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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Bird Toys Handmade

I'm having so much fun.  Found a new craft.

Since I own parakeets, I am always buying toys for them.  Bird owners will know they need things to play with and keep occupied.   And just like us or our children, they get bored with toys too.  So we need to rotate them now and then to keep them happy.  

Check out my toys 










These are just a few.  If you have any friends that have birds ask them to check me out.
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

ALL Reviews For past Years

I decided that every year or maybe even every few months I will post a combined list of posts I did over the year and the years.  

WHY ???

Well then you can see a picture with lots of pics from posts from that year.  
While looking at the Picture Collage you see something you are interested in.

So you click on the link for that year.  
It will take you to a page that will show the pics individually.

Then click on the picture you want to find info on.

It WON"T 
take you to a page you have to scroll through for weeks to find the
particular post you are looking for.

IT WILL

take you Right to that particular page you are searching for.

So why scroll through each year of posts when you can 
scroll through a review, 
see a brief pic and get a better idea if you want to read that post or not.

Reviews...Check out what was posted in 2017






Reviews....Check out what was posted in 2016












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Puerto Rican Cupcake Toppers

I'm so proud of my daughter and things she Graphically designs.

She has designed Cupcake Toppers  for several different occasions.





And for those from Mexico






So cool.  Check them out.  Share with your friends please.

Her store needs more views.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas Brooches OR Ornaments

Well Christmas is over, but this is the first chance I am getting to get on line and say hello to all of you out there.   I wanted to show what I made this year for the Seniors at the Senior living home where my hubby works.    Each holiday I make them something to wear on there shirts or vests.  Don't think I will ever be able to stop as one of the residents drives my hubby nuts asking what am I making next.  lol. 



These are made from the outer plastic that came from some Glitter pots I bought.  You know when you buy make up or toys or whatever from the store?  You open it from its packaging.  Well I save those and this is why.

I made these so that they can wear them but after making them I was thinking hey these would also make cute ornaments.  So I made one for me, one for my mother and one for my sister.  Here they are.





These too came from packaging.  The bottom & top one were from 
from makeup packaging.  The middle is from little hooks I bought to make hanging bird toys.

Now maybe you will know why my craft room is so full.  lol.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kids at St. Judes Christmas

Have you ever made a donation to St. Judes?  Do you know what St. Judes is?






St. Jude was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas in 1962, with help from Lemuel Diggs and close friend, Miami, Florida, automobile dealer Anthony Abraham, on the premise that "no child should die in the dawn of life".







Ok that is the list they have listed.   Now where to send them to.


St. Jude Research Hospital
Attn: Vilma Carnahan
595 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38105

Urgent Items Needed



Want to read the entire history of how it came about.  Click below....




All medically eligible patients who are accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family's ability to pay. St. Jude is one of a few pediatric research organizations in the United States where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. In addition to providing medical services to eligible patients, St. Jude also assists families with transportation, lodging, and meals. Three separate specially-designed patient housing facilities— Tri DeltaPlace for short-term (up to one week), Ronald McDonald House for medium-term (one week to 3 months), and Target House for long-term (3 months or more)—provide housing for patients and up to three family members, with no cost to the patient. These policies, along with research expenses and other costs, cause the hospital to incur more than $2.4 million in operating costs each day.

Why am I writing this?   Well these kids need Christmas just like our children do.  But there parents don't want to leave there bedside.  They have no way to go shopping to make there child's holiday bright.


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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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