Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What I have been Working on Wendsday 2015

Good morning, yes I have been away for some time now, there is so much going on around me, new grandbaby who is actually not so new she is now five months a temple wedding coming up in March and working on the house getting it ready to sell.  I also I have another new store in way; its at café press and that is where I am adding all my digital art work. 
These are some of the drawings I have been working on, I have created the art work in Sharpie pen and added some digital effects to make them look vintage, grubby or just very old looking.   Here is a link to where you can see more of my designs for café press
I have also done a bit of house cleaning in my Etsy stores, most was donated for Christmas and the rest was donated to Goodwill.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Still Alive!

Boy I am truly sorry it has been quite some time since my last post and so much has happened!  New grand baby, my son leaving home and moving away, and traveling to take my son a car being that his truck barely got him to Provo Utah.
We took my son our classic car so that he can get around as his truck broke down and needs lots of repairs!  So today I am just sharing a few pictures of that trip and the car we took him.  Utah was just beautiful and we crossed 4 state lines in 2 days, lost 2 tires on the truck! and got back home with a whole $ 9.00!  That car my son is standing in front of is a rare car! Chevy Modza Spider

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Grand Baby and What I am working on for Tuesday Sept 16, 2014

Daddy, Joey and Zoey and below is grandpa holding Zoey!
Love this picture of grandpa and Joey with the new baby!

Good morning to all! I hope you have a wonderful day!
I have been quite busy with my daughter having her second child another little girl named Zoey! Welcome Zoey!
She was born Sept 2, 2014 and weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and 18 inches long
Right now she is doing well at home and has lots of love around her.  The pictures I am sharing are of Joey, daddy and grandpa holding Zoey.

Yesterday I was teaching me how to make felt flowers and the flower is a blue rose I was creating and teaching myself.  I think I will give a tutorial on how I did this rose a little later on and maybe I show how to make a different flower I have a few ideas running around in my head for creating felt flowers.  This one is one you could tie around your wrist I am using felt and ribbon, thread and a heavy duty glue.    I have my stores closed for a bit because I need to help a little with the grand baby and my son will be leaving and moving away so I have to help a little there also, it has been a little tough the past few weeks as its been very dry here on the Oregon coast which I think this is the driest summer I have seen since I move here in 1985.  Its been so dry there has been no work for my husband and son and I can't believe I have actually been hoping and praying for rain! yikes!  Why do I say yikes well winters here is nothing but rain, rain, rain, and more rain.  I have loved the hot summer here but it does come with a few set backs.  I am doing a vote for yea or nay on a tutorial on how to make this felt rose just leave a comment in the comments  and I might even pick someone to win the felt rose! if I get lots of comments!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Yesterday My Birthday and a Truck Ride with a Steak Salmon Dinner

 Good afternoon to everyone!
Yesterday was a big day, my birthday I am the wonder 53 years of age and proud of it!
Hubby took me for a ride for the birthday and it was a beautiful day high up in the coast range where most do not get to see.....
thought I would share a couple of pictures of the coast mountains on highway 26

 Oh my! how I love Salmon! and for my birthday dinner hubby grilled some wonderful steaks that our good neighbor gave to him!
These were caught in the Columbia river! yum! were they great grilled with a seasoning I made up to put on them!
 Now you maybe wondering who this is???
My son's holly terror! yes he is I came home yesterday to find all my phone books tore up! Bucky must have thought it would make a neat birthday present for me!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Baking Blue Berry Muffins with a Butter Milk Pancake Mix

 Howdy to all! I hope you have a great weekend!  Once again I was playing around in the kitchen wondering what on earth to do with the fresh blue berries?  I did not have any baking soda or powder in the house and the berries were going to spoil....
I did have a butter milk pancake mix and began to think I bet I could make muffins the dough would rise well with out the soda or powder.
 I took 3-4 cups of the buttermilk mix, 2 eggs, and 1 1/2 cup of sugar, a tsp of lemon and a table spoon of sour cream, 4 cups of fresh blue berries, mixed it and then added water until the dough folded together and was somewhat thick like regular blue berry muffin mix or bread.  The Muffins came out quite good and I got 24 muffins!  Sorry about the picture with my blood pressure medication in the back round.   They baked about 30 min at 340 degrees and I took them out of the oven and added some sweet real butter to the muffin for my hubby in the picture below!
 It was a good way to use the blue berries and easy when you don't have any baking soda or baking powder in the house.  Just had to show one of my babies, Ruffles she is being so cute here and she is getting old she is the only old member of the house now and she loves laps and heating pads to lay on, she is 9 years old now!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Time for a Recipe! Homemade Salsa Dip

 I just love this recipe because you can also freeze it for days later.  I have not done a new recipe for a long time so thought it was about time to share something new in cooking!
so this is what you will need:
2 cans of Garlic fire roasted chopped tomatoes
1 can of black beans
1 can of corn
1/2 cup of chopped yellow onion
1/2 cup of sliced Mango frozen Mango works the best
1 1/2 cups of Cilantro
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp of Cayenne pepper
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl starting first with the tomatoes and adding the peppers last mix well do not drain any of the canned items.  You can make this hotter by adding more Cayenne pepper or a Jalapeno pepper sliced up!  You can also add different kinds of beans along such as white beans or pinto beans.  You can freeze it also up to 2 weeks in a freezer just place into a freezer container and thaw when you are ready to use it.   This is what I do because this recipe makes quite a lot so I freeze about half and  put the rest into a container in the refrigerator.
I love it because its an easy way to get some yummy salsa quick!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Just Goofing off with a Video of Popeye from my YouTube Channel

I am sorry I have not posted in a long long time! Sometimes life has a number of little trials, and one of these is getting help for a family member who needs good help.  So I am having a few troubles that I need to get through and I will....
So in the mean time I did this goofy video of my Pot Pie! and I played around with photo or video add ins's  it turned out a bit fuzzy but thought I would share it anyway.
I plan to share some new ideas in crafting, quilting one my favorite easy stew casserole's and lots more!