Thursday, August 31, 2017

Puppy Love Photo Bomb

This is my baby boy, Bandit. He just turned 8 months old.  He's a great Pyrenees, Australian shepherd mix who weighs 70 lbs. He's a rotten puppy lol!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

What I do in my spare time

I LOVE doing tie dyed shoes!  To do this all you need are white canvas sneakers, Sharpie Permanent Markers,and eye dropper, and  91% rubbing alcohol. Color your design leaving a white border between each color, using your eye dropper liberally drop 91% rubbing alcohol in the colored areas and or along the edges of your colored areas. Let dry out for a day or two. Yes they will fade as tie dye is famous for.  Wash your sneakers and dry them well first before you start coloring then wash again after the alcohol has dried.  Don't forget to color the tongue of the shoe as well as the shoe strings for a cohesive look.

Tiered Cake Plates

The blue flowered plate wouldn't sit flat because of the scalloped edge on the candle holder but after experimenting food and other items are not affected by the slight angle and it is just a slight angle. This picture makes it look worse than it is

This is my personal favorite project so far.  Simple, but oh so elegant.  I gifted this to a sweetheart of a friend and he loves it!  Will I make another one?  I wish, but alas, Hobby Lobby only ordered them as a spring/summer item and they're all gone now. =(

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Updates: I need a vacation and my hopes and dreams laid out for anyone who cares to read them

Things you may or may not know about me:

I really don't know if I'm coming or going of late.

I've lost 14 pound on keto not Atkins, though I think I may go back to Atkins, I just don't know yet.

I can't stand the sound of whistling.  It makes me want to throat punch someone.

I've decided to start back to making soaps and sewing and crafting my heart out because I'm tired of keeping all that creativity in me.   Now if I could just make a living at it things would be all kinds of rosy.

I would really love to open a coffee/gift shop full of antiques and shabby chic hand made items and musty dusty old books, but that takes money which is something I don't have.

I'd love to teach arts and crafts to middle schoolers who don't have anything to do in the afternoons or on weekends, again, the money thing. You know, there are all kinds of after school program for kids in pre-k through 6th grade, then wonder we have such a time with kids between the ages of 13 and 18. There's no YMCA and if they don't play a sport then they're kind of left up to their own devices.

I want chickens and goats and pigs and cattle for my farm, but then again there are multiple gazillions of coyotes here. Time to have a coyote hunt.

I have 3 experimental raised beds, none of them are doing very well EXCEPT the birdhouse gourds. I have them everywhere but  I can't eat those.

I'm all kinds of tired and restless.

My online job is playing out.  I dont' want to go back to work in the real world. I'm too old for the nonsense that goes on there. LOL! Bet you never thought you'd hear me say that, huh?

My oldest son graduated from tech college today.  My younger was accepted into the tech college but is on a 2 year waiting list. Seems to me it's time to build a larger campus or another campus, this isn't fair to kids who don't want to go to a traditional college but can't get in to get the skills needed to get a good job.  Sure, they could go on to the 2 year college but they end up in debt.  At least the tech school they can get in and get out without using up pell grants, scholarships, and taking out student loans.

I think I just need a warm tropical vacation.

Where's and Carnival Cruise Line when I need them?  Well, except I am pretty much unemployed, but hey, I can dream right?