For a limited time I'm having a 40% off of everything in my Etsy store! So shop while you can because I may decided to not have this going on tomorrow or the next day. It is for a short time! Just click on the picture to take you there:
Do you need something that taste good yet doesn't take much time. I have 3 recipes I will share with you for the Holidays..The first one is real simple takes only 2 mins. It is called Poor Man's Turtles. What you need is 1. small twist pretzels 2. rolos 3. roasted peanuts 4. a microwave and a microwaveable plate
First put the pretzel on a microwave safe dish, then add one rolo on top. I try to make 16 of these at once. Then microwave around 20-30 sec just soft enough to put the peanut on top of the rolo. Your done! These were a hit a few years ago when I brought them to a party.
Next recipe I don't know the name but the ingredients are
1. Mint M&M's 2. Vanilla almond bark 3. Twist pretzels 4. a stove or microwave and a pan
I use a stove and put the bark into a pan over the stove and melt the bark. Once melted put the pretzel in the bark to coat. Do this in groupings of 6 or 7. Then put tray lined with wax paper. Press 3 Mint M&M's in each circle of the pretzel. Put in refrigerator to chill. Around 5 min. Ready to serve and eat.
The last one is from Kraftfoods. com. It is called Planters Micowave Peanut Brittle. It is just great to eat. Just can't have one piece. I will direct you to the site so you can get the recipe there. Kraftfoodspeanutbrittle
My husband really likes the Red Velvet cake with buttercream frosting. So I made it this past Tues. He really likes the Cinnamon Imperials candies. I only have a heart shape cake pan so I used that and decorated with stuff I already have. The only thing when I make this cake the color never looks the same year after year. Don't laugh because I'm not an expert in making or designing cakes. You can tell that I'm a amateur.
Last night around 8:00pm which I think is very late for the UPS man to be delivering, but I was happy he did! My son mentioned it was from Georgia and I knew right away who sent it. Whitni from The delightful Daisy. We were paired up by pampkeringbeki who was hosting the 2009 Bloggers ornament exchange. I was like a kid in the candy store couldn't wait to open it up and my son wanted to watch. The packaging was great because it took me a little bit of time to get into it. The beautiful blue box it came in. I love blue and I already just enjoyed looking at it. The box is a treasurer itself!
Then after opening the beautiful blue box my wonderful "Li Bien" Ornament I found in it. Just gorgeous!! Thanks so much Whitni!! It is a great ornament!! I love the story inside too! Just amazing! Can you believe this is all hand painted through a tiny opening in a mouth blown glass.
Well I did it!! I didn't do all this by myself the teacher did help out. I ended up finishing my piece and had to polish it. She took it home to tumble it. No tumblers at school. SO this is my finish piece and what do you think? I also had time to make hammered earrings and here they are.
I went to my 2nd metalsmithing class last Tues and this is what I did with my piece. I soaked the copper piece in acid to make the etching. Then cleaned it and the teacher helped me put my bail on by soldering it. Then we solder the two pieces together the silver and copper. Soaked in hot acid and cleaned again. I then filed it and sanded it to make the corners rounded. This is what it looks like now. Next week I will show you my finished product. I really have enjoyed the class and the teacher is really fun! I want to take more but budget is probably going to stop me for now.
My new little secret is that I'm taking a beginners class in metal smithing. We have 6 students all together and I'm really enjoying it. So far we only had one class. I will have 2 more days for class. We had to pick out a design and begin working with it. I couldn't come up with one fast enough so I just did a leaf. So far I have the leaf cut out from silver and I'm working on the copper etching of the leaf veins. Below you will see what I have done. I plan on making a necklace out of it. Wish me luck. The tough part is coming for me I have never solder. So I will show my progress in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully it turns out.
I watched Oprah last week on Wednesday and she had people on the show who won millions of dollars. This lady won the pillsbury bake off contest and it was the double delight peanut butter cookies. So I decided to make them and I must say they were really good. Check the cookies out here for the recipe. Oprah
The leaves really fell down on Friday. We have Sycamore trees one in front and one in back. They produce the biggest leaves you will ever see. I decided to take a quick picture of them before I raked. Also look what is in our front yard for Halloween.
This is my newest item in store. I had fun making this necklace. You can wear it with other necklaces you have and also with the variety of colors in it can be worn with quite a bit of different clothes. There is no clasp so it slips on and you can wear it to whatever color you want showing in front or any color for a focal. To read more click on picture. Thanks!
I'm in a Guild called AJDJSS and this month we are trying to raise money for either the Breast Cancer or Domestic Violence. Please visit my Artfire store or can see some of the items on the right that I have for sale. I would like to donate $1.00 for every items sold between now and the end of October. If you just want to donate money this is the blog that will take it: http://ajdjssguildevents.blogspot.com/ Also you can find other nice items from other shops on the blog just click on there name and will take you there. Thanks for all your support and just for reading this!!
I had a very nice birthday this weekend even though my husband was ill. All thanks to my neighbor who is a friend and another friend who is out of state. I want to show what my neighbor surprised me with. She made up this all herself! What a very nice a beautiful surprise. The pink flower is a hibiscus she has. Thank you Julie and thanks for taking me out to eat!!
Since it is my birthday coming up this weekend I want to have a drawing for a giveaway and this time I will be giving away two items that are a matching set. Here is what you will receive earrings and a necklace. If you are interested in the giveaway please put your name and how I can contact you to win this. The deadline will be this Friday Sept 18th at midnight CST. I will contact you Saturday morning and also post on my blog who won. I don't mind if you are from another country feel free to play. My son will do the drawing. You can click on the picture for more details.
Last week Scarlett Lanson of USE THE MUSE announced the winner for the international contest of using the muse. This was so exciting to see everyone's entry. What happens is everyone receives the same thing in their kit including the muse and you can use as little as you want or everything thing in the kit. So now I can reveal what I made. I didn't win but it was exciting and fun to do something different. I am under the Gallery A-M closer to the bottom. My piece was named "Empress". Then you can find me, but here is a picture for the clue. I want to thank Scarlett for hosting this fun event. She will be having USE THE MUSE III soon. So if you are interested in trying it go check it out.
Three different guilds of Artfire had a contest within each guild separately and now the top three from each 3 guilds are combining into one and vote for your favorite piece of jewelry. The theme is "IN THE GARDEN". I'm warning you that the decision will be a tough one. Here is the link to vote: Artfire Guild Challenge
I decided to pick a treasury for the front page myself to see what it was like. I only looked into treasury west. Started 8:50 pm last night and did 1/2 hour before I got tired and was only on page 4. I had 11 more pages to go. If I could see these all at once maybe it would be easier. I thought I'll keep going, but then looking at more of the treasury was getting harder to pick just only one for the front page. Now I understand how hard it can be to pick the front page. I was not even near done and I didn't even get into the regular treasury. How many more hours would it have taken me? Well I will still post off the 4 pages what I thought would be great. I give credit to a buyer. Edited 9:45 pm. Whoo Hoo this ended up on the front page of Etsy today. A big thank you to Etsy!
This is my newest flower addition to my flower garden. It is an interesting color with the blue and lavender.I hope I can keep it growing continuously. You can see that I have little new ones coming to bloom. If you want to see this closer up just click on the picture and it will be very close up.
If you like to shop now for Christmas quite a bit of studios on Artfireare having Christmas in July Sales. I am also having one. $5.00 OFF everything in my studioCthings. You can search for CIJS on artfire and that will give you the category for all the Christmas in July sales or just click onArtfire. Happy shopping and get some great deals!
This is a really good to make for company. Thank you to my friends that stayed at my house. They really liked this so I thought I would share.
1/4 Cup of milk 1 pound pork sausage 1 pkg. refigerator crescent rolls 1 cup frozen has browns (thawed) 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 5 eggs 1/2 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
heat oven to 375 degrees, Brown sausage. Separate crescent dough and place on a 12 inch pizza plate or 13x9 inch baking dish. Press together to form a crust. Spoon on sausage and hash browns. Top with Cheddar cheese . Beat together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over crust and bake for 25-30 min. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top and eat!!
Are you interested in challenging your skills if you are a beader or just want something fun to do and being creative at doing it. Well then you need to go to this blog by Scarlett Lanson of the The Beader's Muse. She is having a world wide contest and there are several categories to win. Here is the GRAND PRIZE to tease you. Contest is still open so hurry to enter.
The Grand Prize Winner receives this glorious treasure chest filled Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski pearls, an array of beautifully hand dyed silk ribbons, a trio of stunning galactic and shell Swarovski crystal pendants, a showstopping laser etched mother-of-pearl LillyPilly pendant, over 2000 Swarovski crystals in an a myriad of 20 different dazzling shades with various alluring coatings such as satin and AB, plus a palette of 20 different seed beads including cubes, triangles, and rounds in sizes 6/0, 8/0, 11/0, & 15/0. This abundant bead booty comes inside a decorative treasure chest with two accompanying boxes that contain the glass top tins that seperate the multitude of seed beads and Swarovski crystals included in this package. To top it all off, the winner receives a $50 gift card to Artbeads.com to go towards whatever they need to complete their beading visions.
I don't know if any of you know about the Yart Sale on Etsy. It is sponsored by the team ESST. They did a great job of organizing this event!! Making great banners and avatars. What is Yart you may ask? It is Y (yard sale) + art= yart sale. So I'm offering items in my store. This starts today June 10-June 14th. Click on the picture below to get$ 5.00 OFF my store of all necklaces and bracelets. The matching sets are not included. So get this while you can and other stores offer different sales.
I belong to Artfire Ajdjss guild. We are having a giveaway with more that one item. Please click this link to go there-----> Artfire AJDJSS Blog giveaway you will have to scroll down a little to get to it. Good Luck!
My son came home last week and told me he needed a medieval mask in two days. Is it possible to have a little more notice, well not from my son. Anyway I decided to look up the mask on the most information area the Internet. He was an executioner. I had know idea what it would look like. So with the best of my abilities I bought some leather imitation fabric and other things. The beads are on top making the spike look. I used botton hole covers for rivets. So this is what I came up with and it passed okay. Please excuse my sewing, I'm rusty. Does he scare you?
Those who signed up for the contest I want to thank all that participated! I was most pleased at how many entered! Thanks for taking your time and commenting. My son just picked the winner. See info below
Bowl that was drawn from
AND THE WINNER IS......................................
I just enjoyed what I received in the mail this weekend for my dog. A new collar made by CodysCloseton Etsy. So if you need one I would highly recommend her products!!
The collar was fabulous and look just like something you would purchase from one of the pet stores. Very professionally made and the price was very reasonable. I told her she could raise her prices because she is worth it for her products.
Here is Dexter's old collar Dexter with Codyscloset collar