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Monday, July 31, 2017

Count Down to Hawaii

Going to Hawaii 

to see my little girl.  Ok she is 30 now.  Not so little anymore but still my little girl.

16 Days to go




These pictures are from when I went to see her last year in Oct/Nov 2016




This was my favorite Beach.  
She took me to 3.  First one walking on the sand it sank up to my knees.
2nd Beach sand was fine but when we got into water you sank up to your 
knees and it was pretty rocky.  

The above Beach is called
Lagoon 3











Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rhubarb More than a Plant


Rhubarb

Not just a plant.
But it is Pretty in your flower garden.  

But it's also real tasty.
Do you like Lemons, or other sour foods.  
You will love Rhubarb with salt.  
Well I eat Lemons with salt.  

But you can back really good sweets too.  Scroll down





Break off the stalk.  Do NOT eat the leaves. Break them off when they turn red.

They also have nutritional value too



Here are just a few Recipes I borrowed from Pinterest.  
You can find lots of great recipes on there.  
This one is by Julie just click on the link below the photo.


RHUBARB CUSTARD PIE WITH AN OATMEAL COOKIE CRUST



Ingredients

OATMEAL COOKIE CRUST:
3/4 cup oats
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
pinch salt
1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
FILLING:
3 cups chopped rhubarb (about 1 lb)
1 1/4 cup sugar, divided
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup heavy (whipping) or half & half cream
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch salt

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This one I was thinking maybe I could add a little less sugar.  

 This is from Krissy's blog (I found it also on Pinterest)

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB JAM

PREP TIME
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME



Canning in jars is easy when you know How to Make Strawberry Rhubarb Jam from fresh rhubarb, strawberries, sugar and lemon without pectin.
Author: 
Recipe type: spread, breakfast
Yields: 4 cups



INGREDIENTS
  • 5 cups rhubarb (about 3 large stalks), cut into 1⁄2" cubes
  • 2 cups hulled and halved strawberries (about 1 pint)
  • 2 1⁄4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (from about half of a large lemon)
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INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium to large saucepan over medium heat. Once mixture starts to bubble, reduce heat to medium low. You'll want the heat set to the point where it continues to bubble but not violently when stirred (you'll understand once you start cooking if jam bubbles start to pop out of the center of the pot). Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the jam has thickened. Plan on cooking jam for about an hour and temperature of the mixture is over 205 degrees F.
  2. While the jam is cooking, sterilize four 1-cup jelly glass jars plus their rings and lids. I do this by boiling them in water for 10 minutes or I boil the lids and run the rings and glass jars through the dishwasher.
  3. Transfer sterilized jars, lids, and bands to a clean dish towel.
  4. Have a very large covered pot of boiling water ready. There needs to be enough water in the pot so that when the filled jars are submerged, they're covered by at least 1" of water.
  5. Fill each jar with hot jam, leaving at least 1⁄4" of space at the top. Place lids on jars, and secure ring bands. Secure just tight enough so that they are hand tightened but you can easily unscrew.
  6. Transfer filled jars to pot of gently boiling water and let boil for 10 minutes. Transfer jars, set at least 1" apart, to a dish towel and let cool, undisturbed, for 24 hours. You should hear the seals on the lids pop pretty soon after removing from the water.
  7. If any jar is not fully sealed, or you chose to skip the canning process, jam should be refrigerated and used within 2 weeks. Sealed jars will keep, in a cool, dark place, for up to a year.

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This is one I really want to try.  


Recipe From
Ingredients
Vegetarian, Gluten free
∙ Makes 1 quart
Produce
  • 3 Rhubarb stalks
  • 1 cup Strawberries
Refrigerated
  • 4 Egg yolks
Condiments
  • 2 tbsp Corn syrup
Baking & Spices
  • 1 tsp Corn starch
  • 1 Salt
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
Dairy
  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy cream
  • 3 cups Whole milk

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Stickers, Stickers and more Stickers.


Do you LOVE to use STICKERS ?
they are so much fun to use.

Calendars , Journals ,  Awards to award your child, or to put in your Planners.

You have got to check out this new site.  She has some really cute stickers and ideas.
And she loves suggestions from Customers.  I suggested Flea Meds, and Vet Appointments.
I love what she created for me.

Here are some photos she said I could share.





She also has some larger coloring pages for children or for Quilting.
She created 2 for a lady that requested them.


And Zentagle, Zendoodle, pages to color.

She also does
* Logo's  * Banners * Poster Designs *
and more.  As she has Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design

Click on her store name below to view her shop.
If you like anything click on the HEART to favor it.  
Share on Pinterest.  Share with your friends.
And CLICK HEART on Store Front.
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Journaling and Bible Versus

Hello again everyone.  I am a bit behind on posting.  I wanted to ask you all for a huge favor.

Here is the SMASH book I am making for my sister.

I would like to put a bible verse on the page with the tree and the one with the deer.  Two different verses.  I just am lost.  Would love to see some recommendations.  

Here is the link directly to the SMASH book posting.




I'm way behind on working on her book.

Kind of lost the incentive. 
Maybe some help will prompt me on again.  




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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Reviews for 2015

Ok this is a repeat each year, 
but if this is your first time viewing one of my reviews read why I am doing this.

I got thinking about something a bit ago.  How many of us blog about something important that might help out others.  Or maybe do a blog on a technique or something we really want others to see.

Well probably all or most of us.  And they get viewed, then are on the back burner or WAY back in the closet so to speak just covering up with dust. 

 I'm not sure if you are like me, but I hate clicking on the month on a blog or on the year and then month by month to see what might have been posted that I might want to check out.  So I am going to start posting every 3 months (if possible) several older posts past. 

So January, April, July, Oct and December to end the year. That way you can check them out by clicking on the link.  Or I hope it takes you right to them.  I might have to do a bit of work to get this right so  please bare with me while I try to get this right.  Go right to the post and no scrolling forever to find a particular post.

Check out what was posted in 2015
See a Month you Like, Scroll down to find the month and posts that were posted for that month. Click on the post title to go to that page. 
Months are in Large Red divided by ===
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February  February  February
Deer Decor Discovered
Posted Friday, February 27, 2015

Posted Friday, February 27, 2015

Posted Friday, February 27, 2015

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MARCH  MARCH  MARCH

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015

Below is NOT the video. Click on Link above
Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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FUNNY
Posted Sunday, March 29, 2015

Below is NOT the video. Click on Link above
Posted Monday, March 30, 2015

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APRIL   APRIL  APRIL

Posted Sunday, April 5, 2015

Below is NOT the video. Click on Link above
Posted Monday, April 6, 2015
FUNNY
Below is NOT the video. Click on Link above
Posted Tuesday, April 6, 2015

Below is NOT the video. Click on Link above
Posted Saturday, April 11, 2015

Below is NOT the video. Click on Link above
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July   July   July 

Posted Tuesday July 7 ,2015

Below is NOT the video. Click on Link above
Posted Tuesday July 7 ,2015
FUNNY
You will laugh so hard you might even CRY

Below is NOT the video. Click on Link above
Posted Tuesday July 7,  2015
Click above to see finished
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Posted Wednesday, July 8,  2015


Posted Thursday, July 16,  2015

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AUGUST   AUGUST   AUGUST

Posted Tuesday August 4,  2015
Posted Tuesday August 4,  2015

Below is NOT the video. Click on Link above
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September   September   September
Artist Trading Cards   Lots to View
Posted Tuesday September 3,  2015

3 of them
Posted Wednesday September 9,  2015


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October   October   October

Posted Tuesday October 6,  2015
Posted Tuesday October 6,  2015
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November   November   November

Posted Tuesday November 3,  2015
My Son Joey He Has Asperger's
Posted Tuesday November 3,  2015

Directions for several things
Directions
Posted Tuesday November 3,  2015
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December   December   December

Posted Monday December 7,  2015
Posted Monday December 7,  2015
Posted Monday December 7,  2015
Posted Monday December 7,  2015


Well that's it for 2015.  Hope you enjoyed this idea of Reviews.  You can always click on the word Reviews under labels on right hand side and it will bring up any reviews I do. 

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