Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Cookies

I have made seven types of cookies this year, five short of last year, boohoo! I want to make more but no time. But have spent alot of time with the kids.

I have made two cheese balls, chocolate chip, and blue cheese, a peppermint bark and an ice cream pie too!

...hint o'mint cookies and toffee chip cookies from a 2009 magazine for cookies, molasses cookies, capaccino flats, peanut butter balls, m&m cookies with the new flavor m&m's, apricot twists.

I used to make a date-nut bread, a no-knead bread, a Christmas bread, and a poppy seed, a nut and prune roll up breads, kind of Lithuanian types.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Home-Made Barbecue Sauce

I made a turkey, stuffing, apple crisp and home-made barbecued ribs today.
Took a nap after all the cooking!

Measure out mollasses and cider vinegar equal amounts (I guess it depends how much you want to make) Cook on stove and stir till all mixed and hot.

Add a cup of ketchup or more into the mollasses and cider vinegar combo, stir, (do this off of the stove).

Then I added garlic powder, onion powder, worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, salt, a dash of this and that. Taste it, taste it again, if you want it spicier, add more cayenne, if you like garlic, add a bit more, add fresh garlic even...

I used my electric pressure cooker, addeded my ribs, sliced onions and my home-made barbecue sauce...mmmmmm


And I mean the best, it is the topping:

From a book we have called easy desserts:

1 stick butter-melt
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
mix together and put over 5 cups of apples.

We double the recipe for the topping because we love the crunch.

A Wise Woman Builds Her House


I truly believe that a wise woman does all that she can to build her home: that would mean:

1. How your relationship with the Lord is: do you read the word, do studies, read others writings on spiritual matters, attend church, give to the widow and orphan...
2. Do you treat your husband well, with kindness and love and RESPECT
3. How is your relationship with your children: do you pray for them most importantly
4. Do you cook meals or at least prepare something nutritious, clean your home, spend money wisely, decorate...
5. Invite people over for fellowship with your family
6. Do not gossip about your husband and children
7 Speak well about being a wife and mother/grandmother

This is why I love making crafts, cooking, even things my husband likes, as you will see below: giblets from the turkey, making snow people out of the ephemera and craft supplies I decorate my home, to sell and to give away as gifts.

Vision Forum Catalogue and contest-A Wise Woman Builds Her House

A Wise Woman Builds Her House

Vision Forum, "Christian Books" and A Wise Woman Builds Her House


Vision Forum and "Christian Books"

I love "Christian Books" and cd's and audios. I learn so much from the Lord.
Vision Forum is the site that we love shopping at and getting their catalogue.
So, you too can win a certificate and check it out at Vision Forum or A Wise Woman Builds Her House and see the contest. I posted at Facebook too!

I also posted at A Wise Woman Builds Her House.


My husband drools when he gets the Vision Forum Catalogue in the mail, and I stand inline. We don't have the money this Christmas to buy much, but we love looking at the catalogue. We even attended a Vision Forum conference a couple of years ago in Boston for studies in the Reformation.

Go to this site, you will find unusual gifts for your families, girls and boys and maybe you will get addicted too!

Giblets and Gravy

Hi there,
Thanksgiving is coming fast! Making a turkey for my sick pregnant friend, so I took out the giblets and remembered, "My husband is from the south, he would love the giblets". So I cooked them in butter and served him (without the gravy and biscuits though!)

Combinations of Snow People-Two's Company Three is a Crowd they say

Is it true the saying, two is company, three is a crowd? Not with these snowpeople! They all seem to get along, and what they have in common-Glitter and Glitz Galore

The Backside is as good as the front!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Five New Snow People

Here are my snow people. Idea from Cloth Paper Magazine. Love them and had to make some. I would like to share my work with you.

Check them out. $20-$25.00 each. Diamond Dust, Martha Stewart Glitter, ephemera, vintage items, pearls, vintage music, Air dry clay, various strings, tinsel...


If you like snowmen, you will love these!
If you love glitter, you will adore these!
Into vintage? You will find something vintage on each of the snowmen: keys, locks, measure tapes, pearls, music, all kinds of little ephemera!

If you are interested in purchasing, let me know!

I am also selling them on etsy!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Little Imagination and a Pile of Junk

I just came acquainted with a blog called "A Little Imagination and a Pile of Junk"

It always amazes me the amounts of names for blogs.

Why is it that when I tried to create a name for my blog I was mind blanked?

I really don't know why. Every blog I go to is so uniquely different.
Different names,
Different colors,
Different styles
Different people,
Different subjects
Different art...


Well, let me tell you why I like this blog! She, the artist paints with a friend and you should see the paintings they come up with. They are both very different artists, but what is unique, is when they work together with the pallette, the painting becomes uniquely whole.

Now I need a painting partner to create delicious paintings for my home!

I think I won't wait though, and just start working on a piece I have been longing for for quite awhile. It is a 3x4 foot collage/painting.

And while I am at it, I will meditate on the name of this cute little blog "A Little Imagination and a Pile of Junk". Sounds like my art room!

See ya!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Transparency of Leaves

Photography of Fall Leaves

Leaves and Snow

Well, believe it or not, we had a Northeaster snow storm. Our electricity was out for over a full day. So we just snuggled up under our covers, went to a coffee shop...made the best of it.

Weird thing is though, the ground never had a frost, trees were still changing a bit, and it was on the warm side during the week. So I can't figure out how the snow has stuck to the ground still.

So today, I went outside and went for a walk, and was intrigued by the burgundy and red leaves still on some of the trees and bushes. So I picked and did an art assignment and then took photos.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

MAP of Artbundance Class

I am taking a life coaching class and we have been in it for 6 weeks. This weeks assignment is to make a map of what we have learned. When you work with a client, you are to work with Intuition, Imagination and Intellect. So my little girls are symbols of me on the left, and my clients on the right, working with my 9 principles. The assignments are fun, but long and I put alot o thought into them. I seem to do alot of my art work intellectually, and I am trying to move on to the imagination part of the artsines; improvising.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hands and Heart: Sneak a Peak in to the new online workshop!

Hands and Heart: Sneak a Peak in to the new online workshop!: I have a video to share with you! It`s showing some of the works we will be  creating  at class like:   art papers  fabrics alter...

Someday I am going to take this! I love this gal!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Photography Painting and Drawing

To paint yourown original paintings or drawings or even pastels or watercolors, take your own photos and keep a library.

My problems, is I have pictures saved on my computer, and then my computer dies and I lose my pictures. I should put them on a thumb drive, but don't always get to it.

So start taking pictures and draw them.

Photography and ANIMALS

When I don't have time to do art work or decorate, and I am outside, I take my camera and have fun so my daughter and I went to the MSPCA and off I went with my camera. I got a kick out of how the animals responded to me.