Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I also have been working on a few other critters. Take a look!
Little squared off honey bees. These are going to be really cute.
Here's a kitty that I will soon be finishing up.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
(Photo courtesy of Behind My Red Door.)I was hoppin' around on the internet again through some of the crafting blogs and happend upon this recipe from And Baby Makes Five. I found it while looking at Behind My Red Door's Blog. So I thought I would grab the recipe and a photo of them as a reference for us all.
3 T shortening
Beat shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in molasses. Mix dry ingredients together. Stir them into sugar mixture and gradually add water. Dough will be very stiff. Refrigerate overnight.Heat oven to 350º. Cut dough into three pieces. Roll one piece at a time (between two sheets of waxed paper) to a thickness of about 1/4 ". Cut out desired shapes and patterns. *** If you are planning to hang these ornaments, poke holes in the shapes now with a straw or toothpick.*** Bake for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool and harden for several hours or overnight.
Finished ornaments can be painted, sealed, or dipped in melted wax. The possibilities are endless!
(Recipe courtesy of And Baby Makes Five.)
I can't wait to try this out!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Here is the next lil' gal I'll be working on. She's is going to be wonderful!. I have something beautiful pictured in my head. Now, hopefully I can get my hands to pull it off.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Alrighty, Now that I have challenge No. 1 set in motion...Challenge No. 2 needs to be right up there as well. Challenge No. 2 is the almighty weight loss!! (AggggHHHhhhh!!! shrieks of terror!!)I will be starting another blog to keep everyone in tune to my progress. I need all the support that I can get. I have tried and tried to loose weight and nothing works because I fall off of the wagon and there's nothing and/or no one to help me back up. So tomorrow morning, I'm going to try my best to fight the fat!! I am going to try to post pictures along with my weight, etc. (I'm sure some days... I'll forget(cough, cough) to get a picture)haha. In all seriousness, I'm really needing an intervention and I think that if I do this blog that I will feel the needed pressure to get to my goal. I feel like I'm a beautiful person inside but some days the outside doesn't look that great. Plus the fact that I am only 26 years old and over 200 pounds. I hate being so hefty that the heat gets to me, I can't do much outdoor fun with my little girl, my cholesterol is high, I'm tired of having to search for clothes to fit me (as well as fitting cheap!), I'm tired of being "The Chubby One" out of all of my siblings and especially of my sisters and I just want to feel good about myself again. So I'm gearing up for a more slender me.
I also got to visit with one of my favorite great aunts and her girls. I don't get to see them often but when I do - I always feel like I belong. I'm such a plump, boisterous, bubble-y, laughing and rather extreme presence and thats them too. I just love it. Our little Dusty Attic Store walls were just busting with loud happy mouths! It was such a fun time.
Then later in the evening we went out for a walk with our pups and ended up bringing a stray boxer home...lol. Not on purpose... he just wouldn't get the hint. On our way back to the house I must have walked across some broken glass and flipped it into my flip flops. UGGhhhh! (If anyone knows me-you'll know that if there is broken glass around... my fingers or feet will find it!!) I brushed the bottom of my foot with hopes that I would find the piece that got me and no glass. So I stepped a few more steps and found that I must have missed it because it hurt each time I stepped. Again, I looked and felt and no glass. I was hoping it wasn't way in there. So there I was following my husband and daughter with our pups ...prancing on my tip toes until we could get to the porch and investigate further. And sure enough... there was glass sticking up from my flip flops. I must have flipped the glass up into my shoe and then pressed it into it with my foot as I walked a few steps. Not fun. I kept thinking... ewww... I walk around in these flip flops for most of the day and who knows what gets onto them... AND NOW... I have a cut for all that junk to get into...blllluuuckkk! (I'm a germaphobe when it comes to cuts and open wounds. I don't know how I managed when I had my reduction-I'm sure I've blocked that out...lol)
Well after that we decided to out to Glen-o. (Glen O Jones Lake) and let Erica slide down the swirly slide thats at the park there. She's suddenly daring now and has decided that slides aren't as dangerous as they look. So she thought... Anyways, we went to the lake park and Leif and I were grabbin' the pups outta the back of the truck while Erica asked if she could go ahead to the slide. Leif said "Yea babe thats fine just be careful." We were only a few yards from her when we heard the most blood curdling scream that every parent dreads. Not once but numberous times. Leif ran to her as I was trying to get to them both (I was tripping and tangled in puppy leashes). He picked her up and asked what was wrong but she just wasn't calming down. The only other times we have heard these shrieks were when Miss Erica has encountered a bug of some sort...ticks, spiders, etc. Then he saw a red wasp kind of waddling along. She'd been STUNG! Her first sting and man was it a duezy. Her lil 4 year old baby fingers were swellin' up and red. All she could say is ... "OH momma... ohhhh mommma it hurts tooo bad! I can't move my fingers. Oh momma this is the worst day ever!! " Of course all of this was said blubbering. I didn't think she was ever going to stop crying that night. She would catch a glimps of Spongebob on tv and stop just long enough to remember that she wasn't thinking about her hand. Once she finally calmed down a little she said in a sad little voice... "Momma I think I need to sleep in your bed tonight so you can help me move my hand when I need to get my night night water... Oh yea and I think that if I watch cartoons in there, it might make it swell down better." We knew then that she was gonna be ok...lol!!
Today her little baby hand feels like a million bucks!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
They are also understanding commands fairly well. We also have finally named our lil' gals. Corey and Dotty. Corey is the one who took on the German Shorthaired Pointer looks. She has the smaller nob on her head and bigger rounder eyes. Dotty is the larger of the two and is a lil less obediant. She is the spitting image of the Weimaraner breed.
They had a great time this past 4th. They got to go out to "Nana and PaPa's"(My inlaws house). They have a huge yard out in the country and their house has a huge wrap around porch with a gate. We put the pups on the porch for a bit so that they could run a lil' free for a while. BUT, the smell of ribs being grilled was too much for them. They found a way to break out! lol. We kept putting them back on the porch and then they would just be running around on the carport where the ribs were being grilled! I finally told my husband that there had to be a hole somewhere. Well there was. I blocked it off and to my surprise they were roaming the yard again!! I then decided to spy on them. To my surprise those long legged pups were just jumping straight over the gate..lol! So I then decided it was time for a little walk and then I let them be on their long chains together so that they wouldn't get out into the road. They were so happy to just be in the grass that they layed there playing together for the rest of the evening. Blluughhkk... I was so tired...lol Who knew puppies were so exhausting!! lol.
Pictured above: This is the male that we took in. I found him a home a few blocks away. His name is Milo now. Isn't he gorgeous! To the Right: Corey and Dotty Snuggled up as the fireworks went off.