Help for Hobbies of all Sorts by Rene' Hobbie

Friday, June 29, 2012

Oma's Cucumber Salad

While on vacation recently at the Hobbie Farm, my sister-in-law Becca showed me her large garden and served some fruits and veggies from it at lunch.  Everything tasted so good!  It almost made me want to start a garden of my own until I remembered the water restrictions that we have and the adorable bunnies that like to eat our grass.  They'd have a feast on a garden.  Whew!  Talked myself out of that just in time.

My grandparents also used to have a beautiful garden.  Here's a simple and delicious salad that Oma made that we still enjoy today.  Here are the ingredients that I use...

1 large peeled cucumber
1/2 of a medium onion
1 c. sour cream
salt and pepper

Slice the cucumber and onion as thin as possible.  Transfer the vegetables to a bowl. 

In a separate bowl, mix sour cream and enough milk to make it thick yet pourable.

Add the sour cream to the veggies and stirl  

Salt and pepper to taste.  Stir

So simple but delicious!  Serve this with grilled chicken and a fresh fruit salad for a light summer meal.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Scrapbook Page for Dad

One of our monthly projects at stamping club is to make a simple 6x6 scrapbook page for each month of the year.  Each clubber then adds a picture to her page and places the page in a small scrapbook.  At the end of 2012, it will be a nice recap of the year.

For June, we made a Father's Day page.

I had the opportunity to spend several days lately with my dad on a camping trip in Minnesota.  As soon as I get my pictures developed, I'll add one to this page.  It will be a great reminder of the fun time that we shared together on vacation.

Materials Used: (mostly Stampin Up)
Designer Series Paper: Summer Smooches
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Stamps:  Delightful Dozen
Ink:  Early Espresso
Embellishments: Brads
Tools: Punches-stars, oval scallop, oval punch, corner rounder, crop-a-dile

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Make it a great day!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Father's Day Pocket Card

Last night at club, we made this fun Father's Day card.  Want to give Dad some money or a gift card for his special day?  There is a place for that, as well as, a pull out card where you can jot down a note.  The project was easy to put together.  Here are the materials that I used:

Stamp Set:  Lovely as a Tree
Inkpad:  espresso
Markers:  real red, espresso, pumpkin pie, so saffron, and olive green (all SU)
Cardstock:  espresso, pumpkin pie, so saffron, white,
Embellishments: grommet, large button, ribbon, and twine
Tools Used:  Crop a Dile, Big Shot, embossing folder, Labels Collection Framelits

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Let me know if you have any questions about how to make this card.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Great Summer Reads

Needing something great to read over the summer?  Here is a list of title suggestions from the wonderful librarians in Frisco ISD.  I believe the book Divergent will be one of the first that I tackle.  It was a favorite series of many!

Have any great book suggestions to share?  You can never have too many on the list.  Happy Reading, Everyone!