the explosive youthful pairing love at any given time and more of us live in the world of brotherly, familial affection so I choose to focus on that stage of love; with that in mind, A Queen of Heart’s Valentine’s Day tea party complete with warm red hearts seems like just the thing for a cold winter afternoon.

The crown is peeking out on the left of the tea party tiers.


Here is a fun little crown you can make for your own Liddells or guests on Valentine’s Day. The author of the Alice in Wonderland stories, Charles Dodson or Lewis Carroll as we know him, was inspired by the Liddell girls, especially Alice. One day as he and a friend were taking the girls in a boat down the Thames, he made up the stories to entertain them. Encouraged to write them down, he eventually had them published and they became a huge hit. 

Of course a Queen of Hearts tea requires crowns for each guest; these are inexpensive and easy to create. For each crown you will need

One  4” glittery red paper heart (buy or make from cardstock)

7 silver pipe cleaners 

Several heart rhinestones 

Craft glue or hot glue gun and glue sticks

For a large crown, twist together 2 pipe cleaners, leaving 3” tails at the twist. Bend each tail into a heart half and twist together. Repeat with a third and fourth pipe cleaner adjusting to fit the head of the wearer. Use a 5th pipe cleaner to make an arch and attach to the front of the crown. Attach the heart to the front arch using a hot glue gun then add two smaller arches that are glued to the front of the heart and the crown side . Curl the ends of the pipe cleaners and add sparkly rhinestones.   

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My Sweetie and I celebrating our 25th anniversary with a traditional English tea at the Swan Restaurant in the Globe Theater complex on the bank of the Thames in London.

The British are known for their iconic afternoon teas even though tea parties may have originating in France. A formal tea consists of 3 courses which may be creatively arranged on a 3-tier serving piece. On the lowest plate is the first course: finger sandwiches, and savory appetizers. The second tier contains warm scones, clotted cream (a decadent cross between butter and whipped cream) and preserves.  On the top tier are a variety of pastries, cakes, shortbread and fruit. For American tastes, try adding chocolate-dipped strawberries and clever little footed dishes filled with Valentine’s candy, truffles and nuts.

A heart garland from Etsy.

Of course a Valentine’s tea needs tea, but many of us don’t drink that beverage. A cup of tea minus the tea equals lemon and sugar or lemonade. Add pureed strawberries and strawberry hearts for a delicious pink drink to serve in porcelain tea cups with labels that read “drink me.”

Drop by French General in Los Angeles for vintage bling.


P.S. Happy anniversary Arizona! 105 years today. And Happy Galentine’s, Palentine’s and Single Awareness Day! Plus a little eye candy for you: https://www.pinterest.com/pammcmurtry/family-love-and-valentines-day/

I was surprised to find that my article for the Deseret News in Utah was published the week following Valentine’s Day (2017), but here it is; it was also picked up by newspaper websites in Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana and a newsfeed. 

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865672254/Recipes-to-host-a-Queen-of-Hearts-tea-party-for-holiday-with-hearts.html?clear_cache=1

xoxoxoxoxoxoxox Happy Valentine’s Day xoxoxoxoxoxox

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Congratulations Tim and Hannah on your engagement!

Christmas Charm 2020

2020 has certainly been a year for the books, Orwell’s 1984 that is.

We recently sold our house in preparation to build a new home and moved into a rented house in Salt Lake City on Sunnyside Avenue near Newell’s work at the University of Utah. Sunnyside – that’s charming. The house was built in 1943 and other than having few electrical outlets in most rooms, no garbage disposal or dishwasher and being scented with an unmistakable old house musk, it is imbued with a certain vintage charm.

For years I have been collecting and creating Christmas decor with retro styling. I love me some 40’s, and 50’s mid-century illustrations and objects and guess what? They are right at home in our little house. For some reason living in a vintage house is comforting to me. It somehow helps me feel connected with my loved ones who have passed on.

This little snowman guards the gardening equipment until spring returns again.

A gingerbread cottage I created for a Long Island Pulse article.

Before the holidays, I gather my creative supplies so they are easy to find
Vintage Christmas items inspire my designs
I love gorgeous vintage-style textiles and paper.

Our tall bookcases were relegated to the main floor giving me lots of places to display favorite Christmas decorations.

My grandmother’s dresser holds gifts awaiting bows and tags.

Our living room had just enough space for a small tree that we displayed on an end table.

The Birthday Boy. Happy birthday Baby Jesus!

A built-in hutch was the perfect spot to place a few more favorite things.

I hung this little quilt I made for my grandmother way back in 1989. My aunt returned it to me after my beloved Mimie passed. Poignant to me this year as we are housing my elderly Mom whose time with us seems like it may be short.

While most of us love Santa, the Grinch has fans too.

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. Even though the world is topsy-turvy right now, our faith in our Savior Jesus Christ gives us strength and hope.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I wish we could all snuggle and be warm

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If the United States were a pieced quilt, I wish we could all snuggle and be warm. Imagine if all Americans were concerned about the welfare of their neighbors and strangers. Imagine if we looked for ways to help each other succeed instead of always competing. Imagine if bullying and marginalizing were replaced with humanitarian concern and care. Imagine.

Down the Rabbit Hole; A Country Halloween Primer

This Halloween has a different feel to it. With all of the pandemic drama and sadness, I decided to focus on the positive: the traditions of the harvest. When BYU Radio contacted me with a request to share information about interior and exterior decorating I dug into my A Harvest and Halloween Handbook for ideas. Here are new projects and some old favorites.

Ancient and modern Israel enjoyed and still have a harvest celebration every year called Sukkot. Families construct sukkahs or temporary outdoor structures on their property where they dine, enjoy family time and a remembrance of their spiritual and cultural history.

Our celebration will be less elaborate but still handmade. This year we will have a family celebration with a Full Moon Country Fair theme. This moon from Pinterest was the inspiration.

I’m adding a scarecrow and country girl, lots of baskets, a bunch of silk cornstalks and our favorite games. I’ll share photos as I take them. In the meantime here are a few favorites to spark your imagination.

We needed a few games for our family Halloween party. I didn’t want to spend too much money so I recycled 4 boxes, and used half a can of leftover black spray paint and some black paper. The children will throw beanbags to knock over the monsters (recycled aluminum cans and the $ 1 pumpkin from Target. We still need to add a few details.
A group of noisy old cats gathered on a fence waiting to be scattered with beanbags.

One of my favorite themes for children’s carnivals and parties is the pumpkin patch. My daughter, son, spouses and grandchildren and I go to a pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins on the years we don’t grow our own, it is so much fun hunting for the perfect pumpkin – big -or small, round or tall, we love them all! Here are photos of game set-ups you might be interested in trying.

Here are prizes from a fishing pond game.
Pumpkin golf – cut the mouth out of plastic trick-or-treat pumpkins for golf goals.
A Penny pitch game could also use cotton balls or peanuts
Donut munching contest – no hands!
Candy jar guessing game, in case you need more candy 🙂
Win the lollipop you ring with glow-in-the-dark bracelets

This exterior decor was created the year I contributed to an article on economic outdoor decorating in US News and World Report. I couldn’t have a naked yard. This is a Wonderland tea party with invisible guests.

A Wonderland Halloween tea party
Alice at the tea party
The Mad Hatter
Autumn picnic in Wonderland

Stepping out of Wonderland, here are some creative country looks.

Country decor doesn’t have to be blah – use lights and the texture of natural materials to spice it up.

I wanted a rustic look to dress up my room, so I bought a Buffalo check throw and sewed on a torn rag garland and sheer ruffle.

Fine art can be dressed up or down and is always a good choice.

Warts and All is one of my favorite oil paintings from art school
paper crafts add bright and inexpensive pops of color

Haunted gingerbread house
A Halloween themed fabric bordered with coordinating prints make a colorful wall hanging.
The family tree – nestle sticks in an urn, copy Halloween photos and hang them with ribbons

Here are a few favorites from Pinterest:

This seems apropos for a pandemic. Doctors during the Black Plagues in Europe used protective gear that looked like those pictured above.
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This is the script I had written for the BYU Lisa Show. With time constraints and friendly banter, we didn’t cover all of the information so I’m including it for you, My aesthetic as a designer is influenced by my experience as a mom and grandmother. I have degree in fine art and don’t like gory, super-scary Halloween décor, I focus instead on fun, bright and happy decorations. I love having smiling orange Jack-o-lanterns all over the house. I like black cats and bats, avoid snakes and spiders and look for ways to create comfort and welcoming environment. The idea from ancient Israel that the harvest is a time of Thanksgiving, rest and reconnection with family is important and I think can play a role in guiding our autumn activities and even decorating. If you do it right a lot of Halloween décor can transition to Thanksgiving.

So I was invited to share ideas for decorating inside and out. Here are a few of my favorite tips:

Have a welcoming entry; it sets the stage for other good things that are going on. One of the reasons Disneyland is the “Happiest Place on Earth” is their extensive use of themed décor. Experiencing novelty (something new) and humor causes our brain to release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that gives us good feelings. Which is why shopping and travel also are mood boosters.

Let’s explore some alternatives to spider webs and scary front porch décor.

Make a door greeter with a welcome sign. I like the original illustrations from the Wizard of Oz. Jack Pumpkinhead is one of my favorites.

A few years ago, I contributed to an article in US News and World Reports about economical decorating. I built a scene in my front yard from Alice Through the Looking Glass. It was a tea party with Alice, the Mad Hatter, a character in a pumpkin costume and a Cheshire Cat grin up in a tree. The twist was that they were all invisible. So I grabbed my grandkids’ table, hit a couple of thrift stores and  set the table for tea, it was surrounded by small chairs and in each chair was a 3-D costume with no head, face, arms or legs. There were hats and gloves and shoes arranged as if they were being worn but the people were invisible.  Children came into the yard and were so enthralled they forgot to come to the door for treats!

I think one of the biggest “bang for your decorating bucks” is outdoor lighting. Just putting colored lights around the yard elevates it to something special. You can make an up light or spotlight with a #10 can, a light socket with an extension cord.

  • Don’t use flames or candles where children will be walking in costume, put away hoses and secure cords with tape
  • Make luminarias with jars – add sand, candy corn, popcorn, dried black beans and candles
  • Trees – hang mini pumpkins, strips of fabric, ribbon or mylar
  • Cut eyeholes in tp rolls, insert light sticks and hide in bushes
  • Re purpose a dollhouse for a scavenger hunt

In US News and World Report I described making a Wild West scene with “stuffed cowboys” around a fake campfire. Play sad cowboy songs, the sound of crickets, coyotes and night sounds.

Dig through your Christmas lights and find the flickering candle type, you can use green garlands with autumn leaves added, a cauldron from St Patrick’s Day. Make costumes for dolls, stuffed animals, use princess décor like magic wands, crowns, glass shoes, dragons, medieval and Wizard of Oz characters.

This year, Halloween night will have a full moon, a “blue moon” or Hunter’s moon. So I decided to theme my décor around the harvest and full moon. This Halloween will also be a little tricky because of the pandemic. The CDC has suggested that most public activities be cancelled or scaled back, so we are planning a family party in our yard.

MY BFF Mary discovered a world of crafters with you-tube channels that love dollar stores. So we went shopping and found wooden stars that we painted with glow-in-the dark paint and a cauldron of sparkly bats with ruby eyes! At a craft store I bought a giant wreath and covered it with fabric and painted a smiling moon face on.

A few more tips for Halloweenizing your home:

  • Make a FAMILY TREE – urn, pot or bucket with branches stuck in rocks or sand. Copy photos of your kids in their costumes from past Halloweens and make into paper ornaments. Hang on the branches with Halloween ribbons, string and other Halloween objects.
  • Fine art – grab some charcoal sticks and do a study of a skull, owl or other subject. I even have an old chair sketch that is one of my favorite drawings.
  • Make an oil painting of a pumpkin (you can hang it until Thanksgiving)
  • Autumn or vintage quilt. I made a quilt with large autumn print blocks and gathered some leaves outside. I traced the leaves onto brown paper and made templates that I dropped on the quilt and outlined where they landed with chalk and stitched them as part of the quilt.
  • Bundles of wheat, dried grasses, sticks
  • Lots of pumpkins, save one or two for Thanksgiving décor
  • Cover pillows with autumn fabric, pin on or sew slipcovers.
  • Make costumes
  • Alter books – carve out center of the page and make a Halloween scene in the hollow part
  • Pumpkin diorama, I’d use a fake pumpkin so I could keep it, glue Spanish moss around the opening, make a scene inside – use dollhouse pieces, fairy village or make items with bakeable clay
  • Make sunflowers out of crepe paper, paper plates and paint or pipe cleaners
  • Draw Jack-o-Lantern faces on tangerines and oranges with Sharpies.
  • Paint rocks and put them around outside
  • Make games for your Halloween party
  • Make a wall hanging or mini quilt with a panel of Halloween fabric
  • Fill a basket with scented pinecones and a string of lights to make a fragrant nightlight
  • Children’s art
  • Paper pennants and banners
  • Brown paper tree
  • Make spider web with black plastic trash bags
  • Make a basket of silly old cats

FOOD CRAFTS

  • Halloween gingerbread house
  • Popcorn balls
  • Decorate cookies and cupcakes

How I Spent my Summer Vacation

With the lingering drama of the pandemic and most travel out of the question I was not anticipating much fun this summer.

My daughter had other ideas. About to celebrate a milestone birthday, she decided a trip to a lake cabin would be a special treat – and right she was!

My youngest son and I were invited to meet the fam at Flathead Lake in Montana. Hubby had to work and Mom spent a few quality days with my sister in St. George. Tim and I made a pact not to discuss anything political and we had a great drive.

The journey from our northern Utah home took us through Idaho, Falls that is. First stop THE BEES KNEES, a quaint little pub started by 2 sisters who wanted to serve “fancy food.” Oh my goodness. If you are anywhere near Idaho Falls you must make a beeline there.

The Bees Knees

We started our culinary adventure with a bacon-crusted baked Brie topped with a raspberry coulis, blackberries, strawberries, crushed honey comb, a Balsamic reduction and other delicacies. This would have been perfect all by itself but we persisted and were amply rewarded. Try it! https://www.beeskneespub.com/

I had never visited Yellowstone National Park, so that was our next stop. I am now a permanent fan of the US National Parks, it was an outstanding place; an unforgettable mixture of science and nature.

No, we didn’t try to pet the fluffy cow. Tim works in a zoo and has taught us to have a healthy respect for wild animals.
My first geyser.
The wildfires in the west made an otherworldly glow.

Next stop Flathead Lake.

The sunset over the lake was amazing every day. There was always something new to admire.

Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. It’s crystal clear water was like a sparkling jewel.

We spent a lot of time in the pristine, clear water.

We saw a black bear!

We hiked at Glacier National Park in Montana, another national treasure.

More cookouts and a celebration of the birthday girl.

There’s nothing like a week at the lake to clear your head and heal your heart. Until next time!

Pioneer Day 2020 – a Different Kind of Celebration

When all summer activities were cancelled because of Covid spread, it became apparent that another type of celebratory commemoration would be in order. I’ve always been fascinated by the pioneer history; I love family history and world history. Several of my ancestors were among the devoted who were driven from their homes because of cultural conflicts due to religious and social differences in the the Midwest. Kicked off his farm by lawless mobs in Illinois, English immigrant Christopher Layton was camped on the prairies of Iowa when the U.S. Government sent recruiters out to the displaced Saints. There was a war going on with Mexico over western lands. Washington wanted the westward-bound Mormons to show their loyalty to the US by marching a battalion of 500 men out to San Diego to fight for America. Ironic because these same men and their families had lost their properties to mobs of violent Missourians and Illinoisians. Chauncey Webb and his brothers had closed up their blacksmith shop in Nauvoo Illinois to flee to the west for safety as well. The state and federal governments were unable or unwilling to stand for their Constitutional rights of these religious refugees but they were asking the men to die for their agenda.

The reason I’m leading off with this, is that we are once again under siege. While religious services are cancelled or curtailed because of Covid, rioters are allowed in the streets of Salt Lake City damaging property and demanding cultural changes that include Marxist anti-family, anti-Christ doctrine. The world seems to have turned upside-down. We knew hardships and persecution were coming but the form was unknown. Lawlessness and violence once again fill the headlines as so-called “protesters,” criminal, looters and rioters commit crimes and atrocities in revenge for what they see as injustices against their interests. (If you’re keeping score – 9 unarmed black men were killed by police in 2019. 19 unarmed white men were and 89 police officers were killed. It looks like it is much more dangerous to be an officer of the law than a criminal, and yet protesters rage about inequity.) Law-abiding citizens are taking up arms as they choose not to be victimized for the troubles and a history that they had nothing to do with. And the circle continues.

On a happier note, 173 years ago, weary pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley with the hope of peace and religious freedom. Despite the deaths and losses they suffered on the trek across the plains, they were willing to continue to put everything on the altar for their religion and faith. We honor the memory of the pioneers of 1847 and those that followed, especially the modern pioneers.

Willliam Shakespeare was related to many of the pioneers. His aunt Margaret Arden was an ancestor of the Webb family.

With the popularity of the princess culture among children, I thought it would be fun to combine the western theme with a touch of royalty. In fact, among the pioneers there were and are people who are related to many of the rulers of Europe and Scandinavia. And Shakespeare; the Webbs referenced above were first cousins to William Shakespeare (many times removed; their ancestor Margaret Arden was the beloved sister of Shakespeare’s mother Mary Arden.)

As a child growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Southern California with no close Utah relatives, I knew nothing about the events that took place around Pioneer Day in Salt Lake City. We had a Primary activity where we dressed up in long skirts and paraded around the ward building; that was pretty heady stuff! We sang songs about pioneer children and covered wagons and listened to stories and donated pennies destined for the Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Later as a teacher and leader in the Primary, I participated in and then planned activities for our 100 + children that gave them interactive experiences replicating those of pioneer youth. Another year we planned an activity for the entire ward of about 350-400 including teens and adults. These activities can be incorporated into your own commemoration this year (and there are more that you can find with a quick internet search.) So for your enjoyment, here are Pioneer Day activities and games for your family celebration.

CREATE YOUR OWN PIONEER COSTUME

A trip to the fabric store or your own fabulous stash can yield the materials needed for your very own pioneer-style outfit. Look for costume patterns sales and coupons to save $. I used a pattern for a bonnet but improvised for the apron and skirt. To add some fun, I quickly knitted a little purse, something a pioneer might have used.

A bit of scrap yarn and a couple of hours yield this cute little knitted purse.
I am not afraid to admit that I shamelessly continue to use vintage Americana as decor for Pioneer Day. After all, the US was only about 60 years old when the Latter-day Saints moved west.

CREATE YOUR OWN PIONEER DECOR

A trip to Hobby Lobby, a favorite thrift store or other retailer yields vintage treasures that can be adapted for Pioneer Day decor. This aged sifter was fitted with florist foam to hold faux wildflowers, a scrapbook paper medallion, pinwheels, flags and a wooden heart. Other ideas include tattered banners, anything beehive themed, old flour sacks, burlap and other natural materials.

Handmade hammers created using an anvil and forge at a blacksmith class

My husband and our youngest son took blacksmith classes and built themselves each a Thor hammer. How cool is that? The blacksmith genes apparently never left our bloodline.

Pastoral, agrarian images take us back to simpler times. In a watercolor class at the University of Utah, we were assigned to make a painting after the style of a favorite artist. I LOVE French artist WIlliam Bouguereau and tried my hand at this shepherdess. If you can learn to create it, you can have anything you want.

I saved a beehive-themed valance from my youngest son’s Winnie-the-Pooh nursery a long time ago. It comes in handy for Pioneer Day decor.

Old quilts, anything western, Native American, canvas and country can be used for decor. Enamel camp dishes, cast iron, wooden crates all add to the vintage pioneer look. Even Early American works – think, wooden, handmade and natural.

Enamel and splatterware camp dishes are perfect for Pioneer Day. Add your galvanized tin for a rustic look.

A quilt book from a thrift store and some repurposed wedding announcements yielded these note cards. Replace the ribbon with twine for a more rustic look.

FUN AND GAMES, CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES

Thrifty pioneers used everything and wasted nothing. Clothes worn out? Make rags – rugs, cleaning supplies, even dolls and toys. today if you have old books or cards, you can make note cards, recipe cards, invitations, etc. with the pictures.

This Pioneer Scavenger Hunt teaches children about the lives of pioneer children. You can collect and make all of the items and hide them, having the children find them, Or create stations where they actually perform the tasks. The downloadable file is available here.

Pictographs enabled Native Americans from different tribes to communicate when there were language barriers. This set of 72 symbols can be used to tell a story or just learn about the Natives that lived in the west. The file can be purchased here and downloaded. I printed them on cardstock and laminated them so they can be reused multiple times.

Delicious beehive bread makes a yummy breakfast or treat

BEEHIVE BREAD

Here’s a yummy treat for breakfast or any time.

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a William Sonoma beehive baking pan with pan release spray that contains flour, or use a 9” x 5” loaf pan, sprayed and lined with parchment.

Stir together

1 C bread flour
3/4 C whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2  tsp nutmeg
            Set aside the flour mixture. Cream together

1/2 C butter, softened
1 C granulated sugar

                  Add

6 oz. Neufchatel cheese, softened (low-fat cream cheese)
1 tsp vanilla extract
zest of 1 lemon
                       
            Beat in one at a time
4 eggs

Gently fold in flour mixture, blend well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 37 – 40 minutes in the beehive pan (or at 325 degrees for 85-95 minutes in the loaf pan).  Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack. Serve warm with butter.

If the bread is too pale you can place it on a cookie sheet and pop it back in the oven for a few minutes.

This all I have time for today, I’ll come back before July 24th and add a few great recipes and fun for your celebration. In the meantime, here are fun images to inspire your imagination.

HAPPY PIONEER DAY!

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Suspendisse ultricies, eros nec vehicula vulputate, sem massa auctor magna, non tempus purus diam nec nisl. Integer lacinia tincidunt lacus, sed rhoncus massa blandit eget. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Fusce eget nisi augue. Sed laoreet nibh sit amet vulputate tempor. Aliquam sodales vitae est id pharetra. Duis pulvinar quam non pharetra venenatis. Etiam suscipit ultricies erat vitae scelerisque. Aliquam vel ipsum tempor, consequat magna eu, iaculis odio. Duis hendrerit ultrices augue, sit amet tristique est venenatis at. Integer dapibus blandit nulla, a varius tortor egestas sed. Proin rhoncus massa vel ante venenatis vestibulum. Sed a molestie quam. Nunc nisl ex, ornare ac convallis nec, luctus quis lacus. Vivamus fermentum tincidunt magna.

Suspendisse suscipit ipsum sit amet risus iaculis, ac viverra augue fringilla. Praesent elit odio, venenatis eget quam ut, maximus cursus augue. Proin odio neque, tempus pharetra consequat vitae, suscipit placerat erat. Nulla eu nulla tellus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia curae; Duis id euismod nisi, auctor aliquet orci. Orci varius natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Nullam placerat at mi vitae dapibus. Aliquam id enim aliquet, venenatis diam suscipit, mollis elit. Cras pharetra sapien at urna pretium, ut feugiat quam lobortis. Ut mattis dictum quam in condimentum. Morbi quis neque sit amet libero posuere ornare sit amet a felis. Donec congue, orci ut malesuada auctor, lorem lacus hendrerit libero, non facilisis diam ipsum non orci. Donec pellentesque, nibh eu mollis vehicula, risus quam congue purus, id eleifend velit lacus sed justo. Phasellus sed mollis odio, a convallis neque. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Mauris consectetur quam quis enim egestas convallis. Curabitur dolor elit, sodales id porttitor eu, pulvinar sit amet turpis. Nulla leo purus, maximus et auctor eu, pulvinar vel erat. Phasellus augue mi, consequat quis nibh ut, hendrerit consequat leo. Duis turpis lacus, facilisis et blandit sit amet, feugiat a tellus. Nam viverra odio dignissim odio ultrices, eget fermentum odio volutpat. Etiam vulputate mattis nisi, a fermentum felis scelerisque nec. Nam malesuada tortor a justo viverra, ac gravida ex ultrices. Suspendisse id tristique ex. Sed porta magna a magna suscipit volutpat quis vel massa. Nullam quis lacinia nibh. Mauris ac justo eu leo faucibus euismod. Nullam congue mi quis ante posuere ornare.

Sed id nisi convallis, imperdiet lorem a, placerat ex. Sed sodales nisl tellus, ut laoreet risus vestibulum nec. Vivamus maximus, ligula in imperdiet maximus, sapien quam ultricies diam, vitae tempus urna ligula id est. In vulputate neque ut enim vestibulum tempor. Morbi convallis ullamcorper quam, et tristique felis vehicula eu. Nulla eget tincidunt nisl. Etiam malesuada libero quis velit sagittis pulvinar. Donec vitae varius nunc. Nulla facilisi. Proin nisl nulla, auctor eu nisi sit amet, pulvinar vestibulum magna. Donec sit amet ante arcu. Nullam a turpis massa. Vestibulum in auctor libero, in efficitur tellus.

In pellentesque tempus tellus, et auctor purus tincidunt ut. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Aenean fringilla sapien magna, ac vehicula sapien aliquet non. Aenean sem enim, auctor vitae accumsan ut, scelerisque et nisi. Mauris ultrices gravida aliquet. Donec ut risus vulputate, mollis lorem eget, tincidunt dolor. Praesent ornare consectetur commodo. Sed sed justo nibh. Pellentesque consequat volutpat magna nec consectetur. Suspendisse commodo efficitur odio, eu placerat tellus. Nunc maximus, enim quis aliquet semper, lorem erat semper sem, eget accumsan dolor quam vitae felis. Aenean quis nibh semper, accumsan sapien sit amet, cursus nisl. Aenean dignissim lobortis mauris, a tristique lectus sollicitudin quis. Nulla eu laoreet nunc.

Aliquam semper pulvinar sapien, vel cursus dolor auctor vitae. Aliquam tortor nulla, fringilla eu sapien eget, aliquet porta sapien. Quisque efficitur semper justo, a efficitur elit ultricies ut. Quisque sagittis porttitor risus, ut congue nunc mollis ut. In malesuada est vel augue blandit interdum. Curabitur eget orci fringilla, volutpat tortor sit amet, lacinia eros. Nunc et posuere nisi, eget ullamcorper sem. Quisque scelerisque finibus nibh. Nulla sit amet aliquam justo, vel malesuada odio. Nulla odio neque, vulputate bibendum viverra tincidunt, ullamcorper vitae purus. Duis sollicitudin faucibus risus sit amet sollicitudin. Suspendisse sed leo velit.

Donec malesuada, magna vel pretium viverra, turpis tellus vestibulum urna, ac dignissim nulla est et dui. Integer ornare lacus ut lacus lobortis, at ultrices ipsum volutpat. Integer consectetur vel nunc id pharetra. Donec tempus, mi elementum dictum pretium, eros augue aliquet urna, hendrerit dignissim est ex euismod nisl. Phasellus at nulla bibendum, mattis nibh et, pharetra nisl. Morbi laoreet venenatis urna. Praesent sollicitudin sem quis metus sodales efficitur. Curabitur rutrum magna sit amet sapien posuere ullamcorper. Maecenas turpis libero, lacinia sed vestibulum et, molestie vel urna. Etiam at urna ullamcorper, vestibulum lectus at, sagittis lacus.

Integer lectus arcu, venenatis vel molestie in, facilisis in nulla. Donec lobortis tortor eget purus facilisis mattis. Vivamus in nisl porttitor, dignissim magna eget, blandit felis. Integer diam justo, tincidunt sit amet feugiat et, tempor vel justo. Cras sem ligula, convallis a nibh a, vestibulum tempor metus. Etiam velit ligula, dapibus quis sodales et, fringilla quis purus. Donec vel erat at mauris ornare consectetur. Nam gravida ullamcorper ipsum, a maximus mi imperdiet ut. Ut sagittis sem vel hendrerit ullamcorper. Sed id facilisis augue.

Integer nec gravida dolor. Nam metus erat, tempor sit amet ante vel, congue condimentum magna. Ut semper eleifend nisl, pulvinar ornare arcu feugiat vitae. Donec rhoncus ultricies quam in imperdiet. Sed pharetra porttitor justo ut facilisis. Quisque eu aliquet magna. Quisque id accumsan massa. Ut sed ipsum et dolor condimentum ullamcorper at non lacus. Phasellus vitae diam mi. Nulla facilisi. Quisque eu tristique sem. Donec et sollicitudin est.

Aliquam in leo elit. Etiam quis massa maximus turpis pretium scelerisque non sed justo. Nullam placerat lorem id consequat consequat. Fusce posuere lobortis nunc quis finibus. Donec nulla est, eleifend sit amet fringilla a, pharetra non justo. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Mauris facilisis dapibus aliquet. Praesent tempus sapien nec lectus gravida, et porta magna cursus. Duis egestas malesuada est, in sagittis eros vehicula quis. Praesent non nisi orci. Vivamus molestie commodo ligula sit amet pulvinar. Vivamus dapibus magna vitae risus fermentum, nec pharetra enim laoreet. Nullam pellentesque, felis hendrerit tempus varius, ipsum tortor placerat elit, eu scelerisque enim massa in enim. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus.

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Sed id nisi convallis, imperdiet lorem a, placerat ex. Sed sodales nisl tellus, ut laoreet risus vestibulum nec. Vivamus maximus, ligula in imperdiet maximus, sapien quam ultricies diam, vitae tempus urna ligula id est. In vulputate neque ut enim vestibulum tempor. Morbi convallis ullamcorper quam, et tristique felis vehicula eu. Nulla eget tincidunt nisl. Etiam malesuada libero quis velit sagittis pulvinar. Donec vitae varius nunc. Nulla facilisi. Proin nisl nulla, auctor eu nisi sit amet, pulvinar vestibulum magna. Donec sit amet ante arcu. Nullam a turpis massa. Vestibulum in auctor libero, in efficitur tellus.

In pellentesque tempus tellus, et auctor purus tincidunt ut. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Aenean fringilla sapien magna, ac vehicula sapien aliquet non. Aenean sem enim, auctor vitae accumsan ut, scelerisque et nisi. Mauris ultrices gravida aliquet. Donec ut risus vulputate, mollis lorem eget, tincidunt dolor. Praesent ornare consectetur commodo. Sed sed justo nibh. Pellentesque consequat volutpat magna nec consectetur. Suspendisse commodo efficitur odio, eu placerat tellus. Nunc maximus, enim quis aliquet semper, lorem erat semper sem, eget accumsan dolor quam vitae felis. Aenean quis nibh semper, accumsan sapien sit amet, cursus nisl. Aenean dignissim lobortis mauris, a tristique lectus sollicitudin quis. Nulla eu laoreet nunc.

Aliquam semper pulvinar sapien, vel cursus dolor auctor vitae. Aliquam tortor nulla, fringilla eu sapien eget, aliquet porta sapien. Quisque efficitur semper justo, a efficitur elit ultricies ut. Quisque sagittis porttitor risus, ut congue nunc mollis ut. In malesuada est vel augue blandit interdum. Curabitur eget orci fringilla, volutpat tortor sit amet, lacinia eros. Nunc et posuere nisi, eget ullamcorper sem. Quisque scelerisque finibus nibh. Nulla sit amet aliquam justo, vel malesuada odio. Nulla odio neque, vulputate bibendum viverra tincidunt, ullamcorper vitae purus. Duis sollicitudin faucibus risus sit amet sollicitudin. Suspendisse sed leo velit.

Donec malesuada, magna vel pretium viverra, turpis tellus vestibulum urna, ac dignissim nulla est et dui. Integer ornare lacus ut lacus lobortis, at ultrices ipsum volutpat. Integer consectetur vel nunc id pharetra. Donec tempus, mi elementum dictum pretium, eros augue aliquet urna, hendrerit dignissim est ex euismod nisl. Phasellus at nulla bibendum, mattis nibh et, pharetra nisl. Morbi laoreet venenatis urna. Praesent sollicitudin sem quis metus sodales efficitur. Curabitur rutrum magna sit amet sapien posuere ullamcorper. Maecenas turpis libero, lacinia sed vestibulum et, molestie vel urna. Etiam at urna ullamcorper, vestibulum lectus at, sagittis lacus.

Integer lectus arcu, venenatis vel molestie in, facilisis in nulla. Donec lobortis tortor eget purus facilisis mattis. Vivamus in nisl porttitor, dignissim magna eget, blandit felis. Integer diam justo, tincidunt sit amet feugiat et, tempor vel justo. Cras sem ligula, convallis a nibh a, vestibulum tempor metus. Etiam velit ligula, dapibus quis sodales et, fringilla quis purus. Donec vel erat at mauris ornare consectetur. Nam gravida ullamcorper ipsum, a maximus mi imperdiet ut. Ut sagittis sem vel hendrerit ullamcorper. Sed id facilisis augue.

Integer nec gravida dolor. Nam metus erat, tempor sit amet ante vel, congue condimentum magna. Ut semper eleifend nisl, pulvinar ornare arcu feugiat vitae. Donec rhoncus ultricies quam in imperdiet. Sed pharetra porttitor justo ut facilisis. Quisque eu aliquet magna. Quisque id accumsan massa. Ut sed ipsum et dolor condimentum ullamcorper at non lacus. Phasellus vitae diam mi. Nulla facilisi. Quisque eu tristique sem. Donec et sollicitudin est.

Aliquam in leo elit. Etiam quis massa maximus turpis pretium scelerisque non sed justo. Nullam placerat lorem id consequat consequat. Fusce posuere lobortis nunc quis finibus. Donec nulla est, eleifend sit amet fringilla a, pharetra non justo. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Mauris facilisis dapibus aliquet. Praesent tempus sapien nec lectus gravida, et porta magna cursus. Duis egestas malesuada est, in sagittis eros vehicula quis. Praesent non nisi orci. Vivamus molestie commodo ligula sit amet pulvinar. Vivamus dapibus magna vitae risus fermentum, nec pharetra enim laoreet. Nullam pellentesque, felis hendrerit tempus varius, ipsum tortor placerat elit, eu scelerisque enim massa in enim. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus.

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Curabitur vel augue eget diam dictum ultrices. Duis congue diam a est facilisis, at rutrum ex rhoncus. Vestibulum et feugiat augue. Fusce consectetur rhoncus tempus. Phasellus justo odio, imperdiet eget metus at, pretium cursus nisi. Sed placerat at enim sit amet bibendum. Praesent metus enim, sodales ac velit vel, scelerisque cursus ipsum. Nulla tristique sagittis massa, ut luctus velit interdum eget.

Nunc eget pretium lectus. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc interdum dictum quam, vitae ultricies ligula. Nunc vel porta nulla. Vivamus sed tortor nisi. Quisque nec tempor ante. Suspendisse malesuada, dolor id congue lobortis, tellus felis congue metus, sit amet condimentum urna velit ac nulla. Vestibulum vitae ex varius, malesuada velit non, rhoncus nulla. Integer quis dapibus lectus, semper facilisis ante. Donec eu malesuada lectus, sit amet suscipit magna. Aliquam erat volutpat. Quisque pulvinar elit lorem, vitae ullamcorper felis accumsan et. In accumsan urna a neque finibus, ut hendrerit mi egestas. Nunc ornare nisi a viverra efficitur. Praesent in tempor velit, elementum bibendum dui.

Nunc imperdiet pharetra nisi et pellentesque. Nunc vulputate, tellus eu scelerisque fringilla, elit magna hendrerit nunc, id malesuada massa metus in turpis. Nunc lectus risus, semper vitae rutrum at, blandit ac nisl. Suspendisse ut auctor nulla. Vestibulum aliquam gravida dolor, vel bibendum augue congue eu. Duis a consequat ante. Donec facilisis augue lorem, at egestas enim tempor vitae. Phasellus ornare posuere sapien, sit amet aliquet leo accumsan quis. Pellentesque id justo odio. Suspendisse finibus placerat euismod. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nullam cursus vestibulum volutpat. Maecenas lorem est, laoreet at massa vitae, eleifend tristique lectus. Etiam venenatis leo ante, euismod ornare risus consequat sit amet. Etiam aliquam lectus massa, non ornare tellus faucibus eget.

Mauris suscipit, justo quis lacinia facilisis, nisl odio tincidunt magna, nec interdum ipsum leo vel quam. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse faucibus porttitor porta. Duis imperdiet tempus varius. Vestibulum dignissim rutrum velit, vel gravida arcu iaculis in. Fusce at felis ut enim tristique ullamcorper. Phasellus rutrum lectus tellus, dictum commodo odio suscipit ut. Integer ullamcorper, ligula vestibulum malesuada aliquam, velit turpis pharetra felis, ut ornare odio nunc eget justo. Vivamus fermentum ac turpis eget ullamcorper. Morbi mauris sem, aliquam a ipsum id, cursus rutrum tortor. Donec sit amet dapibus massa. Aliquam eu urna odio. Sed eleifend neque ut lectus sollicitudin imperdiet. Aenean et sem varius velit varius iaculis consectetur sit amet dolor. Etiam luctus felis ac diam consectetur, ut aliquam lacus consectetur.

Aenean vitae auctor mauris. Duis condimentum porttitor tortor sed tristique. Morbi hendrerit vel nisl at sodales. Fusce congue nunc eu tempus sagittis. Sed ultrices sollicitudin ipsum, at suscipit ipsum sollicitudin sit amet. Curabitur dictum eleifend ante, nec interdum ex viverra nec. Nullam pretium lobortis purus, sit amet vulputate nisi suscipit eu. Aenean cursus molestie diam ac fringilla. Donec nec commodo massa.

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Pellentesque consequat libero neque, id mattis nibh porttitor ac. Proin maximus lectus in nisi cursus, a placerat orci mollis. Praesent dolor risus, vulputate eu facilisis in, pellentesque nec diam. Maecenas rhoncus bibendum sem, accumsan pulvinar libero ornare vitae. Phasellus id purus lorem. Nulla malesuada odio mi, sed tincidunt leo placerat at. Nunc molestie mauris laoreet tortor sodales, ac lobortis leo volutpat. Nam viverra bibendum maximus. Nam nec porttitor mi, non hendrerit lectus. Nunc dictum massa dictum nisl faucibus, ac ultrices lectus rhoncus. In nec lorem id urna finibus aliquam. Morbi rhoncus purus vitae congue viverra. Morbi finibus, diam aliquet tincidunt ultrices, libero risus sodales lacus, nec rhoncus eros nulla at arcu. Vestibulum vel quam nec justo congue rhoncus.

Pellentesque et lorem vulputate dolor ultrices ultricies. Donec quis turpis nisl. Donec non ipsum ullamcorper, elementum mauris in, blandit turpis. Nam imperdiet felis purus, ac placerat ipsum molestie at. Nunc a elit risus. Sed semper lectus ut quam vulputate bibendum. Integer accumsan volutpat enim, vitae venenatis nunc semper bibendum. Donec tempus nulla sit amet neque consectetur, vel feugiat urna rutrum. Curabitur aliquam nisl orci, non molestie lectus vestibulum eu.

Praesent vitae tristique augue. Ut semper feugiat elementum. Nunc tristique in velit vitae porta. Duis sed mattis urna. Nam eget sollicitudin enim. Mauris tellus nulla, venenatis ac sapien et, ornare finibus orci. Quisque in tempus justo, et porttitor ipsum. Cras vitae sagittis odio.

Donec at eros turpis. Curabitur id aliquet mauris. Mauris vitae risus semper, pulvinar eros sit amet, interdum lectus. Suspendisse dolor lectus, feugiat et ultricies a, posuere vulputate lacus. Nunc luctus blandit arcu quis lobortis. Etiam nibh est, fermentum id massa nec, placerat convallis enim. Nunc purus magna, pellentesque consequat dui sed, interdum ullamcorper ante. Donec eleifend nisi ac nisl interdum, sit amet feugiat turpis tincidunt. Donec semper felis eu augue suscipit ultricies. Phasellus facilisis, lorem vel molestie molestie, elit ipsum rhoncus risus, ac fermentum turpis massa quis nulla.

Morbi aliquam bibendum sapien, vitae fringilla nunc. Duis enim leo, elementum in sapien at, pretium bibendum dui. Cras posuere ullamcorper diam, malesuada mattis mauris mattis ut. Quisque ut nulla feugiat, hendrerit ex sed, elementum mi. Praesent ultrices diam eget blandit placerat. Quisque vel lacus laoreet, blandit elit vitae, mattis neque. Orci varius natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Sed volutpat nibh eu posuere condimentum. In a feugiat neque. Quisque ullamcorper tristique est, id malesuada erat malesuada accumsan. Vivamus tempus libero quis felis lacinia suscipit a nec orci.

Nullam nec ornare ligula. Morbi sit amet felis diam. Vivamus tincidunt lectus tellus, sit amet iaculis purus eleifend id. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Sed tristique vitae ante pharetra ultricies. Etiam tempor porta quam sed hendrerit. Maecenas imperdiet id sapien eget tincidunt. Phasellus in erat quis risus sagittis convallis. Maecenas quis tincidunt sapien. Curabitur tincidunt pulvinar massa, vitae molestie elit auctor vitae. Nullam eu metus in ipsum euismod feugiat. Duis sed rutrum quam. Proin tristique lobortis metus ut dignissim. Duis at tincidunt turpis, nec varius leo. Mauris semper justo dolor, quis mollis mauris efficitur in. Praesent pulvinar nulla eget condimentum semper.

Phasellus id facilisis eros, id lacinia turpis. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Vestibulum eleifend nunc tortor. Nulla egestas sem at gravida consectetur. Cras turpis justo, volutpat vel laoreet a, pretium ut ante. Fusce in elit sagittis, pellentesque elit sed, venenatis velit. Aliquam erat volutpat. Nulla et porta elit, vel finibus enim. Integer commodo arcu non sodales maximus. Nulla venenatis pellentesque justo nec egestas. Duis vel commodo arcu. Suspendisse dui ligula, fringilla eu velit at, tempor dignissim sapien. Donec viverra ut lacus nec consectetur. Mauris nec nunc fermentum tellus malesuada maximus.

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